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MAALL 2012 Conference

Travel and Transportation

By Car

Approaching from the east: Follow I-64, I-70 across the Mississippi River. Take I-70 north and exit immediately on Memorial Drive. Go 2 blocks north. Turn left on Market Street and continue to the end of the first block. The Drury Plaza will be on your left at the corner. Since the cross street (4th) is one-way northbound, you'll need to continue west one block and make three left turns to put yourself directly in front of the hotel.

Approaching from the west: Follow I-64 to the 6th Street exit (a.k.a "Last Missouri Exit"). At the bottom of the ramp, turn left on Gratiot. Continue 2 blocks east to 4th Street. Turn left (north) and continue about five blocks. The Drury Plaza will be on your right.

Approaching from the south: Follow I-55 until exit 209B. At that fork, stay to the left. Continue to the next divide (251C) where you should take the right lane. Then stay on the left side which will put you onto Memorial Drive. Go 2 blocks north. Turn left on Market Street and continue to the end of the first block. The Drury Plaza will be on your left at the corner. Since the cross street (4th) is one-way northbound, you'll need to continue west one block and make three left turns to put yourself directly in front of the hotel.

Approaching from the north (or west): Follow I-70 to downtown. Exit at 250B. Continue straight along Memorial Drive for about two blocks until you come to Market Street (immediately after Chestnut). Turn right on Market Street and continue to the end of the first block. The Drury Plaza will be on your left at the corner. Since the cross street (4th) is one-way northbound, you'll need to continue west one block and make three left turns to put yourself directly in front of the hotel.

Approaching from the southwest: Follow I-44 to its merger with I-55. Continue shortly on I-55 to exit 209B. At that fork, stay to the left. Continue to the next divide (251C) where you should take the right lane. Then stay on the left side which will put you onto Memorial Drive. Go 2 blocks north. Turn left on Market Street and continue to the end of the first block. The Drury Plaza will be on your left at the corner. Since the cross street (4th) is one-way northbound, you'll need to continue west one block and make three left turns to put yourself directly in front of the hotel.

Overnight parking at the hotel: $16.00/night for hotel guests. Local attendees not staying at the hotel should use the Stadium East Parking Garage at 200 S. Broadway. There is an entrance off 4th Street as well (http://www.stl-starrs.org/STARRSMap.pdf)

By Air

METRO light rail from either terminal (#1 formerly Main or #2 formerly East). There are stations at both terminals. All trains will go to your destination of 8th and Pine. Exit the station and walk east on Pine four blocks to N. 4th Street. Turn right (south) and walk 2 blocks past the Old Court House to the corner of Market St. and N. 4th Street. The Drury Plaza is on the southeast corner of the intersection. [Google Maps search: from A) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport; to B) Drury Plaza Hotel, South 4th Street, St. Louis, MO]

Fare from the airport is $4.00. Return fare on the light rail system is $2.50.

By Rail

There is Amtrak service from Chicago, Kansas City, and Little Rock. Visit http://www.amtrak.com/midwest-train-routes to see if the train might be an option. From the Amtrak station, it's a short (about 1 mile) cab ride to the Drury Plaza Hotel on South 4th Street. There is also Metro Rail service, Civic Center Station to 8th and Pine.

By Bus

The arrival of all major inter-city buses is the Gateway Transportation Station, which is also the Amtrak station. Follow the directions listed above for arrival "By rail".