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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 and arche­ol­ogy. Open Tu-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

CAMP­BELL HOUSE MUSEUM— Built in 1851 and listed on the Na­tional Regis­ter of His­toric Places, this ex­trav­a­gant 3-story home was the res­i­dence of renowned fur trader Robert Camp­bell. Open W-Sa 10 am- 4 pm, Su noon- 4 pm. $8 adults, free chil­dren 12 and un­der. www.camp­bell­house­mu­seum.org. 1508 Lo­cust St., down­town, 314.421.0325. Map 2-2C

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 10 am- 6 pm. $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

CHATILLON- DEMENIL MAN­SION MUSEUM— Beau­ti­fully pre­served an­te­bel­lum Greek Re­vival man­sion, built 1849-1863. Ad­mis­sion $8 adults, $5 chil­dren un­der 12. Open Mar-Dec, W-F 11 am-2 pm, Sa 11 am-3 pm. www.demenil.org. 3352 DeMenil Place, in the Ben­ton Park neighborhood, at the east end of Cherokee An­tique Row, 314.771.5828. Map 4-5H

CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART MUSEUM ST. LOUIS— Non­col­lect­ing museum is housed in an airy, min­i­mal­ist build­ing. Ex­hibits: Amy Sher­ald, Great Rivers Bi­en­nial, Clau­dia Comte ( May 11-Aug 19). Open W 11 am- 6 pm, Th-F 11 am-9 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.cam­stl.org. 3750 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. at Spring Ave., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.535.4660. Map 4-2G

DANIEL BOONE HOME & HER­ITAGE CEN­TER— Boone be­gan build­ing this four-story home in 1803 and fin­ished it in 1810. A pioneer vil­lage in­cludes a church and pe­riod homes. Open daily 8:30 am-5 pm. Tour $8 adults; $6 se­niors; $5 chil­dren 5-12. www.sc­cmo.org/1701/ The-His­toric-Daniel-BooneHome-at-Lin­den. 1868 Hwy F, near De­fi­ance, Missouri; 35 miles west of St. Louis. Take I- 64 (Hwy 40) or I-70 west to Hwy 94, south to Hwy F and fol­low signs,. 636.798.2005.. Map 1-3C

THE ECON­OMY MUSEUM— The award-win­ning museum in­side the his­toric Fed­eral Re­serve Bank of St. Louis ex­plains the econ­omy and your role in it through nearly 100 ex­hibits that are brought to life through in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays, games, sculp­tures and videos. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open M-F 9 am-3 pm. www.st­lou­is­fed.org/in­side-the-econ­o­my­mu­seum/. 1 Fed­eral Re­serve Bank Plaza, Broad­way

and Lo­cust St. 314.444.7309. MetroLink Con­ven­tion

Cen­ter Map 2-2F

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. On view: Let’s Play Ball: His­toric Games of Amer­ica’s Fa­vorite Pas­time ( Jul 20-Jan 20). 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 10 am-5 pm. 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. Due to con­struc­tion, call to make sure museum is ac­ces­si­ble. 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 IN­TER­NA­TIONAL PHO­TOG­RA­PHY HALL OF FAME

AND MUSEUM— The IPHF pre­serves, pro­motes and ed­u­cates on the his­tory of pho­tog­ra­phy through its col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphic tools and im­ages and spe­cial ex­hibits. On view: Base­ball: Amer­ica’s Game, Art and Ob­jects ( Jun 6-Sep 8). Open Tu-Th 11 am- 6 pm, F 11 am-5 pm (un­til 9 pm First Fri­days), Sa 11 am- 4 pm. $5 adults, $3 stu­dents/se­niors, free chil­dren un­der 18, free on First Fri­days. www.iphf.org. 3415 Olive St., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.535.1999. Map 4-2G

JAMES S. MCDON­NELL PRO­LOGUE ROOM— At the St. Louis Boe­ing head­quar­ters, some 75 years of avi­a­tion science and en­gi­neer­ing are rep­re­sented in scale mod­els, dio­ra­mas and pic­tures. Park­ing and ad­mis­sion are free. Reser­va­tions not re­quired ex­cept by groups of ten or more. Open M-F 9 am- 4 pm. www.boe­ing.com/com­pany/tours/pro­logue­room.page. Boe­ing Build­ing 100 at McDon­nell

Blvd. and Air­port Rd., 314.232.6896. Map 3-3D

KARPELES MAN­U­SCRIPT LI­BRARY MUSEUM— The world’s largest pri­vate col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal manuscripts and doc­u­ments has mu­se­ums in 14 lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing St. Louis, which ro­tate through on an ex­hibit-by-ex­hibit ba­sis. Open Tu-Su 10 am4 pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.rain.org/~karpeles/. 3524 Rus­sell Blvd., 314.282.0234. Map 4- 4G

LA­CLEDE’S LAND­ING WAX MUSEUM— 5 lev­els of life­size fig­ures de­pict­ing 250 movie stars, pres­i­dents, world lead­ers, roy­alty, in­ven­tors, ath­letes and more, plus a cham­ber of hor­rors, ice cream shop, gift shop and city in­for­ma­tion desk. Open Th-Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.stl­wax­mu­seum.com. 720 N. 2nd St., 314.241.1155. Map 2-1F

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, plus ex­hibits in the Adam Aron­son Fine Arts Cen­ter. 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

LEWIS & CLARK STATE HIS­TORIC SITE— In­ter­pre­tive Cen­ter fea­tures ex­hibits on the Lewis & Clark era, corps ac­tiv­i­ties in Illi­nois, the 8,000-mile jour­ney and a keel­boat. Open W-Su 9am-5pm. Free. www. cam­p­dubois.com. New Poag Rd. and Illi­nois Rte 3. 618.251.5811. Map 1-2F

MASTODON STATE HIS­TORIC SITE— One of North Amer­ica’s most im­por­tant sites for the study of Ice Age hu­mans and an­i­mals. Museum fea­tures an­cient spec­i­mens and ar­ti­facts. The site is open for day use, in­clud­ing pic­nick­ing and hik­ing. Ad­mis­sion $4 for adults; free chil­dren 12 and un­der. Open M-Sa 9 am- 4:30 pm, Su noon- 4:30 pm. www.mostateparks.com/mastodon.htm. 1050 Charles J. Becker Dr., Im­pe­rial, Missouri, 20 miles south of St. Louis on I-55, Im­pe­rial/Kimm­swick exit,

636.464.2976. Map 1-5E

MINIA­TURE MUSEUM OF GREATER ST. LOUIS— Museum fea­tures a replica of St. Louis IX Basil­ica (the Old Cathe­dral), a replica of the Bevo Mill, a twos­tory shop­ping cen­ter, nu­mer­ous doll­houses, vi­gnettes and room-boxes, and sea­sonal and spe­cial ex­hibits. Open W-Sa 11am- 4pm, Su 1- 4pm, closed hol­i­days. Ad­mis­sion: $5 adults; $4 se­niors and ages 13-18; $2 chil­dren 2-12. minia­ture­mu­seum.org. 4746 Gravois Ave. at Delor St. 314.832.7790. Map 3-7F

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’S FIRST STATE CAPI­TOL— The build­ings have been re­stored and fur­nished as they ap­peared in 1821-26, when the newly formed Missouri state leg­is­la­ture met in what is now the St. Charles Main St. his­toric dis­trict. Ad­mis­sion $4 for adults, $2.50 for chil­dren 6-12, free for chil­dren un­der 6. Open M-Sa 10am- 4pm, Su noon- 4pm. www.mostateparks.com/first­capi­tol.htm. 200-216 S. Main St., St. Charles, 636.940.3322. Map 3-2A

MOTO MUSEUM— Rare and vin­tage mo­tor­cy­cles from Euro­pean man­u­fac­tur­ers, 1900-1975, many with an in­ter­est­ing story or no­table pedi­gree. Ad­mis­sion free, dona­tions ac­cepted; pri­vate tour $10. Open M-F 11am- 4pm; call first—there may be a pri­vate event. www.the­mo­to­mu­seum. com. 3441 Olive St. at Lin­dell in Grand Cen­ter 314.446.1805. Map 4-2G MUSEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY RE­LI­GIOUS ART

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

THE MUSEUM OF TRANS­PORTA­TION— Enor­mous col­lec­tion of trans­porta­tion ve­hi­cles in­cludes lo­co­mo­tives, automobiles, trac­tors, horse-drawn ve­hi­cles, boats and planes. Open Tu-Sa 9am4pm, Su 11am- 4pm. Ad­mis­sion is $8 for adults, $5 for chil­dren 3-12, free for chil­dren un­der 3. www. mu­se­u­mof­trans­port.org. 3015 Bar­rett Sta­tion Rd, 314.965.6885. Map 3-7B

NA­TIONAL BLUES MUSEUM— Out­stand­ing new com­plex con­tains 16,000 square feet of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hi­bi­tion space trac­ing the his­tory and world- wide im­pact of the blues, a 100-seat the­ater, a cal­en­dar of public pro­gram­ming, a record-youro­rig­i­nal-blues-riff in­ter­ac­tive el­e­ment and trav­el­ing ex­hibits. On view: Ex­pres­sions of the Blues ( Jun

2-Sep 29). Tick­ets to fre­quent live per­for­mances avail­able at 314.925.0016 ext 403 or at the museum box of­fice. www.na­tion­al­blues­mu­seum.org. 615 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 314.925.0016. Map 2-2E

OLD COURT­HOUSE— Built from 1839-1862, the Old Court­house (part of the Gate­way Arch Na­tional Park) fea­tures re­stored court­rooms, his­tory ex­hibits and the beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated dome. Ad­mis­sion is free. Open daily. Open 7:30 am-8 pm. 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. Ex­hibits are ac­com­pa­nied by fre­quent pro­grams. On View: Mona Ha­toum: Terra In­firma ( Apr 6-Aug 11). Ad­mis­sion is free. Open W & Sa 10 am-5 pm, Th-F 10 am-8 pm. www.pulitzer­arts.org. 3716 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. in Grand Cen­ter, 314.754.1848. Map 4-2G

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM— One of the top com­pre­hen­sive art mu­se­ums in the U.S. fea­tures ex­hibits from nearly ev­ery pe­riod and na­tional ori­gin, with ex­ten­sive hold­ings in pre-Columbian and Ger­man art, and an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of Amer­i­can art from 1800 to 1945. The museum main­tains a full sched­ule of lec­tures, tours, films and per­for­mances. On view: Sun Xun: Time Spy ( Feb 16-Aug 12); Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds ( Mar 25-Sep 9); Chinese Bud­dhist Art, 10th15th Cen­turies ( Mar 30-Aug 30); New Me­dia Se­ries: Cyprien Gail­lard ( Apr 20-Sep 30). Ad­mis­sion to the museum and its per­ma­nent col­lec­tion is free, fee for some spe­cial ex­hibits. Open Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm, F open un­til 9 pm. www.slam.org. Lo­cated in For­est Park near the Forsyth Blvd. en­trance, 1 Fine Arts Dr., 314.721.0072. Map 4-2D

SAINT LOUIS UNIVER­SITY MUSEUM OF ART— Se­lec­tions of art and ar­ti­facts from the univer­sity’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing the MacLennan Col­lec­tion of Asian Art, the Col­lec­tion of the Western Je­suit Mis­sions, and works by prom­i­nent artists. On view: Saint Louis Univer­sity’s Bi­cen­tenni

al Ex­hi­bi­tion: Al­ways at the Fron­tier ( Mar 2-Dec 30). Hours: W-Su 11 am- 4 pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.slu. edu/sluma.xml. 3663 Lin­dell Blvd., west of Grand Blvd., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.977.3399. Map 4-2G

SCOTT JO­PLIN HOUSE STATE HIS­TORIC SITE— Na­tional His­toric Land­mark is the only build­ing in ex­is­tence where the rag­time king is known to have com­posed some of his fa­mous melodies. Down­stairs museum traces the com­poser’s life and ca­reer; up­stairs apart­ment has been fur­nished to re­flect the pe­riod. Open M-Sa 10 am- 4 pm. $4 adults; $2.50 chil­dren 6-12, free chil­dren un­der 6. www.mostateparks.com/scot­tjoplin. htm. 2658 Del­mar Blvd., west of Jef­fer­son Ave., 314.340.5790. Map 4-2H

ST. LOUIS UNION STA­TION— This Na­tional His­toric Land­mark fea­tures free walk­ing tours, free St. Louis Union Sta­tion Mem­o­ries Museum, restau­rants, en­ter­tain­ment and spe­cialty stores. The sta­tion’s Grand Hall (which re­cently won a Thea Award) is one of St. Louis’ most op­u­lent in­te­rior spaces (en­livened by 3D Light Show daily), and the 11.5acre Train Shed roof was once the largest roof span in the world. Fire and Light Show daily at the Lake. www.st­louisunion­sta­tion.com. 18th & Mar­ket streets, down­town, 314.421.6655. MetroLink-Union Sta­tion Map 2- 4B

THOMAS SAPPINGTON HOUSE MUSEUM— The Sappington House, built in 1808 by the son of Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s body­guard, is an out­stand­ing ex­am­ple of Fed­eral ar­chi­tec­ture. Judged to be the old­est brick home in St. Louis County, the home is on the Na­tional Regis­ter of His­toric Places. In­cludes the Li­brary of Amer­i­cana and Dec­o­ra­tive Arts and the Loft Gift Shop. Open for tours W-F 11 am-2 pm; Sa by ap­point­ment. Ad­mis­sion is $5 for adults, $1 for chil­dren. The Barn Restau­rant serves break­fast and lunch Tu-Su, 6 am-2 pm. www. sap­ping­ton­house.org/. 1015 S. Sappington Rd., be­tween Big Bend and Wat­son in south St. Louis County 314.822.8171. Map 3-7C

ULYSSES S. GRANT NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE— The home in south St. Louis County where Ulysses S. Grant lived off and on dur­ing his adult life is open for tours daily 9:30am-5pm. Grounds in­clude five care­fully re­stored his­toric struc­tures and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter. www.nps.gov/ulsg/in­dex. htm. 7400 Grant Rd, just north of Gravois Rd.,

314.842.1867. Map 3-8D

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. Ex­hibits: Painted Pieces: Painted Pieces; Art Chess from Purl­ing London; The Staunton Stan­dard: Evo­lu­tion of the Mod­ern Chess Set ( through

Sep 16). 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

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