St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America’s westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbecue restaurants and clubs playing blues music.
St. Louis (/seɪnt ˈluːɪs, sənt ˈluːɪs/) is the second-largest city in Missouri, United States. It sits near the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers. As of 2020, the city proper had a population of 301,578, while the bi-state metropolitan area, which extends into Illinois, had an estimated population of over 2.8 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, the second-largest in Illinois, and the 20th-largest in the United States.
The founding of St. Louis was preceded by a trading business between Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent and Pierre Laclède (Liguest) in the fall of 1763. St. Maxent invested in a Mississippi River expedition led by Laclède, who searched for a location to base the company’s fur trading operations. Though Ste. Genevieve was already established as a trading center, he sought a place less prone to flooding.
The city operates more than 100 parks, with amenities that include sports facilities, playgrounds, concert areas, picnic areas, and lakes. Forest Park, located on the western edge of city, is the largest, occupying 1,400 acres of land, making it almost twice as large as Central Park in New York City.
St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. In 2019, it became the ninth North American city to have won titles in all four major leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL) when the Blues won the Stanley Cup championship. It also has notable and collegiate-level soccer teams and is one of three American cities to have hosted an Olympic Games.
St Louis Missouri
Head south toward S Tucker Blvd
Partial restricted usage road
Turn right onto S Tucker Blvd
Turn right onto Clark Ave
Turn left to merge onto I-64 W/US-40 W
Merge onto I-64 W/US-40 W
Take exit 25 to merge onto I-270 N toward Chicago
Take the Kansas City/I-70 E exit toward St Louis
Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 20B, follow signs for I-70 W/Kansas City and merge onto I-70 W
Take exit 229B for I-70BUS N
Merge onto I-70BUS W/S 5th St
Pass by McDonald’s (on the right in 0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Boone’s Lick Rd
Turn right onto S Main St
Destination will be on the left
Boone’s Lick Trail Inn
1000 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301
The Saint Louis Science Center, founded as a planetarium in 1963, is a collection of buildings including a science museum and planetarium in St. Louis, Missouri, on the southeastern corner of Forest Park. With over 750 exhibits in a complex of over 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2), it is among the largest of its type in the United States