Getting Here
Driving Directions

Shaw Nature Reserve is on I-44 in Gray Summit, Missouri, approximately 32 miles southwest of the Missouri Botanical Garden (in St. Louis) and 22 miles west of the I-44/I-270 interchange. The Gray Summit I-44 exit is #253, just two exits west of Six Flags (Allenton/Eureka).

  • Westbound I-44 from exit ramp, turn left, crossing over I-44. Turn right at the intersection (at the Phillips 66) and go 50 yards to the large iron gates on the left side of the road.
  • Eastbound I-44, from exit ramp #253, turn right at top of ramp and then another right at at intersection (at the Phillips 66) and go 50 yards to the large iron gates on the left side of the road.

View Map with driving directions from St Louis to Shaw Nature Reserve

Restaurants near us:

A map of restaurant locations near Shaw Nature Reserve

Hawthorne Inn
(636) 451-0004
123 Front St.
Labadie, MO 63055
The Hawthorn Inn is about 10 minutes from the Nature Reserve. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is casual. Open seven days a week.

Down South Café
(636) 257-7866
409 East Osage,
Pacific, Missouri

Southern, Cajun food. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Good, down home food.
D'angelos Pizza
(636) 257-4466
101 East Union St.
Pacific, MO 63069
Delivery ~ Dine In ~ Carry Out
Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Subs, Foccacia
Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Closed Sundays.
Blue Duck Cafe & Bakery
(636) 390-9131
1381 High St.
Washington, MO 63090

Serving breakfast, lunch and desserts.  Soups salads and sandwiches.  Meals range from $5-$10.  45 seats available. Full Service, Customized Catering.

Hay Market

(636) 938-6661
4901 Six Flags Rd.
Eureka, MO 63025
A full-service facility featuring a diverse selection of American cuisine that will satisfy diners of any age. Hours: Monday through Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
El Agave
(636) 257-2999
180 Lamar Pkwy
Pacific, MO 63069

Mexican food.
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm
Smoking allowed

Cafe Palermo
250 Lamar Parkway, Suite 101,
Pacific, MO

 Italian food, pizza
Serves lunch and dinner

Fast-food Restaurants nearby:
Pizza Hut, New China, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Hardees, Subway, Dominoes, KFC and Burger King.

Ask at the Visitors Center for directions.