Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : To Vaca or Not That is the Question (Part 3 of 5).........

To Vaca or Not That is the Question (Part 3 of 5).........

To Vaca or Not That is the Question  (Part 3 of 5).........

If you haven't figured it out yet St. Charles County, MO and St. Louis City/County, MO offers more than just the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Blues.  There are loads of parks, walking trails, bike trails, casinos and history too.  And there are other things to do too.  I have written about, Bed & Breakfast, which offer an alternative to the more traditional hotel/motel.  Then I wrote about visiting Missouri wineries that are close to home.  I haven't written about fun things to do with children while on a stay-ca here in the greater St. Louis and St. Charles Missouri area.

If you are new to the area or maybe you are a home body like me and just don't get out, you may not know of places around the Greater St. Charles, MO area.  There is a wealth of things to do right here, as we found out over the last couple of weeks, and they won't cost a boatload of money either!  In this series I hope to show what one could do within a short drive from home.  Not only for the adults but also things the kids will be able to do and enjoy.

So this week I want to take a look at Fun Things To Do With Kids throughout the state. 

Here is a very short list of fun and inexpensive things to do with kids, some of which I frequent and enjoy:

St. Louis Zoo

Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

Grants Farm

10501 Gravois Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63123


Childrens Garden

In the Missouri Botanical Gardens

4344 Shaw Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63110


Powder Valley Nature Center

11715 Cragwold Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122


Fountain at Tower Grove Park

4256 Magnolia Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63110


Magic House

516 S. Kirkwood Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63122


There are many more things to do in our family friendly area of St. Louis and St. Charles County Missouri.  Just think, you could stay at a Bed & Breakfast and visit a winery close by one day.  And the next day after a great night's sleep you could take a day with the kids and visit some of the sites above.

Here's to another great time close to home....Kids, animals, magic and nature all make for a great combination and fun time!!!

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.


Comment balloon 6 commentsDon Rogers • July 02 2011 09:51PM


Hi Don!  What a fantastic series!  There certainly are alot of fun things to do in O Fallon Mo!  Great localism post.

Hope you and yours have a fabulous Fourth!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 8 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Don

Don, I have been to Grants Farm, Powder Valley Nature Center and to the Tower Grove Park. Folks sure will have a mighty enjoyable time when visiting all three of them.

You sure are doing a mighty fine Localism blog post Series!

Hope you and yours are having a mighty fine and safe Independence Day Weekend!   

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 8 years ago

Hi Don,  A very nice local post, next time add some photos, LOL, just kidding ! Of course if you did, you could then post this in the PhotoBloggers Group.

How are you,BTW? Haven't seen you in a while. Trying to back to many of my old friends here in the Rain.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 8 years ago

Hi Don - Nice series.  I certainly learned what a wonderful place St. Charles County would be to visit.  Thanks.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 8 years ago
Don, Your area really has a lot of history to share. I need to do anottther trip
Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 8 years ago

Great series Don! I have been working on doing more posts of this type...they're fun to do and helpful to folks new to an area.

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) almost 8 years ago

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