As previously mentioned, I've been pretty busy laying around the pool lately, but the CC&G Posse/Krewe will be back on the road shortly. In the meantime, here are some awesome places to take visiting family/friends in the St Louis area on Labor Day Weekend, none of which are the City Museum. The City Museum is awesome, of course, but I get so tired of people recommending nothing but that and Ted Drewes every time someone asks for suggestions on where to take Aunt Susie and the kids. All links will open in a new tab/window depending on your browser.
1. The Newman Money Museum, in the basement of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. It's practically like a secret museum, so few people know about it. And they have the Ben Franklin SpokesMannequin. Free.
2. The Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail and Museum. You have to see it to believe it. Also free.
3. Backstage Tour of the Fox Theater - I already checked for you, there is a tour on Saturday. It will include the backstage area and organ performance on one of the two Wurlizters. Tour at 10:30, $8.
4. Faust Park Carousel, Historic Village, and Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House. That's a whole lot of entertainment for just $7 per adult and $5 per kid ($1 carousel rides, $4-6 Butterfly House admission).
5. Suson Park - I'm going to tell you a secret: If you have kids under 6, they are just as happy seeing a cow as they are a polar bear or a Clydesdale. Skip the insane crowds at the Zoo and Grants Farm (both of which are top notch, but save them for a non-holiday weekend) and have a picnic at Suson instead.
Of course, I am leaving out a ton of options for people of all ages, so don't forget to dig around in the archives for more ideas! Or if you're at a loss as to how to entertain Uncle Bob the military buff, or your 16 year old niece who is going through that black lipstick phase, leave me a comment and I'll give you more suggestions.