There are lots of things that are awesome about St. Louis —not least of all the fact that this October, the city will be home to all kinds of awesome activity as it plays host to the Organo Gold ONE International Conference. With so many Organo Gold family members and distributors heading to St. Louis in October for this not-to-be-missed OG event, we thought we’d take a look at just some of the many other things that are awesome about this not-so hidden gem of a city.
- As we reported last week, St. Louis is the most generous city in the nation — recently it ranked No. 1 in the country as the most philanthropic US city in an annual poll run by Charity Navigator.
- As a direct result of the city’s healthy philanthropic scene, many of the cultural attractions, such as museums and even the city’s 90-acre parkland zoo, are completely free to visit.
- The St. Louis Art Museum has an encyclopedic collection of more than 33,000 works of art spanning five millennia and six continents. It added an East wing in the summer of 2013 which was, not surprisingly, mostly funded by private donors.
- The city is home to America’s tallest monument, The Gateway Arch, often just dubbed “The Arch”. The dramatic stainless steel arch stands at 630 feet, making it twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. The architectural marvel was designed by renowned Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947, but construction didn’t begin on the arch until 1963.
- The city is home to the baseball team the St. Louis Cardinals, who have one of the most beautiful home stadiums in the country in Busch Stadium. Baseball fans in this city are avid and they are everywhere!
- It is home to some pizza so awesome, it is presidential! Famed local pizza joint Pi’s Pizzeria was deemed so good, the owner was flown to the nation’s capital to make 20 pizzas for the Obamas and their staff.
- St. Louis is home to the Missouri Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States. “Botan” as is known by locals, features 79 acres of horticultural display from around the world, including a Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home and a geodesic dome called the Climatron.
- The movie musical Meet Me in St. Louis, was based on a true events. The film, starring Judy Garland, is set in the lead-up to the 1904 World’s Fair, which incidentally was the world’s fair that gave the world two pretty awesome things — the invention of the ice-cream cone and the introduction of Dr. Pepper.
We’ll be keeping you posted on the many other awesome things about St. Louis in the weeks and months leading up to the Organo Gold International Convention, October 4-5, 2014. Be sure to secure your tickets and accommodations now so that you do not miss out on this life-changing and business enhancing conference!