Whether you live in St. Louis, Missouri or just plan to visit, there are several things you should make sure you check out. St. Louis
has plenty of things to do from visiting many of the historical parts of downtown to the newly developing neighborhoods that surround the area. There are three main attractions you and your family should not miss if you do choose St. Louis as your vacation spot.
Six Flags over St. Louis has been in operation since the late sixties offering family fun and entertainment to the St. Louis area. Six Flags is located on Interstate 44 and Six Flags Road in Eureka, Missouri. Six Flags over St. Louis begins operation in early spring and runs through late October. As one of the largest and premiere theme parks in the country, Six Flags is known for its family entertainment at a great value. From great thrill rides like the Boss (one of the country’s largest wooden roller coasters) to the family shows. You can even catch one of your favorite singing artists in concert at the Six Flags amphitheater. If all that isn’t enough, in recent years Six Flags over St. Louis built one of the largest water parks, Hurricane Harbor, and combined the two in the same low price of admission. So for the regular admission price, you get to enjoy the water park as well (which for all that know about Missouri weather in the summer, the water park with its huge slides and wading pools make for a relaxing addition to the fun). If you have any questions about the park, you can call (636) 938-4800 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) or visit the website at www.sixflags.com/parks/stlouis .
If you have small children, one of the best family attractions may just be Grant’s Farm named from Ulysses S. Grant, whose cabin still stands on the property that was given to him and his wife Julia Dent by the Dent family back in 1848. Located at 10501 Gravois Road, St. Louis, Missouri. Grant’s Farm offers everything from a petting zoo to gift shops. Grant’s Farm is also one of the breeding homes for the world-famous Anhauser-Busch Clydesdales, around 15 are born every year there. You can have your picture taken with one of them when visiting the park. For any park information, such as hours of operation, you can call (314) 843-1700. You can also visit their website at www.grantsfarm.com .
One of the most famous icons of St. Louis is the St. Louis Arch located in the heart of Downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis Arch was constructed in February of 1964 and completed in October of 1965. Located right on the Mississippi River banks, this 603 foot tower is a magnificent feature that everyone should come to St. Louis to see at least once in their lifetime. The St. Louis Arch offers tram rides to the top for you to overlook the city and when you’re done at the top, take in a movie in the base of the arch and learn the vast history behind the making and construction of this monument. Known around the world as the Gateway to the West, the St. Louis Arch adds realism to the idea of this country’s pioneers moving forward. The Arch is like the great doorway to that new and wonderful world that awaited them. For Arch information call (314) 982-1410 or (800) 982-1410 or visit the website at www.gatewayarch.com .