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Central West End

The Central West End is an eclectic, cosmopolitan showplace within the City of St. Louis. Located in the central corridor of the city, just northeast of Forest Park, the area is a popular gathering place. A fine selection of restaurants and sidewalk cafes are nestled amongst notable art galleries, antique shops, specialty shops, boutiques and bookstores.

 

The area was created during the period of the city's westward expansion in the late 19th century and the building boom of the 1904 World's Fair. During this time, private streets with beautiful, luxurious residences were built. Today, the stately homes on tree-lined streets maintain the prestigious neighborhood.

 

With the majority of attractions and businesses located on its main north-south artery of Euclid Avenue, the pedestrian-oriented Central West End truly lends a sense of European charm to St. Louis.

 

The Parkway Hotel can be considered an anchor of the Central West End as it is located at its southern border at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Forest Park Avenue. You can learn more about the neighborhood and find local businesses from the Central West End Association.

 

 

World Famous Forest Park

Located in the heart of St. Louis, many natives feel that Forest Park is the heart of St. Louis. Officially opened in June of 1876, Forest Park is probably best known to natives and non-St. Louisans alike as the site of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition - or World's Fair. The fair drew over 20 million visitors to the park from around the world. Today, Forest Park attracts more than 12 million visitors a year. At 1,293 acres, Forest Park is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York.

 

Forest Park is more than just a scenic backdrop to St. Louis. It is an active participant and catalyst in the St. Louis community. Monuments, historic buildings, wildlife, waterways and landscapes combine to form a unique cultural institution that is vitally important to the entire St. Louis region. The park is recognized as an important gathering place where people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds can gather and mix in a positive way.

 

It is the home to the region's major cultural institutions--the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, Science center and The Muny. It also serves as a sports center for golf, tennis, baseball, bicycling, boating, fishing, handball, ice-skating, roller blading, jogging, cricket, rugby and more.

 

Forest Park is equally significant from a naturalistic perspective. In a city where 80% of the land has been developed for business, industry or residential uses, the park serves as a natural oasis for the city, an important source of green space, a respite for migrating birds, and an integrated ecosystem where humans and nature interact.

 

The Parkway Hotel is located just one block from the northeast corner of Forest Park at Kingshighway and Forest Park Avenues.

 

 

Casinos

Ameristar

Argosy Alton

Casino Queen

Harrah’s

 

Nearby Hospitals

Barnes Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Siteman Cancer Center

St. Louis University Hospital

VA Hospital

BJC Healthcare

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Rehabilitation Institute

Central Institute for the Deaf

Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

 

Universities

St. Louis University

Washington University in St Louis

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Webster University

Concordia University

Harris-Stowe State University

Olin School of Business at Washington University in St Louis

Goldfarb School of Nursing

Concordia University

Aquinas Institute of Theology

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Deaconess College of Nursing

Jewish School of Medical Technology

 

Theater and arts

St. Louis Art Museum

St Louis History Museum

The Muny

The Fabulous Fox Theater

Sheldon Concert Hall

Powell Symphony Hall

Contemporary Art Museum

St Louis City Museum

St Louis Black Reparatory Company

 

Sporting events

Scottrade Center

Edward Jones Dome

Chaifetz Arena

Busch Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Rams

 

Parks

Forest Park

Tower Grove Park

Shaw Park

Lafayette Park

Berra Park on The Hill

Soulard Market

Kiener Plaza

Serra Sculpture Park

 

Restaurants and bars

STL fine restaurants

 

Attractions

St. Louis Union Station

Six Flags

Grant’s Farm

The Arch

The Magic House

The Butterfly House

Anheuser Busch Brewery

The Botanical Gardens

St Louis Science Center

St Louis Zoo

Moto Museum

Soldiers Memorial War Museum

Dental Health Theater

Kemp Auto Museum

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Transportation Museum

Laclede Landing Wax Museum