Just west of St. Louis you’ll find St. Charles, a river city with a unique historical perspective, beautiful sites, friendly people and a pace just a little slower than that of the big city. Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, Saint Charles, MO grew into a thriving riverfront trading center for a young America.
Urban explorer, die-hard sports fan, aficionado of family fun…no matter what type of traveler you are, you’ll find what you’re looking for in St. Louis.
Some of the top attractions to visit in Saint Louis include, taking a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City.
Then stop by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial to get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition!
Visitors can also hop aboard a 19th century paddle-wheel boat replica for a narrated cruise down the mighty Mississippi, take a historic tour of Civil War sites, or sample the wares of local craft breweries.