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A Day in Saint Louis

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A June 2006 trip to St. Louis by onesundaymorning

Gateway Arch Photo, St. Louis, Missouri More Photos
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A Day in Saint Louis

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Overview

The fountain Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis is a great destination for everyone, because it has something for just about everyone. You can choose between a day at the zoo, sightseeing at the arch, a variety of museums, or a tour of the Budweiser factory. There is also something for every budget.

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Since there is SO MUCH to do its best to make a plan of what you want the most before you go, but also stay flexible. Once you arrive you'll find out that there is so more that you want to see.

Best Way To Get Around:

Motel 6

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Before arriving in St. Louis I spent one night in a Motel 6 in Caseyville, Illinois. The hotel itself was very nice for the price I was paying. Unlike most Hotel 6’s which have outside entrances to the rooms this one was completely inside. The front desk staff were amazing. They were so kind and helpful, even when there were long lines at the desk. They are really great at giving directions for driving or even if you want to try and attempt to take the bus into the city. The hotel is pet friendly. They even offer a basket of dog bones on the side of the check in desk.The rooms themselves were well above my expectations. I had a single room, so the bed took up much of the space. The bathroom ho...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2006

Motel 6
2431 Old Country Inn Rd.
Caseyville, Illinois 62232
(618) 397-8867

Pear Tree Inn Union Station

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Hotel | "Hampton Inn at Union Station"

Pear Tree Inn Union Station Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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The Hampton Inn at Union Station was amazing. The lobby was huge and there were computers with free Internet connection as well as printing available. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area as well. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were very nice as well. They were a decent size, not to small not too big, and so were the bathrooms. In the rooms there is a mini fridge and a coffee maker as well as a desk and a very soft armchair with footstool. One wall is a huge window. Depending on which side of the hotel you are on you get a very nice view. I was in the back so I got a view of the back streets of St. Louis. Although, if you walk to the end of the hallway there is a huge g...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

Pear Tree Inn Union Station
2211 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 241-3200

Gateway Arch

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Attraction | "The Arch"

Gateway Arch Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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The arch is a must see when you are in St. Louis. I choose to take a ride to the top, which was a great deal of fun. The ticket cost $10.00 and a tram to the top leaves about every 10 minutes. The trams were unlike anything that I have ever seen, since the technology was made especially for the arch. There is a movie that you can watch while at the arch that goes in depth on the building of the arch and the tram system that goes to the top. The tram itself is a small pod that fits 5 people. Once everyone is in, the doors shut, and you are shot to the top. It takes about 5 minutes to go up. Once at the top there are several small windows that you can look out. This is a great opportunity for a photo op...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2006

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

St. Louis Union Station

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Attraction | "Union Station"

St. Louis Union Station Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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Union Station is beautiful. It offers a great opportunity to shop and take pictures. Inside there are tons of shopping centers and a variety of fast-food places to eat. The station is also connected to a hotel, but the name of it escapes me at the moment. There are a couple of restaurants in the station as well.Union Station is located just off the highway, and there is gated parking in the back that charges by the hour. I did see security patrolling the parking lot while I was there. One of the fun parts is a huge pond that they have, which is filled with fish. Kids can feed them and watch them jump on top of each other. There are also a couple of turtles hidden among the fish. If you are lookin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

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

Gateway Arch Riverboats

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Attraction | "Riverboat Cruise"

Gateway Arch Riverboats Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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I spent all day walking around St Louis and was more then ready for a break (the city is much bigger then it looks). I decided to walk from my hotel to the arch, which I could easily see from my hotel, what a mistake. A few hours later and what felt like a walk from one side of the state to the other in about 90 degree heat I made it to my destination a few pounds lighter. The arch is where tickets for going to the top can be purchased as well as Riverboat passes. I purchased a combined ticket up into the arch and on the riverboat as well. The cost comes out to be $10 per each attraction. The other big draw to the arch visitor center is that it is air-conditioned and at this point it was a bigger attr...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

Gateway Arch Riverboats
Mississippi River
St. Louis, MO
(314) 982-1545