Day Trips

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - DESTINATIONS -

If St. Louis is the pri­mary des­ti­na­tion and you plan to stay sev­eral day, con­sider a day-trip to one or more of the out­ly­ing towns. Across the Mis­souri River, his­toric St. Charles boasts 10 blocks des­ig­nated as a Na­tion­ally Reg­is­tered His­toric Dis­trict. This is where Lewis and Clark set out in 1804 on their epic jour­ney and repli­cas of their boats are on dis­play at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Na­ture Cen­ter. Be­tween 1821 and 1826 St. Charles served as Mis­souri’s first cap­i­tal and tours of the old capi­tol build­ing are avail­able. Walk­ing down brick-lined Main Street is step­ping back in his­tory, although the old build­ings house mod­ern-day busi­nesses — shops, restau­rants, bed and break­fasts and even a tech­nol­ogy com­pany. About 100 kilo­me­tres south of St. Louis is Saint Genevieve, the old­est per­ma­nent set­tle­ment in Mis­souri. The town was founded in 1735 by French Cana­di­ans and a ma­jor­ity of the town

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