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Guru
05-01-2007, 11:31 PM
Taking the fam on a trip to Branson for 3 days and then to St. Louis for the final 4 days. Other than a visit to Six Flags, there is not much else on our schedule. Any tour guides out there that could open my eyes to what is available to a family of 5. Oldest child is 10.

luv
05-01-2007, 11:32 PM
President's Casino. Bars. Cardinals game!!!

stlchiefs
05-01-2007, 11:33 PM
A walk through historic East St. Louis and a stop in Sauget is a must.

CoMoChief
05-01-2007, 11:33 PM
Arch, Union Station, Cards game, Science City, Zoo,

Adult life:
Budweiser plant tour, The Landing, Westport

Phobia
05-01-2007, 11:34 PM
There's a very cool interactive kid museum there. No idea of the name. Locals would know.

luv
05-01-2007, 11:35 PM
Arch, Union Station, Cards game, Science City, Zoo,

Adult life:
Budweiser plant tour, The Landing, Westport
I love Union Station. Went up in the Arch when I was 10. I recommend it if you're taking the kids. Is the Bowling Museum still next to Busch Stadium?

stlchiefs
05-01-2007, 11:36 PM
There's a very cool interactive kid museum there. No idea of the name. Locals would know.

City Museum, on Washington Ave. downtown. Never been in but it looks cool even from the outside. Parents like it too from what I've heard.

Mecca
05-01-2007, 11:37 PM
I don't recommend driving SUV's after drinking however....

Guru
05-01-2007, 11:38 PM
Arch, Union Station, Cards game, Science City, Zoo,

Adult life:
Budweiser plant tour, The Landing, Westport
We did Science City and the Arch about 4 years ago while staying at Union Station. We may revert to those selections again but I do want to find out what I have not seen also.

Guru
05-01-2007, 11:39 PM
City Museum, on Washington Ave. downtown. Never been in but it looks cool even from the outside. Parents like it too from what I've heard.
I will have to put that down in my book.

stlchiefs
05-01-2007, 11:42 PM
If you didn't realize, my earlier Sauget (strip clubs) and E. St. Louis (drugs and gangs) was not honest advice.

I don't know how old your kids are, but here are some other ideas to add to what has been mentioned:

- Butterfly House in Creve Coeur
- Forest Park: huge park, can just walk around, bring a ball, whatever
- Boat House in Forest Park: can rent row or paddle boats and make your way around a lake in the middle of the park
- St. Louis Zoo: FREE and one of the better zoos in the US. There are some special attractions you have to pay for inside, but nothing necessary
- Eat at White Castle
- Bowling Museum is near the new Busch, but I don't know anything about it

Wikipedia has some good info and a really cool pick of the outside of the aforementioned City Museum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis,_Missouri#Tourism

stlchiefs
05-01-2007, 11:43 PM
City Museum

ChiefsCountry
05-01-2007, 11:44 PM
Grants Farm
Six Flags

Guru
05-01-2007, 11:45 PM
If you didn't realize, my earlier Sauget (strip clubs) and E. St. Louis (drugs and gangs) was not honest advice.

I don't know how old your kids are, but here are some other ideas to add to what has been mentioned:

- Butterfly House in Creve Coeur
- Forest Park: huge park, can just walk around, bring a ball, whatever
- Boat House in Forest Park: can rent row or paddle boats and make your way around a lake in the middle of the park
- St. Louis Zoo: FREE and one of the better zoos in the US. There are some special attractions you have to pay for inside, but nothing necessary
- Eat at White Castle
- Bowling Museum is near the new Busch, but I don't know anything about it

Wikipedia has some good info and a really cool pick of the outside of the aforementioned City Museum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis,_Missouri#Tourism

We will have to check out the zoo. City Museum looks interesting. Seems expensive at $12 for anyone 3 or older but I guess if it is good for their brains it is worth it.

stlchiefs
05-01-2007, 11:52 PM
Grants Farm
Six Flags

I've never made it to Grant's Farm and though I've heard it's cool, people say it's just a smaller sample of the zoo. So if you plan on going to the zoo I don't know about doing GF too.

Frazod
05-01-2007, 11:59 PM
You could go to Busch Stadium and watch the World Champions play sub-500 baseball. :banghead:

Mecca
05-02-2007, 12:03 AM
I had a friend who went to STL, and went to some strip club.......he got up the next day and his eye was all red and swollen......

He went to the doctor and had a crab in his eye yes a crab.......think about that next time you are in STL, or a strip club in general.

Groves
05-02-2007, 12:04 AM
Dog Museum, you'll thank me. You don't even have to like dogs. http://www.museumofthedog.org/

Take em to Ted Drewes on Chippewa, too. Great atmosphere with frozen custard. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=Ted+Drewes+frozen&near=st+louis&ie=UTF8&ll=38.6276,-90.214577&spn=0.196598,0.291138&z=12&iwloc=A&om=1

Butterfly House is good with kids, too. http://www.butterflyhouse.org/

POND_OF_RED
05-02-2007, 12:17 AM
You could go to Busch Stadium and watch the World Champions play sub-500 baseball. :banghead:
It would be more fun to go in September and watch them play .300 baseball

Guru
05-02-2007, 12:25 AM
It would be more fun to go in September and watch them play .300 baseball
I don't even watch the Royals do that.

Frazod
05-02-2007, 12:26 AM
It would be more fun to go in September and watch them play .300 baseball

As long as they finish it up with .600 baseball in October, though, I won't complain. :)

Mark M
05-02-2007, 12:38 AM
I had a friend who went to STL, and went to some strip club.......he got up the next day and his eye was all red and swollen......

He went to the doctor and had a crab in his eye yes a crab.......think about that next time you are in STL, or a strip club in general.

Sounds like homey went to the East side.

Not that I've ever been there or ... um ... yeah.

MM
~~:Pimp:

luv
05-02-2007, 01:33 AM
3 days in Branson? How are you filling your time there? SDC, Celebration City, and White Water?

patteeu
05-02-2007, 02:12 AM
Skip Grant's Farm. If you want to see animals go to the Zoo. As someone mentioned, admission is free and it's a decent zoo (better than KC's).

Magic House (http://www.magichouse.org/) is pretty good for kids your age. I think it's near the Butterfly House that others have mentioned.

The science center (http://www.slsc.org/) is good (better than Science City in KC) and it's located near the Zoo.

On your trip to St. Louis from Branson, you could visit Meramec Caverns (http://www.americascave.com/). It's a pretty decent sized cave to tour with a Jesse James gang story to go along with it (the James gang used it as a hideout and had a close escape from a posse after one of their heists). It's somewhere around Stanton.

SPchief
05-02-2007, 03:01 AM
On your trip to St. Louis from Branson, you could visit Meramec Caverns (http://www.americascave.com/). It's a pretty decent sized cave to tour with a Jesse James gang story to go along with it (the James gang used it as a hideout and had a close escape from a posse after one of their heists). It's somewhere around Stanton.



It's not hard to miss, considering it's painted on every ****ing barn east of lebenon.

Valiant
05-02-2007, 03:13 AM
Has anyone said piss on the locals yet... That is always a high adrenaline activity...

SPchief
05-02-2007, 03:15 AM
Has anyone said piss on the locals yet... That is always a high adrenaline activity...


Awesome response.

Guru
05-02-2007, 03:15 AM
It's not hard to miss, considering it's painted on every ****ing barn east of lebenon.
Crap, I remember that now.

Jenson71
05-02-2007, 06:57 AM
There's an Italian restaurant downtown and on the hill called Charlie Gitto's.

Saulbadguy
05-02-2007, 07:14 AM
White Castle. Pretty much the only good thing about St. Louis.

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 07:21 AM
Gotta eat at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Laclede's Landing. :drool:

KC Kings
05-02-2007, 08:18 AM
I had a friend who went to STL, and went to some strip club.......he got up the next day and his eye was all red and swollen......

He went to the doctor and had a crab in his eye yes a crab.......think about that next time you are in STL, or a strip club in general.

I'm calling BS on this one. Not only do crabs like it warm and moist, which is why they always head down south, but they are not some microscopic creature. You can see them with the naked eye, and if one fell in your eye you would feel it. Maybe there are different smaller breeds, but the European crabs I have been host to were about the size of a seed ticket.

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 08:19 AM
Avoid the Red Lobster!!! They have crabs there as big as your head!

Groves
05-02-2007, 08:22 AM
There's a very cool interactive kid museum there. No idea of the name. Locals would know.

Grew up there.

Two places qualify:

The Science Museum
The Magic House

Both interactive, both cool.

Edit: I see now that this is a REPOST!

stlchiefs
05-02-2007, 08:24 AM
There's an Italian restaurant downtown and on the hill called Charlie Gitto's.

Charlie Gitto's is a bit pricey, especially for a family with kids. Dinner on the Hill is always a cool idea, but a place I'd recommend would be Rigazzi's. It's more moderately priced and dad can treat himself to a fishbowl (huge, fishbowl sized glass of beer).

crazycoffey
05-02-2007, 08:25 AM
Yeah, the city muesem is awesome, you see the picture up above - that's the outside climbing area, the inside is like that too, lots of caves caverns, slides ladders, several stories of fun for kids and even you Dad.
I have a 9 and 8 year old, they loved it, same with the Magic house and Science center. admission to the Science center is free so is the Zoo.

The Magic house is fun for learning and just down the street from my house.

My kids also loved going up in the arch (they were just here last week to visit, and picked the arch over the magic house and city muesem.)

djrcmay
05-02-2007, 08:28 AM
Try to keep from being MURDERED!

crazycoffey
05-02-2007, 08:29 AM
the city muesem isn't really a "brains" place, its activity oriented, plus parents can sit and have a snack and a beer while the rugrats keep playing with other rugrats.

Cochise
05-02-2007, 08:39 AM
Magic House (http://www.magichouse.org/) is pretty good for kids your age. I think it's near the Butterfly House that others have mentioned.

That's what I was thinking of... I went there on a field trip in elementary school... had a great time at my age back then.

sedated
05-02-2007, 08:43 AM
Recommended things to do in St. Louis?

burn the f*cking city to the ground

:shrug:

NewChief
05-02-2007, 08:43 AM
Like others, I'll throw some out:

City Museum (definitely a must for your kids)
Grants Farm
Butterfly House
Zoo
Botanical Gardens (they may or may not like it. It has some pretty cool stuff for kids, though, including a maze, koi ponds, and some others).

crazycoffey
05-02-2007, 08:44 AM
the city muesem isn't really a "brains" place, its activity oriented, plus parents can sit and have a snack and a beer while the rugrats keep playing with other rugrats.


I know how to spell museum. what the hell happened?


All in all it also depends on your kids, mine are very hyper, so I like the City Museum, but I also want them to learn something so we try to balance the fun with learning by also going to the Magic house or Science Museum. (similar, but the Magic house has much "cooler" things in it, while the Science Museum is free to enter)

Cave Johnson
05-02-2007, 08:45 AM
Gotta eat at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Laclede's Landing. :drool:

You're kidding, right? Skip the Hill for a cheezy azz chain?

NewChief
05-02-2007, 08:47 AM
The Kansas City hatred of St. Louis cracks me up. I guess you've got to be a native to understand it because I, personally, enjoy both cities. They both have good points and bad points. I'll say that I, generally, enjoyed the St. Louis night life quite a bit more, but that's probably because I hung out in St. Louis before I had children. Thus, I got to go out quite a bit more. I also thought there was generally more to do in St. Louis.

crazycoffey
05-02-2007, 08:49 AM
HEY! :cuss:

Has anyone said piss on the locals yet... That is always a high adrenaline activity...

4321


White Castle. Pretty much the only good thing about St. Louis.


and 4321

burn the f*cking city to the ground

:shrug:


and 4321,

who's next?

ChiefsFan4Life
05-02-2007, 08:51 AM
Taking the fam on a trip to Branson for 3 days and then to St. Louis for the final 4 days. Other than a visit to Six Flags, there is not much else on our schedule. Any tour guides out there that could open my eyes to what is available to a family of 5. Oldest child is 10.

Since you have kids you MUST go to the St. Louis Science Center. It will keep them busy for the whole day. http://www.slsc.org

crazycoffey
05-02-2007, 08:53 AM
Oh yeah, and to add to the science museum, (or the science center to be specific) Sat. started a marvel comic book hero display, should be pretty neat for the youngens!

StcChief
05-02-2007, 08:57 AM
There's an Italian restaurant downtown and on the hill called Charlie Gitto's.
Charlie Gitto's is good downtown.

Any corner rest on "The Hill" has good Italian. Zia's is my fav.

House of Cunito's (the big line tourist trap) is over-rated.

Take kids to Magic house in Kirkwood (safe near in suburban)

Downtown. Take the kids on the Metro-link train from Union Station to Ball park and back. good experience if they have never been on a commuter train.

Zoo is must for kids.

Grants farm if you want the 'pet the animals' farm experience etc. a Buffalo little train tour. They do have beer there (even though it's AB products). Clydesdale's are there for the "hung like a horse" experience.

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 09:03 AM
You're kidding, right? Skip the Hill for a cheezy azz chain?
I've only been in St. Louis a couple of times as an adult... the last time the wife and I went, someone told us we needed to go there so we did and both of us thought it was very good.

:shrug:

Chief Henry
05-02-2007, 09:32 AM
Charlie Gitto's is good downtown.

Any corner rest on "The Hill" has good Italian. Zia's is my fav.

House of Cunito's (the big line tourist trap) is over-rated.

Take kids to Magic house in Kirkwood (safe near in suburban)

Downtown. Take the kids on the Metro-link train from Union Station to Ball park and back. good experience if they have never been on a commuter train.

Zoo is must for kids.

Grants farm if you want the 'pet the animals' farm experience etc. a Buffalo little train tour. They do have beer there (even though it's AB products). Clydesdale's are there for the "hung like a horse" experience.


True that on Charlie Getto's downtown. We've been there twice before and its got great food. Get there early before a Cardinals game or you could wait a while.

The arch area on the 4th of July weekend is great if you ask me.
Lots of beer tents and bands of all music tastes. The fireworks
nightly is out of this world. The air show's are cool too.

crazycoffey
05-02-2007, 09:36 AM
Any corner rest on "The Hill" has good Italian. Zia's is my fav.

Take kids to Magic house in Kirkwood (safe near in suburban)




true words, Hey BTW - are you in St. Charles? Is that where Stc in your name comes from?

StcChief
05-02-2007, 09:49 AM
true words, Hey BTW - are you in St. Charles? Is that where Stc in your name comes from?

St.Charles County where 'men are men and sheep are scared' :)

Cave Johnson
05-02-2007, 09:57 AM
I've only been in St. Louis a couple of times as an adult... the last time the wife and I went, someone told us we needed to go there so we did and both of us thought it was very good.

:shrug:

I'm not trying to be a food snob, but it sounds like you received bad advice. I'm sure the food was good. To me, though, it's analogous to going to KC and eating ribs at Applebees.

It's convenient if you're staying downtown, granted. But the Hill is something like 5 miles from downtown. If you're ever back, try Lorenzo's Trattoria.

NewChief
05-02-2007, 10:00 AM
Oh, just remembered another thing to do:

Take them to Ted Drewes at night. It's pretty fun to go, get some custard, and hang out in the parking lot. Good chance to educate your kids on what people used to do for fun "in the good old days" as it's very much like a drive-in restaurant atmosphere of days gone by.

Cochise
05-02-2007, 10:02 AM
1. Quiz Rams fans on their team's roster
2. Quiz Cards fans on what happened after the 7th inning :Poke:
3. Piss on the Arch

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 10:08 AM
I'm not trying to be a food snob, but it sounds like you received bad advice. I'm sure the food was good. To me, though, it's analogous to going to KC and eating ribs at Applebees.

It's convenient if you're staying downtown, granted. But the Hill is something like 5 miles from downtown. If you're ever back, try Lorenzo's Trattoria.
We'll be back this summer to see a friend in a show... where is it?

Cave Johnson
05-02-2007, 10:24 AM
We'll be back this summer to see a friend in a show... where is it?

Is your friend performing at the Muny or another theater?

It's in the hill, near Kingshighway and 44. It was the Riverfront Times' (local alternative paper) best Italian restaurant for 2006.

http://www.saucemagazine.com/article/2/43

StcChief
05-02-2007, 10:34 AM
1. Quiz Rams fans on their team's roster
2. Quiz Cards fans on what happened after the 7th inning :Poke:
3. Piss on the Arch
1. all two of 'em.

2. BTW we stay for the whole game.

3. good way to get arrested.

NewChief
05-02-2007, 10:37 AM
Is your friend performing at the Muny or another theater?

It's in the hill, near Kingshighway and 44. It was the Riverfront Times' (local alternative paper) best Italian restaurant for 2006.

http://www.saucemagazine.com/article/2/43

The Muny is also a lot of fun.

We're headed to St. Louis over Memorial Day. This thread is getting me excited about it, now.

Cave Johnson
05-02-2007, 10:53 AM
The Muny is also a lot of fun.

We're headed to St. Louis over Memorial Day. This thread is getting me excited about it, now.

Never been. I can't get too excited about outside theater on a 90 degree day.

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 10:54 AM
Is your friend performing at the Muny or another theater?

It's in the hill, near Kingshighway and 44. It was the Riverfront Times' (local alternative paper) best Italian restaurant for 2006.

http://www.saucemagazine.com/article/2/43
No, he's a regular with the St. Louis Shakespeare Co. Though I've been to the Muny a couple of times, fun place.

NewChief
05-02-2007, 10:57 AM
Never been. I can't get too excited about outside theater on a 90 degree day.

I went and saw the King and I there a few years back. Took a picnic supper, bottle of wine, etc. Hung out in the park for a while that evening then went in and watched the show. Was pretty fun. I don't remember it being scorching hot, but I think it was pretty early in the summer.

patteeu
05-02-2007, 11:22 AM
If you're interested in airplanes, there used to be a restaurant next to Lambert Field (the St. Louis airport) called 94th Aero Squadron where you can sit and eat while watching planes take off and land. I think they even had headphones that you could listen in on the air traffic communications too, but it's been a long time since I was there.

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 11:33 AM
I miss Zeltzer Seltzer. They used to bottle it at AB, right?

I remember a church youth group taking a trip to St. Louis and we toured the brewery... we got TONS of Zeltzer Seltzer samples.

Simply Red
05-02-2007, 11:38 AM
I'd definitely try that St Louis style pizza. Whatever that is.

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 11:41 AM
They do have St. Louis style ribs. Although, it has nothing to do with the rub or sauce, but rather how they cut the ribs.

Simply Red
05-02-2007, 11:45 AM
They do have St. Louis style ribs. Although, it has nothing to do with the rub or sauce, but rather how they cut the ribs.
Funny I think it is the same deal with the pizza (squares)

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 11:45 AM
Man, those St. Louisers are lazy!

NewChief
05-02-2007, 11:48 AM
I'd definitely try that St Louis style pizza. Whatever that is.

Uses provel cheese (though you probably already know that). Imo's is probably my favorite, and if you haven't been to an Imo's in St. Louis, they're evidently better there than in KC and elsewhere.

Baby Lee
05-02-2007, 12:09 PM
In the interest of offering a novel suggestion to this thread [City Museum, Butterfly House, Forest Park/Zoo, Magic House, Ted Drewes, The Hill, The Landing [if it's the 4th], excellent recommendations all], I'd offer up.

Railroad Museum
http://www.museumoftransport.org/

The Loop
http://www.ucityloop.com/
Tons of eclectic eats, great old-time theater, bowling, mom/pop shops, and of course Vintage Vinyl, very progressive area [think Hait-Ashbury, vintage clothing stores, head shops, hippy atmosphere] some of it's not kid-friendly, but still plenty for kids to dig.

Cahokia Mounds
http://www.cahokiamounds.com/cahokia.html
Archeological site of a large Indian population who employed 'mounds,' large dirt hills, for ceremonial and security purposes [located in the flood plain, the tribe could see for miles from the top of the mounds, to guard against invaders]

Great River Road to Grafton
http://www.greatriverroad-illinois.org/
Truly beautiful drive in a slim causeway starting in Alton, IL, between the Mississippi River and massive bluffs to the east, with a water park and recreational area in Grafton.

crazycoffey
05-02-2007, 12:27 PM
Uses provel cheese (though you probably already know that). Imo's is probably my favorite, and if you haven't been to an Imo's in St. Louis, they're evidently better there than in KC and elsewhere.


I don't like Imo's much, tried it once to say I did. JJ twigs, or TJ twigs, something like that, in Manchester or someplace close, anyway they have a double decker pizza that is freaking awesome.

CosmicPal
05-02-2007, 12:35 PM
Here's one thing you can do for me while you're in St. Louis- look up my ex-fiance' and ***** her like a razorback for me. When you're done, take her lipstick and write on her belly, "From CosmicPal, with Love." And then flip her off and walk out of there before she ruins you too...

patteeu
05-02-2007, 12:37 PM
Cahokia Mounds
http://www.cahokiamounds.com/cahokia.html
Archeological site of a large Indian population who employed 'mounds,' large dirt hills, for ceremonial and security purposes [located in the flood plain, the tribe could see for miles from the top of the mounds, to guard against invaders]

Great recommendation although his kids are probably too young to really appreciate it.

Fire Me Boy!
05-02-2007, 12:40 PM
Here's one thing you can do for me while you're in St. Louis- look up my ex-fiance' and ***** her like a razorback for me. When you're done, take her lipstick and write on her belly, "From CosmicPal, with Love." And then flip her off and walk out of there before she ruins you too...
:eek:

Guru
05-16-2007, 01:00 AM
Bumping this thread. Recommended places to stay somewhere between Six flags and St. Louis. Will probably visit the City Museum, Magic House, Six Flags and possibly the Zoo.

Adept Havelock
05-16-2007, 04:23 PM
There's a very cool interactive kid museum there. No idea of the name. Locals would know.

Yeah, the City Museum. It's a great place to take kids, and interesting enough to hold the adults attention as well.

The botanical gardens are also kind of interesting, but I doubt it would entertain the kids all that much.

There's also a pretty cool sculpture park, and a decent train museum (old Steam locos and such) out past the SW suburbs.

Also- "The Magic House" out in Kirkwood.


edit- I should have read this thread BEFORE posting. :banghead:

Baby Lee
05-16-2007, 04:27 PM
Bumping this thread. Recommended places to stay somewhere between Six flags and St. Louis. Will probably visit the City Museum, Magic House, Six Flags and possibly the Zoo.
If you're coming this weekend, Grafton is having a huge city-wide flea market on Saturday.

ChiefaRoo
05-16-2007, 04:30 PM
Taking the fam on a trip to Branson for 3 days and then to St. Louis for the final 4 days. Other than a visit to Six Flags, there is not much else on our schedule. Any tour guides out there that could open my eyes to what is available to a family of 5. Oldest child is 10.


What to do you ask? Leave as soon as possible.

StcChief
05-16-2007, 04:39 PM
Hang at Shannon's after a ball game and see which players show for drinkin'...

Nothing allowed in club house now. Thanks Josh Handcock.

Archie F. Swin
05-16-2007, 07:02 PM
take a shit on the coats

DenverChief
05-16-2007, 07:03 PM
Buy a Glock and a vest?

Slick32
05-16-2007, 07:54 PM
Recommended things to do in St. Louis.

Find the first interstate out of town. I've been there and I wasn't impressed.

NewChief
05-16-2007, 07:56 PM
There's also a pretty cool sculpture park, and a decent train museum (old Steam locos and such) out past the SW suburbs.


I totally forgot the sculpture park. That's definitely a place worth taking a picnic to. Wouldn't want to spend an entire afternoon there, but it's worth seeing and hanging in for an hour or so. It's also free.

Mosbonian
05-16-2007, 08:51 PM
Bumping this thread. Recommended places to stay somewhere between Six flags and St. Louis. Will probably visit the City Museum, Magic House, Six Flags and possibly the Zoo.

If you are wanting to stay halfway between try the Drury Inn in Fenton.

But to be honest, I wouldn't recommend Six Flags. I have been a couple of times and was not impressed at all.

And although some would disagree, I think Grants Farm is a great place to visit.

mmaddog
*******

Bwana
05-16-2007, 11:47 PM
Steve Warners wife.......wait.

Guru
05-17-2007, 12:37 AM
If you are wanting to stay halfway between try the Drury Inn in Fenton.

But to be honest, I wouldn't recommend Six Flags. I have been a couple of times and was not impressed at all.

And although some would disagree, I think Grants Farm is a great place to visit.

mmaddog
*******
Eh. I like Six Flags. Plus, it will be my oldest sons first time on Batman and Freeze. He is dying to ride them.

I am getting frustrated with hotels and their 4 person limit though. We have 11, 5 and 3 yo children and I think it is STUPID to be forced to purchase two rooms when all we will be doing is sleeping in them for 8 hours each night.

SLAG
05-17-2007, 01:17 AM
Eh. I like Six Flags. Plus, it will be my oldest sons first time on Batman and Freeze. He is dying to ride them.

I am getting frustrated with hotels and their 4 person limit though. We have 11, 5 and 3 yo children and I think it is STUPID to be forced to purchase two rooms when all we will be doing is sleeping in them for 8 hours each night.


When are you going Guru..

we are heading June 15-17th

Just booked the hotel the other night...

They are going to be ordaining some new priests in the Pre-Vatican II rite then at the Cathedreal Basilica

Think the kids could sit still through that

;)

let me know how it turns out for you

Guru
05-17-2007, 01:28 AM
When are you going Guru..

we are heading June 15-17th

Just booked the hotel the other night...

They are going to be ordaining some new priests in the Pre-Vatican II rite then at the Cathedreal Basilica

Think the kids could sit still through that

;)

let me know how it turns out for you

Leaving June 2nd. Nothing going on quite as big as that though. Tony Hawk will be at Six Flags on the 2nd and 3rd though. Too bad we weren't heading to that park until the 4th though. Less crowded on a Monday.

acesn8s
05-17-2007, 02:23 AM
Bumping this thread. Recommended places to stay somewhere between Six flags and St. Louis. Will probably visit the City Museum, Magic House, Six Flags and possibly the Zoo.I used to stay at the Peachtree Inn. I don't remember the exact exit but it was near the Chrysler plant.

I went to Grant's farm as a kid and really enjoyed it. It had a petting zoo and you could feed the animals bottles of milk. It would be good for about a half of a days worth of enjoyment.

The Arch is a must see if you've never been. The swimming pools on top of the buildings down below should be open by then.:hmmm: There used to be a McDonalds on a boat on the Mississippi River. I would only be guessing that it is still there. It will be located next to the Arch. The kids will love it.

Don't try to go to the Arch at 1am though, they don't like that.:cuss:

NewChief
05-17-2007, 06:10 AM
I am getting frustrated with hotels and their 4 person limit though. We have 11, 5 and 3 yo children and I think it is STUPID to be forced to purchase two rooms when all we will be doing is sleeping in them for 8 hours each night.

Tell them you have 4 people. They'll never know the difference.

Guru
05-17-2007, 06:16 AM
Tell them you have 4 people. They'll never know the difference.
I have this damn honest problem.

NewChief
05-17-2007, 06:19 AM
I have this damn honest problem.

If they're screwing you over by making you count each of your kids as a person, they've got the problem. That's BS. The rule is made to keep 10 workers (or 10 band-following hippies, which I used to be one of) from shacking up in the same room, and it shouldn't be applied to families with small children. I can't believe they're telling you you have to get two rooms.

Guru
05-24-2007, 06:16 AM
Hey, anybody know where I can get discount Six Flags tickets?

StcChief
05-24-2007, 08:27 AM
Hey, anybody know where I can get discount Six Flags tickets?
Schucks grocery stores all over town.

crazycoffey
05-24-2007, 08:28 AM
Hey, anybody know where I can get discount Six Flags tickets?


So, are you here?



my car's in the shop and it looks to be a slow day at the office, want to swing by and take me with you?

gblowfish
05-24-2007, 12:06 PM
Start with a lovely trip to the Soulard District. Teach your kids what a "street person' is. Then visit the remains of Pruitt-Igoe, and talk about government waste. Then a trip down the street a few blocks south, get faced for free at the Budweiser Brewery hospitality room. After you've put down a 12-pack, head over to the 'Central West End"...aka the "Central Rear End" and teach the kiddies about alternative lifestyles. Then a little trip into North St. Louis to buy some crack and an unregistered handgun. End up the evening with a night out at PT's in East St. Louis. Don't forget to fill your pockets with one dollar bills.


But if you're looking for more traditional family stuff:
Many good suggestions here:

Arch/Laclede's Landing Riverfront
Old Courthouse next to the Arch
Bowling Museum/New Busch Stadium
"The Hill" District - Italian restaurants
City Musuem Downtown
Union Station Downtown
National Transportation Museum - in Suburbs southwest
Missouri Botanical Gardens
St. Louis Zoo/Science Center
Grant's Farm
Ted Drew's Custard on old Route 66
Blueberry Hill University City (Chuck Berry's Bar/Restaurant)


Have fun!

OnTheWarpath58
05-24-2007, 12:38 PM
I would make one suggestion:

When travelling into the city to go to the zoo, science center, etc, take Interstate 44 instead of 64/40. Traffic is starting to become an issue on 64/40 between 270/Oakland/Hampton becuase of construction.

Take 44 to Hampton if at all possible.

Sure-Oz
05-24-2007, 12:48 PM
leave

Guru
05-24-2007, 03:46 PM
So, are you here?



my car's in the shop and it looks to be a slow day at the office, want to swing by and take me with you?

Bud, I would but we won't be there until next Saturday and will probably hit Flags on a week from Monday.

crazycoffey
05-24-2007, 03:53 PM
Bud, I would but we won't be there until next Saturday and will probably hit Flags on a week from Monday.


not this sat. NEXT sat. right? I'm going to the lake, dammit carl!


Maybe next time.....

you should have fun up here, we Are going to see some pictures, right?

Guru
05-24-2007, 03:56 PM
not this sat. NEXT sat. right? I'm going to the lake, dammit carl!


Maybe next time.....

you should have fun up here, we Are going to see some pictures, right?
I doubt it. Seems like everyone on here hates St. Louis so why bore them with pics. :)

StcChief
05-24-2007, 03:59 PM
I doubt it. Seems like everyone on here hates St. Louis so why bore them with pics. :)

It's cross state jealousy...sports, money spent by MO Govt etc.....

Some bad Card/Ram Fans.... just add to it.....

crazycoffey
05-24-2007, 04:00 PM
yeah, but I believe it would be more about seeing you anyway, not st. louis......


that would have been better said by luv or Joie, sorry.

Guru
05-24-2007, 04:02 PM
yeah, but I believe it would be more about seeing you anyway, not st. louis......


that would have been better said by luv or Joie, sorry.

:Lin:

JK

I am all for meeting more Planet posters.

DMAC
05-24-2007, 04:04 PM
Don't know if it has been said or not, but...

GO TO THE CITY MUSEUM! It is so awesome. It's not your typical museum...at all.

Theres secret hallways and passages your kids (and you) can crawl through everywhere, huge slides all over the place...Check it out

http://www.citymuseum.org/allattractions.html

Guru
05-24-2007, 04:07 PM
Don't know if it has been said or not, but...

GO TO THE CITY MUSEUM! It is so awesome. It's not your typical museum...at all.

Theres secret hallways and passages your kids (and you) can crawl through everywhere, huge slides all over the place...Check it out

http://www.citymuseum.org/allattractions.html
Shit. Now I have to worry about losing the kids too?

Wait... Is this a bad thing? :)

crazycoffey
05-24-2007, 04:09 PM
:Lin:

JK

I am all for meeting more Planet posters.


I will be hosting a planet party at somepoint in the near future, I just gotta talk my wife into it, and that means conviencing her you are all not serial killers.....

Guru
05-24-2007, 04:15 PM
I will be hosting a planet party at somepoint in the near future, I just gotta talk my wife into it, and that means conviencing her you are all not serial killers.....
So it will be OK with her as long as we are not all serial killers huh? So it will be OK if just one of us is? :) Think I will avoid that party. LMAO

crazycoffey
05-24-2007, 04:21 PM
So it will be OK with her as long as we are not all serial killers huh? So it will be OK if just one of us is? :) Think I will avoid that party. LMAO


This isn't helping, she just walked away from the computer saying, "maybe next year"

Guru
05-24-2007, 04:22 PM
This isn't helping, she just walked away from the computer saying, "maybe next year"
ROFL

She will come around.