Tours in Ballwin


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  • St. Louis Fun Tours
    An authentic trolley with brass rails and bells and outfitted with modern padded seats and air conditioning glides through St. Louis?s historic neighborhoods as knowledgeable tour guides wax poetic about the city?s past and present. Guests gaze out of the trolley?s charming arched windows during the 23-mile ride, catching sight of a much larger arch standing sentry over downtown sites such as St. Louis Union Station and the Mississippi River. Tour guides fling droplets of wisdom like handfuls of rice at famished newlyweds, sharing anecdotes about historic Laclede?s Landing and Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World?s Fair, the first summer Olympic games held in the U.S., and the first forest. The fully narrated tour departs and returns from Lumiere Place Casino on the riverfront.
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    999 North 2nd Street
    St. Louis, MO US
  • Alton Hauntings
    Legend has it that Mark Twain once called Alton a "dismal little river town," perhaps referencing the area's propensity for disease, disaster, and Civil War?era violence?some of which radiated from a Confederate POW camp. Roughly a century later, another author, Troy Taylor, wrote an entire book about Alton's dark history. He also created Alton Hauntings, a company that hosts walking and bus tours that explore malevolent stories from Alton's past, as well as the supernatural happenings that have been rumored for decades. Guides lead groups to various locations throughout the town, summoning the past through their storytelling.
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    110 East 3rd Street
    Alton, IL US
  • Air Balloon Sports
    Offering sunrise and sunset excursions, Air Balloon Sports floats riders through the clouds on brightly colored, eight-story-tall buoys of heated air. After venturing to the launch site, guests will meet the day's FAA-certified captains, crew, and up to 24 passengers. Air wranglers impart a formal safety briefing as balloons slowly take shape, filling with hot air supplied by area high-school debate teams. A blast of burners lifts leisure seekers into the air, drifting through the blue sky for approximately an hour, bandied about by the day's prevailing winds. Balloons will be followed on the ground by chase crews who rendezvous at the chosen landing site for a traditional first flight ceremony and champagne reception. Recently christened sky devils will also receive a commemorative flight certificate that can be used as a valid passport.
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    76 S Highway Dr.
    Valley Park, MO US
  • Satchmo's Bar and Grill
    Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Satchmo's Bar and Grill for all of your favorite American dishes. For those tired of trendy diets, Satchmo's Bar and Grill s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile. Satchmo's Bar and Grill's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Satchmo's Bar and Grill's outdoor patio. Free wifi is available as well. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. No need to gussy up for a trip to Satchmo's Bar and Grill, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Or, take your food to go. Take advantage of the free parking next door to Satchmo's Bar and Grill. For those who travel by bike, Satchmo's Bar and Grill offers bike racks for diners. Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Satchmo's Bar and Grill.
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    13375 Olive Blvd
    Chesterfield, MO US
  • Chandler Hill Vineyards
    Chandler Hill Vineyards' rolling, verdant rows of Norton, Chambourcin and Vignoles grapes and placid lakeside views offer visitors a quiet place to get away from it all. Built on land once owned by freed slave Joseph Chandler, the winery still retains the essence of the past. The 5,000-square-foot, lodge-like tasting room stands on the site of Chandler's modest cabin. Century-old artifacts discovered during the excavation, including a shotgun and a Hoveround, remain on display, and stones from the original foundation have been carefully repurposed. As candles in a wrought-iron fixture flicker overhead, guests here sip wines from Missouri and the West Coast and chat by a glowing fire in a large stone fireplace. In its A-List 2010 feature, St. Louis Magazine said, "We?re fans of many regional wineries, but there?s something about Chandler Hill that feels a little more sophisticated, a little extra tucked-away." Thanks to its picturesque vineyards, 5,000-square-foot deck for warm-weather relaxation, and events such as live music performances, the secluded spot was named the Most Fun Winery on Ladue News's 2012 Platinum List.
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    596 Defiance Rd.
    Defiance, MO US
  • Katy Bike Rental
    Operating out of the historic Defiance general store built around 1898, Katy Bike Rental's owners Todd and Robin White showcase their pride in local heritage as they equip visitors for voyages down the Katy Trail State Park. Originally the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, the line has since been converted into a state park whose calm gravel trail winds through lush forest alongside the Missouri River. Cyclists set out aboard the store's fleet of hybrid mountain bikes, tandem bikes, or comfort cruisers, each with optional attachments such as child carts to tow kids. They then pedal past old railroad signals and between man-made stone walls, and follow cliffs running along the river. Additionally, Todd organizes events along the trail, such as wine and movie nights, at local wineries and breweries or, when it?s a flannel kind of day, log-rolling contests with local lumberjacks.
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    2998 S Hwy. 94
    Defiance, MO US
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