The One Missouri City With A Positively Magical Secret
Nature often holds magical surprises but if you head outside this summer in one St. Louis neighborhood, you may stumble upon a unique magical secret!
The Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri is covered in enchanting portals to the fairy realm. These tiny “fairy doors” are hidden among trees and in gardens throughout the neighborhood. You might discover one simply walking down the street, or by visiting the local parks.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
The Shaw Neighborhood Youth Committee has been compiling pictures and addresses of the fairy homes throughout the neighborhood. Take your kids to find a little bit of magic this summer and let us know what you think of these magical residences in St. Louis.
Be sure to also check out Missouri’s natural oasis when visiting the Shaw neighborhood. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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