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Things to Do


There are numerous things to do here in the Defiance & Augusta wine region: shopping, winery hopping, spas, historical sights, biking, hiking, golfing, fishing ..... Take Your Pick!

Take a "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" shopping day by stopping by The Robin's Nest On the Katy Trail, then shop till you drop at Taubman Prestige Outlet and St. Louis Premium Outlet malls just a short drive away in Chesterfield. Just a 15-minute drive from Defiance is The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis for another world-class shopping day. For a unique shopping experience, enjoy the ambiance of shopping all day on beautiful, historic Main Street in St. Charles just 20 miles east on Highway 94. Need stress relief? Visit the Halcyon Spa in nearby Augusta or Spa Winghaven in O'Fallon.

For those who want to "Play All Day," why not spend a day golfing at either of our three closest golf courses:

  • Whitmoor Country Club (14 miles east on Highway 94) Call (636) 926-7227 for Tee Times
  • Persimmon Woods Golf Club (11 miles away) Call (636) 926-7227 for Tee Times
  • Missouri Bluffs Golf Club (11 miles away) Call (636) 939-6494 for Tee Times

Or "put in" to fish all day by launching at the boat ramp at Weldon Springs just 3 miles east on Highway 94, or use the boat launch at Klondike Park, only a few miles west on Highway 94 (no boat rentals - must bring your own vessel).

Rent a canoe, kayak, or raft and float the Missouri River with Missouri River Excursions, conveniently located just down the road. Call (636) 485-5163 to reserve a spot for a full or half day.

Dining options? There are plenty–let us help you find the perfect restaurant to fit your taste for lunch or dinner.