Monday, September 26, 2005

Cool Places Around St. Louis

As we enter fall color season, this is a good time to think about some of the beautiful places we have here around St. Louis. One of the best is the picturesque campus of Principia College, above Elsah, Illinois, just north of Alton.

Here's a link to a virtual tour of Principia's Elsah campus. If you've never visited this place, you should check it out sometime. It's one of the best kept secrets in the St. Louis area. The views of the Mississippi River from the high bluff location of the Principia campus are awesome.

And if you plan to check out Principia College, then you should try to add a little time to also visit the delightful village of Elsah. It's one of the prettiest, historic small towns anywhere in the Midwest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don’t forget to visit Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, Illinois while you are in the area! It's only a short drive up the beautiful Great River Road from St. Louis, MO and has tons of history and a rustic Lodge overlooking the Illinois River. Not to mention the gorgeous state park that it sits in and that it is only a few minutes from Raging Rivers Water Park and even offers discounts on tickets. They also have festivals, events, a winery, a restaurant, hiking, scenic drives, oh, and it’s a really cool place to stay the night with renovated cabins, river-view rooms and even bunk beds for the kids! Check it out!