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2 nights in October - Suggestions please

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2 nights in October - Suggestions please

Looking to do 2 nights perhaps in St. Louis end of October. i plan to take in a hockey game on Oct 25th.

For day time. Considering it being October, what are good things to see besides the Arch

Looking for something historical to see. As well good recreation. Good area to go for a run etc.

thanks

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1. Re: 2 nights in October - Suggestions please

Forest Park area would be a nice place to run, very scenic and its a huge park (bigger then Central Park in NYC) and there are several museums as well. There is a very nice museum under the Arch too and the Basilica is nearby.

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Yes, Forest Park is a good choice. The Missouri History Museum is there and worth a visit. We toured the Campbell House last weekend and it's very interesting - he was the richest man in Missouri when he built his house in 1854. Most of the family's belongings are still in the home, as the last son died in 1938 and it became a museum very soon after. Apparently the three sons that lived longest didn't get rid of anything. The museum boasts of being the most authenticly restored home of the era.

The St. Louis Fun Trolley Tour is a great way to see a lot of the city and get a feel for the place.

The Old Courthouse is where the Dred Scott court case took place. (This was sort of the last straw that brought on the Civil War).

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As a history lover, you'll also want to allow time to explore the Westward Expansion museum below the Arch. The Main Branch of the library is also a great find. The St. Louis room on the third floor has tons of material on St. Louis, plus some great pictures surrounding the room. There was recently an awesome display of the huge 1896 tornado in the 3rd floor room next door. All of these are free, by the way, as is the History Museum (except for special exhibits).

If you're here on Saturday morning, you can participate in a walking tour that departs from the Old Courthouse steps at 10 AM. There is another one that covers the west part of downtown and departs same time from the front of Union Station.

I think that's enough...what other questions do you have?

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I am also recommending the Saturday morning downtown walking tour: it leaves from the steps of the Old Courthouse - the Broadway side facing Kiener Plaza. The tour takes two-hours, costs $5, and includes "a building that changed America" according to PBS. No need to RSVP, just show up on the Courthouse steps.

Your hockey game is at Scottrade Center, very close to the largest 19th Century train station in the world. Wander into the hotel lobby, it is spectacular. A lot of the spaces in the train shed have been turned into exhibits about the history of Union Station. Footnote: the hotel restaurant used to be a Harvey House.

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