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Feb 06

Top 10 things to see or do in Saint Louis

St. Louis is just one of those cities that Karen and I just like to visit.  We have been there four times and are planning an extended weekend trip there sometime in the near future.  There are just so many things to see and do that we have never been bored with any of our stays there.  For Karen it is one of her favorite cities that she has visited.  If you have not spent any quality time in Saint Louis may we suggest visiting our top 10 destinations that Saint Louis has to offer.    Like any best of list they are subject to opinion and likes and dislike of the creator.  If you have any favorite Saint Louis spots that we left off please sound off by leaving us a comment below.  Hope you enjoy our list of the top 10 things to see or do in Saint Louis.

Top 10 Things to see or do in Saint Louis

10. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

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There are lots of things to see in Saint Louis so why have a frozen custard place in the top 10?  Well it is that good.  Is it the best frozen custard place in America well I will let you be the judge of that.  Take a day off the diet when going because it is well worth it.

9. City Museum

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City Museum is unlike any other place that Karen or I have ever seen.  Think of the greatest playground you could imagine and you have the City Museum.  If you are having trouble remembering what is like to be a kid again then check out the City Museum because this will take you there.

8. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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The Saint Louis Cathedral is a beautiful piece of architecture that anybody could enjoy no matter what your religious background.

7. The Magic House

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The Magic House is great place for families to explore, play, and learn together.  A science museum catered to the very young.  Karen and I cannot wait until our 8 month year old is old enough for her first visit to the Magic House.

6. Saint Louis Zoo

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The Saint Louis Zoo has thousands of animals representing over 700 acres at this amazing free zoo.
There are several top notch exhibit areas including their River Edge, penguin area, and their brand new seal exhibit.

5. Grant’s Farm

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An animal and history lesson wrapped up in 281 acres.  There are over 900 animals of 100 different species.  Grant’s farm is on property once owned by U.S. Grant and is now owned by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company and has been a St. Louis tradition for over 50 years.

4. Missouri Botanical Garden

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Also known as Shaw’s Garden, this 79 acre paradise is immaculately maintained and has many specialized gardens within its gates including the largest Japanese Garden in The United States.  The pathways are almost all paved and you can easily take a leisurely stroll through the peaceful surroundings of lush flowers and vegetation

3. Busch Stadium

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As a Kansas City Royals fan it irks me a little to have Busch Stadium so high up on the list but it is a magnificent skyline view.  If you are a baseball fan this is one ball park that need to see a game from.

2. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park

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As you are driving into Saint Louis one of the first things you are sure to see is this astounding stainless steel arch known as The Gateway to the West.  It is a wonder to behold and even more impressive up close.  For a few dollars you can take the elevator ride up and view the city from the top.  There is also an impressive museum at the base of the archway

1.       Forest Park

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Forest Park is arguably one of the best urban parks in the United States. You name it this place has it and everything located in the park is free.  It does not get much better than that.  Forest Park includes a variety of top notch attractions including The Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the St. Louis Science Center.

We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 things to see or do in Saint Louis. Let us know what you think of our list, is there anything that you think we left off or if you disagree with our top 10 sound off by leaving a comment. Please check out our other top ten lists by clicking here. Happy Travels!

For more information about St. Louis visit their website at http://stlouis-mo.gov/

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2 comments

  1. Beth

    I love your list! These are the best reasons to visit St Louis. Right now I am anxious for Grant’s Farm to reopen for the season because a beer and a brat in the Baurnhof on a sunny day is one of my very favorite things.

    1. Kenny and Karen

      Thank you so much for your comment! We are excited to hear from another fan of St Louis, it really is a fantastic city. We hope to get back to visit again soon!

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