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St. Louis is quirky and stylish, cultured and progressive with a student-friendly atmosphere highlighted by its famous Midwestern charm and old-world elegance. Home to more than 2.9 million people, St. Louis is an urban metropolis with vibrant neighborhoods, free events and attractions yet maintains a small-town sensibility and accessibility.
Beyond the borders of campus students intermingle with locals in many of St. Louis’ unique districts from the eclectic vibe of the Delmar Loop to the café-lined sidewalks of the Central West End to the energy of Downtown St. Louis – each within easy reach of Fontbonne by bus, light rail or automobile. It’s said that no other city in the U.S. has more free attractions, events and festivals than St. Louis – so get your agenda book ready, you’ll be busy here.
We are located truly in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area, and that's good news for you. Our campus is located just minutes from Forest Park, site of the 1904 World's Fair, which outdoes New York's Central Park in size. Frequented by runners, rollerbladers and picnickers, the park also hosts some of the region's favorite cultural and educational institutions: the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and the Missouri History Museum. All are free to the public. Even the Municipal Opera, a 12,000-seat outdoor ampitheater, offers free seats for its summer theatre. Map.
Three professional sports teams - Cardinals baseball, Rams football and Blues hockey - play in downtown St. Louis venues. And Laclede's Landing, a revitalized riverfront district, features shops, restaurants, and of course, the Gateway Arch.
Hockey: St. Louis Blues
Other highlights include "the Loop," a nearby area of University City that offers an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, music venues and more; Union Station, formerly St. Louis' train terminal, which now houses a comedy club, hotel, specialty shops and restaurants, and a man-made pond for paddle-boating under the old train shed; South Grand Boulevard, a center for ethnic restaurants and art galleries; historic Soulard neighborhood featuring an open-air farmer's market, beautifully restored homes and the Anheuser-Busch brewery; "The Hill", home to Italian neighborhoods, shops and restaurants; and the Central West End, with its eateries, antique shops, and grand old homes.
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.
Fontbonne University is located in Clayton, Missouri (an upscale district of St. Louis). Withing walking distance from campus Fontbonne students enjoy the expansive natural beauty and many cultural attractions of Forest Park, one of the nation's largest urban parks - an oasis of culture and calm.
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