In Search of St. Louis' Unique Museums

From the Museum of the Dog to a World Chess Hall of Fame, these gems give St. Louis its flavor

Flying just below the radar, a platoon of St. Louis-area museums explores a wide swath of niche subjects, like Daniel Boone, the world of chess, contemporary religious art and the largest pre-Columbian city north of Mexico. You might not see these museums on a top-ten list (then again, you might), but they richly deserve a visit and will abundantly enhance your trip to St. Louis.