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Find Great Things to Do and See in Downtown Clayton, MO

Downtown Clayton, MO, is the St. Louis area’s business and financial hub, and also includes several architecturally stunning residential neighborhoods. This vibrant downtown district features an array of things to do. Within moments of our hotel, you’ll find excellent restaurants, as well as art galleries, cultural attractions, premium boutique shopping.

With its prime downtown location, the Clayton Plaza Hotel places the best of the city right at your fingertips. Our hotel is within walking distance of a MetroLink station and many wonderful things to do, see and experience. Browse our list of nearby attractions below, and don’t hesitate to ask us for more information.

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Forest Park (1.5 Miles Driving Distance)

Measuring over 1,300 acres, Forest Park provides a calm oasis in the center of St. Louis, and is in many ways the city’s cultural epicenter.

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St. Louis Zoo

Admission is free at this large zoo, which opened over a century ago and features over 18,000 animals.

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St. Louis Art Museum

Beautifully renovated and expanded within the last five years, this museum also offers free admission and a wide-ranging collection of art dating from the Pre-Columbian era to present day.

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Missouri History Museum

Expanded in 2000, this museum offers free admission and a fascinating collection of Missouri-related exhibits.

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The nickname for the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis, an outdoor amphitheater that stages productions in the summer months.

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St. Louis Science Center

This museum also includes the McDonnell Planetarium and the recently-built Exploradome, and offers free admission.

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Gateway Arch (10 Miles Driving Distance, Or Short MetroLink Ride)

No visit to St. Louis is complete without catching sight of the city’s famous arch.

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Busch Stadium (8.5 Miles Driving Distance, Or Short MetroLink Ride)

Catch the St. Louis Cardinals in action at this nearly 44,000-seat stadium, which opened in 2006.

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Washington University In St. Louis (1.3 Miles Driving Distance, Or Short MetroLink Ride)

This prestigious undergraduate and graduate institution counts Rhodes Scholars and Nobel laureates among its alumni, and boasts a leafy, 170-acre campus.

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Delmar Loop (1.8 Miles Driving Distance)

Whether you’re interested in vintage clothes or high-end boutiques, you can find them here in this exciting neighborhood, which is also home to great restaurants and The Pageant Concert NightClub, a popular concert venue.

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Galleria Shopping Center (2 Miles Driving Distance, Or Short MetroLink Ride)

The Galleria offers many high-end stores, featuring the newest and most popular fashions. It also has an array of delicious restaurants in which to enjoy a meal.

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