Known as the “Gateway to the West”, the city of St. Louis is just that—an exciting way to have a travel adventure with your kids. As a Midwest destination, “The STL” is synonymous with its famous archway located on the downtown banks of the Mississippi River. Yet, this wonderland of attractions and activities has even more to offer, especially for young travelers taking on their first experiences in a new city.
City Museum: New adventures that keep going and going
If any place in St. Louis has blended the past with the present to create a new surrealistic world, it’s City Museum. The 600,000-square-feet discovery center is housed in a century-old warehouse once owned by the International Shoe Company. Repurposed pieces of the city have been integrated into four flours of immersive exhibits, including a rooftop complete with a magical school bus. Your kids will spend hours making their way through secret passageways to new destinations including a playground, fun house, dreamscape pavilion and miles of bridges, tunnels, slides and climbers designed for exploration.
Grant’s Farm: A historic farmland with famous horses