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Hi all,

I just drove up in my SSR from Atlantic Beach, FL, via Dallas, TX, and will be in the St. Louis area for the next 90 days. Wondering what Fanatics are in St. Louis and what events might be worth attending/visiting in the area? I am not familiar with St Louis but I am staying very close to STL (I-70 and N. Lindbergh). I am experienced in removing/replacing hydraulics if anyone is having top issues.
Cheers, Carl

Carl Bush
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Not from that area, but did stay in St Louis on way to 2015 Intl Rally in Springfield IL. Highly recommend Gateway Arch and Warm Springs Ranch (Budweiser Clydesdale Farm).
 

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Missouri Chapter of SSR will be at Magic Dragon Street Meet Car Show at the Lake Ozark, Mo. May 3rd thru May 5th staying Quality Inn Lake of the Ozarks 520-257-3106, About 15 should be their you are welcome. I know a few SSR from St Louis that you could meet.

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Lets see we have this big Arch thing you can go see and even go up in if you want. Brewery tour is good if you like beer. They give free samples. Gateway motorsports park will be open before you leave and they have a lot going on over there. Drag strip has a lot going on. There are a couple small dirt tracks if you like stock car racing. Several Casinos in the area. If you into them I would hit the one in Maryland heights or St Charles over the others. The Cardinals will be playing during your stay and worth going to a game if you like baseball. The stadium is nice. I don't venture north of the ball park more then about 3 blocks. It quickly goes from good to bad part of town at night down there. St Louis Zoo is top notch and its free. Art museum, transportation museum and there are some neat civil wars museums down at Jefferson Barracks.

Let me know what you like to do and I can give some more things around.

And now for the disclaimer or what not to do in the St Louis area. Stay out of East St Louis. I would not drive my SSR even in the day time. From about 2 blocks north of the Arch area north in down town is not the best part of town.
 

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By all means Busch Stadium and see the St. Cardinals play !!! Be sure and wear a Red shirt or vest, so you fit in with the rest of the crowd. Cardinal fans are absolutely the best fans in all of baseball and are the most knowledgable. Sections 147 through 153 are excellent seats and is where I sit or set. They are season ticket holders but you can buy them on StuHub if they are not going. SSReplay's season tix are in section 163B which I'm going to use Thursday April 26th and June 7th. THANK YOU Jim & Lois !!!

2nd, do the Anheuser Busch Brewery tour. Hope you get to see the original lobby and get to ride the original wooden escalators (you ride up and down on the same escalator ... they reverse) really neat. Of course the Arch, the Zoo and I call it Grant's Farm where they keep the Clydesdale's. As "HotRod" says, STAY OUT of East St. Louis !!!

Hey Carl, have a great time !!! tennesseecozydog :ssr Carl, IF you can, meet me at Stan Musial's Statue at 11 O'clock on Thursday morning April 26th. I'll have on a White shirt with a Red sweater vest and a Cardinal hat either Red & White or all Red. Bob Alexander 615 605 4763
 

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Ditto Stlhotrod, Museum of Transport, Brewery tour, Arch. St Louis Zoo, Grants Farm in south county, Forrest Park is a nice drive thru, avoid St louis city Hwy 64 north. Carlbush what brings you to St Louis? Im moving to Palm Coast this summer to your neighborhood. DARN, I sell my SSR and now all kind of things SSR related are starting to pop up! 5 years ago I couldn't find anyone else and seldom saw another R.
 

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Check out the Moto Museum if you like vintage motorcycles.
As mentioned, the zoo is awesome. There are also other attractions in Forest Park like the Art Museum. All free.
 

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If you come through Dallas on your way back and have time to stop, give us a holler!!! 214-369-1081

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I gotta agree with Busch stadium. I was in StL for work last year and I took my wife along. We did the arch , which wasn't all that impressive but I'm glad I can say I did it. We bought AT&T tickets for a game, which are all inclusive including booze, food, beer and cool seating. I would highly recommend them for tickets.
 

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One of the things on the Arch. They have a museum under it and they have a movie on the building of the Arch and I found that to be pretty interesting and have seen it a couple of times. I live here and have not made it up in the Arch. It was either too busy or sold out for the day or one reason or another that I never did it. But also for me I can go anytime. I would imagine now you can get tickets ahead of time and if you want to do that I would recommend it or go early in the day time.

Also if you like wine there are several wineries in the area if you want to take a little drive. Down 44 St James area or out 70 both have wineries and tours. St Louis has several micro breweries in the down town area also.
 

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But also for me I can go anytime.
Oh yeah, I lived in and around Boston for a few years, a million interesting things to see, but I lived there so no hurry. I've seen more of the Boston attractions while visiting after I moved to PA than when I was living there. :lol

By the way, the ride up the arch is pretty cool, well worth it.
 

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St. Louis Union Station is in the midst of another rehab. It's pretty neat if you're a train buff like me. Or, maybe take a ride up towards Alton and check out where the Missouri and Mississippi merge and check out Fast Eddies Bar in Alton. The neighborhoods bordering Forest Park have some impressive old homes and a bunch of history. Boeing use to have a small museum/shop by the airport. Fast Lane Classic cars in St Charles isn't bad.
 
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