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Summer is heating up in St. Louis ... and some of the newest area attractions are a must-see for any group heading to town.

McDonnell Polar Bear Point at the Saint Louis Zoo is now open, welcoming back polar bears. The exhibit's first resident, Kali (pronounced "cully"), is a 2½-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear who came to St. Louis from the Buffalo Zoo. Come nose-to-nose with him as he enjoys his state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot habitat, featuring an arctic cave with an expansive glass viewing wall peering into his 50,000-gallon dive pool.

The Saint Louis Art Museum recently opened the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, offering visitors a remarkable outdoor collection of international, modern, and contemporary art, all set along carefully designed landscapes. The sculpture garden was designed by Paris-based landscape architect Michel Desvigne to enhance the already amazing works of art in the museum, and adds yet another wonderful feature to Forest Park.

For a glimpse into St. Louis history, the Missouri History Museum invites guests to explore its latest exhibit, A Walk in 1875. The exhibit presents the most fascinating and comprehensive maps of St. Louis created in 1875, and helps tell the story through artifacts and images. The exhibit gives a glimpse at such topics as cooking, the brewing industry, the infamous Whiskey Ring scandal, and even St. Louis' first baseball field.

From the iconic Gateway Arch to legendary Forest Park, there truly is something for everyone in St. Louis. For more information on all there is to see and do in St. Louis, visit explorestlouis.com/groups.

 

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