St. Louis Quick Guide
St. Louis holds an important place in the nation's history as the site of the 1904 World's Fair, held to honor the 100th anniversary of the westward expedition of Lewis & Clark that began here. The city's famed Gateway Arch symbolizes that westward journey and is often referred to as the gateway to the west.
Visitors will find that the city is home to many cultural attractions - many of them free - including a number of museums. Be sure to visit the Science Center, Planetarium and the domed, four-story, state-of-the-art Omnimax Theater. Round out your tour with visits to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the home of Ulysses S. Grant and the Saint Louis Zoo.
Residents who need to do business with the city or find related services can visit City Hall at 1200 Market St. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Getting Around or Getting Away
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Making St. Louis Your Home
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Where to Go in St. Louis
St. Louis is home field to a variety of professional sports teams, and there's no shortage of fans to go around.
Watch the Cardinals load the bases at Busch Stadium, see the St. Louis Blues go for the goal at Scottrade Center, or check out the Rams' fast football action at the Edward Jones Dome. Get tickets to these events and more for a fun-filled weekend.
Things to Do in St. Louis
The State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Championships come to St. Louis in March of 2013. Find out how to get your tickets for the best in NCAA basketball.
Try a new cuisine, find a new hangout or take up a new hobby. St. Louis' varied neighborhoods and mix of cultures make it easy to find new things to do!
If it's Wednesday, be sure to head over to St. Raymond's Hall in La Salle Park for a traditional Lebanese lunch, served cafeteria-style since the 1960s by church parishioners.
Popular St. Louis Attractions
- BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
- Daniel Boone Home & Boonesfield Village
- Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
- Scott Joplin State Historic Site