Seating up to 4500, this venue is a historical landmark as well as an events hall. Originally one of the most extravagant of William Fox's theaters, this facility was privately restored in 1981. Past productions have included Les Misérables, Parsons Dance Company, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. View the wall of famous signatures, the 5,000-pound chandelier in the auditorium and the gilded throne chairs in the lobby. Tours are also available of this magnificent cultural space on select days.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is the perfect place for a family outing for an educational and fun day out. Peruse the largest collection of artwork that the city has to offer and flit from exhibit to exhibit to view sculptures and paintings. From Impressionistic to Modern art, this museum boasts styles of artwork from all around the world. The best part about the museum is that the admission is totally free. Visit the website for more details.
The exhibits at the Old Courthouse, most of which are actual models or historic items rather than mere text or photographs, date back to 1764, at which time the St. Louis region was a French fur trading port. Other exhibits come from eras ranging from colonial times on up to the 20th century. The Old Courthouse served as an actual courthouse from the mid-19th century up until 1930.
Located in a former shoe manufacturing building, this museum will satisfy both the young and the young-at-heart. With three floors of interesting, educational and fun-filled rooms, it is one of the best downtown attractions. The museum is run by a group of artists and professionals who together produce an awe-inspiring array of exhibits. Feel the authenticity of the multilevel enchanted caves, the architectural museum and the giant aquarium.
Completed in October 1965 the Gateway Arch was designed to last 1,000 years. The Arch was built to represent Thomas Jefferson's dream of a United States that stretched from the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast. At a spectacular 630 feet (192 meters), the monumental structure features a stainless steel facade that represents the city's legacy as the Gateway to the West. A tram zips to the top of the monument and one can see 360-degree views for 30 miles (48 kilometers) around the city. The Arch stands within the larger Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and is a testament to American engineering at its finest.
Born in 1879, this park attracts history lovers from around the world. Dubbed as the 'Heart of St. Louis', Forest Park is a stirring nexus of history and nature, where rolling meadows and serene ponds are accentuated by agile streams. Memories abound in this urban park, which hosts reunions and many other events year-round. Within its scenic landscape are remarkable attractions like the St. Louis Science Center, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Muny Amphitheatre and the Missouri History Museum. Another notable attraction of the park is the Saint Louis Zoo which is a treasure trove of wildlife like bears, apes and penguins. Similarly, the charming, pink Cabanne House, which serves as the forest headquarters stands in striking harmony with the other ancient edifices cradled in the park. A marvelous synergy of historical intrigue and natural delight, Forest Park takes a place of pride in St. Louis.
Nestled along the Mississippi River, St. Louis was inhabited by the ancient Native American tribes. However European migrants especially from France and Spain moved here in the 17th Century. Named in honor of Louis IX of France, it is a city known for its music, baseball, bowling and beer. The westward expansion and the river form a core part of its fabric. The monumental Gateway Arch is the centerpiece of this metro and is an ode to the westward expedition. Interspersed with over 100 parks that include lakes and playgrounds, Forest Park is the crown jewel of them all. It houses the renowned St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Museum. The Gateway Arch National Park is another important park housing the colossal arch. World Wide Technology Soccer Park and Busch Stadium are some of the important arenas for sports while Laumeier Sculpture Park and Citygarden are a beautiful blend of art and nature. The Pageant, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater and Blueberry Hill are famous for their concerts and gigs.
St. Louis' City Hall, a massive stone building at the corner of Tucker and Market streets, was designed in 1890, when the city was still among the half-dozen largest cities in the country. Roughly modeled after the city hall in Paris, the building was not completed until 1904, just in time for the St. Louis World's Fair. Besides the glorious marble rotunda, with its grand staircase, three floors of colonnaded balconies, arches and vast skylight above, the main room of interest is the Board of Aldermen's chambers. There are interesting murals on the Market Street and Clark Avenue entrances.
This museum preserves a wide range of military artifacts in the memory of fallen soldiers who served in the United States military. Featuring artifacts of all branches of the military, Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum serves as a constant reminder of what these men and women sacrificed for their country. This memorial museum has space to accommodate school tours and veteran and groups, and is open to the general public as well. It also offers programs to assist and raise money for homeless veterans.
Voce is a well structured event venue open since 2012. The space is open to various live concerts, musical shows, theatrical performances. With a trendy ambiance and alluring food options, Voce is your next go to place for upbeat fun.
Located in the heart of downtown, on the bustling Market Street, the Peabody Opera House is a premier opera house and theater in the city. The venue's history reaches as far back as 1934, when it was opened as the Kiel Opera House, and since then it has featured prominently in the music and theater events scene of the city. The building boasts an Art Deco style of architecture, with an impression of the Beaux-Arts style also evident in its features. In all, the opera house has a capacity of 4,500 in a theater-style setting, with the theater alone accommodating about 3,100 guests. A fine example of the city's cultural wealth, the Peabody Opera House is buzzing with events all year round. See the website to know more.