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Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:14 pm
by jedimaster1227
A few weeks ago my wife and I decided to take a weekend getaway to a new city... St. Louis had been on my list for a while, primarily because of the City Museum and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, so we booked our flights and made our way there. A few days before our trip the weather forecast changed from cold and rainy to cold and snowy... And by the time we arrived, it turned out that Winter Storm Gia was on its way. With our trip already under way, we did the best we could to maximize our time before the storm shut things down.

First on our list was the St. Louis Zoo...

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:34 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Nice! We really do have a great zoo. Fitz's, BBQ, check (both kinda touristy, but still good). Glad you got in on City Museum while it was still independent.

If you come back around these parts, check out Bogart's on the south side. I like their ribs better. People say good things about Adam's too, bit sweet for me but it's popular and less touristy than Pappy's.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:51 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! The St. Louis Zoo looks great.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:26 pm
by jlp94
Great report! St. Louis is one of my favorite cities in the country. I haven't been to the zoo since 2012 but I remenber thoroughly enjoying it like you did.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:07 am
by The Great Zo
I'm not too familiar with the St. Louis Zoo, but your pictures make it look really awesome. An open-air penguin exhibit is a huge plus, and the insect exhibit is possibly the best I've ever seen! Is that really casu marzu cheese with all the maggots?

Also, it's never too cold for Dole Whip. :p

Great start on the report! St. Louis is a city I've visited a few times so I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:33 am
by jedimaster1227
After the St. Louis Zoo and Pappy's, things started to get interesting as warnings started to go out about large amounts of snow and much of the cities' attractions, restaurants and roads shutting down early as a result. When we had booked our trip, the City Museum was one of our must-do's on the list, thanks very much in part to TPR's coverage of the unique attraction over the years. With this in mind, we took our chances and Uber'd over to the City Museum. On our way, the attraction posted on Facebook that it would be closing early for the safety of its team members and guests (an incredibly admirable move by the way) but that they would be open til 5:00 PM. We arrived at 2:30 PM and were delighted to find that we would be allowed in for free for the remaining 2.5 hours of operation. While not enough time to experience everything, this was our chance to visit for fear that the next day (our last in the city) it would not reopen and we would have missed our opportunity to explore...

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:49 am
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! The City Museum really is an amazing place and it's impossible to experience everything in one visit.

I'm glad you made it there before the ownership change just in case it isn't for the better.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:07 pm
by TurnOfTheCentury
I echo all the comments on the greatness of the City Museum.
I stumbled across it a few years ago, and I couldn't believe how much fun it was. I felt like I had stumbled into an Alice in Wonderland kind of environment, especially going from those caves into the shoe slides.

Every corner seemed to have something unexpected (and unmarked).
I hope they preserve it.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:25 pm
by Vonni
It looks like you had an awesome time in St. Louis! Winter here sucks lol!

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:28 pm
by ObeyTheShihTzu!
As a winter person (January baby), I loved your "Chilly Weekend in St. Louis!" (Would love to ski down some of those "twisters" in the City Museum!) :lmao: Thanks for sharing those great St. Louis pix!

Alice