Once home to literally dozens of wineries, Augusta was designated America’s first official viticultural district. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley (the river long ago meandered away from Augusta’s riverfront) the town’s steep streets lead to two wineries (Augusta Winery and Mount Pleasant Winery) and down to the Katy Trail, where bikes can be rented for a pleasant day’s exploration of wine country. Bakeries, gift shops and B&Bs are scattered along the town’s quaint streets. Located off Hwy. 94 about 18 miles south of Hwy. 40.