Soapy's Guide To St. Louis

Soapy as a puppy at Herbaria

Soapy became our shop dog when she showed up at our door in 2002. Lucky us! Follow her on Instagram @herbariasoap. Find over 500 pics of the gorgeous Catahoula at #soapyherbaria

Many visitors to Herbaria fall in love with Soapy. With her tail-wagging welcomes, she’s our Customer Service Specialist. Below are some of the places she likes to visit around St. Louis. Let Soapy serve as your concierge.

Locations are arranged from the river westward, then east over the Mississippi into Illinois, then even further afield back in Missouri.

The photos below link to the location's website for further information.


Soapy and the Gateway Arch St. LouisSt. Louis Gateway Arch

Arch Riverboat cruise Soapy in Pilot HouseGateway Arch Riverboat Cruise

Kiener Plaza St. LouisKiener Plaza

Basilica of St. Louis King, St. Louis Old CathedralBasilica of St. Louis, King, known as the Old Cathedral

Busch Stadium St. LouisBusch Stadium

Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy MuseumEugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum

National Blues MuseumNational Blues Museum

CityGarden sculpture park st. louis, MOCitygarden

St. Louis Old Post OfficeSt. Louis Old Post Office

Peabody Opera House St. LouisPeabody Opera House, formerly Kiel Opera House

Soldiers Memorial St. LouisSoldier's Memorial Military Museum

Campbell House Museum St. LouisCampbell House Museum

Carl Milles' fountain "The Meeting of the Waters" in Aloe Plaza"The Meeting of the Waters" fountain by Carl Milles in Aloe Plaza


Union Station St. LouisSt. Louis Union Station

Wainwright BuildingWainwright Building

City Museum St. LouisCity Museum

Soulard Farmer's MarketSoulard Farmer's Market

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour Center St. LouisAnheuser-Busch Brewery Tour Center

Scott Joplin House State Park St. Louis, MissouriScott Joplin State Historic Site

Forest Park

Art Hill, Forest Park, St. Louis, MOArt Hill at the St. Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Art MuseumSt. Louis Art Museum

Jewel BoxJewel Box

St. Louis Science CenterSt. Louis Science Center

McDonnell Planetarium, St. Louis Science CenterMcDonnell Planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center

Turtle Park, Forest Park St. LouisTurtle Park

St. Louis ZooSt. Louis Zoo

You guessed it. Dogs are not permitted in the zoo. This is the only attraction in Soapy's Guide to St. Louis, where we've added her to a place she did not actually visit.

Missouri History MuseumMissouri History Museum

The Muny The Muny 

Still in St. Louis

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MOBellefontaine Cemetery

Saopy and "Joe" at the Pulitzer Foundation for the ArtsPulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Cathedral Basilica of Saint LouisCathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Samuel Cupples House & Gallery, St. Louis UniversitySamuel Cupples House & Gallery

The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. LouisEarth Rabbit in Strauss Park, across from The Fabulous Fox Theatre

World Chess Hall of FameWorld Chess Hall of Fame

Missouri Botanical Garden Director Peter Wise JacksonMissouri Botanical Garden, Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, director

O'Connell's Pub St. LouisO'Connell's Pub

The HillThe Hill, St. Louis' Italian District

The HillMsgr. Bommarito, pastor of St. Ambrose Church on The Hill

Lyda Krewson, St. Louis MayorSt. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson

Mayor Slay at Oliva on The Hill in St. LouisFormer Mayor Francis Slay at Oliva on The Hill

Ulysses S Grant National Historic SiteUlysses S Grant National Historic Site

KTVI anchor John PertzbornKTVI anchor John Pertzborn

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Route 66, St. LouisTed Drewes Frozen Custard

The blurs are due to a Ted Drewes concrete on the lens.

Missouri History Museum Library & Research CenterMissouri History Museum Library & Research Center

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington UniversityMildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis County

Walk of Fame, Delmar Loop, University City, St. Louis CountyWalk of Fame in the Delmar Loop, University City

St. Louis Mercantile LibrarySt. Louis Mercantile Library

Magic House, Kirkwood, MissouriThe Magic House—St. Louis Children's Museum

Holocaust Museum and Learning CenterHolocaust Museum and Learning Center

Cromlech Glen, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Sunset Hills, St. Louis CountyCromlech Glen, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Sunset Hills

The Museum Of Transportation, Kirkwood, St. Louis CountyMuseum Of Transportation, Kirkwood

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, St. Louis CountyFrank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, Kirkwood

AKC Museum of the Dog, Queeny Park, St. LouisAmerican Kennel Club Museum of the Dog has moved to 101 Park Avenue, New York City.

Hindu TempleHindu Temple of St. Louis

Jefferson Barracks National CemeteryJefferson Barracks National Cemetery, South St. Louis County

Missouri Civil War MuseumMissouri Civil War Museum, Jefferson Barracks

Castlewood State ParkCastlewood State Park, Ballwin

St. Louis AirportSt. Louis International Airport

The Awakening in ChesterfieldThe Awakening by Seward Johnson, Chesterfield

Illinois Side

Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, East St. Louis, IllinoisMalcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, East St. Louis, Illinois

Eads Bridge, East St. Louis, IllinoisEads Bridge, East St. Louis, Illinois

Monks Mound, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Cahokia, IllinoisMonks Mound, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Cahokia, Illinois

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IllinoisNational Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Illinois

Confluence State ParkEdward “Ted” and Pat Jones Confluence Point State Park

Audubon Center at RiverlandsAudubon Center at Riverlands

Lincoln Douglas Square, Alton, IllinoisLincoln Douglas Square, Alton, Illinois

Further Afield

Meramec CavernsMeramec Caverns

Pickle Springs Natural AreaPickle Springs Natural Area, Sainte Genevieve County

Hickory CanyonsHickory Canyons, Sainte Genevieve County

Daniel Boone HomeDaniel Boone Home, Defiance

Weldon Spring Site & Interpretive CenterWeldon Springs Site, Weldon Springs

Katy TrailKaty Trail State Park, St. Charles County

WF&P Railroad, Wildwood, MO

WF&P Railroad, Wildwood, MO

Howell Island Conservation AreaHowell Island Conservation Area, St. Charles County

Head's Store, Saint AlbansHead's Store, Saint Albans

Myron and Sophie Glassberg Family Conservation Area, Pacific, MO

Black Madonna ShrineBlack Madonna Shrine, Pacific

Soapy's Ragtime Ball

Soapy's playful dance will make you smile.

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