Times readers' underrated destinations of the world
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St. Louis, Mo.( James A. Finley / Associated Press )
Although St. Louis is a medium-sized Midwestern city, it contains the cultural attractions of a large European city, most free of charge. St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden and the Cathedral Basilica are all major and impressive venues. Not to mention Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the Arch. Lodging and food in the city are fair-priced, and nearly all parking is free, even at major venues. St. Louis has the best value of any urban destination anywhere.
-- Casey Coryell, Atlanta