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Day Trip: Historic St. Louis Hotels

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Explore some of the finest and largest hotels in St. Louis

Start Time:9:00 AM
End Time:4:00 PM
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Phone:636-939-2386, ext. 1400
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Union Station - 2017 Bus Tour


Throughout its history, St. Louis has been home to many of the finest and largest hotels in America. Among St. Louis’ posh 19th century hotels were the Southern, National, Planters and Lindell. Due to fire, neglect and the economy, these hotels no longer exist, but countless stories about the hotels and their famous guests remain.


On the other hand, we have recently witnessed the awesome restoration and conversion of some of the early 20th century hotels and buildings into first-class landmark hotels, including the Cheshire Inn and restaurants, Chase Park Plaza, Drury Union Station, Union Station Grand Hall, Drury Plaza, Renaissance and Magnolia (Mayfair) Hotels. The ballrooms, public and dining areas of these hotels are magnificent. Stop by Tower Grove Park to see the ruins of the Lindell Hotel. For lunch, enjoy salad, Chicken Florentine, a side of pasta, cannoli and a beverage at Lorenzo’s Trattoria.


The motorcoach bus leaves the west parking lot of St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd., at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, and returns around 4 p.m. The cost is $73 and includes transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities. This tours involves a lot of walking.  


CLICK HERE to register or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400. CLICK HERE to visit the Cultural Arts Centre Bus Tours web page and learn more about upcoming motorcoach tours.