Ballwin is a southwestern suburb of St Louis, Missouri. Castlewood State Park is a popular local recreation area with a bird sanctuary and fishing and boating on the Meramec River. Circle 7 Ranch is the first pub in Missouri to offer individual taps on each table. The Range St. Louis West offers supplies, indoor shooting range and training facility. World Bird Sanctuary is a 300-acre reserve for threatened birds. Vlasis Park is famous for its annual festival. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.

1.Castlewood State Park

Castlewood State Park
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The Castlewood State Park is a 1,818-acre public recreation area on the Meramec River in St. Louis County, Missouri. The World Bird Sanctuary is located on the south end of the park. The park was established in 1974 on the land that was once the location of resort hotels and Lincoln Beach, popular party place during the first half of the 20th century. Today, the park is a favorite destination for fishing and boating on the Meramec River. It has over 26 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails. The park is considered one of the best mountain biking spots in the St. Louis area. Broad meadows are filled with wildlife and is favored by photographers and nature lovers.

1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, Phone: 636-227-4433

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2.Circle 7 Ranch

Circle 7 Ranch
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Circle 7 Ranch is a popular taphouse, grill and a hangout place in the Ballwin’s new Ballwin Grove shopping plaza. With its reclaimed woods and oak trestle tables, barn wood walls and cozy leather booths, it is cozy and frequently pleasant and buzzing with activity. It is an adaptation on the classic sports bar model, with the Personal Table Taps that allow guests to pour their own ice-cold draft beers at their tables. The menu features homemade signature dishes, fun appetizers, fresh salads, hot soups, elaborate sandwiches and wraps. Circle 7 Ranch also has a large wraparound patio with seating for more than 100 guests.

14412 Clayton Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, Phone: 636-220-9707

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3.The Range St. Louis West

The Range St. Louis West
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The Range St. Louis West is a state of the art indoor shooting range, training facility and retail store in Ballwin, Missouri, near St. Louis. They provide assistance with firearms, gear, and training needs on their 20 shooting lanes, each 25 yards long, in three bays. They are able to handle up to .30 caliber guns. The Range also offers different group and individual classes and more than 3,000 square feet of retail space. The clients can choose to use the range, or can train in the simulator room. The room provides the opportunity to practice in virtual real life scenarios. The range is great location for a number of social events such as meetings or conferences. The Range offers a variety of event packages to choose from. Catering options are available.

14803 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, Phone: 636-220-1300

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4.Faraci's Pizza

Faraci's Pizza
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Faracis Pizza in Ballwin is one of the oldest family-owned pizza parlors in St Louis area. Faraci's Pizza was established in 1968 in a small, three-table spot and continued ever since to create delicious pizzas by hand and from scratch. They use only the highest quality ingredients and the original family recipes that date back to the early 1900's. They use pure Provel cheese that they slice by hand, they grate Romano cheese by hand, make their own pizza sauce from scratch and cook it for five hours. They make their own sausages, smoke their own bacon, make their own meatballs, hamburgers and salad dressings. The pizzas are baked in a brick bottom oven to make the crust crispy and delicious. It is no wonder that the cozy and homey Faraci’s Pizza parlor is a favorite spot for getting great pizza and pasta in Ballwin.

15430 Manchester Rd #3029, Ellisville, MO 63011, Phone: 636-230-0000

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