Visit Wildwood

From dining to shopping and attractions-you could spend a whole day exploring. Enjoy the outdoors and breathtaking views. Rockwood Reservation has over 12 miles of hiking trails, an education center with exhibits and information about Missouri’s forests, fish and wildlife, and the history of the Rockwoods. The education center is typically open Monday thru Friday from 8am till 5pm. Greensfelder County Park features shaded trails and amazing views. They also have equestrian trails, hayrides and a nature learning center, picnic sites and shelters, a playground and trim orienteering course. Wildwood is home to the only local ski resort in the St. Louis area, Hidden Valley. I’m told that on a clear day, you can see the Gateway Arch from the top! Enjoy skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Equipment rental is available. Feel like taking a ride on a live Steam Railroad?  Visit Wabash, Frisco, & Pacifi c Railway located off Old State & Highway 109. The train runs every Sunday May thru October from 11am till 4:15pm. If you are looking for a fantastic indoor attraction then let B & B Theater entertain you with the experience of a modern, multiscreen theater that has mainstream and 3-D films. If you like to shop, Wildwood has  many unique boutiques around every corner. From clothing and accessories to custom furniture and home décor, Wildwood has plenty to offer. Visitors come from miles away to visit Three French Hens which displays a mixture of old European antiques, reproductions, home furnishings, rugs, home accessories and unique gifts. This 10,000 square foot showroom has inventory constantly changing so there is always something new. Imogene’s Tea Room Botanicals & Home Decor is a fabulous stop for lunch during your shopping excursion. Imogene’s features complete interior design services, fl oral design and unique home décor that you will not fi nd anwhere else. They proudly carry Kameleon Jewelry and Tyler Candles- great gifts! Another unique fi nd is The Porch- Nettie White Interiors. Talk about talented! You have to see it to believe how talented this team of artisans really are. They have been transforming existing kitchen cabinets, bookcases, fi replaces, doors and walls for 16 years. Nettie White also does wide plank fl oors, old world fl oors and custom beams. The showroom is like a museum with plenty of home furnishings for sale that have been transformed. We were blown away and spent over an hour in awe of their designs and transformations. It’s truly an art.  If you are more interested in the fashion scene, Wildwood will not disappoint. Check out Pure by Jen.  Pure stands for princess, unique, rowdy, and elegant which is exactly what you will see at this boutique in Wildwood Town Center. Husbands and boyfriends can relax in the sitting room with a cup of coffee and watch TV on the big screen while you browse through their latest collections of clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Don’t forget the shoes!  Heels Boutique is right across the way. When we stopped in, the owner, Rosemary, was working on choosing the boots and shoes for this fall and winter. She really has a grasp of the current trends and classic styles we all love. Shoes are not all you will fi nd here. Heels displays a great selection of boutique clothing and great gifts and accessories. Want to bring something home for your four-legged friend? One Lucky Mutt has the perfect gift for your pet. Choose from their extensive selection of 100% all-natural & holistic foods, treats & supplements, spa and grooming products, collars and leads, beds, toys, bowls & feeders. Our last stop in Wildwood was Milk & Honey. Don’t pass up this place. Not only do they serve craft beers and exclusive wines, they also feature some really unique gifts as well as kitchen gadgets, home accessories, toys and local art. Milk & Honey also hosts events that include wine glass painting. Creativity fl ows at Milk & Honey! After all the shopping and recreation, I bet you’re hungry! Beth Williams prides herself on the great service and ambiance you can fi nd in her restaurant off Main Street- Table Three. The menu features mussels, pork belly, scallops, sweet potato gnocchi and more (See menu in our “Sample Menu” section). Sunny Street Café has a large selection at affordable prices for breakfast and lunch. Our pick was the Eggs Blackstone- yummy! Looking for a great patio- Llewellyn’s has Irish pub fare that is far from typical bar food. They have 25 beers on tap and more than 25 more in bottles. If you need an education on whisky, just ask one of their friendly bartenders. They know their stuff!  Looking for a historic destination for lunch or dinner?  The Big Chief Roadhouse is the oldest restaurant on Route 66. The food is all locally sourced-they even boast a garden out back where they grow their own produce. Indoor golf and classic American fare can be found at Wildwood Pub. Take to the links on their simulated golf course where you can play a whole round or just hit a few balls. Wildwood also offers Mexican, Thai and Japanese cuisine.

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10 Jan 2016