10 Things to Do in Wildwood That You Shouldn't Miss

December 10, 2017 Layne Dawes

Wildwood is an affluent suburb of St. Louis, located in far western St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,517. In 2016, the median household income was $123,567.
Restaurants in Wildwood

1. Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

800 Guy Park Dr, Wildwood, MO 63005-6134 +1 636-458-3813
Excellent
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Generations of Missourians have passed through Dr. Edmund A. Babler’s Memorial State Park's massive stone gateway for cookouts and family get-togethers or to spend time with friends. The park’s camping facilities, Civilian Conservation Corps architecture, and hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails help all visitors find their place to get away from it all, just minutes from St. Louis.

Reviewed By Wolfeaj - Linn, Missouri

My family recently camped here for 3 nights over the holiday weekend. Even with it being a busy holiday weekend the campground was fairly quiet during the evening hours. The only time we dealt with the campground host was at check in but found them to be pleasant and friendly. We camped in space 2 which had a large grassy area for the kids to play in and was just a short walk to the main showerhouse/playground area. The only downside to this spot was that upon leaving we couldn’t make a left turn out of the campsite to go up to the dump station (which in my opinion is in an odd spot) so we had to take a right to turn around. Either primitive or electric only sites available.
The campground is within 10 miles of Chesterfield – which opens up tons of possibilities for shopping, eating and entertainment. If you are looking to do some exploring around St Louis area this campground would be a good home base.

2. Castlewood State Park

1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021-7338 +1 636-227-4433
Excellent
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4.5 based on 178 reviews

Castlewood State Park

In the early 1900s, the area that’s now Castlewood State Park was a popular retreat for partying St. Louisans. The dance clubs are gone, but the winding Meramec River and the lush valley that surrounds it remain. The park has hiking and mountain biking trails that range from those great for first-time riders to ones that even the most experienced will return to time after time. The park is considered one of the best mountain biking locations in the St. Louis area. Good fishing, broad meadows filled with wildlife, and plenty of recreational facilities make the park a favorite for people who want an adventure or just to get away.

Reviewed By kenmr2017 - St Louis, United States

Castlewood has really good hiking and biking trails with some great bluff overlooks. Not many "improvements" so the park is pretty much set up for hiking or river wading. It does have one playground for the kids.

3. Endangered Wolf Center

6750 Tyson Valley Rd, Eureka, MO 63025-1669
Excellent
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5 based on 140 reviews

Endangered Wolf Center

Reservations are required for all tours and easily made by phone or online. Public tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Private tours Wednesday through Sunday. Check our online calendar or call for availability of public and private tours, wolf howls and other evening events. The Endangered Wolf Center's mission is "To preserve and protect Mexican wolves red wolves and other wild canid species, with purpose and passion, through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction and inspiring education programs."

Reviewed By Chuck M

Even though Mother Nature had different plans, we took the tour in the cold rain. It was absolutely cool. The wolves were very active, and the two tour guides were amazing. From Cub Scout Pack 473 at Forder a Elementary School in South County, we...MoreThank you so much for visiting our center, even in the cold rain! So glad the wolves were still so peppy despite the weather and that your pack was able to enjoy it! Come out and see us again sometime!

4. Breakout Games - St. Louis

14523 Manchester Rd, Manchester, MO 63011-3960 +1 636-200-5751
Excellent
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5 based on 83 reviews

Breakout Games - St. Louis

This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms that follow unique story-lines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, end-to-end fun!

Reviewed By stlpmm

The facility was modern and clean. Friendly staff provided us with a prompt start. The game we played (Casino) was enjoyed by our entire family, with everybody able to contribute with clues and ideas, including our two 13 year-olds. While we didn't need much help, there was a point where we stalled and the young lady monitoring us remotely, stepped in with just the right level of clue to get us back on track. The next time we have the family all together again, we are going back.

5. The Wabash Frisco and Pacific Railroad Association, Inc.

199 Grand Ave., Glencoe, MO 63038 +1 636-587-3538
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5 based on 7 reviews

The Wabash Frisco and Pacific Railroad Association, Inc.

Reviewed By Lorin G - Saint Louis, Missouri

Conveniently located just north of I-44 and off Missouri Route 109, this is an attraction you don't want to miss. The locomotives and trains run on a 12-inch gauge track, and the ride is through beautiful countryside in the shade from a forest. The train ride is about 25 minutes long, and the trains run every few minutes on Sunday afternoons from May through October. This is a great place to take children. The train crews are friendly, and they are very helpful.

6. World Bird Sanctuary

125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088-2036 +1 636-225-4390
Excellent
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

World Bird Sanctuary

Reviewed By auggiemctavish - appleton

Very interesting and worthwhile. This place is doing a good job with injured birds. I spoke with one of the workers, they were going to send two baby cranes back to a preserve in a couple of weeks. I would go back to see the educational program they have.

7. Crafty Chameleon

1384 Clarkson Clayton Ctr, Ellisville, MO 63011-2145 +1 636-220-9144
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Crafty Chameleon

Reviewed By Martin H - Ellisville, Missouri

I love the opportunity to try different microbrews and ciders. It has a very nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If you love sampling, this is the place to be. I like it, have fun there and find it is a great meeting spot to grab a fantastic beer with friends.

8. Sachs Butterfly House

15193 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-1805 +1 636-530-0076
Excellent
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5 based on 384 reviews

Sachs Butterfly House

Butterfly exhibit promoting an understanding of the nature through the world of insects.

Reviewed By stlcardinalsfamily - Peoria, Illinois

The morpho madness event is the time to go! Beautiful bright blue butterflies everywhere! definitely hot in there even in February so dress accordingly.

My only negative is that I wish there were more exhibits or learning stations for children.

Staff/volunteers do a great job. You can tell the truly appreciate the butterflies!

9. Myseum

283 Lamp and Lantern Vlg, Town and Country, Saint Louis, MO 63017-8209 +1 636-220-7930
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Myseum

Discovery Center for children and their families. Fun and unique exhibits like a dinosaur dig, vet clinic, interactive video wall, slide with radar, magnetic ball wall and a giant UFO maze...just to name a few.

Reviewed By ShamrockGlade - Cuba, Missouri

My wife and I took our four-year-old grandson here for a couple of hours one morning. He had a great time! The science component was beyond him, but he loved all the activities. He happily ran from the bounce house to the slide to digging...MoreThank you for the great review! Glad we could help with the extra long nap.

10. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

5300 Fox Creek Rd, Pacific, MO 63069-3211 +1 636-938-5925
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

Reviewed By KCfaninSTL

We have lived in this area for years and never took the opportunity to visit the giant bright glowing mass during the holiday season.

We took our 7 and 8 year old niece and nephew the day after Thanksgiving.

Lights and displays are really neat. As we crept along the winding road, mesmerized by the creative light displays and themes, the adults in the car were having more fun telling each other to look here, look over there, look at this one.

We us as much fun seeing cartoon displays from the Jetsons to current tv and movies. The animated lights of elves and reindeer leaping over your vehicle are great.

No wonder they give a discounted price discounted price to drive through a second time.

Well worth the $20 for a carload. So jam as many people in the car as you can and enjoy the ride through the lights.

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