【旅行編】小旅行・ミズーリ州(セントルイス/セントルイス動物園) / Travel to Missouri ( St. Louis / Saint Louis zoo )

<Written in both Japanese and English>



Because a lot of photographs are necessary for the explanation, I will write it in both Japanese and English.


Hey Guys❗ I'm ollafy❗

February was hectic for me, it was difficult to update my blog... Things have finally settled down at work, I will update it.

I would like to introduce my travel experience to Missouri in this article.

We went to Missouri the end of March, 2018. Because we got paid holiday on friday, we decided on candidates for a place where we can make a round-trip by car in 3 days.  Also, since I had not been in a year since I arrived in the US, I tried to avoid long distance driving.

I have three main perpose for this travel😜😜

1. ゲートウェイアーチに登る
    Go up to the Gateway Arch.
2. バドワイザーを製造しているアンハイザー・ブッシュの工場を見学する
    Join the plant tour of Anheuser-Busch.
3. Route 66を走る
    Drive the Route 66.


First of all, you guys think where is St. Louis ❓ The place is in the inland part south of Chicago.


I also checked "Wikipedia". The explanation is as follows:


セントルイス」『フリー百科事典 ウィキペディア日本語版』。

2018年1月16日 07:12 (UTC)、URL:セントルイス - Wikipedia

セントルイス(St. Louis [seɪnt ˈluːɪs, sənt ˈluːɪs])は、アメリカ合衆国ミズーリ州東部、ミシシッピ川ミズーリ川の合流点に位置する商工業都市。どの郡にも属さない独立市である。人口は319,294人(2010年国勢調査[2])。セントルイス大都市圏(英語版) (MSA) の人口は2,811,588人で全米20位。広域都市圏 (CSA) の人口は2,916,447人(いずれも2015年推計[3])である。


西郊と南郊の高級住宅地を除いて犯罪発生率は高く、モーガン・クイットノー社 (Morgan Quitno) [1]の調査ではデトロイトと並んで「全米の危険な都市」ランキングのワースト3常連であり、2002年・2006年の調査ではワースト1であった。特に市北部ではスラムを形成している。また、ミシシッピ川を挟み、東部はイリノイ州イースセントルイス市となっているが、ここは産業空白地帯ゆえに都市空洞化が極端に進み荒廃し、さらに危険である(下記注)。イースセントルイス市においては人口の97%がアフリカ系であり、全米で最もアフリカ系アメリカ人人口比率の高い都市のひとつとなっている[5]。



"St. Louis" "Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia."

1 March 2019 05:08 UTC, URL:St. Louis - Wikipedia

St. Louis (/seɪnt ˈluːɪs/)[10][11][12] is an independent city[13] and major inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2017 population of 308,626[8] and is the cultural and economic center of the St. Louis metropolitan area (home to nearly 3,000,000 people), which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, the second-largest in Illinois (after Chicago), and the 22nd-largest in the United States.

Prior to European settlement, the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. In 1764, following France's defeat in the Seven Years' War, the area was ceded to Spain and retroceded back to France in 1800. In 1803, the United States acquired the territory as part of the Louisiana Purchase.[14] During the 19th century, St. Louis developed as a major port on the Mississippi River; at the time of the 1870 Census it was the fourth-largest city in the U.S. It separated from St. Louis County in 1877, becoming an independent city and limiting its own political boundaries. In 1904, it hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Summer Olympics.

The economy of metropolitan St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. Its metro area is home to major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Centene, Boeing Defense, Emerson, Energizer, Panera, Enterprise, Peabody Energy, Ameren, Post Holdings, Monsanto, Edward Jones, Go Jet, Purina and Sigma-Aldrich. Nine of the ten Fortune 500 companies based in Missouri are located within the St. Louis metropolitan area. This city has also become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical and research presence due to institutions such as Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. St. Louis has two professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. One of the city's iconic sights is the 630-foot (192 m) tall Gateway Arch in the downtown area.

The city of St. Louis has, as of April 2017, the highest murder rate, per capita, in the United States,[104] with 188 homicides in 2015 (59.3 homicides per 100,000)[105][106] and ranks No. 13 of the most dangerous cities in the world by homicide rate. Detroit, Flint, Memphis, Oakland, and some smaller cities with fewer than 100,000 population (ex. Camden) have higher overall violent crime rates than St. Louis, when comparing other crimes such as rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.[105] St. Louis index crime rates have declined almost every year since the peak in 1993 (16,648), to the 2014 level of 7,931 (which is the sum of violent crimes and property crimes) per 100,000. In 2015, the index crime rate reversed the 2005-2014 decline to a level of 8,204. Between 2005 and 2014, violent crime has declined by 20%, although rates of violent crime remains 6 times higher than the United States national average and property crime in the city remains 2 ​1⁄2 times the national average.[107] St. Louis has a significantly higher homicide rate than the rest of the U.S. for both whites and blacks and a higher proportion committed by males. As of October 2016, 7 of the homicide suspects were white, 95 black, 0 Hispanic, 0 Asian and only 1 female out of the 102 suspects. In 2016, St. Louis was the most dangerous city in the United States with populations of 100,000 or more, ranking 1st in violent crime and 2nd in property crime. It was also ranked 6th of the most dangerous of all establishments in the United States, and East St. Louis, a suburb of the city itself, was ranked 1st.[108][109] The St. Louis Police Department at the end of 2016 reported a total of 188 murders for the year, the same number of homicides that had occurred in the city in 2015.[110] According to the STLP At the end of 2017, St. Louis had 205 murders but the city only recorded 159 inside St. Louis city limits.[111][112] The new Chief of Police, John Hayden said two-thirds (67%) of all the murders and one-half of all the assaults are concentrated in a triangular area in the North part of the city.


色々ごちゃごちゃ紹介しましたが、要はSt Louis=超危険っていう情報なんです。😅😅
Although I introduced a variety of things, the point I want to say is that the information is St Louis = super dangerous.


Let me introduce the details❕❕

まず初日は朝早くに出発し、St. Louisへ。St louisではまずSaint Louis動物園へ向かいます。
The first day I left early in the morning and headed to St Louis. We visited St. Lois Zoo first in St. louis.

The size of the St. Louis Zoo is also big and it is free.



Saint Louis Zoo map

This zoo is roughly divided into six ereas.

1. Historic Hill
2. Red Rocks
3. Lakeside Crossing
4. River's Edge
5. The wild
6. Discovery corner


We proceeded clockwise from right (1→2→1→5→3→6→4).


In the next article, I would like to introduce each area.