Introduction to St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, located in east central Missouri on the Mississippi River, is the second-largest city in the state. Incorporated as a city in 1822, St. Louis prospered as a fur trading center and, due to its prime location on the Mississippi, quickly became a major transportation hub. The city is one of the world's beer capitals, with Anheuser-Busch Breweries headquartered there. The city is also home to several major companies, including Monsanto, Solutia and Energizer. A Boeing plant is also located in the city.

St. Louis Culture

The city's most famous landmark is the 630-foot Gateway Arch, designed by Eero Saarinen and erected in 1965 to symbolize St. Louis as the gateway to the American West. The Municipal Theatre, the largest and oldest outdoor musical theatre in the US, is located in Forest Park. Many of the city's cultural attractions are also located in Forest Park, including the St. Louis Zoological Park, the Municipal Theatre ("The Muny"), the St. Louis Science Center and Observatory, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum. Other cultural attractions include the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the St. Louis Shakespeare Company.

St. Louis Sports and Leisure

St. Louis is one of America's top sports cities, with a passionate fan base for its four major league teams. Major league baseball's St. Louis Cardinals play at 49,779-seat Busch stadium. The NFL's St. Louis Rams play at the 66,975-seat Edward Jones Dome, which also hosts major college sports events like the Big 12 Championship game in football and the NCAA Final Four in basketball. The brand new, 21,000-seat Savvis Center holds the home ice of the NHL's St. Louis Blues as well as the home court of the St. Louis Billikens for college basketball. Just across the Mississippi River in Illinois, Gateway International Raceway hosts NASCAR events throughout the year.

St. Louis Outdoors

With its agreeable climate and prime location at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, St. Louis offers great recreational opportunities. The Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is a 4,300-acre conservation area with access to both rivers, allowing hunting, fishing, hiking and biking. More wildlife can be seen at 546-acre Lone Elk Park within the city and at 8,000-acre Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 45 minutes away in Grafton, Illinois. You can hike, hunt, fish, ride horses in the summer and see bald eagles fly during the winter.

St. Louis at Night

St. Louis has a thriving nightlife, helping it rank #22 on the Forbes list of the Best Cities for Singles. With Anheuser-Busch based in the city, would you expect anything less? The historic Soulard neighborhood just south of Busch Stadium is the city's best place to see live music, with many clubs within walking distance. Laclede's Landing on the Mississippi River is a large area packed with restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and with easy access to riverboat gambling casinos.

St Louis Almanac

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Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

St Louis Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 66 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches

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St Louis Public Libraries

City Of St. Louis Municipal Library District
1415 OLIVE ST ST LOUIS, MO 63103 (38.630428, -90.200946)
St Louis, Missouri
(314) 539-0300
Saint Louis County Library
1640 S LINDBERGH BLVD ST LOUIS, MO 63131 (38.630771, -90.405677)
St Louis, Missouri
(314) 994-3300

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St Louis Hospitals

Des Peres Hospital
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road
(314) 966-9135
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 North Ballas Road Town
(314) 996-5000
Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center
(Government - State)
5351 Delmar Blvd.
(314) 877-0500
Ssm Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
1465 South Grand Boulevard
(314) 577-5613
St. Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus
2639 Miami Street
(314) 577-5800
Kindred Hospital - St. Louis
4930 Lindell Boulevard
(314) 361-8700
St. Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista
(314) 577-8000
The Rehabilitation Institute Of St. Louis
4455 Duncan Avenue
(314) 658-3800
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place
(314) 454-6000
Barnes-jewish Hospital
216 South Kingshighway
(314) 747-3000
St. Alexius Hospital - Forest Park Campus
6150 Oakland Avenue
(314) 768-3000
St. Anthony's Medical Center
10010 Kennerly Road
(314) 525-1000
Christian Hospital Northeast-northwest
11133 Dunn Road
(314) 653-5034
Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric Hospital
(Government - State)
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue
(314) 512-7800
Shriners Hospitals For Children
2001 South Lindbergh Boulevard
(314) 432-3600
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
615 South New Ballas Road
(314) 569-6000
Ssm St. Joseph Hospital West
100 Medical Plaza Lake
(636) 625-5200
St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
(Government - State)
5300 Arsenal Street
(314) 877-6500
St. Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus
3933 South Broadway
(314) 865-7000
St. Louis University Hospital - Anheuser Busch Institute
1755 South Grand
(314) 577-8007
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St Louis Public Schools

Concord Elem. School
10305 Concord School Rd
(314) 729-2470
Total Enrollment 548
Lindbergh Sr. High
5000 South Lindbergh
(314) 729-2410
Total Enrollment 1995
Preclarus Mastery Academy
620 North Grand Blvd
Total Enrollment 103
Better Learning Comm Academy
2153 Salisbury St
Total Enrollment 53
South City Preparatory Academy
2900 South Grand Ave
Total Enrollment 81
Jamaa Learning Center
7220 North Lindbergh Blvd
Total Enrollment 72
Humboldt Acad Of Higher Lrning
2516 South 9th St
(314) 932-5720
Total Enrollment 166
Truman Middle School
12225 Eddie And Park Rd
Total Enrollment 663
Barack Obama Elementary School
3883 Jennings Station Rd
Total Enrollment 501
Imag Acad Of Cult Art/charter
1509 Washington Ave
(314) 561-3380
Gateway Science Acad/st Louis
6576 Smiley Ave
(314) 932-7513
Total Enrollment 458
Shearwater High School
4470 Finney Ave
(314) 289-1203
Total Enrollment 64
The Chinese School
4011 Papin St
(314) 533-0975
Total Enrollment 58
Gateway Science Acad/mid/high
5049 Fyler Ave
(314) 261-4361
Total Enrollment 275
Acad Of Envt Sci/math Elem
1008 South Spring
(314) 932-1464
Total Enrollment 920
Acad Of Envt Sci/math Middle
1008 South Spring
(314) 932-1465
Total Enrollment 528
The College Preparatory High
1118 South 7th St
(314) 345-5651
Total Enrollment 582
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