A few months ago, I realized that an errand was going to land me about 10 minutes away from Kimmswick, MO, so I decided to turn it into an opportunity to visit this historic town for the first time.
Kimmswick is only 1/4 square mile just south of the St. Louis suburbs. As of 2010, there were just 157 people living in the city in 56 households.
It’s actually possible to still buy a home in Kimmswick, but very few possibilities come up each year. If you want more information about the real estate in Kimmswick, contact me at Arch City Homes.
I decided to turn my Kimmswick day into an outing with Milo. To be candid, it’s not the most dog friendly place to spend the day. I was able to bring Milo into a few of the shops and the Blue Owl Restaurant grudgingly let me sit in a corner of the patio with him, but they made it clear that if they had been busier, he would not have been allowed.
I did find a welcoming store, Serendipity, that not only allowed him inside, but actually carried some handmade pet products.
I ended up buying Milo a kid’s bow tie…it fit him perfectly.
I did enjoy exploring the stores which included a mix of antique, handmade items and home goods.
There were also a few places to eat or drink.
You can read about my visit to the Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery here.
There are a couple of parks.
Plus the history or architecture buff will love the historic buildings.
There’s even a very cool old truck at the Harley store.
And you can walk across a bridge built in 1874.
I had a great day and hope to get back for a visit soon.
Mississippi Mud is one of my favorite shops there. I miss Kimmswick Pottery- it was a great place for handmade gifts.