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Spontaneous St. Louis

A March 2003 trip to St. Louis by BrandyPantz

Magic House Photo, St. Louis, Missouri More Photos
Quote: We just up and decided to go somewhere and St. Louis had plenty to offer!

Spontaneous St. Louis

Overview

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Things you have to do would definitely include the Arch and the Busch Tour! 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! Quick Tips: The Best tip I could give is to stay right outside the Missouri Border if you aren't on an RCI exchange. It's only about 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis and the hotels are under half of what you'll pay if you book something right in St. Louis! Best Way To Get Around: Definitely rent or take a car and remember that 64W takes you to downtown, while ...Read More

Jack In The Box

Restaurant

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Jack in the Box was something my husband and I felt the need to do. We're from Indiana and have traveled here and there and everywhere but have never seen a Jack in the Box.

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
(314) 773-2636

Gateway Arch

Attraction

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The Arch is something that you will see the whole time you are on your trip. It's literally everywhere! 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...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2003

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

Magic House

Attraction | "The Magic House"

Magic House Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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The Magic House is a little boring but it has some neat features. 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 fa...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 17, 2003

Magic House
516 South Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63122
+1 314 822 8900

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The Busch Tour is, without a doubt, a must--come on, its FREE! 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 500,0...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2003

Anheuser-Busch Brewery
13th St And Lynch St
St. Louis, Missouri 63118
+1 314 577 2333; +1