Special churches, mosques and monasteries
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, also known as Saint Louis Cathedral or New Cathedral, was built between 1907 and 1914. The cathedral is built in the style of Neobyzantine architecture. In 1997 Pope John Paul II raised the cathedral to the rank of basilica. The interior of the cathedral is particularly impressive with the installed mosaics, which total 41.5 million. The mosaics started in 1912 and were only completed in 1988.
|Contact||4431 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis
Christchurch Cathedral in the city of St. Louis was built from 1859 to 1867. The cathedral is in the Gothic Revival style and is largely made of Illinois sandstone. Particularly worth seeing is the church tower, which looks very playful in height.
|Contact||1210 Locust Street
St Louis, Missouri 63103
Basilica of St. Louis, King of France
The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, also known as Cathedral of Saint Louis or Old Cathedral, was built between 1831 and 1834. It was the first cathedral west of the Mississippi. The style of the cathedral can be described as neoclassical. The cathedral is located in the immediate vicinity of the Gateway Arch. Inside, the church particularly impresses with its marble altar and the picture “Saint Louis venerating the Crown of Thorns”. This was by Louis XVIII. donated.
|Contact||209 Walnut Street
St Louis, Missouri 63102
Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque in Springfield
The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque in the city of Springfield, also known as The Shrine Mosque or The Shrine, was built in 1923. The mosque is kept in Arabic style and can accommodate up to 4,000 believers. Concerts also take place in the main room.
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|Contact||601 East Saint Louis Street
Springfield, Missouri 65801
Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Jefferson City
The Cathedral of Saint Joseph in the city of Jefferson City was built from 1967 to 1968. The total area of the complex is approximately 100,000 m² and there is also a monastery here. The style of the church is quite modern, but still very worth seeing.
|Contact||2305 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
Big celebrations and events
Missouri State Fair in Sedalia
The Missouri State Fair in the city of Sedina has been an annual festival since 1901. The Missouri State Fair lasts 11 days and offers visitors concerts, exhibitions, animal shows and all kinds of stalls. Today, over 300,000 guests visit the Missouri State Fair.
Kansas City Irish Fest
The Kansas City Irish Fest is dedicated to the memory of the Irish. The Kansas City Irish Fest is all about the culture, music and history of the Green Island and Irish and their descendants in Kansas City. Every year, more than 100,000 guests visit the Kansas City Irish Fest.
Zoos, parks and amusement parks
Saint Louis Zoo
The Saint Louis Zoo opened in 1904 and is linked to the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. That’s why it’s in Forest Park. Today the zoo is home to around 23,000 animals from over 800 species. In the zoo, visitors will find animals such as rhinos, hippos, elephants, bears, monkeys and many more. These are spread over a total of 360,000 m² and are arranged in themed enclosures. In the zoo there are the thematic areas of Lakeside Crossing, River’s Edge exhibits, Children’s Zoo, The Wild exhibits, Historic Hill exhibits, Red Rocks exhibits. And the best thing is: admission is free.
|Contact||One Government Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Forest Park in St. Louis
The Forest Park in the city of St. Louis is a 5.23 km² large public park in the west of the city. The park was opened in 1876 and the world exhibition and the Summer Olympics took place here in 1904. The Forest Park is home to the St. Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Science Center. Every year, over 12 million visitors flock to the park to find relaxation.
Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis
The botanical garden of the city of St. Louis was founded in 1859, making it one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States. It covers a huge area of 320,000 m². But the Botanical Garden is more than just a tourist attraction. Research is also carried out here. The Missouri Botanical Garden not only offers native plants, but plants from all over the world. In summer, festivals take place regularly in the botanical garden, which should be worth a visit.
|Contact||4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Worlds of Fun in Kansas City
The Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City was opened in 1973. The Worlds of Fun amusement park also includes the Oceans of Fun water park, which is located in a separate location. Worlds of Fun offers 7 roller coasters and 3 water rides, among many other attractions. Among them are two wooden roller coasters, the Timber Wolf from 1989 and the Prowler from 2009. If you want to visit the park for several days, you will be pleased to hear that there is a park-owned campsite.
|Contact||4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64161
Six Flags St. Louis
The Six Flags St. Louis amusement park was opened in 1971 and covers a total area of approximately 530,000 m². In addition to many other attractions, this area also has 8 roller coasters and 3 water rides. The park is divided into thematic areas and there are the thematic areas Illinois, USA, England, Spain, France and Missouri.
|Contact||4900 6 Flags Rd
Pacific, Missouri 63069
Kansas City Zoological Park
The Kansas City Zoological Park was founded in 1909 and is the second oldest zoo in Missouri. The zoo now covers an area of approximately 820,000 km². There are currently over 1,300 animals living here. The zoo is particularly known for its Africa exhibition, which alone makes up 384,000 m² of the zoo. Monkey expert Jane Goodall even described Kansas City Zoological Park as the zoo with the best chimpanzee exhibition in the United States. Other highlights of the zoo are polar bears, hippos, rhinos, elephants, lions, kangaroos and many more.
|Contact||6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64132
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Other natural beauties
Cuivre River State Park near St. Louis
The Cuivre River State Park near the city of St. Louis was founded in 1949 and now covers an area of approximately 26 km². There are two nature reserves in the park, the Big Sugar Creek Wild Area and the North Woods Wild Area. There are still numerous hiking trails in the park, the length of which varies from 1.6 to 11 km.