Visit St. Louis!
The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot-tall (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch and Missouri's tallest accessible building. Some sources consider it the tallest human-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States and officially dedicated to "the American people", the Arch, commonly referred to as "The Gateway to the West", is a National Historic Landmark in Gateway Arch National Park and has become an internationally recognized symbol of St. Louis, as well as a popular tourist destination.
The Old St. Louis County Courthouse was built as a combination federal and state courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. Missouri's tallest habitable building from 1864 to 1894, it is now part of Gateway Arch National Park and operated by the National Park Service for historical exhibits and events. The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s. You may tour this historic structure, and visit the restored courtrooms to learn more about our 19th century judicial system.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display - widely considered one of the top three botanical gardens in the world. It features 79 acres of horticultural displays, including indoor conservatories and demonstration, formal and international gardens.
The City Museum
Housed in an old shoe factory in Downtown St. Louis, City Museum is an ever-evolving, always-thrilling, artist-built playground full of weirdly wonderful spaces to explore. From a passion project to an indoor, outdoor, underground playground that welcomes adventurous visitors from all over, we had no idea what City Museum would become when we first opened our doors.
Louis Municipal Area
The city’s one-square mile footprint, which begins in the reflection of the Gateway Arch on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, is filled with enough day time and nightlife fun, not to mention architectural wonders, a national park, and an abundance of interactive greenspace. St. Louis has become the region’s anointed social and business hub for visitors, millennials, developers and residents alike.
It’s life at its most entertaining — the sounds of blues and jazz notes wafting along Washington Avenue and throughout the Arch grounds, fireworks lighting up the sky celebrating a Cardinal home run at Busch Stadium, tugboat horns reverberating as they meander down the river, the joyful squeal of children’s laughter as they climb atop the prop plane high above the city’s insanely fun City Museum, the low whirling of the bright Lime scooters and bikes spotted along every sidewalk.