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Since people who live in Saint Louis have never been to these places, one cannot expect visitors to know about them, and yet, that's the surprising thing.
Take Cahokia Mounds, for instance. During the day one will find people from all over the world studying what remains of the great civilization that flourished here one thousand years ago. But you will very seldom find anyone from Saint Louis here. And although there might be a quarter of a million people clogging up the Saint Louis waterfront watching the fourth of July fireworks, just ten miles away there are just several hundred people on top of Monks Mound enjoying an unsurpassed display of the fireworks but without the traffic jams afterwards. Truth is, people rarely see or appreciate the so many outstanding things staring them right in the face.
Most St. Louisans are not even aware that the best night life in the area is on the Illinois side of the river.
Or that some of the most spectacular and extensive bicycle trails can be found over on the Illinois side.
Most have never been to Shaw's Botanical Gardens considered by many to be one of the top five in the world. Or that Washington University really is one of the top universities in the entire country, that the largest beer company in the world is based in St. Louis and that the tours here are free.
Union Station, which is now a classy shopping mall, was once the busiest train station in the world and Forest Park once hosted the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, an event so gigantic and magnificent that it exponentially eclipsed anything like it today.
Hopefully both long term St. Louis residents and tourists alike coming to my web site will experience a few St. Louis area gems they were never aware of before.