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Attractions in Southeast Wine Country
 
Bent Creek Golf Course
  Location: 2200 Bent Creek Drive, Jackson, Missouri 63755 | Map it
More info: 573-243-6060; http://bentcreekgc.com/golf/proto/bentcreekgc/
The beautiful hills of Southeast Missouri have created the ideal setting for the Bent Creek Golf Course. Course Lay Out This par 72 course was designed in 1989 by Gary Kern to incorporate the challenges produced naturally by the land. The lakes, the mature trees, the gently rolling country-side, and the deftly winding clear creek that comes into play on at least seven holes have combined to offer a challenge to the novice and the pro.

 
Bonne Terre Mines Inc.
  Location:39 N Allen St., Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628 | Map it
More info: 573-358-2148; http://www.2dive.com/btm.htm
This unique adventure, can be your "Dive to the Center of the Earth". Bonne Terre Mine, a national historic site, is the world's largest fresh water dive resort. Water conditions remain constant with over 100 foot visibility, Sights include: mammoth architecture, guaranteed year round diving conditions. Cal falls, oar carts, scaffolding, grating, staircases, pillars, slurry pipes, the famed elevator shaft, and much more. Bonne Terre Mine is without a doubt one of the most unusual, beautiful, and relaxing full service dive resorts anywhere. Your accommodations located In the rolling foot hills of the Ozark mountains are elegant at the nearby 1909 Depot, or if you prefer a more casual atmosphere, the Divers Lodge, located at the Mine.

 
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctaury
  Location:19620 State Route B, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri 63670 | Map it
More info: 573-883-9909; http://www.crown-ridge.com/
At Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary we’ve enclosed a hillside with a custom-designed caging system to provide the healthiest and safest possible environment for our four-year-old girls Thor and Gracie, their parents Mohan and Raja, and one-year-old Alexis, our African lion. It’s a place for them to do what comes naturally -- to stretch their muscles and stimulate their senses. To swat at a branch, or a dangling ball. To take a swim. To pounce. Or simply to nap, sprawled out in the sun. We have established Crown Ridge as a permanent home for these exotic cats as part of our larger commitment to conservation and wildlife preservation. Through presentations, tours, youth programs, and our website we seek to educate people on the endangerments the cats face in the wild as well as in captivity.

 
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
  Location:4215 Hunt Road, Farmington, Missouri 63640 | Map it
More info: 888-706-4682; http://www.crownpointegolfclub.com/
Designed in 1993 by Gary Kern, Eagle Pointe Golf Club is located an hour away from St. Louis. Situated on a 208 acre track of land in Farmington, Missouri, Eagle Lake is comfortably nestled between a luxury neighborhood and scenic farmland. Eagle Pointe is unique because you can take advantage of our private club style amenities and 4 1/2 star course while enjoying the convenience of our public course status. Our par 72 links style golf course is 7069 yards in total length and features four par three's, ten par fours's, and 4 par five's. The fairway and tee boxes are a bluegrass and rye blend, while the greens are planted with bent grass.

 
Felix Vallé House State Historic Site
  Location:198 Merchant St., Ste. Genevieve, Missouri 63670 | Map it
More info: 573-883-7102; http://www.mostateparks.com/felixvalle.htm
Settled by French-Canadian habitants in the late 1740s, the village of Ste. Genevieve has been inviting visitors to enjoy the charm of its narrow streets, shops, museums and historic homes for decades. Located amid Ste. Genevieve’s National Historic Landmark District, the Felix Vallé House State Historic Site offers visitors a rare glimpse of Missouri’s French colonial past.

 
Guibourd-Valle House
  Location:4th & Merchant Streets, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri 63670 | Map it
More info: 573-883-7544;
The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve invites you to visit the historic Guibourd-Vallé House (c. 1806) Built in 1806 by Jacques Guibourd, this poteaux sur-sol (post on sill) home features not only vertical log construction, but also the use of the classic Norman truss. The house was used (from 1806) as a prominent residence until 1971 with the passing of Anna Valle. It was her wish to make the home a memorial to her husband, Jules Felix Valle. The Foundation for the Restoration of Ste. Genevieve maintains the house with all of Mrs. Valle's antiques on display for the public. Daily April thru October (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Daily November thru December (12:00-4:00 p.m.) January thru March (Special events & tours only) After your tour, taste local wines compliments of Ste. Genevieve Winery (Friday, Saturday & Sundays thru September)

 
Hawn State Park
  Location:12096 Park Drive, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri 63670 | Map it
More info: 573-883-3603; http://www.mostateparks.com/hawn.htm
Many visitors believe that Hawn State Park is the loveliest of Missouri's state parks, with forests of pine and oak, sandstone bluffs and canyons, and clear sand-bottom streams. The park's many trails, picnic areas and campground are well suited for visitors wishing to enjoy the splendor of nature; it is truly a nature lover's paradise.

 
Lake Wappepello State Park
  Location:HC 2, Box 102, Williamsville, Missouri 63967 | Map it
More info: 573-297-3232; http://www.mostateparks.com/lakewappapello.htm
Nestled in the southeast region of Missouri, Lake Wappapello State Park offers a variety of recreation opportunities ranging from an exciting day on Lake Wappapello to a quiet stroll through the Ozark forest. Lake Wappapello is popular with fishermen who cast their lines in hopes of reducing the excellent population of white bass, crappie and bluegill, as well as largemouth bass and catfish. Water enthusiasts will also enjoy swimming, boating and water skiing. The park features a swimming beach and paved boat ramps. On-shore recreation options include miles of hiking, backpacking, equestrian and all-terrain bicycle trails. Visitors can enjoy lunch in two picnic areas, which include picnic sites, shelters and playground equipment. Two campgrounds -- one perched on the ridge and one nestled near the lake -- offer basic and electric hookup campsites, hot showers, modern restrooms and laundry facilities. Eight modern cabins with kitchens, perfect for families, can be reserved by contacting the park office. Lake Wappapello State Park provides a pleasant atmosphere for a myriad of park visitors whether they are looking to fish, boat, camp or just enjoy an afternoon barbecue and an evening sunset.

 
Millstream Gardens Conservations Area
  Location:Hwy 72, Fredericktown, Missouri 63645 | Map it
More info: 573-290-5730; http://www.experienceblackriver.com/
St.Francois River flows through shut-ins to create the only white water in Missouri, used by kayakers in the spring. One-mile hiking trail along the river provides views of landscape as well as various woodland life. Free. Open year-round. This is the site of the Missouri Whitewater races each March. Igneous rock formations create a series of rapids when the water level is high.

 
Missouri's Parkland
  Location:302 N Washington St., Farmington, Missouri 63640 | Map it
More info: 573-756-3615; http://www.farmingtonmo.org/parkland.htm
Residents of Farmington enjoy easy access to some of Missouri's most beautiful parks and wildlife areas. Farmington's rich natural history is a vital part of the community. This portion of our web site provides links and information regarding these natural areas. *Clearwater Lake- (573)-223-2402 *Elephant Rocks State Park- (573)-546-3454 *Fort Davidson State Historic Site- (573)-546-3454 *Hawn State Park- (573)-883-3603 *Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park- (573)-546-2450 *Lake Wappepello State Park- (573)-297-3232 *Millstream Gardens Conservations Area- (573)-290-5730 *Missouri Mines Historic Site- (573)-431-6226 *Pickle Springs Natural Area- (573)-290-5730 *Sam A. Baker State Park- (573)-856-4411 *St. Francois State Park- (573)-358-2173 *St. Joe State Park- (573)-431-1069 *Taum Sauk Mountain State Park- (573)-546-2450 *Washington State Park- (573)-636-2995

 
National Tiger Sanctuary
  Location:10019 State Route Y, Bloomsdale, Missouri 63627 | Map it
More info: 573-483-3100; http://nationaltigersanctuary.org/
We are a community of teachers and learners who seek to empower those who join us to make life sustaining changes that will define the destiny of our planet. We do this through creating a safe and protected environment in which young and old can enjoy the delight of discovery. The National Tiger Sanctuary seeks to be that place where we can connect to that tapestry of life so we can find our proper place among the beauty that is the diversity of creation. We have five tigers Vincent, Dee, Paul, TJ, and Max. They are all from the same litter and love public attention. They are animal ambassadors to help us become more aware of our environment.

 
St. Francois State Park
  Location:8920 U.S. Hwy. 67 North, Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628 | Map it
More info: 573-358-2173; http://www.mostateparks.com/stfrancois.htm
Just as outlaws sought refuge from the law during the Civil War, visitors today can seek refuge from everyday life in the beauty of the Pike Run Hills at St. Francois State Park. The forested ridges and hollows of these hills offer visitors a chance for unconfined solitude in a wilderness setting. Three hiking trails, one allowing equestrians, wind through the forested hills and glades of Coonville Creek Wild Area. Mooner’s Hollow Trail leads visitors to Coonville Creek Natural Area, highlighted by the clear waters of Coonville Creek, which were once used to make moonshine. The Big River, which forms the southern boundary of the park, is ideal for canoeing. The park’s many shaded picnic sites or two covered shelters provide the perfect place for a quiet picnic lunch or large family gathering.

 
St. Joe State Park
  Location:2800 Pimville Road, Park Hills, Missouri 63601 | Map it
More info: 573-431-1069; http://www.mostateparks.com/stfrancois.htm
St. Joe State Park is located in the heart of the old "Lead Belt" of southeast Missouri where much of the nation's lead ore was extracted for more than a century. In 1972, the St. Joe Minerals Corp. ceased operations and subsequently donated the land to the state in 1976. Today, the 8,238-acre St. Joe State Park is Missouri's third largest state park, with approximately 2,000 acres set aside for the state's premier off-road vehicle (ORV) riding area. Contact the park office for more information about the special rules and regulations that apply.

 
Washington State Park
  Location:13041 State Hwy. 104, DeSoto, Missouri 63020 | Map it
More info: 636-586-0322; http://www.mostateparks.com/washington.htm
Prehistoric Indians who once lived in the area left rock carvings (petroglyphs) as remnants of their culture. Activities include camping, cabins, pool, hiking, picnicking, and canoeing the Big River.

 


 


 

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