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Things to Do near Downtown St. Louis

With the Mississippi River to the east and Tucker Blvd on the west, Downtown St. Louis is a busy and thriving hub. The highlights of bustling Downtown are the retro-style Busch Stadium ballpark and the Gateway Arch. The Dome at America's Center arena, which holds major concerts and sporting events, is also a popular attraction. If you’re looking for food Downtown, the Ballpark Village district is a good place to start. Victorian Village Townhomes is only a 25-minute drive from Downtown St. Louis.


Top 5 Places to Visit in Downtown St. Louis


1. The Gateway Arch

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The world-famous Gateway Arch, which stands magnificently above the Mississippi River at Gateway Arch National Park on the eastern border of Downtown, is a 630-foot stainless steel monument. The majestic arch is one of the world's most popular tourist sites, with over four million tourists each year.

Visitors can see the ancient Cahokia Mounds to the east across the river in Illinois, and the huge St. Louis metropolitan region to the west from an observation platform at the top. It is known as The Gateway to the West. Visit their website for up-to-date information about tickets.

St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 982-1410


2. Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium

St. Louis is fanatic about sports, and no squad is more adored than the Cardinals of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals are one of baseball's most historic and successful clubs, with eleven World Series trophies and 19 National League pennants in their almost 140-year existence. The Cardinals' iconic red cap has been worn by Hall of Famers such as Dizzy Dean, Whitey Herzog, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, and Ozzie Smith over the years.

They play their home games at 45,000-seat Busch Stadium in the heart of Downtown. The New Busch Stadium opened in 2006 after the Cardinals retired the original Busch Memorial Stadium.

700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 345-9600


3. Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery

Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery

The vast Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis’s historic Soulard district is a must-see site in Missouri, offering a variety of interesting tours, exhibitions, and antiques. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the brewing process from fermentation to bottling, drink traditional Anheuser-Busch beers, and new experimental brews in the Biergarten, and pick up a unique keepsake at the gift shop!

The brewery was opened in 1852. On their free tours, you will explore their campus, see the famed Clydesdales, and even sample beer right from the finishing cellars. Visit their website for more info about tours!

1200 Lynch St, St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 577-2626


4. The Field House Museum

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Located near Downtown St. Louis, The Field House Museum is a historic house and museum. Built in 1845, it was the home of Roswell Field, an attorney for Dred Scott in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford case. In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that slaves did not receive American citizenship. The case has been called the Supreme Court’s worst decision and was later invalidated by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.

The home is now a museum and monument, an example of early Victorian architecture that reflects the era in which Roswell Field lived. Eugene Field, Field's son, was reared there and went on to become a well-known children's story author. (The museum was previously called as The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum.) The Field House Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is open to the public.

634 S Broadway St, St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 421-4689

5. Gateway Arch National Park

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Gateway Arch National Park is more than just the Arch. The park opened first in 1935 as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Currently, the park consists of the Gateway Arch, the museum at the Arch, the Old Courthouse, and a 91-acre park.

The surrounding National Park covers nearly 100 acres along the Mississippi River. Visitors and residents can enjoy the main walking paths lined with shading London Plane trees. The Old Courthouse is the site of the groundbreaking Dred Scott case of 1857. You should visit their website for updated info about tickets.

11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 655-1600


Places to Eat near Busch Stadium

Ballpark Village is a sports-themed food district near Busch Stadium with restaurants and bars. There are also several other restaurants and bars nearby. Below are a list of same of the best restaurants near Busch Stadium.


Lafayette Square One Brewery

Brewery, Restaurant

In 2006, Square One Brewery & Distillery opened as a brewery and restaurant. They try to create high-quality, one-of-a-kind tastes that are unlikely to be found in today's large-scale beer and spirits manufacturing. They are dedicated to generating an astonishing assortment of flavors and sensations for our consumers by combining the experience of the distiller, brewer, and chef. Their crab cakes are something to shell-ebrate!



Paddy O's Sports Bar

Restaurant, Bar

St. Louis' Original Baseball Bar has been around since 1998 and is still growing! They installed a partially covered patio deck to give fans with a place to watch the game outside. Their collection of Cardinals memorabilia, which includes autographed jerseys and uncommon souvenirs, continues to astonish young and old fans alike. Every time you walk here, it's like taking a trip through Cardinal history!



Salt + Smoke

BBQ, American

Located in Ballpark Village, Salt + Smoke is St. Louis-style barbecue done right. Their brisket, smoked salmon, St. Louis cut ribs, and pulled pork are all amazing. Pair that with some of their whiskey or beer, and it’s paradise.



The Budweiser Brew House

American, Beer

The Budweiser Brew House gives baseball fans and tourists to our great city an unrivaled beer and food experience. It has an interior inspired by Budweiser's long tradition and devotion to quality, an outdoor beer garden, and a rooftop deck put St. Louis Cardinals fans within striking distance of Busch Stadium.



Cardinals Nation


If you want to get official, you should Cardinals Nation. This sports bar and grill located in Ballpark Village has great pulled pork, brats, and mac n’ cheese. The complex also includes the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.