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4 convention preview I www.avmaconvention.orgSt. Louis is surprising!Walk to Sites DowntownRide to the top of the Gateway Arch, towering 630-feet over the Mississippi or venture underneath the arch where the free Museum of Westward Expansion offers a glimpse into the Lewis and Clark exploration. The Old Courthouse is a must see for history buffs. Part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Old Courthouse served as the site of many historic trials, including the Dred Scott slavery trial. Gateway Arch Riverboats invite you to travel back to the time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi. Enjoy one-hour of sightseeing, 2 hour Dinner cruise or a Sunday brunch. Laclede's Landing is a snapshot of old St. Louis with cobblestone streets and 19th-century warehouses converted into nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques. Once the hub of river trade, today it's the place to hear St. Louis' blues. For things to see and do while you're in town, visit

Join the conversation! #AVMAconv I convention preview 5A Short Cab or Metro Ride AwayForest Park is home to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, Science Center, History Museum, Jewel Box greenhouse, and The Muny theatre - and it's all free! Forest Park is less than a 20 minute MetroLink train ride. There's a Metro Shuttle to take you around the 1,371 acres. St. Louis Union Station, is an elegantly restored National Historic Landmark rail terminal that houses over 80 shops and restaurants.Anheuser-Busch Brewery offers free tours of the historic Brew House, Budweiser Clydesdale stables, lager cellar and packaging plant.Worth the TripGrant's Farm was the former homestead of President Ulysses S. Grant, and family estate of the beer-making Busch family. The farm includes a 281-acre wildlife preserve, the Clydesdale breeding and training facilities, a petting zoo, animal shows, tram rides and the Busch family's carriage collection. The Missouri Botanical Garden # 1 in the U.S., offers 79 acres of scenic landscaping and is a National Historic Landmark. Don't miss the geodesic domed Climatron® tropical rain forest.St. Louis has something for everyone and most of it is FREE.