When the weather is bad outdoors, it is time to sit back and enjoy some indoor activities. St. Louis has many things to choose from that don’t require dodging raindrops, including watching a movie, attending a murder mystery dinner show, and exploring local museums.
The Moolah Theater and Lounge is the ultimate place to see movies in St. Louis. Besides the single-screen movie theater within this fully-renovated 1913 building that once belonged to the Shriners, there is also an eight-lane bowling alley, a bar, and pool tables. The fun doesn’t need to stop after the movie is over.
Another historic property is the 1820s-built Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre. The mansion is one of the oldest homes in the city, and many St. Louis shows take place here – all of them murder mysteries. The Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre takes its name from Captain Lewis Bissell. Many of the original details of the home that he built for himself and his family are still in place, including the grand fireplace mantels and sweeping staircase.
St. Louis dance performances are among some of the available family-friendly indoor activities. Hundreds of world-renowned dance troupes, including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, Stomp, and Tap Dogs, have graced the Dance St. Louis stage. Several touring acts of Broadway shows like Billy Elliot the Musical and West Side Story have also been performed here,.
For a more educational day spent indoors, St. Louis boasts many museums. The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is full of local exhibits, one of the more recent detailing the Civil War in Missouri. The museum also focuses on worldwide events, such as the first Olympics. The currently expanding St. Louis Art Museum features a permanent collection of African American art, photography, Islamic art, and much more.