St. Louis is a town located in the Midwest US that, due to its geographical location, has always been considered an important commercial hub of the country.

Being washed by the waters of the Mississippi has transformed it into a port for different cultures, which have helped to transform St. Louis into the perfect mix between traditions and modernity.

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So, we invite you to stay at River City and rely on our guide to discover St. Louis and 7 must-see attractions.

Forest Park

This park has always been the quintessential meeting place for locals since 1904, when the World Fair was held here. Thanks to a recovery project, the 5 km on which the park extends to the west of St. Louis has been completely transformed, becoming a splendid habitat for various species of birds.

There are many activities that you can do with friends or family, like ice skating, taking a boat ride or fishing in the calm waters of one of its artificial ponds, or playing a game of tennis or golf.

St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo is one of the many attractions of cultural interest found within the Forest Park. The zoo is home to 20,000 rare or endangered animals on its 364,000 square meters of land. The zoo is free.

The main characteristic of the zoo is that it’s divided into thematic areas, such as the Red Rocks, dedicated to large felines, the Discovery Corner with domestic animals and insects, and the Historic Hill with birds and a space entirely dedicated to monkeys.

Transport Museum

A little less than thirty kilometers away from the center of St. Louis you will find a truly unmissable museum, especially if you want to deepen your knowledge of locally used means of transport and their evolution throughout history.

For example, unique documents are exhibited here and one of the first two man-made tunnels west of the Mississippi. There are also 70 original antique locomotives, cars, buses, carriages, aircraft and many other curious objects all related to the world of transport.

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis boasts the oldest botanical garden of the nation, dating back to 1859.

With its 300,000 square meters, it turns out to be the perfect destination for a few hours of relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a walk through its streets will lead you to discover ecosystems and distant worlds, here magically placed one beside the other.

These include an artificial rainforest, a Japanese garden, a Victorian-style garden adorned with a beautiful labyrinth, and the reconstruction of a pioneer camp.

Delmar Loop

The name of this district derives from the Delmar Boulevard and from the Loop, an old racing circuit which unfortunately is no longer present. In its six blocks you can do so much, going from one cafeteria and one restaurant to another and devoting yourself to some healthy shopping.

The Delmar Loop is also particularly well known to music lovers for Blueberry Hill, a place rich in rock memorabilia, and the St. Louis Walk of Fame, which recalls some of the most important singers who have performed in the city, including Janis Joplin, Chuck Berry and Tina Turner.

The Hill

This is the ideal neighborhood if you want to breathe some Italian air away from home, given the strong immigration of our countrymen in the last decade of the 19th century for work reasons in the local clay mines.

So called to be located on a hill that reaches almost the maximum height in the city, this is the perfect place to devote to a "gastronomic walk," given the presence of the best pastry shops, bakeries and restaurants in the area.

Furthermore, we want to name some personalities from the world of sport born here, such as Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra.

Caves of Meramec

We conclude our visit to St. Louis by exiting the center and pushing ourselves up to the Ozark Mountains, where you will find these caverns with their 8 km of tunnels, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in the state.

Originally, this mine was discovered in 1720 and was exploited due to the large presence of potassium nitrate, an essential mineral to produce gunpowder.

Today, the caves can be explored with the whole family through guided tours that will lead you to discover artefacts dating back to the pre-Columbian era.


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