While you are attending the National Family Conference, we thought you and your family may enjoy seeing some of the fantastic attractions available to you in the St. Louis area.  With both free and paid entertainment options, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Forest Park, which covers an area of 1,293 acres and is one of the largest urban parks in the nation, is home to many of St. Louis’s most popular free attractions:

More free attractions outside Forest Park: Grant’s Farm, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour, the Basilica of St. Louis (1834) (commonly known as the “Old Cathedral”; the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral west of the Mississippi River), and the Citygarden.

St. Louis possesses several distinct examples of 18th and 19th century architecture that are also free to wander through, such as the Soulard Market District (1779–1842), the Chatillon-de-Menil House (1848), the Bellefontaine Cemetery (1850), the Robert G. Campbell House (1852), the Old Courthouse (1845–62), the original Anheuser-Busch Brewery (1860), and two of Louis Sullivan’s early skyscrapers, the Wainwright Building (1890–91) and the Union Trust Building.  Laclède’s Landing, located on the Mississippi River front directly north of the historic Eads Bridge, is popular for its restaurants and nightclubs.  How about visiting the Hill, a historically Italian neighborhood where many of the area’s best Italian restaurants can be found.

Other things to see/do (paid attractions):

Flirt with Lady Luck (if you’re of age) at one of the area’s six casinos including: the Lumiere Place, River City Casino, Harrah’s, Ameristar Casino, Alton Belle, and the Casino Queen.

2 comments on “St. Louis Attractions”

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    Malinda Heuring on June 2, 2011

    We love Citygarden. It is a free water play area for the kids. Take you own snacks and drinks and stay cool at the Splash Pad. The St. Louis MetroLink drops you off just a couple of blocks away.

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    seanvora on June 7, 2011

    Can’t wait for the Conference! We’re heading to Chicago the previous weekend, so it will be a great week of visiting!

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