Mu­se­ums & His­tor­i­cal Sites

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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 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

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; Mid-Dec-late Mar open week­ends only. Tour $8 adults; $6 se­niors; $5 chil­dren 5-12. www.sc­cmo. org/1701/ The-His­toric-Daniel-Boone-Home-at-

Lin­den.miles west 1868 of HwySt. Louis.F, near Take De­fi­ance,I- 64 (Hwy Mis­souri;40) or I-7035 west 636.798.2005.to Hwy 94, Map south 1-3C to Hwy F and fol­low signs,.

GRIOT­size like­nesses MUSEUM of OF Dred BLACK and HIS­TORY—Harriet Scott, Fea­tures Ge­orge lifeWash­ing­ton­note with a Mis­souriCarver and con­nec­tion.other African Open Amer­i­cansW-Sa 10am-of 5pm. un­der Ad­mis­sion12. www.the­gri­ot­mu­seum.com.$7.50 for adults; $3.75 2505for chil­drenSt. Louis Ave., north St. Louis, 314.241.7057. Map 4-1H

HOLOCAUSTThis out­stand­ing MUSEUM museum AND fea­tures LEARN­ING ex­hibits CEN­TER—on preNazi Jewish life in Europe, the Holo­caust, lib­er­a­tion and es­tab­lish­ment of the Jewish state of Is­rael and a the ex­hibit Change Be­gins with Me: Con­fronting Hate, Dis­crim­i­na­tion and Eth­nic Con­flict. 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

IN­SIDE 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-theecon­omy-museum/. 1 Fed­eral Re­serve Bank Plaza, Broad­way and Lo­cust St. 314.444.7309. MetroLink Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Map 2-2F 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. Ex­hibits: Hall of Fame In­duc­tion & 50th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion Ex­hi­bi­tion ( Oct 29-Feb 4). Open Tu-Th 11am- 6pm, F 11am-5pm (un­til 9pm First Fri­days), Sa 11am- 4pm. $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

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

MIL­DRED LANE KEMPER ART MUSEUM— Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity’s art museum fea­tures an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of Amer­i­can and Euro­pean art. Ex­hibits: Ros­alyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is? ( Feb 10-Apr 17); Spec­ta­cle and Leisure in Paris: De­gas to Mucha ( Feb 10-May 21); (Re) Pre­sent­ing He­roes, Defin­ing Virtue ( Feb 10-Mar

19). Ad­mis­sion is free. Open M, W, Th, Sa, Su 11am- 6pm; F 11am-8pm. www.kem­per­art­mu­seum. wustl.edu/. Lo­cated on the Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity cam­pus, near the cor­ner of Skinker and Forsyth, 314.935.4523. Map 4-2C

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 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 ( through Jul 16) . Open daily 10am-5pm, Tu 10am-8pm. Ad­mis­sion to the museum is free. www.mo­his­tory.org. Lin­dell Blvd. and De­Baliviere in For­est Park, 314.746.4599. MetroLink-For­est Park Map 4-2D

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. Ex­hibit: Bernard Mais­ner. Ad­mis­sion is free, $5 dona­tion sug­gested. Open Tu-Su 11am- 4pm. mocra.slu.edu. 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 world­wide im­pact of the blues, a 100-seat theater, a cal­en­dar of pub­lic pro­gram­ming, a recordy­our-orig­i­nal-blues-riff in­ter­ac­tive el­e­ment and trav­el­ing ex­hibits. Ex­hibit: Women of the Blues: A Coast-to-Coast Col­lec­tion ( Jan 7-Mar 31). 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

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. Ex­hibits: Impressions of War ( Aug 5-Feb 12); Ja­panese Paint­ing and Cal­lig­ra­phy ( Aug 19-Feb 12); Tex­tiles: Pol­i­tics and Pa­tri­o­tism ( Sep 9-Mar 5); De­gas, Im­pres­sion­ism, and the Paris Millinery Trade ( Feb 12-May 7). Ad­mis­sion to the museum and its per­ma­nent col­lec­tion is free, fee for some spe­cial ex­hibits. Hours: 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, works by prom­i­nent artists and spe­cial ex­hibits. Hours: W-Su 11am- 4pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.slu.edu/sluma.xml. 3663 Lin­dell Blvd., west of Grand Blvd., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.977.3399. Map 4-2G

SA­MUEL CUPPLES HOUSE— Built in 1888, the 42room Richard­so­nian man­sion fea­tures op­u­lent wood­work, Tiffany-style stained glass win­dows and art from 1500 to 1930. Tours by reser­va­tion $5 adults; free chil­dren un­der 12. Self-guided tours free. Open Tu-Sa 11am- 4pm. www.slu.edu/x27031. xml. Lo­cated one block west of Grand and one block south of Lin­dell, on the St. Louis U. Mall, 314.977.6630. 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 is one of the city’s top attractions and 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, and the 11.5-acre Train Shed roof was once the largest roof span in the world. 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, is an out­stand­ing

ex­am­ple of Fed­eral ar­chi­tec­ture, rare in Mis­souri. Judged to be the old­est brick home in St. Louis County, the home is on the Na­tional Regis­ter of His­toric Places since 1974 and in­cludes the Li­brary of Amer­i­cana and Dec­o­ra­tive Arts and the Loft Gift Shop. Open for tours W-F 11am-2pm; Sa by ap­point­ment. Ad­mis­sion is $5 for adults, $1 for chil­dren. 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: Open Files: Cel­e­brat­ing 5 Years of Col­lect­ing; De­sign­ing Chess­men: A Taste of the Im­agery of Chess ( Sep 29-Mar 26); An­i­mal, Veg­etable, Min­eral: Nat­u­ral Splen­dors from the Chess Col­lec­tion of Dr. Ge­orge & Vi­vian Dean ( Sep

29-Mar 12). 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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