Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

St Louis

A Grand Center landmark, this pint-sized institution has programs and rotating exhibits across disciplines, including architecture.

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Nearby St Louis attractions

1. City Museum

1.89 MILES

Possibly the wildest highlight of any visit to St Louis is this frivolous, frilly fun house in a vast old shoe factory. The Museum of Mirth, Mystery &…

2. St Louis Science Center


The interactive exhibits at this three-story museum are geared toward kids (and the young at heart). Expect live demonstrations, dinosaurs, a planetarium…

3. Missouri Botanical Garden

2.16 MILES

Dating to 1859, these gardens hold a 14-acre Japanese garden, a carnivorous plant bog, a Victorian-style hedge maze and the oldest continuously operating…

4. National Blues Museum

2.49 MILES

This flashy museum explores blues legends like hometown hero Chuck Berry, while making a strong case for the genre's myriad influences on modern rock,…

5. Ballpark Village

2.55 MILES

Bros and dudes gather at this complex across the street from Busch Stadium, dedicated to beer and sports. Outside of game days and major events it can…

6. Forest Park

2.58 MILES

New York City may have Central Park, but St Louis has the bigger (by 528 acres) Forest Park. The superb, 1371-acre spread was the setting of the 1904…

7. Economy Museum at the St Louis Fed

2.62 MILES

A surprisingly flashy and ultimately rewarding look at the economy and how you as an individual fit into it. Located within the Federal Reserve Bank of St…

8. Old Courthouse & Museum

2.64 MILES

Facing the Gateway Arch across the new plaza, this 1845 courthouse is where the notorious Dred Scott slavery case was first tried in 1857. Considered one…