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    Not your typical walk in the park

    by Betje Written May 31, 2006

    Laumeier Sculpture Park is not your average park. There are dozens of pieces of sculptures scattered all over it's 98 acres. This an amazing place to visit even for those who aren't that much into "art". They even have a nice "children's" area of the park. There are pieces to walk under, over, around, and even in! That's what makes this place different--many of the artists urge you to walk in and around and up their pieces, making for a totally new way to look at art.
    The nice thing about the park is you can bring your dog or sit and have a picnic as well as walk around to each of the pieces on display. And of course it's Free!

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    Mississippi River

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Dec 4, 2006

    America's greatest river it cuts the country in east and west halves. From its headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, the Mississippi runs 2,300 miles to the Gulf of Mexico taking a single drop of water about 90 days to make the journey. The Mississippi River has the 3rd largest drainage area of the world's rivers, behind the Amazon and the Nile.

    Near St Louis, the Mississippi is joined by the Illinois and Missouri Rivers.

    The river, the riverboats, and Levee Parking
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    Oldest Farmer's Market West of the Mississippi

    by meccostaud Updated Sep 5, 2006

    The Soulard Farmer's Market has been in existence since 1773, and has been a weekly stop for me every Saturday morning for 10 years. The market is mostly enclosed but it can get freezing in the outdoor sections in the winter.

    Here you will find fresh produce, with many vendors bringing in local farm-grown seasonal produce, farm-raised poultry, and meats (including such wild fare as possums and beaver). The prices are much better than the local supermarkets, and it's twice as fun to shop.

    There are also several specialty vendors, including the Soulard Spice Shop, the Soulard Florist (highly recommended), several bakeries, and a pet shop.

    Most vendors are onsite at 6:30AM (Wed-Sat only)

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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 www.stltoday.com 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 www.saucemagazine.com 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 www.riverfronttimes.com. WARNING, the Riverfront Times may have some shocking themes for more sensitive types, but just ignore...it 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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    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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    Cahokia Mounds

    by cheryl-b Written Feb 18, 2005

    Often described as the most important Native American site north of Mexico, Cahokia is a mound city of impressive proportions. Why so few people visit it is beyond me--it's among the best historic sites in the Midwest. The park rangers lead excellent guided tours, and we had a chance to chat with some of the many archeologists excavating the site during the summer.

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    City Museum

    by tarced Updated May 17, 2005

    This picture shows the outside of the museum. People can crawl through "the giant slinkys" to get to various "slides" or just because it's fun. You can also make your way up to the plane that is suspended 5 or 6 stories up - a definite highlight for my boys. On the inside there are caves, an aquarium, a place to sculpt with clay, tunnels, a skateboard park (no skates or boards allowed - just feet!), and slides to ensure you never have to walk down the stairs. There is also a cafe in case you get hungry - don't expect your kids to sit still long, though, there is too much to see and do. Most things in the museum are made from recycled materials from factories and other places that closed. A fantastic concept and our kids would love to return!

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    Grant's Farm

    by tarced Updated May 17, 2005

    Grant's Farm is owned by Anheuser-Busch and is free to the public. You will have to pay a parking fee, though. When we went it was $5 for our car. By the parking lot are the Clydesdales' stalls where you can walk through to see these beautiful horses. You can also get your picture taken in front of one of them (for a fee of course). From there, it is a short walk to the shuttle where you are driven through the former property of Ulysses S. Grant and where you can view a number of animals from the tram. It's exciting for the kids to see the animals in this way. The shuttle ends at a petting zoo. You can purchase baby bottles of milk to feed to the goats which most children will beg you to let them do (WARNING: THESE GOATS ARE AGGRESSIVE - let younger children feed them through the rails of the fence). As you walk around you can "pet" and feed animals such as camels and they also have wallabees, tortoises, as well as others. There are also two shows that you can attend. I believe these change often - we saw an animal show and a show that focused on the elephants. Audience members (usually children) are chosen to "help" and the shows easily keep children's attention.

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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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    EVERYTHING SAINT LOUIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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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    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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  • City Museum

    by megs_entropy Written May 31, 2013

    Amazing Fun. The architectural details in the rooms is amazing. Several floors of climbing ropes, cages, caves to explore, and slides. The 10 story slide is amazing, as well as the rooftop Ferris wheel. It is fun for all ages, including adults!

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    City Museum -Wild and Crazy Museum

    by charlenemixa Written May 30, 2014

    The City Museum is is the most unique Museum we have ever seen. A must for kids! Occupying a seven story building it winds around with tunnels, cages, exhibits, slides, and all kinds of odd, old and unusual items. Kids will have a blast crawling through the various mazes and tunnels, sliding on slides, being quiet in the art area or going to the roof top to ride a ferris wheel. Even as seniors we had a very fun visit both watching the kids and adults, as well as strolling many areas that were quieter and unique. A creative way to take trash and turn it into a fun time as well as preserving a lot of old items. Be prepared it is a little crazy with all the kids excited as you first enter. Then stroll to find your areas of interest. There is plenty to do for everyone!

    A "MUST VISIT FOR KIDS". Yes, adults will enjoy to as long as they are "young at heart!"

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    Walk of Fame

    by MissAntarctica2002 Written Apr 22, 2004

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    In The Loop, along the sidewalk of Delmar, is the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The plaques describe many famous people from many different walks of life.

    St. Louis Walk of Fame

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    Visit Faust Park in nearby...

    by brdwtchr Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Visit Faust Park in nearby Chesterfield. This photo shows the butterfly house there. Also in the park is an old fashioned carousel, some historic cabins and barns, and a large mansion.

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