The Heart of Missouri Wine Country

Washington, MO, is only 50 miles outside of St. Louis, and offers plenty of small town charm for those looking to get away from it all. In Washington, you can expect to find many independent and specialty shops, wineries, unique museums and art galleries, and there is no short supply of beautiful riverfront scenery.Washington is in the heart of Missouri wine country, and there are numerous wineries waiting to be savored, including famous Mount Pleasant and Stone Hill wineries. Washington boasts a unique shopping scene, there are antique shops, boutiques, and independently owned stores with locally made products- be sure to stop at the locally-grown farmers’ market on Saturdays, Spring through Fall. Washington also plays host to many outdoor events and festivals such as art shows, cook-offs, music events, holiday happenings and tours all throughout the year. For those looking for a breath of fresh air, Washington has over 200 acres of park land with plenty of trails perfect for hiking or biking. For those who take biking seriously, there is convenient access to the Katy Trail.We boast welcoming hotels, romantic bed & breakfasts, and even a bike hostel for when you are ready to rest after spending the day exploring Washington. Many of our dining establishments have live music for your evening entertainment.Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe factory is the only working factory of its kind in the United States. Visiting the factory’s museum, our history museum, and the model train museum are great ways to explore Washington’s past. Learning Washington’s roots gives visitors insight into how we have grown and where we are headed.