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Title: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: majorvices on February 25, 2021, 07:47:24 am
Doing a last minute trip to St. Louis - my birthplace! But I may as well have never been there.

Beer scene suggestions are fine but I'm really looking for some cool things to do non-beer related during the day. I love museums, parks, recreational stuff, (long moon light strolls, lol, j/k)



Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: BrewBama on February 25, 2021, 07:58:27 am
BBQ!  St Louis has some of the best examples. In the BBQ world it is set apart as its own style.


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Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: majorvices on February 25, 2021, 08:02:08 am
BBQ!  St Louis has some of the best examples. In the BBQ world it is set apart as its own style.


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Definitely want to try the BBQ! Hell yeah.
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 25, 2021, 10:32:14 am
I've only stopped overnight to break up a long drive. For an evening the Urban Chestnut facility in the Grove area is great for checking out true to style German Lagers.

The Gateway Arch museum is said to be very nice, will stop someday
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: jeffy on February 25, 2021, 10:44:58 am
We spent a weekend there a few years ago.  From a suggestion on this forum, I spent a couple hours at the City Museum climbing around the sculptures and the slides with the other “kids.”  I had a blast.  I think you would too.
The Art Museum was also good.  It was built for the 1904 World’s Fair.
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: riceral on February 25, 2021, 05:14:34 pm
I thought the St Louis Zoo was a great place to spend a few hours. Free if I remember correctly, but parking costs (?$7).

Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: KellerBrauer on February 26, 2021, 05:01:42 am

The Gateway Arch museum is said to be very nice, will stop someday

Yes, the arch is a fascinating place to visit.  However, My career was in construction, so structures such as the arch are of great interest to me.

Then, there is always the Budweiser brewery.
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: majorvices on February 26, 2021, 05:54:02 am
Definitely going to hit

The Arch and the Museum
City Museum
Urban Chestnut facility
And hell yeah the BBQ!

I love Zoos so thanks for that suggestion - after San Diego and Memphis Zoo I'm pretty spoiled (check both out if you haven't already) but if there's time we might.

Might try the Art Museum if there is time and depending what they are exhibiting ... Thanks for all the suggestions.
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: Slowbrew on February 26, 2021, 11:49:24 am
It doesn't help this time of year but St. Louis has an extensive Botanical Gardens.  Beautiful in the summer.

Paul
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: jeffy on February 26, 2021, 04:56:59 pm
It doesn't help this time of year but St. Louis has an extensive Botanical Gardens.  Beautiful in the summer.

Paul
That reminds me that we had an excellent breakfast at Cafe Osage, a small restaurant in the midst of a greenhouse.
Oops, their website says it had to close.  Sad.
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: dmtaylor on February 26, 2021, 06:20:26 pm
The City Museum is like the 8th wonder of the world.  LOVE that place.  I'm 46 years old and I come home with stained jeans, bruises all over my knees from crawling around, and a huge smile on my face.  You can get totally lost in there, in a good way, if you can suspend your adulthood for a few hours.
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: Bilsch on February 26, 2021, 10:22:04 pm
Don't forget Ted Drewes for a frozen custard. Their stuff is amazing!
Title: Re: Traveling to St Louis
Post by: majorvices on February 27, 2021, 05:16:47 am
The City Museum is like the 8th wonder of the world.  LOVE that place.  I'm 46 years old and I come home with stained jeans, bruises all over my knees from crawling around, and a huge smile on my face.  You can get totally lost in there, in a good way, if you can suspend your adulthood for a few hours.

I am 51 and I don't even know the meaning of adulthood according to my wife. :) Can't wait to check it out. Frozen Custard afterward sounds like a winner.