St. Louis is a place where history and imagination collide, and the result is a Midwestern destination like no other. In addition to a revitalized downtown, a vibrant new hospitality district continues to grow outside of the America’s Center convention complex. More than $5 billion worth of development has been invested in the region, and more exciting projects are currently underway.
The Gateway to the West is a melting pot of cultures located at the crossroads of America. The region enjoys the ethnic influences of early immigrants from Germany, Italy, Ireland and Poland, coupled with newer arrivals from Bosnia, Ethiopia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond. The result is dozens of unique shops, boutiques, galleries and one-of-a-kind restaurants that contribute to the region’s multicultural flair.
The Gateway to the West offers exceptional music, arts and cultural options, as well as such renowned – and free – attractions as the Saint Louis Art Museum, Zoo, and Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, Citygarden, Grant’s Farm, Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and the Anheuser-Busch brewery tours. Plus, St. Louis is easy to get to and even easier to get around in. The Gateway City is within approximately 500 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 1,500 miles of 90 percent of the people in North America.
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Nearby Attractions that Influence Group Travel:
- The Gateway Arch, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Cathedral Basilica of St Louis, Fox Theatre, Grant’s Farm, Missouri Botanical Garden, Old Courthouse, Inside the Economy Museum, Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium, Citygarden, Union Station, Six Flags St. Louis, Moto Museum, Chess Hall of Fame, Ted Drewes, Civil War Museum, Forest Park, St Louis Art Museum, St Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Scott Joplin House State Historic Site.
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- St. Louis is a place where history and imagination collide, and the result is a Midwestern destination like no other. The Gateway to the West offers exceptional music, arts and cultural options, as well as such renowned – and free – attractions. Each and every year brings exciting additions to the St. Louis scene–improved, expanded and new attractions. There’s so much to see and do in St. Louis, we thought we’d start you out with a few “must-see options.” Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, towering 630-feet over the Mississippi River.
1. Visit an artistic oasis. City garden offers a vibrant blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture.
2. Drive Old Route 66 and visit some of the “Mother Road’s” most fascinating stops.
3. Enjoy world-class free attractions, including the Art Museum, Zoo, Science Center, Grant’s Farm, and the Missouri History Museum.
4. Marvel at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s top public gardens.
5. Count the mosaics at the breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
6. Experience live blues music in one of the dozens of area clubs and taverns.
7. Get your motor running at the Museum of Transportation or the Moto Museum.
8. Re-discover your heritage at the Old Courthouse and The Griot Museum of Black History.
9. Visit the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
10. Cruise the mighty Mississippi on the Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher paddle wheeler.
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