If you are taking a trip to St Louis, Missouri, you might be wondering what you can spend your time doing. There is a range of attractions that you can visit and activities that you can do. However, if you want to get away from the crowds, you might want to consider the more obscure attractions that the city has to offer.
The Turtle Playground
If you have children, you should take them to the turtle playground. This playground is devoid of your normal jungle gyms and swings. In their place are larger than life concrete replicas of turtles. The playground is the brainchild of local artist Bob Cassilly who sculpted these stone creatures in the late 1990’s.
Of course, if you are going to head to the turtle playground, you need to be careful. In 2007, the construction of Highway 40 took place next to the playground. This means that you need to keep an eye on your children to ensure that they are safe.
The Whispering Arch At Union Station
In Union Station, there is an architectural anomaly that you have to see t believe. This anomaly allows you to speak to someone on the other side of the room without any problems. According to the myth of the arch, it was discovered during the building of the station in 1890. One of the builders dropped their hammer and it was heard by another who was 40 feet away.
The anomaly in the architecture has been likened to the whispering gallery in St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The vault of the arch has been constructed in such as way that it can carry sound waves from one side of the room to the other. The Whispering Arch is very easy to find as it is surrounded by restored green and gold detailing.
Chuck Berry’s House
If you are a fan of rock and roll, you will want to take a trip to Chuck Berry’s house. The house is a small red brick house which was once home to this musical legend. Chuck Berry lived in the property from 1950 to 1958 and it is believed that he wrote many of his most famous music in the house.
The house is being changed into a museum and will be a center of an African American cultural district. The house is owned by the city and has been in disrepair for many years, but is now the center of a renaissance in the area.