Things to do in St. Louis, MO

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Gateway Arch which includes a monument, a sunset and a city

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1. Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch is St. Louis’ most recognizable landmark. The 630-foot (192-meter) high stainless steel archway looms high over downtown. Climb to the top for breath-taking 360-degree views of the city. There’s a museum, educational cinema, gift shop and gourmet food store inside the arch.
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Enjoy 360-degree views and learn about the history of St. Louis at this world-famous landmark.

2. St. Louis Zoo

From majestic big cats to miniature butterflies, come face-to-face with animals from all over the world at the St. Louis Zoo. The zoo, spread across 90 acres (36 hectares) in the city’s Forest Park, is home to hundreds of species of animals. It is one of the few free zoos in the United States.
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In the middle of St. Louis, meet the exotic and endangered animals that live in meticulously recreated ecosystems from all over the world.

3. Forest Park

Get to the heart of St. Louis life by setting aside at least a day to explore Forest Park. Across about 1,300 acres (530 hectares), this vast green space incorporates a wide range of environments, including forests, creeks and lakes. Use the great sports facilities by coming ready to fish, golf, play tennis or play baseball. Reserve time to see the many famous St. Louis cultural attractions here too, some of which are housed in beautiful historic buildings.
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Nature, history and cultural institutions come together in one of the United States’ largest urban parks, which buzzes with St. Louis’ dynamic community spirit. 

4. Busch Stadium

Catch an event at Busch Stadium during your trip to St. Louis. Experience the area's great live music or attend a baseball game.
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Catch an event at Busch Stadium during your trip to St. Louis. Experience the area's great live music or attend a baseball game.

5. City Museum

The City Museum has playgrounds, aquariums and factories among its many hands-on exhibits. Quirky artifacts, such as “The World’s Largest Underpants,” are found alongside slippery slides and live animals. There’s even a daily circus show.
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This quirky children’s museum invites visitors to crawl through whales, climb into tree houses and whiz down three-story slides.

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