Local Area Attractions
Meramec Caverns -- Stanton, MO
Guided tours by trained rangers are conducted along well-lighted walkways throughout Meramec Caverns. All cavern facilities are accessible to the disabled. Learn how Mother Nature built this ancient limestone "Wine Table" and an entire 5-story mansion...all underground. Open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Onondaga Cave State Park - Leasburg, MO
Onondaga Cave is a highly scenic cave because of the great abundance and quality of its cave formations. Stalactites, stalagmite columns, rimstone dams, cave coral, draperies, flowstone, and soda straws extensively decorate the cave. Tours last for approximately 75 minutes and are just under one mile in length. A tour admission fee charged.
Fisher Cave In Meramec State Park -- Sullivan, MO
Nearby Meramec State Park and offers another excursion into Missouri’s subterranean splendor. The cave, which is toured with hand-held lanterns, includes the largest rimstone dam, column and stalactite of any Missouri show cave. Admission fee charged.
Creative Chainsaw Sculptures & Gifts Shop - Stanton, MO
See the three time grand national champion. Sculptures include animals, birds, people and more. Unique gift items & furniture are for sale in the gift shop.
Meramec Music Theatre - Steelville, MO
Meramec Music Theatre is open from May through December. Enjoy Friday and Saturday night performances. They offer special guest celebrities, matinees, talent night and Gospel Fest Concert Series.
St. James Winery -- St. James, MO
Tours, tasting, retail sales. Open summer hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, winter hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, and Sunday hours: Noon to 6 p.m. all year-round.
Eureka Antique Shops
At Eureka Antique Shops, there are over 6,000 sq. ft. with 30 merchants for your shopping pleasure. Contains a wide array of merchandise with one of the area’s largest and most comprehensive selections. Reasonable prices and quality items mean always a changing selection for you to shop. Furniture styles from Victorian to Primitive, glass, quilts, jewelry, dolls, telephones, specialty items, gifts and much more! Open holidays except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Riverside Wildlife & Reptile Center -- Stanton, MO
This is a unique and educational exhibit. See live alligators, cobras, rattlesnakes, iguanas, native Missouri snakes and much more! Open seven days a week 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission fee charged.
Willow Creek Antiques - Union, Missouri
Browse through a wide selection of antiques displayed in a beautifully preserved log barn built in 1840, open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm.
Our park may be small but we are big on friendly service. We offer BBQ and pizza every evening. Come stay with us, we’ll take good care of you.
Canoe and raft rentals are available at our campstore to float the Meramec River. Our pool is very inviting after a full day of sightseeing and activities. We also have a small fishing pond for those recreational fishermen.
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Missouri
Tram tours leave every 20 minutes. Also enjoy Gardenview Restaurant and Garden Gate Shop. Open daily except Christmas Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended summer hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day. Admission free on Wednesdays and Saturdays until Noon. Special events held throughout the year. Come enjoy the "Garden for all Seasons".
River Boat Cruises Casinos, St. Louis Missouri
Enjoy sightseeing fun for the whole family! Cruises sail every one-hour seven days a week. Also available are dinner/Dixie cruises and private charters for parties and banquets.
Exploring the special role pets play in our lives. Purina farm extras include: tractor-pulled wagon rides around the visitor center, gift shop, children’s play area and maze, snack bar, three air-conditioned buildings featuring exhibits, and barn full of farm animals including horses, cows, sheep, pigs and chickens. Open seasonally mid-March through November. Purina Farms is closed on all major holidays. Free admission and parking at the farm.
Black Madonna Shrine, Eureka Missouri
A Franciscan Shrine dedicated to Poland’s Black Madonna, our lady of Czestochowa Queen of Peace and Mercy. Open April thru October 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and November thru March 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Daniel Boone Home, Defiance Missouri
Defiance. Stone mansion built by Boone and son Nathan. Daniel Boone died here in 1820. Restored and furnished. Open year-round. Admission fee charged.
Gateway Arch Tram Ride, St. Louis Missouri
The Gateway is located in St. Louis. It is a national park downtown on the riverfront. Within Arch is Museum of Westward Expansion, World Odyssey Theatre, movie on building of Arch, gift shop. Courthouse offers exhibits and "Gateway to the West" film. Open year-round. An admission fee is charged.
Antiques in St. James, MO
Discover the treasures in historic downtown St. James.
St. Louis Science Center
At the Science Center, you'll find exhibits on technology, ecology and the environment, the humanities and space. They also have an OMNIMAX Theater, planetarium, laser shows, full-size animated dinosaurs and special exhibits. The Science Center is open year-round and admission is free.
St. Louis Zoo
Thousands of animals in outdoor and indoor displays. The Living World combines animals and latest information technology. New Bird Garden. Zooline Railroad and summer animal shows (small fee). Cafes, gift shops, movies. Open year-round. Free admission.
Union Station, St. Louis Missouri
Union Station is the city’s #1 attraction. This is a national Landmark, and was once one of nation's busiest train stations. It has been restored as a festival market place. There are 100+ shops, restaurants, hotels and events. It is open year-round.