40 BEST Things to Do in St. Louis

Explore the top 40 attractions in St. Louis! From the iconic Gateway Arch to family fun at St. Louis Aquarium, there's something for everyone. Perfect trip ideas for all ages.

Tobi Miles
Tobi Miles
July 18, 2024

St. Louis is a popular city in Missouri, best known for its giant arch monument and vibrant culture. It was originally founded as a French fur-trading village in 1764. Travelers can find plenty of things to do in St. Louis, from French markets to sightseeing, food tours, and more.

When visiting St. Louis, travelers can experience landmark attractions, including the St. Louis Wheel and Gateway Arch National Park. The city's historical past offers opportunities to see architecture from the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge to Basilica Cathedral. Some excellent cultural experiences to seek out in St. Louis include the Laumeir Sculpture Park and St. Louis Fun Tours.

Whether you are traveling to St. Louis on your own or with family, there is no shortage of activities to explore. Keep reading to discover some of the best things to do on your trip.

1. St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

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📍Map It:201 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA | Phone: +13149233900 | Website | Hours: Mon-Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | Entrance: $25 for adults and $18 for kids.

In 1894, the St. Louis Aquarium first opened its doors to the public as a fully operational train station. The Union Station in St. Louis has been consistently ranked as one of the busiest and largest passenger rail stations in the world. It moved people back and forth between the east coast and the west coast, thereby connecting the two coasts.

At the Saint Louis Aquarium, guests of any age are assured to have a memorable experience. The new attraction that has opened up inside of the historic St. Louis Union Station is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest. It features more than 13,000 different animals and offers visitors numerous opportunities to get their hands dirty.

The St. Louis Aquarium has a capacity of 250,000 gallons and is home to 80 different species of sharks and rays. In addition to these, there are the Grand Hall, Station Grille, Landry's Seafood House, 1894 Café, and Six Global Aquatic Galleries.

2. Laumeir Sculpture Park

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📍Map It:12580 Rott Rd, Sappington, MO 63127, USA | Phone: +13146155278 | Website | Hours: Mon-Sat 8:00 AM- 8:00 PM | Entrance: There is no entrance fee.

Laumeier is both one of the earliest and largest sculpture parks. Additionally, it is regarded as one of the world's ten best sculpture parks. The Laumeier Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit cultural institution that is well-known all over the world and is open every day.

Pay a visit to the Laumeier Sculpture Park and enjoy its extensive art collection, as well as its indoor and outdoor exhibitions, educational programs, and public events. Large outdoor sculptures that are woven into the surrounding woods and trails provide visitors with a unique opportunity to experience both art and nature in an immersive setting.

Related Read: 30 Best St. Louis Hikes

3. Defy

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📍Map It:14820 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, USA | Phone: +16365911850 | Website | Hours:  Mon-Sun 9:00 AM-9:00 PM | Entrance: 90 Min jump;  Standard pass weekday general $22.99, all day pass $27.99 , Weekend (General) standard pass)- $21.99, all day- $39.99, Weekday 4 and under standard pass- $16.99, all day- $18.99, Weekend 4 and under standard pass- $16.99, all day-$22.99

Defy St. Louis is the most exciting trampoline park in the state of Missouri. It is a nationwide network of extreme air sports parks that are changing the rules of different sports and giving people a safe place to express themselves and see how far they can push the limit.

One can remember the High-End Airtrack, Wall Tramp, Trapeze, Ninja Course, Stunt Fall, and Aerial Skills after playing Defy. Join the Flight Club for your birthday, event, party, or other events, like a basketball game.

4. The St. Louis Wheel

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📍Map It201 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA | Phone: +13149233960 | Website | Hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM | Entrance: Tickets for adults are $15 and for children are $10. The VIP Gondola has a glass floor and costs $50 per seat. It can accommodate up to four people. The trip takes fifteen minutes.

The St. Louis Wheel is an observation wheel that is 20 feet in height. It features 42 gondolas that are fully enclosed, climate controlled, and can seat up to eight passengers each.

The St. Louis Wheel dominates the skyline and can be seen from the Statue of Liberty. The enormous building tips the scales at 640 thousand pounds (320 tons).

Guests can take a spin on the St. Louis Wheel to enhance their knowledge of mathematics, engineering, and geography. The St. Louis Wheel will serve as the starting point for scouting excursions, school tours, corporate outings, and birthday parties. At Union Station, the spotlight shines brightest on gender reveals, branding, marriage proposals, and celebrations.

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5. Breakout Games St. Louis

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📍Map It:14523 Manchester Rd, Manchester, MO 63011, USAPhone:  +1 636-200-5751|Website | Hours:Mon-Sun 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM | Entrance: As low as $22.99 per person

Breakout Games can be found on Manchester Road. When playing a trivia game, this is the point at which the real-time, interactive fun that stimulates all of the senses begins. The objective is to vacate the premises in fewer than sixty minutes.

In order to escape, you will need to unravel riddles, crack codes, unearth concealed items, and complete a number of other tasks. People who prefer to figure things out for themselves than sit back and observe others having fun should play Breakout.

In Breakout Games, you have the opportunity to investigate a mysterious island, track down the perpetrator of the kidnapping, and return priceless artifacts to the rightful owners. In Breakout, each location comes with its own unique set of challenges

6. Play Street Museum

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📍Map It: 1650 Beale St. #138, St. Charles, MO 63303 | Phone: (314) 471-0065 | Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-5 pm; Fridays, 9:00 am-7:00 pm | Entrance: Children (1-8) $13

This indoor space has been named the “St. Louis Magazine 2019 A-List Winner” and is an excellent place for young children to explore. By encouraging self-guided fun, this museum stimulates the imagination, promotes problem-solving skills, and allows for the growth of social skills. Different stations are spread about, each with its own unique theme to keep everyone happy, interested, and engaged.

With so much to do and see, children stay active and continuously learn through play. The venue is available for parties and other events, offering over 20 themes. For artsy children, there are also opportunities for crafting, like pottery painting. Whether a child wants to pretend to be a pilot, milk a cow, or be a homemaker, there is something just waiting to be played with.

7. Chesterfield Central Park

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📍Map It: 16365 Lydia Hill Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63017 | Phone: (636) 537-4000 | Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-10:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am-10:00 pm | Entrance: Free

This 55-acre park is the perfect spot for the whole family to enjoy a day together. With access to walking/biking/running trails, as well as stream walks, there is plenty to do for active, energetic visitors. For children, there is a newly updated playground with easy access for strollers, picnic spots with benches, bathrooms, and a pool to splash around during those hot summer days.

Sixteen stunning, one-of-a-kind sculptures can be observed while walking around the lake and playground areas. Aside from that, there are opportunities to rent out gazebos and pavilions for special events and parties. Passes can also be purchased to experience the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center, a family-friendly water park with various activities and water-soaked fun.

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8. Edgar M. Queeny County Park

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📍Map It: 550 Weidman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131-1675 South Mason Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131| Phone: (314) 615-4386 |  Hours: Daily 8:00 am to 30 minutes past sunset | Entrance: Free

This park, one of many in the surrounding area, offers numerous amenities including access to fishing, a playground, extensive trails, tennis courts, various shelters, and beautiful picnic sites. For a small price, a 5-acre, leash-free dog park can also be visited and enjoyed. With so much to experience, there is something here for the entire family.

The beautiful park offers nine different wedding venue spaces, each with its own unique, signature look and comforts. Horse lovers will feel right at home on the equestrian trials and jumping area, along with access to exclusive trailer parking. Jarville, a historic house located on the property, provides richness, a sense of intrigue, and a glimpse into this property’s historic past.

9. Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center

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📍 Map It: 4105 N Cloverleaf Dr, St Peters, MO 63376 | Phone: (636) 447-5656 | Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 am-8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am-10:00 pm| Entrance: Free

Kokomo Joe’s is a unique and energetic spot perfect for a family outing. To join in on the fun, simply load a game card with money. The money put on the game card is then used to gain access to the arcade and other amazing activities. Go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, mini bowling, and a laser maze are among some of the experiences they offer.

There are five different escape rooms with themes ranging from “Scooby-Doo” to “Th3 Cod3.” A casual dining space offers a great spot to stop and grab a bite to eat, and the on-site lounge provides beverages for the 21+ crowd. On Mondays and Wednesdays, there is also a special time for toddlers to come and enjoy the bounce house.

10. St. Louis Fun Tours

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📍Map It: 999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102 | Phone: (314) 241-1400 | Hours: Thursday-Monday, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm | Entrance: Senior Ticket $23, Adult Ticket $28, Child Ticket (2-12) $17

When arriving in St. Louis, this attraction may be the best first stop. Taking a ride on this fully-narrated, 75-minute trolley tour will showcase popular sites, local hot spots, and various historic parts of the city. With the tour being in a fully-enclosed trolley, extreme hot or cold is never an issue; both AC and heat can be provided to make riders feel comfortable despite the outdoor conditions.

To feel more relaxed, riders are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks along for the ride. Up to 30 passengers can be gazing out the large windows and enjoying the comfortable, padded seats at one time. St. Louis Union Station, the Mississippi River, and “Millionaire’s Row” are among the sites that will be spotted and discussed.

Related Read: 65 BEST Things to Do in Missouri

11. AMC Esquire 7

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📍Map It: 6706 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63117 Phone: (314) 781-3300  | Entrance: Senior Ticket $10.49, Adult Ticket $11.99, and Child Ticket (2-12) $8.99

Relax and watch a new movie in style and comfort at the AMC Esquire 7. With luxurious recliners, picture-perfect visuals, and wonderful sound quality, any movie experience here is sure to be the best. Seating can be reserved by purchasing tickets online; ticket prices are 30% off any movie featured before 4:00 pm any day of the week.

On top of the great deals, for a limited time, there are promotional Tuesday ticket prices for just $5.00 each. Snacks can be purchased upon arrival or ordered ahead of time using the theater’s mobile app. For audience members who are hard of hearing or prefer to read subtitles, closed caption devices are also available to enhance or aid a movie-goer's experience.

12. Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

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📍Map It: 10820 Riverview Dr, St. Louis, MO 63137 | Hours: Daily Sunrise to Sunset| Entrance: Free

In the 1980s, a group called Trailnet began cleaning up the bridge for pedestrian use. Whether it is walking along to take in the sites, or biking for the thrill and exercise, this bridge promises to be an experience for the whole family. With few changes having been made to the bridge’s original construction, history lovers of all ages can appreciate this early-20th-century river crossing.

This mile-long bridge, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places back in 2006, sits more than 60 feet above the Mississippi river. A 30-degree turn can be found halfway across the bridge, making it one of America’s most recognizable and unforgettable bridges. Dating back to 1929, this historic landmark was once part of Route 66.

13. Busch Stadium

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📍Map It: 700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102 | Phone: (314) 345-9600 |Hours: (Ticket Window) In-season, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Home Game Day, 10:00 am-90 minutes past scheduled game time; (Ticket Window) Off-Season, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm | Entrance: Ticket Prices Vary

This retro-style ballpark, home to the Cardinals, can seat up to 46,000 baseball fans at one time. Various tour tickets can be purchased for a more in-depth visit, including a trip to the Hall of Fame and museum. This venue is sure to be a family-fun experience.

Totaling over 30,000 square feet, this three-level stadium offers fantastic food, a souvenir shop, and a roof-top deck that can be rented for private parties. For an all-inclusive MLB experience, roof-top tickets can be purchased, which include excellent service, stunning game views, all-you-can-eat food, and a full bar.

To ensure that everyone has fun and is safe while visiting Busch Stadium, there are ground rules and expectations in place. A list of these procedures and policies, along with a list of prohibited items, can be found on the stadium’s website.

14. The Axe House

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📍Map It20 Meramec Valley Plaza, Valley Park, MO 63088Phone: +13143386171 | Website | Hours: Open daily 4 pm - 9 pm

The Axe House in St. Louis is an unforgettable experience while visiting the city. This veteran-owned attraction allows guests to throw axes at targets on the wall in private stalls.  Reservations are required, and can be made on the website or by giving the staff a call.

15. The Mural Mile

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📍Map It: Chouteau Ave & S Leonor K Sullivan Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63102| Phone: 314-863-5811 | Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week | Entrance: Free

“The Mural Mile” spans nearly two miles and features art from over 250 graffiti artists. These murals are showcased on the floodwall of the Mississippi River. This place is perfect for taking a scenic walk or having an impromptu photo shoot!

The artwork is updated during the annual Paint Louis event, which brings artists from across the nation together. The wall is fifteen feet high and displays artwork telling various tales of the culture of the city.

The art is breathtaking and much of it has a story to tell.The graffiti wall is a favorite among both locals and tourists. Make sure you don’t miss out on this scenic landmark!

16. St Louis Carriage Co.

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📍Map It1000 Cerre St, St. Louis, MO 63102 | Phone: 314-621-3334 | Website | Hours: 9:00am-12:00am| Entrance: Varies, see website.

See all of the sights of beautiful St. Louis in royal fashion! The St. Louis Carriage Company offers educational tours of the city in several options of carriages and trolleys, including a horse-drawn Cinderella carriage. As long as the weather permits they offer tours every night.

You need to make a reservation for their tours on their website. You can make your selection on which carriage or trolley you and your party would like to take a tour in, and you can even meet the team of Percherons which pull the carriages. You might be getting able to see St. Louis from a car, but you will really be able to see St. Louis in style from a trolley or a carriage!

17. City Museum

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📍Map It750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103Phone: 314-231-2489 | Website | Hours: The hours vary throughout the year, check the website | Entrance: $18-$32, kids 2 & under are free

The city museum is built in a one hundred year old warehouse. The inside is crafted into different cities, castles, slides, bridges, and more! There are also ball pits, a train, a school bus, and a Ferris wheel.

Their website gives you the option to tour the City Museum via a drone video! There are no maps because the layout is constantly changing. There are also secret passageways and tunnels that wouldn’t be secrets for very long if they were identified on a map.

Artists used to come hang out on the rooftop as an escape, but these days it is accessible to the public. They offer memberships as well as group discounts if you buy 15 or more tickets. Don’t miss out on your chance to come explore this unique attraction!

18. Omnimax Theater

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📍Map It5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 | Phone: 314-289-4400 | Website | Hours: Thursday-Monday 9:30am-5:30pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. | Entrance: $10.95 for adults ages 13-59; $8.95 for children 2 & under, seniors 60+, and college students with an ID; $7.95 for military.

Also known as the IMAX Dome, the Omnimax Theater is just one of seven theaters of its kind in the whole world! State-of-the-art laser technology offers the best visual experience possible. The dome is five stories tall and 80 feet wide.

The color range is 40% greater than it is at a standard movie theater. The dome delivers premium sound quality for an immersive movie watching experience. This theater will allow you to experience watching a movie in a more vivid manner than ever before!

19. My Psychic Solutions

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📍Map It2628 Margarette Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143 | Phone: 314-814-0154 | Website | Hours: 10:00am-10:30pm M-F; 10:30am-10:30pm Saturday & Sunday | Entrance: Prices vary depending on the service.

Juliana offers psychic readings, tarot card readings, emphatic messages, and clairvoyance. You can attend an individual session with her or book her for a psychic luncheon or private event. She also specializes in crystals.

She can pass messages along from deceased loved ones as well as teaching you how to connect with your own energy field and aura. Juliana offers emergency readings, even if it is outside of her normal operating hours.

Her website features a blog and displays all of her different sessions that she offers. She is accessible via text. Juliana is ready to help you gain the confidence and the knowledge that you need by answering any questions you may have!

20. Gateway Arch National Park

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📍Map It11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, MO 63102 | Phone: (877) 982-1410 |  Hours: Summer Hours 9:00 am-8:00 pm daily; Winter Hours 9:00 am- 6:00 pm daily; Park Grounds open year-round 5:00 am-11:00 pm | Entrance: Adult prices range from $7-$41 and child prices range from $3-$26

In the mid-western region of the U.S, Gateway Arch National Park in Missouri is a family-friendly attraction. There is a museum and an old courthouse just waiting to be explored. Various cruise opportunities offer dinner, relaxation, and the chance to see the finishing touches of Merchants Bridge being assembled.

There are also opportunities to enjoy stargazing, yoga sessions, and concerts under the Gateway Arch. For those looking for even more excitement, a tram ride is available to take passengers 630 feet up to the top of the arch itself. Being the tallest monument in the United States, this 45-60 minute ride promises to be an exciting experience for those of all ages.

21. Cowboy Critters Mobile Petting Farm

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📍Map It: St. Louis | Phone: (636) 306-2500 | Hours: Office hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm) | Entrance: Animal appearances start at $200

Cowboy Critters Petting Farm and Pony Rides offer a wide variety of experiences and services for people of all ages. The animals can entertain at indoor and outdoor parties, school functions, church events, and festivals. Along with offering pony rides, ducks, goats, pigs, rabbits, sheep, Zebu cows, and a donkey can also join the fun.

Serving the Greater St. Louis region, almost any event can be made extra special with the arrival of these loving and specially cared-for creatures. Ponies can even be transformed into unicorns using costumes and hair color. Whether an event needs a petting zoo, pony rides, or a mixture of both, this family-run, Christ-focused petting farm promises to deliver a wonderful experience.

22. Big Muddy Adventures

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📍Map It: 4662 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108 | Phone: (314) 896-4262 | Hours: Public trips offered March-November; custom trips can be booked year-round | Entrance: Day trips range from $35-$95; overnight trips start at $150

Big Muddy Adventures offers a variety of paddling trips along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Whether it be a short day trip or a multi-day exploration, there is variety and something for everyone. Families with children ages 6 and older can take advantage of the “micro-adventures” offered in the St. Louis region.

Custom trips, along with snacks, lunches, and dinners, can also be enjoyed on select trips. Rain or shine, excursions are geared toward having fun while safety is a top priority. With 15 years of experience, BMA states paddling with them will be “one of the greatest experiences of a lifetime.”

23. Butterfly Conservatory

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📍Map It: 15050 Faust Pk., Chesterfield, MO 63017 | Phone: (314) 577-0888  | Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Entrance: General admissions $8, Seniors $5, Children Ages 3-12 $5

This glass conservatory is home to over 1,000 tropical butterflies. Butterflies emerging from chrysalises and insect collections can be observed while walking through this space. A variety of classes, guided tours, photography lessons, and “paint and sips” are made available on both weekdays and weekends for youth and adults.

Coupled with the 60 different butterfly species, over 150 tropical plants can be seen while visiting this attraction. The 8,000-square-foot Conservatory is open year-round for family exploration, school field trips, and everyday fun. An onsite gift shop is also available to purchase souvenirs and small gifts for family and friends.

24. Cathedral Basilica

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📍Map It4431 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, United States Phone: +1 (314) 373-8200  | Website | Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 AM-5 PM | Entrance: Free

The Cathedral Basilica is one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States. It was originally built in 1727. The cathedral has four chapels, which each have a special purpose. Blessed Sacrament Chapel is strictly for private prayers and no pictures are allowed inside.

Blessed virgin’s Chapel has mosaics that depict the life of mary and her role in the church. The All Saints Chapel has mosaics on the walls that depict the saints, and a striking statue of St. Joseph. The All Souls Chapel has a risen Christ statue and also buried beneath the crypt are several cardinals and archbishops.

The mosaic work and general interior design create an ambient environment for Christian worshipers all over the world to confess, worship and pray. A tour of the entire cathedral is made available to tourists of all faiths and nationalities. During the tour, you learn about its history, symbolism, and many elements of the building.

25. Old Courthouse

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📍Map It11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102, United States | Phone: +1 (314) 655-1700 | Website | Hours: Monday-Sunday 8 AM-4:30 PM | Entrance: Free

Among various historic landmarks in the United States, the St Louis Old Courthouse, completed in 1864, is one to visit indeed. Walking the halls where enslaved Dred Scott and his wife Harriet sued for freedom, which lead to the rising of a few African Americans for their rights as US citizens.

Also in this courthouse, Virginia Minor and her husband started the fight for women's voting rights in the US.Maintaining the original design, tourists can look around the building and also get a proper view of the interior design, to have a feel of how ancient courthouses looked and felt like back then.

26. Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

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📍Map It7400 Grant Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123, United States Phone: +1 (314) 842-1867 | Website | Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 AM-5 PM | Entrance: Free

This historic site was home to the great General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife. Now it is a historic site, available to both locals and tourists.

You get to go on a tour of the house, which is still so neat. During the tour, you will be shown the summer kitchen, winter kitchen, laundry room, chicken coop, ice house, and the entire first floor of the home.

There is a welcome center that features a gift shop, large restrooms, and an optional educational film. Also, there is a museum on the property, where you will see several artifacts like Grant's actual uniform from his civil war days.

27. Frank Lloyd Wright House

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📍Map It120 N Ballas Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122, United StatesPhone: +1 314-822-8359| Website | Hours: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday (only on reservation)| Entrance: $20 (adult), $10 (child)

The Frank Lloyd Wright house is a very old house designed by Frank Lloyd in 1951 who is rated as the greatest architect of the 20th century. The design and construction offered beautiful architecture at an affordable cost.

This house as old as it is still holds all its original furniture and design and is the first Frank Lloyd building in St. Louis.During the tour of the house, the guides will show you furniture designed to their specific locations and large cantilevered overhangs for passive solar heating and natural cooling.If you want to visit this historical house in St Louis, you must book a reservation on the available days.

28. Campbell House Museum

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📍Map It1508 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103, United StatesPhone: +1 314-421-0325 | Website | Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 12 PM-4 PM, closed Monday and Tuesday | Entrance: $25

The Campbell house built in 1822, is the only building left in the town of york. It was then refurbished a little in 1943 and turned into a museum made open to the public.

During the tour, a brief history of the building will be talked about. The original properties of the Campbell family like paintings, furniture, ancient artifacts, and antiques are all still in the building.

You get to take walk around the building where in the kitchen you will see the original ice box and stove, The bells hanging on the walls used to communicate in the house for when food was ready. There is also a gift shop where you can replica items of the Campbell's possessions.

29. Creve Coeur Lake

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📍Map It13725 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO 63146, United StatesPhone: (314) 615-5000 | Website | Hours: Open daily 9 AM-7 PM | Entrance: Rental prices from $45 to $225, depending on kayak size and rental length

The Creve Coeur lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Missouri, with so many fun activities to engage in. You can rent a Kayak, Canoe, or paddleboard, as a means to move around the scenic lake path. Swimming and use of fuel engine-powered boats are not allowed. Fishing is allowed during open hours.

There are four playgrounds for the kids to explore and have fun, alongside a spray fountain play area and amazing trail.The Lakehouse bar and grill is an excellent Open-air spot to eat and drink with family and friends. Also, the Quarry at Crystal Spring offers a conventional and affordable Golf Course for golfers and non-golfers to enjoy a great and fun game of Golf.

30. Amoco

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📍Map It981 S Skinker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63117, United States | Phone: +1 314-647-5005 | Website | Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM-6 PM, closed on Saturday and Sunday | Entrance: Free

When on vacation at a new place, a place to touch up the RV or Family minivan or personal car, then Amoco’s got you covered. This great service shop was formerly known as Standard Red Crown in 1960, and then was renamed and redesigned in 1980 to Amoco.

They offer repair services, an excellent car wash, and also a gas station to fill up or top up your tank. There's also a public restroom made available.

They also offer specials, like $20 off any auto service above $150, and $5 off on an Ultimate cash wash. With amazing and responsive staff, they will always be ready to make a frustrating car day bright again.

31. EAT St Louis Food Tours

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📍Map It5348 Devonshire Ave; St. Louis, MO 63109 | Website

Taking a moving tour in St Louis can be very fun, but a food tour? Now, that's something to experience.

As a tourist, looking for the best places to eat and the best meals to try out can be tasking. Sometimes during those hunts, you end up going to a disappointing restaurant or eating a meal that will not satisfy your food fantasies.

With EAT St. Louis Food Tours you get to visit six different restaurants. Over seven tastings, bites, and sips accompanied with architectural and historical stops. Between these activities, you get to experience the life of an Italian immigrant. To book reservations and get more information, browse their website.

32. Savor Saint Louis Food Tours

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📍Map ItSt. Louis, Missouri, USA | Phone: +13146691326 | Website Hours: Call to book a tour

Food tours are exciting and fun to go on. With the bothersome thought of what and where to eat eliminated, all that's left is to enjoy various mouth-watering dishes and historical site seeing.

Get to experience some historic neighborhoods and learn about their history and culture. Also, you get to relate with some locals and learn a thing or two about their language. Accompanied by these activities is the tasting, eating, and drinking of mouth-watering local dishes and drinks.

You will be led by a tour guide, to help make this experience more fun and smooth. Their availability sometimes varies with the season, so calling for more information and making reservations is how you get to secure a spot on this food tour.

33. City Cycling Tours

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📍Map It5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112, United States | Phone: 314-616-5724 | Hours: Open daily 6 AM-10 PM | Entrance: bike rental of $15/ hour

Going on bike tours is great a way of exercising and also taking a personal tour of the beautiful city of St Louis. Cycling around St Louis, you get to several historical structures Like the Gateway Arch which is a 630foot tall monument, the Laumeier sculpture park, and lots more.

Cycling through the forest park is awesome and is a great location for the kids to ride their bikes and enjoy bonding time with their parents. While cycling you will also get accustomed to the roads and terrain of the city, as well as meet other local riders. Renting a bike at $15/hour is also an option if you don't have a bike of your own.

34. Soulard

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📍Map ItSoulard, St Louis, MO, USA | Phone: 314-622-3400  | Website

Ever buzzing Soulardis a fun-packed part of St Louis. Its know for its farmers' market which is among the oldest farmers' markets in Missouri and Various seafood restaurants that offer excellent dishes that will leave you amazed.

This historic town is also known for its Mardi Gras festival which is the largest festival in the world. The festival holds 12 days after Christmas, attracting tourists from all over the world.

Speaking of festivals the  Mardi Gras festival is not the only one Soulard has to offer. There is the annual Soulard concert, where some of the city's finest Blues bands are showcased. This festival is held from May through August.

In July, Soulard celebrates its french history with Bastille day events and also hosts watch parties during the World Naked Bike Ride-St.Louis. To avoid missing out on all these great activities, call the town's information line to back and inquire about them.

35. Jefferson Barracks Historical Park

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📍Map It325 North Rd W, St. Louis, MO 63125, United States | Phone: (314)615-5000   | Website Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays 8 AM-4 PM, Closed Monday-Tuesday| Entrance: Free

Historic parks are fun to visit, as they usually have fun activities available to tourists and locals as well. The park has a pool and play area, and it is quite cheap. There is also a rock climbing wall, with safety equipment and staff to guide you. The trail of the park is long, with amazing scenery to give you a relaxing and amazing experience.

The park offers a variety of outdoor wedding venues, that will make your wedding day one to never forget. With beautiful greenery and Flowers at one of their garden locations, your wedding is sure to be talked about among family and friends.

36. The Old Cathedral

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📍Map It209 Walnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102, United States | Phone: +13142313250  | Website Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM-12 AM, Saturday 6:45 AM-6:30 AM, Sunday 7:30 AM-6 PM | Entrance: Free

The Old Cathedral in St. Louis was the first and only cathedral west of the Mississippi River up untill 1845. It was called the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France.

This magnificent church is just a two-minute walk from the Gateway Arch, which is another monumental structure in the city of St. Louis. A group tour of ten or more persons can be requested on other dates by sending an email to the cathedral.

The historical design of the cathedral remains elegant and beautiful to date, leaving both tourists and Christian worshipers amazed. Also, there are confession times between 11:30 AM and 12 PM on Mondays and 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM on Saturdays. This is open to all persons regardless of their faith or nationality.

37. The Enterprise Center

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📍Map It1401 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States | Phone: +13146225400  | Website Hours: Opens 1 hour before each event| Entrance: Varies with ticket price for each event

With a sitting capacity of 19,260, the Enterprise Center is a 12-story glass and concrete structure that hosts several events. It is the home to St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, which is the St. Louis home team.

Other sports, Concerts and lots more take place in this magnificent building. Tickets tend to sell out at the center, so booking or buying tickets ahead of events is advised.

Events like Twenty One Pilots concert, Post Malone Twelve Carat Tour, and Kevin Harts Reality Check show are already lined up for this coming September 2022. The amazing experience and feeling during a concert in the Enterprise Center is one you will have for life.

38. Central West End

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📍Map ItCentral West End, St Louis, MO, USA | Phone: (314)305-4012 | Website Hours: Open 24/7

The Central West End of St. Louis is an area packed with art shows, concerts, nightlife, and other amazing events. This is a town that offers electric vibes to tourists, with historic homes, sidewalk cafes, and Italian and Asian fusion restaurants.

Central West End offers many historical sites like the great Cathedral Bascilla, St Louis zoo, and St. Louis Art Museum. The expansive Forest Park has lakes and woods that can be explored with family and friends. Also, it is a safe town that offers an amazing nightlife experience with bars that have live music sessions and concerts to make your stay more memorable.

39. Eads Bridge

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📍Map ItSt. Louis, MO 63102, United States | Website Hours: Open 24/7 | Entrance: Free

Named after its designer James Buchanan Eads, the Eads Bridge is the world's first steel-truss bridge built in 1874 and is a historic landmark of the city. It connects St. Louis, Missouri, and St. Louis, Illinois.

On the bridge, the view of the Mississippi river and railroads is quite relaxing. There are also helicopter rides nearby. Like seeing the first car ever made or the first gun, having to walk on the first steel-truss bridge is counted as a memorable experience to share with family and friends.

40. Tower Grove Farmers Market

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📍Map It: Center Cross Dr, St. Louis, MO 63116, United States | Phone:  | Website Hours: Tuesday 4 PM-7 PM, Saturday 8 AM-12:30 PM closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,  and Sunday | Entrance: Free

The best Farmers and Artisans in St. Louis are found in the Tower Grove Farmers Market. With its stunning setting, gorgeous space, and great serene, this market is one to visit. There is a kids playground and fast food outlet to get refreshments as you browse through sections of the market.

The market also provides a live music session for shoppers and tourists to enjoy while browsing through food items or just window shopping and enjoying the scene. The vendors are categorically organized to make it easier for people to shop for specific items. Parking in markets can be annoying and sometimes stressful, but this market offers a good amount of space for parking.

Tobi Miles
Tobi Miles
Article updated:
July 18, 2024 9:02 AM

Tobi Miles is a University of Florida graduate turned globe-trotting culinary explorer and digital nomad expert. As the founder of "Bytes & Bites," he combines his passion for international cuisine with practical advice on remote work, inspiring others to experience the world through food and cultural immersion. With 32 countries under his belt and a knack for uncovering hidden culinary gems, Tobi is redefining the intersection of work, travel, and gastronomy for a new generation of adventurers.

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