Top Five Family-Friendly Attractions in St. Louis

Aug 20, 2019

Some of the best Family-Friendly attractions in St. Louis


By Sophie, Guest Writer

It’s no secret St. Louis is among the best cities in the country in regard
to things to do. We’re not talking about the small stuff you might find in
other places, but major attractions like the world-class.

Sitting at the foot of the Ozark Mountains, Missouri has an excellent history and an
assortment of attractions to offer the whole family.
St. Louis, Missouri is a mix of cosmopolitan city as well as a memorial
to its Southern culture.

There are numerous things to see and do on your
visit to this beautiful city. Below are top 5 things to do in St Louis,

#1. Gateway Arch

Your trip to St. Louis will not be complete without a visit to the
Gateway Arch. This iconic arch began construction in 1963 and was
completed in 1965.

The Gateway Arch serves to accolade President
Thomas Jefferson and others who regarded St. Louis the Gateway to the
West. Once you arrive at the Arch in the Gateway Arch Riverfront Area,
try taking a tram up to the top.

On a clear day, you can see up to 30
miles from the top of the Arch, which is a 630 feet above the ground.
The trams run every five to ten mins and you may stay as long as you
like as soon as you reach the top.

If you wonder why the viewing
windows are so small, it is because the pressure of the two legs of the
Arch would squash larger windows.

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#2. St. Louis Zoo


St. Louis is very proud of the Zoo and with acceptable reason. It's often
ranked as one of the best in the entire country.

The Zoo is home to wellover 5,000 animals from all seven continents, providing a new and unique experience every time you visit. Whether you’re on board to see
animals at Penguin & Puffin Coast, or to welcome new baby elephants
in the River’s Edge, it’s hard to beat a day at the Zoo.

Although admission to the Zoo is cost free, some attractions like the Children's
Zoo and Zoolite Railroad do have a little admission fee.

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#3. Paddle-wheel Boat River Cruise

You will enjoy a cruise down the Mississippi Waterway on either the
Tom Sawyer or the Becky Thatcher. All of these paddle-wheel boats are
replicas of 19th Century boats.

Enjoy a beautiful cruise down the Mighty
Mississippi, while learning the history of the site and the role shippinghas played on the Mississippi River. In case you would rather enjoy
dinner or brunch on the river, in that case perhaps you might want to                            consider a dinner cruise or a Sunday brunch cruise.

There is a lot of
specially themed cruises available, so if you are searching for something
out of the ordinary, be sure to look over all their cruises before picking

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#4 Forest Park

Forest Park is larger than Central Park in New York City. In 1904, this
recreation area hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the best of the
World's Fairs. You can find so much to do in this park that you will not
know where to begin.

If you are visiting in the winter months, you might
want to try out ice-skating at the Steinberg Skating Rink. In the summer
season, enjoy an afternoon playing golf, bird viewing, playing tennis,
picnicking, or enjoy a nature walk around the park. You can even spend
a serene afternoon fishing. Fishing is permitted in the parks many lakes
and lagoons.

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#5. Magic House


If you are traveling with children, then the Magic House St. Louis
Children's Museum is a must see experience. The museum is housed in a
Victorian Era mansion and was among the first interactive museums in
the region.

If you are big fan of Jack and the Beanstalk, the museum
offers a Jack and the Beanstalk climber. Shooting three stories in to the
air, this beanstalk enables children to imagine they are Jack as they make
their way to the top. Children can explore the excursion of Lewis and
Clark that left from St. Louis in the Lewis and Clark Escapades area.
St. Louis has plenty of kid-friendly, family-oriented things to do, that
kids of all ages will enjoy.

Whether it’s Critter Stuff like an animal
encounter or trip to the Zoo, Interesting Stuff including amusement and
water parks, Wacky Stuff to explore, Artsy Stuff where you can dig in
and get your hands soiled or Smart Stuff that combines entertainment
and education you can find something perfect for your family in St.
Louis, Missouri.

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