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Day Trips & Mini-Vacations Spring 2013

Day Trips & Mini-Vacations Spring 2013

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Day trips and mini-vacation spots in Missouri and Illinois.
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West End Word 
 Page 7
April 26 - May 9, 2013
Music, Mothers and Memorial Day!
 Welcome to the most delightful and memorable month of the year at Chandler Hill!In addition to fabulous wines, food, music and weather, don’t miss our annual
Mother’sDay Brunch
(May 12th), our 2013
Memorial Day Celebration
with Jamie Allmanand Steve “Elvis” Davis (May 27th) and
Sunday Farmer’s Markets
starting May 12th.It’s just a few of the reasons Chandler Hill has been voted “Best Winery” in
 Sauce Magazine, Ladue News
St. Louis Magazine.
Magnifcent Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12th -
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Treat Mom and the amily to our sumptuousMother’s Day Brunch!
Reservations required! 
Call 636-798-2675
97.1 KFTK Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27th -
11:00AM to 6:00PM $5.00 Cover
Music all day including Steve “Elvis” Davis with his
 band. Join Jamie Allman and the 97.1 morning team at thepremier Memorial Day eventbenefting our veterans!
Sat, May 4 -Encore
1-4 p.m.
Sun, May 5 -Falling Martins
1-4 p.m.
Sat, May 11 -Danny Black
1-4 p.m.
Sun, May 12 - MOTHER’S DAY -Fanare
1-4 p.m.OPENING DAY - Chandler Hill Farmer’s Market!
Sat, May 18 -Acoustics Anonymous
1-4 p.m.
Sun, May 19 -Adonis Blue
1-4 p.m.
Sat, May 25 -Pat Liston Band
1-4 p.m.
Sun, May 26 -Scandaleros
1-4 p.m.
Mon, May 27 - MEMORIAL DAYKevin Bilchik Band
11:30-2:30 p.m.
Steve Davis 
3:30-6 p.m.
Fri, May 31 -Joe Mancuso Jazz Quartet
7-10 p.m.
Visit Us Online for Early Closings & More Special Events! 
596 Defance Road Defance, MO 63341
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JUNE 6 - 9, 2013
SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s13)
For more information, call the
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce 
or at
 C  e l e b r  a t  i o n
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 S  r  g   y  u  r  w y   s !
15 Ft. Bronze StatueMeet CelebritiesMan of Steel Competition$1000 Superhero Costume Contest & MORE!Car ShowSuperDogChildrens ActivitiesColor-A-CapeArtist’s AlleyAmusement ParkRoad RaceBike RideLive Music
Load up the car for a diverse familyexcursion across the Mississippi Riverinto Illinois.
Metropolis, Ill., located at Exit 37 onI-24 at the southernmost tip of Illinois,
is the ofcial home of Superman and
proudly honors its favorite son with a 15-
foot bronze statue at Superman Square.
And now, a new statue of actress NoelNeil, posed as Lois Lane, stands just twoblocks down the street.
The annual Superman Celebration
on June 6-9 pays tribute to their favor-ite leading man with entertainment, anamusement park, car show, celebrity
appearances and a $1,000 SuperheroCostume Contest. Returning this year
will be fan-favorites Margot Kidder andMichael Rosenbaum on June 8. Fans of 
all things Man-of-Steel know her best as“Lois Lane” from the Superman lms.
Rosenbaum is known for his role as
“Lex Luthor” on “Smallville.”
In addition, organizers are once
again encouraging Superman fans fromall over to meet at the Superman Stat
-ue to break the record for the Largest
Gathering of People Dressed as Super
Metropolis is also home to the rststate park in Illinois – Fort Massac State
Park, which overlooks the Ohio River.Experience the scenic splendor of south-ern Illinois with outdoor fun, such as hik-ing, camping, picnicking or boating and
shing on the Ohio River.
At Fort Massac, take a historical jour-ney at the replica of the 1802 Americanfort that was on site. The historic fortarea contains two barracks, three block 
houses, ofcer quarters, well, stockade
and a fraise fence. The site also hasthe archaeological outline of the 1757French fort.For those who enjoy the excitementof gaming, Metropolis is also home to
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel.
For more information on Metropolis, visit www.metropolistourism.com.
 Amish Country
In Illinois Amish Country horse-
drawn buggies are nearly as common
as automobiles. Since 1865, when threePennsylvania Mennonite families rst
settled in the area, it has become known
simply as “Amish Country.”
To get there, take I-57 north from
& overnights 
Savor Missouri’s wine country with its rolling hills,beautiful countryside, quaint German towns, plus award-
winning wines. In fact, Missouri has long been noted for its
wines – as far back as the Civil War.Towns such as Augusta, Deance, Dutzow, Hermannand Washington are among the small-town gems of Mis
souri Wine Country, a scenic 50-mile swath straddling theMissouri River. Augusta boasts the rst recognized winedistrict in the United States.Wineries along the picturesque Missouri Weinstrasse
(scenic Highway 94 wine road) remain top producers, gar-nering critical acclaim. But they also attract tourists, whoenjoy sampling locally-manufactured vintages, touring wineries, strolling through historic districts and browsing 
at boutiques, antique shops and craft fairs.
Deance is home to Chandler Hill Vineyards, which fea
-tures live music on weekends through August. For more de-tails, call 636-798-2675 or visit www.chandlerhillvineyards.com.
Deance was once home to Daniel Boone, who spent hisnal years in a stately, four-story limestone house overlook 
ing Femme Osage Creek. That house and over a dozen relo
cated and restored 19th-century buildings called BooneseldVillage are open to the public, bringing to life the days when
Missouri was America’s frontier. For details, call 636-798-2005 or visit www.lindenwood.edu/boone.
Washington, billed as the “Heart of Wine Country,” is
a historic river town also popular for shopping, dining andsightseeing.
Super Adventure Awaits In Illinois
Savor The GrapesOf Wine Country
 A horse-drawn carriagetravels one of the countryroads.
photo byDiana Linsley
cont. p. 8 
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April 26 - May 9, 2013
Efngham to the communities of Arthur,Arcola, Tuscola and Sullivan, home to
about 4,500 conservative, rural Amish whostrive to “be not conformed to this world.”Their presence, combined with their moreprogressive “English” neighbors, creates anintriguing cultural blend of the old and thenew. The two factions are respectful of oneanother’s differences and together have cre-ated a haven for tourism.Arthur, whose motto is “you’re a stranger
only once,” is in the heart of Amish Country,
10 miles west of I-57. The vibrant centralshopping district in the downtown districtis chock-full of Amish-owned or operatedshops selling handcrafted clothes, custom
cabinetry, home furnishings and unique
gifts. Discover these items and take the timeto visit with shopkeepers to learn more abouttheir lifestyle. Most Amish-owned businesses
are closed on Sundays.
Arthur doesn’t have any chain restau-rants. Instead, locally-owned eateries servelovingly prepared comfort food. For a treat,stop by Dick’s Pharmacy for a “world fa-mous soda.”Arthur hosts several annual festivals and
ongoing events, such as the Downtown CraftMarket, held the third Saturday of everymonth with an array of crafts and antiques.On Saturday, June 1, come out for theannual Strawberry Jam Festival, which fea
-tures live music, strawberry treats of everykind, crafts, games and more.Arthur will play host to about 30,000 on
Saturday, June 29, for Arthur’s FreedomCelebration and Fireworks. The annualevent features reworks, craft shows, pa
-rades, food and more.Other events are scheduled throughoutthe summer, such as the Annual Moultrie-
Douglas County Fair, July 7 to 13. For a
complete schedule of activities, visit www.illinoisamishcountry.com.Discover Missouri’s German heritage
along Interstate 55 in Perry County.
One of the oldest communities in Mis-
souri, Perry County was settled by Lutheran
immigrants in the early 1800s. Located justwest of the Mississippi River about 80 miles
from St. Louis, the area includes Perryville,
Frohna, Altenburg, Brazeau and Farrar.
In Frohna, the Saxon Lutheran Memo
-rial, an outdoor history museum set in a log cabin village, highlights the pioneering spiritof the early immigrants from Germany who
settled Perry County.
The historic working farm and home was
the home of Wilhelm and Christian Bergt,
two brothers who participated in the 1839
immigration from Saxony Germany. Today
the site is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and consists of 15 buildings,seven of which are historic log cabins dating from 1820 to 1840.
On Saturday, June 29, the memorial will
come to life with a Bluegrass Music Festbeginning at 10 a.m. In addition to all-daymusic and jam session open to visiting “jam-mers,” visitors can enjoy fare from local eat-eries, fresh baked bread and coffee cake. The
day will close with a reworks nale.
Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohnais an outdoor historymuseum.
German History Brought To Life In Perry CountyHeart Of Amish Country
from page 7
About two hours from St. Louis north
on Highway 61, discover the scenic rivertown of Hannibal, the childhood home of 
beloved author Samuel Clemens, aka Mark 
Twain. The town was founded in 1819,along the banks of the Mississippi River. It
was there that Clemens found the inspira
-tion for his books, such as “The Adventures
of Tom Sawyer,” and “The Adventures of 
Huckleberry Finn.”The Mark Twain Boyhood Home andMuseum, which celebrated its 100th anni-
 versary in 2012, offers a glimpse into Cle
-mens’ life with its eight historic buildings,including the Boyhood Home, a National
Historic Landmark. Stop in to see the mu
-seum’s updated exhibit of 15 original Nor-man Rockwell paintings.Hannibal plays hosts to numerous eventssuch as Twain on Main Festival on May25 and 26. The free arts and crafts festivalwith a Mark Twain twist with vendor, en-tertainment, food and fun. This year themeis Mark Twain’s book, “The Prince and thePauper.”A wide variety of wares by artists and ar-tisans will be on display at the Hannibal ArtFair on June 15 and 16 in downtown Han-nibal.
Music Under the Stars, a series of free
concerts, is held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in
front of Samuel Clemens’ Boyhood Home
beginning May 30 to July 25.
Celebrate Independence Day at the Han
-nibal Jaycee’s 38th Annual National Tom
Sawyer Days, July 3-7. This family-friendly
festival features fence-painting competitions,
a parade, craft fair, carnival, reworks over
the river and more.For more information on these and otherevents, visit www.visithannibal.com.
 Author Samuel ClemensCalled Hannibal Home
Youngsters portray Becky Thatcher and Huckle-berry Finn in Hannibal.
photo by Diana Linsley
Enjoy the great outdoors without spend-ing hours on the road.
Steelville and Cuba, west of St. Louis
off Interstate 44, are situated in some of the most popular recreation areas in thestate.The Meramec River cuts a path be-
tween Cuba and neighboring Steelville
so canoeing and kayaking are a draw in
warm-weather months. Steelville is situated
on three rivers: the Meramec, the Huzzah
and the Courtois.
For canoeing to camping along the
Courtois, Huzzah and Meramec rivers,Bass River Resort, 10 miles east of Steel
- ville, has a variety of options available.
With the Meramec Music Theatre,Steelville is also the place for music lovers.
It features concerts from country to oldies,
patriotic to Christmas shows, plus profes
-sional gospel and bluegrass groups.For area information, visit www.cubamochamber.com and www.steelville.com.
Frolic In Missouri’sRivers Close To St. Louis
& Overnights 
The nextsection runsAugust 30, 2013.Call
for more information.
& overnights 
Hours: Mon-Fri 8-6 • Sat 8-5:30
Bluegrass Music Fest
June 29
• Listed on National Registry of Historical Places • Visit us on Facebook 
Saxon Lutheran Memorial
Frohna, MO... just 90 minutes south of St. Louis
573-824-5404 • saxonlutheranmemorial.org • slmlynda@att.net
Starting at 10 a.m., music all day long! Food booths, local eateries, freshbaked bread and coffee cake. Jam sessions open to visiting “jammers.”Fireworks finale!
Tickets only $15 - Adults • FREE for children 15 & under
 Fun Down in the Country! 
Float the Courtois, Huzzah,and Meramec Rivers
Canoeing • RaftsKayaKs • tubesPool • HoRsebaCK log Cabins • RVsCamPing • sHoweRsgRouP bbQs
Steelville, miSSouri
10 Miles East of Steelville on HWY. 8 
Enjoy shaded riverfrontcampsites, RV hookups, anda fully-stocked Country Storewith ice, food, and beverages.
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