The Free Spirit of St. Louis

Where can you go for free? In most cities, not far. But St. Louis is not most cities. Here you’ll find more than 75 interesting things for nothing. We kid you not. You can have fun for days here and spend nothing—nada, zip, zero.

And most of the places you can visit without spending a cent aren’t lightweight freebies. They are some of the best attractions in town. We hope you enjoy the “Free Spirit of St. Louis.” Here’s a list of where you can go for free during a Gateway City adventure.

ST. LOUIS’ FREE ATTRACTIONS

Anheuser-Busch Brewery – I -55 & Arsenal St., (314) 577-2626

James “Cool Papa” Bell Memorial – St. Peter’s Cemetery, 2101 Lucas & Hunt Road

Bellefontaine Cemetery – 4947 W. Florissant Ave., (314) 381-0750

Black Madonna Shrine – St. Joseph Road, Eureka, MO 63025, (636) 938 5361

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site & Interpretive Center  – 30 Ramey St., Collinsville, IL, (618) 346-5160

Calvary Cemetery – 5239 West Florissant Ave., (314) 381-1313

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (New Cathedral) – Lindell Blvd. & Newstead Ave., (314) 533-0544

Center for American Archeology – Kampsville, IL, (618) 653-4316

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company Factory Tour – 5025 Pattison Avenue on The Hill, (314) 338-3501

Christ Church Cathedral – 1210 Locust St., (314) 231-3454

Chuck Berry Statue – 6603 Delmar in The Loop

Citygarden – Downtown on Market Street between 8th and 10th streets

William Clark Gravesite – Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 W. Florissant Ave., (314) 381-0750

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area – Columbia Bottom Rd., (314) 441-4554

Concordia Historical Institute – 801 DeMun Ave., (314) 505-7900

Confluence Point State Park – Edward and Pat Jones State Park – West Alton, MO at confluence of Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, (636) 940-3325

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis – 3750 Washington Boulevard, (314) 535-4660: Free Thursdays Only

Craft Alliance Gallery – 6640 Delmar, (314) 725-1177

Delmar Loop Planet Walk – 6100-6600 Delmar in The Loop, (314) 727-8000

Des Peres School – Susan Blow Kindergarten – 6307 Michigan Avenue, (314) 481-6303

Eads Bridge – St. Louis Riverfront

Forest Park Visitor Center – Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center – Forest Park, 5595 Grand Dr., (314) 367-7275

Grant’s Farm – 10501 Gravois, (314) 843-1700

Great Rivers Greenway – 6174a Delmar in The Loop, (314) 436-7009

Great Rivers Museum – #2 Lock & Dam Rd., Alton, IL, (618) 462-6979 or (877) 462-6979 (toll free)

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center – 12 Millstone Campus Dr., (314) 432-0020 ext. 3711

Holy Family Parish Log Church – Hwy. 157 & Rte. 3, Cahokia, IL, (618) 332-1782

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park – 533 Grand Road, (314) 544-5714

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery – 2900 Sheridan Rd., (314) 260-8720

Katy Trail State Park – *begins in St. Charles, MO, (660) 882-8196

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum – Washington University, Skinker at Forsyth, (314) 935-4523

Laumeier Sculpture Park – Geyer & Rott Rds., (314) 821-1209

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site – 1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford, IL, (618) 251-5811

Lone Elk Park – 1 Lone Elk County Park, (314) 615-5000

James S. McDonnell Prologue Room – Corner of McDonnell Blvd. and Airport Rd., (314) 232-6896
Self-guided tours only during the summer months: June, July and August, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing – On the Riverfront Trail, (314) 416-9930

Melvin Price Locks & Dam – #2 Lock & Dam Rd., Alton, IL, Call National Great Rivers Museum @ (618) 462-6979 or (877) 462-6979 (toll free)

Missouri History Museum (Missouri Historical Society) – Forest Park, (314) 746-4599

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art – 221 North Grand Blvd., (314) 977-7170

Museum of Westward Expansion – Beneath the Gateway Arch, (314) 982-1410

National Great Rivers Museum – #2 Lock & Dam Rd., Melvin Price Locks and Dam, Alton, IL, (618) 462-6979 or (877) 462-6979 (toll free)

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows – 442 S. DeMazenod Dr., Belleville, IL, (618) 397-6700

Old Cathedral (Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France) – 209 Walnut St., (314) 231-3250

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (Trailnet, Inc.) – North of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, (314) 416-9930

Old Courthouse – 11 N. 4th St., (314) 655-1600

Old St. Ferdinand’s Shrine – 1Rue, St. Francois, (314) 837-2110

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center – 11715 Cragwold Rd., (314) 301-1500

Powell Symphony Hall Tours free by request – 718 N. Grand Blvd., (314) 286-4104

Pulitzer Arts Foundation – 3716 Washington Blvd., (314) 754-1850

Purina Farms – 200 Checkerboard Dr., Gray Summit, MO, (314) 982-3232

Riverfront Trail (Trailnet, Inc.)  – * begins in Laclede’s Landing, (314) 416-9930

Route 66 Sidewalk Plaques – 7200-7400 Manchester Road, (314) 645-3600

Route 66 State Park – 97 N. Outer Rd., Eureka, MO, (636) 938-7198

Saint Louis Art Museum – Forest Park, (314) 721-0072

St. Louis Mercantile Library – University of Missouri – St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., in the Thomas Jefferson Library, (314) 516-7240

Saint Louis Science Center – 5050 Oakland Ave., (800) 456-7572

St. Louis Union Station – Market Street (between 18th & 20th Sts.), (314) 421-6655

Saint Louis University Museum of Art – 3663 Lindell Blvd., (314) 977-3399

St. Louis Walk of Fame – 6000-6600 Delmar in The Loop, (314) 727-STAR

Saint Louis Zoo – Forest Park, (314) 781-0900

Schlafly Bottleworks Brewery Tour – 7260 Southwest Ave., (314) 241-2337

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis – Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, May-June

Shrine of St. Joseph – 1220 N. 11th St. at Biddle, (314) 231-9407
Tours by appointment.

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum – 1315 Chestnut, (314) 622-4550

Soulard Farmer’s Market – 7th & Lafayette Sts., (314) 622-4180

Suson Park Animal Farm – 6073 Wells Rd., south of Hwy. 21, (314) 615-4386

Tower Grove Park – 4255 Arsenal St., (314) 771-2679

Trailnet, Inc. (Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Riverfront Trail, etc.) – 3900 Reavis Barracks Rd., (314) 416-9930

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – 1805 S. 8th Street, (314) 231-4092

Turtle Playground – Oakland & Tamm Aves., (314) 289-5300

Vaughn Cultural Center/Urban League – 3701 Grandel Square, (314) 615-3600

Ville Monument – Martin Luther King Blvd. & Sarah Ave., (314) 534-8015

Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center – 7295 Highway 94 South, St. Charles, MO, (636) 329-1438

White Haven – Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site – 7400 Grant Rd., (314) 842-3298

World Bird Sanctuary – 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO, (636) 225-4390

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