One of the largest and most attractive cities in the United States of America, St. Louis is a tourist hub for people from various countries. Of course, it does not receive as much coverage as larger cities such as New York or Los Angeles; however, this does not mean it is not exciting. This article will provide information on the top activities to enjoy when visiting St. Louis, Missouri.
1. Paddle-Wheel Boat River Cruise
One of the most popular fictional characters linked to St. Louis is Tom Sawyer and his trip down the Mississippi River. When visiting St. Louis, it is possible to follow his footsteps and enjoy your own journey down the Mississippi River while learning about the history of the area. The paddle-wheel boat river cruises are popular activities available to tourists throughout the year and very popular among families. If you would rather enjoy dinner or brunch on the river instead of paddling in a replica of the 19th Century boats, it is possible to opt for the dinner or brunch cruise. Be sure to look over all the cruises before selecting and enjoying one.
2. The St. Louis Zoo
If you have a free afternoon and are an animal lover, then why not head over to the St. Louis Zoo. This zoo has over 18,000 animals representing approximately 700 species – a delight for people interested in animals. The majority of the animals at the St. Louis Zoo are on the endangered and rare animals list; therefore, it can be interesting to see these animals before they are extinct. The zoo is located in the peaceful Forest Park and there are various exhibits to enjoy, such as the Big Cat Country or the Interactive Stingray Pool.
3. The Anheuser-Busch Brewery
When visiting St. Louis, it is possible to take time out and enjoy a tour at the Budweiser factory. The tour includes a trip to the Clydesdale horse stables – the horses well-known for pulling traditional Budweiser wagons. At the brewery you will also see the beech wood aging cellar where the beer is aged and the packaging plant. Of course, the day is ended with a visit to the hospitality room where you can sample the different Budweiser beers. You do, however, need to be over the age of 21 to drink the beer and if you are not 21 soft drinks are available.