16 Reasons to Explore St. Louis
Saint Louis Art Museum
During the 1904 World's Fair, this Beaux Arts-style building held the Palace of Fine Arts. Today visitors come for collections that include works by Picasso, Monet and van Gogh. Another highlight of the Saint Louis Art Museum is the ancient civilizations collection, with intriguing pieces such as a doorknocker from a palace in Cairo, parts of a Mayan ballgame and the mummy Amen-Nestawy-Nakht (314/721-0072; slam.org).