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Home to the world's tallest man-made monument
A city of superlatives, St. Louis, also known as the Gateway to the West, boasts trendy dining and shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and, of course, the iconic Gateway Arch. Add to your St. Louis travel guide lesser known attractions as well - you’ll find plenty: St. Louis Central West End features turn-of-the-century palace-like homes, upscale dining, and boutique shopping; The Hill is St. Louis’s Little Italy; and North St. Louis, known as “The Ville,” is the city’s historic African-American neighborhood.
The Jewel Box
The Jewel Box
Forest Park's Jewel
Located on a 17-acre site in Forest Park, The Jewel Box was built by the City of St. Louis in 1936. This art deco style greenhouse is a jewel- with 50-foot high glass walls. The interior is flooded with sunlight that pours in through the top tiers of glass and illuminates the plants below.
The Jewel Box has special flower shows at Christmas, early spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, a summer show and the chrysanthemum show in the fall. It has tropical trees, foliage plants, flowers, a new water feature and fountain year round. Admission is $1; Free from 9 - noon on Monday and Tuesday
Jewel Box, St. Louis
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.