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To Market, To Market…..

….to buy a fat pig. Now, perhaps you aren't in need of a fat pig. That's ok. The Meramec Region has an abundance of other stuff like fresh produce, jams, jellies, baked goods, plants, and other meat products, lovingly brought to Farmer's Markets by hard-working growers in the area. This is freshness extraordinaire, and it would be a downright shame for you to miss their offerings. You guessed it! They are on this map, just waiting on your visit. Be sure to check days and times before you jiggety-jig out to market. And, on behalf of all those farm families who do all this hard work, we'd like to say, "Thanks!"

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Patch-O-Pumpkins

Now, close your eyes. Weather is crisp, just a bit on the nippy side. Earthy smells tease your nose. Apples. Cinnamon. Pumpkins.

Did you know that pumpkins were once considered a remedy for freckles and snakebites? Now, we can't confirm or deny those claims, but can say that pumpkins definitely seem to be the ticket with which we are admitted into fall. So, it seems reasonable that "Visit a Meramec Region Pumpkin Patch" should be on your fall "must do" list.

From wagon rides, corn mazes, bounce houses, petting zoos to pumpkin picking, these delightfully amusing zones are fall in a nutshell, and fall isn't fall until you visit one.

Yep, they are marked on the map for you. Take a gander.

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“Don’t Mean to Brag, but…” – Highway 19, Gasconade County

So, the history of Gasconade County says that "Gasconade" most likely came from the French word gascon, meaning boaster or braggart. Seems that people who lived along the river were inclined to brag about their exploits when they returned to St. Louis. 

Now, we feel like they still have cause to brag. Because this area is one of the most scenic, versatile, day-filling zones in the Meramec Region. Highway 19, from I-44 to Hermann, offers something for everyone, for sure. Wineries, breweries, restaurants, gift/specialty shops, all steeped knee-deep in a rich, German culture make a wonderful destination you will want to immerse yourself in. If one day isn't enough, there are plenty of quality lodgings that offer much more than a place to lay your head. Check it out on the map. You'll be bragging about your trip!

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“Thanks to Lewis and Clark” Highway 100 Trail

No big surprise that the Meramec Region owes a great big "Atta Boys!" to Lewis and Clark for their exploration of the Missouri River. River towns Hermann, Gasconade, Morrison and Chamois, in Gasconade and Osage counties, bring that unique flavor found only in settlements touched by the "Big Muddy." The mouth of the river was first encountered by Marguette and Jolliet while canoeing down the Mississippi in 1673, followed by a full exploration of the river from mouth to headwaters in 1804-05 by our heroes, Lewis and Clark.

Highway 100 rolls through the river towns and meanders into rural spectacle. You won't want to miss wineries, distilleries, and specialty shops, as well as remarkable rarities (Hydrofoil Museum, anyone?) All these places are on the map.

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