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Weldon Spring Site
Interpretive Center and Educational Opportunities

  2017 Weldon Spring Total Solar Eclipse Event 5x4 

 Total Solar Eclipse
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 2017 Weldon Spring Monarch Madness Event 5x4 

 Monarch Madness
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  • 1½ minutes of total coverage between 1:16 to 1:18 p.m.
  • 360⁰ uninterrupted views from St. Charles County’s highest publicly accessible point
     

 Registration begins
Tuesday, August 1, at 9:00 a.m.

Phone: (636) 300-2601
 WSInterpretiveCenter@lm.doe.gov

 
  • Celebrate monarchs and learn about their incredible lives
  • Enjoy food trucks, music, craft vendors, and collect native plant seeds

 Free family event
Saturday, September 9, at 9:00 a.m.

Phone: (636) 300-2601
 WSInterpretiveCenter@lm.doe.gov

 

 Interpretive Center  

Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center
7295 Highway 94 South, St. Charles, MO 63304
(636) 300–2601 
 WSInterpretiveCenter@lm.doe.gov 
  

 

 Enjoy your visit!

  • No cost, open to all!
  • Exhibit hall preserving the legacy of the site, cleanup activities, and natural environment.
  • Group programming and tours available.
    Please pre-register by contacting our staff.
  • 150-acre native prairie.
  • Native plant and wildflower garden.
  • Prairie wildlife watching for butterflies, songbirds, hawks, deer, coyote, and more.
  • Trailhead to the 8-mile Hamburg Trail.
  • Outdoor picnic area and tables.
  • Paved parking lot able to serve recreational vehicles and buses. 

 Hours of Operation

The site is open during daylight hours.
 Interpretive Center Hours
 April 1 – October 31  November 1 – March 31
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed holidays
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed holidays

 Weldon Spring Area Map

 Driving directions: The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center is located in southwestern St. Charles County, Missouri, approximately 35 miles west of St. Louis. It is located on Missouri State Route 94, 2 miles south of the Route 94 and U.S. Highway 40/61 junction.


The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center represents a window to the past and the U.S. Department of Energy’s commitment to the future through long-term surveillance and maintenance of the Weldon Spring Site and a strong community partnership. The Center, dedicated on August 5, 2002, houses exhibits that present a photographic history of the Weldon Spring area, the towns that once occupied this area, and the site’s historical contributions. It also details progression of the site cleanup process and construction of the 45-acre disposal cell and communicates the legacy of the site to current and future generations. Educational and outreach programs, tours, research opportunities, and volunteer opportunities are provided by the Center. A meeting room is available for public use.

Adjacent to the Center is the 75-foot-high Weldon Spring Disposal Cell. A viewing platform on top of the cell offers a panoramic view of St. Charles County and the surrounding Howell Prairie. The 8-mile Hamburg Trail on the site links to the historic Katy Trail State Park  exit_disc  a bicycle and pedestrian trail that stretches almost 200 miles across the state along the Missouri River, and to the wildlife center at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area northwest of the Center.

 

Last Updated: 7/20/2017