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    my fiance's sister is getting married in St. Louis, Missouri on May 5(Thursday). we will fly into St. Louis on Wednesday night, do wedding stuff on Thursday. then Darla, her two girls and I will have Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning/early afternoon to mess around and we fly out on Monday evening. so whats to do? any major sights. IIRC there is a decent sized zoo there. i was told the Budwieser factory was something else and worth the trip. anything else that may peak my/our interest?
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    MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDENS!!!!!! CPS!!!!!

    my uncle and cousins live there

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    Youve always got the St. Louis arch. That is very cool. You can see practically the entire city.
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    definitely go to the botanical gardens there. they are awesome. been there many times myself. they do have CP's, but not a whole lot. in the temperate house they have a little bog area with perhaps a dozen different Sarracenia species/hybrids. also some VFT's, sundews, butterworts. in the Climatron (big glass dome thingy) they have a couple of Nepenthes. too bad the weddings not a month or so later, when the St. Louis CP society has their annual show/sale. picked up a lot of nice plants there over the years. part of me still wishes i lived in the area. the Arch is a neat touristy thing to do, although if you are at all claustrophobic, you may not want to ride up. there's not much room in those little things you sit in to ride up. the view is amazing though. the whole riverfront area (Laclede's landing), where the arch is, is kind of a fun place to spend time. let's see...there's a really good zoo there, and it's free, and if i remember correctly, you can walk there from the botanical gardens. if baseball's your thing, maybe the cardinals will be in town. Busch stadium is a great place to see a game, even if you aren't a Cardinals fan. i'm not, but went to a few games there, just to enjoy being at the ball park, down some suds and hot dogs, etc. there's a neat little butterfly house, i think on the south side. kind of off the beaten path a little, but it makes for an interesting few hours. i think the St. Louis CP society has a booth there. not sure what exactly is in it, since they started it after the last time i was there. if gambling's your thing, they have the Casino Queen (immortalized in a Wilco song of the same name, if you happen to be a fan of that group). it's an old riverboat converted to a casino. i've never been there, not being the gambling type, but i've heard it's a fun place to go. i think there might be another one at Laclede's landing, but can't quite remember. there's a science museum near the zoo/botanical gardens too. i went once, but wasn't that impressed, but that's just me. i think it might be more geared towards children, but memories of it escape me at this point. now that i think of it, maybe it's the science museum that has the link to the zoo, not the botanical gardens. anyway, it's a big city with lots of things to choose from. have fun. early May should be a great time to visit the gardens, weather and bloom-wise.

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    i saw the CP society sale on the Botanical Gardens web site. Darla laughed at me and said we had plans for that weekend already anyways here at home. Darla and i havent missed a zoo yet in our travels and we are already planning to go, probably on the Sunday, i checked out the website and it looks like a good place to kill the better part of a day. we might be able to hit the botanical gardens too, though it might require leaving the girls with one of their aunts as they dont get the kick out of plants and flowers Darla and i do. i think the Arch is a definate possibility. thanks for the info!
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    I've seen the Arch exhibit. There was a lot about the Lewis & Clark expedition.

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    Yeah the botanical gardens rock!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to become a meember of the mcps up there soon Lol. as it`s only 2 hours of a drive
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