Area Attractions

Are you planning a trip to the Ozarks?

If not, maybe you should consider it, and the St. James Area would be a good place to start. We are a quaint, small rural community with friendly people and an abundance of fun things to do. In St. James, and within a 15 to 20 mile radius, we have rivers to float, horseback riding, Maramec Springs has a trout hatchery with fishing and museums, not to mention it is a beautiful park with picnicking areas, hiking trails, etc. Our city park has a fishing lake, public pool, tennis courts, pavilions for picnics, etc. 

We are home to Boys and Girls Town of Missouri and the Missouri Veterans Home. The Missouri University of Science and Technology is 9 minutes away. We are in the middle of Wine Country with numerous vineyards and award winning wineries... two of which are located right here in town. There is an abundance of antique and craft shops in town and nearby, live theatre productions and a music theater are close, and the list goes on.

Special events include The Grape & Fall Festival, the Old Ironworks Days at Meramec Springs, street & flea markets, and The Christmas Parlor Tour of Homes, and several other activities are planned throughout the year. For schedules of events and things to do you may contact our Tourist Information Center at 1-800-480-3899 or (573)-265-3899 or just drop in. It is located just off I-44 at the St. James - exit 195 - within view of the Interstate. We are located about halfway between St. Louis and Springfield  and we're on the way to everywhere!

Come let us show you a good time in the Ozarks and do consider The Painted Lady B & B for your accommodations. We'd love to have you!

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Maramec Spring Park 

Some of the State's best scenery and fishing.

Meramec Caverns

Famous and breathtaking.

St. James Winery

One of the oldest and best wineries in Missouri.

Just a taste

Bistro, Wine and Mead Bar, and Coffee Shop

Sybill's St. James

A great place for an excellent meal.

About St. James

Our town's official website.

St. James Leader-Journal

See what's going on here in the Forest City.

Lucy Wortham James

Our town's namesake.