A March 2003 trip
to St. Louis by BrandyPantz
Quote: We just up and decided to go somewhere and St. Louis had plenty to offer!
The Arch is only a person, and it's something you'll never believe until you see it!
The Busch Tour is FREE! Plus you get free samples of their newest product. The gift store has a whole lot of neat things to offer for great prices!
They had EVERYTHING! Tacos for your husband, egg rolls for your hip teenager, chicken for mom and, of course, burgers for the kids. The food was yummy and a great price.
This would be great for families on a budget! Especially if you have different family members who like different things!
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2003
Jack In The Box
1807 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63104
Definitely eat before you go because there aren't many food places around and even though the cute french grocery has yummy eats, it won't tide you over for long!
If you're a major history buff you may want to watch the movie about how the arch was constructed and all the facts about the arch (good for trivia pursuit I suppose). Other than that you really only need to purchase tickets for the "Journey to the Top".
The ride is about four minutes up and if there's not five people in your party you'll get stuck with strangers in a cart about 4ft by 4ft in size. When you get to the top you'll need to be patient because everyone swamps the windows to see. However, you can stay up there however long you'd like, but once you look out both sides of windows you'll be ready to leave because the air is a little thin and it's a bit stuffy.
All in all you have to see the Arch. I'd suggest at least driving by it in the evening also because it's all shimmery and beautiful!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2003
St. Louis Riverfront 707 North First St
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
(877) 982 1410
Attraction | "The Magic House"
If you have a really young one, he or she will enjoy all the different play areas located throughout the Magic House. My husband is a big kid so I took him there.
The first floor is kinda humdrum although we played with the 3D pegs for a good 10 minutes. The WaterWorks section will be fun for the young ones. There is also a three-story house that's been shrunk down to tot size alongside a mock grocery store and bank.
The second floor is also cool, with a shadow freezer, optical illusions, and this freaky exhibit where you take a picture of yourself and it shows you what you'd look like if both sides of your face were exactly the same.
The third floor had a neat gravity section dealing with golf balls but the best part was the generator! The generator is this huge steel ball which you place your hand on to make your hair stand up straight on end! They take your picture ($3.50 but they make it into either a keychain, pin, or magnet for free!) and it's just really funny--my hair is long so it didn't stand up very far but my husband's was hilarious!
All in all, if you have kids this is a great attraction . . . if not you may wanna skip this one!
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 17, 2003
516 South Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63122
+1 314 822 8900
You walk in and there's all sorts of displays. Get your ticket from the front desk and then wait around until your tour starts.
When you begin, the first thing you see is the Clydesdales . . . they're so cute! They have one outside and others in a stable. If Scott and Luke are there they are quite camera-friendly and you can get some great shots . . . the other horses don't give you such a nice view . . . unless you desire to see a horse's rear!
Next you move on to the TOP SECRET part where you aren't allowed to take pictures put you do get to see huge containers of ice-cold beer . . . I think the guide said 500,000 6-packs' worth of the stuff was in there--everyone started drooling!
You see several short movies, all the ingredients that beer is made from, and also learn about what Anheiser had to do to stay afloat during Prohibition.
It's maybe a 45-minute downhill walk afterwards to see the production room where you board a trolley to the ever-popular "hospitality room," which has soda to the right and beer to the left. They do ID, but those of you over 21 can sample any two products you'd like. They give you a nice sized portion too--bigger than the soda cups that's for sure! They also have free postcards and pretzels.
After the tour, be sure to stop in the gift shop because they have great things--only the clothing is really overpriced.
Dad will definatly LOVE this tour, and the kids will like the horsies!
13th St And Lynch St
St. Louis, Missouri 63118
+1 314 577 2333; +1