Located a comfortable hour's drive from St Louis in the fertile farming hills around Defiance MO, this historic site consists of the main Boone home, where DB spent much of his married and adult life, with a collection of period built or relocated historic homes that make up a small village setting.
The home is wonderfully presented early 1800s pioneer living that the guides successfully bring to life. You can feel the history that embraces you in this peacefull corner where this great man lived and roamed the country from to live his at times nomadic hunter's life. It pushes aside the TV archetype and brings the true hardship and exceptional home making and survival skills this early Amerian pioneer family had.The home is intact and unmolested.
The location is tranquil and just wonderful to sit under a tree and take in.
The pioneer village is a little ordinary, a great concept that's a little sterile and not yet presented well. It looks as it is, a relocated set of wonderful buildings in a characterless field.
But don't let that distract you from the wonderful location and the incredible Boone homes.