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Stories and Tips Desoto

Bonne Terre Mine Boat & Dive Tour Center

Written by Taylor252 on 09 Aug, 2003

BonneTerreMine In 1961, St. Joseph Lead Co. turned off the pumps that kept their mine dry. They sold the buildings to the state of MO which turned the area into a state park. Underground, clear, fresh water springs began seeping into the old mine.…Read More


Mastodon State Historic Site

Written by Taylor252 on 09 Aug, 2003

Mastodon State Historic Site is an important archaeological and paleontological site located about 15 miles south of St. Louis, MO. The Kimmswick Bone Bed is there. In the early 1800s bones of mastodons, giant sloths, sabertooth tigers, and other now extinct animals were first found.…Read More


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Family Time

Written by CDub on 04 Jul, 2004

Family time is what gives me peace. Timber Creek Resort is a very nice getaway that is built for families that need quality time. My kids where able to play and swim while at the resort and the area is fantastic as St. Louis presented…Read More


Sandy Creek Covered Bridge

Written by Taylor252 on 09 Aug, 2003

There are only four covered bridges left in MO and all of them are historic sites now. Sandy Creek is about 15-20 minutes from Timbercreek and is quite charming. It was built following the Civil War in 1872 as part of a road that connected…Read More


Historical Towns

Written by crcope on 23 Oct, 2003

There are several historical river towns nearby that have been preserved, such as St. Gueinavee, St. Charles and Kissmen. There are many unique places to eat and shop in these towns. Also, there are many wineries within an hour or two south of St.…Read More


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