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An independent city and inland port in the United States of Missouri, St. Louis, was developed along with the western bank of the Mississippi River, this forms Missouri’s border with Illinois. As of 2015, its estimated population is 315,685, because of this, the city was recognised as the 60th-most crowded and populated US city and the second largest city in Missouri after Kansas City.
The metropolitan area of St. Louis consists of the city as well as neighbouring areas in Missouri and Illinois with a predicted population of 2,916,447; it is considered as the largest city in Missouri and the nineteenth largest city in the United States.
In 1764, St. Louis was founded by fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and the city was named after Louis IX of France. The area was mostly prairie and open forest. Native Americans maintained this environment, good for hunting, by burning underbrush before the city was founded. Trees are mainly oak, maple, and hickory, the same as the forests of the neighbouring Ozarks typical under story trees include eastern redbud, service berry, and flowering dogwood. Riparian areas are forested with primarily American sycamore.
At present, thousands of tourists flock to St. Louis annually to experience these activities:
Get a bird’s eye view of the Gateway Arch
Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City.
Get your head in the game
You can cheer on their 11-time World Champions the St. Louis Cardinals at the new Busch Stadium during the spring and summer seasons. You can also see and witness the St. Louis Blues heating up the ice at the Scottrade Center if you plan to visit in the fall or winter.
Experience a thrilling ride at Six Flags St. Louis
Visit this interesting and overwhelming Midwest theme park that’s very enjoyable for the whole family! Local visitors and tourists can loop the loop on Batman the Ride, ride at speeds of up to 62 mph on the Screaming Eagle wooden coaster and get wet on the whitewater rapids adventure of Thunder River.
Spend a night out on the town
“Looking and vying for a fun night out? Witness the new sports-anchored entertainment district in the center of downtown Ballpark Village St. Louis! Visit and take your choice of some of the hottest bars and dance clubs in St. Louis.
See various creatures at the Saint Louis Zoo
Get real close and personal with the furry, the birds and the fishes of the Saint Louis Zoo. The zoo is one of the city’s many free attractions. St. Louis Zoo has been considered as one of the nation’s leading zoological parks.
If you want to spend your vacation together with your family and loved ones or spend your special moment with your partner, then visiting St. Louis is a good idea. You can book your private jet charter flight to reach Missouri with Charter Flight Group.