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Missouri Getaways ~ St. Louis Getaway!

St. Louis Missouri Getaways and Getaway Weekends near St. Louis
Restaurants, Taverns & Bars, Antiques Shopping District, Festivals & Events,
Live Entertainment and a Unique and Fascinating History are waiting for you!
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- There's so much to do only 80 miles from St. Louis!
Best Missouri Getaway Vacations in the Arcadia Valley Region and on Black River MO

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Dining, Shopping, Entertainment,
Special Events, History & Attractions
Near St. Louis

Restaurants, Taverns & Bars 
Fine dining to casual fare, Mexican to southern Ozark cuisine- savory selections and scintillating ambiance tempt even the most discriminating palates. Romantic tables for two, lively taverns and sports bars, award-winning barbeque and seafood are just a few of the incredible dining options available for visitors to the Arcadia Valley and Black River regions. Click here to take a tour, see photos and learn about all the fun places to dine in our region.  You may also wish to visit Missouri Wineries nearby.

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!

Do you love to shop for Missouri antiques, special gifts and collectibles?  Our region is a magnet for Missouri antique dealers wishing to relocate to a charming, historical and magnificently beautiful area of the United States.  Turn of the century mercantile buildings have been transformed into unique shops, specialty boutiques and gift stores. Click here to take a tour of these fun places to shop and see photos of this unique shopping district.

Entertainment, Festivals & Events

Live Music and Entertainment for the whole family!  Dine at one of our fine restaurants providing live entertainment from Bluegrass to live DJs and Karaoke.  During the summer season enjoy concerts and music festivals by the river and under the stars and outdoor entertainment throughout the Valley.  See a selection of live entertainment here.  Every year in May and October, the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals take place bringing family friendly weekends filled with Americana and Bluegrass music.  Don't miss them!   The festivals happen every May and October! In addition every year, there will be pickin' and grinnin' on the square at the Iron County Courthouse every Friday between the Spring and Fall Mountain Music Festivals.

Fall Festivals near St. Louis and County Fairs  ~ Come to the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area for County Fairs during the summer months and the best fall color in Missouri.  October is the month for our Annual Fall Festivals.  You don't want to miss them!  Make your lodging reservations early!  Take a Missouri Fall Foliage drive, or come for a Missouri Getaway Weekend.  Read more about Missouri Fall Festivals here. 

Christmas in the Valley Festival and Parade!
Bring the whole family and join us for Christmas in the Valley beginning every Thanksgiving Weekend, when the joy of the season begins. Every year, enjoy the Annual Lighting of the Courthouse Square, the Annual Christmas Parade, and of course caroling, caroling and shopping, shopping, shopping everywhere to remind us all of how things used to be. There's simply no better time to be in the Arcadia Valley Region.

Fascinating History & Landmarks

History comes alive!  Explore historic churches, antebellum homes, historic courthouses, turn of the century mercantile buildings, historic mills, and Fort Davidson State Historic Site, scene of the Missouri civil war battle of Pilot Knob.  Many Missouri sites and historical landmarks are on the National Register of Historic Places. Come for a visit and observe a piece of the past where early Missouri settlements and farmsteads still stand.  Let our country roads bring you home to a place you belong.  Our region is filled with historic towns, villages and early settlements.  If you are a history buff, you'll enjoy our entire online history tour.

Fort Davidson State Historic Site & The Battle of Pilot Knob-
Our region is rich in MO Civil War lore. Because of its strategic importance as the southern terminus of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad, Union soldiers occupied Pilot Knob and the Arcadia Valley throughout the war. Fort Davidson, the target of the Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864, is a hexagonal earthwork constructed by the Union Army and stands 300 yards from the base of Pilot Knob Mountain. The assault on Fort Davidson by Confederate troops left 1,300 soldiers dead or wounded. The fort and site are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Every 3 years, the spectacular reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob takes place - you won't want to miss it.  Click here to read much more about the Missouri Civil War in our region.

Ursuline Academy - Arcadia College Historic District
(Registered 1848) Formerly the Academy of Ursuline Sisters for Girls - The Academy is a magnificent study of architecture, set on 17 acres of majestic evergreens & towering oaks.  The famous spring still gushes crystal clear water. Now privately owned and operated by such businesses as Nostalgic Place Bed & Breakfast.  The St. Joseph Chapel has some of the most amazing stained glass windows in the world, beautiful inside and out, it is now used for weddings, as well as religious services. 128 E College St. Arcadia

Iron County Courthouse- downtown Ironton (1860) was the scene of bitter fighting during the Civil War and still retains the scar from a cannonball on its east face.  The Reynolds County Courthouse, downtown Centerville, is another example of Missouri courthouses over 100 years old. .  

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pilot Knob was used as a hospital and Union headquarters during the Civil War--- the Battle of Pilot Knob. Built in 1861, it still contains the original furniture and pipe organ.  Pine and Ziegler Street. 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1870) is an exceptionally fine example of wooden, Gothic architecture; it contains the original lead-stained glass windows. 106 N. Knob St. Ironton

The above listings are just a few of the many historical sites and landmarks you'll want to visit while you're here.

Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment
Don't miss the spectacular Reenactments of the Battle of Pilot Knob at
The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site (formerly Fort Davidson Historic Site).  The battle re-enactment is held every 3 years.

Visit Missouri wineries nearby.

Missouri antiques shopping!
Go shopping for gifts and collectibles!

Entertainment, Festivals, Events and Live Entertainment for the whole family!

Falls Festivals!

Fort Davidson Historic Site

1800s architecture

Reed Springs

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