According to timedictionary, St. Louis is located in the eastern part of the state of Missouri, in the central United States. The river city has a continental climate, with oppressively hot summers and cold winters that are somewhat moderated by the water present. The average summer temperature fluctuates around 30 degrees; in winter the mercury drops to around freezing point. St. Louis receives a fair amount of precipitation annually; 100 cm spread over about 100 days per year. What is particularly striking in winter is the icy northwest wind. During the spring, this breeze strengthens to tornado strength. The best months to travel to St. Louis are June through September. By the way, July and August are only suitable for lovers of extreme heat.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
In addition to the Gateway Arch, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial also includes the Old Courthouse and the Museum of Westward Expansion.
The old courthouse houses various exhibitions that tell more about the creation of St. Louis. In addition, there is a permanent exhibition about the most controversial processes that were conducted here. Opening hours are daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Entrance is free.
Museum of Westward Expansion
In the Visitors Center at the bottom of the Gateway Arch, various exhibitions have been set up that relate to the voyage of discovery to the western United States. Including all kinds of historical utensils around Lewis & Clark, Indians and other pioneers.
You climb the Gateway Arch by means of a strange little tram that goes up and down from the north to the south side from 8:30 am to 9:15 pm and vice versa. A visit to the platform costs USD 10 for adults and USD 3 for children. With a National Park Passport you get a $3 discount. The complete experience takes approximately 45 minutes, during which you will enjoy stunning views of the St. Louis area and learn about the history of St. Louis and the construction of the steel arch along the way. For more information: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, 11 N. 4th St, MO 63102, Tel: +1 314 655 1700
Missouri Botanic Gardens
These botanical gardens are a feast for the eyes in every season. The gardens are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an admission fee of $8. For more information: Missouri Botanical Gardens, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, MO 63110, Tel: +1 314 577 9400
St. Louis is proud of its highly successful sports teams. The fans of the St. Louis Cardinals (baseball), Rams (American football) and Blues (ice hockey) can therefore be spotted throughout the city. A visit to a match should therefore not be missed during your trip.