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Best things to do in St. Louis

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Constantly evolving art installation, playground & discovery center made from found objects.”
213 locals recommend
Park
“Forest Park is a 1,371 acres public park. Explore Art Hill, The St. Louis Art Museum, The St. Louis Zoo, The Muny, hiking/biking trails, a golf course, The World's Fair Pavilion, The Boat House with dining and boat rental, The Jewel Box, Shakespeare in the Park and more. It's a true Saint Louis gem. ”
194 locals recommend
Hotel
“Unbeatable experience; but you may have issues if you have issues with crowds/tight spaces.”
142 locals recommend
Zoo
“A great free event. And if you can find parking on the street that will be free too! ”
140 locals recommend
Garden
“Simply the best. A city favorite for roaming and taking in beauty. Stop by Fiddlehead Fern Cafe beforehand for coffee or breakfast.”
153 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Grand beaux arts building & modern extension housing over 30,000 works of art, with free admission.”
119 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
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“Home of MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals, this red-brick ballpark offers tours & Gateway Arch views.”
74 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Restored 1920s movie palace, now hosting musical performers & touring Broadway shows.”
47 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Soulard Market is the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi established in 1779 and is open Wednesday-Saturday. We have 13 local farmers, 1 organic farmer, a florist and spice shop, and many produce vendors. The market also carries a variety of other general merchandise like shirts, jewelry, incense, sports memorabilia, hand made soaps, carpet, photography and hand made crafts. ”
67 locals recommend
Park
“Photo ops and pavilions. Original property of Henry Shaw (founder of the Missouri Botanical Gardens).”
74 locals recommend
General Entertainment
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“Check out the new sports-anchored entertainment district in the heart of Downtown”
37 locals recommend
Museum
“1.9 miles. Fantastic museum for all ages. Check website for special exhibits and weekend events for children. Great cafe food inside, too.”
55 locals recommend
Food
“A fun, free tour for adults and kids. Stick around to receive your 2 free beers after the tour (free soda for kids!)”
64 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Keep littles entertained all day at the Saint Louis Science Center (free admission, but pay for parking). Check out a production on the incredible Omnimax screen or learn about space in the Planetarium. ”
31 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“This large, contemporary facility hosts "St. Louis Blues" ice hockey & other sports games, plus concerts & more.”
34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great Breakfast/ Brunch, make sure you get there early it tends to get crowded!”
49 locals recommend