Don't Miss the St. Louis Zoo and Museums

The St. Louis Zoo is a must-see while enjoying a stay at a quaint St. Louis Tavern bed and breakfast. The museums here can't be missed, either. For a city steeped in such history, it's no wonder its natural attractions and cultural exhibits draw so many people each year. Relax at a romantic inn or B&B, taking advantage of the old charm yet modern hospitality and amenities that are the hallmark of these types of accommodations.

Saint Louis Zoo
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110
(800) 966-8877
http://www.stlzoo.org/

The St. Louis Zoo features thousands of exotic animals representing hundreds of species. Located in scenic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo  always has fresh attractions and exhibits, but best of all, it's free. Certain extra exhibits will cost you, though, such as the Children's Zoo, Conservation Carousel, Zooline Railroad, Motion Simulator and the 3-D movie. Take a walk through the River's Edge, a lush 10-acre exhibit featuring multiple species from all over the globe. See rhinos, elephants and other animals in their natural habitats. Kids will love Discovery Corner, where they can pet rabbits and goats, witness colorful butterflies in flight, and take in an animal show. 

City Museum
701 N. 15th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 231-2489
www.citymuseum.org

The City Museum pulls its inspiration from its surroundings, featuring old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes and tile taken from the city itself and incorporated into the museum. Kids will enjoy the playground and funhouse, while adults will appreciate the architectural wonders that abound throughout the exhibit halls. Home to the world's largest pencil, City Museum also boasts a revolving four-story Ferris wheel, ramp slide, Splash Pond, and rope swing on its rooftop. The unexpected is to be expected here, with imaginations running wild.

Wax Museum of St. Louis
720 N 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO
(314) 241-1155
http://stlwaxmuseum.com/

After enjoying a relaxing night at your St. Louis inn, head to a truly unique museum featuring lifelike wax replicas of celebrities. The Wax Museum of St. Louis, which boasts the most photographed lobby in the city, showcases more than 200 life-size figures from all over the world in the likenesses of movie stars, super heroes, inventors, presidents and musicians. This five-level facility also features a gift shop and ice cream shop.

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
1721 South Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 821-3647
http://www.museumofthedog.org/home.html

Open year-round, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park boasts the world's finest collection of art devoted to the dog. On display are more than 700 original paintings, porcelain figurines, drawings, prints, watercolors, sculptures and more. They all depict dogs throughout history, such as Sir Edwin Landseer's Deerhound and Recumbent Foxhound. Man's best friend will enjoy a stroll through this unique museum.

Your stay at a St. Louis bed and breakfast gives you the flexibility to check out St. Louis attractions, mainly the zoo and area museums and galleries. BBonline has many cozy inns and cottages to choose from in the St. Louis area, with full descriptions, links, maps and more.