Hidden Treasures in St. Louis

Hidden Treasures in St. LouisDiscover some St. Louis treasures by taking a walk off the well-beaten tourist path. Fun activities and adorable trinkets can be found in these relatively unknown places. Escape the crowds and enjoy a city secret!

Bissell Mansion Restaurant & Murder Mystery Theater
Enjoy an evening of entertainment, laughs, and great food at the Bissell Mansion Restaurant & Murder Mystery Theatre. This isn't just dinner and a show -- audience members join in the play as the murderer and suspects. Reserve your seat for a show or get a group together for a private party.

Address: 4426 Randall Place, St. Louis, Missouri 63107 - MAP
Phone: (314) 533-9830
Web: www.bissellmansiontheatre.com

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Try some of the best frozen (and kosher) custard in the world at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. Ted Drewes has been operating in St. Louis since 1929, and recently expanded the business from a single frozen custard shop on Chippewa to an additional stand on South Grand. Enjoy a traditional concrete custard (solid enough to turn upside down), a malt, cone, sundae or float at both locations and beat the St. Louis heat.

Address: 6726 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO 63109- MAP
4224 S Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63111 - MAP
Phone: (314) 481-2652
Web: www.teddrewes.com

Spicer’s of Ladue
Formerly known as Spicer's 5 & 10, Spicer's of Ladue is regarded as one of the last five and dime shops in Missouri. You can find every type of toy and candy here, ranging from cheap goody bag stuffers to Madame Alexander dolls.

Address: 8859 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124 - MAP
Phone: (314) 721-6026

Butterfly House
Part of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Shaw Nature Preserve, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is located in Faust Park and houses a thousand live tropical butterflies in its glass conservatory. Be overwhelmed with the beauty of the plants and nature's most beautiful insects.

Address: 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017 - MAP
Phone: (636) 530-0076
Web: www.butterflyhouse.org

Lemp Mansion
Enjoy a good fright? Check out the Lemp Mansion, a historic building that has been remodeled into a restaurant and cozy inn. Owned by the unfortunate Lemp family during the 1860s, the ghosts of this family supposedly haunt the mansion today. Each room has a tale of its own. Guests can take a tour of this historic and haunted mansion, participate in the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on weekends and party with the ghosts during Halloween.

Address: 3322 Demenil Pl, St Louis, MO 63118 - MAP
Phone: (314) 664-8024
Web: www.lempmansion.com

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Visit the outdoor sculpture garden at Laumeier Sculpture Park. This 105-acre open-air museum houses 70 sculptures and contains a 1.4-mile walking trail. Laumeier invites visitors to enjoy events such as live music, art fairs, outdoor movies and summer camps.

Address: 12580 Rott Rd., St. Louis, MO 63127 - MAP
Phone: (314) 615-5278
Web: www.laumeiersculpturepark.org