Make your Midwestern debut in the charming city of St. Louis, Missouri. Learn about its fascinating history originating from the time of the French settlers. Go taste testing and find out the real story behind the origins of the St. Louis-style pizza or tour the city on a helicopter ride soaring above the Gateway Arch, the enormous Forest Park and the St. Louis Bridge.
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To visit St. Louis without visiting the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch would be unthinkable. Seek adventure at the City Museum, a family-friendly favourite inviting visitors of all ages to explore its installations and collections as well as its indoor activities, including a treehouse, slides, and even skate park! The St. Louis Zoo will add an educational touch to your visit, and you’ll find endless things to do at Union Station, like seeing a light show at Grand Hall or riding on the 200-foot St. Louis Wheel.
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WHAT TO EAT
Bite into a delicious St. Paul’s sandwich made with a fried egg foo yong patty, lettuce, and slices of tomato and pickle (available at most Asian restaurants). For dessert, enjoy a gooey butter cake, and make sure to try St. Louis’ famous slingers (eggs, chili, potatoes and protein) after a long night out.
WHAT TO BRING BACK
Commonly bought souvenirs include keychains, snow globes, postcards, mugs, St. Louis Cardinals merch straight from Busch Stadium or St. Louis Blues mementos from the Enterprise Center.
The lemon and lime-flavoured soft drink that we all know as 7UP was invented in 1929 by Charles Leiper Grigg in St. Louis! Its original name used to be “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda” but was eventually changed to “7UP” by 1936.