61st Annual Systematics Symposium
Integrating Approaches to Macroevolution: Combining Fossils and Phylogeny
October 10-11, 2014

Contact:  Peter Hoch

For those who fly to St. Louis, airport limousines may be taken directly to some of the hotels listed on this page. You may also use the Metrolink lightrail system to travel from the airport to the Missouri Botanical Garden via a city bus: depart Metrolink at the Central West End station and board the MetroBus #80 Park-Shaw to the Garden's Ridgway Center. For those who drive, highway signs directing you to the Garden are posted along Interstate 44 and Vandeventer Ave. The main Garden entrance is at 4344 Shaw Blvd., between Vandeventer and Grand Blvd. For information on airfares and car rentals, please call Brentwood Travel, St. Louis, at + 1 (800) 527-1059.

Some hotel suggestions are listed below for your convenience.

*Hotels closest to the Garden.

*Holiday Inn
Forest Park
5915 Wilson Ave. at I-44
+1 (314) 645-0700

*Red Roof Inn
5823 Wilson Ave. at I-44
+ 1 (314) 645-0101

*Drury Inn - Near Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Avenue at I-44 and Hampton Ave.
+ 1-314-646-0770 or + 1 (800) 378-7946   

*Best Western Inn at the Park
4630 Lindell Blvd.
+ 1 (314) 367-7500 or + 1 (800) 373-7501

*Motel 6
6500 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
+ 1 (314) 892-3664 or + 1 (800) 466-8356

*Water Tower Inn
3545 Lafayette 63104 at I-44 and Grand
+ 1 (314) 977-7500

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Restaurants: Well known fast-food restaurants can be found along Kingshighway, Chippewa and Hampton Roads. There are many inexpensive Asian restaurants nearby along Grand Ave. and many Italian restaurants on The Hill, the neighborhood southwest of the Garden.

For information about visiting Missouri Botanical Garden for research related activities please review our Visitor's Guide.

For information about hotels and restaurants in the area of the Garden please review the Accomodations page.


Many of the past Systematics Symposia are available for purchase from Missouri Botanical Garden Press. For a list of the available symposia and their prices, see the web page at or contact or write to: 

MBG Press
Missouri Botanical Garden
PO Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

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