Family Fun

River Rapids Water Park

1301 Progress Parkway
Ste. Genevieve MO 63670
573.883.5244
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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 Thursday-Sunday
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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.

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: 2:00-12:00
Saturday: 12:00-12:00
Sunday: 12:00-10:00
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Comics, Gaming, Events, and Everything Pop Culture! Explore this gaming and comics center!

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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.

Rural Heritage Day

When: October – Please see the Events Calendar for specifics
Where: St. Mary’s Road and in the Historic District
Admission: Donations appreciated
800-373-7007
573-883-7097

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Rural Heritage Day is a celebration of history, reverie and reminiscence in dedication to the hard working forefathers and foremothers 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.

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In addition, watch demonstrations of handicrafts of yesteryear. Try the Lions Club’s vittles or bring a picnic. Stay the day and have a blast from the past!

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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.

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Sweet Things Sweet Shop

242 Market St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7990
Tuesday-Saturday Hours: 10:00-5:00
Sweet Things Sweet Shop
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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: Mid April-Mid October
Daily Hours: 12:00-5/6:00
Sara’s Ice Cream
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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
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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.

Sainte Genevieve Art Center
and Art Museum

3rd & Merchant Streets
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-535-9833

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The Sainte Genevieve Art Center and Art Museum will be opening soon.  It will display an overview of this county’s rich art history and art by local artists.  The Center is home to the Art Guild and will offer art classes, workshops and other events.

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Ste. Genevieve County
Community Center

21390 Highway 32
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-5244
Ste. Genevieve County Community Center
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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