Mu­se­ums & His­tor­i­cal Sites

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AMER­I­CAN KEN­NEL CLUB MU­SEUM OF THE DOG— Spa­cious mu­seum dis­plays paint­ings, prints, sculp­ture and pho­to­graphs of man’s best friend through the cen­turies. Ad­mis­sion $6 adults; $4 se­niors; $1 chil­dren 5-14. Free for chil­dren un­der 5. Open TuSa 10 am- 4 pm; Su 1-5 pm, closed hol­i­days. www. mu­se­u­mofthe­dog.org. Lo­cated in Queeny Park,

1721 S. Ma­son Rd., south of Clay­ton Rd., 314.821. DOGS. Map 3- 6A

CAHOKIA MOUNDS— 2,200-acre state his­toric site pre­serves the re­mains of the largest pre-Columbian city north of Mexico, in­clud­ing the 100-foot high Monks Mound. Out­stand­ing in­ter­pre­tive cen­ter fea­tures an in­tro­duc­tory film and ex­hibits on the civ­i­liza­tion that flour­ished here. Open W-Su 9 am-5 pm. Sug­gested do­na­tion $7 adults; $15 fam­ily. www.ca­hoki­amounds.org. 30 Ramey Dr., off Collinsville Rd., near Collinsville, IL. Take I-55/70 east from down­town St. Louis to the Hwy. 111 exit, fol­low signs, 618.346.5160. Map 1-3G

CAR­DI­NALS HALL OF FAME AND MU­SEUM— Over 100 years of St. Louis Car­di­nals his­tory il­lu­mi­nated through pho­tos, tro­phies, videos and mem­o­ra­bilia in the 8,000 sq. ft. mu­seum within Car­di­nals Na­tion in Ball­park Vil­lage. Open daily 10am- 6pm. $12 adults, $10 se­niors/mil­i­tary, $8 chil­dren 4-15, free chil­dren 3 and un­der. st­louis.car­di­nals.mlb. com/. 601 Clark Ave., just north of Busch Sta­dium, 314.345.9880. MetroLink Busch Sta­dium Map 24E

CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART MU­SEUM ST. LOUIS— Non­col­lect­ing mu­seum is housed in an airy, min­i­mal­ist build­ing. Ex­hibits: Deana Law­son; Kather­ine Bern­hardt; Ni­cola Tyson ( Jan 27-Apr 16). Open W 11am- 6pm, Th-F 11am-9pm, Sa 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.cam­stl.org. 3750 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. at Spring Ave., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.535.4660. Map 4-2G

FIELD HOUSE MU­SEUM— Built in 1845, this 3-story struc­ture was the child­hood home of Eu­gene Field, the “Chil­dren’s Poet.” Field’s fa­ther, Roswell, ini­ti­ated the law­suit that led to the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott De­ci­sion. A new ad­di­tion to the mu­seum houses ex­hi­bi­tion space, li­brary and gift shop. Ad­mis­sion $10 adults, $5 chil­dren 7-16, free chil­dren 6 & un­der. Open W-Sa 10 am- 4 pm; Su noon- 4 pm. www.ef­house.org. 634 S. Broad­way, 314.421.4689. MetroLink-Busch Sta­dium Map 2-5E

GRIOT MU­SEUM OF BLACK HIS­TORY— Fea­tures life­size like­nesses of Dred and Har­riet Scott, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Carver and other African Amer­i­cans of note with a Mis­souri con­nec­tion. Open W-Sa 10am5pm. Ad­mis­sion $7.50 for adults; $3.75 for chil­dren un­der 12. www.the­gri­ot­mu­seum.com. 2505 St. Louis Ave., north St. Louis, 314.241.7057. Map 4-1H

HOLOCAUST MU­SEUM AND LEARN­ING CEN­TER— This out­stand­ing mu­seum fea­tures ex­hibits on preNazi Jewish life in Europe, the Holocaust, lib­er­a­tion and es­tab­lish­ment of the Jewish state of Is­rael. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open M-Th 9:30 am- 4:3 0pm; F 9:30 am- 4 pm; Su 10 am- 4 pm. www.hmlc.org. 12 Mill­stone Cam­pus Dr., off Schuetz Rd., just west of Lind­bergh Blvd, 314.432.0020. Map 3- 4C

LAUMEIER SCULP­TURE PARK AND MU­SEUM— Some 60 pieces of con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture by artists of in­ter­na­tional stature are ar­ranged through­out the 105-acre fa­cil­ity, one of the na­tion’s ma­jor con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture parks. Ad­mis­sion free. The park is open daily from 8 am to sun­set. www.laumeier­sculp­turepark.org. 12580 Rott Rd., off Lind­bergh Blvd., 314.615.5278. Map 3-8C

MIL­DRED LANE KEMPER ART MU­SEUM— Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity’s art mu­seum fea­tures an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of Amer­i­can and Euro­pean art. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open M, W, Th, Sa, Su 11 am- 6 pm; F 11 am-8 pm. www.kem­per­art­mu­seum.wustl.edu/. Lo­cated on the Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity cam­pus, near the cor­ner of Skinker and Forsyth, 314.935.4523. Map 4-2C

MIS­SOURI CIVIL WAR MU­SEUM— New mu­seum at Jef­fer­son Bar­racks is the state’s largest ed­u­ca­tional com­plex ded­i­cated ex­clu­sively to the study of Mis­souri’s role in the Civil War. Open daily 9am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion $7 adults, $6 se­niors, $5 chil­dren 5-12, free kids un­der 5. www.mcwm.org. 222 Worth Rd. in Jef­fer­son Bar­racks, 314.845.1861. Map 5-9E

MIS­SOURI HIS­TORY MU­SEUM— Mu­seum fea­tures three lev­els, res­tau­rant, gift shop and ex­hi­bi­tion gal­leries show­cas­ing re­gional his­tory and trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. Ex­hibit: Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis; #1 in Civil Rights: The African Amer­i­can Free­dom Strug­gle in St. Louis. Open daily 10am5pm, Tu 10am-8pm. Ad­mis­sion to the mu­seum is free. www.mo­his­tory.org. Lin­dell Blvd. and DeBaliviere in For­est Park, 314.746.4599. MetroLinkFor­est Park Map 4-2D MU­SEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY RE­LI­GIOUS ART

(MOCRA)— The world’s first mu­seum of in­ter­faith con­tem­po­rary art re­flects a di­ver­sity of re­li­gious and spir­i­tual be­liefs. Ex­hibit: Bernard Mais­ner. Ad­mis­sion is free, $5 do­na­tion sug­gested. Open Tu-Su 11am- 4pm. www.slu.edu/mocra. Lo­cated on the St. Louis Univer­sity cam­pus, just west of the clock tower, 314.977.7170. Map 4-2G

NA­TIONAL BLUES MU­SEUM— Out­stand­ing new com­plex con­tains 16,000 square feet of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hi­bi­tion space trac­ing the his­tory and world­wide im­pact of the blues, a 100-seat the­ater, a cal­en­dar of pub­lic pro­gram­ming, a record-youro­rig­i­nal-blues-riff in­ter­ac­tive el­e­ment and trav­el­ing ex­hibits. www.na­tion­al­blues­mu­seum.org. 615 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 314.925.0016. Map 2-2E

OLD COURT­HOUSE— Gate­way Arch tick­et­ing cen­ter lo­cated in the Old Court­house dur­ing con­struc­tion project. Built from 1839-1862, the Old Court­house fea­tures re­stored court­rooms, ex­hibits re­lo­cated from the now-closed Mu­seum of West­ward Ex­pan­sion and the beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated dome. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open daily. Win­ter hours 9am-5pm; sum­mer hours 7:30am-8pm. www.nps. gov/jeff. 11 N. Fourth St. at Mar­ket St., down­town, 314.655.1700. MetroLink-8th & Pine Map 2-3F

PULITZER ARTS FOUN­DA­TION— Arts in­sti­tu­tion is housed in a min­i­mal­ist build­ing by Tadao Ando. Ex­hibit: Medardo Rosso: Ex­per­i­ments in Light and Form ( Nov 11-May 13). Ad­mis­sion is free. Open W & Sa 10am-5pm, Th-F 10am-8pm. www.pulitzer­arts.org. 3716 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. in Grand Cen­ter, 314.754.1848. Map 4-2G

ST. LOUIS UNION STA­TION— This Na­tional His­toric Land­mark fea­tures free walk­ing tours, St. Louis Union Sta­tion Me­mories Mu­seum, restau­rants, en­ter­tain­ment and spe­cialty stores. The sta­tion’s Grand Hall is one of St. Louis’ most op­u­lent in­te­rior spa­ces. www.st­louisunion­sta­tion.com. 18th & Mar­ket streets, down­town, 314.421.6655. MetroLinkUnion Sta­tion Map 2- 4B

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME— Non­profit col­lect­ing in­sti­tu­tion ex­plores the dy­namic re­la­tion­ship be­tween art and chess through ex­hi­bi­tions, in­ter­pre­tive pro­grams and per­for­mances in the 3-story mu­seum. Open Tu-W 10 am-5 pm, Th-F 10 am- 6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.world­chesshof.org. 4652 Mary­land Ave. in the Cen­tral West End, 314.367.9243. Map 4-2E

Neigh­bor­hoods

CEN­TRAL WEST END— The com­mer­cial hub along Eu­clid Ave. in­cludes art gal­leries, an­tique shops,

CLAY­TON— bou­tiques 314.361.2850. The and Map em­i­nent­ly­cafés. 4-2E www.cwescene.com.walk­a­ble busi­ness dis­trict in of­fice this tow­ers re­gional and com­mer­cial street-level Map cen­ter re­tail­ers.4-1A pairs www.ci­clay-high-rise DOWN­TOWN—ton.mo.us. 314.290.8473.Shop­ping, din­ing, his­toric homes, sports, gam­bling, con­certs, at­trac­tions nightlife,and river­boats con­ven­tion are cen­ter,all lo­cat­edArch. The within Down­town walk­ing Trol­ley dis­tance con­nect­sof the Gate­way down­town desti­na­tions down­town­stl.org.for a one-day 314.436.6500.ticket of Map just 2 $2. www.

GRAND Grand CEN­TER—Blvd. and Ten-block­Lin­dell, of­fers arts a dis­trict, for­mi­da­ble lo­cated col­lec-at tion grand­cen­ter.org.of mu­se­ums and 314.533.1884. per­for­mance Map venues.4-2G www.

LACLEDE’S ren­o­vated LAND­ING— 100-year-old Nine build­ings square just blocks north of of the Gate­way Arch of­fer shop­ping dur­ing the day and din­ing/nightlife/casi­nos af­ter dark. www.la­clede­land­ing-st­louis.com. 314.241.5875. Map 2-1F

LAFAYETTE SQUARE— The old­est pub­licly owned park west of the Mis­sis­sippi (Lafayette Park) is sur­rounded by mag­nif­i­cent, re­stored, Vic­to­rian-era man­sions. www.lafayettesquare.org. 314.772.5724. Map 4- 4H

THE LOOP— Lo­cated along Del­mar Blvd. east and west of Skinker Blvd., The Loop is per­haps the most en­gag­ing neigh­bor­hood in the St. Louis area, with art gal­leries, cin­ema, night­clubs, con­cert venues, icon­o­clas­tic shops, bowl­ing lanes, St. Louis Walk of Fame and multi-cul­tural col­lec­tion of restau­rants. www.visit­th­eloop.com. 314.727.8000. Map 4-1C

MAPLE­WOOD— The pedes­trian-friendly busi­ness dis­trict along Manch­ester Rd. and Sut­ton just east of Big Bend Blvd. of­fers fun shop­ping in gift shops and un­usual, lo­cally owned bou­tiques and lots of din­ing choices and gourmet stores. Map 4- 4B

SOULARD— This de­light­ful, old, work­ing-class neigh­bor­hood boasts Soulard Mar­ket, the old­est con­tin­u­ous farm­ers mar­ket west of the Mis­sis­sippi at Lafayette and 7th streets, at its best on Satur­day morn­ings. Soulard fea­tures lots of blues and jazz in cozy lit­tle clubs at night. www.soulard.com. 314.773.6767. Map 4- 4H

THE HILL— Blue-col­lar, Ital­ian neigh­bor­hood southeast of For­est Park of­fers the best col­lec­tion of Ital­ian restau­rants in the Mid­west and a hand­ful of trendy, non-Ital­ian eater­ies. Spe­cialty Ital­ian gro­cery stores make The Hill worth a day­time visit. www.the­hill­stl.com. Map 4- 4D

Re­li­gious Sites

CATHE­DRAL BASILICA OF SAINT LOUIS— Com­pleted in 1914, the cathe­dral’s gray gran­ite Ro­manesque ex­te­rior gives way to the largest col­lec­tion of mo­saics un­der one roof in the world. Open M-Sa 7am-5pm, Su 7am- 6pm. Mu­seum and shop open daily 10am- 4pm. Guided tours M-F 10am-3pm. www.cathe­dral­stl.org. 4431 Lin­dell Blvd. in the Cen­tral West End, 314.373.8200. Map 4-2F

OLD CATHE­DRAL— Con­se­crated in 1834, the Greek Re­vival struc­ture has been com­pletely ren­o­vated with orig­i­nal fur­nish­ings. Open daily 9:30am-5pm, Sa un­til 6pm. Mass M-F 7am & 12:10pm; Sa 7am; Su 8 & 10:30am, noon & 5pm. 209 Wal­nut, on the grounds of the Gate­way Arch, 314.231.3250. MetroLink-Busch Sta­dium Map 2- 4F

Tran­sit & Tours

DOWN­TOWN TROL­LEY— The Down­town Trol­ley makes the rounds of down­town St. Louis M-F 5:30 am-mid­night and on Sa from 7 am-mid­night, Su 11 am- 6:30 pm. A one-day ticket costs just $2 for adults, $1 for kids, se­niors and dis­abled. www. STLAd­ven­turePass.com. 314.231.2345. Map 2

METROLINK LIGHT RAIL & METROBUS— MetroLink light-rail sys­tem trav­els from Lambert Air­port to Scott Air Force Base, and from Shrews­bury to Emer­son Park, from ap­prox­i­mately 5:30am to mid­night, M-Sa; Su 6am-11pm, in­di­cated on our maps with a solid red line. The two lines over­lap from For­est Park to Emer­son Park, so pay at­ten­tion to the des­ti­na­tion on your train. Two-hour pass from Lambert Air­port $4; one-ride ticket $2.50 adults, $1.10 se­niors/kids; one-day pass for MetroLink and MetroBus $7.50. MetroLink tick­ets and One-Day Passes avail­able at Ticket Vend­ing Ma­chines ( TVM) at all sta­tions. Tick­ets, passes and tran­sit route maps avail­able at the MetroRide Tran­sit Store, 7th & Wash­ing­ton, in Amer­ica’s Cen­ter, Map 2- 4B. Pas­sen­gers must have ex­act change. Multi-ride tick­ets and tick­ets pur­chased else­where must be time-and-date stamped at the sta­tion in the red val­ida­tor be­fore board­ing. Bi­cy­cles are al­lowed on MetroLink. Down­town Trol­ley (in­di­cated with a pur­ple line on the DT Map) costs $2 adults, $1 kids for a 1-day pass. www.met­rost­louis.org. Call 314.231.2345 in Mis­souri; 618.271.2345 in Illi­nois.

SAINT LOUIS TROL­LEY & CAR­RIAGE CO.— Trol­ley tours from Union Sta­tion and Ball­park Hil­ton $17 adults, $15 Se­niors, $10 chil­dren. Horse-drawn car­riages of­fer leisurely, un­ob­structed views of many down­town sights. Rides for two: 15-min­utes $30, 30-min­utes $50, one-hour $95; $5 for each ad­di­tional per­son. Reser­va­tions avail­able but un­nec­es­sary. Princess Car­riage Tours of down­town or Laclede’s Land­ing add an ex­tra level of glamour; 15-minute tour for two $50; call 314.621.3334 for reser­va­tions. www.st­louis­car­riage­com­pany.com. Look for car­riages on down­town streets 314.621.3334. 314.241.1400.. Map 2

Winer­ies & Day Trips

HIGH­WAY 94 WINE COUN­TRY— Nine Mis­souri winer­ies about 40 min­utes from St. Louis of­fer tast­ings and tours. West on Hwy 40, across the Mis­souri River, south on Hwy. 94 and watch for signs. Chan­dler Hill Vine­yards, 636.798.CORK. Map 1-3C; Yel­low Farm­house Win­ery, 314.409.6139. Map 1-3C; Sugar Creek Win­ery, 636.987.2400 Map 1-3C; Mon­telle Win­ery, 888.595.WINE Map 1-3C; Mount Pleas­ant Es­tates, 800.467.WINE Map 1- 4C; Au­gusta Win­ery, 888.MOR.WINE. Map 1- 4C; Louis P. Bal­ducci Vine­yards, 636.482.VINO Map 1- 4C; Noboleis Vine­yards & Win­ery, 636.482.4500. Map 1- 4C; Blu­men­hof Vine­yards and Win­ery, 636.433.2245 Map 1- 4C

ST. CHARLES— St. Charles was Mis­souri’s first cap­i­tal in 1821, and the en­tire Na­tional Reg­is­ter His­toric Dis­trict on the banks of the Mis­souri River has been pre­served and re­stored. His­toric South Main St. is lined with more than 125 spe­cialty shops, restau­rants, mu­se­ums and at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing Mis­souri’s First State Capi­tol State His­toric Site, Foundry Art Cen­tre and the Lewis & Clark Boathouse and Na­ture Cen­ter. I-70 west across the Mis­souri River, N. Fifth St. exit, right on Boone’s Lick Rd. to the river­front. www.his­toric­stcharles.com. Tourism Cen­ter at 230 S. Main, 800.366.2427. Map 3-2A

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