A website calls the small Missouri town of Ste. Genevieve the small town you haven't heard of but must visit! So what makes this little town of under 5,000 people so special?

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Town and Country magazine published a list on their website of the 40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP and on that list is the tiny town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. I have actually never heard of this town (unlike Galena, IL which also is on this list), and from what Town and Country magazine says it sounds brilliant, on the site they say...

"Not all American wine is made in California: This French-influenced town (it was founded by French Canadian colonists) is home to several vineyards, along with its historic cornerstone church that goes by the town's name."

A wine lovers paradise! So where is Ste. Genevieve? Well, a quick Google Maps search reveals that it is located just about 65 miles south of St. Louis right on the Mississippi River. What else could make this town special besides wine and an old church? Well on the town's tourism website www.visitstegen.com they talk about a water park in the area, and how it is perfect for the history buff (like me) because it is Missouri's oldest town!

I have never been to Ste. Genevieve but it seems like a great place to get away for the weekend with a couple of friends or a special someone. We really are lucky here in the Quincy/Hannibal area to have so many small towns like this one, and big cities like St. Louis, Chicago, and KC that are all within a couple of hours' drive.

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