City number 9! This is the last city on the first leg of my cross country road trip (at least the loose plan that I have of one). If you have missed the first 8 Dream City Trips, click here.
This post is about the delightful city of St. Louis. Here are the top six things I’d like to see:
- Gateway Arch: This is the best known monument in St. Louis. It is 630 feet tall and made with stainless steel. Made to commemorate the westward exploration of Lewis and Clark and the expansion of the United States. It is the western hemisphere’s largest manmade monument.
- Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis: I cannot imagine how excited I would be to see this church. It is the heart of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and it is huge! Built in a Neo-Byzantine Romanesque Revival architectural style.
- Missouri Botanical Garden: I think there has been a botanical garden or conservatory in every one of the posts in this series, but this one has a butterfly house! I have loved butterflies ever since my mom told me when you see a butterfly you should think of your deceased loved ones.
- National Blues Museum: The blues have been an integral part of American history since its inception. The blues is a heartfelt musical style offering a creative outlet for the misunderstood and mistreated. This interactive museum was created to share the history of the blues.
- Pulitzer Arts Foundation: This small gallery hosts a range of contemporary exhibit. Many of the museums in this series are big and well known. It would be good to compliment the big museums, with this smaller one which has unique exhibits. Then I can feel like a Catholic millennial hipster.
- Laclede’s Landing Wax Museum: I have never seen a wax museum. They look incredibly creepy and strange. But hey, I can check it off my bucket list and never have to see a plastic, life-size, replica of a human being.
St. Louis seems like such a fun city. While doing my research on these top six places, there were several other sights I would like to see. If you have any recommendations, please put them in the comments below.
I have greatly enjoyed putting together this series so far. There are a total of 53 cities I would like to eventually put on this list. For now, we will stick with the first 9 cities. I hope you enjoyed the series so far and looking forward to more content. It is my sincere hope to do a travel diary or blog for each of these cities, so please subscribe.
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