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    Crawl around in wires in mid-air - The City Museum

    by leplaya Written Jan 10, 2005

    This is place that even a lot of St. Louis residents don't know about. Though the name sounds boring, it is fun no matter what age you are. This "museum" is actually a huge playground filled with slides, many giant sliky's and caves to crawl around and a place to swim through thousands of bouncey balls. My favorite is the Monstrocity, a huge metal configuration of airplane parts and tubes hanging off the building outside the 4th floor. This place is intended for kids and adults... in fact they have CM in the PM, all exhibits open until 1 AM on Friday and Saturday nights, including a bar. Have fun.

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  • Plan Ahead!

    by d.r.l. Updated Dec 19, 2004

    This is sort of a general tip about all of our must see activities. DO YOUR RESEARCH! There is so much to do and see here! Go to and find out a little more about what is going on in the city when you plan to visit, or see the visitors guide. Also check for detailed info on the best restaurants. This will ensure that you have an enjoyable culinary experience as well. Many of our greatest restaurants are not mentioned on VT. Finally, check out WARNING, the Riverfront Times may have some shocking themes for more sensitive types, but just is the best resource for what's going on. It will tell you about music, shows, events, and anything you want to know ahead of time for your trip.

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  • FUN

    by Starlas Written Oct 18, 2004

    I finally had the chance to go to Dave and Busters. All I can say is......what a great place to unwind. Basically it's a Bar, Restaurant and Arcade all in one. It's a great place to go and hang out, unwind and relive some child hood memories playing video games.

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    Wainwright Building -- Detail

    by shrimp56 Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    The terra-cotta decorations were designed by Louis Sullivanand are complex and unique -- each floor is slightly different!
    The State of Missouri saved the building from demolition -- now it contains state offices.

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    Some things that I missed..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 11, 2003

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    Some of the things I missed, and would have loved to do.

    Visit St.Charles, the Hill region, the Zoo/Wildlife park, the Museums, A Mississippi Boat Tour, and some nightlife activities, bars/live music etc..

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    by CoolMercedes Updated May 5, 2003

    Here's what to see in St. Louis(In no particular order):
    Gateway Arch & Jefferson Memorial
    Missouri Botannical Gardens
    St. Louis Art Museum
    Missouri History Museum
    Forest Park
    St. Louis Zoo
    Old Court House
    Central West End
    America's Center
    Cardinals MLB Game
    Blues NHL Hockey Game
    Rams NFL Football
    Tower Grove Park
    Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum
    Six Flags St. Louis
    Fox Theater
    Powell Symphony Hall
    Clark Bridge & Alton, Illinois
    Great River Road
    Downtown St. Louis
    Downtown Clayton & Shaw Park
    Union Station
    Laclede's Landing
    Anheuser-Busch Brewery
    Museum of Transportation
    St. Louis Science Center
    "The Hill"
    Ted Drewes Ice Cream Stand
    Federal Reserve Bank
    UMB Bank Pavilion
    The Pageant
    Tivoli Theater
    Blueberry Hill
    West Port Plaza
    International Bowling Hall of Fame
    The City Museum
    Eckert's Farm
    Grants Farm
    U-City Loop
    Soulard Market
    Old St. Charles
    Cahokia Mounds
    Rockwoods Reservation
    Bevo Mill
    Purina Farms
    Old Town of Kimmswick
    Chain of Rocks Park & Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
    St. Charles Family Arena
    Compton Hill Tower & Reservoir Park
    The Muny
    St. Louis Soccer Complex
    Powder Valley Nature Complex
    Cherokee Street (St. Louis City)
    Old Webster Groves
    Fenton City Park
    Katy Trail
    Hermann, MO
    New Cathedral
    First Missouri State Capitol
    Golden Eagle River Museum
    Holocaust Museum & Learning Center
    Laumeier Sculpture Park
    Fox Run Golf Course
    The Magic House
    St. Louis Fired Dept. Museum
    Samuel Cupples House (Saint Louis University)
    Washington University Gallery of Art
    Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
    Jefferson Barracks & National Cemetery

    Saint Louis, Missouri
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    St. Louis Zoo,arch,Miissouri...

    by miner Written Feb 25, 2003

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    St. Louis Zoo,arch,Miissouri Botanical Gardens
    The zoo is well maintained with a good variety of animals to see.
    Shaw Botanical Gardens is the most awesome combination of gardens I have ever seen.If you like flowers and gardening,you will love this place.The arch has an elevator that will take to the top for a view of St. Louis from an eagle's view.

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    Cahokia Mounds in Illinois is...

    by bokononist Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Cahokia Mounds in Illinois is just a short trip. These giant mounds were built by Native Americans, and you can walk up and around them and tour the museum. It's really well-preserved and definitely worth a visit for part of a day.

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    The Fox Theater - catch a show...

    by bokononist Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Fox Theater - catch a show there if you can, the decor of this historic movie theater from the 20s is breathtaking, with great acoustics. There are lots of plays and concerts there. If not, at least take a tour.

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    The most fun is riding the...

    by hollywoodsqr Written Feb 25, 2003

    The most fun is riding the Metro-Link. It's the public train. They are expanding it to go to more places in St Louis. The St Louis Zoo, the Symphony, the Art Museum, the Arch, there are boat excursion up and down the Mississippi River either tourist or Jazz Excursion which I like. This is a very sports oriented city. Baseball Cardinals, Blues Hockey, College Basketball, etc.
    There are a lot of ethnic diversity here. Small town people in a big city kind of place. The weather is hot and muggy in the summer. At least most of them have been. And we've had some mild winters lately. Yes! That means, we didn't get a lot of snow last year.

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  • Washington University

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This is a very nice, well-kept, prestigious university near Clayton. It has a very unique looking entrance with its stairs leading up to a large courtyard. Walk around a little and see the ivy-covered buildings and little courtyards here and there.

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    When in St Louis you must see...

    by Beachdave Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When in St Louis you must see the Arch located on the Mississippi River front.
    The old St. Louis riverfront was selected in 1935 as the site of a national monument to commemorate the westward expansion of the United States in the 19th century. An area of some 40 city blocks was purchased and all buildings were cleared, but because of World War II further progress on the Memorial was halted.

    In 1947 the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association, a group of public-spirited citizens, held a nationwide competition to obtain an appropriate design for the Memorial. The winner in the competition was the late Eero Saarinen, whose design was dominated by the now famous Gateway Arch.

    The Memorial includes, in addition to the Arch, an underground visitor center located directly beneath the Arch. The center contains the Museum of Westward Expansion, which tells the century-long story of the opening of the West in the 1800s, as well as theaters with movies on westward expansion and the Arch's construction.

    Magnificent in its concept, majestic in its setting, unique in its execution, the Gateway Arch towers 630 feet above the banks of the Mississippi River, a part of the $30 million Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The smooth, graceful lines of the Arch, designed by Eero Saarinen, also serve as one of three firsts in the history of engineering in this country, all in the City of St. Louis.

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  • Gateway Arch,Forest Park...

    by JiveSTL Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Gateway Arch,
    Forest Park (home to several world-class museums including the ever-famous St. Louis Zoo),

    Marvel the architecture of the city's dense and varied neighborhoods,

    Saturday morning at Soulard Market,

    The City Museum downtown at 15th & Lucas (just north of Washington Ave.) for a whimsical adventure,

    funky shopping in the Central West End, S. Grand, Delmar Loop, and Cherokee St. Antique Row,

    A Cardinals game,

    Some good old St. Louis Blues in one of the many blues joints in Soulard.
    St. Louis, long known for its musical heritage (native sons include Ike & Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, Scott Joplin, Miles Davis, Albert King, and many many more), is home to THE BEST BLUES IN THE WORLD!!! For live music lovers-- you won't be disappointed.

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    Waterman Fountain Area

    by atufft Written Aug 14, 2013

    There's a fountain in the street on Waterman Blvd, near the Kings Highway. Mansions and a modern church are also of interest in this part of CWE.

    Fountain on Waterman Blvd in St Louis Housing in Waterman Blvd of CWE Church at Corner of Kings Highway and Waterman Unitarian Church on Waterman Blvd in St Louis Classic Tall CWE building in the distance
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    St. Francis Xavier Church at SL Univ

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 21, 2010

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    This church is a monument to the Jesuit background of the university and still in use after 125 years.

    Corner view of church at SLU campus Main sanctuary with ornate decor Stained glass window
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