"Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure" makes a great souvenir.
David Baugher’s fact-filled guide book, “Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure” takes readers on a wild and wacky scavenger hunt of St. Louis through some of its oddest places, like the location of Abraham Lincoln’s bizarre swordfight, a nudist resort, a wax museum and The Whispering Arch (shown here). Grab a copy as a souvenir, or better yet, take the tour. Available at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Blvd. and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, 314.746.4599. MetroLink-Forest Park, Map 4-2D) and Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid Ave., at McPherson, 314.367.6731. Map 4-2E).