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Gateway ArchDistance from Lambert-St. Louis Airport: 15.8 mi
707 North 1st St St. Louis Riverfront, St. Louis 63102 • 877-982-1410
Description: The Gateway Arch is St. Louis’s most notable landmark. It is the focal point of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park and was built in the 1960’s to commemorate the point at which many 19th century pioneers stopped for supplies before continuing West. A large plaza with terrazzo floors, a fountain, and a gift shop are located in the entrance area, along with the Museum of Westward Expansion and the Arch Odyssey Theatre, which shows films about the construction of the arch. Ride the tram to an observation room and witness spectacular views of the city.
Busch StadiumDistance from Lambert-St. Louis Airport: 16 mi
100 Stadium Plaza, St. Louis 63102 • 314-421-3060
Description: DOWNTOWN. Home of the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball team, this downtown stadium opened in the 1960’s and features a Gateway Arch motif that is replicated more than 90 times on the exterior. This Major League ballpark also houses the St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Fame and a gift shop. When the Cardinals aren’t playing, the stadium is also used as a venue for concerts; in fact, the Beatles played one of their last live concerts here.
The Meeting of the Waters Fountain at Aloe Plaza
The Meeting of the Waters Fountain at Aloe PlazaDistance from Lambert-St. Louis Airport: 8.2 mi
1820 Market St, St. Louis 63103
Description: Aloe Plaza, which is located outside Union Station, is the site of one of St. Louis’s favorite works of public art, a grand fountain featuring allegorical representations of mythical female and male figures that represent the coming together of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. The rivers’ 17 tributaries are depicted as water sprites, mermaids, and fish. This 1940 sculpture was crafted by Swedish sculpture Carl Milles, an apprentice of master French sculptor, Auguste Rodin
Kiener Plaza 6th And Market St, St. LouisDistance from Lambert-St. Louis Airport: 15.8 mi
Description: This downtown plaza is a preferred lunch spot for the working crowd, a popular locale for sports fans cheering on their favorite team, and an occasional venue for concerts. One end of the plaza features an amphitheater while the other a beautiful fountain. Concrete columns with pergolas surround a basin where you can sit, relax, have lunch or visit with friends.
Calvary CemeteryDistance from Lambert-St. Louis Airport: 11 mi
5239 West Florissant Ave, St. Louis 63115 • 314-381-1313
Description: This park-like Catholic cemetery was established in the mid-19th century during a cholera epidemic that claimed the lives of 10 percent of St. Louis’ residents. Many of the tombs and memorials feature important architectural details. The gravesites of playwright Tennessee Williams, General William Tecumseh Sherman, author Kate Chopin, Thomas Dooley, and Dred Scott are located here.