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FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
St. Louis, MO

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
50,000 square foot 3 history museum that is fun for young and old alike; peruse computer databases or ride the bowling pin car, from
world famous Mettlach steins to zany 1950's team shirts, the IBMHF tells the story of bowling from 5,000 years ago until today; the
building includes St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum, the official repository for more than 100 years of baseball history in St. Louis,
presenting history through photographs and memorabilia from the 1880's to the present, including Hall of Famers Bob Gibson;
111 Stadium Plaza Drive; 314-231-6340;
www.bowlingmuseum.com

Busch Stadium
Opened in 2004, the new stadium seats 46,800 and hosts the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team; Tours depart from Gate 5 and are offered
7 days a week at 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm except during home day games or other special events are taking place;
modest admission fee for tours;
420 South 8th Street; 314-345-9000;
stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com

City Museum
Opened in 1997 and housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, artist Bob Cassilly and a crew of 20 artisans
have constructed an eclectic mixture of children's playground, carnival funhouse, and an architectural mishmash of found objects and
reclaimed building materials; the museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, and abandoned
planes in attractions such as Enchanted Caves, MonstroCity, Cabin Inn and the ever-popular museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem;
Sun 11a-5p, Wed-Thu 9a-5p, Fri 9a-1a, Sat 10a-1a; modest admission fee for age 3 and up;
701 North 15th Street; 314-231-2489;
www.citymuseum.org

Edward Jones Dome
This $280 million facility opened in 1995 as home field of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams; the building has hosted major conventions, NCAA
Final Four basketball, religious convocations, trade shows, concerts, motocross races and monster truck rallies; it was also the site of
the 1999 Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II; seats up to 65,000 people during football games;
701 Convention Plaza;
314-342-5201;
www.edwardjonesdome.org

St. Louis Zoo
A
FREE attraction that happens to be one of America’s Top zoos; the 6 major Zoo zones occupying 90 acres are breathtaking in their
scope and sublime in their execution: River Edge for elephants at play, as cheetahs and hyenas jockey across a dry plain; The Wild
spans from a polar setting to tropical rain forest with a seriously wide expanse of animals in between; Red Rocks, which hosts the big
cats keep as well as zebras, giraffes and antelope in naturalistic settings; Discovery Corner, a child-friendly petting area filled with
bunnies and goats and small winged creatures; Historic Hill, emphasizes 1920s architecture but modern habitats for primates, birds and
reptiles; Lakeside Crossing, which gathers all the refreshments to souvenirs in a nice cohesive bundle to tie a ribbon around your Zoo
experience; the zoo also plays a large role preserving certain endangered species; ages 3-7 can investigate, create, pretend and play at
the Zoo’s new ZOOmagination Station; open daily, except June 17 and December 25,  Summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor
Day) open 8a-7p,  Non-summer 9a-5 p;
Forest Park, near US 40/I-64, I-44 Freeways; accessible via MetroLink; 314-781-0900 or 800-966-8877;
www.stlzoo.org

St. Louis Science Center
It began life as The Academy of Science of Saint Louis in 1856 and moved to Clayton's Oak Knoll Park. The museum outgrew these
facilities and in 1984 acquired McDonnell Planetarium from the City of St. Louis. After renovation, the building as the St. Louis Science
Center; the public gleefully responded, leading to a $34 million expansion in 1991; then in 1997, the Science Center added the
Exploradome, an air-supported building to provide additional space for large traveling exhibitions and to better accommodate school
groups; today this outstanding venue offers more than 700 hands-on exhibits including an OMNIMAX Theater, numerous permanent and
traveling exhibitions, a Planetarium, Discovery Room for children, and galleries ranging from dinosaurs to innovative science
demonstrations; Mon-Thu & Sat  9:30a-4:30p, Fri 9:30a-9:30p, Sun 11:30a-4:30p; Planetarium Mon-Sat 10a-3:30p, Sun Noon-3:30p; 5050
Oakland Ave in the Southeast corner of the Forest Park;
314-289-4444;
www.slsc.org

The Magic House
Despite being one of the nation’s oldest Children’s Museums, this award-winning venue provides modern, engaging learning experiences
designed to be fun, stimulating and memorable; Major interactive exhibits include Math Path, Children’s Village, TV Studio, A Little Bit of
Magic, Expericenter, and a toddler house; an average visits last 2.5 hours; In October 2008, it doubles in size with improvements to all
aspects of the museum experience including a light-filled Welcome Center, new galleries and permanent exhibits that appeal to
curiosities in science and literacy, an Education Center, and the Star-Spangled Center designed to help students grow into informed
citizens; an imaginative and interactive Play Garden, a café, a Rooftop Garden and a grand spiral staircase that leads to a Fairy Tale
Tower; modest admission fee, free parking; Summer hours Mon-Thu & Sat 9:30a-5:30p, Fri 9:30a-9p, Sun 11a-5:30p; School Year Hours
are shorter; 516 Kirkwood Road (Lindbergh Blvd);
314-822-8900;
www.magichouse.org

Grant’s Farm
Operated by Anheuser-Busch; features 281 acres of train rides, Ulysses S. Grant’s cabin, hundreds of rare and exotic animals from all
over the world; open April-October;
FREE admission but 6 parking fee per vehicle and stroller rental fees apply; different hours apply for
April 13–May 15, May 17–August 21 and August 24–October 30; 10501 Gravois Road near McNary Drive;
314-843-1700;
www.grantsfarm.com

National Great Rivers Museum
Explores America's waterways with exhibits and a visitor center;
FREE admission and very interesting to see in a flood prone-region of
our country; located at Price Lock & Dam in nearby
Alton, Illinois;
www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Rivers/ngrm.htm


Southwest of St. Louis

Six Flags St. Louis Theme Park & Hurricane Harbor
Known for having many of the world's most innovative roller coasters and multi-faceted interaction rides; here’s a bet -- Batman and
Superman will not disappoint; season runs from late March to October; Hurricane Harbor water park doubles the fun quotient, the
Tornado water thrill ride has to be seen to appreciate the enormity of the thrills; the park also hosts popular musical groups on various
days, which may impact parking availability; in 2008, the “Evel Knievel” rollercoaster debuts - its going to be insanely thrilling; see
website for admission fees, general admission at park, $42, Children (48" and Under) $26, Kids 3 and Under
FREE; 636-938-4800;
www.sixflags.com/parks/stlouis/index.asp
St. Louis,Mo