Sightseeing in Godfrey

Admission for 2, 4, or 12 at Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower (Up to 54% Off)

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

$18 $10

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Parallel towers loom above the fork of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, where Lewis and Clark commenced their historic voyage

Admission for Two, Three, or Four to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center (40% Off)

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

$10 $6

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The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

$20 $10

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Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

$25 for Entry to St. Louis Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, September 6 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Joe Buck's

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$80 for a One-Year Family-Membership Package at The Magic House ($160 Value)

The Magic House

Saint Louis

$160 $80

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Membership includes unlimited free admission to The Magic House, plus 10 free guest passes

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Membership for One or Two or Visit for Two (Up to 51% Off)

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

$35 $17

Photographs and equipment from more than 500 artists, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, fill a 6,000-square-foot space

60-Minute Trolley Tour for Two, Four, or Six from St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company (Up to 52% Off)

St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Union Station

$34 $17

Tours roll by Lafayette Square, Union Station, Peabody Opera, City Gardens, the Arch, the City Museum, and other city landmarks

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (50% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

$16 $8

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Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

Day Camp or Tour at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

$75 $35

Aquarium docents introduce campers and visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

$24 $10

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Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

$10 $5

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

$149 for Introductory Helicopter Lesson at HeliSat ($312.50 Value)

HeliSat

Moscow Mills

$312.50 $149

An hour of ground school, complete with a log book, prefaces 30-minute introductory flights, overseen by an instructor

Barge Ride for Two or Four, or Private Pontoon Tour for Up to 10 from Crystal City Underground (Up to 51% Off) 

Crystal City Underground

Crystal City

$50 $25

Cruise across an underground lake inside a climate-controlled facility that boasts approximately 200 acres of subterranean space

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

$22 $11

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Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

$15 $7

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

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In the pantheon of American explorers, there are few names as revered as Lewis and Clark. After securing the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Thomas Jefferson needed someone to map out the newly doubled national borders. The two U.S. Army officers were the men for the job. They set out into the great unknown in May of 1804, and except for the one Cracker Barrel they stopped at mid-journey, St. Charles was the last familiar piece of America they knew until their return trip in 1806.

As a testament to their momentous voyage, the Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center houses full-scale replicas of the explorers' boats, half-scale 18th and 19th century buildings, and displays about the Native Americans that Lewis and Clark met along the way. Outside its walls, the museum also gives visitors a glimpse into the ecosystems that the pair explored. Visitors can walk on trails through the woods and wetlands to find herons, deer, and indigenous plants.

1050 S Riverside Dr.
Saint Charles,
MO
US

After a decade getting her hands dirty with clay, artist Donna Schreiter swung open the doors of The Painted Pot in 2001, determined to bring the art of ceramic creation to all ages and skill levels. Inside the open studio, adults, kids, and families dabble raw bisques with glaze-soaked sponges, assemble mosaic works, and shape wet clay on spinning wheels. Kids' classes guide little hands to shape and paint their own pieces, and grown-ups-only evenings throw in margaritas for sipping and instructions for weaving baskets out of old utilities bills.

3772 Monticello Plz
Saint Charles,
MO
US

At My Handyworks, the team specializes in turning handprints into art. They can transform a set of acrylic-paint handprints and footprints on a tile into a custom painting, perhaps of a duck, or dyed wax molds of hands into keepsake statuettes. Their art classes, meanwhile, cover a wide variety of skills, teaching kids to decorate pumpkins and adults to recreate masterpieces by Monet and Van Gogh.

205 S Main St
Saint Charles,
MO
US

Inside Art Glass Array?s warm studio, beginners learn basic processes and techniques to cut and melt glass, creating a spread of unique items, including platters, bowls, and wall hangings. Classes in wire-wrapping and dichroic block layering teach skills that can yield beautiful pendants, and advanced classes let students take their craft to the next level by creating matching sets of dishes or sandblasting glass. Students can display their works at the studio?s gallery, which saves refrigerators the burden of having bowls and pendants hot-glued to their doors.

501 N Kingshighway St
Saint Charles,
MO
US

Between AD 700 and 1400, the city of Cahokia gradually rose from the floodplain of the Mississippi River to become the largest city north of Mexico. Across 6 square miles, its population of 20,000 people worked together to create a thriving community grounded in astronomy, agriculture, and economics. To this end, they erected large, lasting structures such as an enormous wooden calendar that notified citizens about the changes of the seasons. Giant earthen mounds served as the foundation of the city and the site of the big mud fight that decided the mayoral election each year.

Through careful excavation, research, and reconstruction, the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society aims to preserve the site and educate visitors about its importance. During visits, guests on self-guided tours can explore 800 acres of the city, including the 100-foot-tall Monks Mound and Woodhenge, the giant calendar.

30 Ramey St.
Collinsville,
IL
US

Fire. Hammers. A pottery wheel. Some of humanity?s most elemental and primitive tools, yet into the 21st century they remain. And Craft Alliance Program Director Susan Donahue Yates attests that they?re some of the coolest. With each season?s catalog of classes, some of the most popular, according to Yates, let students play with fire, hammer metal into jewelry, or shape a lump of clay into something as fundamentally beautiful as a baby seal mimicking the Mona Lisa?s wry smirk.

At Craft Alliance, the focus is art in all its forms. Whether the tool is the raw flame fusing cut copper or a Mac loaded with Photoshop image-editing software, the intention to inspire and to create remains the same. Its two locations schedule seasonal terms with four- to six-week classes, as well as intensive workshops and children?s classes. Guiding each student along his or her adventure, skilled faculty instruct from experience. Most are working artists who exhibit their work and who have reaped their experience from the trenches of the art world.

Craft Alliance is not just empowering people with knowledge; they are also helping people make mugs, bowls, wooden spinning tops, rings, rugs, and digital photo albums. Many of these things are practical and serve a functional purpose. But many do not?they?re just beautiful things, like vestigial tails. A good number of these pieces are created by hand and are meant to remind us, as Yates remarked, that everyone can do something different from their everyday, workaday lives by adding beauty to a world that truly needs it.

The student and faculty artists backbone the Craft Alliance community, which in 2014 celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Grand Center location represents a regeneration of an arts district already pillared by the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall, and St. Louis University.

6640 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US