Previously Missouri Outdoors
Conor Watkins'

Ozark Mountain Experience

Northeast Ozark Border
-This portion of the Ozarks is closer to St. Louis and is both culturally
and geologically different than the central Ozarks.
The hills of the Ozarks become more slightly more subdued as one heads towards St. Louis
Although some accept the Ozark border along I-44 heading towards St. Louis to be near
Beaumont/Antire Roads (exit 269), some Ozark type features continue well east of this limit.

Tavern Rock Cave, St. Albans, And The Lewis & Clark Expedition

-Only two days after it started, the Lewis And Clark Expedition almost came to a tragic end.


Babler State Park

Henry H. Laumeier Sculpture Park

-Contemporary Art In An Outdoor Setting


Rockwoods Reservation

Powder Valley Nature Center - An Urban Oasis

-This small preserve near St. Louis allows one to escape the hustle and bustle for a short while while offering an educational center for all ages.

The Tyson Valley Area

-This area near St. Louis is home to multiple parks,
some of which hold elk, buffalo, wolves, bald eagles, and a unique history.

Additional Info on the Tyson area thanks to the Washington University Tyson Research Center:
-Tyson Valley - A Chronology
-A History Of The Tyson Research Center
-History Of Tyson Research Center
-GLENCOE - From The Beginning


The Meramec Highlands Quarry at Dee Koestering Park

-An urban retreat near Kirkwood, MO features an interesting history and unique scenery.

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Northeast Ozark Border

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(C) 2002 By Conor Watkins