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Head to the Illinois side of the Mississippi River for breathtaking skyline and Gateway Arch vistas. f11photo iStock / Getty Images

The 1,300-acre Forest Park – which opened in 1876 – is the sixth most visited urban park in the U.S. (perhaps because it once hosted the 1904 World's Fair and houses five major St. Louis' cultural attractions, including the Saint Louis Zoo). JByard iStock / Getty Images

Grilled, sauce-covered spare ribs – the quintessential St. Louis-style barbecue dish – is served at many restaurants throughout the city. bhofack2 iStock / Getty Images

Designed by architect George D. Barnett, the grandiose Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis features an impressive green-hued dome, stained-glass windows, an organ and more. JByard iStock / Getty Images

Busch Stadium can accommodate up to 46,000 fans for each baseball game. AndreyKrav iStock / Getty Images

Erected in 1965 to memorialize where many former settlers began their westward travels, this stainless steel monument welcomes thousands of visitors each day. f11photo iStock / Getty Images

Although the entire Saint Louis Zoo complex is worth exploring, many previous travelers recommend paying for the zoo's First Bank Sea Lion Show, which features acrobatic moves by sea lions and educational demonstrations from their trainers. Phil Thomas Flickr

St. Louis offers several kid-friendly activities, including The Magic House, which features themed spaces like a bubble room, an outdoor play garden and a music area. Courtesy of The Magic House

The Saint Louis Art Museum sits on the aptly named Art Hill in Forest Park. JByard iStock / Getty Images

For those looking to escape the ordinary in favor of a wackier attraction, pay a visit to St. Louis' City Museum. The brainchild of artist Bob Cassilly, this oddity combines a wide array of random objects found throughout the city into one giant, eclectic funhouse. Thomas Hawk Flickr

Llamas, lemurs and camels are just a few kinds of animals you can see at Grant's Farm. Carl Wycoff Flickr

Busch Stadium fills with die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fans every baseball season. AndreyKrav iStock / Getty Images

A statue of the city's namesake, King Louis IX, can be found in the western part of Forest Park. JByard iStock / Getty Images

Kids eager to run around and play will love climbing The Magic House's three-story "Jack and the Beanstalk"-inspired structure. Courtesy of The Magic House

The stainless steel Gateway Arch stands 630 feet tall, making it the country's tallest man-made monument. jjgervasi iStock / Getty Images

More than 16,000 animals live at the Saint Louis Zoo, including cheetahs, chimpanzees and grizzly bears. Christina VanMeter Flickr

You'll be tempted to immediately head inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis to admire its mosaics, but save some time (especially on a sunny day) to take in its stunning architecture. JByard iStock / Getty Images

The Missouri Botanical Garden features 79 acres of gardens, including two bulb gardens and one with koi fish that you can feed (for an additional fee). ksteffens iStock / Getty Images

One unique feature of St. Louis is its contrasting architectural styles. For example, downtown's historic, Palazzo-style Wainwright Building sits beside a modern, glass-covered structure. brians101 iStock / Getty Images

Originally built in the first half of the 19th century, the Old Courthouse is one of the first structures you'll see as you walk east toward the Gateway Arch. AndreyKrav iStock / Getty Images

Outside Busch Stadium's team store, you'll see multiple bronze statues depicting some of the St. Louis Cardinals' most memorable players, plus the Gateway Arch in the distance. brians101 iStock / Getty Images

Every Christmas during the U.S. Bank Wild Lights event, the Saint Louis Zoo decks out its grounds with more than 500,000 lights. Philip Leara Flickr

Founded in 1879, the Saint Louis Art Museum features more than 34,000 works of art from six continents. JByard iStock / Getty Images

Racing cars, examining bugs and making balls float in the air are just a few activities kids can partake in in The Magic House's Wonder Works exhibit. Courtesy of The Magic House

Visitors can see dinosaur fossils, Mars rover replicas and more at the Saint Louis Science Center. Trevis Rothwell Flickr

The Gateway Arch sits within Gateway Arch National Park, a protected area that also features green spaces with pedestrian and bike paths. JByard iStock / Getty Images

While browsing the Missouri Botanical Garden's 51,000-plus plants, look closely for birds like hawks and cardinals. Christopher A. Jones Getty Images

Within Busch Stadium's Ballpark Village, travelers can check out the Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum, shop for official team gear, sip beers before a game and more. brians101 iStock / Getty Images

In addition to paintings, the Saint Louis Art Museum showcases a plethora of sculptures, including this one by French sculptor Francois Rude. Thomas Hawk Flickr

Though flower-filled gardens are the main attractions at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the property also boasts 624 tree species, many with impressive trunks and exposed roots. quinlyn iStock / Getty Images

The Saint Louis Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium, located inside this futuristic building, offers planetarium shows and public telescope viewings, among other activities. Philip Leara Flickr

More than 50 Budweiser Clydesdales live in the stables at Grant's Farm. Carl Wycoff Flickr

It only takes about four minutes to get to the top of the Gateway Arch by tram. PhotoAlto/Jerome Gorin Getty Images

The 600,000-square-foot City Museum features exhibits made of – you guessed it – items found around St. Louis. A few items you may find include salvaged bridges, construction cranes and abandoned airplanes. This is Awkward Flickr

The Jewel Box, a greenhouse in Forest Park, is home to various flowers, tropical plants and more. Christopher A. Jones Getty Images

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is home to one of the world's largest mosaics collections, which spans 83,000 square feet and includes nearly 42 million pieces of glass tesserae. gnagel iStock / Getty Images

Inside the Missouri Botanical Garden's Climatron conservatory, visitors will find a tropical rainforest with waterfalls, a river aquarium and more than 2,800 plants. ksteffens iStock / Getty Images

Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general and namesake of the property, built this cabin in the mid-19th century. Grant's Farm's fence (which surrounds the main entrance) is made of old rifle barrels used during the Civil War. Marques Stewart Flickr

Skyline picture in St. Louis
Forest Park picture in St. Louis
Barbecue picture in St. Louis
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis picture in St. Louis
Stadium Aerial View picture in St. Louis
Gateway Arch picture in St. Louis
Saint Louis Zoo picture in St. Louis
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum picture in St. Louis
Art Hill picture in St. Louis
City Museum picture in St. Louis
Grant's Farm picture in St. Louis
Busch Stadium picture in St. Louis
Apotheosis of Saint Louis picture in St. Louis
Beanstalk picture in St. Louis
Arch picture in St. Louis
Grizzly Bear picture in St. Louis
Cathedral Architecture picture in St. Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden picture in St. Louis
Local Architecture picture in St. Louis
Old Courthouse picture in St. Louis
Statues picture in St. Louis
U.S. Bank Wild Lights picture in St. Louis
Saint Louis Art Museum picture in St. Louis
Wonder Works picture in St. Louis
Saint Louis Science Center picture in St. Louis
Arch Park picture in St. Louis
Hawk picture in St. Louis
Ballpark Village picture in St. Louis
Trees picture in St. Louis
Planetarium picture in St. Louis
Budweiser Clydesdales picture in St. Louis
Top of Arch picture in St. Louis
Plane picture in St. Louis
Jewel Box picture in St. Louis
Mosaics picture in St. Louis
Climatron picture in St. Louis
Grant's Cabin picture in St. Louis

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