Things To Do in St. Louis

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  • Things to do in St. Louis with kids for a weekend or a week!

    things to do in St. Louis | Rediscovering Your City

    I grew up in St. Louis, so it’s not completely unfamiliar to me, but a lot has changed & the city has grown since I left for college in 1997 {I can’t believe I’m admitting that}. As I help our girls acclimate to their new surroundings, I’ve made a list of things to do in St. Louis that we will all enjoy! We’re looking forward to our new adventure {re}discovering St. Louis. It’s funny how so many activities can be taken for granted. With our kids being so little, some are just simple 45 minute activities while others are all day excursions.

    Here’s our list of to do in St. Louis:

    Anheuser Busch Brewery – take a tour & a tasting

    Arch – see St. Louis from a different angle

    Bailey’s Chocolate Bar

    Ballpark Village

    Big Joel’s Safari – petting zoo

    Bike the Katy Trail

    Blues game

    Boathouse – paddle a boat or enjoy a glass of wine beside the lake

    Botanical Garden

    Butterfly House

    Cards game

    Carousel at Faust Park

    Castlewood Park – hike, bike, fish or take a horseback ride

    City Museum

    Clydesdales – the stables at Grant’s Farm

    Crown Candy Kitchen – soda fountain

    Eckerts – pick fruit seasonally & enjoy the day playing on the farm

    Emmenegger Nature Park – picnic, walk & enjoy the lake

    Endangered Wolf Center

    Ferry ride


    Grant’s Farm

    Gus’ Pretzels

    Happy Joe’s – pizza & games, just like the old days

    Jewel Box – gorgeous greenhouse

    Kemp Auto Museum

    Laumeier Sculpture Park – outdoor museum of sculptures

    Lone Elk – drive through wildlife park

    Magic House – children’s museum

    Meramec Caverns

    Missouri History Museum – a hidden interactive gem that’s fun for adults and children alike!

    Muny – outdoor musical theatre

    Museum of Transportation

    Myseum – interactive science center

    Park Avenue Coffee {aka the gooey butter bar} at Lafayette Square

    Powder Valley – nature center

    Purina Farms – farm with a dog show, petting zoo, indoor playground & more

    Riverboat Cruise

    Rocket Fizz – soda & candy shop

    Route 66 State Park – one of my favorite places for a leisure bike ride

    Science Center

    Six Flags – amusement park

    Splash Park – there are an abundance of places for water play

    Suson Park – farm & park

    Ted Drewes

    The Fountain

    Wabash Railroad

    Watch the Eagles in January

    World Bird Sanctuary


    Short excursions just outside of St. Louis:


    Cahokia Mounds

    Elephant Rocks

    Johnson Shut-Ins

    St. Louisans – did I miss anything? What are your favorites?


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