The Arch is a top place to visit in St. Louis. It’s such an amazing national landmark; in fact it’s the largest monument in the United States, and it provides a ton of great photo opportunities! Underneath the arch is a large facility that houses a museum, gift shop, and trams that can take you up to the top of the arch (there’s windows at the top!). It is simply a must-see for your family.
Visit www.gatewayarch.com for more information.
The City Museum displays an incredible mix of unique exhibits that are kid-friendly; you can actually touch and interact with them! This huge 600,000-square-foot museum is the vision of artist and sculptor Bob Cassilly, which means that you wont find anything else like it in the world. It’s a wonderful assortment of historical artifacts, artificial caves to explore, artistic construction, and lots of play areas for the kids. You could easily spend a day exploring this vast complex!
Visit its official site, www.citymuseum.org, for more info.
Grant’s Farm is the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family, named for Ulysses S. Grant, who originally worked a portion of the land. There’s a two-story cabin on the property that was built by Grant himself! The kids will have plenty of things to look at and enjoy, such as an assortment of wild animals to see and birds and goats to feed.
Grant’s Farm is also a home to the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales. You’ll definitely enjoy visiting the stables and the many photo ops with these magnificent horses!
Want to learn more? Be sure to visit www.grantsfarm.com!
St. Louis Zoo
This is one of the best zoos we’ve ever visited. Not only do they house a large assortment of animals (over 15,000), they are also a leader in animal education, research, and conservation. Admission is free, so you can visit as many times as you like… you’ll need to in order to enjoy it all!
Their official website is www.stlzoo.org.
St. Louis Science Center
Our kids loved this science center! There is so much to do and tons of exhibits to enjoy. Yes, this is another “plan to be here all day” or even “several days” places. We enjoyed the many science experiments, the large dinosaur exhibit, the environment galleries, and especially the planetarium! There’s so much more to experience, so be sure to check out their official site.
If you’re headed to St. Louis or surrounding cities, make time to check out these great destinations! Be sure to go to their websites and verify any seasonal closing dates first. Share your photos with us too!