St. Louis: There's More Than Meets the Arch
Despite the song that came about when St. Louis hosted the 1904 World Fair, the proper pronunciation of the city is “Saint Lewis.” And what a city it is.
Covering more than 6,375 square miles, including 12 counties and 2.6 million people, St. Louis is not just some jumping-off place for flight layovers. It is a vibrant and thriving city that claims 19 Fortune 1000 companies, including Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
The city’s hallmark arch marks the expansion of the pioneers into the west. The Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made monument in the U.S. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, the Arch features a riveting ride to the top, an extensive museum, and the new 7mm World Odyssey Theatre with films on a four-story tall screen. St. Louis is rich in history, with many attractions unique to its French, Spanish and U.S. past.
The vast array of state and neighborhood parks found in St. Louis contributes to the city’s uniqueness and outdoor appeal in more ways than one. Consider that St. Louis' Forest Park, site of the 1904 World's Fair, outdoes New York's Central Park in size.
This means there is plenty of room for your favorite activities, including running, rollerblading, walking, playing Frisbee, picnicking and more. The park also hosts some of the region's favorite cultural and educational institutions: the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center and the Missouri History Museum. All are free to the public. Even the Municipal Opera (affectionately known as the Muny), a 12,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, offers free seats for its summer theater productions.
Sports are a big thing in St. Louis. The city hosts the famed football team, the St. Louis Rams; the Blues hockey team and the Cardinals baseball team. If you are a sports enthusiast, St. Louis is definitely the place to be.
And if you’re a fan of good living at a very central location with a lot going for it, you may just enjoy a journey to St. Louis.
Community Information Network
This site has everything from arts and entertainment to information on neighborhoods, and even heritage and history. Check it out!
Chamber of Commerce and Growth
This site is the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the Greater St. Louis region. It gives an inside look into the workings of St. Louis.
Discover St. Louis
This site is your launching pad to a variety of sites, offering an array of information about St. Louis.
St. Louis Front Page
The latest news you need to know, hot off the “e-press!”
St. Louis Business Journal
Get in on the entire business buzz in St. Louis.
St. Louis Today
The number one newspaper Web site in St. Louis for the latest local and national news.
Where to Go and What to Do in St. Louis
What and where is good to eat in St. Louis? You’ll find it here, along with information on the famous Gateway Arch, historic maps, old cathedrals, Union Station, the zoo and much more!
Check out the famous Gateway Arch
See it, ride it, take a riverboat ride around it, experience it in every way possible. This site shows you how.
Are you a sports fan? Then you have come to the right city. St. Louis citizens are very proud of their sports clubs. Get in on the action on these team sites:
St. Louis Blues Hockey Team
St. Louis Rams Football
St. Louis Cardinals Baseball
St. Louis County Library
An easy-to-use site that helps you navigate through all kinds of information, education, plus monthly calendars of public events.
St. Louis Art Museum
This museum features special exhibitions and many one-gallery shows.
St. Louis’ Historic House Museums
Do you love to wander about in older homes, reminiscing about the past events and the famous personalities that lived in the rooms? St. Louis is a great place to do that. And this site is a great place to start your historic tour.
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