What's There To Do? Sightseeing Guide
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September 12th, 2009 – by: sweetsummerdaiz
The Hill - an Italian neighborhood south of hwy 44 and Kingshighway with bakeries, restaurants, deli, and boutique shops of imports and artwork.
- Amighetti's - a wonderful place for a cheap lunch. My 1/2 sandwich (about 5" and good sized) was only $3.85 and was very filling, delicious, on terrific fresh baked bread, and eaten in their causal dining room.
- Vitale's - exquisite bakery. I bought a variety of biscotti and a few cookies here to take to the hotel and saved for breakfast. Oh, and the tiramisu was eaten immediately and was unforgettable!
The Campbell House - (admission $6) This is a fully restored 1850's wealthy home worth seeing. Located in the richest part of town in it's day the home still houses most of the original furnishings of the owners. The family had numerous children only three of which survived into adulthood - none of which ever married. One of the sons had a fascination with early photography and it is remarkable how he took photos of all the rooms in the family's home and preserved them, which are now on display. Unreal!
Union Station - once the busiest train station in the United States, this structure is spectacular in detail, scope, and reuse as the Marriott.
Catholic Basilica - 85,000 square feet of colored glass mosaic tiles - 41,500,000 pieces of glass make this basilica even more impressive, in my opinion, than the Vatican! Don't pass this up!!!
Laclede's Landing - (free) 9 square blocks on the waterfront of food, drink, and anchored by a hotel/casino, with a few shops thrown in for good measure.
The Soldier Memorial - (free) A beautiful and interesting monument to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
City Museum - ($14 for adults - open til 1am on Friday and Saturday nights). Either the man who built this attraction was crazy or was a genius. It is a museum like none other.
Riverfront and The Arch - If you are in St.
Fireman's Museum (free) - A tribute to those who protect us.
The City Zoo - (free) and rated as one of the top 3 museums in the United States.
Planetarium - (free) wonderful science museum located in Forest Park
Forest Park - The largest public city park in the U.S. - bigger than Central Park in New York.
Schlafly Brewery and Bottling Plant Tour - (free) The St. Louis beer maker offers a free tour and sampling of it's factory, located just West of The Hill neighborhood.
Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour - (free) Producers of Budweiser beer also gives a free tour and sampling.
The Revolving Restaurant at the top of the Millenium Hotel - (free to see) - excellent views of the city and the riverfront.
The Historic Fox Theater - (tours $5) - Built in the 20's and restored to its glory, this magnificent theater is worth the trip to the west end of the city.
Thriving Fine Arts District - The visual arts community here is so well represented! With over 20 museums and galleries offered here, artists gather in mass in this central mecca to display their inspirations.
and just so many more options to take advantage of, this list can go on and on!
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