just an hour south of St. Louis, the historic district of Sainte
Genevieve offers many distinctive shopping opportunities. This six
by six square block area has a number of historic sights and
provides a unique ambiance to a shopper's experience.
Belleville is known for its Main Street where a
number of one-of-a-kind shops can be found in the historic
downtown area, part of the largest historic district in Illinois.
Special events including Art on the Square in May, Music on Main,
and outdoor summer concerts add extra excitement to an afternoon
or evening of shopping. Downtown Belleville is just fifteen
minutes from downtown St. Louis and is a stop on the Metrolink.
Jefferson County has a number of specialty shops, particularly in
the town of Kimmswick. Many of the 19th century buildings in this
little village along the Mississippi River have been restored and
occupied by unique retailers.