Begin an expedition of discovery in St. Louis, where Lewis and Clark began theirs. “The gateway to the West” has some rewarding to-dos — like catching a Cardinals game during baseball season, as well as a few other rewarding things that you may or may not know about. In this post, we feature a few recommendations from First Missouri Credit Union.
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1. Celebrate Independence Day At Jefferson Barracks Park.
An important military site for many years, Jefferson Barracks Park now contains many museum exhibits that are free of charge. It also hosts the annual JB Blast festival — a 4th of July celebration for the whole family with music, food, and fireworks.
2. Order Some Of The “Best Food in South County.”
SOURCE: ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE
Before heading over to the JB Blast festival, have dinner at nearby Café Telegraph — a well-rated restaurant that prompted one reviewer to say that it’s “hands down the best food in South County.” They’re known for their large, smoked meat dishes and other BBQ offerings.
3. Stay Cool With Frozen Custard.
Beat the summer heat with a cool treat from Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. With two locations in St. Louis, there’s sure to be one nearby if a custard craving comes up — or that St. Louis sun just gets too hot! With menu items such as the “Cardinal Sin” and “Cookie Sandwich,” you know they mean business.
4. Ride A Camel (Or Just Pet One) At Grant’s Farm.
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Enjoy a unique family experience at Grant’s Farm. Billed as “a home for wildlife and old world tradition,” the former residence of Ulysses S. Grant is now a refuge for over 900 animals, some of which you can see up close. Feed the goats, watch the stately Clydesdales, and even ride a camel!
5. Take In The View At The Tallest Memorial In The United States.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but time spent in St. Louis isn’t complete without a visit to the Gateway Arch. Travel 630 feet up into St. Louis’ most iconic structure to see a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. Clearly see the great Mississippi, Busch Stadium, and the park below.