Climatron at Missouri Botanical Garden photo by Bob Moore

Experience the Attractions of Saint Louis

The Missouri Botanical Garden plans to reopen to the public on June 16. "We are delighted that we will soon be able to welcome visitors back to the Missouri Botanical Garden,” Garden President Peter Wyse Jackson said. “The Garden recognizes the importance of public gardens and outdoor spaces as indispensable to community healing. We are eager to once again have visitors strolling Garden grounds as they take in the fresh air and enjoy the rich diversity of the Garden’s plant collections and displays.”

To ensure the safety of all, the Garden will implement new procedures, including limiting capacity. All visitors to the Garden, including Garden members and ZMD residents, will need advanced dated and timed e-tickets. Tickets will be available in 60-minute time slots online and by phone only. No walk-up or day-of on-site purchases. Tickets will be available one week prior to opening at

Garden hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. The Garden is closed Mondays until further notice.  Indoor spaces including the Climatron and all conservatories, the Sachs Museum, and Tower Grove House will remain closed. The Children’s Garden and water play areas will be closed as well.

There will be increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the Garden. Protective face coverings will be required for all guests nine years of age or older, in accordance with St. Louis City’s public health guidelines. The Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit will also open June 16. Like the Garden, the Nature Reserve will implement additional protocols, including requiring e-tickets purchased in advance and limiting capacity.

The Butterfly House, a Garden site located in Chesterfield, is working closely with St. Louis County officials to develop a plan to safely reopen to visitors soon.

In the spirit of supporting St. Louis, we are bringing back STL Front Page. Twenty-five years ago, the St. Louis Front Page, published by Moore Design Group, began as a visual guide to St. Louis attractions, historical neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants and the entertainment scene. We are introducing "Experience St. Louis" with Places to Visit, Places to Stay, Places to Eat and Maps to get you to your destination. It's a work in progress. As St. Louis gradually reopens for business we will be there to help guide you through our beautiful city. We are all in this together. We are #stlouisstrong. We are #stlouisfriendly.

Kali Polar Bear photo by Bob Moore
Spotlight on Forest Park

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Summer Olympics at Forest Park, adjoining the Central West End.

Following the World's Fair, Forest Park became known as the 'Crown Jewel of St. Louis.' The 1,371-acre features: Saint Louis ZOO; Saint Louis Art Museum; The Muny; Saint Louis Science Center; Missouri History Museum; and the Jewel Box.

More than 10 million visitors come to the park each year to participate in softball, cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, archery, lacrosse and soccer. They also ride bikes, ice and roller skate, roller-blade, jog, fish and have fun.

St. Louis Photos and Fine Art Gallery
Tour the Attractions

St. Louis offers a variety of attractions including: Historical Old Courthouse, National Blues Museum, Union Station, St. Louis Aquarium, The Wheel, Enterprise Center, Steifel Theatre, Citygarden, St. Louis City Library, St. Louis City Hall, City Museum, Campbell House, Field House Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame, Busch Stadium and Anheuser-Busch in downtown St. Louis; Missouri Botanical Garden near Tower Grove Park; Delmar Loop in University City; Grant's Farm, in South County, Butterfly House, the Museum of Transportation and West Port Plaza in West County; Historic Main Street in St. Charles, MO; Six Flags, near Eureka; the Daniel Boone Home near Defiance, MO; and the Mastodon State Historic Site near Kimmswick, MO.

Bissell Mansion Theater photo by Betty Moore
Our History

St. Louis was founded in 1764 by Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau as a fur trading post on the west banks of the Mississippi River. Today, Laclede's Landing, a nine - block industrial area that once housed companies producing coffee, leather goods, mattresses, tobacco, whiskey, candy and machinery for the barges, features some of the most unique restaurants, sidewalk cafes, hotels and a casino.

St. Louis was named after the Crusader King Louis IX of France. The city is often referred to as the Gateway to the West, after the Gateway Arch was built in 1965.

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