27 Things to do in St. Louis

We know how overwhelming it can be to plan your day out when you visit a new city, so we did it for you. Here are the best places to grab a meal, see artwork, shop, and enjoy the Gateway City.


August 31, 1793

This is the day that "Le Chasseur," the hunter, Louis Blanchette died. He had earlier established a trading post that he called Les Petite Cotes, or Village of Little Hills. Under the Spanish, the name was changed to San Carlos but the Americans call it St. Charles.


August 9, 1834

The road from St. Louis to St. Charles was declared a public road on this date. It was laid out in 1772. In 1865 it was improved with a rock surface and has been known as St. Charles Rock Road ever since.


July 11, 1739

Birthday of Louis Blanchette who founded St. Charles in 1769.


June 27, 1825

George Sibley and his party departed from St. Charles on this day to survey what would become the Santa Fe Trail.


Fast Lane Classic Cars Offers Up Yesteryear 

St. Charles dealership restores, services, and sells vintage vehicles.


March 8, 1927

On this date a huge still was located on an island in St. Charles County. This one had 6000 gallons of fermenting mash. St. Charles County was called the most still-infested in the state.


Dodging Barges, Hallucinating, and Lost on the Big Muddy: Inside the MR340

Hundreds of paddlers from around the world will undertake the MR340 next year, a grueling 340-mile race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles. Get a taste for the adventure from these veteran competitors, and pick a point along the river to watch.


November/December Events Worth the Drive

Our top picks from around the state.


Missouri’s German Heritage

Geh und erforschel (go and explore) Missouri's German Heritage with a new book by W. Arthur Mehrhoff and published by Missouri Life Inc.