St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
(BLACK PR WIRE) -- The blues were born here, it's rich with history and it's an ideal place to live, work and visit. It's St. Louis and it's all within your reach. Come explore what's in store! From Chuck Berry to Nelly, entertainers, residents and tourists alike have all enjoyed St. Louis, Missouri and what it has to offer. Now it's your turn!
Whether you want to ride 630 feet high over the Missouri River to the top of the Gateway Arch; cheer for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball history; flirt with Lady luck on one of the area's five glittering riverboat casinos; tour the home of the world's largest brewer at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery; or dine in style at the more than a thousand one-of-a-kind restaurants, there are all sorts of attractions that are guaranteed to give you satisfaction! A brief overview of some of the historic sites and attractions with an African-American emphasis, are listed below:
*The James "Cool Papa" Bell Memorial is a 10-foot high memorial located at the gravesite of the Negro National Major League baseball player. It's a cool site to visit!
*The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture tells the stories of famous and not-so-famous African-American Missourians including George Washington Carver, Dred and Harriett Scott, musician Clark Terry, Clara Brown, Hiram Young and others. Come experience their story!
*The Loop Neighborhood is an exciting neighborhood filled with 100 specialty shops, outdoor cafes, restaurants, pubs, galleries and theatres. Everyone visits the Loop once they know the scoop!
*The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the top three botanical gardens in the world, renowned for its research, education and display. Come smell the roses at this 79-acre urban oasis of indoor and outdoor display gardens.
*The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums containing more than 30,000 objects, with collections ranging from virtually every culture and time period. Get inspired to start your own collection!
*The St. Louis Black Repertory Company is a professional acting company that performs at St. Louis' Grandel Theatre and at other venues in the region. It is the largest African-American performing arts organization in Missouri and one of the five largest African American companies in the country. Come get in on the act!
*The St. Louis Zoo is a 90-acre sensation which has been named America's #1 zoo by Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide with Parenting magazine. With more than 22,805 exotic animals, many of them rare and endangered, the Zoo's collection represents the major components and habitats of the world. This is definitely an attraction that you will go wild over!
So, what are you waiting for? St. Louis IS ALL Within Reach. Come explore what's in store and enjoy a complete getaway!