Photo of St. Louis Skyline

Explore St. Louis

McKendree is located in historic Lebanon, IL. Lebanon's Main Street is home to charming specialty shops, unique restaurants and Victorian architecture. Students wishing to explore the region surrounding McKendree are just 25 minutes from St. Louis - a major resource for cultural experiences, job and internship opportunities, and entertainment.

Two professional sports teams - Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey - play in downtown St. Louis venues. Laclede's Landing, a revitalized riverfront district features entertainment opportunities, restaurants, shops; and the Gateway Arch Park, which surrounds the famous Gateway Arch, provides beautiful views of the city.

Union Station, formerly St. Louis' train terminal, houses a hotel, specialty shops, restaurants, and a man-made pond for paddle-boating under the old train shed. South Grand Blvd. is a center for international markets and cuisine; historic Soulard, features an open-air farmer's market and beautifully restored homes; the Hill is home to Italian neighborhoods, shops and restaurants; and the Central West End, with its eateries, antique shops, and grand old homes, are just a few of the neighborhoods visitors love to explore.

St. Louis' Forest Park, site of the 1904 World's Fair, outdoes New York's Central Park in size and free attractions. Frequented by runners, rollerbladers and golfers, the park also hosts some of the region's favorite cultural and educational institutions: the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center and the Missouri History Museum. All are free to the public. Even the Municipal Opera (affectionately known as the Muny), a 12,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, offers free seats for its summer theater productions.

Five state parks and hundreds of neighborhood parks make St. Louis one of the greenest regions in the nation and a beautiful place to visit.

St. Louis attractions include:


The Arch

Butterfly House

The Delmar Loop

Edison Theatre

The Family Arena

The Fox Theater

Mo. Botanical Gardens

St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission

St. Louis Galleria

Opera Theatre of St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre

St. Louis Mills

Six Flags

Sheldon Concert Hall

Enterprise Center

St. Louis Science Center

St. Louis Shakespeare Company

Grant's Farm

The Magic House

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Cardinals

Hidden Valley Ski Resort

St. Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Symphony