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Retreat at Seven Trails Apartments is an apartment community in Ballwin, MO in West St. Louis County. You can walk to Vlasis Park from our community, and the Ballwin Aquatic Center and Golf Course is just a few minutes down the road. Our community is located right off Manchester Road, with convenient access to highways 270, 141, and 40.

When it comes to transportation in Ballwin, we are in the best location anyone could ask for. We are 14 miles from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and 20 miles from downtown St. Louis. Our community lies on the western edge of the greater St. Louis area where there are endless things to do and see. Check out below some of our residents’ favorite attractions in the neighborhood:

 

Top 5 Things to Do in Ballwin, MO

 

1. Missouri Botanical Garden


The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of our country’s first-ever botanical garden dating all the way back to 1859. Today it is still thriving as a historical institution for horticulture as well as related science and conservation. Stretching over nearly 80 acres of land, you will find a beautiful display of greenery with lovely accents of flowers, various intricate plants, and delicate animal species that are drawn naturally to the serene atmosphere.

One of the more popular features of the large garden is the butterfly house where mesmerizing colors come to life and flutter around the visitors. Frequent events are hosted inside like the Fancy Tea event for youth children. It is also home to occasional private events such as weddings and birthday parties.

Address: 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 577-5100
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2. Gateway Arch National Park


The Gateway Arch is a symbolic memorial structure for a number of profound and invigorating reasons. The arch signifies a gateway to more a positive movement within our country. In a literally sense, it represents our country’s westward expansion via the Louisiana Purchase and subsequently establishing the first civil government west of the Mississippi River.

In a powerful figurative sense, the bold arch represents our nation’s advancement in civil rights as we moved further away from racism and slavery that was marked by the famous Dred Scott case. Today in present time, it serves as a lovely park to the neighborhood resident and more importantly a daily reminder with a bit of inspiration behind it.

Address: 11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 655-1600
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3. St. Louis Science Center


As the largest science center in the U.S., the St. Louis Science Center has over 750 exhibits spread out amongst its conglomeration of related buildings. In the OmniMax theater, visitors can view both educational and entertaining films in high definition and 3D. The Science Center has a large presence in the neighborhood’s community and hosts frequent events and fundraisers for the greater area.

Numerous educational programs are constantly ongoing and new members are always welcome! Located west of the St. Louis downtown area, it's only a 25-minute drive from home at The Retreat at Seven Trails Apartments and Townhomes. Stop by during regular business hours of 9 A.M – 5 P.M.

Address: 5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
314.289.4400
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4. Busch Stadium – St Louis Cardinals


On the night of a home game, Busch Stadium is the place to be! It seats over 45,000 baseball-loving fans and has delicious concession snacks at every section. Some say the stadium is blessed after the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series Championship during the inaugural season of opening the new park back in 2006.

The Cardinals can’t win every game, but it always helps to have more fans present taking part in the fun ballpark atmosphere and joining in on the rally chants and cheer our team on to victory! Busch Stadium is located downtown in the heart of the city, just on the edge of the Mississippi River.

Address: 700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 345-9600
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5. Forest Park


Forest Park is a massive, beautiful park in the Western area of St. Louis. It is home to many smaller attractions such as the St Louis Zoo and the Norman K Probstein Golf Course. The park is loaded with fun things to do and open areas for picnics and events. Jefferson lake, found on the east end of the park, is home to some of the area’s best fishing.

At the center of the park, you can find the Muny Amphitheater where you can experience live music like never before. South of the Muny lies the breathtaking Jewel Box (pictured above), a gorgeous public greenhouse constructed of glass and steel. At the west end of the park is the St. Louis Art Museum, complemented by the Art Hill and Emerson Grand Basin across from it. Altogether, Forest Park is one magnificent park as a whole. It’s no wonder why the Summer Olympics were hosted here in 1904.

Address: 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112
314.367.7275
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Top Places to Eat in Ballwin, MO

Beyond all of the exciting destinations and attractions in our area, we also have an amazing selection of restaurants and eateries! Check out some of the top favorites that our residents at the Retreat at Seven Trails Apartments recommend:

 

Stacked STL

Restaurant, Bar

A fun and upbeat restaurant that builds outrageous, delicious burgers, and also challenges the customer to do it better. The staff chefs stack unthinkable ingredients into burgers that turn out delectable, so customers have the choice to pick one of the house selections or to come up with one of their own from the list of menu ingredients. the joint offers a full bar as well with great cocktails and beer list.

7637 Ivory Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 544-4900
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Salt + Smoke

Texas BBQ, Restaurant

Texas-style BBQ available here in West St. Louis! Serving the best pork, brisket, ribs, and wings. The staff is passionate about treating both meat and customers right. This joint is open every day of the week from 11:30 A.M. to 8 P.M.

6525 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO 63130
(314) 727-0200
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Tony’s

Italian, Restaurant

A warm and inviting Italian restaurant with an extensive bar and wine list. Tony’s has an impeccable menu item list with some of the finest Italian entrees available in the greater St. Louis area. Dessert is not to be skipped here as their sweets are arguably the best part of the menu. Tony’s is open to the public every day of the week except for Monday.

410 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 231-7007
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Circle 7 Ranch

Taphouse, Restaurant

Circle 7 Ranch is a taphouse and grill in Ballwin. They have great appetizers, burgers, soups, and sandwiches. The restaurant has unique Personal Table Taps that customers can use to pour their own draft beer.

14412 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO, 63011
(636) 220-9707
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Marcella's Mia Sorella

Marcella's Mia Sorella is an authentic Italian eatery that serves its guest's fine Italian dishes in a truly wonderful atmosphere. from appetizers like calamari and arancini to main dishes like Lasagna al Forno or chicken Parmigiano the options are all spectacular.

14426 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO, 63011
(636) 333-1015
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Schools in Ballwin, MO

Rockwood School District
(636) 733-2000
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