Introduction to Festus, Missouri
Festus, Missouri, in Jefferson county, is located 29 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is in the Saint Louis area. There are 9,660 residents in Festus.
Festus was first settled in the early 1800s. Charley Conners was the first settler and built a log cabin in this area in 1803. It was established by W. J. Adams in around 1878. At that time it was named Limitville. The city was also nicknamed as "Tanglefoot". It was incorporated in 1888 as the City of Festus. The city was named after Porcius Festus, the biblical figure.
Festus and nearby Attractions
- Mastodon State Historic Site
- Washington State Park
- Fort de Chartres
- Illinois Caverns State Natural Area
- Museum of Westward Expansion
- Saint Francois State Park
Things To Do In Festus
Festus offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can visit the Sunset Park during free hours. The Louis Bolduc House, Mastodon State Historic Site, and Fort de Chartres are also worth visiting. The city offers easy access to several museums such as Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, Missouri Historical Society Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, and Museum of Westward Expansion. In addition, one can visit the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area.
Flights can be availed from Lambert - St Louis International Airport.
Festus Higher Education
Jefferson College, Webster University, and Saint Louis Community College - Meramec are nearby.