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A trail leads to the point where the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers meet. Interpretive panels focus on the rivers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The park's location is great for bird watching. Flooding occaisionally causes closure of the park. Check the website prior to your visit.
This historic site includes three houses: the 1818 Federal-style Felix Valle House; the vertical-log, 1792 Amoureux House; and the 1819 Shaw House. Exhibits interpret the lifestyles and history of early Ste. Genevieve. These are some of the finest examples of French colonial architecture in the nation. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than 6, free.
The Trail of Tears– the forced relocation of Cherokee Indians from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1830s – passed through this area. Exhibits cover the event.
The park offers camping, hiking, equestrian and backpacking trails, a lake, fishing, a swimmimg beach, picnicking and an accessible overlook of the Mississippi River.
Note: The visitor center's hours vary by month; the visitor center is closed December-February.
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