Friday, August 23, 2019

Spend a relaxing afternoon on a hilltop overlooking beautiful scenery in the heart of Missouri wine country at Noboleis Vineyards in Augusta.

Located 25 miles south of St. Louis, the historic river town of Kimmswick is a favorite day trip destination. Known for its notable festivals, restaurants and more than 20 unique shops.

History is alive in Brussels, located in Illinois just an hour’s scenic drive from St. Louis on the Great River Road near Pere Marquette State Park.

Find the Fair Winds Cabin Resort nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks about two hours south of St. Louis just outside Steelville. The five private cabins spread over 120 acres of woods and creek bed are the perfect secret hideaway to escape the busy stresses of life.

Only 35 minutes from downtown St. Louis at the end of a winding country road in Barnhart, is the locally owned and family run Persimmon Ridge Vineyard and Winery.

In the rich, fertile region of the Meramec Highlands along I-44 is St. James Winery. Opened in 1970, the winery re-established grapes grown by the region’s historical wineries in the 1800s.

Welcome to Arthur, Illinois’ Amish Country area. A day trip to Arthur is a superb way to spend time experiencing unique country shops and restaurants while exploring the Amish way of life. The area covers approximately 64 square miles and is located in central Illinois about two and a half h…

Villa Antonio in Hillsboro is the perfect place to enjoy Italian hospitality, live music and award winning Italian-inspired wines.

Looking for an outdoor adventure? Ellington, Missouri boasts an abundance of nature’s beautiful natural attractions and is a great way to experience the outdoors this fall. The small town is located 125 miles south of St. Louis at Missouri Scenic Highway 21 and Scenic Highway 106.

LaChance Vineyards is a short 45-minute drive south of St. Louis. The elegant family-owned vineyard is nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of DeSoto, Missouri.

The Monticello Railway Museum provides an up-close opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of trains and railroading.

Find the “Crossroads of America” with a visit to Effingham, Illinois, about 100 miles from St. Louis in central Illinois where interstates 57 and 70 meet.

In Perry County, about 80 miles from St. Louis, is one of the oldest communities in Missouri. The Saxon Lutheran Memorial offers visitors a glimpse into early pioneer life and culture.

Cuba has it all – picturesque murals, breathtaking landscapes and a remarkable history and spirit present in the attractions and residents that help make the small American town great.

Ste. Genevieve is a living history lesson waiting to be discovered. This destination must-see offers an abundance of quaint shops, historical sites, savory culinary experiences, art and artists, award winning wineries and a variety of local events.