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.
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.
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..
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
St. Louis Zoo
Old Court House
Central West End
Cardinals MLB Game
Blues NHL Hockey Game
Rams NFL Football
Tower Grove Park
Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum
Six Flags St. Louis
Powell Symphony Hall
Clark Bridge & Alton, Illinois
Great River Road
Downtown St. Louis
Downtown Clayton & Shaw Park
Museum of Transportation
St. Louis Science Center
Ted Drewes Ice Cream Stand
Federal Reserve Bank
UMB Bank Pavilion
West Port Plaza
International Bowling Hall of Fame
The City Museum
Old St. Charles
Old Town of Kimmswick
Chain of Rocks Park & Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
St. Charles Family Arena
Compton Hill Tower & Reservoir Park
St. Louis Soccer Complex
Powder Valley Nature Complex
Cherokee Street (St. Louis City)
Old Webster Groves
Fenton City Park
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This church is a monument to the Jesuit background of the university and still in use after 125 years.
This was the "gateway" to the west-by crossing the Mississippi River. Back in 1874 it was completed, and then at 6442 feet length was the longest bridge in the world.
This is a stretch of greenery that goes for about 1 mile down the middle of Market Street. The city decided to improve that area back in 1980's and have maintained the garden and flowers quite well.
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