Monday, November 14, 2011

Bring BlogPaws to Missouri: Equal Time for St. Louis

Last week, I posted about bringing the BlogPaws conference to Kansas City, Missouri. This week, I'm happy to have a guest blogger to talk about bringing BlogPaws to a different Missouri city, St. Louis. Thanks so much to Wanda Kruse, aka @MaggieTKat's mom, for helping us out with our #MOBlogPaws mission!

I’m Wanda, part of #MOBlogPaws, and I will be highlighting great things about St. Louis!

St. Louis is the Gateway to the West, and we celebrate our great city with the incredible Gateway Arch. You can actually ride up the legs of the Arch to an observation point at the top! The Arch grounds and museum are free, but to the ride to the top requires a paid ticket.

There are lots of free venues, so St. Louis is perfect for a family trip. We have a great art museum, science center, Anheuser Busch brewerytour, Purina Farms, Grant’s Farm (pay to park), and a wonderful zoo (pay to park). For those who enjoy adult beverages, you can sample beer or soda at both the Brewery and Grant’s Farm.

We have all sorts of paid attractions, most very reasonable. The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the country’s premier gardens, and features the largest Japanese garden outside of Japan. Various other sites include the AKC Dog Museum, Museum of Transportation, and of course the Arch. St. Louis is home to 3 sports teams, the Rams, Cardinals, and the Blues.

Anyone love theater and music? There are a number of theaters and theater groups in the metro area. In the Grand Center Theater district, you will find the Fabulous Fox which features Broadway touring company musicals. Across the street you will find Powell Hall, home for the St.Louis Symphony. Other venues include Stages St. Louis and the RepertoryTheater. Concerts can be found at the Scottrade Center and the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater by checking ticketing companies.

I love living in St. Louis. I can get anywhere in under 30 minutes from where I live. We have some of the cheapest gasoline in the Midwest! St. Louis is often described as a big little city. I have barely scratched the surface, so I invite you to come and experience my town for yourselves!

Wow, Wanda! St. Louis sounds amazing! How will anyone be able to decide which city should get the BlogPaws conference? As much as Mom loves KC, she wants to visit St. Louis, too.

Check back again next Monday when we will take a closer look at one of Kansas City's attractions!


  1. You are really working hard to get BlogPaws into your part of the country! St. Louis, Kansas City, anywhere near there - honestly, I am all for it! My human has never been to that part of the country and I figure that if she MUST leave town, it should be 1) to BlogPaws or another pet conference, and 2) somewhere she hasn't been before!

  2. I'd go for either one. They're both within driving distance, although Kansas City is much closer for us. But I know I could talk mom into driving to St. Louis.