20 St. Louis Tourist Attractions That Are Actually Worth a Visit

There are so many great (and free!) things to do in St. Louis that it can be difficult to figure out which…

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Crown Candy Kitchen
    (1401 St. Louis Avenue; 314-621-9650)
    Crown Candy Kitchen's old-timey frozen malts and shakes are legendary, but there is so much more here to put a smile on your face. If the cozy booths, the variety of chilis and the bacon-heavy "Heart Stopping BLT" don't satisfy, this soda fountain that has been open since 1913 also sells some of the best sweets in the city out of their Willy Wonka-worthy candy counter.
    Photo credit: Ryan Gines
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This Tower Grove South Home, a Converted Hardware Store, Has a Sweet Rooftop Deck

It was once the Oak Hill True Value Hardware and now it's the coolest house in the whole neighborhood. This converted storefront…

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This Tower Grove South Home, a Converted Hardware Store, Has a Sweet Rooftop Deck
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20 Signs You've Lived in St. Louis For Too Long

Any transplant could tell you: It takes a little time for St. Louis to feel like home. But how do you know…

By Riverfront Times Staff

You've eaten your weight in wedding mostaccioli already this year. 
    Photo courtesy of Mabel Suen
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CAM's Dada Ball & Bash Were Out of This World in 2019

The Contemporary Art Museum's Dada Ball is always the most impressive art party of the year -- and 2019 was no exception.…

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CAM's Dada Ball & Bash Were Out of This World in 2019
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St. Louis Party People Celebrate Mardi Gras in Soulard

The drinks were flowing, the outfits were outrageous and the good times rolled this year at Soulard's annual Mardi Gras extravaganza. St.…

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St. Louis Party People Celebrate Mardi Gras in Soulard
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Gorgeous Lafayette Square Funeral Home Could Be Your New Mansion

Built in 1873, the ornate McLaughlin Funeral Home served the St. Louis community for more than 100 years.  Its custom woodwork, 14-foot…

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Gorgeous Lafayette Square Funeral Home Could Be Your New Mansion
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St. Louis Roads Were an Icy Mess Yesterday (PHOTOS)

Many terrified people stuck in their cars on St. Louis highways yesterday accidentally became reporters. They tweeted out images of the insane…

By Riverfront Times Staff

@stormhighway / Twitter
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The 40 Sexiest Restaurants in St. Louis

Candlelight, tiny tables, dark rooms, cozy booths, rich fabrics and luxurious table settings all ooze romance. If you're looking to set the…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Benevolent King
    (7268 Manchester Road; 314-899-0440)
    Ben Poremba's most personal concept yet combines small plates of Mediterranean food with the creative cocktails of master barman Tony Saputo. It's an intimate, intoxicating experience. 
    Find out more here.
    Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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35 Hilarious Tweets Roasting the Rams' Pathetic Super Bowl Play

Fireworks lit up St. Louis skies last night after the Rams totally ate shit in the Super Bowl and Stan Kroenke was…

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@Andy / Twitter
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10 Ways to Deal With This Shitshow of a Super Bowl

You'll either try to ignore it or want to face it head-on, but every St. Louisan is going to have to deal…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Watch a different big screen
    Movie theatres are usually empty on Super Bowl sunday, so you can practically have the place to yourself. Losing yourself in a film is the best escape from sports silliness.
    Photo credit: Drew Stephens / Flickr
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More Photos of All the Fun at United We Brunch 2019

How great was this year's United We Brunch event at the Chase Park Plaza? So great we're still going through our photos…

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More Photos of All the Fun at United We Brunch 2019
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Noname Packed the Pageant Last Night and St. Louis Was Here For It

Following a critically acclaimed debut album, an international tour and an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alongside St. Louis' own…

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Noname Packed the Pageant Last Night and St. Louis Was Here For It
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35 of the Realest Rams Superbowl Tweets From St. Louis and Beyond

Apparently the Los Angeles Rams will be facing off against the Patriots in Superbowl LIII this year and, well, St. Louis had…

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@GibsonMenace77 / Twitter
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The Loop Ice Carnival Brought Frozen Fun to Delmar

It was frigid this weekend, but the Loop Ice Carnival is a party that loves the cold. This party has become an…

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The Loop Ice Carnival Brought Frozen Fun to Delmar
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These Badasses at the St. Louis Women's March Didn't Let the Cold Stop Them

It was dangerously cold on Saturday in St. Louis, but these badass protesters didn't let freezing temperatures and whipping winds stop them…

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3rd Annual Womens March in Downtown St. Louis on January 21, 2019 © Theo R. Welling.
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This Angular St. Louis Home Is a Modernist's Dream

Well, isn’t she lovely? This modern-style home on the western edge of Frontenac displays all of the finer points of modern design…

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This Angular St. Louis Home Is a Modernist's Dream
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27 Cheap Ways to Have Fun in St. Louis

We've learned a few things in our four decades in St. Louis. One big one: how to have a blast without breaking…

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Experience the Mississippi
    Check out the Chain of Rocks Bridge
    Intersection of Schillinger and Chain of Rocks roads, Granite City, Illinois
    Other than a trip back in time to join a riverboat crew alongside Mark Twain, the old Chain of Rocks Bridge directly north of St. Louis offers perhaps the most memorable encounter with the mighty Mississippi in the world. The structure first opened to automobiles in 1929 and was once the bearer of heavy Route 66 traffic — but now it's a picturesque byway reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. And whether you access the bridge via the Riverfront Trail extending all the way from downtown or the parking lot adjoining the Illinois side, the mile-long, quirkily bending span does not disappoint. Lean over the railing and watch the swirls of water and driftwood below. Imagine a life inside one of the charming intake towers that stand nearby, solid and historic above a fast-moving current. Take a stroll just before sunset and ponder the great river's unfathomable vastness — and take some great pictures while you're at it. Even if your photography skills are next to nil, the setting is so gorgeous that any latergrams you post are sure to make your feed light up with virtual love. —Evie Hemphill
    Photo courtesy of Kelly Glueck
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This Cheery, Minimalist Bevo House is Totally Adorable

Sometimes you don't need a whole bunch of extras to be happy. This house has just what you need and nothing more.…

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This Cheery, Minimalist Bevo House is Totally Adorable
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12 Bold Predictions for St. Louis in 2019

Well, some things you just can't predict. St. Louis is always in flux, always throwing us curve balls. We could not have…

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A new aquarium gives Union Station the new life it always deserved.
    
    Union Station is a gorgeous structure, but it's one that often feels too empty, especially since its recently lost the anchor of the Hard Rock Cafe'. You know what could change that this year? A massive, state-of-the-art aquarium, opening in Fall 2019. 
    Photo: Paul Sableman / Flickr
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Before-and-After Photos Reveal Just How Much St. Louis Has Changed

St. Louis has been an underdog for decades, but our creativity, resiliency and inventiveness is shining brighter than ever lately. Even at…

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Lookin' good, St. Louis.
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The Big Freedia Concert at CAM was Ass-tastic

Bounce queen Big Freedia performed at the Contemporary Art Museum over the weekend and the show was instantly legendary. Not only did…

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The Big Freedia Concert at CAM was Ass-tastic
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30 Crazy Things That Happened in 2018 That Scream 'Only in St. Louis'

St. Louis is wild. And wonderful. And weird as hell. You have to be kind of crazy to live here -- and…

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Stay safe out there, you St. Lunatics.
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Adoptable St. Louis Dogs Met with Nutcracker Ballerinas and It Gave Us Feelings

This endearing photo shoot is sure to pull at your heartstrings. These adoptable dogs from Stray Rescue got to meet (and even…

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Adoptable St. Louis Dogs Met with Nutcracker Ballerinas and It Gave Us Feelings
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Nightchaser's Party Inside The Planetarium Was Out of This World

Instead of stars, disco balls lit up the James S. McDonnell planetarium as Nightchaser took over the Science Center Saturday night, for…

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Nightchaser's Party Inside The Planetarium Was Out of This World
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The Waiting Room's Promo Art Is Totally Insane, and Also Amazing

For years, Scott Fogelbach, co-owner and bartender at the Waiting Room (10419 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann; 314-890-8333) has been creating…

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The Waiting Room's Promo Art Is Totally Insane, and Also Amazing
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Things to Do If You're Sober in St. Louis

If you’re newly sober, pregnant or abstaining from alcohol for medical reasons, you might be wondering what exactly you should be doing…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Visit a bar (no, really)
    Pop's Blue Moon
    (5249 Pattison Ave., 314-776-4200)
    Visit a sober bar. Ever heard of it? Well St. Louis now has what's being advertised as the first booze-free bar in America. Get yourself to Pop's Blue Moon on Saturday nights when the oldest bar in the city goes booze-free for the entire night. Instead of alcohol, they're serving up a variety of fancy-flavored sodas, NA beers, entertainment and pop-up carbs from Master Pieza. You're sure to make some new sober friends, too.
    Check it out here.
    RFT file photo
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RFT's Holiday Spirits Party Was Merry and Bright (And Tons of Fun)

We really know how to throw a party. At our Holiday Spirits event over the weekend, our happy guests got to eat…

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RFT's Holiday Spirits Party Was Merry and Bright (And Tons of Fun)
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30 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in St. Louis This Season

From brunch with Santa to candlelit walks to winter markets, there is much to get out and experience in St. Louis this…

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Wild Lights at the Zoo
    (1 Government Drive, 314-781-0900)
    Walk through on certain nights from 5 to 8:30 p.m. to see the Zoo in a whole different light. You can even swing by Penguin and Puffin Coast to say hello to the animals, as well as the Insectarium. 
    Find out more here.
    Photo credit: Roger Brandt/St. Louis Zoo
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The Onesie Wonderland Ball at the Chase Park Plaza Was Outrageous

This cozy costume party looks like so much fun! Onesie-wearing partiers got down to the sounds of DJ Todd Thomas at Chase…

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The Onesie Wonderland Ball at the Chase Park Plaza Was Outrageous
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St. Louis Classic Tattoo Expo Brings Pain and Beauty Together Downtown

Tattoo artists from all over the state and country descended upon St. Louis for the weekend to show off their skills in…

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St. Louis Classic Tattoo Expo Brings Pain and Beauty Together Downtown
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