The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center

  • Museums | Museums/Galleries | Recreation Facilities
  • West/Westport
  • St. Charles


Discover the roll this area played in defense of our nation. Explore interpretive exhibits depicting WWII and Cold War era history that lead to an environmental cleanup. Climb to the top of a 41-acre disposal cell to experience panoramic views of the 150-acre Howell Prairie. Walk, hike and bike the Hamburg trail, and eight-mile like to the KATY Trail and Busch Greenway. An eight-acre native plant garden is excellent for birds, butterflies and all types of wildlife watching. Admission is free; handicapped accessible. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Closed on holidays. Nov. 1st - Mar. 31st, open Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Interesting place
Reviewed By Love2Explr September 2016

I would not go out if your way to visit this site but if you live close or are in the area it is worth spending about 30 minutes there. Its free so the price is right. At the top of the structure...

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Amazing
Reviewed By Kenn R September 2016

Eerie, worth the stop. Hard to believe the history of this place, obviously hidden and kept a secret until it was cleaned up. Now we make it a tourist attraction.

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Interesting Place
Reviewed By JHChicago2014 April 2016

A former toxic waste site that was cleaned up. You can learn a little about the contamination, the clean up, and the animals that have reclaimed the area in the information center. The short walk...

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