Legend has it that the town gets its name from Railroad workers cleared the way for the Pacific Railroad and when they saw the perfectly level land they yelled, “Eureka!”. The town was founded and established in 1898, and it became home to Wyman Center which was originally the St. Louis Children’s Industrial Farm.
The current total population is 11,189 which makes Eurkea a quaint and wonderful place to call home. The median home value rounds out at $300,000 making it affordable and with all the great parks, attractions, restaurants, Rockwood schools, and shopping in the area, any family would love to lay down roots in Eureka.
The Parks and Recreation Department in Eureka has so many great facilities to choose from! If you love the outdoors you’ll find there are fantastic parks and trails, a recreation center, and a stellar dog park. There is something for everyone and all your outdoor needs.
Six Flags – St. Louis – Including a Water Park
Six Flags – St. Louis is one of the highlights of the area and brings visitors from all over the state and midwest. If you live in the area check out getting a season pass! The season pass will not disappoint and you’ll get every cent worth out of the pass, especially if you have a family to keep occupied during the summertime! Not only do they have thrill rides and the waterpark, but you’ll also find fun family-friendly events while the park is open for operation.
There’s an epic mountain bike skill trail that has several trails ranging from beginner to advanced. It’s the first of its kind in the entire St. Louis area and even if you don’t Mountain bike and live in the area, you might want to start it’s that cool! There will be a Strider playground meant for kiddos just learning to ride their bikes so don’t feel intimidated by the advanced courses.
There are trails for all levels of experience. All trails are a centrally located elevated hub, and to top it off bikers will also have access to paved parking and bathrooms, an outdoor pool at the Timbers, and nearby restaurants and shops.
Main Street of Old Downtown holds true to it’s past while staying modern and fun. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect art or dress, you can find it all! This is the place to shop for wine and other spirits because you’ll find an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. You can visit one of the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorites.
If it’s a special dining experience or a quick bit after shopping you are sure to find something that will suit any taste buds in Eureka. Downtown has numerous restaurants and delis to choose from, whether you want a full meal or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can find it here. The foodie in you will thank you for stopping by and trying everything from a quick lunch stop to a relaxing date night with a 4-course meal pairing (sans kiddos).
Some of the best Microbreweries have popped up in downtown Eureka so you can quench your thirst while enjoying a tasty brew. You can find a wide assortment to choose from. Grab your friends and explore your tastebuds through local beer!
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