Four states in three days. Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. Jon and I have been wanting to go to City Museum in St. Louis for quite awhile now. Weekend trips had been planned several times and fell through for various reasons. But, we finally made it happen. Punch Brothers were playing a show in Paducah, Kentucky. We decided to make a weekend trip out of it.
We left early Friday morning headed to St. Louis. We checked in to our hotel and then jetted off to City Museum. If you have never visited the museum, you need to go! Floor after floor of complete insanity and fun for kids of all ages.
After leaving the museum, we headed down the riverfront to visit the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Home of the Gateway Arch. Being chilly outside, we quickly made our way to the underground entrance to the arch. The tram ride to the top was adventure in itself! Although the view is amazing, the top of the arch is a bit underwhelming due to the small size of the viewing windows. We happened to be there on a clear day, so we were able to see quite a bit of downtown St. Louis.
Saturday morning, we checked out of our St. Louis hotel and headed towards Paducah, Kentucky. Just before crossing into Kentucky is the town of Metropolis, Illinois. In 1972, DC Comics pronounced Metropolis as the official home of Superman. Metropolis is a small town that has definitely tried to take advantage of its name. A huge statue of Superman can be found right in the middle of Metropolis’ downtown area. Directly across the street from the statue is a Superman memorabilia museum.
Saturday night found us at the Punch Brothers show at the Carson Center in Paducah. Great show and a great venue.
On Sunday morning, we headed back towards Louisville. We stopped in the town of Murray to meet up with a friend for lunch.
800+ miles and four states in our new car. Another great weekend!