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Best of … St. Charles

Head a little west and you’ll find St. Charles. Missouri’s third oldest city was founded by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette and became a bustling river port that played an important role in western expansion. Today, the city offers historical landmarks, beautiful sites and unique shopping and dining opportunities—making it the perfect day or weekend getaway for St. Louisans.

Founded: 1769
Named in honor of: St. Charles Borromeo; originally, it was called Les Petites Côtes or The Little Hills.
Notable landmarks: First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, Historic Daniel Boone Home

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