Saint Louis, Missouri Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Saint Louis and the surrounding area. The generically-named City Museum, perversely, is the city's most quirky destination, but St. Louis also has its own wax museum and an impressive roster of strange public art. Just across the river is Alton, IL, which claims to be the most haunted town in America.

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  • Relics of the World's Tallest Man

    Relics of the World's Tallest Man

    Alton, Illinois

    Robert Wadlow stood nearly nine feet tall, so everything he wore or used had to be big. A few relics have survived to impress later generations of tinier humans.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • City Museum

    City Museum

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Insanely fun former warehouse, a 10-story 5-star wonder.

  • Wax Museum of St. Louis

    Wax Museum of St. Louis

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Presidents, biblical figures, celebrities, and a two-basement Chamber of Horrors.

  • Robert Wadlow, World's Tallest Man

    Robert Wadlow, World's Tallest Man

    Alton, Illinois

    Life-size statue at the birthplace of the World's Tallest Man, Robert Wadlow, who stood nearly nine feet tall. Artifacts from his life are displayed in the Alton Museum of History and Art across the street.

  • The Piasa Bird

    The Piasa Bird

    Alton, Illinois

    Monster bird of legend merits a tourism roost along the river.

  • Curiosity Museum, formerly Historic Museum of Torture Devices

    Curiosity Museum, formerly Historic Museum of Torture Devices

    Alton, Illinois

    Chastity belts, Native American foot torture, and "the much-dreaded Chinese Death Cage," in America's most haunted building and town.

In and Around Saint Louis

Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Missouri attractions.

April 22, 2018

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