Where the East meets the West, you will find St. Louis. Though nowhere near as big as it once was in the 1950s, St. Louis still has the amenities and cultural attractions of a city twice its size. This means that you are sure to find many reasons to get out of the house as well as destinations that will occupy the grandkids. Let’s take a closer look at what St. Louis has to offer.
St. Louis is known for its architecture. No structure is more well-known than the famous Gateway Arch. At 630 feet, it is the tallest monument in the country. It pays homage to the city’s position as the gateway to the west. Buildings of note in St. Louis include the Old Cathedral built in 1834, the Old Courthouse, and St. Louis Union Station.
Located in Forest Park, the Missouri History Museum features national artifacts along with St. Louis and Missouri related materials, such as native and local colonial artifacts, items relating to Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight, and Louisiana Purchase Exposition artifacts. Also nearby is the St. Louis Art Museum, which is one of the top art museums in the United States with cultural objects, paintings, ancient masterpieces, and sculptures from around the world.
The above museums are located in Forest Park, which is situated on the western edge of the city along the Mississippi River. The park is twice as large as New York City’s Central Park. Forest Park is the home of the St. Louis Zoo, a leading zoo in animal conservation, management, education, and research. There are nearly 20,000 animals and 655 species. Other popular parks are Carondelet Park, the Missouri Botanical Garden, City garden, and Tower Grove Park.
St. Louis is home to two major professional sports teams. Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals are always competitive with a rich history of success, including eleven World Series titles and nineteen National League titles. They play at Busch Stadium. The National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues play at the Scottrade Center and are still looking for their first Stanley Cup Championship appearance.
Fair Saint Louis is billed as America’s Biggest Birthday Party. It takes place around Independence Day each year and features races, parades, special events for children, air shows, fireworks displays, and concerts. One of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the nation outside of Louisiana takes place in St. Louis. It attracts over 200,000 people to Soulard Park.
None of us are as young as we used to be. This means that we occasionally just like to sit back and enjoy life. There are plenty of places to take a load off in St. Louis. Get your nails and hair done at V Vegaz Salon. Or, work out those knots with a deep tissue massage at Indigo Massage & Wellness. There are endless ways to enjoy a relaxing day.
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