Day Trips from St Louis Missouri

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Day Trip Attractions near Saint Louis

What we mean by "Day Trip" is that you aren't going to drive by them as you drive around St. Louis. To get to these wonderful places it might take more of an effort, but it will be worth it. Many of them are less than an hour away from Downtown St. Louis and others are within a few hours. We call them "Day Trips" because you are going want to take a day or two to enjoy them!

Arcadia Valley

Arcadia Valley - Arcadia Valley is made up of the three Missouri towns of Arcadia, Ironton and Pilot Knob. Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park and Fort Davidson State Historic Site are located with in Arcadia Valley. - More Info - Tags: 63621, about, attractions, civil-war, day-trips, featured, historic, locations, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd - Public Tags:

Cape Girardeau Missouri

Cape Girardeau Missouri - Cape Girardeau Missouri is located along the Mississippi River and is rich in history as well as being home to the Southeast Missouri State University since 1873. - More Info - Tags: 63701, about, day-trips, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd - Public Tags:

Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake - Carlyle Lake is about a one hour drive from downtown St Louis and is located near the city of Carlyle in Clinton County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62231, about, boating, carlyle, clinton, day-trips, hunting, illinois, recreation, sailing, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62231,Recreation

Charleville Vineyard Winery and Microbrewery

Charleville Vineyard Winery and Microbrewery - The Charleville Vineyard Winery and Microbrewery is located in Ste Genevieve Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63670, about, day-trips, featured, microbrewery, missouri, sainte-genevieve, stegenevieve, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63670,Sainte Genevieve Missouri

Chaumette Vineyards and Winery

Chaumette Vineyards and Winery - The Chaumette Vineyards and Winery is located in Sainte Genevieve Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63670, about, day-trips, missouri, sainte-genevieve, stegenevieve, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63670,Sainte Genevieve Missouri

Courtois Creek Float

Courtois Creek Float - Information on floating the Courtois Creek which is located near Steelville Missouri. - More Info - Tags: boating, day-trips, floating, missouri, recreation, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Recreation

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary - Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is located in Ste. Genevieve Missouri, less than an hour and a half from downtown St. Louis. - More Info - Tags: 63670, animals, attractions, day-trips, family, featured, kids, missouri, sainte-genevieve, science, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, stegenevieve, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63670,Sainte Genevieve Missouri

Crown Valley Winery

Crown Valley Winery - The Crown Valley Winery is located in Ste Genevieve Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63670, about, day-trips, missouri, sainte-genevieve, stegenevieve, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63670,Sainte Genevieve Missouri

Cuivre River Float

Cuivre River Float - Information on floating the Cuivre River which is located in Lincoln County and passes Cuivre River State Park - More Info - Tags: boating, day-trips, floating, lincoln, lincoln-county-information, lincoln-county-missouri-recreation, missouri, recreation, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Recreation

Evansville Illinois

Evansville Illinois - Evansville Illinois is located on the Kaskaskia River in Randolph County. - More Info - Tags: 62242, about, day-trips, evansville, featured, illinois, randolph, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62242,Evansville Illinois

Fort de Chartres

Fort de Chartres - Fort de Chartres is located in Prairie du Rocher Illinois. The stone fort was built by the French to govern the Illinois Country in 1760. Today a portion of the fort is reconstructed. - More Info - Tags: 62277, attractions, creole, day-trips, featured, french, historic, history, illinois, locations, prairie-du-rocher, randolph, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62277,Prairie du Rocher Illinois

George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument - The George Washington Carver National Monument is located near Diamond Missouri and honors George Washington Carver, his life and his many accomplishments. - More Info - Tags: 64840, about, african-american, attractions, day-trips, featured, historic, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd - Public Tags:

Hannibal Missouri

Hannibal Missouri - Hannibal Missouri is the historic boyhood city of the famous author, Mark Twain and located in Marion County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63401, about, attractions, day-trips, family, featured, hannibal, historic, history, kids, marion, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63401,Hannibal Missouri

Hermannhof Winery

Hermannhof Winery - The Hermannhof Winery is located in Hermann in Gasconade County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 65041, about, day-trips, gasconade, german, hermann, hermann-wine-trail, historic, history, missouri, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 65041,Hermann Missouri

Historic Alton, Illinois

Historic Alton Illinois - Alton, Illinois has been the location of many historic events in the history of the United States. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, ghosts, halloween, historic, history, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Historic Clarksville Missouri

Historic Clarksville Missouri - Historic Clarksville Missouri is located on the Great River Road that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada along the Mississippi River. It is about an hour and a half drive from downtown St Louis in Pike County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63336, about, attractions, clarksville, day-trips, featured, historic, missouri, pike, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63336,Clarksville Missouri

Historic Cuba Missouri

Historic Cuba Missouri - Historic Cuba Missouri is located about one and a half hours from Downtown St Louis in Crawford County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 65453, about, attractions, crawford, cuba, day-trips, featured, historic, historic-route-66, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 65453,Cuba

Historic Elsah Illinois

Historic Elsah Illinois - Elsah, Illinois was founded in 1853 by General James Semple who came from Kentucky and is located off of the Great River Road, through the opening in the bluffs between Mt. Radiance and Mt. Pisgua. - More Info - Tags: 62028, about, attractions, day-trips, elsah, featured, historic, illinois, jersey, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62028,Elsah Illinois

Historic Grafton Illinois

Historic Grafton Illinois - The history of Grafton, Illinios is tied to the two rivers, the Illinios and the Mississippi, that come together at this town's riverside location. - More Info - Tags: 62037, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, grafton, historic, illinois, jersey, towns, ziphome - Public Tags: 62037,Grafton Illinois

Historic Hermann Missouri vineyard

Historic Hermann Missouri - Hermann, Missouri, located 90 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, was established in 1837 as a German Society Settlement. Beautiful country, wineries, and more await you. - More Info - Tags: 65041, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, gasconade, german, hermann, historic, history, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 65041,Hermann Missouri

Historic Kimmswick

Historic Kimmswick - The city of Historic Kimmswick is the home of the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and many fun boutiques and is located in Jefferson County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63052, 63053, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, historic, history, jefferson, jefferson-county-info, missouri, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63053,63052,Kimmswick Missouri

Historic Louisiana Missouri

Historic Louisiana Missouri - Historic Louisiana Missouri has been described as having the most intact Victorian Streetscape in Missouri with many restored Victorian and Italianate buildings. Louisiana Missouri is located along the Mississippi River in Pike County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63353, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, historic, louisiana, missouri, pike, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63353,Louisiana Missouri

Maeystown Illinois

Historic Maeystown Illinois - Maeystown Illinois is located in Southern Illinois in Monroe County. Maeystown, founded in 1852 by German immigrants, holds several annual events such as Oktoberfest, Fruehlingsfest and Fastnacht. - More Info - Tags: 62256, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, german, historic, illinois, landmark, maeystown, monroe, monroe-county-info, national-register, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62256,Maeystown Illinois

Historic New Haven Missouri

Historic New Haven Missouri - Historic New Haven Missouri was established in the late 1880's with most of it's historic buildings still remaining. It is also on the Missouri Wine Trail because of it's many wineries. - More Info - Tags: 63068, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, franklin, franklin-county-info, historic, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, new-haven, towns, ziphome - Public Tags: 63068,New Haven Missouri

Historic Washington Missouri

Historic Washington Missouri - Historic Washington Missouri has a rich history with many historical homes, buildings and districts. It is located along the Missouri River and on the Missouri Wine Trail. - More Info - Tags: 63090, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, franklin, franklin-county-info, german, historic, history, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, washington, ziphome - Public Tags: 63090,Washington Missouri

Huzzah Creek Float

Huzzah Creek Float - Information on floating the Huzzah Creek which is located near Steelville Missouri. - More Info - Tags: boating, day-trips, floating, missouri, recreation, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Recreation

Missouri State Capitol

Jefferson City Missouri - Jefferson City, Missouri is the state capital of Missouri. Interestingly, it was created for that specific purpose and was laid out by Daniel Boone's son, Daniel Morgan Boone. - More Info - Tags: 65101, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, government, historic, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 65101,Jefferson City

Little Dixie Highway

Little Dixie Highway - The Little Dixie Highway is a 30 mile section of the scenic byway "The Great River Road" (Highway 79) and is located along the Mississippi River between Hannibal and Clarksville Missouri. - More Info - Tags: about, day-trips, missouri, ziphome, westward-expansion - Public Tags:

Mark Twain Riverboat

Mark Twain Riverboat - Information on Mark Twain Riverboat Cruises in Hannibal Missouri. There are several different cruises along the Mississippi River. - More Info - Tags: 63401, attractions, day-trips, featured, hannibal, missouri, ziphome - Public Tags: 63401,Hannibal Missouri

Meramec Caverns

Meramec Caverns - The beautiful Meramec Caverns is just a short drive from St. Louis and is located near Stanton Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63079, about, day-trips, franklin, missouri, science, ziphome, stanton - Public Tags: 63079,Stanton

Meramec River Float

Meramec River Float - Information on floating the Meramec River primarily near Steelville Missouri and the surrounding areas. - More Info - Tags: boating, day-trips, floating, missouri, recreation, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Recreation

Montelle Winery

Montelle Winery - Montelle Winery is located in Augusta Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63332, about, augusta, day-trips, missouri, missouri-weinstrasse, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63332,Augusta Missouri

Mount Pleasant Winery

Mount Pleasant Winery - The Mount Pleasant Winery is located in St Charles County in Augusta Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63332, about, augusta, day-trips, missouri, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63332,Augusta Missouri

New Madrid Missouri

New Madrid Missouri - The historic city of New Madrid Missouri is located on a bend in the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri and is the County Seat of New Madrid County. - More Info - Tags: 63869, about, attractions, civil-war, day-trips, featured, historic, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd - Public Tags: 63869,New Madrid

Prairie du Rocher

Prairie du Rocher - Prairie du Rocher is located in Randolph County Illinois and was settled as a French farming community in 1722. - More Info - Tags: 62277, attractions, creole, day-trips, featured, french, historic, history, illinois, prairie-du-rocher, randolph, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62277,Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Rend Lake

Rend Lake - Rend Lake is located near Benton Illinois and offers visitors opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and more. - More Info - Tags: 62812, about, benton, day-trips, equestrian, featured, horseback, horseback-riding, illinois, parks, recreation, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62812,Benton

Sainte Genevieve

Sainte Genevieve - The city of Sainte Genevieve is a historic French colonial village and is situated along the Mighty Mississippi River. It is located one hour south of the city of St. Louis in Ste. Genevieve County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63670, about, attractions, creole, day-trips, featured, french, historic, history, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, stegenevieve, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63670,Sainte Genevieve Missouri

Shaw Nature Reserve

Shaw Nature Reserve - The Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden was began in 1925 because of the environmental problems the Garden was facing due to the extreme pollution problem that the city of St. Louis was experiencing because of coal burning. - More Info - Tags: 63039, 63089, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, franklin, franklin-county-info, gray-summit, kids, missouri, science, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63039,63089,Gray Summit Missouri

Springfield Illinois - Springfield, Illinois has served as its state capital since 1837 when Abraham Lincoln and eight other legislators pushed to have it moved to Springfield from Vandalia. - More Info - Tags: about, attractions, day-trips, featured, government, historic, illinois, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Springfield Illinois

Stone Hill Winery

Stone Hill Winery - The Stone Hill Winery is located in Hermann Missouri in Gasconade County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 65041, about, day-trips, gasconade, german, hermann, hermann-wine-trail, historic, history, missouri, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 65041,Hermann Missouri

The Grafton Winery - The Grafton Winery features a brewhaus, restaurant and giftshop and is located in Grafton in Jersey County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62037, about, day-trips, grafton, illinois, jersey, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62037,Grafton

The Great River Road

The Great River Road - The section of The Great River Road that stretches between Alton Illinois and Pere Marquette State Park is called the "Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route" and is designated as a National Scenic Byway. - More Info - Tags: 10-things, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, illinois, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Illinois

Yellow Farmhouse Winery

Yellow Farmhouse Winery - The Yellow Farmhouse Winery is located in Defiance Missouri near the Katy Trail in St. Charles County. - More Info - Tags: 63341, about, defiance, day-trips, missouri, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63341,Defiance Missouri


More Day Trips from St Louis Missouri


Aeries Riverview Winery - The Aeries Riverview Winery and Cottages is a day trip from St Louis and is located in Grafton Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62037, about, day-trips, grafton, illinois, jersey, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62037,Grafton

Augusta Winery - With a free wine tasting room and a gift shop, the Augusta Winery is a great day trip! The winery is located in St Charles County in Augusta Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63332, about, augusta, day-trips, missouri, missouri-weinstrasse, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63332,Augusta Missouri

Balducci Vineyards - Louis P. Balducci Vineyards is situated on a 100 year old farm and is located in Augusta Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - Tags: 63332, about, augusta, day-trips, missouri, missouri-weinstrasse, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63332,Augusta Missouri

Bias Winery - Bias Winery is located in Berger Missouri and also operates the Gruhlke Microbrewery. They grow their own grapes and produce their own wines from those grapes. - More Info - Tags: 63014, about, berger, day-trips, franklin, franklin-county-info, hermann-wine-trail, microbrewery, missouri, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63014,Berger

Big River Float - Information on floating the Big River which is located south of St Louis in Washington, St Francois, and Jefferson Counties - More Info - Tags: boating, day-trips, floating, jefferson, jefferson-county-info, missouri, recreation, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Recreation

Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery - The Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery features a wine tasting room and seasonal entertainment. It is located in Dutzow Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63357, about, day-trips, dutzow, missouri, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63357,Dutzow

Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery - The Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery is located in New Haven Missouri and is known for it's award winning Norton wines. - More Info - Tags: 63068, about, day-trips, franklin, franklin-county-info, missouri, new-haven, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63068,New Haven Missouri

Bourbeuse River Float - Information on floating the Bourbeuse River which is located southwest of St Louis in Franklin County - More Info - Tags: boating, day-trips, floating, franklin, franklin-county-info, franklin-county-missouri-recreation, missouri, recreation, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Recreation

Chandler Hill Vineyards - Chandler Hill Vineyards is located in Defiance Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - Tags: 63341, about, defiance, day-trips, missouri, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63341,Defiance Missouri

Chateau Ra-Ha Winery - The Chateau Ra-Ha Winery is located in Grafton Illinois, a scenic drive from downtown St Louis, in Jersey County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62037, about, day-trips, grafton, illinois, jersey, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62037,Grafton

La Dolce Vita Winery - La Dolce Vita Winery is located in historic Washington Missouri and operates a restaurant and Bed and Breakfast in the historic Zachariah Foss House overlooking the Missouri River. - More Info - Tags: 63090, about, day-trips, franklin, franklin-county-info, missouri, washington, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63090,Washington Missouri

Little Hills Winery - Little Hills Winery is located on Historic Main Street in Historic St. Charles Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - Tags: 63301, about, st-charles, day-trips, missouri, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63301,St Charles City

Noboleis Vineyards - The Noboleis Vineyards is located in Augusta Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - Tags: 63332, about, augusta, day-trips, missouri, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63332,Augusta Missouri

OakGlenn Winery - OakGlenn Winery was established in 1847 and several rows of the original Norton grapes are still grown today. The winery is located in Hermann Missouri in Gasconade County. - More Info - Tags: 65041, about, day-trips, gasconade, german, hermann, hermann-wine-trail, historic, history, missouri, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 65041,Hermann Missouri

Piasa Winery - The Piasa Winery is located in historic Grafton Illinois in Jersey County. - More Info - Tags: 62037, about, day-trips, grafton, illinois, jersey, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62037,Grafton

Robller Winery - Robller Winery is located in New Haven Missouri and produces its own wines from its own vineyard. The Robller Winery and its tasting room is open year and features special events on many weekends throughout the year. - More Info - Tags: 63068, about, day-trips, franklin, franklin-county-info, hermann-wine-trail, missouri, new-haven, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63068,New Haven Missouri

Schorr Lake Vineyard - The Schorr Lake Vineyard is located in Waterloo Illinois in Monroe County. Their wines feature estate grown grapes and fruit. - More Info - Tags: 62298, about, day-trips, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, waterloo, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Waterloo Illinois

Springers Creek Winery - The Springers Creek Winery is located along Route 66 in Edwardsville in Madison County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62025, about, day-trips, edwardsville, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62025,Edwardsville Illinois

Sugar Creek Winery - Sugar Creek Winery is located in Defiance Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - Tags: 63341, about, day-trips, defiance, missouri, missouri-weinstrasse, stcharles, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 63341,Defiance Missouri

Villa Marie Winery - The Villa Marie Winery is located in Maryville in Madison County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62062, about, day-trips, illinois, madison, maryville, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62062,Maryville Illinois

Vintner's Cellar Winery - The Vintner's Cellar Winery is located in Edwardsville in Madison County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62025, about, day-trips, edwardsville, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62025,Edwardsville Illinois