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    I know a lot of you are going to Las Vegas, wish I could be there. And a lot of you are going to Affiliate Summit, wish I could be there too. So that covers the east coast and the west coast (sort of )

    How about the heart of America? I am accompanying my son to a gaming conference in St Louis June 3-6 and was wondering if anyone here wanted to meet up in the lovely (?) midwest (?). LOL. If not, any tips on ANYTHING to do in St Louis??? I have never been there, I am a professional photog, so if there is anything there I should know about please enlighten me.

    My son will be busy with his conference which I have NO interest in (Gemstone, which he has been playing for many years and I am just not a game person), and I will be either in my room attached to the dataport doing what I do here (boring) or need ideas on what the heck else I could do. Thus the idea of a gathering of like minded people.

    Anyway, just thought I would toss it out, in case anyone is interested or in case anyone had suggestions for things for me to do

    We'll be at the Sheraton West Port which looks like a nice hotel.
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    LOXly...

    YOu diffinetly want to visit Forest Park if you are a camera person...

    There is enough to see and do there to keep you and your camera busy for your entire stay...

    aside from that, most hotels have fliers about things to do and see...

    St Louis is a treasure trove of treats that get over looked my most, because it's in the middle of the country.

    St Louis has a rich and lively history..

    Another thing you can do is contact the Visitors buearu.. they can sent you ideas of things to see...

    when you get back I post your travel some where so we can all see...

    I live 180 miles away... and I dont know If I can get away..

    If i can I'll let ya know..

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    Forest Park is definately a must visit for a photographer. I spoke with a friend recently who raved about the Lewis and Clark exhibit at the History museum there. The zoo is free and has some great aspects- like the river walk.

    I love the architecture at the old cathedral and Union Station.

    -I'm actually heading out of the STL Airport as you are heading in- time for a vacation on the beach while I turn 30 :-)-
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    I'm in St. Louis! Don't know what I'm doing those days though. Is there a private message thing at this site? I think so, maybe we can exchange emails.

    As far as things to do - go to the arch, unless you're claustrophobic. Or really freaked out by heights. If you are interested in nature/plant photography you might want to go to the botanical gardens.

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    Well... you certainly should go up to the top of the Arch, plus there is a museum underneath it.

    The St. Louis zoo is one of the better zoos in the country and worth a look.

    Also, if you happen to come in from the north and want a different sort of experience, from the area around Perre Marquette State Park in Illinois (about 30 miles north of St. Louis) the only way to get into Missouri for many miles is by driving your car onto a ferry boat. Two ferry boats actually, as one takes you over the Illinois river and then a second one takes you over the Mississippi river. Plus the park itself is pretty neat as it includes bluffs that overlooks both rivers and gives one heck of a view.
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    The huge Budweiser plant. Geeeze, everything else pales in comparison to that.
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    yeah, I can't believe I forgot about that, you should see the brewery too! They have a nice tour of it. You get free beer too. Or soda if you don't want beer. You get to see clydedales - however you spell it - too

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    Cool, I knew I could count on the people here to tell me what's where.

    The arch, the zoo and the butterfly place are top on my list now!!! The brewery is most likely on the gaming group list And I would love to see the Clydesdales!!!

    Anyone up for a day at the Zoo??? We can't gamble but we can network!!!! (Maybe we'll see Charlies relatives )
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    Oh, we are coming from Western New York, so does that mean we have to take those ferries? My son HATES ferries!

    Off to do a search for the St Louis visitors bureau to get specifics on the ideas you have tossed out so far, but keep 'em coming! I like choices!

    Also, we arrive on the 2nd and leave on the 7th, so the travel days aren't included in the "will be there" days.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Oh, we are coming from Western New York, so does that mean we have to take those ferries? My son HATES ferries! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Oh, of course not. I70 runs straight through St. Louis, east to Indianapolis, into Ohio, and further east. The ferries are just if you are coming from the back woods of Illinois north west of St. Louis and don't want to follow the river all the way around to the east side of the city.
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    Great! I don't mind ferries, but like I said, my son HATES them.

    I ordered a Visitors Guide from the Tourism site. Hope I get it before I leave Some of those things take weeks to get mailed.

    Did you all know there are CASINOS in St Louis?? I didn't. (I don't gamble anyways but was surprized none the less.)
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