St Louis, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Known to pioneers as “the gateway to the West,” St. Louis still welcomes visitors with a small-town homeyness, but the city has updated its image with lots of urban attractions. Situated on the Mississippi River, the city offers paddlewheel tours, panoramic views from the top of the Gateway Arch, simple pleasures such as picnics in Forest Park, and interactive play at many excellent kids’ museums, including the St. Louis Science Center, one of the country’s best. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions.
Great Family Vacations: Midwest & Rocky Mountain Region

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Great Family Vacations: Midwest & Rocky Mountain Region

by Candyce H. Stapen (The Globe Pequot Press)

Known to pioneers as “the gateway to the West,” St. Louis still welcomes visitors with a small-town homeyness, but the city has updated its image with lots of urban attractions. Situated on the Mississippi River, the city offers paddlewheel tours, panoramic views from the top of the Gateway Arch, simple pleasures such as picnics in Forest Park, and interactive play at many excellent kids’ museums, including the St. Louis Science Center, one of the country’s best.

This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions.

©  Candyce H. Stapen/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Saint Louis
Duration: Up to a week's worth of fun.
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to St. Louis, Missouri

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