With so much buzz about the happenings inside America’s Center for USITT 2017, we want to take you outside and show you a few highlights from the many things to see and do in St. Louis! Parks, museums, and breweries line the streets of St. Louis, and they’re all there for YOU to experience.
Feeling Adventurous? Take a trip to the top of the Gateway Arch. The ride to the top takes about 4 minutes via internal tram and the views extend to 30 miles each way. The best part? You’re allotted unlimited time to see all the sights from the 630 ft tall national monument.
If you’re more of beer connoisseur, stop by the Anheuser Busch Factory for a free tour, a couple of brewskis, and as an added bonus, spend some time with the famous Budweiser Clydesdales when you visit the Clydesdale Hamlet.
Schlafly Bottleworks, home to over 50 styles of beer, can also quench your thirst and nurse that grumble in your stomach. Schlafly Bottleworks has been described as the “home of ‘all things local’ and one of the best places in St. Louis to arrive hungry and thirsty.” Be sure to catch a free tour here, as well.
After all that beer and food, you may be in the mood for something sweet and creamy. Ted Drewes’ 80-year-old frozen custard shop serves up unique concretes, malts, shakes, and of course, custards.
If you’d like to walk off your sweet treat, head over to Forest Park. This 1,300-acre park offers something for everyone equipped with paths for walking or exercise and quiet places to picnic and read. The park is also home to the St. Louis Art Museum. The museum, full of sculptures, oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and photography is sure to catch the eye of any visitor.
Theatre and live entertainment, the basis of USITT, is alive in well in St. Louis. Local theatres such as The Muny, the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Peabody Opera House, and The Sheldon all exemplify stunning architecture, acoustic wonders, and of course, lights, sounds, and sets to admire.