Cathedral Basilica of Saint LouisAttractions » Educational Sites & Libraries4431 Lindell BlvdThe Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in St Louis, Missouri the center of the Archdiocese of St Louis of the Catholic Church and described as one of the most beautiful churches in the Western Hemisphere. The cathedral is full of mosaics inspired by the Byzantine and Romanesque styles as well as statues and paintings. Work began in 1907 but would not end until 1988 when the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis finally declared to be completed. It's grandeur and success attracted even a historic visit by Pope John Paul II in 1999. Visitors can come to see the artistic excellence of the building any day of the year during mass, confession, or special prayer service. The church is never closed and is open to all visitors, not just those of the Catholic faith. While visiting the cathedral people can also see the on site museum about the history of mosaics.
Anheuser Busch Brewery TourAttractions » Entertainment12th & Lynch Sts, 63118View siteThe Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour is located in the heart of St. Louis, MO. and is free to the general public. This brewery is a ï¿½must seeï¿½ attraction for anyone visiting the gateway to the Midwest. Located just down the street from Busch Stadium, this free tour provides great historical insight to one of Americaï¿½s great brewers. Taking a look at the history of Anheuser Busch dating back to its inception in 1852, this tour is family friendly and informative. Those taking Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour will see everything from the intricate brewing and distribution process, to the stables where the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales are kept. Each tour ends with a visit to the hospitality room where guests over 21 years of age can enjoy a couple free samples of Anheuserï¿½s finest brews. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available for those guests who may not interested in sampling beer or are not of the legal drinking age.
Gateway ArchAttractions » Historic Landmarks707 N 1st St, btwn Memorial Dr & Lenore K Sullivan Blvd, on the riverfront, 63103The Gateway Arch of St. Louis, Missouri is perhaps the most iconic and visible building in the city. It is also the largest building within the state of Missouri standing at a total 630 feet from top to bottom and from side to side. Construction of the arch was finished in the fall of 1965 completing the enormous monument which was built to commemorate the westward territorial expansion of the land that became the United States. A memorial of this sort had been debated since 1933 before being commissioned thirty years later costing $30 million dollars. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors go to see the Gateway Arch and to enjoy the tram which takes tourists to the top of the arch and can look out over the scenic view of the Mississippi River between Missouri and Illinois border. The National Parks also feature riverboat rides under the arch.
Grant's FarmAttractions » Parks & Nature10501 Gravois Rd, 63123View siteGrant's Farm is located in St. Louis, MO, and was the original home of Ulysses S. Grant. The farm is now home to some very unique animals. The park is listed as the seventh best family attraction in the United States. The park charges a parking fee of twelve dollars per vehicle, but other than that the park and all its attractions are free. There are many events available that include the animals, and education while being entertained. This is a major goal of the park. There are shops for souvenirs throughout the park. The Brat Haus is in the style of a German farmstead, and offers a wide variety of delicious foods. There are group meal plans that can be purchased in advance, and used in the Brat Haus. Great animal shows of extreme varieties at no cost to the viewers will make Grant's Farm a wonderfully affordable outing.
Missouri Botanical GardenAttractions » Historic Landmarks4344 Shaw St, 63110View siteOne of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States can be found in St.Louis, Missouri. The Missouri Botanical Garden was founded in 1859 and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The 79 acre garden includes a children's garden, a domes conservatory, a Japanese garden, Henry Shaw's original home that was built in 1850 as well as fountain and playground areas. The Missouri Botanical Garden is open to the public on a year-round basis and hosts a variety of exhibits and events. The garden is closed on Christmas Day and closes early on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Normal hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., although the grounds open at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The price of admission is $8 for those 13 and over while those younger than 13 are allowed in for free. St. Louis residents receive substantial discounts.
St. Louis ZooAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums1 Government Dr, 63110One of the top zoos in the country, the St. Louis Zoological Park covers over 90 acres inside St. Louis, Missouri's Forest Park. The zoo originated with the city's purchase of the Flight Cage following the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair; ever since, the zoo has continued to expand its exhibits and improve the level of naturalization present in the animal's habitats. Today, the zoo has several large outdoor exhibit areas, each containing the species that would share the same natural habitat in the wild. Over 19,000 animals of more than 600 different species are cared for by the zoo. The St. Louis Zoo is free during regular hours. Some individual exhibits and special activities require an admission pass, such as the Conservation Carousel and the Zooline Railroad that travels around the entirety of the park; a $10 Safari Pass provides admission to all such amenities.
City MuseumAttractions » Museums701 N 15th St, 63103The City Museum in St. Louis, Mo is located at 701 North 15th Street St. Louis, MO. The general admission for children 12 years and older and adults is $12.00 plus tax. If you arrive Friday and Saturday after 5pm the cost is $10 plus tax. The basic membership for 20 individuals through out the year is $200. If you want to go a top the roof it is $5 plus tax. The City Museum does not accept walk in tours, you must make reservations. There is no food or beverages allowed inside of the museum. The museum is closed Monday and Tuesday. The operating hours are Wed-Thursday 9am til 5pm, and Friday and Saturday 9pm til midnight. Also the museum opens Sunday 11am til 5pm. The museum hosts birthday parties, group tours, educational tours. The museum also hosts corporate events. The City Museum is bound to be a wonderful experience for anyone living or visiting St. Louis, Mo.
Busch StadiumAttractions » Arenas & Stadiums420 South 8th Street, 63102View siteBusch Stadium is a Major League ballpark that is home to the st. Louis Cardinals. It is located at 250 Stadium Plaza St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is proud of its new ballpark, as it was just built in 2006. There is something for everyone at Busch Stadium. A public plaza offers entertainment for fans before and after games. Often people can listen to jazz and musicians whose playing give the atmosphere a lively feel. Fans, ages 20 and under, can get the autographs of current player prior to the game, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Located in the heart of the downtown St. Louis Business area, the ballpark is crafted with arched openings, that mimick the famous St. Louis arch. The St. Louis skyline can be viewed from many different vantage points in the stadium. It is a smoke free facility. Tickets can be purchased by calling 314-345-9000
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