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pr_capone
06-01-2007, 11:52 AM
I decided to be a good husband and take my wife to a play in St. Louis that she has been wanting to see. We will be there from the 28th of this month to the first of July.

Just wondering.... aside from the arch and Anheiser-Busch, what else is there to do in St. Louis? I thot about a Cardinals game but they are not playing anyone I would care to watch (the Phillies).

Suggestions?

crazycoffey
06-01-2007, 11:53 AM
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crazycoffey
06-01-2007, 11:55 AM
eat at the Hill? I don't know about the night life. We do have the casinos....

Baby Lee
06-01-2007, 11:55 AM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=162444&highlight=st.+louis

patteeu
06-01-2007, 12:06 PM
What are your interests?

sedated
06-01-2007, 12:18 PM
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.

that's the 1,376,792nd time I've heard that.

SPchief
06-01-2007, 12:19 PM
Blow it up?

sedated
06-01-2007, 12:19 PM
burn the f*cking city to the ground

:shrug:

Phobia
06-01-2007, 12:20 PM
Make sure you check out the fireworks in East St. Louis after dark.

sedated
06-01-2007, 12:20 PM
I also like "piss on the arch"

Pushead2
06-01-2007, 12:24 PM
F**K that city, when I drove from nyc to arrowhead for the thanksgiving game a cop gave me a speeding ticket that morning for being over 1 mph. 1MPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arrowhead Pride
06-01-2007, 12:45 PM
Honestly, there isn't a whole lot in STL. The whole place is so spread out they have to refer to shit in terms of cardinal directions...west county...south county.

But they won't number their streets. Its a bitch.

Frankie
06-01-2007, 12:52 PM
St Louis - What is there to do there?

Oh, I dunno,... a lot of redundant stuff.

kepp
06-01-2007, 12:53 PM
Make sure you check out the fireworks in East St. Louis after dark.
And they have free shoe shining there. But its not obvious...you have to ask for it.

crazycoffey
06-01-2007, 01:06 PM
And they have free shoe shining there. But its not obvious...you have to ask for it.



Ouch! :shake:


:bang:grob

pr_capone
06-01-2007, 01:39 PM
What are your interests?

We are going to the Fox Theater for the Lion King which Cathy has been wanting to see for years now. Aside from that, I am looking into taking a trip down the mississipi on a river boat... it is just a matter of how long of a trip and how much I want to spend.

Of course, there is the mandatory trip to the Arch.

We can definately hit some casinos though we are trying to do this trip from Wichita on something of a budget. The goal really is to stay under $750 for the entire trip.

So far we have spent:

$130 on tickets for the show
$110 on a hotel room for the duration of the trip
And we are alloting about $200 on Gas.

That leaves us with roughly $310 to spend on entertainment and such. Our trip will be from 6/28 - 7/1.

As for other interests.... music is always something we both enjoy but good food we enjoy even better. I don't care to visit the zoo as we have one in Wichita that I have already visited in the past 5 years. A Cards game is out as I was hoping that the Cards would play the Braves while the Lion King was still on... and they are, but in Atlanta.

I really am just looking for something in St. Louis that I have never seen before or at least something that we don't currently have in Wichita.

StcChief
06-01-2007, 01:52 PM
If you like old trains etc....

Transportation museum in near Kirkwood ....

http://www.museumoftransport.org/

The Sculpture park. http://www.laumeier.com/

City Museum downtown.http://www.citymuseum.org/3D.html

blues/Jazz Music at downtown hotels. clubs.

check this before during your visit....
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/

Micro breweries if your into that on Landing, Square One, Schlafly Tap Room.

ChiefsFan4Life
06-01-2007, 01:52 PM
Of course, there is the mandatory trip to the Arch.

I just don't understand this. Why are people fascinated with the arch? That's one of the visits I would recommend you DON'T waste your time on. It's highly boring and unless you have a passion for architecture I just don't see the "draw" to it.

pr_capone
06-01-2007, 01:56 PM
If you like old trains etc....

Transportation museum in near Kirkwood ....

http://www.museumoftransport.org/

The Sculpture park. http://www.laumeier.com/

City Museum downtown.http://www.citymuseum.org/3D.html

blues/Jazz Music at downtown hotels. clubs.

check this before during your visit....
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/

Micro breweries if your into that on Landing, Square One, Schlafly Tap Room.

Solid Gold HERE!!!!!

pr_capone
06-01-2007, 02:00 PM
I just don't understand this. Why are people fascinated with the arch? That's one of the visits I would recommend you DON'T waste your time on. It's highly boring and unless you have a passion for architecture I just don't see the "draw" to it.

No passion for architecture here other than I can appreciate luverly work that has been done. Also, I understand that the view of the city from the top of the arch is simply fantastic.

The downside is that i detest hights. LOL

Baby Lee
06-01-2007, 02:31 PM
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Solid Gold HERE!!!!!
My contribution from the link provided above.

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.
Adding, if you go to the Great River Road, you gotta stop at Fast Eddie's in Alton when done. Great cheap food and a ton of interesting people in a huge bar setting [they have separate Harley parking]. ;)

Third Eye
06-01-2007, 04:09 PM
Honestly, there isn't a whole lot in STL. The whole place is so spread out they have to refer to shit in terms of cardinal directions...west county...south county.

But they won't number their streets. Its a bitch.
As someone who spent his first 21 years in KC and his last 9 in St. Louis, I can honestly say there is way more to do in STL. And talk about spread out, KC is WAY more spread out. That being said, I prefer KC to St. Louis, but that is based more on the people.

On topic, I would definitely suggest (as stated above) taking the river road up to Alton and Fast Eddie's. Also the City Museum is a must. It is not your typical museum. Really neat place.

Now while you said you don't have much interest in the Zoo, I would suggest you change your mind. It is no San Diego or D.C., but it blows most municipal zoos out of the water.

A suggestion not yet mentioned would be the Botanical Garden. Neat place, and they often have special events that are interesting.

If you are looking for nightlife I would suggest avoiding the Landing, and instead head to Soulard or Westport. And of course you can party all night on the Eastside, but I wouldn't recommend it.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-01-2007, 04:14 PM
It's always funny to see the inferiority complex of Kansas City residents come out when St. Louis is brought up.

Arrowhead Pride
06-01-2007, 04:17 PM
St. Louis people wish they were on the East Coast sooo bad they have to act like it.

Arrowhead Pride
06-01-2007, 04:18 PM
It's always funny to see the inferiority complex of Kansas City residents come out when St. Louis is brought up.

We'll both probably feel the inferiority to the New Yorks, LAs, DCs and even the Austins for a long long time.

Third Eye
06-01-2007, 04:22 PM
St. Louis people wish they were on the East Coast sooo bad they have to act like it.
That is exactly right. I have said this for years, but this is the first time I've ever heard anyone echo it.

Baby Lee
06-01-2007, 04:30 PM
St. Louis people wish they were on the East Coast sooo bad they have to act like it.
I don't wish St. Louis was on the East Coast, but I'd personally love to live in/on Manhattan, except I'd want to be wealthy enough to have a car at the very least squirreled away in Jersey or something.

StcChief
06-01-2007, 05:07 PM
St. Louis people wish they were on the East Coast sooo bad they have to act like it.

maybe some of the natives...though I've never heard that. :)

When the water's are rising on the coastline will see how wonderful it is.

I've never had a desire to live where everyone else wants to live.