Area Attractions - Missouri Athletic Club

Area Attractions

The Missouri Athletic Club's overnight guests are within close proximity to many St. Louis area attractions.

From Ballpark Village and Busch Stadium to the Gateway Arch and City Museum, fun and adventure is just around the corner. For an additional charge, the MAC shuttle is available to chauffeur guests to many of the following venues, attractions and hotspots:

America’s Center – This facility serves many purposes as it boasts 502,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space including a three-level Lecture Hall with 1,411 seats, a 28,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, and an Executive Conference Center.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery - Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. is an American brewing company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev. The company operates 12 breweries in the United States.

Ballpark Village – This is the newest dining and entertainment district in St. Louis and the Missouri area, and it is the first sports anchored entertainment district located next to Busch Stadium.

Busch Stadium - Busch Stadium is the home of the St. Louis Cardinals of MLB. The stadium has a seating capacity of 43,975 and contains 3,706 club seats and 61 luxury suites.

The Central West End - This affluent neighborhood in St. Louis stretches from Midtown's western edge to Union Boulevard and borders Forest Park. It is known for its outstanding array of free cultural institutions as well as retail and restaurants.

Chaifetz Arena - Located on the campus of Saint Louis University, Chaifetz Arena is a 10,600 seat multi-purpose venue in St. Louis that is often used for sporting events and concerts.

Christ Church Cathedral - Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis was designed by architect Leopold Eidlitz and built between 1859 and 1867. The Gothic revival structure was an expression of the city's sense of its significance as the United States expanded westward.

Citygarden – Known as an urban oasis in downtown St. Louis, this park features lawns, pathways, seating, water features, sculptures and a video wall.

City Museum – Consisting largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects, the museum is housed in the former International Shoe building in the Washington Avenue Loft District of St. Louis.

The Delmar Loop – This cultural and lifestyle hub offers six blocks of exhilarating retail, restaurants, live music, cafés, and even a Walk of Fame. A century ago at this location, streetcars from downtown “looped around” to return to the city, which gave the area its name. That movement and momentum continues today, as The Loop expands into the City of St. Louis with the exciting new growth and development that has made it a destination.

Edward Jones Dome – This multi-purpose stadium in St. Louis serves as a convention center.

Forest Park - This well known gem of St. Louis was dedicated on June 24, 1876, coinciding with the centenary of the United States Declaration of Independence. It is the sixth most visited U.S. suburban park with 1,371 acres and 13 million annual visitors. Additionally, the park played host to the 1904 World’s Fair and offers free admission.

Fox Theatre - The Fox Theatre, built in 1929, is a former movie palace and performing arts center located in Grand Center in Midtown, St. Louis.

Gateway Arch - Discover magnificent views from the top of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, a 630-foot-high iconic and historical monument symbolizing the city’s role as early settlers pioneered westward years ago. This is the tallest monument in the Western Hemisphere and Missouri's tallest accessible building.

Laclede’s Landing - Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and just north of the world-famous Gateway Arch, Laclede’s Landing is downtown St. Louis’ oldest district and the riverfront’s sole entertainment and dining destination.

Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels - This modern hotel and casino resort in downtown St. Louis boasts more than 1,700 slot machines, 60 table games and a dedicated 13-table poker room.

Missouri Botanical Garden - Known informally as Shaw's Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark with 79 acres of sprawling horticulture beauty.

National Blues Museum - Opened in April 2016 just steps away from the Downtown Clubhouse on Washington Avenue, the National Blues Museum provides entertainment and educational resources focusing on the blues as the foundation of American music. 

The Old Cathedral - The Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, formerly the Cathedral of Saint Louis, and colloquially the Old Cathedral, was the first cathedral built west of the Mississippi River and until 1845, the only parish church in the city of St. Louis.

Powell Symphony Hall - Erected in 1925 as the St. Louis Theatre, the St. Louis Symphony Society acquired the building now known as Powell Symphony Hall in 1966. Since its opening in November 1925, the St. Louis Theatre had presented the best in live vaudeville as well as motion pictures. The Sound of Music was the last movie shown in the old theater.

Peabody Opera House - The Opera House and its 3,500-seat main theater were completed in 1934 as part of the Municipal Auditorium complex that included the 9,300-seat Convention Hall that later became known as Kiel Auditorium. Throughout the years, the opera house changed names and endured many openings and closings. In 2011, it celebrated its grand reopening with headliners such as Aretha Franklin and Jay Leno.

Scottrade Center - This 19,150-seat arena located in downtown St. Louis opened in 1994. It is the home of the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. It also serves as a music venue for many well-known artists.

St. Louis City Hall - Having housed city government since 1898, the current City Hall is a landmark. Although the exterior was never quite finished, all sides of the historical building have ornamental dormers called belvederes, each having bare spaces of limestone. Despite its incomplete state, City Hall was praised for its "splendid architectural composition" and called "an impressive period piece of craftsmanship."

St. Louis Science Center - The Saint Louis Science Center, founded as a planetarium in 1963, includes a science museum and planetarium in St. Louis, located on the southeastern corner of Forest Park.

St. Louis Union Station - Once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world, Union Station first opened in 1894, but ended operation as an active train terminal in 1978. Union Station reopened in August of 1985 as the largest adaptive re-use project in the United States. Today, it features restaurants and retail.

St. Louis Zoo - The Saint Louis Zoological Park, commonly known as the St. Louis Zoo, is a zoo located in Forest Park in St. Louis. It is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. The zoo stands out among its competitors with its free admission.

Soulard Market - Soulard is an historic French neighborhood in St. Louis. It is named for Antoine Soulard, who first began to develop the land. The actual market began as a flat meadow where farmers sold their goods. In 1841, the two main buildings were built, which still operate to this day.

Washington Avenue - From the ruins of its past life, Washington Avenue has been resurrected to become one of the most stylish hotspots in St. Louis. After more than $100 million in renovations, this once forlorn street has become the perfect mix of modern chic meets classic 19th century architecture lined with beautiful lofts, eclectic boutiques, restaurants and exciting nightlife.