The Cathedral Basilica has the world’s largest collection of mosaic art, as well as a museum and shop. Open daily for masses and self-guided tours. Lower-level Mosaic museum, $1 admission.
The World Chess Hall of Fame is in the Central West End, a bustling neighborhood located directly across the street from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The WCHOF partners with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center to provide innovative programming and outreach to local, national, and international audiences.
A national leader in innovative arts education, COCA serves more than 50,000 people of all ages annually through multidisciplinary arts programs. Popular COCA attractions include its Family Theatre Series, which runs September through March, and exhibits of contemporary art in its Millstone Gallery.
Forest Park Forever is a non-profit organization made up of passionate park advocates working in partnership with the City of St. Louis to provide maintenance, operations, education, visitor services and capital project management for the largest urban park in the St. Louis region.
Dogtown is a St. Louis neighborhood with more than 200 years of history. Friendly restaurants please diners and serve families visiting the Zoo. Enjoy a welcoming, close-knit community nestled nearby the world-class attractions of Forest Park.
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University features stimulating exhibitions, exceptional educational resources and an outstanding collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st-century European and American art.
The Missouri Botanical Garden in South St. Louis is the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the nation. Highlights include a tropical rain forest inside the Climatron® geodesic dome; the 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Seiwa-en; a seasonal Children’s Garden; and founder Henry Shaw’s original country estate.
The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park offers traveling museum exhibitions; tours; theatrical and musical presentations; family activities; special events; workshops; programs for school classes and youth groups; and presentations on a variety of topics related to history.
The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States. Throughout the four-story OMNIMAX Theater, the state-of-the-art Boeing Hall, the air-supported EXPLORADOME and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, there are more than 700 exhibits to explore.
Named America’s #1 Zoo by Zagat Survey and Parenting Magazine, the Saint Louis Zoo is widely recognized for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. One of the few free zoos in the nation, it attracts about 3,000,000 visitors a year.
Recognized nationally and treasured locally, the Italian Hill neighborhood comes to life everyday with great restaurants, specialty shops and tours. Discover St. Louis’ greatest tradition, 10 minutes from downtown.
The Loop is a vibrant restaurant, shopping, arts and entertainment district. Dine at one of the award-winning restaurants, see a concert, stop in a clothing boutique, and enjoy the St. Louis Walk of Fame along the sidewalks. Right on the MetroLink!
Tower Grove Park came into existence on October 20, 1868, when Henry Shaw conveyed his lands to the City of St. Louis, by deed of gift. Tower Grove Park is 289 acres. It is the second largest park in St. Louis, but the only urban park in the Midwest that is a national historic landmark.
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