Introduction to Creve Coeur, Missouri
Creve Coeur, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 8 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.
Creve Coeur History
Creve Coeur was originally a stage-coach stop along Olive Boulevard. The city was named after the Creve Coeur Lake. The lake derived its name from a French term meaning "broken heart." The Olive Street Road, now known as Olive Boulevard, led to the gradual growth of the unincorporated community of Creve Coeur. The city has preserved its history in the form of several 200-year-old cabins off Highway 270, including Clester and Hackmann cabins. Creve Coeur was incorporated in December 1949.
Creve Coeur and nearby Attractions
- Shaw Park Aquatic Center
- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
- St. Louis Zoo
- Saint Louis Art Museum
- Magic House, Saint Louis Children's Museum
- Frank Holten State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Creve Coeur
Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Creve Coeur Golf Club. The Museum of Transportation, the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum are all accessible from Creve Coeur. Babler State Park and Castlewood State Park are nearby as well. Hiking, camping, fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area-Madison.
Creve Coeur Transportation
Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.
Creve Coeur Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Fontbonne University, Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, Maryville University of Saint Louis, Webster University and Lindenwood University.