Things To Do In St. Louis On A Cold Day
St. Louis is a beautiful community with many activities to do year round, even when it is cold out. There is something for everyone.
The Hill is a historically Italian Neighoborhood in Southwest St. Louis. It is the place to go if you have a craving for Italian Food. Italian comfort food is perfect for a cold day! The Hill is full of Italian Restaraunts, pizza parlors, bakeries, deli's, and specialty shops. There is no such thing as a bad restaurant on The Hill. Amighetti's, Bartolino's, Charlie Gitto's, Cunetto's, Dominic's, Gian-Tony's on the Hill, Rigazzi's, and Zia's are all delicious. When you go to The Hill, make sure to stop by the Missouri Baking Company. It is located at 2027 Edwards. Anytime I am in the area I stop theer for some treats to take home. The Missouri Baking Company has all manner of delicious treats including my favorite - Chocolate Drops. The chocolate drops are worth the trip alone. It is kind of like a flattened donut dipped in icing. They are amazing!
The Hill Home Page
- The Hill St. Louis - Ultimate Guide to Dining and Shopping on The Hill in St. Louis
THEHILLSTL.COM showcases the many restaurants and businesses unique to St. Louis' Italian District known as
St. Louis Science Center
The St. Louis Science Center is a fun hands on learning experience for kids and adults alike. It is housed in three buildings including a planetarium.
Visit the main building to learn about dinosaurs, the human body, Missouri's ecosystem, the environment, structures, and much more. All of that is free! For a fee you can also catch a movie in the Omnimax theater or get into the current special exhibit.
After taking in all the activities in the man building and special events building, walk past the structures exhibit and onto an indoor walking bridge that will take you over the highway to the planetarium building. The bridge has clear panels on the walkway so you can see the cars zooming by under your feet. It also has multiple radar guns so you can see how fast everyone is driving!
Once you're done crossing the bridge you can finally visit the planetarium. There, you will learn about,you guessed it, the planets, space, and astronauts.
The Science Center is located at 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139. Their link is below.
- Saint Louis Science Center -- OMNIMAX Theater, Planetarium, Special Exhibits
At the Saint Louis Science Center, our mission is "to ignite and sustain an interest in life-long science and technology learning". Come visit us soon.
Missouri History Museum
Founded in 1866, the Missouri History Museum showcases exhibits regarding Missouri's history like the 1904 World's Fair Exhibit but also exhibits regarding the history of the nation like the current George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. exhibits.
The Missouri History Museum is located in the Jefferson Memorial Building, built in 1913. It is located at 5700 Lindell Blvd in Forest Park.
The Museum is free, except for some special exhibits. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm and on Tuesdays the hours are extended from 10am - 8pm. A link to the museums site is below.
The Fox Theatre, often referred to as The Fabulous Fox, opened in 1929 as a movie theater to show the films of Fox Film Corporation. The theater had 5,060 seats and was the second largest theater in the United States at that time. The theater was designed with a rich and intricate Asian theme sometimes referred to as Siamese Byzantine. The Fox Theatre closed in 1979 but reopened in 1981 after its sale and a $3 million renovation. The renovated Fox Theatre became a performing arts theatre where you can see shows like Stomp or Blue Man Group, musicals like Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera, or musical artists like Jason Mraz.
The Fox Theatre is located at 527 N Grand in St. Louis, MO 63103. Show information is on the below link.
Located in Forest Park, Steinberg Ice Rink has been the signature outdoor ice rink in St. Louis since it first opened in 1957. Public ice skating is available all day everyday from mid November until the end of February including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. They are open Sunday - Thursday from 10am - 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am - midnight. Admission is $6 and skate rental is $4. The on-site Snowflake Cafe offers fairly inexpensive meals, snacks, and drinks during skating hours.
Steinberg Ice Rink is located at 400 Jefferson Drive in St. Louis, MO 63103. A link to their website is below.
Bald Wagle Watching
The country's second largest bald eagle population is located just over the river in Illinois. The birds migrate to the area for the great fishing in the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The large birds stay in the area from late December until March. There are multiple places to see the bald eagles and their links are below.
- Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower | Hartford Illinois
Tower high above the point of departure to take in the Spectacular panoramic view of the rivers at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower
If you are looking for something active to do while it's cold outside get a group together and book a slot at Adrenaline Zone. There you can play demo ball and laser tag. Never heard of demo ball? You are missing out. Think bumper cars, hockey, basketball, and polo all rolled into one with a little bit of football mixed in! Basically, two teams drive around in bumper cars using plastic scoops to catch the ball and get it into the opposite teams hoop. It is quite a challenge and super fun.
Adrenaline Zone is located at 1875 Old Highway 94 South in St. Charles, MO 63303. Their link is below.
Keep in mind that the minimum age to play demo ball is 12 years old and 54 inches tall due to the size of the bumper cars. The minimum age to play laser tag is 7 years old.
- Demolition Ball & Adrenaline Zone Laser Tag
Demolition Ball combines hockey, polo and basketball in bumper cars. Adrenaline Zone is ourlaser tag facility in Missouri.
Chesterfield Sports Fusion
Chesterfied Sports Fusion, located in Chesterfield Valley, is a 30,000 square foot indoor activity center for kids and families. They have laser tag, dodge ball, a jr. sport court, arcade games, an indoor playground, mini golf, and a rock climbing wall.
Chesterfield Sports Fusion is located at 140 Long Road in Chesterfield, MO 63005. Their link is below.
- Chesterfield Sports Fusion | Laser Tag | Indoor Rock Climbing | Dodgeball | St. Louis Birthday Parti
Sports Fusion in Chesterfield is Missouri's biggest and best place for family fun! Featuring Laser Tag, Dodge Ball, Miniature Golf and more!
Whatever you are in the mood for, you an find something fun to do in St. Louis.
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