Summer adventures are in full swing, but there are two major tourist attractions going head-to-head to be the best to visit. has put together a list of the underrated and overrated places to visit in each state and the are pinning two of my favorite attractions against each other, The St. Louis Arch and the St. Louis Zoo. So, which one is the best and which one is just ok? Well according to the website, the St. Louis Zoo is underrated, where the Arch is overrated and I tend to agree.

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Don't get me wrong, The Arch is a wonderful site to see and visit and learn the history, but it’s too pricey to go inside the arch, and who really wants to climb 1,076 steps? Not this chick. Whereas the zoo is a free attraction, yes there are shows and some exhibits you do have to pay for, but it's not too expensive. Also, the zoo is always changing and adding new exhibits, animals, and learning experiences for everyone.

The Arch did do through a major multimillion-dollar renovation, and it is a site to see, but there is really nothing exciting about The Arch except the history behind it. To be honest, I've lived in the Midwest for over 30-years and I have never been in the Arch, it just doesn't seem interesting to me. Now, I am a history buff and I do enjoy learning about it and the meaning of the Arch, but I truly have no desire to climb the stairs. I would much rather do all those steps at the zoo looking at my favorite animals and walking through my favorite part of the zoo River's Edge.

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