St. Louis Journals

All American Fun

An October 1990 trip to St. Louis by camera-gal

Quote: St. Louis has the charm of a big city, but also the appeal of a smaller town. You'll have plenty of places to see, but not feel rushed or overwhelmed. There's all kinds of activities to keep the kids (big ones too) happy.

All American Fun

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St. Louis has so many things to do and see. A week can be relaxing and full of fun. This place is great for the entire family. Gateway Arch--You have to go up in it. It's like the space needle in Seattle. It's such a part of the city. Union Station--Mega-shopping. If you can't find what you're looking for here, it doesn't exist. Magic House--Families will have so much fun. It'll be hard to distinguish between who's an adult and who's a kid. Science Center--Wow! This place is the best of its kind. You've gotta go. Anheuser-Busch Brewery--See where and how the beer's made, then try it too.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: We drove...Read More

Gateway Arch

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The Gateway Arch has always been a symbol to me. On long car trips from Virginia Beach to Kansas City when we saw the gleaming silver arch, we knew we had hit Missouri and were almost there. Our family called it 'The Gateway to the West'. When I visited the arch several years ago, the ride up wasn't as pleasant as I thought it would be. The 630 feet ascent to the top is mildly worth it. First you are packed four people to a tiny car. The car creaks and groans as you sway up to the top. When you get to the top, it's hot, it's crowded and the windows are about 12 x 12 in. You can see far, but you can't see much. The Gateway Arch was built in 1966 to commemorate St. Louis since it ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 13, 2000

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

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The youngsters probably won't get a thrill from seeing the art displayed at the St. Louis Art Museum. For the older crowd, it's worth an afternoon jaunt. The museum touts its pre-Columbian and German Expressionist pieces. Not an outstanding collection otherwise, but since I appreciate art, I'll always recommend a visit.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 13, 2000

St. Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 721-0072

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

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The Anheuser-Busch Brewery is the largest of its kind in the world. To tour the brewery, you need to get tickets. My suggestion is to go there early on the day you plan to go. Depending on how many people have gotten there before you, depends on what time your tour will be. Once you get tickets, you can go tour other sights nearby, then return for the tour. The tour shows you the big tanks where they brew the beer as well as how they bottle it. When I went years ago, they had the entire operation shut down because they were replacing the tanks. We were shown a video of the production instead. What a bust! The brewery tour also includes a tour of the stables where the Clydesdale horses ar...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 13, 2000

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

St. Louis Science Center

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With more than 600 hands-on exhibits, kids and adults will not only learn, but be entertained at the St. Louis Science Center.

The Omnimax theater is four stories tall and shows 2 shows throughout the day. It has a state-of-the-art wraparound dome. The sound system is awesome.

A section of the Center is devoted to DNA study--The DNA Zone. Hands-on exhibits teach children and adults how each person's strand is unique.

The planetarium was just rennovated so you can learn about astronomy, space sciences, aviation and environment.

The Science Center also has a gift shop, so pick up a goodie on your way out.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 15, 2000

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

St. Louis Union Station

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Attraction | "*Union Station*"

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Union Station is so big, I can't imagine how huge the Mall of America is in Minneapolis. Union Station Shopping Mall used to be the old St. Louis train station. They've gutted it and turned it into over 100 stores and shops. I could have spent all day just browsing the shops.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 15, 2000

St. Louis Union Station
1820 Market St
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 421-6655

Magic House

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Attraction | "The Magic House"

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The Magic House is awesome! I went when I was about 10 years old and I had the best time. I was a little timid when I first walked in because I went with my mom. I didn't have anyone else to play with. I soon got over that. I remember starting out on the first floor and thinking this was the whole place. My mom told me we'd better hurry up because there was a lot more to see. I'm sure my eyes were big. The Magic House seemed very big to me, probably because there was so much to do and see. Almost everything is hands on. It's not too crowded so you'll get a chance to try everything. One of the exhibits has a large metal ball on a pole. You touch the pole and your hair stands o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 19, 2000

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