St. Louis is an independent city on the eastern border of Missouri state of United States. The city is home to several major corporations such as Express Scripts, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Graybar Electric, Scottrade, Sigma-Aldrich, Anheuser-Busch, Edward Jones Investments, Emerson Electric, Energizer, and Monsanto. St. Louis is also home to three professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful Major League Baseball clubs; the hockey St. Louis Blues, and the football St. Louis Rams. The city is commonly identified with the Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in downtown St. Louis.
In this city, as a tourist, you would discover dozens of unique neighborhoods, from where you can find a halal meat market and a raucous Italian-restaurant-slash-rock-club within one city block, to the Central West End, where charming bistros and haute-couture boutiques occupy some of St. Louis’s most architecturally stunning buildings, to Soulard, where you can stop in real-deal Irish pubs and dance-all-night clubs, all in the impressively looming shadow of the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex.
Following are some of the popular tourist attractions in and around St. Louis city:
The city museum was opened in 1997, housed around 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company is a place where you would see imaginative learning center features of a multi-level enchanted forest, giant aquarium, participatory circus and a museum of oddities. It is a wonderful place that you have not seen before.
The Magic House is a non-profit organization which would engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. It is a special place where families can explore, play, discover, experience, pretend, construct and create many experiments together.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park which is laid out on a old part of the town. It bears the name of President Thomas Jefferson, during whose Presidency the Louisiana Purchase opened up the west to settlement.
Missouri Botanical Garden is also popular as the Shaw Garden. It was founded by Henry Shaw, an immigrant from England in the 1800s, he decided to give something back to the world and St. Louis. The garden consists of a lovely rose garden, Climatron for tropical plants, a Japanese Garden, an “aqua-tunnel” under a water-lily pool and a herbarium.
Missouri History museum exhibits early history of the Missouri state and its major commercial center, St. Louis, through a variety of educational resources and permanent exhibits including “Seeking St. Louis” and “Many Voices.
Science Center exhibits a hands-on exploration of science and technology, particularly absorbing for children. They will also enjoy the zoo.
Museum of Transportation exhibits one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation vehicles in the world. Here you can also see the history of American railroading, see antique cars and trucks,a towboat, and many more.
Edward Jones Dome is a field where you can catch a RAMS football game at St. Louis’ premier sports stadium.
Casino Queen restaurant and RV Park are located just 5 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With more than 38,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,100 slot machines and the hottest table games in town, there’s something for every one.
St. Louis Zoo houses many animals from the great apes, to the elephants, to the penguin house. It is world renowned for conservation and protection of endangered species. You would find a wonderful minitature railroad system that travels 1 1/2 miles through the zoo park with stops along the way and also there is an antique children’s carousel with seats that represent zoo animals living in the park.
The Cathedral of Basilica Of Saint Louis, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, Forest Park, Christ Church Cathedral, Gateway Arch, Black World History Wax Museum, Busch Stadium, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Old Court House, Campbell House Museum, Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis are also some of the popular tourist attractions of St. Louis city.