8 Things to Do in Farmington That You Shouldn't Miss

January 2, 2018 Velvet Champine

Farmington is a city in St. Francois County located 72 miles (116 km) southwest of St. Louis in the Lead Belt region in Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,240. It is the county seat of St. Francois County. Farmington was established in 1822 as Murphy's Settlement, named for William Murphy of Kentucky who first visited the site in 1798. When St. Francois County was organized, the town was briefly called St. Francois Court House and later renamed to Farmington.
Restaurants in Farmington

1. Missouri Mines State Historic Site

4000 Hwy 32, Park Hills, MO 63601 +1 573-431-6226
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Missouri Mines State Historic Site

The former mining site of the St. Joseph Lead Company has been developed into a museum about Missouri's mining history.

Reviewed By Original_Shrut - Milton, Delaware

The Old Missouri Lead Belt has produced more lead than any lode in the world, starting back in the earliest colonial days. This park and museum is sited in the abandoned St. Joe mine and ore crusher facility which closed in 1972.

The underground network of mine shafts and tunnels extends for hundreds of miles in eastern Missouri. Here, the primary exhibit is of the history of the St. Joe mine and the miners and equipment used to blast, scoop, transport and crush the ore, galena, to be further processed into lead, zinc and silver at a smelter in Herculaneum MO, which just closed in 2014. Lord knows where it is smelted now.

A secondary exhibit concerns mineralogy with displays of silicates, sulfates, etc of all types.

The crusher facility is off limits, but hiking and biking trails extens throughout the property.

2. Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery

6470 Highway F, Sand Creek Road, Farmington, MO 63640-7340 +1 573-756-6500
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By use2bbandman - Fredericktown, Missouri

With our out of town guests.....from Kansas City, MO, we went to the Twin Oaks Winery for a tasting round. Five drinks for $5.00, plus a place to sit at the bar with our friends. It was really enjoyable and we all found wines that we did like and enjoy. Just a great hour there!!!!

3. Pickle Springs Natural Area

Dorlac Road, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670 +1 573-290-5730
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5 based on 101 reviews

Pickle Springs Natural Area

Reviewed By eiskant240 - Farmington, Missouri

Pickle Springs is just a nice thing to get out and do, whether it be with kids, adults or alone. They trails aren't too intense so many different people can walk them . The small waterfalls are beautiful along with the granite that you will see any many different places.

It's just a nice thing to do for the outdoorsy people.

4. St. Joe State Park

2800 Pimville Rd, Park Hills, MO 63601-8156 +1 573-431-1069
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

St. Joe State Park

The roar of engines breaks the stillness of the Old Lead Belt at St. Joe State Park, one of two off-road vehicle parks in the state system. The sand flats, hills, and 2,000 acres set aside for off-road vehicle trails make the park the premiere off-road vehicle area. The park also features four lakes, with two swimming beaches, an equestrian trail, a hiking and bicycling trail, and picnic sites, as well as two campgrounds capable of accommodating campers with ORV or horse trailers.

Reviewed By kgailius - Fairview Heights, Illinois

The camping sites are 100+ feet long to fit large rv's plus a truck pulling a long trailer. the have a large patio area with a large grassy area which is nice for pets. we come here several times a year for the kids to ride and me to hike. They have a nice paved road bike trail that runs around the park also. This park has something for everyone in the family.

5. Crown Pointe Golf Club

4215 Hunt Rd, Farmington, MO 63640-7291 +1 888-706-4682
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Crown Pointe Golf Club

Crown Pointe was designed in 1993 by Gary Kern and is located an hour away from St. Louis. Situated on a 208 acre tract of land in Farmington, Missouri, Crown Pointe is comfortably nestled between a luxury neighborhood and scenic farmland.Crown Pointe is unique because you can take advantage of our private club style amenities and 4 star course, while enjoying the convenience of our public course status.Our par 72 links style golf course is 7,069 yards in total length and features 4 par threes, 10 par fours, and 4 par fives. The fairway and tee boxes are a bluegrass and rye blend, while the greens are planted with bent grass.

Reviewed By MELISSA R

The staff were shady. They seemed to have found a better time with gossiping then doing their jobs. Between that and doing their homework on the job, I hated it.

6. Sand Creek Vineyard & Winery

3578 Sand Creek Rd, Farmington, MO 63640-7345 +1 573-756-9999
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4 based on 27 reviews

Sand Creek Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By Pocestnik - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Some folks recommended this place, so we stopped by while hitting some of the nearby wineries. I'm shocked this place has the reviews it does. The lady behind the counter knew very little about wine in general, but did know a little about her wine. To one comment about the seemingly high sugar content (not natural sugar, but added sugar), she rudely replied "Of course we add lots of sugar. That's how folks around here like it."

Frankly, there are so many better wineries in the area, I'd skip this one.

7. Papas Fruit of the Vine

6873 Busiek Rd, Farmington, MO 63640-7317 +1 573-701-0333
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4 based on 9 reviews

Papas Fruit of the Vine

Reviewed By marysmiles - Campbell Hill, Illinois

A nice vineyard that we would highly recommend! The owner (Papa) was there & what a friendly guy! It's a small place, but well worth the stop. Best part were the sangria's, two flavors that were both the best I've ever tasted. Their pizza's are wonderful also! We will definitely be returning here.

8. Southern Sins Boutique

122 E Columbia St, Farmington, MO 63640-3103 +1 573-664-1213
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5 based on 7 reviews

Southern Sins Boutique

Reviewed By Candy_fitzs

I love this store! It's my go to for cute shirts for this summers rodeos and fairs! They also complete outfits with fun boots and shoes and the absolute best jewelry around and all at great prices! My daughter also loves their clothing!

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