Names like Ozzie Smith, Bob Gibson, and Stan Musial make any loyal St. Louisan swoon for a hot summer day and an ice cold beer at the ballpark. We all know the great names of St. Louis baseball players, but what about the great places and moments in our city’s beloved baseball history? Venture through downtown St. Louis like never before, as we explore the grand architecture and surprising history of the city through the lens of our favorite sport.
Central West End for Nerds
This tour might appeal to non-nerds, but it will reeeeaaallly appeal to those of the nerd-suasion. Filled with great history, architecture, literature, chess, and big-ass churches (sorry mom), this tour of the Central West End is really one of our favorites.
Forest Park, Renegade Style
This walking tour explores our favorite bigger-than-Central-Park-thankyouverymuch park. As we venture through Forest Park, we'll discover a fascinating history: from prairie to the World's Fair site, from city sleeping grounds to crime-ridden spots, to it's rebirth as one of the best parks in the whole, stinkin' world.
Downtown History and Architecture Extravaganza
Our most popular, this tour gives a sweeping, entertaining overview of the city’s intricate history and beautiful architecture--and we'll find it all within the core of Downtown. Together, we will time travel through St. Louis, moving through Downtown when it was a colonial fur trading village, through the booming Gilded Age, and on to the misguided urban planning choices of the mid 20th century. Oh, and the Arch! Don’t forget about the Arch!
Disasters and Catastrophes
Get ready to walk through downtown St. Louis in the time(s) of cholera, fires, tornadoes, floods, riots... You name it, it probably happened here. (Well, except earthquakes...but there's still time. HOLLA NEW MADRID!) We'll take these super depressing stories, make them interesting, and find their crazy connections to modern day life.
Love history? Love photography? This tour will focus on the history of specific St. Louis neighborhoods and share tips and techniques for photographing urban landscapes. Led by a professional photographer and history nerd, these tours are unlike any tour you've been on before. This epic tour is suitable for all kinds of photographers--bring your fancy camera to show off to your artist friends, or bring your phone if you're just looking to up your Instagram game. Neighborhoods vary, awesomeness does not.
Queer St. Louis Tour
This truly unique walking tour explores Downtown St. Louis and the legacies of LGBTQ life and experience. From one popular bars, to parade routes, this tour discovers the people, places, and moments of everyday life, entertainment, and activism that have defined queer life in St. Louis for the past 100+ years.