St. Louis July 03, 2017
9 Hidden Gems In St. Louis Most People Don’t Know Even Exist
In every city there are amazing hidden gems even the locals are not aware of. Finding these places is always a treat! Our hidden gems in St. Louis will add change dipped in unique to the boring day trip routines you are used to. Whether you are visiting St. Louis or a local, these nine hidden gems are pretty cool and worth the effort:
1. Webster Groves Garden Cafe’ (117 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119)
This quaint little cafe’ in the heart of Webster Groves is a locally owned small business. It is a great place to study, read, or meet for a cup of coffee. It is quiet, roomy, and offers outdoor and indoor seating. It is absolutely inviting, comfortable, and a true hidden gem offering live acoustic music indoor and out at scheduled times. Their coffee and tea score above average. Webster Groves Garden Cafe' rotates delicious cookies and pastries every day to provide a new experience every time you visit. They are number one on our list.
2. Rivers Edge Park (North of Taubman Mall, Chesterfield, MO 63005)
This natural hidden gem in Chesterfield is 188 acres. It is a half mile walk on a crushed limestone trail. The trail leads you to a gorgeous lake surrounded by trees on all sides. It is an awesome place to unwind and get some fresh air!
3. Graffiti Wall (Chouteau Ave & S Leonor K Sullivan Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63102)
The St. Louis Graffiti Wall is a legal canvas for local graffiti artists to display their artwork. It is a mile long and a very intriguing but stunning wall filled with amazing artwork from local artists.
4. The Gathering: Bar Church (Cafe Ventana 3919 W. Pine Blvd, St. Louis 63108)
The Gathering is a Christian based church appealing to a younger crowd. Located close to St. Louis University, the congregation meets at Cafe Ventana and gives college kids a place to go where they feel comfortable. Having a cold beer is an option but you must be 21. This hip little church isn’t so little and has expanded to several locations around town. Pretty neat concept!
5. St. Louis BarCycle (Soulard)
It’s a 16 person, pedal powered bar! That’s right, it’s pedal-powered and travels around Soulard for bachelor/ bachelorette parties, girls/guys night out, or any special occasion. It is an absolute blast and another hidden gem in St. Louis!
6. The Forty Acre Club (104 Ridge Acres Loop, Lonedell, MO 63060)
This little hidden gem is just under an hour outside of St. Louis but it was so unique I had to add it to the list. The club sits on 40 acres and clothing is optional until noon. After 12:00 p.m., everyone on the grounds will be in their birthday suit! They welcome everyone, including families, offer guest accommodations, and nude sports! Best of all…..ADMISSION IS FREE!
7. The Awakening Sculpture (114 W Brown St., Chesterfield, MO 63017)
This awesome sculpture was created by J. Seward Johnson Jr. in 1980. It is a sculpture of a distressed giant attempting to free himself from the ground and is quite an amazing piece of art! Totally worth the visit for this St. Louis gem!
8. Penrose Park Velodrome (4200 N Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis 63115)
One of only 27 velodromes in the United States, Penrose Park is an outdoor cyclist dream. It was designed by Olympic cyclist and Schwinn bicycle designer, Frank Burlando, and opened in 1962.
9. The Royal Dumpe Theatre (809 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102)
A dinner theatre set back in the 16th Century, the Royal Dumpe is a real great time. It is a great place to take a large party too! King Henry VIII and his wenches will serve you tasty 16th Century food and keep you entertained and filled with laughter. Definitely a hidden gem you must visit! Be sure to make reservations!
Finding the hidden gems in St. Louis is worth the effort and there are many of them.
Check out this unique Missouri natural hidden gem! What are some more hidden gems you know about in St. Louis?