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Group Name Here. USS Belknap Association October 2009. Why St. Louis?. Convenient, central location American Airlines hub service and hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights daily MetroLink light rail Wide variety of attractions, many open free of charge.

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Group Name Here

USS Belknap Association

October 2009


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Why St. Louis?

  • Convenient, central location

  • American Airlines hub service and hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights daily

  • MetroLink light rail

  • Wide variety of attractions, many open free of charge


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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

  • American Airlines hub service and a major destination for Southwest Airlines flights daily

  • More than 730 average daily arrivals and departures

  • 84 non-stop destinations

  • Service by all major airlines

  • New restaurants and shops are now open in the terminal


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Airlines Serving St. Louis

  • Air Canada Jazz

  • AirTran

  • America West

  • American

  • Comair

  • Continental

  • Delta

  • Frontier

  • Midwest Airlines/Midwest Connect

  • Northwest

  • Southwest

  • United

  • US Airways

  • USA 3000


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MetroLink Light Rail

  • Connects Lambert- St. Louis International Airport’s two terminals with downtown St. Louis

  • Stations at many popular attractions including museums, sports facilities and riverboat casinos

  • Affordable fares: $2.00 per ride, $3.50 from airport to downtown, $5.50 round trip airport to downtown

  • System expanded to the chic Clayton neighborhood and South St. Louis County in 2006



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St. Louis Ground Transportation

  • Taxi Stands at downtown hotels; taxis can be hailed on downtown streets

  • Taxi fare is approximately $36 from the airport to downtown

  • Airport Shuttles: $15 one-way to downtown; $25 round trip

  • Interstates 70, 64, 44 and 55 intersect in downtown St. Louis from the North, South, East and West for easy driving access


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Casinos in St. Louis

Lumiére Place

  • 90,000 square foot casino

  • 100,000 square feet of shops and restaurants

    Harrah’s Casino

  • 120,000sq. ft. of gaming space

  • More than 2,800slots and video poker machines


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Sheraton West Port

  • West / West Port

  • 209 rooms

  • 5 suites

  • 10,000 sq. ft. total meeting space

  • 4,717 sq. ft. largest meeting room

  • 1 restaurant

  • 1 lounge


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St. Louis welcomes

22.3 million visitors

each year…..

St. Louis has more 1st class free attractions than any other city outside of D.C.

Attractions


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Attractions Downtown

  • Busch Stadium

  • Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion

  • Laclede’s Landing entertainment district

  • Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruises

  • International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

  • Historic Old Courthouse

  • St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame

  • City Museum


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St. Louis County Attractions

  • Route 66

  • St. Louis Walk of Fame

  • Six Flags

  • Grant’s Farm

  • Museum of Transportation

  • St. Louis Mills

  • The Magic House


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St. Louis Area Attractions

  • Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Scott Joplin House

  • Black World History Museum

  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours

  • Cahokia Mounds

  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

  • The Fox Theatre

  • Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

  • Museum of Transportation

  • Six Flags St. Louis


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Forest Park Attractions

  • The Jewel Box

  • The Muny

  • Missouri History Museum

  • Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Saint Louis Science Center

  • James S. McDonnell Planetarium

  • Saint Louis Zoo

  • Norman K. Probstein Golf Course

  • Jogging and biking trails

  • World’s Fair Pavilion

  • 1,371 acres, approximately 500 acres larger than New York’s Central Park


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Outdoor Recreation

  • Hiking and biking trails and greenways

  • Jogging paths around the Gateway Arch and Forest Park

  • More than 170 parks throughout the area

  • Chain of Rocks Bridge – America’s Longest hiking and biking bridge over the Mississippi River

  • Conservation Areas

  • Water Parks


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Golf

Golf Digest says, “There is great golf to be played by one and all” in St. Louis from a “veritable Who’s Who of golf course architects including Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.”


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Shopping

  • St. Louis Union Station - Downtown

  • Macy’s - Downtown

  • St. Louis Mills outlet shopping – 10 minutes from the airport

  • Saint Louis Galleria – Mark Shale, Urban Outfitters, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s – 15 minutes from downtown

  • Plaza Frontenac – Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman-Marcus, Talbots – 15 minutes west of downtown

  • West County Mall – Nordstrom, Sephora – 20 minutes west of downtown

  • Galleries, antiques and specialty shops in neighborhoods throughout St. Louis


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Neighborhoods

Soulard–Home of authentic St. Louis blues music clubs, the oldest farmer’s market west of the Mississippi, Mardi Gras celebrations and the original Anheuser-Busch Brewery – 5 minutes south of downtown

Central West End– Chic and sophisticated with sidewalk cafes and galleries – 10 minutes west of downtown


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Neighborhoods

The Hill–St. Louis’ Italian Neighborhood, known for award winning restaurants – 10 minutes southwest of downtown

The Loop– A hip and happening enclave near Forest Park with international dining, one-of-a-kind shops, music and the St. Louis Walk of Fame – 15 minutes west of downtown

The Ville – St. Louis’ most famous African-American neighborhood – 5 minutes north of downtown


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Neighborhoods

Lafayette Square–Famous for it’s “Painted Ladies,” which are often called the finest collection of Victorian-era architecture in the country, it is home to many restaurants and nightspots – 5 minutes south of downtown

Clayton– Home to St. Louis County government and boasts a collection of specialty boutiques, galleries, high-end hotels and restaurants – 15 minutes west of downtown


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Questions?

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