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Two friends, Four Days and a Lifetime of Memories

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A September 2005 trip to St. Louis by RoBoNC

St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Photo, St. Louis, Missouri More Photos
Quote: Two best friends take off to St. Louis "Gateway to the West", exploring the sites, enjoying the food, and getting lost along the way.

Two friends, Four Days and a Lifetime of Memories

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St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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My best friend, Charlie, and I decided to take a trip together, but had no idea really where we wanted to go. After talking back and forth, we decided on St. Louis, the Gateway to the West. I was sticker shocked when I saw the price of the plane ticket into St. Louis. I started searching for nearby airports and surprisingly Indianapolis, a mere three hours away, had the best fares for about . So instead of just spending all of our time in St. Louis, we were able to spread it out to include Indianapolis as well as Springfield, all three destinations that we had never before visited. After landing in Indianapolis, the rental car company informed us that they the only type of vehicle that ...Read More

St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium

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St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis has a history with baseball dating back to 1882 when the team was known as the St. Louis Brown Stockings. In 1900, their name was changed to the Cardinals, which was inspired when the team changed their colors from brown to red. St. Louis proved to be a city big enough for two teams, when in 1901, the Milwaukee Brewers moved to St. Louis to become the Browns once again. St. Louis hosted two teams until 1953 when the Browns were forced out of town and what would later become the Baltimore Orioles. In most cities with many different professional sports, there is always one that gets more exposure than the rest. In St. Louis, baseball is the dominant sport which makes sense that t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2008

St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium
250 Stadium Plaza (Busch Stadium)
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
314 421 3060

Gateway Arch

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Attraction | "Gateway Arch (The)"

Gateway Arch Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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The most recognizable symbol in St. Louis, and perhaps in the rest of the country, ranking up there with Mount Rushmore, is the Gateway Arch. The Arch is but one of a number of sites that is located on the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It is a 91 acre park that also includes the Old Courthouse, which decided the Dred Scott case in 1857 as well as the Museum of Westward Expansion. The park’s location is near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition which led to the nickname "Gateway to the West."My first impression of the Arch was that it was another architectural wonder. As we crossed over the Mississippi River, the Arch stands next to it with the St...Read More

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

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum

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Attraction | "The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum"

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum Photo, Indianapolis, Indiana
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"Gentlemen Start Your Engines" – From the beaches of Daytona to the desert of Arizona, these words are as famous as the drivers themselves and the tracks they race on. While some tracks are more famous than others, no other track has more history than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is the only the landmark related to automotive history to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 and has a seating capacity of 275,000 with an infield capacity that brings the total to 400,000 making it the largest sporting facility in the world. It is a two and a half mile track and like Daytona, which has a lake in the infield, Indianapol...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2008

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
4790 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
(317) 492-6784

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

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Anheuser-Busch Brewery Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
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Anheuser-Busch has been around almost as long as St. Louis has been a city. Fifty years after St. Louis was founded, a struggling brewery opened in 1860 by Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch. In 1876, while trying to find a name for their beer, Adolphus choose "Budweiser" because it had a Germanic name that would appeal to Americans and German immigrants. Since then, Budweiser has given birth to many other brands and is recognized all around the world. The World Headquarters of Budweiser is located at 12th and Lynch Streets and occupies over 100 acres, making it the largest brewery in the world. Visitors enter through the main entrance where you are treated to over 150 years of Budw...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2008

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