If you're next trip is taking you to or through St. Louis, Missouri there's a few things you don't want to miss out on experiencing.
The Gateway Arch, an Anheuser-Busch brewery tour, the St. Louis Zoo (free and open year-round), and of course all the food. You'll definitely want to try toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake. And let's not forget a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game if you come in the summer.
But St. Louis has a lot of history too; former first lady Julia Dent Grant is from St. Louis, capsules used during the space race were made here, and then there's the majestic 1904 World's Fair. You may have heard of it.
It's the backdrop for the Judy Garland classic, "Meet Me in St. Louis," it's where the waffle-cone was invented, and it's where George Ferris showed off his massive wheel - the Ferris Wheel - for the second and last time.
Nearly 120 years later and the 1904 World's Fair is just as captivating as it was amazing.
Is it the turn of the century wonders it provided? Was it the lights? Does Judy Garland have anything to do with its lasting legacy?
Whatever the reasoning may be, it was undoubtedly the greatest fair the world had ever seen and the awe of it still shines as bright as those amazing lights that told every witness the 20th century was here and things were going to change for the better.
Afterward, buildings, statues, and other features of the great fair were destroyed. The Ferris Wheel sat as an eyesore for a couple years and was eventually imploded, the grand palaces met the wrecking ball, and a lot of the beautiful artwork was shattered to pieces.
But not everything became a pile of dust.
Wood from some of the buildings went on to be used to build homes in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis - a settlement of Italian immigrants; pavilions that represented each of the current United States became homes throughout the city; statuary was purchased and displayed in public and private spaces; and other similar and significant features were dismantled and sent throughout the country.
Ever passed through Birmingham, Alabama? That giant Vulcan statue nearly 200-feet off the ground is from the 1904 World's Fair. Ever heard an organ playing at Macy's Center City in Philadelphia? That organ is from the 1904 World's Fair.
But what's still lingering around St. Louis? Well, let's find out together and take a look at 10 features from the 1904 World's Fair you can find in St. Louis today...