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- Load up your backpack for a day, weekend, week, or longer. On these lengthy hiking and biking trails, you can really go the distance. Gorp Top Ten
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- Looking for an adventure close to home? Want to dodge the crowds at the country's busiest theme parks? Then spend the night with dinosaurs, sharks, penguins, or Egyptian mummies at the ultimate insider slumber party. Museums and zoos all over the country host sleepovers for families, where fun and education mesh together in an exciting evening adventure. Away Travel
- Trace the Mighty Mississippi from Lake Itasca, Minnesota, south to the Gulf of Mexico. Gorp Travel
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Pat, closest reference I could find was for the Eugene Field House & St Louis Toy Museum, about nine miles upriver from Jefferson Barracks County Park. Perhaps that rings a bell?
Answer this2 AnswersIt depends on what you are looking for...just a place to put up a tent or a scenic campground with stuff to do. I can recommend these campgrounds as beautiful and close to St. Louis:Babler State Park, Pere Marquette Park (Across the river in Grafton, IL and there is a great waterpark there called Raging Rivers). There are also several KOA's around St. L and in Illinois, but I can not tell you about how good these are or not. There is also Horseshoe Lake just across the River in Illinois. This is probably your closest and most scenic, but pretty rustic. You can swim, fish and camp there. The campsites are shaded too!
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any accommodations for groups that large in the area. There is a Sheraton St. Louis Chalet that offers amenities and can most likely put you in rooms that have access to adjoining spaces. (http://bit.ly/et3h14)
Route 66, popularly called the "Mother Road," originally started out from Chicago, passing through St. Louis on its passage west to L.A. Although now decommissioned as an official "highway," you can still travel the byways of this historic route, one of the country's pre-eminent National Scenic Byways. Learn more about Route 66 history and get travel-planning advice here: http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/2489/.