The St. Louis Cardinals play at the new Busch Stadium which was opened April 10, 2006. It seats 46,861. The Cardinals were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks and beat them 6-1. The box score was D-Backs R-1, H-8, E-0, LOB-7 and the Cardinals R-6, H-13, E-1, LOB-9. The field lines are RF-335', RC-375', CF-400', LC-315', and LF 335'. This is a nice new stadium with great views of outside the park. You can see the St. Louis Arch beyond centerfield and some downtown buildings. In the left field plaza outside the stadium are statues of Hall of Fame Cardinals players. The 2009 All-Star Game was held in St. Louise three days before our visit. It was disappointing that you cannot see the action from the main level concourse unless you are well down both baselines. No views from behind homeplate. So, my down the lines shots and behind homeplate shot was taken from the upper level. Great new scoreboards were viewed at the new ballparks. Lots of information given. One at St. Louis showed other games in progress with a red dot showing someone on base. St. Louis Hall of Fame players were shown in to different areas. Their years of Championships was shown as well. We attended the game with Andrea's brother, sister-in-law, and two cousins. Our great seats were in the front row of the upper level behind home plate. It was surprising to see the broadcast booths so high up. They were directly below and in front of us. Albert Pujols hit two home runs and we thought there would be a third one on his last at bat. First picture shows blurred home run swing. On his third at bat he was intentionally walked to load the bases. Ludwick hit a single that scored two runs. Shut-out until Mott gave up homerun in top of 9th inning. Surprised to see the Kiss Cam at the major league level. Attendance was 44,781 as the Cardinals are high in the NL Central Division.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial -The Gateway Arch an inverted catenary of gleaming stainless steel soars 630 feet. It commemorates what was the gateway to the West for thousands of 19th-century pioneers. Tram ride to the top Fee. Museum of Westward Expansion is an extensive collection of artifacts is presented, including exhibits related to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Free.

Nearby St. Charles
Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center focuses on the expedition that rendezvoused in St. Charles and led to the opening of the West. Fee.

Nearby Hartford, IL
Lewis & Clark Visitors' Center on Route 3 near Hartford has exhibits that emphasize the Corps of Discovery's preparations at Camp River Dubois from December 1803 to May 1804.

Nearby Collinsville, IL
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - this 2,200 acre site preserves 65 American Indian tribal mounds. Monk's Mound covers more than 14 acres at its base and is 100 feet tall. Fee.