St. Louis Family Vacations

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Families Will Love

  • The birthplace of the ice cream cone
  • History, monuments and museums
  • The most free attractions outside of D.C.

St. Louis Family Vacations Overview

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St. Louis simply oozes classic Americana. Legend has it hot dogs, hamburgers and the ice cream cone were introduced here during the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The city is the "Gateway to the West." It's home to Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Gateway Arch. The world's first skyscraper, the Wainwright Building, was built in St. Louis.

A city so steeped in American history and culture is, naturally, an excellent vacation destination for families. Kids and adults alike will love sipping root beer floats at a vintage drive-in, getting their photo snapped with a real Clydesdale and peering at artifacts from Lewis and Clark's famous 19th-century expedition. A visit to the Gateway Arch is essential -- pictures do the astonishingly colossal monument no justice.

Best of all, seeing the city on a budget is as easy as apple pie, even with the whole family in tow. St. Louis has the most free attractions of any American city besides Washington D.C. The St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Science Center and more -- they're all free!

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Gateway Arch Riverfront

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St. Louis Zoo

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City Museum

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St. Louis Family Restaurants

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Carl's Drive In

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Latest St. Louis Family Vacation Reviews

Anniemack

06/06/2014

Arch of Joy

During spring break myself,8 yr.old daughter,grandma and my aunt went to st.Louis and enjoyed the touring and traveling up the arch, awesome views of the city gorgeous national park and of course we enjoyed the pool and free breakfast and snack hours at the drury lane hotel. ... During spring break myself,8 yr.old daughter,grandma and my aunt went to st.Louis and enjoyed the touring and traveling up the arch, awesome views of the city gorgeous national park and of course we enjoyed the pool and free breakfast and snack hours at the drury lane hotel. Read More Read Less

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