Let me share a secret with you.  I hated St Louis.  In the beginning.

I'm a country girl from a small rural town in northern Utah.  St Louis is a big city with an eastern feel.  It's a long ways from home.  What I know is completely different from St Louis.  I had a really hard time with this at first.

But then, I found all the neat things to do here.  I fell in love with St Louis.  It is such a family friendly city.

Here's my list of things you must do in St Louis.
See a Cardinals game.  Perhaps you've heard, they are the champions.  It's a nice stadium with a great view of the arch.  The nachos are awesome!  Chips, nacho cheese, salsa, taco meat, sour cream, guac and jalapenos.  Trust me, they're worth the $8.50.  And you can actually get cheap tickets; just stand in line the day of the game at the stadium in the morning and you can buy a pair of tickets for $11.  15 minutes for the game, you get whatever tickets weren't sold.  They could be nosebleeds or they could be the players VIP tickets.  Seeing the Cardinals have been our favorite thing to do here.  It's a total baseball town.  And people sure do love their Cardinals!

Go to the City Museum.  We didn't discover this place until our third year of medical school.  And it is our favorite place to go.  It is an awesome place for a date and to go with friends.  It's an old shoe warehouse that a guy (who was probably on acid) decided to turn old junk into an awesome adult playground.  There's an 11-story swirly slide!  Who wouldn't want to go on that?  There's tunnels, slides, ladders, swings and so much more.  We've been there twice and we're still hearing about the places we didn't explore in this place. 

So, the Cards games and the City Museum are two places that we've paid money to go do.  Now, let me tell you about the free stuff we do all. the. time.   
This is Grant's Farm.  It was once owned by President Ulysses S. Grant.  He was the general of the Union during the Civil War.  Now the grounds is owned by Anheuser-Busch.  You can see the Budweiser Clydesdales here.  There's all sorts of animals too.  My girl's favorite is feeding the goats.  Grant's Farm is free.  It's fun.  And it's one of two places you can go to see a horse in St Louis!
 This is the Muny.  I just discovered it this summer.  During the summer, it puts on some great shows.  I saw Aladdin here.  You can get in free.  The back section has 2,000 free seats.  You can show up before the show, stand in line and get a free seat.  Or you can be like me and just pay the $10 for a seat a little closer than the back row. 
Our zoo rocks!  It's free.  And it's huge.  I actually think it's a way better zoo than San Diego.  Why?  Because it's, uh, free and our penguins rock.  We don't ride on a lame escalator through a building watching the penguins through glass.  No, no.  We get to stand right next to them and get splashed by them when they jump in the water.  Our penguins rock!  And that is the reason why our zoo rocks! 

That is my list for now.  I'll add more as I get more time.  If you have any questions about St Louis, please leave a comment.  I'll send you in the right direction. 

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