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St. Louis must see attractions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ample dining options, fascinating museums, and great live music are just a few top things to explore in Downtown St. Louis. A visit to Meeting of the Waters Fountain or St. Louis Union Station Mini Golf might round out your trip, and you can jump aboard the metro at 8th and Pine Station or Stadium Station to get around town.
Maryland Heights is a destination visitors seek out for is abundant dining options, live music, and casinos. You might want to check out attractions like Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum or Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre while you're exploring the neighborhood.