26 Reasons To Appreciate The Hidden Gem Of St. Louis

No one wants to be known as a "fly-over" city. St. Louis, nestled in the Midwest about three hundred miles from its more popular cousin, Chicago, has long had that unfortunate designation, along with a spot on lists such as "America's Saddest Cities" and "Most Dangerous U.S. Cities.

But there's the case to be made for "The Lou", as it's affectionately called, as America's most hidden gem.