Attractions in the
Metropolitan Saint Louis Region
Metropolitan Saint Louis has a lot to offer its visitors. The area's most prominent attraction is the Gateway Arch. Saint Louis has a number of outstanding public institutions that are free to visit including the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, and the Science Center. The Saint Louis region has a number of green spaces for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Faust County Park, in Saint Louis County, is home to many historical and cultural attractions including the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, a historical village, and the Saint Louis Carousel. The county is also home to Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, the Powder Valley Conservation Area.
Saint Louis is home to a vibrant art scene. New and revitalized institutions, along with world-class architecture and public sculpture can be found throughout the city and county.
Saint Louis has its origins when in 1764 French fur traders established a small village named after Louis IX, the Crusader King of France. There are a number of museums and historical sites that tell the Saint Louis' story. The Museum of Westward Expansion documents the history of European expansion from the days of Lewis and Clark. The area has a number of historical houses and societies that offer tours. In Saint Louis County the Museum of Transportation has over 300 locomotives, rail cars, and other forms of transportation.
Saint Louis has its origins when in 1764 French fur traders established a small village named after Louis IX, the Crusader King of France. Over the years a number of artistic and elaborate churches and shrines have been erected throughout the region.
Saint Louis is home to a variety of attractions which provide activities for people visiting or for those who are having a Staycation at its many unique museums and local attractions such as the Gateway Arch and the Saint Louis Zoo.
Visitors to the metropolitan Saint Louis area won’t have any trouble finding parks and natural areas to enjoy. The crown jewel of the area is Forest Park which is home to the attractions such as the Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, and the Saint Louis Science Center. Visitors will also find Babler State Park and Castlewood State Park as well as two conservation areas with visitors centers.