St. Louis is rich with attractions to explore while visiting the city for our Fall Conference & Expo. When you’re done with the conference for the day (or if you’re planning to stay a day or two longer) be sure to check out some of these historical attractions.

Located downtown, they are each beautifully restored, budget-friendly and easily accessible to visitors. And, after day spent sitting, it is nice to stretch your legs and explore!

Gateway Arch

When people think of St. Louis, they often think of the Gateway Arch. It’s our nation’s tallest monument, and it is a well-known icon. You can purchase tickets to ride the tram to the top, go on a riverboat cruise and watch the documentary Monument to the Dream. To prepare, check out the website to view the online gallery and brush-up on your Gateway Arch history!

The Old Courthouse

This is a fun, historic location near the Gateway Arch. It is also free, so why not check it out? Beginning in the 19th century, the courthouse was a meeting place for pioneers headed west. It also saw historical classes, such as Dred and Harriet Scott suing for their freedom. Inside the courthouse you will find historical exhibits, and more!

St. Louis Union Station

This attraction is unique combination of historical beauty and modern amenities. Even if you don’t stay at the hotel on-site, there are plenty of activities – including a Ferris wheel, historical information, daily 3D light shows and a Fire and Light Show.

St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Location

Not all libraries are created equal, although they all have access to wonderful books. This library is well known for its Beaux-Arts and Neo Classical Architecture, making it well-worth a visit. They also provide tours on specific days of week.

St. Louis City Garden

Spread over 2.9 acres, this garden is gorgeous. It hosts 24 large-scale garden sculptures, and the Missouri Botanical Garden offered their expertise in what plants and trees would thrive in the area. Tours are provided as well, so check out its website for a schedule.

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