St. Louis is one of the most popular cities in the Mid-West. In fact, the mid-west is basically fields for miles and miles so St. Louis is a nice change of scenery. The city has a lot to offer from sports and food to shopping and museums. Here are five things we believe you must do while in St. Louis.
1. National Blues Museum
The National Blues Musuem is perfect for any music fan. You might not be a fan of blues music but walking through the museum, you will quickly find out that blues was an inspiration for a lot of the music we listen to today. The really cool thing about the museum is that it is interactive. As you walk through, you can create your own blues album. It might not sound so great when you finish but you will have a lot of fun doing it.
2. The Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a must see. It is the tallest arch in the world and if you are in the city, you can’t miss it. It’s that big! The Arch is open to visitors if you dare to go up in it. It’s a tight space but the view is great!
3. Ballpark Village
It’s no surprise that St. Louis is known for sports so you have to go to a game of some kind while in town. Ballpark Village happens to be right beside the stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals. If you can’t be in the stadium, this is the next best place. You can watch the game while eating delicious food. You can even buy a ticket to watch the game in person from the deck of Ballpark Village.
4. Saint Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo is a dream for animal lovers, especially if you like big cats. Admission is free and they have almost any kind of animal you can think of. It is considered one of the best zoos in the country for research, conservation, and education.
5. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is a butterfly zoo operated by the Missouri Botanical Gardens and is one of the best experiences you will have in St. Louis. There is something serene about walking through a bright and colorful conservatory with butterflies fluttering all around you, especially when they land on your hand or your shoulder and you really get to see them up close.