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Vintage red trolleys and horse-drawn carriages still roll through the streets of St. Louis. Though sometimes caused by a rip in the space-time vortex, more often than not they're part of the St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company's leisurely history tours. A certified guide leads these trips in trolley busses or carriages drawn by some of the company's 17 elegant horses, including Percheron draft horses, one Clydesdale, and one Belgium. The tours?which can be customized?pass sites such as Union Station, Peabody Opera House, and the picturesque Laclede's Landing.
1820 Market St.
St. Louis,
MO
US
Fresh fare can be found at Landry's Seafood House, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Landry's Seafood House, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Landry's Seafood House offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Come order a flavorful feast at Landry's Seafood House, and sit outside if it's nice! Landry's Seafood House is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. null A nearby parking lot is readily available for Landry's Seafood House's diners. You can fill up on Landry's Seafood House's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
1820 Market St
Saint Louis,
MO
US
More than a century ago, the architects of The Lemp Brewery complex faced a problem: how should they keep their beer cold? Refrigerators weren't yet around, and it'd be too difficult to tow an iceberg down from the Arctic. Their solution: going 100 feet underground, where old caves were naturally cool... or so they thought. In fact, the chilly air here wasn't caused by lack of sunlight?it was the result of an ancient curse. Today, visitors can still tour the subterranean brewery, now appropriately known as the Abyss. It's hardly abandoned. Around every turn waits a new monster, none of whom are friendly enough to offer any complimentary growlers. The Abyss is just one of Scarefest's three chilling destinations. Creepyworld houses 12 attractions, including a series of mazes filled with everything from burning cars to ravenous zombies. In another part of town, a haunted house known as The Darkness plunges visitors into a world of terror. In its two-decade history, the haunted house has even shown up on national TV, which is not too bad a gig for a place infested by deranged clowns.
1525 S 8th St.
Saint Louis,
MO
US
History repeats itself each day at 3 p.m. in St. Louis. That's when guests gather at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery for a special Brewmaster’s Tasting. It's also the time that Anheuser-Busch's brewmasters around the country taste their beer to ensure it stays at the highest quality—and worthy of a legacy stretching back to the St. Louis brewery's founding in 1852. Complimentary tours of the 19th Century brewhouse touch on those and other historic details, including a photo op with the Budweiser Clydesdales, who have been the company's mascot ever since they stomped apart the piece of paper that Prohibition was written on. Guides delve further into the brewing process during beermaster tours, and Anheuser-Busch's signature Beer School teaches a 45-minute crash course in beer styles, pouring, and pairing techniques. Pairing skills are also on full, delicious display at The Biergarten, where chefs match beer with seasonal burgers, sandwiches, and other meals.
1200 Lynch St.
Saint Louis,
MO
US
The Choice serves up an array of classic American cuisine, from free-range chicken breast and braised salmon to stuffed burgers and pizza. The eatery also hosts live jazz and blues performances, luring in esteemed artists such as Martha & the Vandellas.
3265 S Jefferson
Saint Louis,
MO
US
?St. Louis is the fourth-most-haunted city in America,? the tour guide said on a tour covered by Narratively. "But your tour guide is No. 1.? That guide is David Riordan, a renaissance man who's been a commodities trader, lawyer, and Spanish real-estate seller, and now-owner of Riordan Tours. It was his time in Spain that inspired him to become a tour guide. He practiced his storytelling on the English-language radio station he bought and then began leading homespun tours through the small, picturesque town of Frigiliana. But when the Spanish economy soured, he moved back to his native St. Louis. Now he draws on his natural talent for yarn spinning and leads groups to tourist attractions and haunted corners of the 250-year-old metropolis. Along the ghost tour, David unravels chilling yarns about events that inspired The Exorcist, the St. Louis Fire, the cholera epidemic, and spirits that still roam the streets, asking people which bus they should catch to get to the afterlife. The less spooky city tours explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Cahokia Mounds, as well as the Cardinal's Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch. David also puts his storytelling skills to use at his Unveiled: History & Hauntings of St Louis shows. Accompanied by a folk guitarist, he regales crowds with tales of the city's history. "I can talk about anything," he told the Riverfront Times. "It's not just ghosts and spirits, [it's] the brewery, steamboats, gangsters."
721 N 2nd St.
St Louis,
MO
US
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