First Timer's Guide To St. Louis

First Timer's Guide To St. Louis

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You're in St. Louis for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Boeing Space Station gives visitors a glimpse into living and working in space. Check out the crew quarters to see how they eat, sleep, and dress then visit StarBridge for operational details. -- NASA 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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    Guards will not allow children on shoulders due to the (horrific) possibility of a fall. That would not only seriously hurt child, but would do even more damage to a work than the hand's natural oils. -- Eric Stryker 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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    Bring a bottle of wine and blanket... Sit on bench or lay by the pond. Moment of peace and serenity -- Shai Clark 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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    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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    The Dirty Chai was delicious. Very helpful, informative operators. Would stay for a tasting if we were in town longer -- lindsey olsen via Foursquare
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    Great space to see intimate theatre. -- Richard Agnew via Foursquare
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    Rotating exhibitions on a regular basis, displayed in galleries that are both intimate and iconic. Don't miss Richard Serra's 'Joe', in the courtyard. -- Vincent Ramos via Foursquare
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