Introduction to Arnold, Missouri
Arnold, Missouri, in Jefferson county, is located 14 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri. It is part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area.
Located in the Saint Louis metro area, the region was named after George Arnold, the city’s first post master. The area was previously known as "Flamm City" and "Maxville." The first European to settle in the region was Jean Baptiste Gamache. Telegraph lines were originally built here after 1850. The city of Arnold was incorporated in 1972.
Arnold and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Westward Expansion
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Saint Louis Science Center
- Illinois Caverns State Natural Area
Things To Do In Arnold
The Campbell House, the Ulysses S. Grant Farm, the Carondelet Historic Center and the Museum of Transportation are all close by. At the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area-Madison, visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, camping, hiking and picnicking. The Illinois Caverns State Natural Area has caves with rimstone dams, and stalactite and stalagmite formations. The Missouri Botanical Garden, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and the Saint Louis Zoo are all accessible from Arnold.
Flights are available from Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.
Arnold Higher Education
Saint Louis Community College-Meramec, Webster University and Jefferson College are some of the local colleges and universities.