Introduction to Florissant, Missouri
Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 11 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is conveniently located inside the Saint Louis metropolitan area. There are approximately 50,497 residents in Florissant.
Florissant is located in St. Louis County, which was established in 1812 and was named in honor of Saint Louis, the King of France. Originally, Florissant was a separate town and was predominantly French speaking. In fact, the city derived its name from a French term meaning "flowering". It is the hometown of the WWE Superstar Randy Orton.
Florissant and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Western Jesuit Missions
- Museum of Transportation
- Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
- Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
- Saint Louis Zoo
Things To Do In Florissant
Visitors can spend their leisure at the Bangert Park and Kock Park while in Florissant. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Cross Keys Shopping Center. The Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Castlewood State Park, Chatillon - Demenil Mansion, Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, Saint Louis Art Museum, and Museum of Westward Expansion are in the neighborhood. One can also plan a trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and Saint Louis Zoo. The city hosts the Valley of Flowers Festival every year in the month of May.
Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.
Florissant Higher Education
The city is home to Saint Louis Christian College. Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, Washington University, and University of Missouri - St Louis are also close by.