About St. Louis
Saint Louis University's location in St. Louis, Missouri puts you close to anything and everything you like to do.
The St. Louis Gateway Arch. If you only have time to visit one attraction, do the Arch. Built in 1965, the Arch stands 630 tall, and the top is accessible by tram. Hint: Get your tram tickets in advance; they tend to sell out early in the day. Visit: www.gatewayarch.org
The Mississippi Riverfront. A touristy area where you can bike, dine, shop, take old-time riverboat cruises down the Mississippi River, visit the National Video Game and Co-op Museum (ever heard of Pac Man?), the Museum of Westward Expansion and the Laclede's Landing Wax Museum.
Forest Park. These beautiful 1,371 acres house the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis History Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, The Muny Amphitheatre and the Jewel Box greenhouse -- not to mention a golf course, tennis courts, a skating rink, and trails for biking, rollerblading and more. Visit: stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark
Grand Center. The arts district of St. Louis, Grand Center is home to an array of theatres, museums, restaurants, coffee shops and more. Watch a touring Broadway musical. Listen to the world-class St.Louis Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a contemporary art exhibit. A cultural playground — just steps away from the Saint Louis University campus. Visit: www.grandcenter.org
The City Museum. Located in downtown St. Louis, The City Museum is an interactive museum appealing to "children of all ages." Featuring kinetic exhibits -- like MonstroCity, a "montage of monkey bars," Slinkies, a five-story climb through transparent tubes, the City Museum Caves -- this is one museum you'll never forget. Visit: www.citymuseum.org
Missouri Botanical Gardens. The 79 acres of the Missouri Botanical Gardens provide wonderful opportunities for leisurely strolls through rose gardens, the Japanese Garden and more. Visit: www.mobot.org
Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Tour the historic building where Adolphus Busch manufactured the "King of Beers." Visit: www.budweisertours.com
Old Courthouse. The Greek Revival-style courthouse now serves as the home to historic exhibits and the film, The Gateway to the West. The Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Visit: www.nps.gov/jeff/courthouse.html
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The "New Cathedral" is about a mile from the Saint Louis University campus and contains the largest collection of mosaics in the world, some 83,000 square feet of encrusted domes, ceilings, arches and walls. Take a tour. Or attend Mass. Visit: www.cathedralstl.org
Union Station. On the National Landmark of Historic Places, St. Louis Union Station was once one of the largest and busiest train stations in the world. Today it houses a Hyatt Regency hotel and shops and restaurants such as the Hard Rock Cafe. Visit: www.stlouisunionstation.com
Great neighborhoods for dining, shopping and people-watching that include The Hill, the Central West End, the University City Loop, where you'll find the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and the historic Soulard neighborhood -- home to the country's second largest Mardi Gras celebration and an open-air farmer's market.
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