10 Essential Activities on a Visit to St. Louis

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St. Louis Old Courthouse

ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 04: The Gateway Arch is the perfect backdrop for the Old Courthouse and ‘The Runner’ fountain sculpture, in St. Louis, Missouri on AUGUST 04, 2012. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

If you thrive on experiences, St. Louis may be the perfect place for you.

As a medium-sized Midwestern city that doesn’t have a ton of famous historical landmarks, St. Louis isn’t exactly the most popular vacation destination for your average tourist. With that said, it’s a wonderful city that is lively enough to provide constant entertainment, and it’s got so much more to offer than recent national media coverage (largely surrounding murder and riots) may lead you to believe. In fact, if you’re looking for an inexpensive vacation that provides enriching experiences (as opposed to just laying on a beach for a week), St. Louis may be the perfect place for you.

Here we’ve highlighted 10 of the most essential activities on a visit to St. Louis. So whether you’re visiting family, here for business, or just taking a vacation, add everything here to your checklist and enjoy the Gateway to the West!

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