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Take a Walk on the Moon

It’s not every day you get to take a walk on the Moon, but when you stay with us there are plenty of fun activities just down the street. All of these stellar experiences are less than two miles from the Moonrise Hotel!

Pin-up Bowl | 125 feet

Pin-Up Bowl is more than just bowling—it’s St. Louis’ original bowling and martini lounge! Plus, it’s right next door to the Moonrise Hotel. This is an awesome spot for a signature cocktail and some late-night bowling.

Forest Park | .7 miles

Forest Park has been named the best city park in America. And we agree! Forest Park has 1,300 acres of park to explore including museums, a zoo, running and biking trails and much more.

Saint Louis Art Museum | 1.4 miles

The Saint Louis Art Museum showcases over 33,000 objects, 5,000 different artists and 481 different cultures in its collections. And with the exception of some special exhibits, it’s all free! Be sure to check out their site to see if you’ll be in town for any of their stellar late-night events throughout the year.

Missouri History Museum | 1.2 miles

The Missouri History Museum has permanent and short-term exhibits all year long, including a permanent exhibit on the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Admission to the museum is free, though special exhibits do charge admission.

Boathouse Forest Park | 1.7 miles

The Boathouse in Forest Park offers more than a stellar view with delicious dining! While there, you can also rent a paddleboat and take it for a spin around the lake. If you’re visiting during the summer, try to reserve a spot on the Moonlight Paddleboat Picnic.

The Pageant | 246 feet

Just out the front door of the hotel and to the left is The Pageant, which has been named one of the best venues in the US for its size! Typically, you can get early admission to shows if you get a drink at Halo Bar beforehand. Plus, grab a hot dog from Steve’s Hot Dogs in Suite 100. There are no bad seats at The Pageant.

Delmar Hall | Finished in September 2016!

The newest venue on the Delmar Loop is Delmar Hall, right down the street from The Pageant. This venue is smaller, and will host more intimate shows. Definitely a must-try if there’s a show when you’re in town.

The Duck Room | .3 miles

Blueberry Hill’s The Duck Room is legendary! Chuck Berry (yes, THAT Chuck Berry) played here regularly for years. The best thing about The Duck Room is that to get to it, you pass through Joe Edwards’ own collections displayed in Blueberry Hill.

The Tivoli Theatre | .3 miles

The Tivoli Theatre shows not only independent and more obscure movies, but also cult classics! Enjoy a cocktail and popcorn while watching a favorite, or what could be a new favorite.

Red Herring Escape Room | .3 miles

Test your wits and see just how cunning you are while trying to master the Oval-ish Office or the Deathly Inheritance at the Red Herring Escape Room. They only take an hour, so there’s plenty of time to grab dinner or drinks nearby on the Delmar Loop.

Serendipity Gallery | 190 feet

Serendipity Gallery features works of art in the form of photographs, jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and more from contemporary artists. Take a look around and find a piece of art that moves you.

Componere Gallery | .3 miles

Componere Gallery provides a space for artists to showcase their unique works and a place for shoppers of all kinds to find handcrafted jewelry, affordable prints and paintings, functional and decorative glass and ceramic art, imaginative Steampunk lamps and more.

If this list isn’t enough excitement, check out for more listings of all the Delmar Loop happenings.