St. Louis Attractions

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Attractions in St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum - Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children playgrounds, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.

Contemporary Art Museum - The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is one of the leading voices in the world of contemporary art. As St. Louis’s forum for interpreting culture through contemporary visual art, we connect our visitors to the dynamic art and ideas of our times. As a gathering place for experiencing contemporary art and culture, we push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and expression.

Laumeier Sculpture Park - With each increasingly frequent sunshine-filled day, more and more visitors are exploring Laumeier's rolling 105-acre landscape- one of the region’s important “public spaces” that speak to the community’s commitment to cultural experiences, preservation of outdoor spaces and creating a place where people of many interests can come together. More than 80 works of contemporary sculpture. Free and open to the public year-round.

Missouri Botanical Garden - Within the walls of these 79 acres, magnificent gardens and rare collections of botanical, horticultural, and historical materials reside with architecturally significant buildings and inspirational fountains and statuary.

Riverboat Cruises - Enjoy an elegant and delicious meal as you experience the sights of the river and listen to live music. Feast on dinner which includes salad and dessert. Cocktails are available on the dock, please inquire about specific dates and times. Group rates are available for groups of 20 and larger. Private charter cruises are also available.

Saint Louis Art Museum - The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879 as a department of Washington University. In 1906, following the Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exhibition of 1904, the Museum moved into the central building of architect Cass Gilbert's Palace of Fine Arts. The Saint Louis Art Museum remains Dedicated to Art and Free to All.

Saint Louis Science Center - Experiment with the Saint Louis Science Center. We offer a fascinating Planetarium, Discovery Room, Omnimax Theater and so much more. Saint Louis Science Center. It is one of the top five science centers in the United States, serving 1.2 million visitors annually.

St. Louis Zoo - Take a walk in the wild through this thrilling exhibit where elephants are at play, cheetahs dart across a dry plain and hyenas watch warily by! Exciting areas of the zoo include: The Wild, Discovery Corner, Historic Hill, and Red Rocks all with different animals to see and play with.

The Gateway Arch Riverfront - The St. Louis Gateway Arch weighs 17,246 tons. Nine hundred tons of stainless steel was used to build the Arch, more than any other project in history. The Arch was built at a cost of $13 million. The transportation system was built at a cost of $3,500,000.Take the tram ride to the top, see a documentary film, experience a giant screen movie, visit the Lewis & Clark exhibit in the museum and go shopping.

The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture - Only the second of its kind the country, The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture opened as The Black World History Wax Museum in February 1997. After 10 years of being variously known, we hit upon what seems to be the perfect name “The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture”. Our new name more accurately reflects our mission and purpose - the keeper of the stories, culture, and history of Black people.

The Magic House - Throughout our 30-year history, The Magic House has sparked the imaginations of more than 10 million visitors. The Magic House’s innovative and interactive exhibits and programs have been recognized by Nickelodeon, Orbitz, FamilyFun magazine and Zagat, which named The Magic House the nation’s top family attraction in “child appeal.” It is a nationally-acclaimed children’s museum offers hundreds of hands-on educational exhibits for kids from one to 101.