25 Things To Do In St. Louis

There’s so much to see and do in St. Louis, we thought we’d start you out with a few “must-see options.”

  1. Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, towering 630-feet over the Mississippi River.
  2. Visit an artistic oasis in the heart of downtown. Citygarden offers a vibrant blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture.
  3. Explore Forest Park’s 1,300 acres of lakes, walking paths and attractions.
  4. Drive Old Route 66 and visit some of the “Mother Road’s” most fascinating stops.
  5. Enjoy world-class free attractions, including the Art Museum, Zoo, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Grant’s Farm, and the Missouri History Museum.
  6. Marvel at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s top public gardens.
  7. Free your inner child at the Magic House, City Museum and other kid-friendly attractions.
  8. Visit an ancient Indian civilization at Cahokia Mounds.
  9. Cheer for the MLB’s Cardinals and NHL’s Blues.
  10. Count the mosaics at the breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
  11. Flirt with Lady Luck at one of the area’s many casinos including: Lumière Place, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Ameristar Casino St. Charles, the Casino Queen and River City Casino.
  12. Experience live blues music in one of the dozens of area clubs and taverns.
  13. Get your motor running at the Museum of Transportation or the Moto Museum.
  14. Visit the heart of St. Louis through our friendly and charming neighborhoods.
  15. Take in the art at Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and The Sheldon Concert Hall, Ballroom & Art Galleries.
  16. Re-discover your heritage at the Old Courthouse, The Griot Museum of Black History, and Faust Historic Village.
  17. Visit the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
  18. Satisfy your taste buds at any of our hundreds of one-of-a-kind restaurants.
  19. Fill an extra suitcase during a shopping trip through major malls and antique and collectible stores.
  20. Attend one of St. Louis’ fascinating fairs or festivals.
  21. Explore the final frontier at the Science Center’s Space Sciences Center or the Challenger Learning Center.
  22. Get an adrenaline rush on the world-class roller coasters and thrill rides at Six Flags St. Louis.
  23. Play Scott Joplin’s ragtime tunes at the composer’s historic home.
  24. Talk to the animals at Grant’s Farm, Purina Farms, the Endangered Wolf Center,  the World Bird Sanctuary and, of course, the Saint Louis Zoo.
  25. Cruise the mighty Mississippi on the Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher paddle wheeler.


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