St. Louis Attractions

There is something in St. Louis for everyone! The second-largest city in Missouri straddles the Illinois border, and sits next to the spot where the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers converge. The Gateway to the West embodies the meeting and melding of different places and different people. As a matter of fact, there is so much to do in St. Louis that we've picked out a handful of top attractions to help you decide where you want to go first.

Gateway Arch
Easily the most recognizable landmark in St. Louis, the Gateway Arch memorializes Lewis and Clark's expedition towards the west, which gave St. Louis the nickname The Gateway to the West. Explore the Arch itself, as well as the surrounding museums, theaters, and other attractions.

Address: 707 North First Street St. Louis, MO 63102 - MAP
Phone: (877) 982-1410
Web: www.gatewayarch.com

Forest Park
Pack a picnic when you head to Forest Park. With over 1,000 acres, a golf course, athletic fields, lakes, and a path system, you'll never want to leave the great outdoors.

Address: 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112 - MAP
Phone: (314) 367-7275
Web: www.forestparkforever.org

St. Louis Science Center
From galaxies to microorganisms, the exhibits and attractions at the St. Louis Science Center can open your eyes to wonders big and small. Bring the family for something educational and fun!

Address: 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 - MAP
Phone: (314) 289-4400
Web: www.slsc.org

St. Louis Zoo
Show your wild side as you explore the exhibits and attractions at the St. Louis Zoo! Become immersed in the River's Edge exhibit, grab a train tour, and make friends with the animals in the Discovery Corner.

Address: 1 Government Dr, St Louis, MO 63110 - MAP
Phone: (314) 781-0900
Web: www.stlzoo.org

The Magic House
Fun for kids age 1-101, The Magic House offers hands-on, fun-filled learning experiences through its unique exhibits and attractions. Solve a mystery, stand in giant bubbles, create music, and play with science!

Address: 516 S. Kirkwood Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122 - MAP
Phone: (314) 822-8900
Web: www.magichouse.org

Lumière Place
Grab a bite to eat at one of the six restaurants in Lumiére Place, then go to a bar or lounge for a few cocktails, also in Lumiére Place. Maybe catch a movie or visit a casino, all in Lumiére Place. Once you've experienced the fine dining and nightlife attractions that Lumiére Place has to offer, check into your room (in Lumiére Place, of course) for a good night's rest.

Address: 999 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, MO 63102 - MAP
Phone: (314) 881-7777
Web: www.lumiereplace.com

City Museum
Regarded as a surrealistic architectural marvel, City Museum is a mixture of playground, funhouse, and pavilion. Hosting some of St. Louis's most interesting urban displays and attractions (including the World Aquarium), City Museum can provide a whole day's worth of entertainment for the entire family.

Address: 701 North 15th Street Saint Louis, MO 63103 - MAP
Phone: (314) 231-CITY
Web: www.citymuseum.org

The World Aquarium
Take a tour under the sea. Not really, but The World Aquarium makes you feel like you really are underwater, observing the fish, sharks, and sea life up close through engaging exhibits and attractions.

Address: 701 North 15th Street, 2nd Floor St. Louis, MO 63103 - MAP
Phone: (314) 647-9594
Web: www.worldaquarium.net

Off Broadway
Featuring national, regional, and local musicians for over 20 years, Off Broadway has become known as one of St. Louis's top nightclubs. Grab a drink and enjoy the live shows.

Address: 3509 Lemp Ave, St. Louis MO, 63118 - MAP
Phone: (314) 773-3363
Web: www.offbroadwaystl.com

St. Louis Art Museum
Come see both permanent and traveling exhibitions at the St. Louis Art Museum. Art aficionados will be interested in the wide variety of cultural art displayed, and history lovers will find artifacts from pre-Columbian Missouri.

Address: 1 Fine Arts Dr, St Louis, MO 63110 - MAP
Phone: (314) 721-0072
Web: www.slam.org

The Muny Theater
The Muny Theater is all about engaging the audience in America's Oldest and Largest Outdoor Theater. Whether you're a fan of classic musicals or contemporary musicals based on movies, the Muny Theater will have a show to peak your interest.

Address: 1 Theatre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 - MAP
Phone: (314) 361-1900
Web: www.muny.org

Fairground Park
Opened in 1908, Fairground Park offers activities for every age and lifestyle. There are places for fishing, swimming, skating, tennis, baseball, soccer, and basketball. Just stay out of the bear pit!

Address: 3715 Natural Bridge Avenue Saint Louis, MO 63107 - MAP
Phone: (314) 289-5330
Web: www.stlouis.missouri.org

Missouri Botanical Gardens
One of the most beautiful places in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden is also one of the oldest and is a National Historic Landmark. Take in the sights of the modern and traditional gardens and explore all 32 sections of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Address: 4344 Shaw Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110 - MAP
Phone: (314) 577-9400
Web: www.mobot.org

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Dress up and get ready to let the music carry you away. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra features a world-class orchestra performing a wide variety of pieces. You'll hear everything from classical Mozart to Michael Jackson tributes.

Address: 718 N. Grand St. Louis, MO 63103 - MAP
Phone: (314) 533-2500
Web: www.stlsymphony.org

Visit one of the oldest planned residential neighborhoods in America. Compton Heights is located in the Compton Hill Historical District, and the neighborhood's design is practically as unchanged now as it was when it was constructed in 1889. It consists of 200 homes maintained and preserved over the decades by St. Louis zoning laws.

Address: St Louis, MO 63104 - MAP
Phone: (314) 776-2227

Scottrade Center
Home to the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, Scottrade Center hosts more than just sporting events. Check out the concerts, ice shows, family shows and other attractions that visit St. Louis through the Scottrade Center.

Address: 1401 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 - MAP
Phone: (314) 622-5435
Web: www.scottradecenter.com

Edward Jones Dome
At the heart of downtown St. Louis is one of the best indoor venues around. The Edward Jones Dome at America's Center hosts a variety of conventions, touring entertainment acts, shows and attractions, along with both professional and amateur sporting events.

Address: 901 North Broadway St Louis, MO 63101 - MAP
Phone: (314) 342-5201
Web: www.stlouisrams.com/edward-jones-dome

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
Jefferson Barracks Historic Park commemorates the military outpost established there in 1826. Stop by for a historic hayride or check out one of the shows at the amphitheater.

Address: 533 Grant Rd. St. Louis, MO 63125 - MAP
Phone: (314) 544-5714
Web: www.friendsofjeffersonbarracks.com