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Loved walking through this beautiful place. It wasn’t hard to imagine the steamboats on the river... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jean F
Pueblo, Colorado
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Quaint shop area with a State Park

This downtown area was quaint because of the historic buildings and brick streets that have been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tygart L
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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.
Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
+1 800-366-2427
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved walking through this beautiful place. It wasn’t hard to imagine the steamboats on the river and the people who lived there in the 1800. Warm and friendly people all around.

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This downtown area was quaint because of the historic buildings and brick streets that have been well maintained. Blocks and blocks of shopping, snacks, dining and photo opportunities. Throw a State Park right in the middle of it all and it couldn't be any better.....but...More

1  Thank Tygart L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a trip to see the beautiful and historic architecture. A good selection of nice restaurants, shops, and cafes, too. I was impressed at the historical preservation and sensitive planning here. The Missouri River is just steps away, and the view is straight from the...More

1  Thank Gibraltarfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long cobblestone street with early 19th century buildings and atmosphere. Lots of restaurants and shops. Good for a leisurely stroll and a meal or a drink. The neighborhood doesn’t go beyond the main street however.

Thank sipleb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to walk the streets, enter some of the home/shops and just try to contemplate the dreams, charators, hustle and bustle of by-gone years. AS as jumping off place for the western expansion, just think of the mixed emotions, leaving 'loved ones and home',...More

1  Thank Will6468
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love to shop at The Flower Petaler. Unique, quality wreaths, home decor, clothing, Tyler candles & holiday shopping. Linda will take requests. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Valenti’s has delicious, quality sandwich’s, house salad & house made dressing. Grandma’s cookies are delicious & tasty.

1  Thank Christy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love St. Charles HDistrict. Loads of fun shops with unusual items you can't find anywhere else. Unique restaurants and cafes that serve delicious homecook food. The shops have all the fun items you can't wait to purchase for gifts. Go everytime I'm in town.

1  Thank KatieSFBay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with group of friends in the evening and stayed until dark. Neat atmosphere but more for adults. Variety of restaurants. Weekends often have events in park

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very charming area, love the variety of shops!!! There is also a lot of great restaurants with something for everyone.

Thank P5243YSdonnas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This outing was my second to the area and it was as I remembered, variety of sweet shops, restaurants, micro brewery and the park on the river is pretty cooool. We stopped at the brewery and we both tried different beers and had to try...More

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Erika T
March 24, 2018|
Response from Deb B | Reviewed this property |
According to the Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau most shops and restaurants will be closed on Sunday in the Historic District on the riverfront. There is an Easter Egg hunt at Frontier Park sponsored by... More
December 7, 2017|
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Response from michaelhF2975NL | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. The Christmas Traditions actors and crew are done on Christmas Eve. But the decorations usually stay past the New Year. And the area always has something to offer. The history of the buildings and all the... More
November 28, 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Each store has their own hours. Most closes at 5:00pm but there are a few that wants the most out of the day and closes at 7:00pm. And of course the mini-brewery is later.