Party on the riverfront
St Louis Attractions
The Gateway Arch
Don’t miss the iconic Gateway Arch – the nation’s tallest man-made monument and a symbol of the Gateway City. Here you can ride a tram all the way to the top for thrilling views of Missouri, Illinois and the Mississippi River. Tickets can sell out quickly, so book ahead.
Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
801 Old Water Street
The season may not have started, but you can still take a tour of Busch Stadium, home of the baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals. View the Radio Broadcast Booth, see the World Series trophies and even take a seat in the Cardinals Dugout.
Daily, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
700 Clark Street
Don’t miss the urban oasis that is Citygarden – a serene blend of six rain gardens, modern and contemporary sculpture, native plants and a café. Admission is free, and a downloadable app includes information on aspects of the park.
Daily, Sunrise-10 p.m.
801 Market Street
Laumeier Sculpture Park
The Laumeier Sculpture Park has even more examples of outdoor art with more than 70 sculptures in the park. It is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country.
Daily, 8 a.m.-30 minutes past sunset
12580 Rott Road
Budweiser Brewery Experience
Explore the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery) – full of rich architecture and three National Historic Landmarks – and taste a variety of beers at this unique site. It’s the company’s largest and oldest brewery, built in the 1800s.
Daily, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
12th and Lynch Streets
Saint Louis Zoo
Nestled in beautiful Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is a free look into the lives of more than 13,000 animals (555 species). The zoo has been recognized international for its innovative approaches to animal care, conservation, research and education efforts.
Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saint Louis Science Center
There’s much to see at the Saint Louis Science Center, including a four-story film experience, one of the nation’s leading planetariums and a life-sized animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex. Visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy.
Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5050 Oakland Avenue
The National Museum of Transportation
Revel in the history, mechanics and design of all modes of transportation with wheels, from the cart and buggy and planes to trains and beyond. According to The Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of Transportation has “one of the largest and best collection of transportation vehicles in the world.”
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Fridays)
1 Fine Arts Drive
Saint Louis Art Museum
The Saint Louis Art Museum holds a wonderfully diverse collection of artworks in the heart of Forest Park (with free admission!). Here you’ll find examples from virtually all periods and cultures plus special exhibitions on Fridays.
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
2933 Barrett Station Road
Walk the halls, step into restored courtrooms and tour galleries of historic moments at the Old Courthouse. It was the site for the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case and a key location in the fight for women’s right to vote. Stop by while viewing the Gateway Arch.
Daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
11 N. Fourth Street
Missouri Botanical Garden
View almost 80 acres of lush gardens, landscape architecture, greenhouses and more at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the oldest of its kind in the United States. Its Climatron even offers a true rainforest experience with waterfalls, exotic plants and tropical birds.
Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
4344 Shaw Boulevard