Valley Park

A Circa Guide to Valley Park

Valley Park, Missouri was founded in the late 19th century. Railroads played a big role in the town at that time. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, 88 trains a day stopped in Valley Park. The Missouri Pacific and the Frisco-Valley were the big lines at that time (now it is Amtrack, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern.) St. Louis City families would board the trains for summer vacations and head to Valley Park for the weekend, or their second family home along the Meramec River. Valley Park as well as Castlewood Park were known as summer resort areas. Valley Park began to boom with the building of the it's glass factory and other industries. Grocery stores and restaurants opened and simple mission churches became large congregations. Today there are some twenty churches in Valley Park.

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  • Lone Elk Park

    Lone Elk Park also contains animals such as elk, deer, buffalo, and turkeys, which can be viewed on a drive through the park.
  • Museum of Transportation

    The Museum of Transportation was founded in 1944 and was at one time an original mainline of the Pacific Railroad. It was one of the first railroad tunnels west of the Mississippi River.
  • World Bird Sanctuary

    Can be found inside Lone Elk Park. Visitors can see famous or lesser-known birds of prey and other wild birds. The sanctuary was founded in 1977 by ornithologist Walter C. Crowford, Jr. Crowford began his career at the St. Louis City Zoo.
  • Castlewood State park

    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.
  • Meramec Jack's

    An American food restaurant and bar featuring fat burgers, flavorful pizza, and even more flavorful entertainment!
  • The Corner Pub & Grill

    The Corner Pub and Grill is a locally family owned restaurant that serves great food in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere.
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