Fall garden display photo by Betty Moore

Best of Missouri Market Canceled for 2020

Due to COVID-19, the 'Best of Missouri Market', at the Missouri Botanical Garden has been canceled for 2020.

The announcement was made in a newsnote to members of the Missouri Botanical Garden about the event.

We are deeply disappointed to bring you the news that this year’s Best of Missouri Market has been canceled. We have been in frequent consultation with the City of St. Louis Health Department and believe this is the best decision in the interest of public health. If you have already purchased tickets, your refund has been processed and no further action is required of you.

We invite you to enjoy a “virtual” Market experience by supporting our Market vendors online; a list is available here.

Members like you have shown us such unwavering support throughout this pandemic, and we truly could not survive this challenging time without you. While life at the Garden may not be the same for a while, please know that we are committed to providing our members the best and safest possible experience.

Many St. Louis attractions have opened in phases including: Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri Botanical Garden, Butterfly House, Missouri History Museum, Soldiers Memorial, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Art Museum, City Museum, St. Louis Aquarium and St. Louis Wheel and Magic House.

In the spirit of supporting St. Louis, we have relaunched STL Front Page. Twenty-five years ago, the St. Louis Front Page, published by Moore Design Group, began as a visual guide to St. Louis attractions, historical neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants and the entertainment scene. We are introducing "Experience St. Louis" with Places to Visit, Places to Stay, Places to Eat and Maps to get you to your destination. It's a work in progress. As St. Louis gradually reopens for business we will be there to help guide you through our beautiful city. We are all in this together. We are #stlouisstrong. We are #stlouisfriendly.


Kali Polar Bear photo by Bob Moore
Spotlight on Forest Park

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Summer Olympics at Forest Park, adjoining the Central West End.

Following the World's Fair, Forest Park became known as the 'Crown Jewel of St. Louis.' The 1,371-acre features: Saint Louis ZOO; Saint Louis Art Museum; The Muny; Saint Louis Science Center; Missouri History Museum; and the Jewel Box.

More than 10 million visitors come to the park each year to participate in softball, cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, archery, lacrosse and soccer. They also ride bikes, ice and roller skate, roller-blade, jog, fish and have fun.

St. Louis Photos and Fine Art Gallery
Tour the Attractions

St. Louis offers a variety of attractions including: Historical Old Courthouse, National Blues Museum, Union Station, St. Louis Aquarium, The Wheel, Enterprise Center, Steifel Theatre, Citygarden, St. Louis City Library, St. Louis City Hall, City Museum, Campbell House, Field House Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame, Busch Stadium and Anheuser-Busch in downtown St. Louis; Missouri Botanical Garden near Tower Grove Park; Delmar Loop in University City; Grant's Farm, in South County, Butterfly House, the Museum of Transportation and West Port Plaza in West County; Historic Main Street in St. Charles, MO; Six Flags, near Eureka; the Daniel Boone Home near Defiance, MO; and the Mastodon State Historic Site near Kimmswick, MO.

Our History

St. Louis was founded in 1764 by Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau as a fur trading post on the west banks of the Mississippi River. Today, Laclede's Landing, a nine - block industrial area that once housed companies producing coffee, leather goods, mattresses, tobacco, whiskey, candy and machinery for the barges, features some of the most unique restaurants, sidewalk cafes, hotels and a casino.

St. Louis was named after the Crusader King Louis IX of France. The city is often referred to as the Gateway to the West, after the Gateway Arch was built in 1965.


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