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The museum is in the ancestral home of Fred and Mabel Ruth Anheuser. It is located 25 miles south of downtown St. Louis. The home, built in 1867, sits at the south end of the town by the Mississippi River at Water's Point.
The Anheuser family bought the estate in 1916 and used it as a summerhouse until 1945, when Mabel-Ruth and her husband Frederick Straub Anheuser moved there. The Anheuser collection includes family heirlooms, antiques, portraits, and a family library.
Accenting the collection are Mrs. Anheuser's Westward Ho Crystal collection and a pair of 1904 hand-carved World's Fair beds. The grounds feature splendid views of the river; bald eagles are often spotted soaring above the bluffs.
Governor Daniel Dunklin, Missouri's fifth governor, served in that office from 1832-36. He is credited with founding the state’s public school system. The site chronicles his role in Missouri history. There is a scenic overlook of the Mississippi River.
The Living Well Village houses leadership camps, with health and wellness programs designed for individuals, families and organizations. The facility can be rented for family or group events/outings. Operated by The Living Well Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.
Our mission is to create healthier individuals and families, through experiential learning across the life cycle. The Living Well Village assists individuals in reaching their highest level of wellness, through education with practice.
The hours listed are our regular hours; extended evening and weekend hours are available for groups with a reservation.
Site excavations have established that Paleo-Indians hunted the American mastodon here during the ice age. The site is the home of the Kimmswick Bone Bed, one of the most famous and extensive Pleistocene ice age deposits of fossils, including a number of bones of giant mastodons.
The museum displays artifacts, fossils and a replica of a mastodon skeleton, and outlines the story of the Clovis culture, which existed in the area between 10,000 and 14,000 years ago.
Open for day use, the site offers picnicking and hiking.
Museum admission: $4, ages 6-12 $2.50, younger than 6, free. Grounds are free.
Located 20 miles south of St. Louis, off I-55, at exit 186.
This 1887 covered bridge is approximately 76 feet long and is one of four remaining in Missouri. Its red barnlike appearance provides an attractive setting for photographers and artists. The site includes interpretive displays on the history of Missouri's covered bridges. A picnic area is available. From Route 21, go east on Goldman Road, then south on Old Lemay Ferry Road.
Head toward the Bootheel to experience Southern hospitality, Missouri style.
Missouri's Great River Road
Enjoy the sights along Missouri's section of the Great River Road.
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