Saint Louis Information

The St. Louis region has been an important cultural center in North America for over a millennium -- from the Mississippian mound city that was home to over 20,000 residents as early as 850 A.D., to the Algonquin Indian civilization, to the permanent European settlers who arrived in the 17th century. Today, the St. Louis region is home to over 2.7 million people, and is a center of growing importance in education, culture, entertainment, business, and research.



Several maps are available below. Note: to find Metrolink stations on the Yahoo Maps below, use the SmartView feature and select "Travel & Transportation"->"Public Transportation".


There are many dining options within a short walk or Metrolink ride from the conference hotel. Here are a few recommendations:


Attractions within walking distance in the Downtown area. More downtown attractions can be found here.
Many major attractions are outside the downtown area, but very much worth a visit.

Tips for Families

If you are bringing children along, the following are not be missed (all are described in greater detail above):
  1. St. Louis Zoo (no admission charge)
  2. City Museum
  3. St. Louis Science Center (no admission charge)
  4. Gateway Arch-Jefferson National Expansion Memorial