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The Gateway Art, Forest Park & More

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Laclede's Landing

Given the history here in The Lou, you’d be remiss not to see some of the historical sights. That most definitely includes getting an up-close view of the iconic Gateway Arch.

As the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the arch is one of the most iconic sights in all of the United States. Plan a visit to the arch and be sure to take the lift up to the top. There, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of downtown and the Mississippi River.

Oh, and the other attractions in the Jefferson Memorial aren’t half either – check out the Old Courthouse and Museum of Westward Expansion during your visit. Both come highly recommended for the history buff and culture connoisseur in your party.

Just a short walk from the Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park houses a ton of great sightseeing opportunities as well. Take some time to explore both the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum. The former is over 100 years old, so the architecture alone is worth the visit, not to mention the collection of over 30,000 pieces of fine art.

Apart from its unique place in American history, St. Louis is also known for its place in the beer universe. Yes, home of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the Lou draws thousands of beer-loving visitors year-round for its hands-on approach to beer history. Take a brewery tour and see where world-famous Budweiser beer has been brewed since 1875.

Ready to experience St. Louis’ nightlife? Then head on over to Laclede’s Landing, located just a stone’s throw from the mighty Mississippi. Served by the METROLINK train, Laclede’s Landing is a fun-filled entertainment district, featuring the best nightlife, restaurants, cafes, and shopping St. Louis has to offer. Too, the district is home to a number of awesome attractions. You really can’t go wrong visiting the landing.

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