Visitors Guide to
Special Interest Museums
& Family Fun Attractions

in St. Louis & St. Louis County
   
Anheuser-Busch
Brewery Tours

12th & Lynch Streets
Saint Louis, MO
314-577-2626
  Anheuser-Busch offers the public an opportunity to see how its products are made during complimentary tours of five of its 12 U.S. Breweries. Visitors on the tour of their St. Louis headquarters are taken through several buildings where they learn about the company, the famous Clydesdale horses, and the brewing process. Following the tours, guests 21 years of age or older are invited to enjoy complimentary samples of Anheuser-Busch products including the latest in seasonal brews. Soft drinks and snacks are also served. Visit the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours website for more information.
AKC Museum of the Dog
1721 S. Mason Road
Ballwin, MO
314-821-3647
  The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is home to the world's finest collection of art devoted to the dog. with a collection of artwork including dog paintings, bronze sculptures and etchings. The museum is housed in historic Jarville House, an 1853 Greek Revival house in Queeny Park. Visit the AKC Museum of the Dog website for more information.
   
City Museum
701 N. 15th Street
Saint Louis, MO
314-231-2489
  Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the City Museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike. With an enchanted forest, secret caves and passageways, a giant aquarium, a small circus, an architectural museum, a museum of oddities and plenty of slides, City Museum is a delight for people of all ages. Visit the City Museum website for more information.
   
Gateway Arch
11 North 4th Street
Saint Louis, MO
314-655-1700
  The Gateway Arch, the nation’s tallest memorial, has come to symbolize the city of St. Louis. Designed by architect Eero Saarinen, this stainless steel structure rises 630 feet high and was completed in 1965. Two unique passenger trams take visitors to the observation room at the top of the Arch where on a clear day visitors can see up to 30 miles. The Arch is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which also includes the Museum of Westward Expansion and the Old Courthouse National Historic Site.
   
Grant’s Farm
10501 Gravois Road
Saint Louis, MO
314-843-1700
  Grant's Farm is the former homestead of President Ulysses S. Grant. It is the only house still standing that was hand-built and occupied by a U.S. president. It is also the ancestral home of the Busch family of the Anheuser-Busch brewery. The property features a 281-acre wildlife preserve with more than 1,000 animals from six continents. Visitors can travel by tram through the wildlife preserve and then visit the Tier Garten area which has a petting zoo, animal exhibits and shows. and the Bauernhof courtyard complex, a 19th century farmstead with stables and a carriage house. Visit the Grant's Farm website for more information.
Historic Aircraft
Restoration Museum

3127 Creve Coeur Mill Road
Maryland Heights, MO
314-434-3368
  The Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum is located at Creve Coeur Airport and has on display one of the largest collections of flying antique, classic and sport aircraft in the country. The Museum specializes in planes from the Golden Age of Aviation - planes built from 1916 to 1946 – and there are usually 30 to 40 aircraft in the hangar and at least that many scattered throughout the airport. Visit the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum website for more information.
   
Holocaust Museum
& Learning Center

12 Millstone Campus Drive
Creve Couer, MO
314-432-0020
  The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center provides a chronological history of the Holocaust augmented with personal testimonies by survivors and witnesses who immigrated to St. Louis. Photographs, artifacts, text panels, and audio-visual displays guide visitors through pre-World War II Jewish life in Europe, the rise of Nazism, events leading up to and including the Holocaust between 1933-1945, and post-War events.
International Bowling
Museum and Cardinals
Hall of Fame

111 Stadium Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
314-231-6340
  This three-level museum is described as "The Cooperstown of Bowling" and documents the history of bowling from caveman to modern league play and pays homage to the great of the sport's greatest players. A wing of the building is dedicated to the history of baseball in St. Louis, including the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns and the St. Louis Stars of the Negro Baseball League. Visit the International Bowling Museum and Cardinals Hall of Fame website for more information.
   
Magic House
516 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO
314-822-8900
  The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum located in a three-story Victorian home. The museum specializes in providing creative learning experiences for children. That has translated into “fun” for children for almost 25 years. Zagat Surveys’ U.S. Family Travel Guide named The Magic House the number one attraction for child appeal, besting Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom. It has been voted best children’s museums in the country by FamilyFun Magazine and it was on that magazine’s list of the top 12 family destinations. Visit the Magic House website for more information.
Miniature Museum
of Greater St. Louis

4746 Gravois Road
Saint Louis, MO
314-832-7790
  The Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis features dollhouse miniatures in all scales, rooms and other items. The Museum also sponsors two miniatures shows each year and conducts workshops on miniatures. The museum has a gift shop and a library devoted to miniatures. Visit the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis website for more information.
   
Missouri Historical Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO
314-746-4599
  The Missouri History Museum is dedicated to documenting and interpreting the history of the St. Louis area. The museum is housed in a building formerly called the Jefferson Memorial in honor of President Thomas Jefferson. In 2000 the addition of the Emerson Electric Center to the building gave the Missouri History Museum more exhibit space and additional facilities.
   
MOTO Museum
3441 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO
314-533-3091
  The Moto Museum is housed in an old printing factory in the Locust Business District and is a private collection of motorcycles, obtained from nearly 20 countries around the globe celebrating the form, function, evolution, and elegance of the motorcycle. The collections spans almost eight decades (1900-1975) of mostly European motorcycling.
   
Saint Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
314-289-4400
  The Saint Louis Science Center is one the largest science centers of its type and one of only two science centers in the country with no general admission charge. The Science Center has three buildings – the main Science Center Building, the Exploradome exhibition hall, and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. The Science Center has more than 700 hands-on exhibits and the OMNIMAX® large screen theatre.
   
Saint Louis Zoo
#1 Government Drive
Forest Park
Saint Louis, MO
314-781-0900
  The Saint Louis Zoo has been named #1 zoo by Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with Parenting magazine. The Zoo is home to more than 22,000 exotic animals, many of them rare and endangered. The over 800 species represented at the Zoo come from all the major continents and biomes of the world. Set in the rolling hills, lakes and glades of Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is always a great place to be. Features include the Fragile Forest, the River's Edge, the Cypress Swamp with the 1904 Flight Cage, the Insectarium, and Big Cat Country.
   
Saint Louis Union Station
Market Street
Saint Louis, MO
314-421-6655
  Once the largest and most beautiful railroad station in the country, Saint Louis Union Station is a  National Historic Landmark with more than 85 unique specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Union Station also includes the Memories Museum, self-guided walking tours and free-guided tours.
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Avenue
Maplewood, MO
314-241-2337
  The Schlafly Bottleworks is the first new bottling brewery in St. Louis since the end of Prohibition. The brewery offers free guided tours where visitors learn how each batch of Schlafly Beer is handcrafted. From the milling and mashing of grains, to the production and fermentation of wort, to the filtration and bottling of beer, you'll witness the fascinating art of brewing. The tour includes a tasting of Schlafly Beers and features an exhibit dedicated to the rich brewing history of the city of St. Louis. Visit the Schlafly Bottleworks website for more information.
   
Six Flags St. Louis
I-44 & Six Flags Road
Eureka, MO
636-938-4800
  Six Flags St. Louis is a major amusement park featuring eight themed lands of adventure. The park features more than 40 attractions and game areas, more than 25 food outlets and gift shops, live shows and a tropical paradise water park called Hurricane Harbor. Visit the Six Flags St. Louis website for more information.
   
Soldiers Memorial
Military Museum

1315 Chestnut Street
Saint Louis, MO
314-622-4550
  Soldier's Memorial Military Museum is dedicated as a memorial for veterans and as a museum for preserving a historic collection of military artifacts. The building's entrance is flanked by four Bedford stone sculptures by Walker Hancock. Two exhibit rooms hold collections of military items--uniforms, photographs, weaponry, war souvenirs and regalia, posters and medals as well as mannequins wearing uniforms.
   
Wabash Frisco &
Pacific Steam Railway

Grand Avenue
Wildwood, MO
636-587-3538
  This 12-inch gauge steam railroad is operated by the Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Association, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the railroading tradition alive in America. Visitors can take a picturesque 30-minute round trip along the Meramec River on the miniature train. Visit the Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Steam Railway website for more information.
   
World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
314-367-9243
  The World Chess Hall of Fame opened in September of 2011 in Saint Louis’ Central West End, a bustling neighborhood located directly across the street from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The World Chess Hall of Fame is housed in a historic three story 15,900 square-foot residence-turned-business and features the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, displays of artifacts from a permanent collection, and temporary exhibitions highlighting the great players, historic games, and the rich cultural history of chess.
   
For Travelers Heading Across the River
  Meeting of the Great Rivers
Scenic Byway

The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is one of America’s newer scenic byways. With over 20,000 acres of forest and wetlands at the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, it is a nature lovers paradise. Visitors will find spectacular colors in the fall and bald eagles in the winter. History abounds in the region ranging from the prehistoric Cahokia Mounds to sites on the National Register of Historic Places.
For Travelers Heading Up River
  Meeting the Missouri River
The two longest rivers of the United States, the Missouri and the Mississippi, meet at St. Charles County, Missouri. The Historic St. Charles downtown area offers visitors a variety of attractions including the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, The Foundry Art Centre, and Missouri’s First State Capitol. Nearby is Confluence State Park and the Daniel Boone Home.
For Travelers Heading Down River
  French Colonial Country
Down river of St. Louis and the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is French Colonial Country. This five county area was heavily influenced by the French fur traders who inhabited the region from 1700 to 1840. Attractions include the town of Ste. Genevieve with the largest concentration of French Colonial architecture in North America, Forts de Chartre and Kaskaskia in Randolph County, and the Cahokia complex in St. Clair County.
   
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