Introduction to Ballwin, Missouri
Ballwin, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 13 miles S of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center) and is 14 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.
The city of Ballwin was founded by a settler called John Ball. It was only after 1826 that roads and rail routes were built in the area. The city was initially known as "Ballshow." It was christened "Ballwin" in the year 1837. Ballwin was incorporated in 1950, and soon became one of the most developed cities. It was the construction of roads in the city that paved the way for further developments.
Ballwin and nearby Attractions
- Gateway Arch
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Saint Louis Zoo
- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
- Saint Louis Art Museum
- Castlewood State Park
Things To Do In Ballwin
The Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, and Castlewood State Park are among the popular tourist haunts in and near Ballwin. Tourists can visit the Saint Louis Art Museum to learn more about the history of the city. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and the Gateway Arch are also worth taking a look around.
The Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is close by.
Ballwin Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at the Saint Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University, and University of Missouri.