08-03-2002, 07:37 PM
We will be in town the weekend of October 10th for a wedding, and we would like to see the area after.
We have a daughter who will be 6 months old by then, so amusement parks and wild stuff is out.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
08-04-2002, 05:44 AM
Kinda boring, but you can see the whole city at the top and realize that its more of a village. And there's some other city across the river that may be fun (don't remember, been about a decade since i stopped in St. Loui)
08-05-2002, 12:56 PM
Where do I start...
You might want to consider the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour which is free and somewhat interesting. I always tell people to schedule that at the middle of their day when the heat is really on so they can take the tour inside the air conditioned facility and then relax with a few complimentary beers in the hospitality room afterwards.
Blueberry Hill is a very good recomendation for evining entertainment. Located in the University City section of town off of Delmar and is a fun spot for blues and local music talent. Somewhat across the street is Fitz's St. Louis style root beer and resturant with a real root beer brewery inside the resturant.
Can you tell that folks in St. Louis like their drinks? ;-)
Baseball fans might be able to catch a ball game if the Cardinals are still in the running.
Interested in some gambling? There are riverboat casinos on both sides of the Mississippi river.
The Gateway Arch is interesting and the museum below it is worthy of a look as well.
The city boasts an impressive zoo with allot of attractions for young and old.
Grant's farm is also run by the Anheuser-Busch family and boasts a very impressive wild life refuge and safe game ranch which allows visitors to see the entire facility by specialty train so as to cut down on the walking.
There is plenty more but this should get you started for some free time activities. For more info you can check the following links.
http://www.explorestlouis.com/ (official tourist board site)
http://stlouis.citysearch.com/ (typical Citysearch.com site)
http://www.slfp.com/ (An internet only local newspaper with a good local attraction and events listing)
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/ (An offbeat free newspaper that is very good at keeping track of all types of current events and activities)
Feel free to contact me via email if you have any other questions. I'll be glad to try to answer them all.
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08-23-2002, 04:24 AM
St. louis Zoo is in the top 3 zoo's in North America. It is huge, well stocked, has many new and old exhibits. best of all IT IS FREE. Been around since the 1904 World's Fair.
In the same area you must go get Ice cream at Ted Drew's. It's on old RT 66 which is now Watson rd. The best frozen custard in north america.
You must do the Arch. There is a very cool museum undeer the Arch devoted to our country and it's westward expantion in early 1800's.
While you near the Zoo, we have a very modern science center and space planaterium.
A tour of the Anhieser Busch is very informative. Plus they give free beer.
That's about with a 6 month old.