The great state of Missouri takes exploration to a new level: the great outdoors, art, history, nightlife, sports, museums, and so much family fun. In Missouri, they like to say, "it's your show". And your show is about to begin.
One of the largest urban parks in the United States; at 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City.
The park is home to the St. Louis Art Museum; the Science Center; the world famous St. Louis Zoo; the Jewel Box greenhouse; the Missouri History Museum; The Muny open-air theatre; biking, jogging and skating paths; an ice-skating rink; a golf course; lakes; and other activities.
Downtown St. Louis
Visit downtown St Louis, home of the St Louis Cardinals and St Louis Blues. Gateway Arch, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Ballpark Village, City Museum, St Louis Zoo and more all within 5 miles of our Red Roof PLUS St Louis-Forest Park.
Looking for a fun night out? Check out the new sports-anchored entertainment district in the heart of downtown Ballpark Village St. Louis! Jump a few block north to Washington Avenue or Laclede’s Landing and take your pick of some of the hottest bars and dance clubs in St. Louis (most are smoke free and open till 3 a.m.). Visitors can also go for dinner, drinks and a show at Westport Plaza’s 42-acre entertainment district, or check out the trendiest boutiques and upscale dining establishments in Clayton and the Central West End. If live music is your thing, Soulard boasts some of the best blues venues in town.
Colonial town of St. Charles, MO
Just 30 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, the colonial town of St. Charles is nestled on the banks of the Missouri River. The quaint community, founded in 1769, served as the state’s first capital.
Today, visitors enjoy casual strolls along South Main Street where more than 100 shops, restaurants and cafés decorate this beautifully preserved historic district. The Frenchtown area, known for its antique shopping, boasts 58 historic French Colonial and German buildings. Visit the Lewis & Clark Boat House to learn more about the famous explorers or try your luck aboard Ameristar Casino. The First Missouri State Capitol building and the Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne also welcome visitors.