27 Things to do in St. Louis

We know how overwhelming it can be to plan your day out when you visit a new city, so we did it for you. Here are the best places to grab a meal, see artwork, shop, and enjoy the Gateway City.


December 11, 1933

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 45th and Oak streets in Kansas City opened on this day.


2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.


Missouri Plein Artist Billyo O’Donnell Shares His Art

Meet the Missouri plein air artist who translates with paint.


May 10, 1881

Washington University established the first Art Museum west of the Mississippi, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, on this date.


January 25, 1871

The very talented sculptress from Christian College in Columbia, Vinnie Ream, at age 18 was given the commission by Congress to sculpt the statue of Abraham Lincoln to stand in the National Capital Rotunda.


Discover World-Class Culture in Columbia

World-class culture...In Columbia? You bet! Columbians know what visitors discover, that they have access to high culture right in mid-Missouri.


The Birdman of Salem

Artist David Plank can’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawn to birds. While his boyhood friends were busy kicking soccer balls and hitting baseballs, David was in the woods of Salem with paper and pencil, capturing the details of a perched barn swallow or a purple martin.