St. Louis, MO summarized
St. Louis' owes its semi-European vibe to its cultural and historical infrastructure. Any place, cosmopolitan at that, which is capable of producing the 20th century's greatest rockers and poets, namely Chuck Berry and T.S. Eliot, holds a lot of inspiration. Missouri's St. Louis hauls its considerable industrial strength from its formidable transportation - from steamboats to trains and air haulage. Nonetheless, St. Louis' stride has not always been an easy ride. The city has seen a remarkable turnaround from the nadir of the seventies, with tourist destinations sprawling on the riverfront's revitalized area. Visitors are welcomed by Laclede Landing's restored warehouses and the magnificent Gateway Arch. Try not to leave St. Louis without sampling the outlying quarters. Visit the Italian storefronts of the Hill or the jazz pubs of Soulard - and stay because of the city's famed barbecued spare ribs. The city reportedly leads the world in per capita consumption of barbecue sauce. Among the city's famed joints are Smoki O's, where the menu includes barbecue spaghetti, crispy snoot, and rib tips; Roper's Ribs, smoked over hickory and seasoned with a secret blend of spices; and Pappy's Smoke House, known for slow-smoked, dry-rubbed pork ribs.
Recent traveler reviews of St. Louis, MO
Below are reviews of the city of St. Louis, MO from an actual visitor's perspective.
Score 4.0 / 5
I loved visiting Sweetie Pies Restaurant and the Gateway Arches. The people are friend and I would love to return.
Score 5.0 / 5
Loved the art museums, beer and BBQ.
"Nice Visit, but Parking is Expensive"
Score 4.0 / 5
Although most of the attractions in the city are free, they charge an arm and a leg for parking. On average $10-$15 in addition to charges within the attraction. The Science Center was OK, but I didn't like that we were charged $24 to view a less than 5 minute alien/robot exhibit. I heard the city museum is excellent and more involved for children and adults. I loved the sculpture parks and parking was reasonable at the Cardinal Ballpark, of you don't mind walking. Early bird specials for $6.00 all day or $1.00 every thirty minutes.
The average traveler rating of the city of St. Louis, MO shown above is 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews