Breakfast at Rooster’s, downtown St. Louis, and the City Museum, oh, my! This flexible lifestyle is the best–it allows for impromptu adventures, like a weekend trip to the great city of St. Louis. While staying in Branson, we decided to kidnap the ‘kids’ (oldest daughter and her significant other) and make the four-hour drive to the Arch.
St. Louis could easily take at least a week to experience all the wonders the city has to offer, but we only had three days and two of them were for travel back and forth. We experienced as much as we could in that timeframe, and I think we made an impressive dent. We stayed at the St. Louis Park RV Park, which was right down town in thick of things.
The plan first thing Saturday morning was getting some breakfast with ambiance. After researching on line, Dani (oldest daughter) found the Rooster–a crepe and sandwich breakfast restaurant. It was perfect. We got to sit outside and experience downtown in real time. The company was exceptional and the food was delicious, too.
After breakfast, we walked downtown and admired the architecture of the older buildings in the city.
The next stop was the most fun and intricate museum I’ve ever seen. The City Museum is a mesmerizing piece of art–there are airplanes, busses on the roof, giant ball pits, a 9-story slide, hidden tunnels, wrought-iron curved stairways winding through multiple rooms, a ferris wheel, and all kinds of oddities to enjoy. There were mazes and slides for the kids with hidden caverns, caves to examine, and rocks to climb. This museum could take all day to tackle completely and still not encompass everything. While we were only there for a couple short hours, many more could have been spent exploring. There is something for everyone, and it’s simply amazing to be a part of the hustle and bustle in this unique space.
St. Louis was proving to be an exciting city to visit, and we were only up to 2:00 p.m. Part II will include our visit to the riverfront, The Gateway Arch, and the Old Courthouse.
Still catching up on blogs from Missouri. I’m getting closer! Safe travels to you.
Where we are currently: In Michigan for two more days.
Where we are headed: Indiana, then Louisiana.
Blog Post Location: St. Louis, Missouri.
While we have no videos from St. Louis, you can keep up with us on YouTube at RandomBitsRV.
It looks like you had a fabulous time!
We had a wonderful time! There was so much to do and see and we packed as much as we could in the day we had. Thanks for stopping by!
You are very welcome! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my goodness that bus! Looks like a very interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing it. Looking forward to Part 2.
The bus was a little unsettling, but still very cool. The airplane had a wrought iron tunnel going up out of it, too. It’s an amazing place, that’s for sure.
That museum is mind-boggling. What fun!
Lots of fun! So much to see and do for every age. It was a work of art as a whole.
Who knew? I know nothing about St. Louis and now I do. This museum looks like a wonderful interactive one that would keep all ages interested.
It was! An amazing place to visit if you are ever in the area.
What a fun museum! I love a place that can bring out the child in all of us!
It will definitely do that–no matter the age. It truly was a work of art as a whole.
This looks like a great time! It must have been wonderful to spent time with Dani!!! Mike looked right at home driving the school bus … a little to high in the sky for me thank you. Thanks for taking us along Dawn. Love your blog!!!
The City Museum was amazing–might have to make another stop in St. Louis on the way back from the other side of the country!
Where did you stay while in St. Louis? We live on the Kansas City side and have been pondering a trip to the east side. Just not sure where to stay.
We stayed at the St. Louis RV Park. It’s a very simple park that’s mainly a parking lot with a pool, but it’s right downtown and we could easily access all the things high on our priority list. The office staff is very informative and friendly and has nighttime security. It’s perfect for a short trip downtown. I’m sure there are probably nicer parks on the outskirts, but this just worked out for us on our short trip. I hope you find something that works for you. I loved our visit to St. Louis. Thanks for stopping by! Dawn
Thank you Dawn! Another blogger friend also recommended this park, so it is high on our list.
Those buildings are spectacular. Really impressive architecture. I appreciate that you would include photos of them in your post. The museum is something else. What mind created such a treasure!!
The museum is amazing!