St. Louis Tourism Facts

  • St. Louis hosts more than 25.88 million visitors each year.
  • Visitors spend $5.38 billion in St. Louis each year.
  • More than 88,000 St. Louis-area residents are employed in the hospitality industry.
  • The St. Louis region has 38,000 hotel rooms, 8,000 of which are located within a mile of America’s Center, St. Louis’ downtown convention facility.
  • Leisure visitors spent an average of $801 per travel party (3.1 people) during their stay in St. Louis and average 2.7 nights per trip.
  • Average Number in Travel Party: 3.1
  • Travel Parties Including Children:45%
  • St. Louis offers more free major attractions than anyplace outside of the nation’s capital including the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, Anheuser-Busch InBev Brewery, the Old Courthouse, Cahokia Mounds, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, Purina Farms and the Grant’s Farm animal preserve.
  • According to a recent survey visitors cited the “variety of things to see and do” as their main reason for coming to St. Louis.
  • Tourism generates $1 billion in local, state and federal taxes annually.

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