Holiday Christmas Festival

When: First full weekend in December
Times: All day Saturday and Sunday
Location: Historic District
Admission: Free
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

Experience a wonderland of festivities during the annual Holiday Christmas Festival. A cultural celebration of 500 years of holiday themed music performed by renowned musicians from across the region is featured at free performances in historic churches and other downtown venues. Other activities include a Christmas parade, caroling, colonial decorations, free pictures with Santa for the little ones, the Art Guild Art Show & Sale, downtown shop refreshments, some historic site open houses and an old-fashioned Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Saturday evening at the Welcome Center!

Deja vu Spirit Reunion

Fourth Saturday in October

Would you like to hear the story of a US Senator who has been buried three different times? A Civil War colonel who died at the battle of Shiloh? Meet up with a modern-day spirit of Missouri’s first US Representative? Or “meet” one portraying the well-to-do, or the not so well-to-do, residents of Ste. Genevieve’s history before 1880? Visitors will experience these stories and more as the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual “Déjà vu Spirit Reunion” in historic Memorial Cemetery. Tour the cemetery via lantern light and chat “face to face” with friendly spirits clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time. Sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste Genevieve.

Rural Heritage Day

Fourth Saturday in October

Rural Heritage Day is a celebration of history, reverie and reminiscence dedicated to the hard working founders of Ste. Genevieve. Come see how it used to be done – whether it’s farming, cooking, spinning, lace making, leather working, soap making, wood carving, gardening or good old-fashioned games. Watch demonstrations of the handicrafts of yesteryear. Stay till the evening and enjoy the “Spirit Reunion” – a fundraiser for Memorial Cemetery that features costumed ‘Spirits’ telling the stories of the early settlers buried there.

Jour de Fête

Second Full Weekend in August

The annual Jour de Fête is southeast Missouri’s largest outdoor Crafts Fair. Held in the heart of Ste. Genevieve’s Historic District, visitors can browse through arts and crafts booths. Shop till you drop and enjoy live music, foods, living history demonstrations and other activities at this family-friendly event.

Freedom Celebration

Ste. Genevieve’s Independence Day public gathering with music, speeches and fireworks. Admission is FREE! At noon there is a traditional celebration with church bell ringing, Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic speeches, and music, as well as an honor salute by various local organizations. That evening the local Muny Band will perform patriotic music, and at dusk, Fireworks will explode in Ste. Genevieve’s Pere Marquette Park.

French Heritage Festival

Second Weekend in June

Celebrating 300 years of French culture and traditions! Living history, live traditional music, La Veillee folk dancing at the Felix Valle State Historic Site, French foods, re-enactors in period dress, historic home tours, street dance with wine & beer tent, promenades (parades), children’s activities, walking tours, tea with ‘Marie Antoinette’ at the Guibourd and much more!

Spring Garden Walk

Weekend Following Mother’s Day

The Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Walk, held in the downtown historic district is a unique opportunity to tour private and public gardens. Several gardens are part of historic homes in Ste. Genevieve and are typical of the 18th century time period. Other activities include a Master Gardeners’ plant sale, private vendors, discounts at participating downtown merchants, art exhibits and, on Saturday, the Farmers Market.

Ste. Genevieve Kings Ball

First Saturday in February VFW Hall, Memorial Drive

The King’s Ball, originally held to celebrate twelfth-night, is another early French settler tradition that dates back over 250 years. Attendees are encouraged to dress in French Colonial attire and participate in traditional music and dance. Some guests dress their tables with candelabra, tablecloths, wine and food so dancers can “nibble their way around the hall and visit”. Don’t miss this this “French” Mardis Gras in Missouri! Sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, proceeds benefit historic preservation activities and other projects.

La Guiannée (La Guignolèe)

New Years Eve

Founded by French merchants and fur traders, Ste. Genevieve remained a French speaking enclave for many years in the newly Americanized Midwest. Sadly, the last generations of native French speakers are disappearing, but cherished traditions like La Guiannée still remain. This ancient tradition, analogous to the English custom of Wassailing that dates back to Europe’s Middle Ages, is celebrated by descendants of those French settlers. You can watch and participate with these singers and musicians as they celebrate this 250 year old tradition each New Year’s Eve in the streets, cafes and pubs of Ste. Genevieve’s Historic District.

Ste. Genevieve Levee Wildlife Refuge

Stormy Crawford Way
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097

One aspect of the Ste.. Genevieve Urban Levee is to provide habitats for a variety of wildlife and to provide access for people to experience and enjoy this area. Take Stormy Crawford Way from Main Street toward the Ste. Genevieve Urban Levee to embark on a walk on top of the levee. Kiosks along the way tell of the history of the area as well as what birds, plants, or fish might be found nearby. Dear or opossums might pass by. Meadowlarks or herons might fly by. Besides the cottonwoods, notice oaks or cypress trees. Walk north or south to explore whatever might come along and enjoy a sunny walk atop the levee!

‘Saving St. Louis’ Exhibit Opens At Centre For French Colonial Life

Things to Do in Ste. Genevieve - CFCL war exhibit Tower

French Colonial America (FCA) unveils “Saving St. Louis,” an exhibit explaining the role of the 60 militiamen who traveled upstream and were instrumental in thwarting the British attack on May 26, 1780, opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8 at the Centre for French Colonial Life.

Militia and living history specialists will be on site for the opening and every Saturday throughout the summer.

The “Saving St. Louis” exhibit features original and reproduction weapons and equipment used in this region by both French and Native American peoples during the late 18th century. Additionally, militia reenact and professional photographer Ronald Rayfield recreated scenes of the 60 Ste. Genevieve fighters at the battle to help visualize the story.

“It may come as a revelation to many visitors, even those who are familiar with the American Revolution, that the story of the Battle of St. Louis and the role played in it by citizen soldiers from Ste. Genevieve, is not as commonly known as it deserves to be,” FCA Executive Director Geoff Giglierano said.

The Centre for French Colonial Life is the museum building and entry point for FCA’s historic campus. The campus also offers hourly guided tours of the historic Louis Bolduc House (circa 1788) and Bolduc-LeMeilleur House (circa 1820) and grounds as well as the “Hands-On History” program at the Beauvais-Linden House (circa 1820).

The campus is owned by French Colonial America, a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.

May 8 activities also include “Tunes, Tomahawks & Tours,” with live music, tomahawk-throwing and activities at the Linden House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3 cash only.

The Centre for French Colonial Life will be open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. It is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until further notice. Admission for the exhibit is $5 per adult, $3 for children, and free to military members with an ID. The Centre for French Colonial Life is located at 198 Market Street in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Ample free parking is available behind the facility.

Follow www.Facebook.com/CFCLandBolducHouse for further information and updates.

Rollin on The River Bike Rental llc

291 Merchant Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Rollin’ On The River
Open Wednesday-Saturday 10-5
Call or email to make an appointment.
573-330-4105
frewil1969@hotmail.com

Ste Genevieve’s premier bike rental! Rent a bicycle to tour beautiful Ste. Genevieve or stop in to buy a t-shirt, pet treat, or home décor item. Visit the historic homes. Ride to the Ferry Landing to see the Mississippi River. Stop by the Welcome Center for information on bike routes. Credit Card/Photo ID required.

Ste. Genevieve Art Center and Art Museum

DuBourg Place and Merchant Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-535-9833

Art Guild website
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

The Sainte Genevieve Art Center features displays on the county’s rich art history and art by local artists. The center is home to the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild and will offer art classes, workshops and other events. Come in and browse the impressive displays!

Baetje Farms

8932 Jackson School Road
Bloomsdale, MO 63627
573-483-9021
Check in advance for open hours.
Baetje Farms

Visit Baetje Farms for a one of a kind wine and cheese tasting! Baetje Farms is open to the public Monday through Thursday and often on Sunday. Check the web link for updates. While you are there, feed the goats and then feed yourself award-winning goat cheese for a truly memorable experience! Their brand-new venue, The Artisan, is available to rent for your special occasion as well.

Masquerade on Main

183 North Main
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-535-9056
Call for admittance
Masquerade on Main

In Masquerade on Main, take a selfie in one of several creative scenes in which visitors can strike a pose!
Currently there is an old-timey scene, a goth / Cathedral scene, a saloon, a pirate ship, steampunk, Day of the Dead / Voodoo / Halloween, a sparkly Forest, a cemetery and a brick wall to take pictures in, on and around… Pose in either in your street clothes ($1), with props ($5), or in the hundreds of costumes for men women and children ($20). There are no set hours yet, but call to get in at almost any time.

Hands-On History at the Linden House

116 S. Main St
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-880-4123
Centre For FrenchColonialLife.org
Open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May through October, and by group booking.

The Linden House features fun and educational French Colonial Activities for kids. Visit and experience colonial crafts and skills by “shopping” in our vintage store, learn about history and language in our 18th century school room, throw a tomahawk* or use a bow and arrow in the yard, and so much more! *Age 8+, close-toed shoes required.
Available by group booking.

The Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center

360 Market Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-3466
The Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center
Open Friday-Saturday 10:00-4:00
Sunday 11:00-2:00

The Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center has opened some of its galleries, including some of Guy Darrough’s impressive dinosaur replicas and evidence of the Missouri dinosaur currently being excavated. Additions are being made with galleries focusing on local history. Native American, French, German and mining exhibits will feature unique artifacts from Ste. Genevieve’s past.

River Rapids Waterpark

1301 Progress Parkway
Ste. Genevieve MO 63670
573.883.5244
RiverRapidsWaterPark.com

River Rapids Water Park has daily and seasonal memberships available. This amazing facility includes several tubular tall water slides. The lazy river offers a relaxing float around the park. A 6 lane lap pool features a zip line, climbing ropes, and a diving board. An exciting kids’ play area has 30 different activities to enjoy. Come for a splashing good time!

Iggy’s Pop Shop

233 Merchant Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-880-7075
Iggy’s Pop Shop
Monday, Wed, Thursday: 2:00-10:00
Friday: 3:00-10:00
Saturday: 3:00-10:00
Sunday: 3:00-10:00
Comics, Gaming, Events, and Everything Pop Culture! Explore this gaming and comics center!

Audubon’s Walk

Saturday of French Festival (June 10, 2017)
Atop Urban Levee
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097
800-373-7007

The famed ornithologist John James Audubon lived for a short time in Ste. Genevieve. Audubon’s Walk is a naturalist lead hike atop the Ste. Genevieve Urban Levee. Come see what shows up: cliff swallows, horned larks, red-winged black bird, eastern bluebird and more!

DuBourg Centre

305 Merchant Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-2731

 Located in the Ste. Genevieve historic district, the DuBourg Centre is a newly renovated 100 year old building offering one of the most beautiful event spaces in southeastern Missouri. It offers seating from 25 to 250 for corporate meetings, holiday parties, wedding ceremonies and/or receptions, rehearsal dinners, as well as bridal or baby showers.

Weddings, Reunions, Meetings

Reunions

Audubon’s Grill and Bar

573-883-2479

www.audubonstegen.info/

Cave Vineyard
573-543-5384
www.cavevineyard.com

Chaumette winery

573-747-1000

www.chaumette.com

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

573-883-9909

www.crownridgetigers.com

Crown Valley Winery

573-207-9463

www.crownvalleywinery.com

DuBourg Centre

573-883-2731

www.ste.genevieve.parish/21.com

Ste. Genevieve County Community Center

573-883-5244

www.sgccc.com

Watertower Winery

573-880-3887

www.facebook.com/watertowerwinery/

Weingarten Vineyard and Garten Haus Restaurant

573-883-2505

www.weingartenvineyard.com/

Other Venues:

American Legion Hall
573-883-5883

Knights of Columbus Hall
573-883-7549

Ste. Genevieve Elk’s Lodge
573-883-7257

VFW Hall
573-883-2207
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Civil War Interpretive Event

When: Second Weekend in September
Where: South Gabouri and Front Streets in the Ste. Genevieve Historic District
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

A family-friendly, living history event! Observe Civil War camp life and demonstrations of marching, musket fire, and cannon fire. Learn about Ste. Genevieve citizens who fought in the war, some on each side. At 1:00 gather at the corner of Main and Merchant streets to observe a re-enactment of the 1861 bank raid by Federal Troops.

E*Klek*TiX

130 N Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
jrissoverart@gmail.com
573-330-2620

E•Klek•TiX Gallery and Studio features original work by local artist J Rissover and a collection of gift and decorative items from many parts of the world. Always a sure bet to find a unique gift!

Ste. Genevieve Art Colony

Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
66 South Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097
800-373-7007

For several summers in the 1930’s, an Art Colony located in Ste. Genevieve conducted a Summer School of Art. Instead of painting rolling hills or flowers, the artists portrayed the human condition and Depression era events. Information about the school and some of its creations are on display at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. Grave diggers, portraits, and lime kiln workers are depicted. The Summer School instructors included: Thomas Hart Benton, Fred E. Conway, Joseph James Jones, Miriam McKinnie, Joseph John Paul Meert, Jesse Beard Rickly, Aimee Goldstone Schweig, Martyl Schweig, E. Oscar Thalinger, Joseph Paul Vorst, and Matthew E. Ziegler. Another display of Art Colony works can be viewed in the stone building behind the Shaw house.

Traditional Artisans Showcase

ASL Pewter Foundry

Third Weekend in July
183 South Third Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-2095
ASLPewter.com

This traditional art show and sale features artisans from the Midwest who have been selected by Early American Life Magazine as the best in their fields. These artists and fine crafters display and sell their work and happily educate the public on the traditional way what they do is made and used. Above all, Guest artists have included include Mike Ochonicky, Scrimshaw; Doug and Julie Dawson, Tin cookie cutters and other tinware; Vernon DePauw, woodcarving; Suzette Krummel, Penny Rugs; Tom Wintczak, redware pottery and fracture; Kandye Mahurin, painted game boards on antique bread and cutting boards.

Kaskaskia Island Birding

Kaskaskia Island, IL
off Highway U
near St. Mary, MO

Kaskaskia Island’s sloughs and ponds are a Mecca for water birds. Birds can be viewed along most roads on the island. Birders flock to this area because herons, egrets, ducks, and stray whooping cranes are often seen here near the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. Even though Kaskaskia is part of Illinois it can only be reached from Missouri. To visit Kaskaskia, go south on Highway 61 to Highway U in St. Mary.

Ste. Genevieve County Fair


bb3f0586168fe2993a239d3b8d88cc99Mid weekend in July
County Fairgrounds, North Main St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO

The Ste. Genevieve County Fair includes a parade, livestock shows, demolition derby, horse show, truck pulls, tractor pulls, queen contest, 4H and FFA exhibits and live entertainment most nights. There is a lot to see and do for adults and children all weekend with plenty of good food and entertainment.

French Christmas – Felix Valle House

Le Reveillon
French Christmas

Felix Valle State Historic Site

Merchant and 2nd Streets
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7102
FelixValleStateHistoricSite.com

This annual holiday celebration highlights the music, customs, and crafts of early French Colonial Christmas in Ste. Genevieve. The celebration, known as Le Reveillon, features costumed guides who explain the early 19th century customs of Christmas. Traditional foods and music of the period are featured on the first Saturday in December.

4th Friday Art Walk (Feb thru Nov)

Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve. During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours from 6 to 9pm during the Fourth Friday Art Walk.

Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries. The 4th Friday Art Walk is sponsored by the Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve. Art Walks are on the fourth Friday of each month from February thru November. Refreshments may be served at various locations and there are five restaurants with regular evening hours in the historic district.

Plein Air Event Show (Sep)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
Cost: $40 for Participating Artists; free for observers!

573.576.0023
573.535.9833

Follow the European tradition of capturing the atmosphere of the outdoors! Contemporary artists are invited to join the realms of the famous regionalist artists of the 1930s and paint outdoors in the scenic Sainte Genevieve area. Also among the highlights are multiple paint outs & competitions, generous prizes, social events.

Chocolate Walk (Feb)

Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

Do you love chocolate and shopping? Then chocolate lovers, this event is for you! Sample a luscious chocolate treat at each participating downtown establishment and shop Ste. Genevieve’s unique downtown shops.

Tickets : $10.00 Must have a ticket to sample.

Follow the Balloons for Participating Merchants.

Small Shop Saturday (Nov)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

Shop Small Saturday is a nationwide event created by American Express and sponsored locally by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project and The Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce. This event’s purpose is to encourage sales for local small businesses. So shop local and support small business owners!

Moonlight Madness (July)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

Enjoy a Christmas-in-July themed shopping extravaganza on the second Wednesday in July. Participating shops in the Historic District will be open from 6pm- 9pm and offering discounts or running specials. Sponsored by Downtown Ste. Gen

Cookie Crumb Trail (Nov)

Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

Attention shoppers: Follow the Cookie Crumb Trail! Sample cookies and collect the recipes to get started on your Christmas baking! Participating downtown shops will feature a different cookie recipe and have sample cookies for you to taste. Proceeds will go to a local family in need, just in time for Christmas!

Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Walk

Weekend after Mother’s Day in May
Tickets are available at:
Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
66 Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097
800-373-7007

Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Walk is held in the downtown historic district of America’s oldest French Colonial village. This is a unique opportunity to tour private and public gardens. Several gardens are part of historic homes in Ste. Genevieve and are typical of the 18th century time period. The Master Gardeners’ plant sale goes through the weekend. Other weekend activities: Private vendors, discounts at participating downtown merchants, art exhibits, and the Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning.

Ste. Genevieve Muny Band Concerts

8:00 Thurs Evenings, June and July
Valle School Parking Lot
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097
800-373-7007

Ste. Genevieve’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week polkas, marches, show tunes, kids’ tunes, and popular melodies. Sit in your car or bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy one of the few municipal bands still around, a Ste. Genevieve tradition for over 70 years!

History Conference

Where: Ste. Genevieve County Community Center
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts an annual history conference at which presentations are made on the history of Ste. Genevieve and the surrounding area. Presentations are on a variety of subjects from pre-European settlement to the French colonial period as well as the 19th and 20th centuries.  The event starts with a continental breakfast and then lunch. A reception for conference attendees will be held on Friday evening.

Spirit Reunion in Memorial Cemetery

When: 5:00-8:00 pm
4th Saturday in October
Where: Memorial Cemetery
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

The spirits will again emerge from the crypts and tombs of historic old Ste. Genevieve’s Memorial Cemetery as the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual Déjà vu Spirit Reunion. Visitors will experience Missouri’s oldest town through the spirits of those buried in the town’s Memorial Cemetery. This cemetery, established in 1787, includes the tombs and grave markers of the area’s earliest French pioneers as well as emigrants of German, Scottish and other heritages – slave, free and integrated spouses of black African and Native Americans.

This living history program of stories, traditions and nostalgia highlights the lives and personalities of notables such as U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn, Felix and Odile Vallé, Marie LaPorte, Joseph Bogy, Ferdinand Rozier (a one-time business partner of John James Audubon). This provides the visitor with an intimate taste of lifestyles and happenings in Missouri’s oldest town during the late 18th and 19th centuries. So tour the cemetery via lantern light and chat “face-to-face” with over 20 spirits clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time.

In addition, all proceeds help to benefit the Foundation for Restoration’s activities and restoration efforts. The FRSG is a non-profit community organization formed to promote the preservation and restoration of Ste. Genevieve’s historic structures and traditions. And in 2007 the FRSG was awarded the distinguished Governor’s Humanities Award for the Déjà vu Spirit Reunion program.

French Veillée

Second Weekend in June
Felix Valle State Historic Site
Merchant and Second Streets
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7102

Enjoy an evening in the garden of the Felix Valle House at this recreation of a La Veillee, a traditional French Colonial summer social gathering. Featured will be French folk dancing, folk tales, candlelight tours of the home, and refreshments.

Ecole du Soldat

When: Please see the Events Calendar for specifics
Where: Historic District
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

A family-friendly, living history event! Come explore the traditions of the “School of the Soldier.” This is a fully packed weekend of lectures and camaraderie with plenty of events to see.[toggle]On Saturday, attend a public heritage auction of discovered ‘desirables’ – memorabilia, collectibles, ‘accouterments’, utensils, and ‘watch’a-may-call-its’. In addition, Ste Genevieve has the greatest concentration of original French colonial buildings in North America. Plus is the only surviving French colonial village in the United States. At Ecole du Soldat activities of that early era are reenacted.

Merchant Street Gallery

123 Merchant St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-3221

Merchant Street Gallery houses a collection of photographs from Ste. Genevieve’s past, such as the first Ste. Genevieve Brewery, old steam engines, and various scenes from throughout Ste. Genevieve’s history as well as the present.

Open: 4th Friday Art Walk and Special Events

Silver Sycamore Gallery of Fine Art

302 Market Street
Ste Genevieve, MO 63670
Hours: Friday: 12:00-5:00
Saturday: 11:00-5:00
Sunday: 12:00-3:00
573-608-0692
Silver Sycamore Gallery of Fine Art

Silver Sycamore a Gallery of Fine Art, formerly The Rhinehart & Rhinehart Gallery, is one of a kind! The moment you walk through the door the paintings take your breathe away! This gallery features the creations of a number of local artists. 

Ste. Genevieve Golf Course

17450 Clubhouse Ct, MO Hwy 32
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-2949
Ste.GenevieveGolfCourse.com
Monday-Friday 8-5,
Saturday-Sunday 7-5

Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper daily

Cuisine: Ste. Genevieve Golf Club is a Par 72, 18 hole design with 4 sets of tees. After playing a round of golf enjoy a Sandwich or Burger in the Clubhouse.

Alcohol: Full Bar

Pere Marquette City Park

Pere Marquette City Park

Pere Marquette Park
North Main Street at Mathews Drive
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

This scenic city park, named for the famous 17th century French Jesuit missionary, provides a perfect spot for that leisurely picnic or open space for the kids to play. The park features, play structures, soccer and baseball fields and restrooms.

Hawn State Park

Things to Do in Ste. Genevieve - Golden Morning: pickle creek at hawn

Hwy 144 off Highway 32
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-3603
Hawn State Park

Just 25 minutes west of Ste. Genevieve, Hawn is one of the best wilderness experiences that nature has to offer. The nearly 5,000-acre park features beautifully manicured areas for day use and tent or RV camping. The River Aux Vases and Pickle Creeks provide added fun for staying cool in the summer. Dogwood and redbud trees along with numerous types of wildflowers give the park a stunning backdrop for your experience in the spring. Fall is especially colorful with the trees in their full autumn attire. Maps are available to guide visitors for hiking the many trails ranging from 2 to 10 miles in length.

Pickle Springs Natural Area

Pickle Springs Natural Area, Highway AA
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-3603
Pickle Springs Natural Area

Pickle Springs has been designated a Natural Landmark by the National Park Service for its biological and geological values as an undisturbed site. A two-mile trail named the ‘Trail Through Time’ winds through the park and guides the visitor through 500 million year old geologic wonders carved in sandstone. The trail features clear streams, cool canyons, spectacular bluff views and ‘The Slot’, a crevice marked with holes, pockets and ridges. Visitors must climb through the ‘Keyhole’ to descend to the creek below. Twin foot bridges cross Bone Creek and pass Mossy Falls. The park is a primitive natural area and does not have services. Be sure to bring a camera and plenty of liquids before hiking the trail.

Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area

Magnolia Hollow Drive
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area

Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area’s rugged 1,740 acre area is bordered by Establishment Creek and Schmidt’s Island and the Mississippi River. This recreation and outdoor lover’s paradise has steep bluffs and scenic river views. Eagles are commonly sighted along the river in the winter months. Finally, management of Magnolia Hollow and Establishment Creek corridors is minimal and designed to protect the steep and sensitive watersheds.

Hickory Canyons Natural Area

Hickory Canyons Natural Area, Sprott Road
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Hickory Canyons Natural Area

Lamotte sandstone formed box canyons here from the sandy beaches of a shallow ocean that existed 500 million years ago. Millions of years of erosion and uplift of the Ozark Plateau exposed the sandstone we see today. After a rain event a wet-weather waterfall can be enjoyed from the end of the 1/4 mile hiking trail on the east side of the county road. Another 1+ mile trail loops through a canyon on the west side of Sprott Road. In the winter, the bluffs drip with icicles that sparkle in the sun. This area is botanically rich, supporting glacial relics, species that were more common in Missouri 12,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Since then, the climate has warmed, forcing some species to inhabit micro-climates that mimic the cool, moist conditions of glacial times. Glacial relics at Hickory Canyons include hay-scented fern, fir clubmoss and winterberry. The area is rich in fern species with over a dozen species represented.

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

19620 State Route B
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-9909
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
Enjoy a 45 minute guided walking tour of Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary. Learn where the animals were rescued from, their personalities and how you can help these amazing big cats as well as their wild relatives. After the tour, head down to our Education Center and Gift Shop where you can view and even touch tiger artifacts such as teeth, claws, and a tiger pelt, just to name a few. Visitors receive a complimentary tasting of Fizzy Izzy Root Beer named after our very own, Izzy tiger. All of the pathways are paved and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

April – Nov | Thursday – Sunday | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Dec – March | Saturday & Sunday | 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Sara’s Ice Cream & Antiques

124 Merchant St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-5890
Open Seasonally: April-Mid October
Daily Hours: 12:00-5/6:00

Serving: Daily, Seasonally

Cuisine: Ice Cream, Novelty Cones rolled in local pecans, Phosphates, Soda, and Coffee are all served at an historic soda fountain surrounded by antique memorabilia.

Randolph County State Recreation Area

Randolph County State Recreation Area

4301 S. Lake Drive
Randolph County, IL

Randolph County State Recreation Area is a mecca for outdoor recreational activities. Fishing, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting and camping are just a few of the choices on the 1,101 acres at the site. Located five miles northeast of Chester, Randolph County SRA lies in the rolling hill country of southern Illinois. Offering a cool retreat from hot summer days, well shaded picnic areas, hiking trails and scenic forest stands await park visitors.

Washington State Park

Washington State Park

Highway 21
DeSoto, MO
Petroglyphs, quaint hiking shelters and incredible Ozark overlooks define the Washington State Park experience. Easy access to the Big River makes the park great for swimming or fishing. Hikers can choose from three rugged hiking trails. Buildings constructed by African American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons complement the park and add to its sense of history.