Saint Louis Off The Beaten Path

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    The Mississippi River, 3,779...

    by la_beba Updated Aug 26, 2002

    The Mississippi River, 3,779 km (2,348 mi) long, is the second longest river, after the Missouri, in the United States. Its triangular drainage area, covering about 40% of the country and including all or part of 31 states, is approximately 3,250,000 sq km (1,250,000 sq mi), the third largest in the world. The Mississippi rises in Minnesota and then flows south, following the boundaries between the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana on the west, and Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi on the east. The river, whose name means 'father of waters' in the Algonquian language, has long been an important transportation artery of North America.
    Between Minneapolis and Saint Louis, Mo., the most important tributaries are the ILLINOIS, Chippewa, Black, Wisconsin, Saint Croix, Iowa, Des Moines, and Rock rivers, some of which drain the nation's most fertile agricultural areas. The Missouri River, draining the Great Plains to the west, joins the Mississippi at Saint Louis. It is the longest tributary, and constitutes more than 40% of the Mississippi system drainage area, while furnishing about 20% of the total discharge. At Cairo, Ill., the Mississippi is joined from the east by the Ohio River.
    The first Europeans to see the river inland were Hernando DE SOTO and his party in 1541. In the late 17th century, the Frenchmen Jacques MARQUETTE and Louis JOLLIET (1673) and the sieur de LA SALLE explored the river from the north; La Salle, who reached the mouth of the Mississippi in 1682, claimed the whole valley for France. The western part of the basin was purchased from France by the United States in 1803 and was explored by the LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. Among the original Indian tribes living along the Mississippi were the OJIBWA, WINNEBAGO, FOX, SAUK, CHOCTAW, CHICKASAW, NATCHEZ, and ALABAMA.

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    Washington University in St Louis Campus Protest

    by saw50st8 Written Jul 10, 2006

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    College Campuses are hotbeds for protests. I was able to witness one when I was in St Louis. Wander over to the campus and see who is protesting what!

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    Carousel

    by ocicat Written Dec 17, 2005

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    The Carousel

    A beautiful restored carousel with hand-carved figures. There's over 60 horses and 2 chariots. During the off times it's a get photo op. There is also a gift shop if you collect carousel items.

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    Dog Museum - American Kennel Club

    by ocicat Written Nov 2, 2003

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    This museum has gone to the dogs! The displays are all devoted to man (and woman's) best friend.

    Plus there is a great gift shop.

    1721 S. Mason Road

    Open Tuesday - Sunday, admission is charged.

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    Bowling Museum

    by ocicat Written Nov 2, 2003

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    Time tunnel of bowling

    The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is located in St. Louis. Everything you would EVER want to know about the sport of bowling.

    Located downtown. Admission charged.

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  • Well, not sure about this...

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Well, not sure about this category, but if you feel like shopping, check out the St. Louis Galleria near I-64 and Brentwood Ave. It's a pretty large mall with tons of shops.

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    A night at the Muny is a fun...

    by slabeaume Written Aug 26, 2002

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    A night at the Muny is a fun way to spend a summer evening in St. Louis's Forest Park. Every summer they have 6 or 7 plays come through.

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    Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is in Chesterfield. There is a huge indoor conservatory full of flowers and live butterflies. It is a beautiful place to learn about butterflies.

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    Merrimack Springs SP

    by Toughluck Updated Jul 9, 2007

    The park is located in Sullivan, about 40 miles west on I-44.

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    Casa Loma Ballroom

    by rgbjrcook Written Oct 24, 2005
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    Imperial swing dancing on weekends at the unique 78 yr old ballroom. 3354 Iowa Ave. South St. Louis.

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    art in hidden places

    by heitzenrater Updated Feb 24, 2006
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    Keep an eye open for art painted on the industrial buildings, down by the water.

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    • Arts and Culture
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    Lion's Den

    by cuicui Written Jan 12, 2004
    Group Picture

    Posing for a group shot after an enjoyable hiking trip. Around me are from Tanzania, India, Liberia, Hong Kong, and the U. S. (she was about to leave on a mission trip to Macau).

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    Downtown Clayton

    by CoolMercedes Updated May 5, 2003
    The City of Clayton, MO

    Downtown St. Louis is wonderful, but be sure to visit downtown Clayton (the county seat of St. Louis County) for an array of great restaurants and shops. Some nice hotels there as well.

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