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  • 1 Saint Louis Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 Fine Arts Dr. USA - Saint Louis, MO 63110

    Founded in 1879, the art museum took up residence here after the 1904 world's fair in the exposition's only remaining permanent building, the Beaux-Arts Palace of Fine Arts (1904, Cass Gilbert). The museum's global collection of more than 30,000 work..

  • 2 Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    4431 Lindell Blvd. USA - Saint Louis, MO 63108

    From narthex to sanctuary and up to the apex of the 143ft central dome, 41.5 million pieces of glass tesserae in 8,000 colors encrust 83,000sq ft. Byzantine and Italian in style, the spectacle represents the largest mosaic collection in the world. Co..

  • 3 Gateway Arch Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Saint Louis, MO 63102

    This astonishing bed of steel is, at 630ft, the tallest man-made monument in the US. An early work by architect Eero Saarinen, was completed with much fanfare in October 1965 and has since come to symbolize St. Louis. The arch astounds for its scale,..

  • 4 Missouri Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    4344 Shaw Blvd USA - Saint Louis, MO 63110

    A labor of love by wealthy merchant Henry Shaw, the 79-acre garden opened in 1859. Paths wind through a variety of gardens, representing different historic styles, groupings of related plants, and theories of garden design. Highlights include the Cli..

  • 5 Union Station Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Market St. between 18th & 20th Sts. USA - Saint Louis, MO 63103

    Architect Theodore Link took inspiration from the walled city of Carcassonne in France to design his 1894 masterwork for the Terminal Railroad Association. Restored in 1985, the former rail station and its train sheds now house the Hyatt Regency hote..

  • 6 Anheuser-Busch Brewery Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Pestalozzi St USA - Saint Louis, MO 63118

    German immigrants used the cool depths of St. Louis' network of underground limestone caves to age their lager beer. On the south side, where caves were especially plentiful, Eberhard Anheuser established his brewery in 1860. Son-in-law Adolphus Busc..

  • 7 Basilica of St. Louis, the King (The Old Cathedral) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    209 Walnut St. USA - Saint Louis, MO 63102

    When built the church served a diocese that covered half the continent. Completed in 1834, the church was granted basilica status by the pope in 1961 for its age and influence. The basilica was restored to its original appearance in 1963 and remains ..

  • 8 St. Louis Zoo Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    1 Government Dr. USA - Saint Louis, MO 63110

    The impetus for this fine zoo came from the huge wire mesh "flight cage" built by the Smithsonian Institution to house the US bird exhibit at the 1904 world's fair. the 90-acre zoo also features The Living World education center, with live ..

  • 9 City Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    701 N. 15th St USA - Saint Louis, MO 63103

    Mixing magic with the mundane, City Museum combines ordinary objects into a creative brew of art and ideas. The converted shoe warehouse contains three floors furnished largely with recycled materials-from conveyer belt spindles to laboratory mouse c..

  • 10 St. Louis Science Center Interesting

    Museums and art

    5050 Oakland Ave. USA - Saint Louis, MO 63110

    In the mold of many modern science museums this colorful complex explores such topics as human genetics and cyber technology, as well as an OMNIMAX® theater. Both a glass-enclosed bridge and an underground tunnel connect with McDonnell Planetarium ac..

  • 11 Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    USA - Saint Louis, MO 63102

    This rectangular greensward occupies the historic levee once alive with waterfront commerce. In 1939, 40 square blocks of the then-decrepit area were razed to make way for a memorial to Thomas Jefferson and his vision of westward expansion.

  • 12 The Old Courthouse Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    11 N. 4th St. USA - Saint Louis, MO 63102

    St. Louis' historic Greek Revival courthouse was completed in the 1860s with the addition of a cast-iron dome in the Italian Renaissance style. Under its elegantly restored rotunda, the Old Courthouse now houses the site's National Park Service headq..

  • 13 Forest Park Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    6mi West of Downtown. USA - Saint Louis, MO

    Opened in 1876, it covers more ground than New York's Central Park and is famous for having hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. Opened to the public in 1876, this pleasant park today provides the setting for St. Louis' major cultural in..

  • 14 Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

    Museums and art

    2658 Delmar Blvd. USA - Saint Louis, MO

    African-American jazz musician Scott Joplin (1868-1917) composed some of his best-known ragtime works during the two years he occupied this second-floor flat.

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