Saint Louis Travel Guide, Missouri
Saint Louis, MO US - Overview: Excellent Place for Medical Aspirants
In 1764, René Augusta Chouteau and Pierre Laclede established Saint Louis as a fur trading post, after Louis IX, the king of France. The Soulard Farmer’s Market, which was founded in 1779, is in operation till date and prides itself on being the oldest farmer’s market in the west. Even the president, Ulysses S. Grant also used to peddle goods there.
Saint Louis is located on the border linking humid subtropical and humid continental climate. The absence of large water bodies and mountains leads to failing in moderating its temperature. Both the Gulf of Mexico’s hot & humid tropical air and the Canadian Arctic’s cold one mainly affect this region.
Tourism & Culture
There are many tourist attractions throughout Saint Louis City which display the art and culture prevailing in the city, both from the past and present. St. Louis Art Museum displays the wonderful artwork of Picasso, Rembrandt, Pissarro and Van Gogh. The city has also been long associated with excellent blues, jazz and ragtime music. Chuck Berry, a popular rock & roll singer and guitarist is a city native. He still performs now and then for his fans in the city during most parts of the year. Other popular music artists like Tina Turner and Ike Turner and Miles Davis, innovator of jazz, also chose the city for beginning their career.
Most recognized companies in the US have their headquarters in Saint Louis. It has more than 40 Fortune-1000 companies and currently ranks 4th in terms of the number of Fortune-500 companies in the US. Due to the presence of colleges and industries based on healthcare, the city is considered one of the best centers for biotechnology and medicine. With companies like Pfizer having one of their top research centers in this city, it is the place to be for medical aspirants.
The presence of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, which is one of the best in the state of Missouri, makes traveling to Saint Louis comfortable. The city is also serviced by several interstate freeways including I-255, I-170, I-55, I-44, I-70, I-270 and I-64 and county & state roadways. Again, the presence of an extensive public transit network, which includes buses, taxi (24-hour network) and rail services, will help you reach different parts of the city with no hassle.
From musical heritage to sports, the city has everything to offer and you’ll never have a dull moment here.
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- St. Louis Zoo
travel tip by Belle posted more then 30 days ago
One the main attractions of the city is definitely the St. Louis Zoo, which is well-known for its preservation of endangered species. The staff is really friendly, helping along the way anyone who needs it. The animals are great to look...
- City Museum
travel tip by windykaty posted more then 30 days ago
Definitely a must in St. Louis and just because it is so popular for locals and visitors as well but because the whole experience you get at the City Museum is pure fun, regardless of age. The whole time you spend in the...
- Crown Candy Kitchen
travel tip by Elza posted more then 30 days ago
Being the most popular and well-known place for its specialty malts and shakes, the Crown Candy Kitchen is something of a St. Louis tradition, being open since the 1910s. They have a wide variety of malts to choose from, at first I...
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