Saint Louisans, feel free to give your honest assessment of these activities. Some of them are a little B-list; some are more child-oriented. Make your own recommendations as well. (I'm not going to the Arch, though.)
First full week of November, remember. Good outdoors weather.
Mansions! Chatillion-Deminl Mansion and / or Lemp Mansion - I'm considering these because that Biltmore Estate is in Asheville and it is not air-conditioned, so this would be the next best thing. Has anyone been to either? How cheesy is the murder dinner theater at the Lemp? It sounds like we'd be there at the end of a long run.
Things I never did in childhood but was curious about: Mastodon State Park. (I was ready to scratch that off the list, and Gary shrieked, "Mastodons! Cool!") Bob Kramer's Marionettes, or the Toy Museum. I've always been mildly curious about both, but never enough to go. Oh, and I want to visit the Puppy Farm.
We also want to re-visit some old favorites, like Grant's Farm and Lone Elk park.
Oh, and did you know if you give the zoo people money you can get up close and personal with the amimals? I've fed the elephant and petted the snakes, but not the giraffe or the cheetahs.
Museums and animals. What do other people do on vacation?