Plan Your Visit

Washington University in St. Louis has been an integral part of the St. Louis community since its founding in 1853. The Danforth Campus is seven miles west of the Mississippi riverfront and the Arch, and only 10 miles from Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

Three distinct neighborhoods surround the suburban Danforth Campus: University City, Clayton and Forest Park. University City's eclectic shopping district, The Loop, is a frequent gathering place for students. Clayton is the financial and business district for St. Louis County. Forest Park covers 1,300 acres containing the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, the Science Center and many other free attractions.


Navigate to and within the Washington University campus.


Metro now provides mass transit service to the airport, the Washington University campus and many surrounding neighborhoods. Find transportation options available to you in St. Louis.

Hotel Information

Washington University's Charles F. Knight Center provides convenient access to campus and the surrounding area. Find information about the Knight Center and hotels in the surrounding area for your stay in St. Louis.

St. Louis Information

St. Louis is alive with cultural and entertainment options for you to consider during your visit to Washington University. Find information on some options in the area.

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