Local Area Attractions
Make the St. Louis West KOA your base camp for exploring all that St Louis has to offer. Located less than 2 miles from Six Flags and just 30 minutes from the St. Louis Arch we can be your home away from home for adventures in the Gateway City to the West.
Six Flags at St. Louis and Hurricane Harbor Adventure Park
Located less than 2 miles from Six Flags, let us be your base camp for your roller coaster adventure! Enjoy the thrilling roller coaster rides, rides for the small ones and much more. Non-stop, over the top, high-speed thrills around every turn. Heart pounding roller coasters, family rides and attractions are just the tickets to fun for kids of all ages. Also, be sure to visit Hurricane Harbor, a 12-acre water park, free with theme park admission.
The Magic House, St. Louis' Children's Museum
The Magic House is a children's museum for kids of all ages. It's a great place to test your minds and bodies. The Magic House is a children's museum but the adults will also enjoy everything offered here. There are many hands on experiments that kids of all ages will enjoy. The Magic House was named "The Top Children's Museum in the Nation" by Family Fun Magazine. The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum is located one mile north of I-44 at 516 South Kirkwood Road.
At Purina Farms you will see how people and animals relate in everyday life. The mini-Victorian house is filled with kittens you can pet, sheep herding demonstrations and a barn of piglets and bunnies. Check the website for special events such as dog agility competitions, springtime baby animal village, and more! www.purina.com
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours
Tours include the historic Brewhouse, Budweiser Clydesdale stables, lager cellar, packaging plant, hospitality room and Bud World gift shop. Admission is free. Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Take I-55 to Arsenal Street exit. 314/577-2626 www.budweisertours.com
Gateway Arch Riverboats
For a Mississippi River adventure, take your young Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher on a paddlewheel riverboat cruise. The Gateway River boats two replica steamboats explore the Port of St. Louis daily. After the boat ride, you can rent bikes on the dock and explore the Riverfront Trail or roll through downtown to see the sights. At the Museum of Westward Expansion, underneath the Gateway Arch, National Park Service rangers explain pioneer life in frontier St. Louis every day. The kids can even grab historically accurate snacks from the Levee Mercantile, a shop that sells goodies from the past at the Arch. www.gatewayarchriverboats.com
St. Louis Art Museum
The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879, at the close of a decade that saw the establishment of art museums in great cities across the eastern half of the United States.
MUSEUM HOURSTuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
The Museum is open New Year’s Day.
Admission to the Museum is free every day.
Admission to featured exhibitions is free on Friday.
Saint Louis Zoo
Located in Forrest Park, this is one of the best FREE Zoo's in the US!
From horse to horsepower educating our members and the general public in the history and science of transportation; to back financially and offer volunteer support to the development of the Museum of Transportation; and to assist in preservation and restoration of artifacts related to the museum's purpose.The Museum of Transportation is part of the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department.
Museum of Transportation
3015 Barrett Station Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
St Louis History Museum
The Missouri History Museum has been active in the St. Louis community since 1866. Founding members joined together "for the purpose of saving from oblivion the early history of the city and state."
Admission is Free.
The Saint Louis Science Center has more than 700 hands-on exhibits that span the broad spectrum of science. We have something fun for everyone! In the Science Center you can watch staff test the laws of physics in live Amazing Science Demonstrations; sneak past a life-sized animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops; explore the night sky uninterrupted by weather, pollution, or city lights; build a replica of the Gateway Arch and much, much more! –
See more at: http://www.slsc.org/exhibits-attractions#sthash.UvzzVUY7.dpufThe Saint Louis Science Center has more than 700 hands-on exhibits that span the broad spectrum of science. We have something fun for everyone! In the Science Center you can watch staff test the laws of physics in live Amazing Science Demonstrations; sneak past a life-sized animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops; explore the night sky uninterrupted by weather, pollution, or city lights; build a replica of the Gateway Arch and much, much more! - See more at: http://www.slsc.org/exhibits-attractions#sthash.UvzzVUY7.dpuf
The Turtle Playground delights adults and children alike with three giant and four smaller turtles designed and sculpted by St. Louis artist Robert Cassily, who is the owner of the City Museum. The turtles, which visitors can climb, include a snapping turtle, a soft-shelled turtle, a red-eared slider, a Mississippi map, three box turtles and a stinkpot. Enjoy climbing on the carved reptiles at this spot built just for fun. www.forestparkforever.org
There is no thrill so great as cheering on St Louis' home team: The St Louis Cardinals. GO CARDINALS! Family Pavilion at Busch Stadium Attractions here include batting challenge, pitching areas and other baseball activities. Meet the team mascot "Fred Bird."
Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum
Displays include memorabilia from the team's history, including a new exhibit on Mark McGwire and a look at legendary batsman Stan "The Man" Musical's career. The Museum is located at 111 Stadium Plaza St. Louis, MO 63102. Call for information and reservations: (314) 231-6340 stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com
NEW! City Garden
City Garden is located at 801 Market St. in downtown Saint Louis. It combines outdoor art galleries, with botanical gardens, and fountain water features that children can play in. Mayor Slay calls it the greatest gift to our city in recent times! Bring a swimming suit! Fountains are on from April 1st to November 1st.
Museum of Westward Expansion
Here is where the National Park Service rangers explain pioneer life in frontier St. Louis and the adventures of the Lewis & Clark Trail. http://www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/museum-of-westward-expansion.htm
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
Known as the Dog Museum, commemorates man's centuries-old relationship with the dog with a collection of artwork including dog paintings, bronze sculptures and etchings. The museum is housed in historic Jarville House, an 1853 Greek Revival house in Queeny Park. The park was the estate of Edgar Monsanto Queeny, president of chemical giant Monsanto, Inc., from 1928-1960.**Dogs Welcome! Located at 1721 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Phone: 314-821-DOGS (3647) www.akc.org/affiliates/museum/aboutmuseum.cfm
Maryland Heights Family Aquatic Center
Also provides poolside family fun from Memorial Day to Labor DayRapid ride, lazy rive, zero entry pool, lap lanes, kiddie pool, racer slides. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day. Located at 2344 McKelvey Rd. Phone: 314/434-1919
Crown Valley Winery Tours
Is located in scenic and historic Ste. Genevieve County, at 23589 State Route WW, Ste. Genevieve, MO. It is an architectural masterpiece overlooking lush vineyards and panoramic views of the countryside. From the first time you see it, the dramatic beauty of Crown Valley Winery will capture your heart and imagination, just as surely as the impressive array of find handcrafted wines will enchant your palate. Telephone: 866-207-9463 www.crownvalleywinery.com
James "Cool Papa" Bell Memorial
The 10-foot high memorial is at the gravesite of the Negro National Major League baseball player. It is made of African granite and pays homage to "A Universal Legend" commemorating Bell's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Located at St. Peters Cemetery, 2101 Lucas & Hunt Road, North St. Louis County. Phone: 314-385-0841
Black World History Museum
Housed in a renovated former school building, the Black World History Wax Museum is a multimedia educational and cultural center that aims to present and interpret American history through Missouri's rich black heritage. The museum's centerpiece is a restored log cabin, built as a slave family home in the 1830s. 2505 Saint Louis Ave. St. Louis, MO. Phone: 314/241-7057
Craft Alliance Gallery
Established in 1964, Craft Alliance provides inspiration and education in fine contemporary craft to the entire community through exhibitions, sales and instruction. The brainchild of six local craftspeople, Craft Alliance began as a cooperative gallery in the Central West End in St. Louis, MO. In 1969, the organization moved to its present location in The University City Loop, which provided more exhibition space as well as a studio for the instruction of classes in the craft media. The gallery is located at 6640 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130. Phone: 314-725-1177 www.craftalliance.org
Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum
This is the childhood home of Eugene Field, the "children's poet" and Roswell Field, lawyer for Dred Scott. Special exhibits all year. 634 S. Broadway. Phone: 314/421-4689
Missouri Wine Country
Missouri has a storied history of wine-making that dates back to the 1850s. Missouri's wine industry at one time was one of the most sophisticated in the world... until Prohibition brought it to a grinding halt in the 1920s. Thankfully, the rebirth of Missouri wine began in the 1960s, and today the future has never looked brighter for Missouri wine lovers.Our wineries have been winning national acclaim for years, in all types of red and white varietals. Missouri is widely recognized as the leading producer of excellent Norton wine, which, if you don't already know, is a powerhouse of red wine that is every bit as lush and robust as Zinfandel. It's also the state grape of Missouri. And keep an eye on Vignoles. It's fast becoming an elegant white wine that matches Sauvignon Blanc for tart, dry white wines that pair magically with spicy dishes.You've heard all about wine country, no doubt. But what is wine country, exactly? It's where the wineries and vineyards are located, of course; but we say it's also the many quaint towns with hundreds of bed and breakfasts, charming restaurants, boutique shops, and many more recreational opportunities that make for a relaxing getaway that's unique to Missouri.Missouri wine country is in Hermann and in Augusta but it's also anywhere there is a winery. And there are wineries all across Missouri, from Rocheport, near Columbia, to the southeast, where several wineries have sprouted near the historic town of Sainte Genevieve on the banks of the Mississippi.
Strawberry Festival: Kimmswick, Missouri
First Weekend of June.
St. Charles, Missouri
Saint Charles is known for its historic architecture, specialty stores and antiques, lovely parks, and various recreation complexes. Shop your way down Main Street. Savor the local restaurants. When evening falls, take a carriage ride along the historic brick-paved streets or gamble in the casino.During the summer, see pop music stars at the outdoor Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Or travel a short distance to the rolling hills of Historic Missouri Wine Country, where you'll discover tranquil towns, an array of award-winning wines, scenic vineyards, fabulous food, and more. Or in winter, escape the hustle and bustle of the season with a visit to the annual Christmas Traditions festival.