Quality Inn Near Six Flags St. Louis
1400 West Osage St.
Pacific, MO 63069
Phone: (636) 257-8400
Fax: (636) 257-3112
Arts & Museums
The museum is located in an 1880's building which still houses a working cob pipe factory. Pipes are for sale.
Myseum is an entire complex dedicated to the education and recreation of children. It comprises of a playing space, science center and science museum. Through interactive exhibits, kids are taught about physical forces such as magnetism, friction and gravity and the various natural laws that govern our universe. Children enjoy unique experiences while interacting with exhibits like Opposing Magnets, Falling Washers, Shadow Wall and Light Writer and Digital Microscope. They also rediscover scientific principles while constructing flying objects and bridges, and have fun climbing ropes and walls. This science museum is also a popular venue for field trips and hosting kids' birthday parties.
The first step towards the initiation of the Museum of Transportation was the display of a vintage 1870 mule-drawn streetcar Bellefontaine which was initiated by a group of individuals passionate about preserving the history of American vehicles. Today, after subsequent addition of such heritage artifacts, the museum boasts of having a collection that ranges from antique cars, boats and airplanes to a major collection of locomotives and railroad equipment. The standard gauge rail tracks are connected to an active Union Pacific Railroad main line, thus, facilitating the museum to receive a sizable collection of rare vintage locomotives from across the country. The Earl C. Lindburg Automotive Center inside the museum comprises of a small collection of automobiles, the oldest being the 1908 Galloway Express truck. Call for group reservations and more information.
The Laumeier Sculpture Park provides an excellent artistic avenue for young, budding artists and established ones to exhibit their works. It is a favorite venue for exhibitions of drawing, painting, ceramics, glass and photographic displays. Exhibitions are held around the year, both indoors and outdoors in the surrounding park. The park has an outdoor collection of around 75 sculptures in the midst of natural greenery and woodlands. Classes, workshops and guided tours are conducted to help create a greater understanding and self expression for art. The park offers rental facilities for weddings, picnics, reunions and picnics. The museum shop also offers a good collection of art, children's educational books and their own branded items. The library is a treasure house of art and sculpture books and is open to the public. The doors open at 8a daily.
Jody Newman and Barbie Freund founded this non-profit organization in 1975 with the goal of creating an interactive museum that attracts, educates, and entertains both children and adults. First Impressions is one of the world's largest movable sculptures, standing over eight feet tall. Lean against it for fun and make an impression of yourself. Learn about magnets, electricity or about the environment through hands-on activities such as the Oil Spill Cleanup project, or be a star on the KIDS-TV station.
Mastodon State Historic Site near Imperial, MO, offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the world of the prehistoric mastodons. The site covers 425 acres of an area known as the Kimmswick Bone Bed, one of the most extensive Pleistocene fossil areas in the country. Excavations at the site unearthed the bones of American mastodons along with stone weapons;the first proof that early man coexisted with the huge mammals. The skeleton of a mastodon, 10 feet high and 20 feet long, is on display at the site.
A 30-plus-year veteran of the art world, this store's owner has pulled together the largest gallery exhibit in the Midwestern United States, featuring works from such renowned artists as Picasso, Miro and Jasper Johns. The Kodner Gallery is now larger than ever, having recently moved into a new 6,000 sq foot location. Local artists are well represented as well, with featured works from Jason Dowd, Joseph Orr and Billyo. Art lovers will find 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th-century landscapes; works by the great French and American Impressionists and more. Appraisals, restoration, conservation, art location services, framing and lighting services are all offered and verbal appraisals are free.
The Foundry Art Centre aims to preserve cultural history and support present artistic endeavors throughout the St. Louis region. A 5,000 square foot exhibition space for the visual arts, a concert stage in the Grand Hall, and glass-fronted artist studios are all located in the Centre, a renovated train car factory from the 1940s. Education and community involvement is a primary consideration in the Centre's planning, inviting locals and tourists to experience contemporary art in a historic setting. Adult and children's classes are offered.