St. Louis Journals

St Louis with Kids

A travel journal to St. Louis by tina Haflett

Gateway Arch Photo, St. Louis, Missouri More Photos
Quote: St Louis and its attractions--Forest Park, the zoo, art museum, science center, history museum, arch, and Six Flags--offer a world of no-cost and low-cost activities for the kids.

St Louis with Kids

Overview

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Forest Park, Zoo, Arch, Six Flags a must

Quick Tips:

Go to the attraction on Mon- Thurs , it will be less crowded.

Best Way To Get Around:

Car, to get around, everything is spread out.

Silverleaf's Timber Creek Resort

Hotel | "Timber Creek"

Silverleaf's Timber Creek Resort Photo, Desoto, Missouri
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Best Things Nearby:ST. Louis is about 45 miles away. Six Flags St. Louis is about 45 minutes away as well. Best Things About the Resort:Close to St. Louis yet secluded. Tennis, basketball, golf, mini-golf, pool, playground, lake, fishing, and canoeing--need I say more?Resort Experience:Our unit had a full kitchen and a living room with sofa, bed, and TV. The master bedroom has a king bed, Jacuzzi tub, bath, and TV. The second bedroom has a double bed, bath, and kitchenette. At the resort, you can fish, canoe, play on the playground, play mini-golf or golf, play tennis, basketball, volleyball, tetherball, shoot archery, and much more. Watch out for the ticks a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2003

Silverleaf's Timber Creek Resort
4800 U.S. Highway 67
Desoto, Missouri 63020
(636) 586-7448

St. Louis Zoo

Attraction

St. Louis Zoo Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis Zoo is voted one of America's top 10 zoos and entrance is FREE! Parking is $8.00 per day. It's open all year long, except Christmas and New Years. The Saint Louis Zoo's miniature Zooline Railroad offers a 20-minute narrated tour weaving through tunnels and past favorite animal exhibits on a 1½-mile round trip--one of the Zoo’s most popular attractions. It costs $10.00 per person for a all day pass and is well worth it. The all-day train pass also includes admission to the sea lion show and entrance into the children's zoo. If you purchase these separate, the train is $4.00 per person each time you get on, the sea lion and the children's zoo is $3.00 per person. There are several areas...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2003

St. Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive (forest Park)
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 781-0900

St. Louis Science Center

Attraction | "The St. Louis Science Center"

St. Louis Science Center Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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The Science Center is open daily, except Christmas and New Years. Hours vary. The Center has an OmniMax Theater, where you sit under a four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, scenery in a state-of-the-art wrap-around, domed theater. Omnimax Theater tickets are $6- $7 per person. The St. Louis Science Center's Planetarium is one of the nation's leading space education facilities, focusing on astronomy, space sciences and aviation. This ticketed experience takes you on board the Boeing Space Station where you learn what it's like to live, work and play in space. Planetarium tickets are $5 -$6 per person. The Discovery Room provides hands-on experiences for children ages 2-8....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 13, 2003

St. Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Ave (Forest Park)
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 289-4400

Gateway Arch

Attraction | "The Gate Way Arch"

Gateway Arch Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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At 630 feet, our nation's tallest man-made monument has plenty of exciting activities. Take the tram ride to the top, see a documentary film, view a giant-screen movie on "Lewis & Clark," visit the museum, or go shopping. It is open 7 days a week, except Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving. Ticket prices vary, depending on what all you want to do. Take the tram to the top, which leaves every ten minutes. This is where you'll get a stunning glimpse of the St. Louis region from a dizzying height of 630 feet. See a movie, watching a film inside the Odyssey Theatre is a thundering, larger-than-life experience. The giant-screen format will have you on the edge of your seat as the towering four-...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 13, 2003

Gateway Arch
St. Louis Riverfront 707 North First St
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
(877) 982 1410

Six Flags St. Louis

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Attraction

Six Flags St. Louis Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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Thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, shows, a water park, and more. My favorite are the roller coasters, and Six Flags has some of the best. Batman features five "head-over-heels" loops as trains travel on the outside rather than the inside of the loops, with ski-lift-style coaches where the floor drops out from beneath the riders' feet. The Boss is a wooden coaster that has four drops (150'/112'/103'/72'), lots of helixes and spirals, a series of rabbit hops, 6 crossovers, and numerous 52 degree highbanked turns. The Ninja is a steel coaster that propels riders through 2,430 feet of high-speed spirals, steep drops, a loop, a mind-bending sidewinder and a double corkscrew. Mr. Freeze blasts...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 12, 2003

Six Flags St. Louis
I-44 & Allenton/Six Flags Rd
St. Louis, Missouri

Forest Park

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Attraction

Forest Park Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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Forest Park is one of St. Louis' most unique and treasured resources located in the heart of St. Louis. Forest Park officially opened to the public in 1876, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. At 1,370 acres it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York. In 1904 it was home to the St. Louis Worlds fair. It is the home to St Louis' major cultural institutions — the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, Science Center, and the Muny Opera. It also serves as a sports center for golf, tennis, baseball, bicycling, boating, fishing, handball, ice skating, rollerblading, jogging, cricket, rugby, and more. Steinberg Skating Rink is open for ice skating from November throu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2003

Forest Park
5595 Grand Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
(314) 367-7275