9 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in St. Louis

People are welcome to play on and climb on the different exhibits, which include an indoor skate park, over 30 different slides, a "Tiny Train Town," a live show, and magical caves.

City Museum

In 1978, JEFF LOCKHEED bought a house in the Benton Park neighborhood. After letting people stay with him for almost ten years, he made it official and turned his house into a café.

Venice Cafe

One of the many works of art spread out in the urban park is Eros Bendato, a huge sculpture by Igor Mitoraj. Eros was the Greek god of love and desire, and this is his head.

Eros Bendato

In 1840, he was mostly focused on making and selling beer. He opened Western Brewery at 37 South Second Street, which was one of the first places in the US to make German Lager.

Lemp Mansion

Kids are discouraged from playing near highways. Not in St. Louis. In the late 1990s, local artist Bob Cassilly, famed for his renegade urban jungle-gym The City Museum, created these family-friendly stone animals.

Turtle Playground

Though it's Kansas' state song, downtown St. Louis is home to buffalo, deer, and antelope. Grant's Farm, a 281-acre historical estate south of St. Louis, was owned by the Busch family.

Grant's Farm

A little Red Brick House in St. Louis was the home of a rock 'n' roll icon, and his legacy will soon be there. Chuck Berry resided here from 1950 until 1958. A faint B for Berry remains on the front porch awning.

Chuck Berry's House

This two-floor museum is a labyrinth of miniature, exquisite dollhouses across from the historic Bevo Mill. The collection is amazing in complexity and scope.

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

St. Louis' Union Station had its first train on September 2, 1894. The last left October 31, 1978. One of the world's busiest rail stations for years. The Whispering Arch endured.

Whispering Arch at Union Station