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St. Charles Historic District

Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Historic District St. Charles: 16 blocks of shopping, dining and lodging in historic, restored...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Historic District St. Charles: 16 blocks of shopping, dining and lodging in historic, restored structures on the banks of the Missouri River. Settlement dates to 1769.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for cutesy shops with an occasional surprise, this would be the place to go. The historic district is very clean, well-kept and decorated nicely through the holidays. It gets very busy on the weekends, so I would suggest going early or on a week day. The South end of Main Street is where all the shops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We enjoyed every minute of this visit with the characters of Christmas from around the world! The kids loved meeting the characters and collecting their trading cards, especially Santa, Scrooge and mostly, Jack Frost! The parade was great as was the talent show. There is so much to do, we missed a lot. A fun way to spend the day!

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Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On a long drive to Kansas when we opted to try lunch in historic St Charles downtown. It was a delight, with shops all deckedout for Christmas, many good sales, and very nice quality items. The Sweet Shop not only had wonderful, homemade candies, fudge, etc, but also really cook gifts. The Spice Shop had a delightful full complement of... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

My Wife and I visited on a Wednesday just before the lunch hour. We spent the rest of the day and into the evening browsing the various shops and eateries. What a wonderful time. Cobblestone streets with brick walkways, an grand mix of business fronts, from former businesses, to cottages, apartment to government establishments, including the 1st Missouri State Capital... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is an interesting city to visit. It has something for everyone. History buffs will find the adventures of Louis & Clark. There are numerous, quaint, little shops and The Foundry to explore for treasure galore. For those who want some exercise, there are 200 miles of bike trails in the area. Local hotels and restaurants will meet all your... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We always make a trip to spend the holidays in St. Charles. Their Christmas Traditions is an annual display of Christmas from long ago. Carolers in period dress, characters such as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc. roaming the streets along with Sugar plum fairy and of course Santa. The historic buildings are dressed in pine, lights and ribbons with street lamps... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I took my children to St. Charles Historic District for the Christmas events. It was great! At the depot on the riverfront, we saw electric trains and had pictures with Santa (prices $15-$20 packages, GREAT quality). He was, by far, the best Santa we've seen! He had a great personality and even got my grumpy one to smile. Afterward, we... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is small town Americana! So many festivals to engage in, so many restaurants and shops. You really need a whole day to take it all in. I live in the area, so I can be choosy when to drive down there. I always try to go during the week. Weekends always bring big crowds. Try to go beyond the... More 

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st. Charles Mo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You must visit during the Christmas season. Plenty of shopping, food and ambiance. Cobblestone street and gas lights are the final touch to put you in the spirit!

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Kirksville, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We really enjoy walking the historic district around the holidays and browsing the shops. Careful walking and driving the uneven cobblestone streets!

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