St. Louis

There's so much to see and do in St. Lois, here are just 25 of the hundreds of ways you can explore St. Louis for yourself:

1. Climb on the giant sculptures in Turtle Playground.

2. Attend one of St. Louis' fascinating ethnic festivals.

3. Explore the free attractions in Forest Park: the Zoo, Art Museum, Science Center and History Museum.

4. Visit St. Louis' historic neighborhoods for dining, shopping and mingling with the locals.

5. Meet Lady Luck on one of our glittering riverboat casinos.

6. Stroll through an authentic Japanese Garden or a tropical rain forest at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

7. Cheer for the Cardinals, Rams, Blues and other teams in North America's Best Sports City.

8. Board a space station at the Science Center's new Space Sciences Center.

9. Thrill yourself on the world-class rollercoasters at Six Flags St. Louis.

10. Mangia bene! Eat well on The Hill, St. Louis' Italian neighborhood.

11. Play Scott Joplin's ragtime tunes at the composer's restored historic home.

12. Talk to the animals at Grant's Farm and Purina Farms.

13. Follow the 1804 adventures of explorers Lewis & Clark at museums, historic sites and the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

14. Cruise the mighty Mississippi on a paddlewheel riverboat.

15. Find out how good feeling bad can be when you visit St. Louis' blues music clubs.

16. Follow Old Route 66 as the "Mother Road" winds through St. Louis.

17. Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch for a 30-mile bird's eye view of St. Louis.

18. Free your inner child at the Magic House, City Museum and other kid-friendly attractions.

19. Discover the past at the Old Courthouse and The Black World History Museum.

20. Dine in style in a city Gourmet magazine calls a "spirited and flavorful place."

21. Hit the road at Gateway International Raceway or the Museum of Transportation.

22. Count the mosaics at the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

23. Visit an ancient civilization at Cahokia Mounds, a United Nations World Heritage Site.

24. Taste the good life on a day trip to Missouri Wine Country.

25. Float through the Butterfly House & Education Center or the Butterfly Dome at the Zoo.

From St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission