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Slide into St Louis and revel in the unique vibe of the largest city in the Great Plains.

Slide into St Louis and revel in the unique vibe of the largest city in the Great Plains. Beer, bowling and baseball are some of the top attractions, but history and culture, much of it linked to the Mississippi River.

Population: 318.172

St. Louis, the second-largest city in Missouri, is located in the east central part of the state on the Mississippi River. The city is independent and is not part of any county. 

Manufacturing is important to the city's economy, and its highly developed industries include automobiles, aircraft and space technology, metal fabrication, beer, steelmaking, chemicals, food processing, and storage and distribution.

The city offers plenty for the whole family. Children will enjoy the local zoo and the Magic House, while family members will also want to unwind at Forest Park, home to the World's Fair almost a century ago.


St. Louis experiences extremes of temperatures at both ends of the scale. The Winter cold from December through March can be very cold, as can the Summer heat from June through September.

The Mississippi River makes this area humid, though temperatures are generally moderate.July and August are hottest and most humid, and January and February are cold, with occasional snow. Normal temperatures range from -6°C  in the winter to 32°C in the summer. 


Metro Transit is best known as the operator of the public transportation system for the St. Louis metropolitan region, with MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride.

MetroLink: A light rail system with much room to grow. It runs from Lambert-St.Louis Int'l Airport (STL) in Missouri to Scott AFB in Illinois. The MetroLink has stops in many of the metropolitan area's most popular destinations, The Metro recently expanded, and now includes a second line that goes to the St. Louis Galleria (a shopping center) and farther out to Shrewsbury.

Metro Buses: Crisscross the bi-state metropolitan area.

Day pass: $ 7.50

Monthly Pass: $ 78.00


Get a bird’s eye view from the Gateway Arch: Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City. Visitors can also hop aboard a 19th century paddle-wheel boat replica for a narrated cruise down the mighty Mississippi.

Take a thrill ride (or two) at Six Flags St. Louis: Visit this exciting Midwest theme park that’s fun for the whole family. Guests of Six Flags St. Louis can also see live shows and concerts, meet their favorite cartoon characters and have tons of fun in the sun at Hurricane Harbor Water Park.

Experience art in the fresh air: Enjoy a fusion of sculpture and landscape architecture at Citygarden, an urban oasis featuring works of modern and contemporary art, native plants, six rain gardens and a café overlooking the beautiful scene. Or discover the stunning  Laumeier Sculpture Park with over 70 outdoor sculptures.

Taste the tradition of St. Louis breweries: Take a tour of the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery, or check out a variety of breweries with Brewery Tours of St. Louis and to try a few of the 50 different styles of beer. Enjoy live music and dining.


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