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Spend a weekend immersed in the imagery and spirit of this lively Midwestern city.

The Gateway Arch

Dominating the sky above downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch is a gleaming symbol of the city and its role in the nation’s westward expansion in the nineteenth century. Completed in 1965, at 630 feet it is the tallest man-made monument in the United States. Take an enclosed tram to the top for panoramic views of up to 30 miles in all directions.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to the nation’s growth, including orchestrating the Louisiana Purchase and commissioning the Lewis and Clark Expedition, are memorialized in the park, comprised of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion and the city’s Old Courthouse. The Old Courthouse, circa 1839, is the site of the first trials of the Dred Scott case, and temporarily houses galleries showcasing key stories and artifacts while the Museum undergoes renovation.

St. Louis Cardinals

With 11 World Series trophies and 19 National League pennants, the Cardinals are one of the league’s most successful franchises. Take in a game or tour Busch Stadium.

Budweiser Clydesdales

Embedded in pop culture and known to millions as stars of Super Bowl commercials, the enduring appeal of the Budweiser Clydesdales began in 1933 when they debuted to enthusiastic crowds in New York. Visit the Clydesdales at their ornate brick and stained-glass stable built in 1885 on the grounds of the Anheuser-Busch brewery, or at Grant’s Farm, a wildlife refuge and Busch family ancestral home.