Explore Historic Places In St. Louis

Explore Historic Places In St. Louis

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic St. Louis on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    Take a guided history tour of St. Louis and explore historic themes at various sites. What will you find on the Discovery Tour? For more insider tips, follow @MoonriseHotel at bit.ly/moonriseTW. -- Moonrise Hotel via Foursquare
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    If you're coming to StL, you absolutely have to come to the Basilica. No matter your beliefs, this place is majestic and stunning. -- Addison Walton via Foursquare
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    On June 11, 1861, in the Planters House hotel, next to the (Old) Courthouse, Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson pressed Union Capt. Nathaniel Lyon to disband his militia. Lyon's response: "This means war." -- STLtoday via Foursquare
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    Thousands rushed to Market and 14th streets on April 14, 1934, to dedicate Municipal Auditorium and Community Center. (It was renamed in memory of Mayor Henry W. Kiel eight years later.) -- STLtoday via Foursquare
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    The Compton Hill Water Tower was built in 1898 and is the youngest of the three remaining water towers in St. Louis. It was designed by architect Harvey Ellis and stands 179 feet tall. -- Charles via Foursquare
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    The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, is the tallest national monument in the U.S. Construction began on Feb. 12, 1963, with the last section put into place on Oct. 28, 1965. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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