If you have the opportunity to visit St. Louis you will want to check out Historic St. Charles. St. Charles is located about 25 miles Northwest of St. Louis. The unique setting will make it a must see. Main street of St. Charles has its original cobblestone bricks preserved from the 1800's. Apparently, the street were designed for the main mode of transportation of the time horse and buggy carriages. The all brick buildings take you back in time in their style and architecture. The majority of the building now house retail shops that line Main Street for several blocks along with private residences & cafes.