Top Choice Museum in St Louis

City Museum

Possibly the wildest highlight to any visit to St Louis is this frivolous, frilly fun house in a vast old shoe factory. The Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem sets the tone. Run, jump and explore all manner of exhi…
Top Choice Park in St Louis

Forest Park

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 World's Fair. It's a beautiful place to escape to and is dotted w…
Top Choice Museum in St Louis

Missouri History Museum

Presents the story of St Louis, starring such worthies as the World's Fair, Charles Lindbergh (look for the sales receipt for his first plane – he bought it at a variety store!) and a host of bluesmen. Oral historie…
Top Choice Monument in St Louis

Gateway Arch & Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

As a symbol for St Louis, the Arch has soared above any expectations its backers could have had in 1965 when it opened. The centerpiece of this National Park Service property, the silvery, shimmering Gateway Arch is…
Brewery in St Louis

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

The world's largest beer plant, the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery, gives marketing-driven tours. View the bottling plant and Clydesdale horses. One thing to note: the purchase of this St Louis (and American) icon …
Amusement Park in St Louis

Grant's Farm

A small-time theme park on the beer-brewing Busch family's rural retreat, Grant's Farm thrills kids with its Clydesdale horses and 1000 other animals from six continents; a tram takes you through the preserve where …
Gardens in St Louis

Missouri Botanical Garden

Dating to 1859, these gardens hold a 14-acre Japanese garden, a carnivorous plant bog and a Victorian-style hedge maze. It's at the north end of Tower Grove Park, near I-44 exit 287B.
Historic Building in St Louis

Old Courthouse & Museum

Facing the Gateway Arch across the new plaza, this 1845 courthouse is where the famed Dred Scott slavery case was first tried. Galleries depict the trial's history, as well as that of the city. It also has displays …
Museum in St Louis

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

A Grand Center landmark, has programs and exhibits across disciplines, including architecture.
Museum in St Louis

St Louis Art Museum

A grand beaux-arts palace (with striking modern wing) originally built for the World's Fair. Now housing this storied institution, its collections span time and styles. The Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden op…