Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis 4431 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO, 63108 (314) 373-8240 cathedralstl.org
The Cathedral Basilica has the world’s largest collection of mosaic art, as well as a museum and shop. Open daily for masses and self-guided tours. Lower-level Mosaic museum, $1 admission.
Chess Club & Hall of Fame 4657 Maryland Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63110 (314) 361-2437 www.stlouischessclub.org
The World Chess Hall of Fame is in the Central West End, a bustling neighborhood located directly across the street from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The WCHOF partners with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center to provide innovative programming and outreach to local, national, and international audiences.
COCA 524 Trinity Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63130 (314) 725-6555 cocastl.org
A national leader in innovative arts education, COCA serves more than 50,000 people of all ages annually through multidisciplinary arts programs. Popular COCA attractions include its Family Theatre Series, which runs September through March, and exhibits of contemporary art in its Millstone Gallery.
Forest Park 5595 Grand Drive St. Louis, MO, 63108 (314) 367-7275 forestparkforever.org
Forest Park Forever is a non-profit organization made up of passionate park advocates working in partnership with the City of St. Louis to provide maintenance, operations, education, visitor services and capital project management for the largest urban park in the St. Louis region.
The Hill 2201 Macklind Ave St. Louis, MO, 63110 shopthehill.com
Recognized nationally and treasured locally, the Italian Hill neighborhood comes to life everyday with great restaurants, specialty shops and tours. Discover St. Louis’ greatest tradition, 10 minutes from downtown.
Dogtown is a St. Louis neighborhood with more than 200 years of history. Friendly restaurants please diners and serve families visiting the Zoo. Enjoy a welcoming, close-knit community nestled nearby the world-class attractions of Forest Park.
The Loop 6504 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO, 63130 (314) 727-8000 visittheloop.com
The Loop is a vibrant restaurant, shopping, arts and entertainment district. Dine at one of the award-winning restaurants, see a concert, stop in a clothing boutique, and enjoy the St. Louis Walk of Fame along the sidewalks. Right on the MetroLink!
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Washington University
One Brookings Drive CB 1214 St. Louis, MO, 63130 (314) 935-4523 kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University features stimulating exhibitions, exceptional educational resources and an outstanding collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st-century European and American art.
Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Boulevard St. Louis, MO, 63110 (314) 577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842 toll-free mobot.org
The Missouri Botanical Garden in South St. Louis is the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the nation. Highlights include a tropical rain forest inside the Climatron® geodesic dome; the 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Seiwa-en; a seasonal Children’s Garden; and founder Henry Shaw’s original country estate.
Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO, 63112 (314) 746-4599 mohistory.org
The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park offers traveling museum exhibitions; tours; theatrical and musical presentations; family activities; special events; workshops; programs for school classes and youth groups; and presentations on a variety of topics related to history.
Saint Louis Art Museum One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park St. Louis, MO, 63110 (314) 721-0072 slam.org
The Saint Louis Art Museum is a world-class art museum with collections that include works of art from nearly every culture and time period. General admission is free everyday.
Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63110 (314) 289-4400 or 800-456-SLSC, x4400 slsc.org
The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States. Throughout the four-story OMNIMAX Theater, the state-of-the-art Boeing Hall, the air-supported EXPLORADOME and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, there are more than 700 exhibits to explore.
Saint Louis Zoo One Government Drive St. Louis, MO, 63110 (314) 781-0900 www.stlzoo.org
Named America’s #1 Zoo by Zagat Survey and Parenting Magazine, the Saint Louis Zoo is widely recognized for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. One of the few free zoos in the nation, it attracts about 3,000,000 visitors a year.
Tower Grove Park 4256 Magnolia Ave. St. Louis, MO, 63110 (314) 771-2679 www.towergrovepark.org
Tower Grove Park came into existence on October 20, 1868, when Henry Shaw conveyed his lands to the City of St. Louis, by deed of gift. Tower Grove Park is 289 acres. It is the second largest park in St. Louis, but the only urban park in the Midwest that is a national historic landmark.