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
This magnificent Greek Revival home known as Mudd's Grove was completed in 1860Kirkwood, MO Museums
Gov. Dunklin, who served 1832-1836, is credited with founding state'Herculaneum, MO Cemeteries
Three conservation areas comprise 17,500 acres, including grassland, cropland, forest, trails, auto tours, wildlife viewing blinds, plus 32St. Charles, MO Conservation Areas
Tour the historical village of authentic homes dating from the 1840s to the 1880s, that have been re-located to Faust Park from St. Louis County to show the area's history and culture. Visit the Mertz Family Cabin, the home of Dr. Fredrick Bates with detached kitchen, the blacksmith'Chesterfield, MO Museums