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Gift-Hunter

You want to bring back a gift or two to the folks back home. Where do you look? Try (1) Mu­seum Shop at the Saint Louis Art Mu­seum in For­est Park, a glit­ter­ing ar­ray of art-re­lated good­ies in ev­ery re­tail cat­e­gory: books, games, posters, ap­parel and more. Plus, you get to see the mu­seum's out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of art from ev­ery epoch and con­ti­nent. You can find more artsy gifts at (2) Craft

Al­liance Cen­ter of Art + De­sign in The Loop, where crafts­peo­ple from St. Louis and around the country dis­play and sell their wares, in­clud­ing jew­elry, ceram­ics, wood, metal and fiber, Also in The Loop, Plow­shar­ing Crafts im­ports loads of Fair Trade goods, in­clud­ing jew­elry, games, fig­urines, hats, shawls, purses, ceram­ics, rugs, bas­kets, toys and much more by skilled ar­ti­sans from around the world.

Beer-Lover

Have we fi­nally had enough of those in­nu­mer­able craft brew­ers who cre­ate un­heard of fla­vors with bar­ley, hops, yeast and who knows what else? Uh, no. They don't ac­tu­ally make beer at (1) Cicero's, but they do serve a gi­gan­tic se­lec­tion—55 beers on tap and 200 in bot­tles— at their long­time digs in The Loop where they also serve live mu­sic ev­ery night. There's a mon­ster se­lec­tion as well at (2) Fly­ing Saucer Draught Empo

rium, a stone's throw from Busch Sta­dium, where you'll find ev­ery­thing from Abbey de Leffe Blonde to Xingu Brazil­ian Black along with a full menu of up­scale but af­ford­able sports-bar fare. They do hap­pen to make their own beer at (3) Mor­gan Street Brew­ery in La­clede's Land­ing, and it is sen­sa­tional, in­clud­ing the award-win­ning Golden Pil­sner.

His­tory

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Founded as a Euro­pean set­tle­ment in 1764, St. Louis lays claim to a long and fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory, much of it re­flected in its his­toric homes. The (1) Field House Mu­seum tells two tales, the father's, Roswell Field, who ini­ti­ated the in­fa­mous Dred Scott De­ci­sion, and the son's, Eu­gene Field, who rose to fame for his chil­dren's po­ems. (2) Sap­ping­ton House, the old­est sur­viv­ing brick res­i­dence in St. Louis County (1808), was built with slave la­bor. Bring your ap­petite and dine at The Barn, or bring your run­ning shoes and hike on the nearby Grant's Trail. Amer­ica's most fa­mous pioneer be­gan build­ing what is now known as the (3) Daniel Boone Home near De­fi­ance, Mis­souri, in 1803, when he ac­cepted a gov­ern­ing po­si­tion in what was then Span­ish ter­ri­tory and died there in 1820.

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