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Don't Miss These St. Charles Fun Spots

Just a half-hour outside of St. Louis lies St. Charles, home to incredible places to eat, shop, sightsee and play.


Lewis and Clark walked this land more than 200 years ago, so, it only seems right to nosh on the eclectic cuisine at Lewis & Clark’s American Restaurant & Public House. Trailhead Brewing Co. is another good option—among many—serving a seriously upgraded sports bar menu and its line of house-brewed craft beers.

Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium
Pick up a gorgeous gift for a loved one—and yourself—from Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium. (Courtesy Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium)


Brick-paved South Main Street is lined with more than 100 browse-worthy gift, gourmet and accessory stores, including Bathhouse Soapery and Caldarium, Siostra Polish Pottery and Gifts and Joys Collective Market, a rambling emporium with a little bit of everything. 

Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum
Don't miss the fascinating Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum. (©Bill Brecht/Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum)


History is abundant on South Main Street. Check out the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, where the fledgling legislature first met from 1821 to 1826; and the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum, which houses replica Corps of Discovery boats, artifacts and exhibits.

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
The vibrant colors of the Ameristar Casino match its fun atmosphere. (Courtesy Ameristar Casino Resort Spa)


Go gaming at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, just a few blocks off the South Main Historic District, or rent a bike at the Bike Stop Café and explore the nearby Katy Trail, which follows the Missouri River on the way to Missouri wine country.