St. Louis, also written as Saint Louis, is the largest Metropolitan city in Missouri. St. Louis is an independent state located in the vicinity of the famous merging point of Missouri River and Mississippi River. St. Louis is home to subtle and gentle prairies including low hills and shallow valleys. The city is primarily built on terraces and bluffs that are elevated to a level of 100-200 feet above the banks of Mississippi river. On further exploring the city, one would find unique caves and sinkholes at the southern part of the city. These caves have rich deposits of coal, millerite and brick clay and the most coveted stone, the St. Louis limestone.
St. Louis faces extremity in terms of its weather. Winters are dry with an average snowfall of around 22.4 inches. Summers are hot and extremely humid. Spring season is the most beautiful season of this city. This season lasts for three months, from March through May and marks the heaviest downpours and thunderstorms. In fact, during spring, the city faces some of the most severe thunderstorms with damaging tornadoes.
What to See in St. Louis
Museums and old buildings are the most sought-after tourist attractions of this city. The premiere museum of the city, The St. Louis Art Museum, located on The Forest Park has some of the most invaluable treasures of the city’s ancient periods reserved for tourists. Several beautiful churches are yet another predominant tourist attraction for visitors. The Gateway Arch is by all fair means, city’s major land-mark worth visiting. The arch signifies the settlement of the citizens on the western part of Mississipi River as USA citizens.