City Attractions



Things to do while staying in St. Louis (Provided from the St. Louis Center Hotel & Suites website):

St. Louis Attractions

Some of the best St. Louis attractions include art museums, three major league sports teams, and great cultural experiences around every corner and the St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites is in the middle of it all. Directly across from Interstate 40/64 and next to the Metro Link/light rail system, you’ll find numerous quick and easy ways to travel to the downtown attractions and airport.

Top Must Sees in St. Louis

Attractions - Gateway Arch Gateway Arch: Enjoy a wide variety of activities including a tram ride to the top of our nation’s tallest man-made monument at 630 ft.
Attractions - Busch Stadium Busch Stadium: The home of the St. Louis National Baseball team offers spectacular views of the downtown skyline while you take in a game or a behind the scenes tour.
Attractions - Zoo Saint Louis Zoo: One of the top Zoo’s in the country; it houses 810 species and is open free of charge year round.
Attractions - Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Botanical Garden: A National Historic Landmark with 79 acres of scenic landscaping and elegant structures including the Climatron® tropical rain forest, Seiwa-en Japanese garden and founder Henry Shaw’s Victorian home.
Attractions - St. Louis Art Museum Saint Louis Art Museum: Built as the Fine Arts Palace of the 1904 World’s Fair and one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums its holdings include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period.
Attractions - Grant's Farm Grant’s Farm: This Busch family estate was once owned by Ulysses S. Grant and now offers animal shows, petting area and a tram ride through the wildlife preserve.
Attractions - Missouri History Museum Missouri History Museum: Featuring permanent and traveling exhibits detailing the past in St. Louis and around the world.
Attractions - Science Center Saint Louis Science Center: Explore over 700 permanent and traveling exhibits. Rated one of the top 5 science centers in the U.S. by the Association of Science-Technology Centers.
Attractions - Anheuser Anheuser-Busch Brewery: Tour the home of the world’s largest brewer including the historic Brewhouse, Budweiser Clydesdale stables, lager cellar, packaging plant and much more.
Attractions - Cathedral Basilica Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis: Take in a masterpiece of art and history including the world’s largest collection of mosaic art.

Top Sports & Recreation Activities In St. Louis

Attractions - Forest Park Forest Park: One of the largest urban parks in the United States. At 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City.
Attractions - Six Flags Six Flags St. Louis: Get an adrenaline rush on the world-class roller coasters and thrill rides.
Attractions - Gateway International Raceway Gateway International Raceway: A fun place for all race car fans, this race way has been part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule since 1969.
Attractions - Edward Jones Dome Edward Jones Dome: Catch all the grit and grind on the football field here.
Attractions - Scotttrade Center Scottrade Center: Take in a hockey game, a sporting events, ice shows and music concerts all year long.
Attractions - Farmer's Market Soulard Farmers Market: Founded around 1779; 148 stalls with farm-fresh and imported produce, meats, fish, herbs and more. Open year-round, Wed. – Sat.
Attractions - Tower Grove Park Tower Grove Park: Rare Victorian walking park filled with ornate gazebos and statuary. Created by Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw in 1868 and now a National Historic Landmark. Open daily.
Attractions - Bird Sanctuary World Bird Sanctuary: Live eagles, owls, hawks and more exhibited in a convenient 130-acre park setting. Hiking trails, bird watching, picnic areas and knowledgeable naturalists offer unique environmental entertainment.

Top Dining & Entertainment Activities in St. Louis

Attractions - Lacledes Landing Lacledes Landing: Located on the historic riverfront of the Mississippi, Lacledes Landing is the top tourist destination in St. Louis with the top dining, entertainment, and attractions in the city.
Attractions - Fox Theatre Fox Theatre: It began as a mosque in the early 1920’s and has since transformed into an impeccable preserved landmark with numerous events that attracts 3 million visitors a year.
Attractions - Blues Live Blues Music: Experience live blues music in one of the dozens of area clubs and taverns.
Attractions - Casinos St. Louis Casinos: Win big at numerous casinos all over the St. Louis area.
Attractions - Blueberry Hill Blueberry Hill: A landmark restaurant and music club, located along the St. Louis walk of fame filled with pop culture memorabilia.
Attractions - Candy Corner Crown Candy Kitchen: Take a step back into time and enjoy home style lunch and dinner items. Don’t forget to save room for the delectable desserts.
Attractions - Laughs on the Landing Laughs on the Landing: Laugh the whole night long. Laughs on the Landing features St. Louis’ best improv and other comedy shows and entertainment.

Top Arts & Cultural Activities in St. Louis

Attractions - Walk of Fame St. Louis Walk of Fame: 116 stars and informative plaques honoring famous St. Louisana set in the sidewalks of The Loop, the exciting restaurant, shopping and arts and entertainment district. Stars include John Goodman, Chuck Berry, Bob Costas and Tina Turner.
Attractions - Eads Bridge Eads Bridge: Built in 1874 by James Buchanan Eads as the first span across the Mississippi River at St. Louis and the first to use steel truss construction. Pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge for great views of the St. Louis skyline.
Attractions - Mildred Lane Kemper Museum Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum-Washington University: Exceptional art collection and significant exhibitions come together in an open and dynamic learning environment.
Attractions - Louis & Clark Lewis & Clark State Historic Site: Visitors center located near the former Camp River Dubois where explorers Lewis & Clark wintered before they embarked on their great trek west. Includes orientation film, a 55-foot long keel boat replica, reconstructed Camp River Dubois.
Attractions - Old Courthouse Old Courthouse: Scene of the Dred Scott trial. Galleries depict the history of St. Louis from its French and Spanish roots to its role in westward expansion. Trial reenactments, ranger tours.
Attractions - National Shrine of the Lady of the Snows National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows: The largest outdoor shrine in North America with twelve devotional areas on 200 acres.The winter holiday season is exceptional as the grounds are illuminated with over one million lights.
Attractions - Cahokia Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site: Site of the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico. Interpretive center open 9am-5pm, grounds open 8am – dusk. Located in Cahokia IL, 8 miles from downtown St. Louis.
Attractions - Route 66 Get your Kicks on Route 66: Travel the historic Route 66 from the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge to Route 66 State Park, a former roadhouse now presents a free museum with exhibits about The Mother Road’s travel heyday.

One thought on “City Attractions

  1. hilndgirl says:

    Please be advised Gateway International Raceway is now Gateway Motorsports Park and they have NOT been hosting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events since 1969. Please go to their website at for their track history and schedule of events which includes the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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