Family Fun

Ste. Genevieve Levee Wildlife Refuge

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

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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!

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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
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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.

Sainte Genevieve Art Center
and Art Museum

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

Art Guild website
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11:00-4:00
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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
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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
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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 /

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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 some Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March through October, and by group booking.
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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

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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
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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 Water Park

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

Harold’s Famous Bee Co

150 Market Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
800-748-9810
Harold’s Famous Bee Co.
Open 12:00-4:00 Wednesday-Saturday
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Harold’s Famous Bee Co. carries a line of honey for sampling and for purchase.  Different local honeys are also featured weekly.  They also carry several products using ingredients harvested from the honey bee. Their flagship product, Harold’s Famous Bee Cream, is the only

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patent approved formulation that harnesses the healthy benefits of honey bee venom to effectively soothe joints, muscles, and dry, rough skin. Harold’s unique method of venom extraction causes no harm. Besides honeys and their signature cream, lip balm and facial creams are available.  Honey ice creams and meads have recently been added!

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
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Comics, Gaming, Events, and Everything Pop Culture! Explore this gaming and comics center!

Gaslight Ghost Tours and
4th Friday Pub Crawls

303 North Main St
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
314-288-8888
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On Saturday evenings, a Ste. Genevieve Ghost Tours tour guide will lead a fun-filled 2 hour haunted “history” tour through the historic district with tales of ghosts, apparitions and historical oddities.  On the 4th Friday

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each month in addition to the haunted tour, you will make beverage stops at 3 historic locations!  Both tours are outside and operate rain or shine, and so bring an umbrella if needed.  Reserve online at www.gaslightghosttours.com and choose your date.  Gaslight Ghost Tours are offered Saturdays 8:00-9:30pm April thru October and cost $20 for age 13 and older, $12 under 13.  4th Friday Pub Crawls run 7:00-9:30 and cost $35 per person. Tours depart from 303 N. Main Street.

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Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry

Ste.GenevieveModocFerry.com
573-883-7097
800-373-7007
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Enjoy a ride across the Mississippi River to Modoc, IL, Fort de Charters, and access to Illinois Highway 3.  To reach the ferry go north on Main Street which ends at the ferry landing. Call ahead to make sure it is able to run. 

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King’s Ball

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When: 1st Saturday evening in February
Where: VFW Hall, Memorial Drive
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

The annual King’s Ball, originally held to celebrate twelfth-night, is just another of Ste Genevieve’s old French settlers’ traditions that has been celebrated annually for over 250 years.  Each year a king to represent Ste. Genevieve for the year is selected by finding

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a secreted item hidden in the King’s Cake.  During Leap Years, ladies have the opportunity to be crowned queen.  Attendees are encouraged to dress in French Colonial attire and participate in the traditional music and dance. In addition, some guests dress their tables with a candelabrum, table clothes, wine glasses and buffets of food. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for the Restoration of Ste. Genevieve.

Rustik Sand Kandles

252 Merchant St.,
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-517-3751
Thursday 10:00-4:00
Friday, Saturday 10:00-5:00
Sunday 12:00-4:00
RustikSandKandles.com
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Candles, wax melts/tarts, country crafts, primitive items, hand painted drift wood, handmade!

Sweet-Things-Shop

Sweet Things Sweet Shop

242 Market St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7990
Tuesday-Saturday Hours: 11:00-4:00
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Sweet Things Sweet Shop is a candy and gift store, sure to have something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for sumptuous chocolates, sour cream and onion flavored crickets, lollipops as big as a Frisbee, or jawbreakers the size of a baseball, we have it all! Stop by today and see why people of all ages love coming to our store.

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Interested in our store, but you can’t make it to Ste. Genevieve? Give us a call or e-mail us and we can put together a selection of products to be mailed to you or anywhere in the U.S.! Or maybe you want to surprise someone with a box of chocolate? We hand-deliver things up to five miles from our store– what’s better than a hand-delivered surprise box of chocolate?!? Just message us for more info!

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Pickle Springs Natural Area

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

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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.

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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
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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.

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ASL Pewter Foundry

183 South Third St.,
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-2095 
Daily Hours: 9:30-5:00
ASLPewter.com
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ASL Pewter Foundry makes high-quality, lead-free pewter products that are not only functional, but works of art. Open Daily 9:30– 5:00. Demonstrations daily.

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Ste. Genevieve County
Community Center

21390 Highway 32
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-5244
Ste. Genevieve County Community Center
River Rapids Water Park
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The Ste. Genevieve County Community Center has daily, monthly, and yearly memberships available.  This amazing facility includes a fitness center, walking track, gyms, and meeting rooms.  The indoor aquatic center includes a slide, lazy river, and whirlpool.  The Ste. Genevieve County Library, housing genealogical records, is also located inside the Community Center.  Outside is the Challenger Baseball Field, Challenger Playground, a picnic pavilion, tennis courts, and River Rapids Waterpark.  The water park includes several water slides, a lazy river, 6 lane lap pool, and an exciting kids’ play area. 

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Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

19620 State Route B
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-9909
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
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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.

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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 – MarchSaturday & Sunday | 11am, 1pm & 3pm

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Hawn State Park

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

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 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.