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View a digital visitors guide, download an ap or request a print copy (https://explorestlouis.com/travel-tools/visitors-guide/) 

Mileage shown is from Union Station Hotel to the attraction site. Highlighted attractions are part of the PTG/IAPBT tours. Visit here for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday tour options.

 

Getting Around St. Louis

You can get almost anywhere in St. Louis using mass transportation via bus or light rail.

St. Louis Adventure Pass

http://www.stladventurepass.com/adventure-pass.html

Unlimited single-day pass is $7.50 for rides on the MetroLink, MetroBus, Downtown Trolley and Forest Park Trolley. Separate day passes also available for the Downtown Trolley and Forest Park Trolley.

Metro St Louis

Maps and routes: http://www.metrostlouis.org/system-maps/

 

Local Attractions

PEABODY OPERA HOUSE

www.peabodyoperahouse.com

A few blocks from the Union Station Hotel, the Peabody Opera House is a historic, 3,100 seat theater in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Performances include everything from concerts to theatricals to comedy. .25 mile

 

Citygarden

www.citygardenstl.org

Combines sculpture, plants, fountains and architecture into one location in downtown St. Louis. The area offers a vibrant, serene blending of lush plantings and internationally-renowned sculpture with water, stone, architecture and design. The Terrace View restaurant is on-site. 1 mile

 

City Museum

www.citymuseum.org

Four floors of an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects along with an aquarium and rooftop theme park. 1 mile


Gateway Arch

www.gatewayarch.com

The 630-foot Arch is an architectural marvel. Located in Riverfront Park on the Mississippi River. The museum is being renovated, but the Arch tram and movie are open. Many of the museum items are on display in the nearby Old Courthouse. Check out the riverboat sightseeing cruises. Some include dining options. 1 mile

 

Laclede's Landing

http://lacledeslanding.com

Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and just north of the world-famous Gateway Arch, Laclede’s Landing is downtown St. Louis’ oldest district and only riverfront entertainment and dining destination. 1 mile


Ballpark Village

http://www.stlballparkvillage.com/

Located at the crossroads of the Midwest in the heart of St. Louis' central business district and next to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village is a sports anchored entertainment district that includes dining, sports viewing and live entertainment. 1 mile

 

Busch Stadium and the St. Louis Cardinals

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com

The home of the major league baseball St. Louis Cardinals. Even if the Cardinals aren’t playing in town, you can take a tour of the stadium. 1 mile

 

Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

https://mostateparks.com/park/scott-joplin-house-state-historic-site

An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. The site also includes museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life. Tours offered every hour. 1 mile

 

National Blues Museum

https://www.nationalbluesmuseum.org/

Open in 2016, this unique, interactive museum celebrates the story of the Blues and its impact on American culture. Live performances on Friday night. 1.2 miles

 

Missouri Botanical Gardens

www.missouribotanicalgarden.org

Founded in 1859, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and an oasis in the city of St. Louis. Today, 153 years after opening, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display. Don’t miss the unique Climatron, a climate-controlled geodesic greenhouse dome and beautiful Japanese Garden. 2 miles

 

Forest Park

www.forestparkforever.org/park-attractions

Over 1,200 acres in the center of St. Louis.  It contains St. Louis’ major museums – the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum – as well as the Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, and The Muny, which is the country’s biggest outdoor theatre. Take the Forest Park Trolley (www.stladventurepass.com/forest-park-trolley.html) to travel between attractions. 5 miles

 

Grant's Farm

http://www.grantsfarm.com/

Grant's Farm is one of the area's most popular free attractions. The 281-acre farm is the former home of the Busch family. It's named for President Ulysses S. Grant who farmed part of the land in the 1800's. Today, Grant's Farm is home to hundreds of animals from around the world. It's also the place to go to see the famed Budweiser Clydesdales. Admittance is free, but there is a cost to park. 12 miles

 

Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, IL

http://cahokiamounds.org

Just across the river from downtown St. Louis, Cahokia Mounds is the largest prehistoric Indian site north of Mexico. You’ll find a world-class interpretive center with museum exhibit galleries and theater. Outdoors, follow the trails and explore the 100 ft. high Monks Mound, the largest earthwork in North America. 13 miles

 

Saint Charles, MO

www.historicstcharles.com

Located west of St. Louis on the Missouri River, Saint Charles is known for its historic architecture, specialty stores and antiques, lovely parks, and a wide variety of local restaurants. Experience the charm and beauty of a city that has been welcoming visitors since 1769. Ride the trolley or take a walking tour. If you have time, visit the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center. 26 miles

 

Breweries and Wineries

St. Louis and the surrounding area are also home to a wide variety of award-winning beverages.

Breweries and Brew Pubs (https://explorestlouis.com/discover/st-louis-beer-brewing/craft-breweries-brew-pubs/