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One of the main reasons travelers visit the St. Louis area is to see the Gateway Arch, and it’s a great reason to go. The Arch is actually a National Park, is situated in a lovely, grassy park overlooking the river, and offers a magnificent view of the city from the top. But the Arch is not the only reason to visit this area. Check out these hotels and some equally interesting tourist sites in Missouri.
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Adam’s Mark Hotel and Conference Center, Kansas City, Missouri: If you plan to bring Fido along on your trip, the Adams Mark Hotel and Conference Center is the perfect place as it’s a pet-friendly hotel. The kids in the family will be happy as well since this hotel includes a complete, indoor water park. Since this hotel is so family friendly, it makes sense to plan a visit to the nearby, amazing Kansas City Zoo which is complete with true-to-life habitats like Kenya, the Congo, and the Australian Outback, and has over 900 animals.
Kauffman Center for the Perfoming Arts, by Michael Pittman via Trover.com
Hotel Phillips, Kansas City, Missouri. The luxurious, Art Deco Hotel Phillips is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is the perfect place for an art lovers getaway, even boasting their own Artist in Residence, and live music three days week. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a short walk from the hotel, and offers a variety of entertainment from the Kansas City Symphony to Broadway plays.
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Drury Inn Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri. Built in 1907 as a YMCA, the Drury Inn Union Station building served as housing for many of the railroad workers from Union Station, right across the street. Renovation as a Drury Inn carefully maintained the large fireplaces, leaded glass windows, oak paneling, and interior columns with marble bases, all of which enhance the historical elegance of the building. A hot breakfast buffet and snacks in the evening, along with daily soda and popcorn in the lobby, are nice amenities. To visit the Gateway Arch, just walk across the street to Union Station where you can hop on a train right to the Arch.
Historic Old Courthouse, by Jihad F. Saleh via Trover.com
Grand Center Inn, St. Louis, Missouri. A lovely inn housed in what was originally the Meriwether Mansion, the Grand Center Inn is the perfect place for history lovers to stay. With expansive and beautifully decorated private suites, some complete with full kitchens, this three-story plus mansard, brick and limestone, Italianate mansion was built in 1888 but includes all the modern conveniences. Spend a day exploring the history of St. Louis with visits to the Missouri Civil War Museum, Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, the National Cemetery, the Historic Old Courthouse, and White Haven, a plantation home.
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Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. Offering sophisticated comfort in a contemporary setting, the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel has a fitness center, several dining options, and is conveniently located near several interesting locations, including Busch Stadium which is just a short walk from the hotel. Home of the world-famous St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, it’s a great place to enjoy peanuts, popcorn, a ball park hot dog, and a great baseball game.