Downtown St. Louis starts at the banks of the Mississippi River, where you’ll find Gateway Arch National Park.

Archery Trade Association

St. Louis looks forward to hosting the ATA Show January 11-13, 2024

Let this site be your guide to the best restaurants, shopping, entertainment and attractions the gateway city has to offer.

St. Louis is full of unique attractions, exceptional music, arts, and cultural institutions, and enough stores and specialty shops to keep any shopper happy. Experience Forest Park, home to world-class attractions like the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Science Center and the Missouri History Museum. Take a stroll through the Missouri Botanical Garden, or take a tour of the the Gateway Arch.

Hungry? Try out one of our outstanding restaurants. From Vietnamese fare to Italian cuisine to BBQ, there are plenty of options to satisfy every craving. When the sun sets, the action heats up with, live music, professional sports and outstanding nightlife throughout downtown and St. Louis’ unique neighborhoods.

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Get Out and Explore

St. Louis continues to reinvent itself with exciting projects like The Armory, City Foundry, Saint Louis Union Station and the re-imagined Gateway Arch National Park. Historic buildings in the Gateway City are undergoing transformations and being re-purposed for 21st century uses. From loft condos and apartments to restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, new life has been breathed into St. Louis.

We can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself!

Safety & Security

When visiting St. Louis, here’s the first thing you should know: our community is safe and welcoming to everyone. In fact, we welcome some 28 million visitors each year to our region from all over the world.

St. Louis is no different than any other metro area when it comes to crime. It is important to understand that most criminal activity occurs in a handful of areas that account for the majority of violent crime in St. Louis.

Explore St. Louis and our community partners have taken the following steps to provide delegates attending the ATA Tradeshow a safe and enjoyable experience in St. Louis:

  • Our Vice President of Public Safety is coordinating with your event team and a host of downtown safety and security personnel throughout your stay.
  • The St. Louis Metro Police Department and St. Louis Sheriff’s Office will conduct patrols to maintain a high visibility police presence in addition to 24/7 monitoring of cameras and Rapid Response team surveillance.
  • Our partners at the St. Louis Downtown Community Improvement District have mobilized their safety team support vehicles, Downtown Guides (they wear highly visible yellow uniforms) are offering a free safety escort program by calling or texting +1 (314) 280-4817.
  • Downtown hotels will deploy their security teams to be visible outside of the buildings as guests are moving about in the downtown area after nightfall (they will also wear bright yellow vests).
  • Labyrinth Smart Mobility will operate two STL Downtown Link shuttles from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. from January 11-13, 2024. This service is free to ATA delegates.

When visiting any metro area, personal responsibility is a key factor in mitigating crime and reducing your chances of being a victim. The following are some easy, preventative measures from The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to help keep you safe:

  • Pay close attention to your surroundings – if you feel threatened or something doesn’t feel right, take action immediately. If you see something, say something and notify the authorities.
  • Carry as few items as possible and remove your lanyard and meeting credentials.
  • Travel in small groups and avoid shortcuts that take you through alleys, gangways and other unlit, isolated areas.
  • Carry a small amount of cash and only the credit cards that you intend to use.
  • Make sure belongings in your car are properly stored away from view.
  • Park at one of the Preferred Downtown Parking Facilities that meet both the security and service standards our guests expect.
  • Panhandling is illegal in St. Louis. Do not encourage or reward panhandling.

For your safety and convenience during the conference, we have created a map with recommended walking paths.