Troo American Road Trip Experiences Iconic St. Louis – Day 23

Today was all about experiencing iconic St Louis attractions.  We rode up the famous Gateway Arch, which both celebrates St Louis’ history as the place where western expansion began, but also its current symbol as the gateway to the West. We visited the Museum of Western Expansion located beneath the arch and saw the film depicting the journey of Lewis & Clark. My husband is actually a descendent of William Clark, the explorer!  So, this was extra special for our family.

Arch and boat6_Snapseed

Then we rode on the Gateway Arch Riverboat and traveled along the Mississippi river just like Tom Sawyer!

Arch and boat5_Snapseed

To top off this perfect St. Louis day, we headed back to our Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, where our room overlooked Busch Stadium. We watch the Cardinals take on the Dodgers in a home game!

Cardinals Game from Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

My kids and I loved a watching the St Louis Cardinals baseball game today with a unique twist. From the windows of our 22nd floor hotel room we used our binoculars while playing the game on the TV (which was on a slight delay so it was like having instant replay for the whole game!) Of course, to round off the experience, we feasted on St Louis-style thin-crust pizza from Imo’s while watching the game.


Question: Which baseball team does your family root for? Give them a shout out in the comments below.


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Sharon Rowley is the busy Mom of 6 kids ages 8-13 and managing this large family calls upon all of the super-organizational skills she can muster! Sharon shares her ideas for Moms every day on Momof6, and her passion for family travel over on Great Family Road Trips.
4 Responses
  1. Stephanie

    St. Louis is a fun city! Our family just visited in May:

    Did you get a chance to visit Citygarden and/or Forest Park? I highly recommend both.

  2. Abigail

    We were just in the arch this afternoon. Wish we could have stayed longer, but it was just a stop off in our way to our next destination.

  3. Michael Gatien

    That’s a great view from the apartment(or hotel), you can see Busch Stadium and the game itself. Could you hear the PA Announcer John Ulett muffled with the window being closed?

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