Enjoy the many exceptional recreational, cultural and educational resources available in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Major league sports, renowned arts, museums and historic sites, family attractions, lovely neighborhoods and excellent schools are all available at an affordable cost of living. For more information about the St. Louis area and attractions, visit http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/home or http://explorestlouis.com/.
The medical center complex borders Forest Park, which was recently named one of the top 10 urban parks in the nation. Forest Park is adjacent to the Washington University Medical Center, in an area of the city called the Central West End. Originally the site of the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park is a 1,400-acre expanse of greenery and recreation facilities and has paths for running and cycling, tennis courts, an ice-skating rink, athletic fields and three golf courses. Included in the park are the Art Museum, History Museum, St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Science Center. The Muny, the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor amphitheater, produces Broadway musicals every summer.
The Gateway Arch, designed and completed by 1965, stands 630 feet above the Mississippi River. It has become the internationally recognized symbol of St. Louis.
Public transportation in the city includes a light rail system, Metrolink, which starts at Lambert International Airport and travels through the downtown area and into Illinois. A station is located in the medical center complex.
Sports in St. Louis:
- Cardinals Baseball at Busch Stadium
- Blues Hockey at the Scottrade Center
Other areas of interest include the Botanical Gardens, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, The Anheuser-Busch Brewery and The St. Louis Symphony.