Since the arrival of early settlers in 1764, the St. Louis Region has connected with the explorer in all of us. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark headed west from the village that is now St. Louis in 1803 to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. This began an adyssey that marked this area as the "Gateway to the West" for pioneers and trappers seeking fortune and adventure.
From the majestic Meramac Caverns and cobblestone streets of St. Charles, to the towering Gateway Arch and tucked-away neighborhoods of St. Louis, this region brings charm and the unexpected to every aspect of your Missouri vacation.
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The ancestral home of Fred and Mabel Ruth Anheuser, affectionately known to many as Fredmar Farms, is located in Kimmswick, Missouri just 25 miles south of downtown St. Louis. This historic estate was gifted to Fred and Mabel Ruth in the 1940's by his father, W. Fred Anheuser. Fred'Kimmswick, MO Historic Homes
A small section of Route 66, the fabled "Mother Road" is preserved within park boundaries. Exhibits on the history of Route 66, and Times Beach, the community that once existed here, as well as a Route 66 themed gift shop can be found in the visitor center. The park also offers 419Eureka, MO State Parks
Six Flags St. Louis is one of the state's most thrilling theme parks and water parks (free with theme park admission). The water park is an amazing 12 acres. The park is also home of THE BOSS, one of the country's top wooden roller coasters. Some of Six Flags' exciting rides include:Eureka, MO Theme Parks