The Boone Home, located nearby Augusta, in Defiance, Missouri, is one of several Boone family homes in the area. The home was actually owned by one of Daniel Boone's sons, but Daniel spent the last part of his life residing here. There are other period displays being moved to the area around the home, with the goal being to form a "Boone Villiage". A good web link: www.greatriverroad.com/stcharles/boonehome.htm. Hours are: (Sunday) 12 pm- 5pm, (Monday -Saturday) 9am - 5pm. Tours start on the hour. Admission is $ 7.00 to $ 12.00. There are reductions for students and seniors.
5601 High Street, in Augusta, is the address of the Augusta Winery. That address is a bit deceiving though, as I don't believe there are 56 blocks total included in every street in Augusta. This winery is located quite near the Augusta Brewery & Mount Pleasant Winery, so you can actually visit all three, if you wish, quite easily. The winery has a tasting room, a gift shop, and a small covered terrace. They have sausage and cheese plates and soft drinks available, but no on site kithchen. Unlike the other wineries in the area, you may bring in your own food. Since they are a small winery, they also do not have live music. What they do have are very good wines. They have won the Missouri Governor's Cup for Wines three out of the last five years. They do also have an online store for ordering. Their hours are: (Sunday) - Noon until 6 PM, (Monday through Friday) - 10 AM until 5:30 PM, and (Saturday) 10:00 until 6PM.
Mount Pleasant Winery, which was founded in 1859, is located in Augusta, above the Katy Trail, and near the Augusta Brewing Company. The winery has a large patio area, where they host Winemaker's Dinners, Murder Mystery Dinners, and, often, live music. Their newsletter is worth a subscription, as they often host special tastings and dinners throughout the year.
The Augusta Brewing Company was recommended to me by a man working in a bike rental shop about 8 miles from Augusta. It's about 100 yards off the trail, up a little hill, and overlooks the trail, the Missouri River, and the lush landscape surrounding it.
There are 10 - 15 tables outside, and another 10 or so tables around the U-shaped bar, which is open-air, but covered and cooled by 4 giant ceiling fans. On a hot day those fans are a god-send.
Favorite Dish: The beers are all brewed locally (but not on the site of the restaurant), and you get a free taste of each. My favorite was the Hyde Park Stout.
The food at the Augusta Brewing Company was wonderful too. I especially liked the smoked brisket sandwich. We also had baked brie - we experimented and ate it on tortilla chips, which was surprisingly good!