Best Place to People-Watch - 2004
If you're in New Orleans and you want to people-watch, where do you go? Easy: The French Quarter, where everything and everyone is on display. Miami? South Beach, of course! St. Louis? A trickier proposition, but only slightly. If you're looking for prime people-watching turf in St. Louis, let's be honest: You're looking for the place that offers the most hoosiers per square foot. Which brings us straight to scenic Tri-City Speedway, located in the metro area's hoosier epicenter, Granite City. A dirt auto-racing track where people race mid-'80s Oldsmobiles against Monte Carlos from that same era, the Speedway draws what can only be described as a diverse hoosier crowd. It's a place where urban and rural hoosier alike can come together around a common interest: Busch tallboys. What happens on the track is compelling, but it's ultimately background fodder. At Tri-City, the real action's in the bleachers.