The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center

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

Discover the role 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, an eight-mile link between the KATY Trail and Busch Greenway. An eight-acre native plant garden is excellent for watching birds, butterflies and all types of wildlife. FREE

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This is a case of "the way it was" and "the way it is"
Reviewed By Taylor B October 2019

The Weldon Spring Conservation Area once was one of the most toxic places in the United States. During World War II, the U.S. Government built a munitions plant on the property. Old bunkers used for...

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Toxic Place - great museum
Reviewed By barkus1968 September 2019

This is really a horrifying example of human abuse of the planet and each other. But the EPA has managed to create a museum showing how bad it was and how great they were in burying the toxicity...

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Why Would You Come Here?
Reviewed By Dennnnnnis May 2019

It's a former EPA Superfund site, one of the most toxic places in the history of the United States. It's free, and not worth that. They didn't know what to do after they buried thousands of pounds of...

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