An 85-mile drive beginning at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Illinois and crossing into Missouri to visit more historical, cultural, and recreational sites and ending at the Shaw Nature Reserve. St.Louis and the surrounding region offer a wide variety of entertainment and cultural and historical features that have provided man authors with an array of book-filling descriptions of activities. This chapter highlights several of those activities that give visitors a sense of the region’s deep-seated history combined with opportunities to see nature in an urban environment.
Special Attractions: Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Cahokia Mounds, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Laclede’s Landing, Eads Bridge, Gateway Arch, Old Cathedral, Old Courthouse, Soulard, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Tower Grove Park, Missouri Botanical Garden, The Hill, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, Powder Valley Nature Center, Lone Elk Park, World Bird Sanctuary, Wild Candid Survival and Research Center, Route 66 State Park, West Tyson Park, Rockwoods Reservation, Babler State Park, Pacific Palisades Conservation Area, and Shaw Nature Reserve; scenic views, hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.
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