St. Louis is the urban center for the Greater St. Louis area with a population of over two million.
Cultural opportunities include the St. Louis Art Museum, numerous art galleries, the St. Louis
Symphony Orchestra, an acclaimed opera company, several professional theaters, the Science Center,
and the superb St. Louis Zoo. The Wagih Bari Society of St. Louis Pathologists sponsors gatherings of
the community of pathologists in the region for the enjoyment of scientific discourse. Opportunities
abound for tennis, softball, golf, jogging, ice skating, handball, and other sports in the numerous parks
in the city and county. Rivers within a one-day drive provide canoeing and float trips. Professional
sports are represented by the baseball Cardinals, the Rams football team, and the hockey Blues. Saint
Louis University fields nationally competitive Billiken teams in basketball and soccer.