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On April 3, 1860, a lone rider, the first of his kind, left Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, marking the start of the Pony Express. Brave riders, carrying saddlebags filled with our nation's hopes and dreams, traveled more than 2,000 miles west to California.
Today, the stables house a modern, interactive and educational tribute to the history and legend of the Pony Express. Experience exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits chronicling the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express.
Whatever your age, you’re sure to be captivated by the stories and images of an era long passed. A 60-foot diorama depicts the diverse terrain over which the riders traveled.
Admission: $6; ages 60+, $5; ages 7-18, $3; younger than 7, free.
An authentic, circa 1875 hotel located near the confluence of the Osage River and the Missouri River. The Dauphine has been carefully restored, combining original architecture and furnishings with modern amenities to ensure your comfort.
Choose from seven guestrooms, furnished with antique dressers and iron beds original to the hotel. All guestrooms have a private bathroom; one features a two-person jetted tub.
Breakfast is cooked to order and served at your leisure in the large kitchen.
Established in 1855, Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest continuously owned and operated family winery in the United States. The Puchta family, now in their 7th generation, continues to produce award-winning wines in a unique, charmingly historic setting.
We offer wine tasting and a gourmet gift shop; live music on some weekends.
Located beside Frene Creek, on the original family homestead, 2.5 miles west of Hermann, off Route 100.
Check our website for details, special events and music schedules.
Victorian-style bed and breakfast. Four unique guestrooms, all with luxury bath, antique-style electric fireplace and individual climate control. Off-street parking. We serve a multi-course breakfast prepared by a professional chef. Cooking school on-site.
One suite with jetted tub. Be sure to see our Lionel model trains layout when you stay with us. We are located seven miles north of Jefferson City, on Route 54 at the Route OO exit. The Katy Trail is four miles; Lake of the Ozarks is 40 miles, there is a winery four miles away. We have a large parking area.
Relax and enjoy great views of the Missouri countryside. Two trains daily each direction between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops at St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, Independence and Kansas City.
Limited carry-on bicycle space is available (St. Louis-Kansas City trains only); restrictions apply. Reservations are required for bicycle space and for all passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel agent or on the Amtrak Web site.
Discounts offered: seniors (62+), children (younger than 16), active duty military, groups (20+), AAA, Veterans Advantage members, and Student Advantage members. See individual listings for each city served.
Anchors Away is the sister house of Cat Nap Inn and right next door; your party of up to 16 guests can be close, with privacy, right in the heart of downtown Hermann! Both Guest Houses have hot tubs and fully stocked kitchens with eclectic furnishings and creative touches throughout.
Enjoy being outdoors with fire pits and BBQ pits as well. See our website for prices and availability.
Step back in history at one of the finest antique shops in St. Charles. Featuring lamps, clocks, primitives, glassware and furniture, along with a picture gallery. We buy, sell and appraise. Located on Historic North Main Street.
This circa 1865 house is located one block from the Katy Trail, amidst Augusta’s acclaimed wineries. Apple Gate offers three guest suites, each with private bath and private entrance; one has a kitchenette. A full, hot breakfast is served.
We provide guests with an escape to America's past, while enjoying the luxuries of today.
The site offers 47 campsites: 12 basic; 34 with electricity; and one with electric, sewer and water. On-season (April 15-Oct. 31) services include a dump station, shower facilities and woodlot, along with potable water spigots located throughout the campground. There is a special-use camping area.
There are hiking trails, picnic sites and a visitor center museum. The Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri River here. Landmarks include artist George Caleb Bingham's house, the 1834 J. Huston Tavern and a one-room jail.
Located 13 miles north of I-70 on Route 41. Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out: 2 p.m. Reservations: 877-422-6766 or online at www.MoStateParks.com.
The Augusta Brewing Company & Beer Garden is located on the KATY Trail in Augusta, Missouri. With Augusta's strong German heritage, there always been a love of great beers. Our hope is to revive this tradition by serving our own Beer in this unique setting.
A private cottage for two. Relax in privacy with a king-size bed, sitting area with a color TV, full bath with tub and shower, automatic heat and cooling.
There is a kitchen; a spacious front porch with a swing and rocking chairs; and a shady backyard. Fresh flowers, chocolates and cookies welcome you.
Breakfast includes juice, coffee, tea, cereal, breakfast breads, fresh fruit and the necessary accompaniments.
Augusta Winery features a year-round complimentary tasting room, gift shop and a covered terrace.
The Wine and Beer Garden is open April through October and has free, live music on weekends. Bring your own picnic or purchase cheese, sausage, snacks and beverages at the winery.
No outside alcohol or beverages allowed.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
During the winter months, we recommend guests call ahead to verify hours and to check on potentially hazardous road conditions.
A unique combination of hair salon and boutique in Parkville. You will find a relaxed environment to have your hair quaffed or do a bit of shopping, or both. Some of the latest trends and fun accessories are available.
A folk art gallery in a restored 100-year-old building. We feature handmade works by Missouri artisans and some from neighboring states. In addition to other types, works include: chainsaw sculptures of eagles, fish, turtles, frogs, bears and mountain scenes; outdoor metal art; and American Indian art.
Warm. Welcoming. Approachable. Offering wine novices and connoisseurs fine wines, a relaxed environment and personal service. Come relax on our wine deck or in our indoor seating area.
Free tasting and tours; live music; and events throughout the year.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
This urban park features paved streets, concrete pads and patios. We have 30-amp/50-amp hook-ups, cable TV, Wi-Fi, restrooms and laundry.
Our menu includes a variety of choices, everything from fried green beaks to fresh grilled-chicken salad to steaks and shrimp. We also offer sandwiches, from burgers to tenderloins, and entrees, such as our smoked pork chop. On weekends, we offer specials featuring catfish and peel-and-eat shrimp.
We feature a full bar with several beers and wines - including wines from the Bushwhacker Bend Winery, located just across the street - and specialty drinks; our strawberry cake is among our customers' favorite desserts.
Belvoir Winery's tasting room is filled with old-world charm, complete with a full bar. The 40,000-square-foot building is a former Odd Fellows Home, circa 1910. We have lots of space for private events or consider Belvoir for a wedding.
Belvoir, which is French for beautiful view, sits on 170 acres, with breathtaking vistas. It is located in the Odd Fellows Historic District off Route 291. Visit the winery and learn about the 130-year history of the property.
On days we have a wedding at the winery, we close the winery early at 6 p.m., and 5 p.m. in October only. Please call if you would like to check closing times.
Bentley Guitar Studios specializes in new, used and hard-to-find vintage gear. Additionally, you can take drum, trumpet, French horn, saxophone, voice, piano, ukulele, guitar, bass mandolin and banjo lessons.
Triple Creek Farm is located in Franklin County Missouri just a stone’s throw from the Missouri River in the heart of Missouri Wine Country. Berger Guesthouse is 7 miles east of Hermann, Missouri or 6 miles west of New Haven, Missouri just off Route 100.
Situated on 42 acres, Triple Creek Farm provides a quiet getaway with farm animals, a small lake, three creeks, in-ground pool, woods and wildlife galore. You can walk and bike to the Berger Bottoms from the farm or catch the Katy Trail in Hermann.
Berger Guesthouse has been totally renovated by Master Carpenter Phil Manne. The two newly renovated suites have their own private kitchens and baths and original hardwood floors. Both suites are exquisitely, but sparsely decorated with images taken on the farm by owner and photographer Margie Manne. In 1942 the caretaker built an addition on the guesthouse made solely out of ammunition boxes. The Mannes have preserved this fabulous piece of history just for you.
An award-winning, Tuscan themed, all suite-style, AAA Three-Diamond hotel, built in 2007. Each guestroom features plush bedding; seating area with love seat; lounge chair; coffee table; 42-inch HDTV; desk; and a large bathroom.
Guests may relax in the spacious breakfast room and enjoy a free, hot breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, and Belgian waffles. Also, fresh-made chocolate chip cookies are served Monday through Thursday afternoons. Complimentary USA Today available in the lobby.
Located three miles from the Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, the historic Missouri State Penitentiary, Lincoln University, and many government offices. Columbia Regional Airport is 25 miles.
This brand new, 133-room hotel is now open! After completing a $2 million dollar renovation of the entire property, inside and out, this all new Best Western Plus Saint Charles Inn is ready to welcome you! Less than a half mile to the Bass Pro Shop, Ameristar Casino, 10 restaurants and 2 grocery stores. Just 8 miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport with airport shuttle transportation available. Additional fee does apply.
We are pet-friendly and offer an on-site game room for the kids. The hotel also has an on-site guest laundry room, valet dry cleaning and 24 hour Business Center with three work stations featuring Windows and Mac computers, for your convenience.
The Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn offers a hot, complimentary breakfast served fresh daily as well as complimentary, hi-speed, wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel.
We offer two-room suites and whirlpool suites in addition to our standard sleeping rooms. We have two meeting rooms on-site that can accommodate 15 to 70 people, depending on the room and set-up required.
You can relax in our oversized, heated, indoor pool with adjoining outdoor sundeck area. This area offers onsite bbq grill for your enjoyment. All guest rooms include a refrigerator, hair dryer, coffee and coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Microwaves available in some rooms and suites.
Big River Ranch provides 2,100 acres of land to enjoy on horseback. We offer 25 miles of cut trails; five of which are along the Missouri River. We have an event center, camping, an outdoor lighted arena, and horse boarding stables. We welcome RVs.
Birk's Gasthaus occupies the Herzog Mansion. There are nine guestrooms, seven with private bath. There is a game room with a 50-inch plasma TV, a poker table and a full-size pool table. We serve homemade food and pastries. We offer Murder Mystery weekends; see our website for schedules. The park-like setting and wraparound covered porches all set the theme to enjoy our local wines and your stay in Hermann.
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