On the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, Chicago is the star of the Midwest. Starting out as a meager trading post at the mouth of the Chicago River and growing through the decades to become one of the largest cities in the United States, and now an international trading center. Nicknamed the “Windy City”, Chicago was crucial to the growth of the United States.
Located about 300 miles southwest, St. Louis, perched on the edge of the Mississippi River, also has its beginnings in early trading. It too has been a key city in the migration west. With its stunning arch, St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West”.
These cosmopolitan cities are filled with both history and progress toward the future. Each thriving in their own rights yet linked together by history as being instrumental in helping further the exploration and passage to the West. Both cities have a lot to offer the business or pleasure traveler; hubs for business, attractions for vacationers, stunning water views, and much more - these cities are worth the trip.
There are many ways to get between the two cities; the fast track by plane or a scenic drive, and everything in between. How far is St. Louis from Chicago? The distance between Chicago to St. Louis is 300 miles. Photo: f11photo/Fotolia
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