September 09, 2022

The Most Miserable Places in St. Louis [PHOTOS]


St. Louis is great, really. But sometimes, there are spots in our beloved city and surrounding metro that feel like they double as the Circles of Hell.

Whether it's in the car, trying to get some shopping done or just out and about, there are hellscapes that any St. Louisan will try to avoid. Or maybe they'll brave it so they can live to tell the tale. Either way, here are some miserable places in St. Louis. Let us know what we missed.
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Ikea on the weekend.
Photo courtesy of IKEA

Ikea on the weekend.
 Getting stuck in the Arch tram.
Even its architect didn't want to go back in it.

Getting stuck in the Arch tram.

Even its architect didn't want to go back in it.
 Brentwood Target Parking lot. We have proof.
Screengrab via Google Maps

Brentwood Target Parking lot.

We have proof.
The Loop Trolley.If it even operates.
DANIEL HILL

The Loop Trolley.

If it even operates.
 Anywhere on any road when the car in front of you has a 99.1 JOY FM sticker on its bumper.
Photo by Paula Wood

Anywhere on any road when the car in front of you has a 99.1 JOY FM sticker on its bumper.
 Trying to get out of a parking garage after the Cardinals lose.
Photo courtesy Flickr / @pasa

Trying to get out of a parking garage after the Cardinals lose.
 Going into a Bread Co named "Panera."
We'd rather die.
JENNA JONES

Going into a Bread Co named "Panera."

We'd rather die.
 Busch Stadium on a day the Cardinals are versing the Cubs.
Reuben Hemmer

Busch Stadium on a day the Cardinals are versing the Cubs.
Riding a bike in St. Louis. Otherwise a pleasant mode of transportation, it's getting deadly in our city.
DANNY WICENTOWSKI

Riding a bike in St. Louis.

Otherwise a pleasant mode of transportation, it's getting deadly in our city.
 The moment you're standing in the City Museum and you realize you're too old to crawl through all of its tunnels.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / sawdust_media

The moment you're standing in the City Museum and you realize you're too old to crawl through all of its tunnels.