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Gateway Arch Will Have Extended Hours Thanksgiving Weekend

Gateway Arch in St. LouisThe Gateway Arch will have extended holiday hours Thanksgiving weekend. Hours on  Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 will be  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to take a “Journey to the Top” tram ride and visit the Museum of Westward Expansion during their visit. They can also enjoy the Arch movies “Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West” and the award-winning “Monument to the Dream.” Tram and movie tickets can be purchased in advance.

“The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse offer local residents and out-of-towners alike a distinctly St. Louis way to enjoy the holiday weekend,” said Ann Honious, Chief, Museum Services and Interpretation, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Also during Thanksgiving weekend, “Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse” events will be underway on Friday and Saturday.

A noontime holiday concert will feature a performance by the St. Louis Irish Arts on Friday, November 28 and a performance by St. Louis Confluence Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, November 29.

The Old Courthouse is located at 11 North Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis. These events are FREE and reservations are not required. A complete schedule of Historic Holiday Traditions events, including more about the Holiday Balls hosted by NPS, can be found online. 

The Arch Parking Garage at 200 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis will permanently close to the public December 1 as part of the ongoing CityArchRiver 2015 renovations to the Gateway Arch Grounds. Visitors can find a list of preferred parking locations in downtown St. Louis.

The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse are part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, located on the riverfront in downtown t. Louis. The Gateway Arch is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter months.

The Old Courthouse is open daily year-round from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Most programs are FREE of charge and open to the public. Programs and events at the park are made possible by support from the Jefferson National Parks Association, and Bi-tate Development Agency.

 

Last 2014 Emerson Free Family Night At The Magic House is Dec. 19

St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum

The last  Emerson Free Family Night  of 2014 will be held at the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum on December 19, 2014.

Admission to the museum is FREE on that day!

The Magic House holds Emerson FREE Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On these nights a family (maximum  two adults and four of their own children) can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) The museum features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages as well as a variety of special events throughout the year.

FREE Family Night At The Magic House This Friday

St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum

The next Emerson Free Family Night at the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum is Friday, November 21, 2014.

Admission to the museum is FREE on that day!

The Magic House holds Emerson FREE Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On these nights a family (maximum  two adults and four of their own children) can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.

The last FREE Family Night at the Magic House of 2014 will be held December 19,2014

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) The museum features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages as well as a variety of special events throughout the year. Check out this special event coming up later this month:

  • Magic Tree House® Thanksgiving Lunch with Jack and Annie, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., November 26. Families can go back in time to the first Thanksgiving at the museum’s Magic Tree House® Thanksgiving Lunch with Jack and Annie. Don a pilgrim hat you make yourself and enjoy a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving lunch inspired by the first Thanksgiving. Families will learn more about the first Thanksgiving and the  foods that were served and even take home a copy of the recipes used at the meal. Kids can also meet and greet Magic Tree House® characters Jack and Annie and experience a time-traveling adventure at the Museum’s Magic Tree House® Exhibit where they can  experience life as a pilgrim while they climb Plymouth Rock, dig for clams on the beach, help prepare the feast in a Pilgrim house and set the Thanksgiving table. Cost: is $20 per person for non-members and includes all-day admission to the museum. Reservations are required.

 

 

 

 

Next FREE Family Night At The Magic House Is 11/21/14

St. Louis Magic House Children's MuseumIf you and your kids love the Magic House, mark your calendars for the two remaining FREE days of this year.

The next Free Family Night at the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum is later this month on November 21, 2014.

Admission to the museum is FREE on that day!

The Magic House holds Emerson FREE Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On these nights a family (maximum  two adults and four of their own children) can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.

The last FREE Family Night at the Magic House of 2014 will be held December 19.

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) The museum features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages as well as a variety of special events throughout the year. This month’s special events are :

  • Fairy Tale Tea at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m., November 8-9. Aspiring princes and princesses will  sip tea or apple juice, dine on assorted pastries, make a bejeweled crown to take home and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella inside the Whitaker Theater at The Magic House. Then they can see their favorite characters up close as Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother visit with guests and sign autographs. Cost is $20 per person for non-members: Reservations are required.
  • Kids Can HelpNovember 15 and 16. Kids can help those less fortunate and get into The Magic House for FREE during the Museum’s annual canned food drive on  Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16. On those days, anyone under age 12 who brings in three canned goods per person will be admitted to the Museum FREE of charge. The food will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help families in need.
  • Magic Tree House® Thanksgiving Lunch with Jack and Annie, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., November 26. Families can go back in time to the first Thanksgiving at the museum’s Magic Tree House® Thanksgiving Lunch with Jack and Annie. Don a pilgrim hat you make yourself and enjoy a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving lunch inspired by the first Thanksgiving. Families will learn more about the first Thanksgiving and the  foods that were served and even take home a copy of the recipes used at the meal. Kids can also meet and greet Magic Tree House® characters Jack and Annie and experience a time-traveling adventure at the Museum’s Magic Tree House® Exhibit where they can  experience life as a pilgrim while they climb Plymouth Rock, dig for clams on the beach, help prepare the feast in a Pilgrim house and set the Thanksgiving table. Cost: is $20 per person for non-members and includes all-day admission to the museum. Reservations are required.

 

 

 

 

FREE St. Louis Family Attractions Card Gets You Local Discounts

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The year is slipping away but there’s still time to take advantage of the  St. Louis Family Attractions Card.

The card is FREE and gets you discounts on entrance fees to local attractions, meals and lodging in St. Louis. Most of the deals are valid through the end of 2014.

Here’s a sampling of the great deals you can get with the 2014 Family Attractions Card:

  • Get one admission to the  Magic House for half price when you buy another admission.  Limit one per coupon; not valid with other offers.
  • Get a FREE boat ride in Meramec Caverns with the purchase of another ride.
  • Get half-price Cardinal baseball tickets off select seats at any Wednesday home games during the regular season; based on availability.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website or you can pick up the brochure at any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks supermarkets.

 

Free & Cheap Things To Do In St. Louis This Weekend

Compton Hill Water Tower

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Compton Hill Water Tower Open 11/1/14

Climb to the top of the 170-foot Compton Hill Water Tower for a spectacular, 360-degree evening view of the metropolitan St. Louis area on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

The tower is open from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Children five and under are free.

There are 198 stairs and seven landings to the top of the tower. The tower was built in the late-19th century on the highest point in the city as part of the city’s public water supply system. The Compton Hill Water Tower is one of only seven surviving such towers in the United States and was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1972.

 

 

Living History Hayrides At Fort Belle Fontaine

Fort Bellefontaine Hay RidesEnjoy a Living History Hayride at Fort Belle Fontaine, 13002 Bellefontaine Road Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, 2014.

Costumed re-enactors from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War II and other periods explain their uniforms and equipment. This  is a great experience for the history buff and nature lover. Dress for the weather. Limited space available. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $7 a person.

The fort was the first United States military installation west of the Mississippi River, established in 1805. Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition (1804-1806) spent the first night of their expedition on an island opposite Cold Water Creek and their last night two years later at the fort, which had been established in their absence.

Other major expeditions left from this site betweem 1805 and 1819 to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Until it was replaced by Jefferson Barracks in 1826, Fort Belle Fontaine was an important gathering place in the wilderness for officers and enlisted men, Native American, French, Spanish and American settlers, trappers and traders, and the local businessmen and farmers who supplied the fort with necessities.

 

FREE Entertainment At Blumenhof Winery In Dutzow

Screen Shot 2014-11-01 at 12.27.26 AMHead out to Blumenhof Winery in Dutzow for a musical weekend.

Performing from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 will be Schmitts and Grins playing county and western music.

Joe Fry (classic rock) will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Blumenhof Winery is located about 50 miles west of St. Louis on Highway 94 in the historic village of Dutzow.

Dutzow is Missouri’s oldest German settlement, founded in 1834. Blumenhof, which in German means “Court of Flowers,” takes its name from the Blumenberg family’s ancestral farm in northwestern Germany. 

 

St. Louis Indian Western Art Show & Sale

St. Louis Indian Western Art Show & Sale

 

The Gateway Indian Art Club will hold its St. Louis Indian Western Art Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 and a0 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Route 66 Hotel, 10709 Watson Road at Lindbergh (near I-270).

 

 

On sale:

  • Rugs
  • Pottery
  • Baskets
  • Jewelry
  • Kachinas
  • Beadwork
  • Clothing
  • Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Happy Healthy Halloween @ The Magic House With Discount

St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum at HalloweenSt. Louis Children’s Hospital sponsors a “Happy, Healthy Halloween” Oct. 31, 2014 at the Magic House Children’s Museum in Kirkwood.

The all-day event (9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.) is a candy-free celebration with a trick-or-healthy-treat scavenger hunt throughout the Museum. In the hun children can collect active play treats, as well as participate i a cardio dance party and hands-on fitness activities with St. Louis Children’s Hospital scheduled throughout the day.

The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road,  between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.

 

Free: News Photographers Of Ferguson Unrest To Show Their Work

News photographers who took pictures of the unrest in Ferguson will show their work and tell of the dangers they faced at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum.

Among the works the event will feature are those of St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographers David Carson and J.B. Forbes and Whitney Curtis, a freelance photographer for the New York Times.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Free Family Night At The Magic House Today!

St. Louis Magic House Children's MuseumDon’t miss Free Family Night at the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum TONIGHT, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Admission to the museum is FREE!

The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On these nights a family (maximum  two adults and four of their own children) can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.)

Here are the other Free Family Nights at the Magic House this year:

October 17, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014

 

 

FREE St. Louis Family Attractions Card Gets You Local Discounts

St. Louis Family Attractions CardIf you like St. Louis on the Cheap, please consider “liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!  And don’t forget to sign up for our FREE newsletter (info is on the right.)

 

It’s fall and time for some of St. Louis’ best weather. And there’s also still time to take advantage of the  St. Louis Family Attractions Card.

The card is FREE and gets you discounts on entrance fees to local attractions, meals and lodging in St. Louis. Most of the deals are valid through the end of 2014.

Here’s a sampling of the great deals you can get with the 2014 Family Attractions Card:

  • Get one admission to the  Magic House for half price when you buy another admission.  Limit one per coupon; not valid with other offers.
  • Get a FREE boat ride in Meramec Caverns with the purchase of another ride.
  • Get half-price Cardinal baseball tickets off select seats at any Wednesday home games during the regular season; based on availability.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website or you can pick up the brochure at any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks supermarkets.