17030 New Bremen Rd
Ste Genevieve, MO 63670
Phone: (573) 543-5440
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Located close to Waterloo, Illinois the Fountain Creek Bridge was built way back in 1849. Herman Garleb had designed this now obsolete bridge that is mostly used by pedestrians. This stone bridge was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Its peaceful surroundings complete with still water and dense trees makes it an ideal spot for swimming or relaxing along with your family.
The ancient Peterstown House is a magnificent stone structure and occupies immense monumental significance. The brilliant structure is established in Waterloo in the Monroe County in the U.S. State of Illinois. It efficiently served as a store and a stagecoach stop. The site has paved its way into the National Register of Historic Places. The eminent Peterstown Historical Society has made way for a stellar museum that is functioned in the house. The house was constructed in 1830.
Elephant Rocks State Park is mostly known for its massive boulders that look like a herd of pink elephants. Formed by molten lava that cooled into rough translucent red granite more than 1.5 billion years ago, it got its form through centuries of weathering. Although the exact number of these stone pachyderms are unknown, Dumbo, the oldest of the Elephant Rocks State Park is the tallest and the heftiest amongst its herd. A winding Braille trail through the rocks was created in keeping the physically and visually disabled in mind. The trail takes you through to the granite outcrops top where you will find a labyrinth of these elephant rocks waiting to be explored. There are many picnic spots among these boulders which makes it even more popular with families and groups.
The Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site is a monumental site situated in the Jefferson County in Missouri. The bridge was erected in 1872, and stretches across the Sandy Creek. This Howe truss bridge is included in the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few extant covered bridges in the state of Missouri.
Situated inside the Cape Girardeau's North County Park, the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center showcases all of the natural resources that the state of Missouri has to offer. This free-for-all conservation center was established in the year 2005 after painstaking efforts of private donors and government agencies. The center boasts of an aquarium, an auditorium, a research laboratory, in addition to interactive facilities like the popular Fishing Pond for kids. For adults, the center has hiking trails that run through the forest which is home to many migratory birds. The on-site gallery has a collection of primitive farming and hunting tools. This is an ideal spot for an outdoor visit for schools, colleges as well as for families who wish to get their children acquainted with various nuances of nature.
More than 200 members' efforts and time contribute to the success of this park and the preservation of the natural historic setting. Activities that take place on the 405-acre park include picnics, softball games, meetings, concerts and more. The park offers memberships, with the dues being used to preserve and enhance the park. Visit the gift shop to purchase a physical memory of Jefferson's era and of your visit to this historic piece of heaven.
Perennial Artisan Ales is a favorite among the St. Louis crowd looking for unique local brews. Many of the beers are infused with the sweet flavors of peaches and pears or the soothing taste of chamomile, making them unlike any other. The tasting room and brewery are in a bit of a hidden location, tucked away on the bottom floor of a refurbished factory, which now houses loft apartments. Look out for this brewery and the hunt will be worth the delicious beers.
Marquette Hotel was one of Cape Girardeau landmarks till it closed in the 1970s. After reopening, the structure serves as a commercial building with many state offices and is know referred to as Marquette Tower. Its Spanish Colonial Revival facade is lovely to look at while the interiors have changed to accommodate various businesses.
The New Mount Sinai Cemetery is a historic cemetery that spans over an area of 52 acres (21.04 hectares). Established in 1850, the cemetery continues to provide burial services for the Jewish community. The beautifully maintained grounds and well preserved architecture is noteworthy. Historic tours of the crematory ground is conducted for those who want to get acquainted with the rich history of the place. For information on burials and other services provided by the cemetery, please have a look at their website.