Preserving the remains of an ancient Native American city near Collinsville, Illinois, the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. Covering more than 2,000 acres, Cahokia is the most sophisticated prehistoric Native civilization north of Mexico. Best known for large, man-made earthen structures, the city of Cahokia was inhabited from about A.D. 700 to 1400. Built by ancient peoples known as the Mound Builders, Cahokia's original population was thought to have been only about 1,000 until about the 11th century when it expanded to tens of thousands.
One of the most popular things to do in St. Louis for families, this large zoo features 18,000 animals along with numerous family programs.
Family Arena is a world-class entertainment venue nestled on the banks of the Missouri River. This 11,522-seat multipurpose events facility is the perfect spot to catch entertaining family shows, high-energy concerts, and football, hockey and basketball games.
Streets of St. Charles
The newly developed Streets of St. Charles are boasting with unique flair including retail, dining and entertainment venues. The Streets of St. Charles hosts a very eclectic list of casual and elegant dining choices such as Prasino, Tucanos Brazilian Grill and Wasabi Sushi Bar, which is coming soon. The Streets of St. Charles is less than a mile from the Best Western Plus – The Charles and is even within walking distance should you choose to take a stroll down 5th Street.
1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63303