St. Louis Area Attractions
Ballpark Village is the premiere dining and entertainment district in the region. Located in the heart of St. Louis' central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village is the first-ever, sports-anchored, multi-phased/mixed-use development. The $100 million, 120,000-square-foot multi-story project is visible beyond the left center field wall of Busch Stadium, complimenting the energy and excitement of the game day experience. Ballpark village hosts a variety of public and private events 365 days a year, providing patrons a variety of entertainment, food and beverage, and on-site parking in one location.
Budweiser Brewery Experience
Since its founding in 1852, Anheuser-Busch has honored its historic brewing methods, maintaining the tradition of brewing the finest beers, one batch at a time. Nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, our largest and oldest brewery site was selected based on its access to the Mississippi River, the large presence of German immigrants in the 1800’s, and the natural cave formations that were used to store beer prior to artificial refrigeration. Regardless of the experience you choose, as you walk through the halls of the historic St. Louis brewery, you are transported in time. You will realize the vision that became one of the largest and oldest breweries in the nation. From the history-rich architecture - including three National Historic Landmarks - to cutting-edge brewing technology, you will witness first-hand the heritage and timeless tradition Anheuser-Busch employs to brew beer.
Vibrant and serene blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculptures with delights of water, stone, architecture and design. Open and accessible year-round. Located within walking distance of the Gateway Arch.
Missouri Botanical Garden
A National Historic Landmark founded in 1859 with 79 acres of scenic landscaping and historic structures. Don't miss the Climatron® tropical rain forest, the Japanese Garden and founder Henry Shaw's Victorian home. Seasonal narrated tram tours, restaurant, gift shop. Free parking on site. Adults, $8; children 12 and under, free.
Gateway Arch and Museum
Gaze at over 43,000 tons of concrete and steel making an iconic, elegant arc 63 stories high into the Midwest sky. The Gateway Arch celebrates the westward expansion of the United States and the pioneers who made it possible. Since its completion in 1965, the monument has taken millions of visitors on the trip to the top to enjoy stunning views stretching up to 30 miles to the east and west.
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (New Cathedral)
One of the largest mosaic collections in the western hemisphere; museum and shop. Daily for Masses and tours. Lower-level Mosaic museum, $2 admission.
Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.
Cassilly and his longtime crew of 20 artisans have constructed the museum from the very stuff of the city. As a result, it has urban roots deeper than any other institutions’. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, City Museum boasts features such as castles of reclaimed stone, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, fire trucks, miles of tile, church pipe organs and even two derelict planes!
Missouri History Museum
Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the Missouri History Museum looks at the history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. Discover the city’s baseball history from the Browns to the Cardinals, marvel at the magnitude of the 1904 World’s Fair and much more. Visit the History Clubhouse, a free family gallery filled with hands-on activities where kids can pilot a steamboat, learn about life in Cahokia and build a downtown skyscraper.
National Blues Museum
The National Blues Museum explores the Blues and celebrates the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. The facility educates guests in an entertaining environment that includes high impact technology driven experiences, a state-of-the-art theater, artifact-driven exhibits and robust public programming. Membership available.
Site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case and is also where Virginia Minor fought for women's right to vote. Houses four exhibit galleries providing a rich history of early St. Louis. Trial reenactments, ranger-led tours available. Open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Limited accessibility.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation believes in the power of direct experiences with art. The museum presents historic and contemporary art in dynamic interplay with its celebrated Tadao Ando building, offering unexpected experiences and inspiring new perspectives. Valuing close looking and civic engagement, the Pulitzer is a place for contemplation and exchange that brings art and people together. Located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri, the Pulitzer is free and open to the public.
Saint Louis Art Museum
Located in the heart of historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Beyond the collection, the Museum offers unique shopping and dining experiences to help make your visit more enjoyable. FREE.
Saint Louis Zoo
Famed for its beautiful park setting and world-renowned natural exhibits, the Saint Louis Zoo offers groups distinctive rental venues: The Living World, Lakeside Cafe, the McDonnell Center at River Camp, Event Tent and the entire Zoo grounds for evening activities. Daytime rentals include The McDonnell Center at River Camp, Event Tent with a 400 plus seating auditorium. Whether it's 30 or 10,000 or more people, please call the Facility Rental hotline for information. The Saint Louis Zoo offers a unique location, wonderful food and great service.
Saint Louis Science Center
Explore 700-plus exhibits, the OMNIMAX® Theater, James S. McDonnell Planetarium, special traveling exhibitions, and more. Group rates available. Open daily. General admission is always free.
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum is a state-of-the-art museum facility in downtown St. Louis that honors military service, veterans and their families. Soldiers Memorial shares American military history through the lens of St. Louis. Following a multi-million dollar revitalization, this St. Louis landmark reopened on November 3, 2018 under the operational leadership of the Missouri Historical Society.