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Ride Metro To STL250’s Signature Events This Weekend

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A painting depicting the founding of St. Louis, created in 1861 by artist August Becker.  Missouri History Museum.

A painting depicting the founding of St. Louis, created in 1861 by artist August Becker. Missouri History Museum.

Update: The Burnin’ Love event at Art Hill in Forest Park was rescheduled Friday, Feb. 14 to Tuesday, Feb. 18 due to icy weather conditions. 

Don’t look now, but St. Louis’ 250th big birthday celebrations are starting!

Yep, it’s been 250 years since that blustery February day in 1764 when a 14-year old Auguste Chouteau and a company of a few dozen men approached our now familiar bend in the Mississippi in their small river boat.

STL250 will present several big ticket events during Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-17. Avoid the hassles of driving and take Metro public transit to these signature events!

The Biggest Birthday Bash at the Missouri History Museum

Regular museum hours.

Take the MetroLink Red or Blue Line to Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station or MetroBus #90 Hampton route.

Reenactment of the Founding at St. Louis City Hall

Saturday (Feb. 15) 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Take the MetroLink Red or Blue Line to Civic Center Station, Multiple MetroBus routes including the #99 Downtown Trolley.

A reenactors encampment, set up at the southern leg of the Gateway Arch, can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take the MetroLink Red or Blue Line to Arch-Laclede’s Station.

The Biggest Birthday Ball at the Missouri History Museum

Sunday (Feb. 16) 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Take the MetroLink Red or Blue Line to Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station or MetroBus route #90 Hampton.

Burnin’ Love at Art Hill in Forest Park (Rescheduled) 

Tuesday (Feb. 18) 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Take MetroBus #90 Hampton route northbound to Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station

A MetroLink-themed STL250 cake can now be viewed at the Shrewsbury Station.

A MetroLink-themed STL250 cake can now be viewed at the Shrewsbury Station.

You can also take transit to visit many of the special 250 cake sculptures that will appear across the region as part of stl250’s “Cakeway to the West” public art project including one at our Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station.

Use Metro’s new Trip Planner featuring real time bus arrivals to plan your trip!

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