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 Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site are located with in Arcadia Valley. - More Info 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:
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, Recreation, Boating
Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery
Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery - The Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery is located in Ste Genevieve Missouri. - More Info 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, 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, Recreation, Floating
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary - Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and is 55 acres of beautiful countryside for the purpose of rescuing and providing a permanent home for abused and neglected big cats. - More Info 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, 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: Recreation, Boating, Floating
Evansville Illinois
Evansville Illinois - Evansville Illinois is located on the Kaskaskia River in Randolph County. - More Info 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 has been reconstructed. - More Info 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:
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, Hannibal Missouri
Hermannhof Winery
Hermannhof Winery - The Hermannhof Winery is located in Hermann in Gasconade County Missouri. - More Info 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, 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 to Clarksville, Missouri. - More Info 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, 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, 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, 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, Hermann Missouri
Historic Kimmswick
Historic Kimmswick - Historic Kimmswick is the home of the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and many quaint boutiques. It is located in Jefferson County Missouri and hosts the popular Apple Butter Festival each year in the Fall. - More Info 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. The City of Louisiana is located along the Mississippi River in Pike County Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63353, Louisiana Missouri
Maeystown Illinois
Historic Maeystown Illinois - Maeystown, Illinois is located in Southern Illinois in Monroe County. Maeystown was founded in 1852 by German immigrants. This quaint town holds several annual events such as Oktoberfest, Fruehlingsfest and Fastnacht. - More Info Tags: 62256, Maeystown Illinois
Historic New Haven Missouri
Historic New Haven Missouri - Historic New Haven, Missouri was established in the late 1880's and 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, 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, Washington Missouri
Huzzah Creek Float
Huzzah Creek Float - Information on floating the Huzzah Creek which is located near Steelville, Missouri. - More Info Tags: Recreation, Boating, Floating
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City Missouri - Jefferson City, Missouri is the state capital of Missouri. It was laid out by Daniel Boone's son, Daniel Morgan Boone, and created for that specific purpose. - More Info 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:
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, 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, Stanton
Meramec River Float
Meramec River Float - Information on floating the Meramec River primarily near Steelville Missouri and the surrounding areas. - More Info Tags: Recreation
Montelle Winery
Montelle Winery - Montelle Winery is located in Augusta Missouri. - More Info 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, 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. Major earthquakes and Civil War battles are all part of New Madrid's history! - More Info 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, 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, 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, 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, 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: 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, 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, 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: Illinois

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, 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, 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, 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, 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: Recreation, Boating

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, 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, 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: Recreation

Chandler Hill Vineyards - Chandler Hill Vineyards is located in Defiance Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - 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, 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, 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, St Charles City

Noboleis Vineyards - The Noboleis Vineyards is located in Augusta Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - 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, Hermann Missouri

Piasa Winery - The Piasa Winery is located in historic Grafton Illinois in Jersey County. - More Info - 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, 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, Waterloo Illinois

Springers Creek Winery - The Springers Creek Winery is located along Route 66 in Edwardsville in Madison County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62025, Edwardsville Illinois

Sugar Creek Winery - Sugar Creek Winery is located in Defiance Missouri in St. Charles County. - More Info - Tags: 63341, Defiance Missouri

Villa Marie Winery - The Villa Marie Winery is located in Maryville in Madison County Illinois. - More Info - 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, Edwardsville Illinois

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