Located on the Missouri Riverfront in St. Charles you will find a wonderful park, the Lewis and Clark Boathouse Museum and a delightful nature center.
Lewis and Clark Boathouse Museum
The Lewis and Clark Boat House and Museum is a wonderful way to spend time reviewing the history that took place in this area. There is a wonderful display on the Lewis and Clark Expedition with maps for you to follow the paths taken. There is a replica of a keel boat used during the expedition times and many other artifacts from the era.
Here are some photos from a late July visit to the area.
The park covers 16 acres and is a wonderful way to spend a leisurely time watching the boats on the riverfront, watching events on the stage, visiting the old railroad depot, or taking a walk along the Katy trail. Here are the features of the park according to the St. Charles Parks website.
- 16 Acres
- 15 Foot Lewis & Clark Statue
- MKT Depot
- MO Dept. of Natural Resources Katy Trail runs through Frontier Park
- Outdoor Jaycee Stage
- 2 Picnic Shelters
- Paved Hike/Bike Trail
- Rest Area (Benches)
- Restrooms are open year round.
At Christmas time the city celebrates a "St. Charles Christmas Traditions". One of the traditions includes a parade featuring Santa's from various countries. At the end Santa Claus stops at the railroad depot above for children to visit and have their photos taken with Santa Claus A couple of years ago my two youngest granddaughters were visiting before the holidays and I took them to see Santa. The depot was a wonderful spot for this tradition.
This area along the Missouri riverfront in St. Charles is a real treasure of the city and an area I never tire of visiting.
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