Secret St. Louis: A Guide To The Weird, Wonderful, And Obscure

Secret St. Louis: A Guide To The Weird, Wonderful, And Obscure

Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Where in St. Louis can you… …picnic at a radioactive waste dump? …learn what West County Center's famous dove really represents? …visit the grave of the man who burned Atlanta? …join a nudist resort? …view a cube comprised of a million dollar bills? …see a piece from New York's Twin Towers? …find out exactly what a Billiken is? Whether you are piloting a simulated barge on the Mississippi River, exploring the hidden history of Abraham Lincoln's bizarre swordfight in St. Charles County or eating a ten-pound apple-pie in Kimmswick inspired by the Great Flood of 1993, it is hard to get bored with a copy of ''Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.'' By turns wistful and whimsical, this is a book which answers the questions you never knew you had about St. Louis while taking readers on a whirlwind tour through 97 unique but often little-known spaces and places that can't be found anywhere else. A tourist handbook for people who thought they never needed one, ''Secret St. Louis'' provides a scavenger hunt of hidden gems traversing the somber, strange, surprising and silly locales...

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