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• • • • • M I S S O U R I • • • • •
St. Louis at Night
St. Louis at Night

Ever since the days of Lewis and Clark, Missouri has been an ideal place for business, industry and tourism. Known as the "Show Me State," -- no one really knows the origin of that nickname (and maybe it's better that we don't) -- Missouri's proximity to the center of the nation makes for an short flight from most cities.

The thriving metropolis of St. Louis, located just below the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, is the biggest business destination in the state. The Gateway Arch rises above the city, marking the area which became a "Gateway to the West" for pioneers, trappers, and explorers on their way to seek land, fortune and adventure. And even though it's been almost 200 years since Lewis and Clark first set foot in the city, visitors who seek adventure will still find it in St. Louis.

Visitors can enjoy riverboat casinos floating on the waters of the Mississippi,  a tropical rain forest at the Missouri Botanical Garden, rides and roller coasters at Six Flags, and a festival marketplace filled with shops at St. Louis Union Station. And if that's not enough, check out one of the many professional sports teams or even go on a free tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and receive a complimentary product sample! Now that's what we call adventure!

C O N V E N T I O N   V I S I T O R S   B U R E A U S

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission invites you to enjoy St. Louis and more than 100 major visitor attractions, colorful neighborhoods and entertainment opportunities that make it one of the most diverse and exciting visitor destinations in the country.

M I S S O U R I   T R A V E L   P L A N N E R

Historical Note: Throughout the 19th Century, Missouri served the burgeoning nation as a thoroughfare of migration and commerce, and as the crossing over point into the great West. The threshold of this frontier was the Mississippi River, which is why the city of Saint Louis is called "the Gateway to the West."

(photo courtesy of St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission)