Every year millions of visitors head for the Arch with one goal in mind: a journey to the top. This is where you'll get a stunning glimpse of the St. Louis region from a dizzying height of 630 feet. But how do you get to the top? You take a tram ride from the south or north leg of the Arch.
On your way to the top using the south leg, you'll return to an era in the 1800s when the St. Louis riverfront was bustling with steamboats, fur traders, and merchants. On your way to the top using the north leg, you'll be transported back to 1965 when construction workers wedged the last triangular Arch section into place.
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Adults - $8; Children 13-16 - $5; Children 3-12 - $3
Step aboard a one-hour narrated cruise and your Captain will transport you back in time when steamboats ruled the river. Frequent departures daily from the levee below the Gateway Arch at 10:30, Noon, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30
$4.00 children (3 to 12 yrs)
Infants are free
From the front door of the Adam's Mark Hotel or The Old Spaghetti Factory, step into one of our fine carriages and discover the quiet elegance of horse-drawn transportation.
Your comfortable carriage offers you a charming view of historic Laclede's Landing and the cobblestone riverfront with its variety of boats and bridges, and of the magnificent Gateway Arch, symbol of America's westward expansion. See also the Basilica of St. Louis IX, the Old Courthouse (of Dred Scott fame), the beautifully restored Union Station, St. Louis Soldiers Memorial, Busch Stadium and many other landmarks and famous attractions.
Downtown Rides 15 Min $25.00
1/2 Hour $45.00
1 hour $80.00
The historic Campbell House Museum is one of the best-preserved 19th century buildings in St. Louis and is the last remaining vestige of the elegant neighborhood Lucas Place. From 1854 to 1938 the house was the home of prominent 19th Century entrepreneur Robert Campbell and his family. The museum opened in 1943 preserving not only the building, but the Campbell collection of original furniture, objects, light fixtures and more than 300,000 pages of family documents.
Campbell House is currently in the midst of a complete restoration using historic documents and photos from the Campbell family papers. Phase One was completed in 2001 at a cost of over $2 million. This stage of the restoration corrected structural problems, installed new mechanical systems and returned the building exterior to its 1880s appearance. Phase Two, the interior decoration, started in 2002. This phase will accurately recreate the Victorian interior of the Campbell House when it was one of the centers of St. Louis society.
A visit to the Campbell House in 2003 represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the historic restoration of the house in progress and the discoveries made along the way.
The museum is located at the corner of 15th and Locust streets in downtown St. Louis.
Museum hours through December 2003 are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 per person, children 12 and under are free.
The Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of only a handful of homes remaining that were built in the Greek Revival style in St Louis. The home, built in three sections with the oldest part dating from 1848, was originally built by Henri Chatillon, a native of the Carondelet area of St. Louis and a hunter and guide for the American Fur Company. Chatillon was immortalized in historian Francis Parkman Jr.'s 1849 bestseller "The Oregon Trail" after their adventures together in the New Frontier. The DeMenil family purchased the home in 1856 and made two additions, 1861-3 and 1875 that transformed the farmhouse into the mansion it is today.
The museum is open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The last tour of the day starts at 3:00 p.m. (Opened January by appointment only). Admission: $4, adults; $3, groups over 20 or AAA cardholders; $2 student groups over age 12; $1, children under 12.
Your tour through the historic 100-acre plant in St. Louis, Missouri, just 3 minutes from the Gateway Arch, will follow the journey of how we create our great beers. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale paddock and stable, the beechwood aging cellars, our historic Brew House, the Bevo packaging plant, and everyone's favorite stop, the Hospitality Room. Click on the picture to begin the journey of our great beers.
Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sun 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Free admission, several attractions have separate fees.; open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., parking $8 with limited street parking for free.
The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has free admission. Some temporary displays may have a charge.
Grant’s Farm is a 281-acre wildlife preserve and historical site located just south of the city of St. Louis and operated by Anheuser Busch, Inc. The farm is home to hundred of exotic animals from around the world.
The farm takes its name from our 18th president of the United States of America, Ulysses S. Grant. In the 1850’s, Ulysses S. Grant farmed a portion of the 281 acres. The land, which later became the ancestral home of the Busch Family, today is preserved as a living symbol of the family’s love for animals and Anheuser-Busch’s commitment to wildlife conservation and preservation.
The park is open Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Admission is free with a $5 parking fee.
St. Louis Union Station
St. Louis Union Station, once the largest and busiest passenger
rail terminal in the world, is now one of America's great marketplaces. Union
Station first opened in 1894, but ceased operation as an active train terminal
in 1978. Union Station reopened in August of 1985 as the largest adaptive
re-use project in the United States.
Today, this 109-year-old National Historic Landmark of unmatched beauty and elegance has been dramatically restored and redeveloped as a dynamic mixed-use project that includes great shopping, delicious dining and fabulous entertainment.
St. Louis Union Station houses a 539 room Hyatt Regency Hotel, luxury offices, a lake, four active train tracks and a plaza for festivals, concerts and other special events. The century-old St. Louis Union Station boasts a unique and colorful history as well as a bright future. St. Louis Union Station is truly a shopper's delight with over 90 shops and restaurants to choose from. An important part of the Station's special appeal is the variety of unique retail shops, offering everything from fine fashions to one-of-a-kind gifts.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $7 for ages 13-64. Narrated trams circle the grounds with stops at various locations, weather permitting, and visitors may reboard a later tram. Tram tickets are $3 per person (free for children 2 and under). Free public tours at 1 p.m. daily.
Along Highway 94, wineries perch on river bluffs overlooking the site where Daniel Boone once lived. To see the famous pioneer's home, stop in at Historic Boonesfield Village (www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/7109), (636) 798-2005, near the town of Defiance. In Augusta, sit back and enjoy the view at the Mount Pleasant Winery (www.mountpleasant.com), (800) 467-WINE or (636) 482-WINE, located on top of a beautiful terrace high above the river valley.
Sample wines, listen to live music and nibble on snacks from the winery's bistro. Bikers and hikers will enjoy the area's KATY Trail (www.mostateparks.com/katytrail.htm), a former railroad right-of-way converted into a scenic path through the valley.
In the picturesque town of Hermann, Missouri's German heritage is celebrated with Old World enthusiasm. Visit the Stone Hill Winery (www.stonehillwinery.com), (573) 486-2120 or (800) 909-WINE, where visitors are welcome for tours, tastings, just-for-fun grape stomping, food and music throughout the year.
In the heart of Missouri Wine Country, the charming town of Washington offers restaurants, gift shops and galleries along the river where visitors can shop, dine and relax before heading back to St. Louis.
From St. Louis, take I-70 west to Hwy. 19 south into Hermann (70 miles). Travel back to St. Louis along scenic highways 94 or 100 which lead through the towns of Missouri's Wine Country. For more information, contact the Missouri Weinstrasse Association (888) 667-9463. For more information on Washington, MO, dial (888) 792-7466 or (636) 239-7575, or visit www.washmo.org.
Historic St. Charles
Located just 30 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, this charming community on the Missouri River was founded in 1769 and served as the state's first capital. Explore South Main Street where more than 100 shops, restaurants and cafes welcome visitors to the beautifully preserved historic district. The Frenchtown area, known for its antique shopping, has 58 historic buildings of French Colonial and German architecture. Visit the Lewis & Clark Center (www.lewisandclarkcenter.org) to learn more about the famous explorers or try your luck aboard the expanded Ameristar Casino (www.ameristarcasinos.com). The First Missouri State Capitol (www.mostateparks.com/firstcapitol.htm) building and the Shrine of St. Phillipine Duchesne also are open for tours.
For more information, contact the Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau at (636) 946-7776 or (800) 366-2427 or visit www.historicstcharles.com. From St. Louis, take I-70 west to the Fifth Street exit.
Located south on I-55 just 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the tiny river town of Kimmswick was founded in 1859 by German immigrants. Today the community is a living museum stocked with homemade crafts, antiques, historic architecture and simple charms. Browse through specialty shops and enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the town's famous restaurants known throughout the region for hearty Midwestern cuisine and tempting baked goods. Shops are open year-round and are closed only on Mondays.
For more information, contact the Historic Kimmswick Visitor Center at (636) 464-6464.