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13 Things you Must do in St. Louis

If you are moving to St. Louis and worried about keeping your kids entertained, have no fear! All My Sons Moving & Storage has got you covered. Between trying delicious new food, enjoying fun rides at the local carnival, or playing chess on a life-size board, we have something for everyone.

  1. Pere Marquette Lodge. Get ready to play chess on a life-sized board in front of a 50-foot tall fireplace. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Afterwards, plan on eating a big dinner and spend the night in one of their many cabins.
  2. Raging Rivers. Your kids will get plenty of exercise after renting floats and taking on the wave pool. Once they are done battling the waves, they can recharge with massive slices of pizza.
  3. The Magic House. A great place that engages all children in hands-on learning experiences, inspiring creativity and problem-solving skills. Be sure to check out the Magic Tree House as well!
  4. The Saint Louis Zoo. Make sure to visit the penguin exhibit, where you watch the Humboldt penguins and pelican friends play in a 22-foot waterfall.
  5. Thurtene Carnival. The nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival. Get ready to ride the Ferris wheel and take part in jousting at the carnival’s castle.
  6. Barkus Pet Parade. A great way to get your dog out of the house as well as your kids, throw on some beads and head down to Soulard for a day of festivities.
  7. Riverfront Trail. Grab some bikes and ride from the Arch to the Chain of Rocks, also known as the path that St. Louisans used to take to supply the 1904 World’s Fair with one of its marvel, “crystal clear” drinking water.
  8. Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes. Your kids will absolutely love the 44-year-old show that has marionettes dancing to the beat of Broadway tunes.
  9. The Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis. Since 1966 this theatre has been entertaining the locals of St. Louis with performances to the likes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winslow Boy, and Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.
  10. The Muny.  This permanent outdoor theatre in Forest Park is the perfect place to grab your family, pack a picnic with a blanket, and settle in to watch musicals such as My Fair Lady, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, and Oklahoma.
  11. Crown Candy Kitchen. St. Louis’ oldest soda fountain, taking a trip to the Crown Candy Kitchen will make you feel as if you have taken a step back in time. Aside from the delicious homemade chocolate and soda fountain, they also serve lunch and dinner. But save room for dessert, you don’t want to miss out on their Swiss Chocolate Sundae!
  12. O’ Connell’s. Opened in the 20s in Gaslight Square, O’ Connell’s has been serving the popular menu with very few changes over the last 30 years. Their 9 oz. charbroiled hamburgers have won first place in the Riverfront Times restaurant poll numerous times.
  13. Uncle Bill’s. A St. Louis local favorite, visit this home-style restaurant to enjoy a 24/7 pecan pancake breakfast.