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Do & See
St. Louis boasts more major free visitor attractions than anywhere in the U.S. outside of the nation’s capital. The Saint Louis Art Museum, Science Center, and Zoo, History Museum, Museum of Westward Expansion, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Citygarden and many other sites are open free of charge. The Saint Louis Zoo, considered one of the finest in the world, was a pioneer in the use of open enclosures, placing animals in natural environments without bars. Marlin Perkins was the Zoo’s most famous curator. The Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales were originally a gift from August Busch to his father marking the end of prohibition. He presented his father with an eight-horse Clydesdale Hitch and a Budweiser beer wagon in April 1933. The team was sent to Washington, D.C. to deliver the first case of Budweiser beer brewed after prohibition to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch

Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind experience of taking an unusual elevator ride to the top of the arch where the view can’t be beat. The visit includes the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Museum of Westward Expansion and exhibits at the Historic Old Courthouse. There are plenty shopping opportunities including Levee Mercantile, a vintage store circa the 1870s that offers commercial products that were once available on the St. Louis riverfront in the 19th century,
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Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

The Anheuser-Busch Brewery offers complimentary tours to visitors of all ages for an in-depth look at how some of their beers are crafted. Since its founding in 1852 in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch has been perfecting this process one batch at a time. Those who are 21 and older will have the opportunity to taste some of their products in the Hospitality room at the conclusion of the tour. The tour includes a stop to see and learn about the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Their size and strength will amaze you, and their historic stables makes for a great photo opportunity.
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Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit by gaslight, the home is furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon. Scott Joplin House State Historic Site also includes museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life. This National Historic Landmark is open for tours daily on the hour.
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