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 sword fight 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 that answers the questions you never knew you had about St. Louis while taking readers on a whirlwind tour through ninety-seven unique but 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 which define the culture and history that make St. Louis such a diverse and amazing place to call home. From Weldon Spring to Wildwood, Overland to O Fallon, Bellefontaine to Bridgeton, this is an exploration of St. Louis s odds and ends like no other.