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ST LOUIS - travel tips

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:57 am
by AC1965
Hey Guys, is anyone from this group from St Louis ?
I will be there 5th and 6th of Aug and need to know how to get to the park. I plan on staying downtown and would love to know if there is transport service to the park ??


PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:18 am
by boating ace
Sorry, but no public transit currently to SFSL. Current financial woes have really reduced Bi State Service throughout the city, however after August 3 they are restoring the Eureka express service: ... 080309.pdf ... 080309.pdf

Problem is, that it's based on rush hour ridership so you can get there in the evening, but not in the morning, or return in the evening, but not go out there at night. Plus it's quite a hike from the park and ride lot to the park.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:16 am
by AC1965
as we Aussies say BUGGER !!!!

mmm..gonna have to come up with plan B. Sounds like I may have to stand on a street corner with a cardboard sign.. lol

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:37 am
by Emiroo
And just FYI, the park is a good 30+ minutes from downtown StL. Double that if you hit the nasty rush hour traffic.

And to whet your appetite: Here's a great St. Louis Photo TR!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:43 am
by AC1965
Thanks Eric, rub it in mate !!!

Come on all you St Louis natives, surely someone out there wants to go to six flags and wouldn't mind showing this Aussie their home states theme park ??

Re: ST LOUIS - travel tips

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:03 am
by mike21

Can you guys suggest me a few of the best places of ST LOUIS? I am planning to visit there with my family. I also want to spend my money more on traveling rather than wasting on food or hotels. So, also suggest me few hotels and restaurants where I can save money.


Re: ST LOUIS - travel tips

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:41 am
by prozach626
^Damn, you really brought this thread back from the dead. I don't want to step on Robb's toes, but since I'm a St. Louis area native I hope it's OK to chime in.

As far as things to do in St. Louis, here are some of the most popular activities:

The Gateway Arch. Go to the top if it's convenient and won't eat up your day.

We have a fantastic zoo, which has free admission and is located in iconic forest park.

We have a nice baseball stadium and there is a huge Cardinals following in the area, if you're into that kind of thing. (I'm not)

I haven't been in probably ten years, but TPR members love City Museum, which is more or less a playground for all ages.

Grant's Farm is pretty much like a large outdoor petting zoo with a couple beer samples thrown in. If you're going to go on a weekend get there a half hour before opening if you want to get in easily.

Speaking of beer, the Anheuser Busch brewery tour is really interesting and it takes about an hour. You get a couple free samples at the end with a chance to purchase more.

If you're looking for a quick pizza, try Imo's. It uses provel cheese with a cracker crust and the flavor is unique to the area. It's worth a try:

If you're looking for something else to eat, just let yelp lead the way. It always steers you in the right direction.