Saint Louis Zoo
Named a #1 zoo by Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide and Parenting Magazine, the Saint Louis Zoo is one of the top few free zoos in the nation. Stroll through an underwater tunnel as sea lions swim around you at Sea Lion Sound. Get splashed by penguins in the up-close-and-personal Penguin & Puffin Coast. Pet a rhino, feed the giraffes or create toys for the primates at a special behind-the-scenes tour. Go wild!
You don’t have to be beach-bound to experience these sea creatures in action! Dip your hands into the water and play with our stingrays and sharks.
Towering above Downtown St. Louis awaits a one-of-a-kind museum/funhouse/architectural rarity known as the City Museum. Created from an eclectic mix of reclaimed building materials from across the city, it’s an interactive marvel that explores our urban roots with attractions like MonstroCity, Skateless Park, the Enchanted Caves and a rooftop Ferris wheel. Unleash your inner child for an adventure like no other.
Using circus education, Circus Harmony helps children tackle the tumbles of life, soar with confidence and leap over social barriers, all at the same time.
St. Louis African Arts Festival
This yearly three-day event exposes the community to the richness of African culture and educates about its impact on Western culture. Embrace the atmosphere of fellowship and creativity with African art, dance, jewelry making, drumming, authentic hair braiding and mask-making within an enormous African marketplace. You’re sure to leave with an authentic piece of history and culture.
Cynthia Cosby, Manager of Special Projects and Program Coordinator for the Black Alumni Council for Washington University in St. Louis, founded the festival in 1991.
Walk of Fame
A nod to Hollywood, the starred plaques along the sidewalks of The Loop in University City showcase the cultural heritage of St. Louis. The Walk of Fame helps advance the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of great St. Louisans and their accomplishments, featuring the likes of Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Cedric “The Entertainer” and Chuck Berry.
"The Father of Rock & Roll" is both a musical icon and proud St. Louis native. Berry’s unique musical stylings helped integrate America through song.
Need to get the adrenaline pumping? Satisfy your thrill-seeking urges at Six Flags St. Louis. From daring, upside-down roller coasters to tamer, tot-friendly fare, there are rides to satisfy every temperament from easygoing to the extreme. Add to that outdoor concerts, live entertainment, a full-feature water park and more, and you’ll be talking about your experiences for years to come.
If land isn’t enough, splash up some fun at Hurricane Harbor, which features a 560,000-gallon wave pool, raft adventure ride, waterslides and children's play area.