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
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
Features estate-bottled wines from nearby vineyards. Tour vineyards and winery, enjoy wine garden/picnic area. Home of Gruhlke's Microbrewery, Missouri's first combination winery/microbrewery. Sample some excellent ales and fine Bias vineyards' wines. Relax in beer/Berger, MO Wineries