What to do and see in Ferguson, United States: The Best Places and Tips

September 20, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Ferguson is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The population was 21,203 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Ferguson

1. River Roads Mall

2380 Grand River Rd, Jennings, Saint Louis, MO 63136-5188 +1 314-867-6256
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5 based on 1 reviews

River Roads Mall

Reviewed By Dwaynep2016 - Florissant, Missouri

River Roads Mall was an enclosed shopping mall, It opened in 1962, in Jennings, Missouri., it was one of the most nation's shopping malls in history, The former chain Department Stores was Stix, Baer & Fuller, Dillard's, Woolworth's, Walgreens, and Thom McAn.

The mall declined in the 1990's, It shuttered in 1995, Demolition of the long vacant mall back in 2006.

2. Old St. Ferdinand Shrine

1 Rue Saint Francois St, Florissant, Saint Louis, MO 63031-5126 +1 314-837-2110
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Old St. Ferdinand Shrine

Reviewed By Pat L - Florissant, Missouri

Nestled in the Old Town section of Florissant, Old St. Ferdiand Shrine is steeped in history. Those interested in learning about the centuries of this church and school can arrange a free private tour. Our tour guide was a former elementary student of this school and was a wealth of information. The altar is gorgeous gold guild and a huge chandelier was transplanted there from the old St. Louis Gaslight Square. Visitors will learn how the shrine was the center of life and growth in the City of Florissant.

3. The Gateway Arch

11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810 +1 314-982-1400
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

The Gateway Arch

The Museum of Westward Expansion closed, pending installation of all new museum exhibits. As of March 2, 2015, entry-only ticket or tram ticket required to enter Arch. The nation's tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors since June 1967. The Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and the role St. Louis played in the westward expansion of the United States. A visit to St. Louis isn't complete without standing at the Arch's base and playing professional photographer, but the view from the outside is only half of the experience. Attractions within the Arch include the Journey to the Top (the last tram leaves one hour before closing); educational programs (will be housed at the Old Courthouse); award-winning documentary movie, Monument to the Dream; and a gift shop. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Note: the address shown is for the Old Courthouse which is acting as the Gateway Arch Ticketing and Visitor Center throughout construction. Pedestrian entrance to the Arch Grounds is at Walnut Street at Memorial Drive or via the Grand Staircase from the riverfront.

Reviewed By DMartin216 - Chicago, Illinois

Taking a road trip from Chicago to KC for a weekend BBQ Tour, we decided that it was time we finally visited the gateway Arch. Neither of us had ever been to the Arch, and as a Cubs and Blackhawks fan I had never even gotten out of my car while in enemy territory. We found the Arch to be an engineering marvel and enjoyed the tiny elevator cars that make you feel like you’re riding in a dryer drum. The view from the top extends for miles, but unfortunately, the Mississippi River has to be one of the least photogenic bodies of water in the world—despite St. Louis’ efforts to build a nice park along the river’s edge. Beyond the river, one is treated to a view of East St. Louis, a panorama easily forgotten, but the view to the west includes the entire city of St. Louis and points beyond. As the Gateway to the West, this is clearly the view Eero Saarinen had in mind. The Arch itself is also very photogenic, and we between us we took more than 50 artsy shots of it. All in all, we found the Arch itself to be more attractive than the views it affords.

4. Red Herring Escape Rooms

6358 Delmar Blvd, Suite 222, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4718 +1 314-899-9901
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5 based on 43 reviews

Red Herring Escape Rooms

A unique new escape room adventure in St. Louis' famous Delmar Loop — named one of America's Top 10 streets! You have two adventures from which to choose and just 60 minutes to escape. Explore. Discover. Solve puzzles. Escape! Can you do it?

Reviewed By Kathy S - O'Fallon, Illinois

My daughter celebrated her Sweet 16th birthday with friends by escaping "The Oval-ish Office". The room was well planned out and challenging but not impossible. They had a great time and I loved hearing about how the game had a personalized element to it. We've done about 3 other escape rooms and this one was well worth it. Thank you to Brian for accommodating our group!

5. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403 +1 314-373-8242
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5 based on 2 reviews

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of the Cathedral was built between 1907 and 1914. The Cathedral's 100th Anniversary is being celebrated in 2014. It is known for its' beautiful interior mosaics, which took nearly 80 years to create using more than 41 million pieces of glass tesserae. The Cathedral is known for having one of the largest mosaic collections in the Western Hemisphere.

Reviewed By cowdogsmomma - Brazil, Indiana

Beautiful architecture!!! If you like Catholic Churches and appreciate art work this is the place to see. Hard to imagine the amount of money the have in it.

6. Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2291 +1 314-577-5100
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5 based on 3 reviews

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display - widely considered one of the top three botanical gardens in the world. It features 79 acres of horticultural displays, including indoor conservatories and demonstration, formal and international gardens.

Reviewed By AlexisZA - Indianapolis, Indiana

Unfortunately the Chihuli glass onion installation wasn’t there, but there there is still the entrance chandelier and a smaller flame lily installation in the climatron. The gardens are incredible. It was a cold day and we just hopped from the climatron to the houses and braved the open air in between. Such a fabulous way to spend a day

7. Forest Park

Concourse Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110 +1 314-289-5300
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5 based on 2 reviews

Forest Park

The site of the 1904 World's Fair, America's second largest urban park is a prime St. Louis recreation spot.

Reviewed By Pam H - Saint Louis, Missouri

So much is here! The Saint Louis Art Museum, History Museum, The Planetarium and adjacent Science Center, The Muny (outdoor summer theater), two golf courses (9 and 18), bike path, ball parks,and the wonderful Zoo made famous by Marlin Perkins! There are bike rentals, paddle boats and food at the Boat House, great playgrounds and a lovely lagoon that anchored the 1904 World's Fair. Special events occur all year long so check local schedules. If you want to sit and watch or be the action, you can't go wrong in Forest Park. Did I mention that museums, the zoo, the and many activities are FREE?
This place deserves a rating of 5 WOWS. Start at the Visitors Center near the History Museum.

8. St. Louis Zoo

1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332 +1 314-781-0900
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

St. Louis Zoo

Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.

Reviewed By nannymomma - Atlanta, Georgia

I don't see what other people see in this zoo. Many of the exhibits were behind glass that, because of the weather, were completely foggy and needed to be wiped. Many of the other habitats were unappealing and often, empty. I'm sure the animals were in enclosures somewhere. We did enjoy the hippo and rhino exhibits. Birds were in tiny cages. What we thought would be an all day visit was less than 2 hours. And most time was spent looking at nothing.

9. The Fox Theatre

527 N Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1006 +1 314-534-1678
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4.5 based on 803 reviews

The Fox Theatre

The Fabulous Fox Theatre first opened in 1929 as a movie palace in William Fox's motion picture empire. The theatre was reopened in 1982, and today it is one of the most exquisite venues in the country to enjoy live touring Broadway shows, concerts, and comedians. We hope you'll visit us for an upcoming show or one of our guided tours!

Reviewed By AdventuresofNomNom - Saint Louis, Missouri

Stunning theater. Every time I visit, I notice something new and beautiful in the details. The seats are not the most comfortable but it's an old theater and it's not distracting. If you are on the upper level, there are more beautiful treasures to be seen.

If you have club seats you can enter through the club entrance at the back, but I highly suggest you see the main entrance if it's your first time.

10. Saint Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1380 +1 314-721-0072
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Saint Louis Art Museum

Dedicated to Art and Free to All. Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class collection of art works and artifacts in one of the most impressive buildings in the city. The Museum recently completed a major expansion project, adding 21 new galleries for both collection and temporary exhibitions. Admission to the Museum is free every day, and admission to special exhibitions is free on Fridays.

Reviewed By lirwin13 - Beverly, Massachusetts

I'm not typically an art museum person, but I had an enjoyable visit to the St. Louis Art Museum. It holds an incredible and varied collection of artwork with several special exhibitions in addition to the permanent collection. I spent an enjoyable hour or so wandering around and enjoying the art. Well worth a visit, especially with the free admission!

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