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Step into a circa 1890s store, located in Blackwater, eight miles from Arrow Rock and our sister shop, Bucksnort Trading Company on the Santa Fe Trail. This trading company features an herbal counter where you find native herbal teas, bath products and balms.
We feature brightly colored textiles, rugs and saddle blankets; hand-woven baskets; carved wooden baskets, bowls and walking canes; hats for men, women and children; silver and turquoise jewelry; and hand-made pottery.
The book and music section is surrounded by original art and prints. We have living history supplies for mountain men, plus Civil War and American Indian crafts. Musicians play on many weekends.
We have an old west, living history, 1890 Saloon Museum, which is open every Saturday. We serve old-time soda and family fun. The second Saturday of every month, we have a shootout. Admission is free.
Blackwater is three miles north of I-70, at Exit 89.
It was here that French merchants Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau first cleared land, built trading posts and established St. Louis.
Today, The Landing, the only riverfront entertainment and dining district downtown, is a mix of old and new. Nineteenth century warehouses still stand, given a second life as office and residential space. In this historic, nine-block area, you find more than 20 restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops and attractions.
Most nights, the streets and bars are alive with visitors having a drink, listening to a band or checking out the wares of shops and other attractions. Horse-drawn carriages ply the original cobblestone streets. The Landing hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Laclede's Landing is located beside the Mississippi River, north of the Gateway Arch, three blocks east of the American’s Center.
Visit our website for a list of attractions and event schedules.
St. Louis Union Station is a National Historic Landmark of unsurpassed beauty and elegance. Opened in 1894, it was the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world. Troops passed through the “Whispering Arch” on their way to war; families boarded trains bound for untold adventures.
Today, the original terminal’s amazing architecture is a world-class DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
The Train Shed houses shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, a lake and an entertainment plaza for festivals, concerts and other special events. Explore the building's colorful history and architecture through an award-winning collection of letters, memorabilia and exhibits stationed throughout the structure.
Tour buses should drop passengers at the main entrance on Market Street; buses may park on 20th Street at no charge.
The Rice-Tremonti Home is one of Missouri’s most significant historic properties.
Built in 1844, the home was a popular camp site where pioneers could purchase food and supplies before starting their trek westward into the wilderness on the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails.
Check our website for events and tour dates. Open June thru September, and the three weekends before Christmas. The home is available to rent for small events.
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