Like many St. Louis-area families, an annual visit to Rombach Farms and Pumpkin Patch in Chesterfield was a tradition in my family. I had brought my own children there since my oldest, now a teenager, was tiny enough to ride alongside the pumpkins in her red wagon. As our family of five grew, my children moved beyond the inflatables and into the haunted tunnel, and later enjoyed stealing quiet moments of reflection among rows of sunflowers.
Nestled within one of the most beautiful corridors of Missouri, along the Ozark National Scenic Riverway system, is one of Missouri’s newest (and most luxurious) state parks. Close enough for a day trip, or perfect for a weekend away, this newest Missouri treasure is worth a visit.
Looking for an adventure close to home? Step back in time when you visit Hermann Farm and Museum. The 200-acre farm offers visitors the chance to see how the first German immigrants lived and farmed after arriving in 1837 in what would become Hermann.