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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of St. Louis, Maryland Heights enjoys all the attractions of a big city at the relaxed, easygoing pace of a small town. Flanked by the Missouri River and reaping the benefits of its natural surroundings, nature enthusiasts and city slickers alike will feel right at home.

Outdoor adventurers will find themselves enthralled by Maryland Heights’ numerous natural attractions, none more important than Creve Coeur Park. Surrounding the eponymous Creve Coeur Lake, you’ll find not only the essential lake attractions - swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing - but a few surprises too. Within the parks grounds you can find a local favorite disc golf range but also a unique outdoor archery range as well. Those looking to take their adventurous streak to new heights can head over to the Go Ape Zipline Course, where you can deftly glide through the canopy and clamber through towering obstacle courses.

With all the natural beauty on your doorstep, it’s easy to forget that you don’t have to go far to enjoy some big time attractions. Westport Plaza, the region’s destination entertainment attraction features a plethora of shopping and dining options. The fun goes on as the sun goes down, as you can catch a play at Playhouse or trot over to the Funny Bone comedy club where a cacophony of laughs, chuckles and guffaws have been escaping for over twenty years. Across town you’ll find friendly folks trying their luck at the Hollywood Casino as well as the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, hosting some of music’s biggest names in a gorgeous outdoor venue.

Maryland Heights enviable location also means that its close enough to swing into St. Louis to visit some of the city’s biggest attractions. Whether it’s a stroll through Forest Park, exploring the City Museum or catching a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, you can enjoy all of St. Louis’ attractions and still be back in time for dinner and drinks by the lake.

With a plethora of family friendly attractions in close proximity to one of America’s great cities, Maryland Heights straddles the best of both worlds - and makes the most of it.