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Country Store Corridor

EXPERIENCE THE Katy Trail

Magnificent Missouri’s Country Store Corridor is home to not only the Peers Store but the Treloar Mercantile. These two examples of 19th century Missouri constitute the book ends of our Country Store Corridor and provide a focal point for Magnificent Missouri’s conservation efforts.

Join us for a monthly guided tour of the Country Store Corridor

Sign up today for the Country Store Corridor experience!

Sign up today for the Country Store Corridor experience – a half day docent led tour along the Katy Trail in near Marthasville, MO. Only an hour from St. Louis in the heart of Missouri River Country.

The Country Store Corridor experience consists of:

  • Box Lunch on the Porch at Historic Peers Store with live music.
  • Presentation on German Heritage Corridor.
  • Presentation on the history of the MKT Railroad and conversion to the Katy Trail,
  • People Conserve What They Love – Magnificent Missouri Executive Director, Ralph Pfremmer
  • Showing of the Nine Network documentary, Rivertowns: 100 Miles, 200 Years, Countless Stories in our new Theater.
  • Your choice of bike-tour or shuttle tour to the historic Treloar Mercantile and back to Peers (6 miles round trip supported)

Peers Store | A Historic, National Treasure

This historic store was built for the arrival of the KATY Railroad in 1896. The Peers Store is a prime example of what conservation and preservation along the Katy Trail can accomplish. From the live local music on the porch and stunning local art on display, to our butterfly pollinator plot across the street and the Katy Trail itself, the Peers Store (now listed on the National Register of Historic Places) is truly a gem in the heart of Missouri.

Located at 16011 Concord Hill Rd, Marthasville, MO 63357, Peers Store underwent a full refurbishing made possible by Connie and Dan Burkhardt. Open on weekends from 12 pm to 4 pm, April through October, visitors can enjoy live local music on the porch and stunning local art on display. Weary travelers can find beverages and delicious snacks — something for everyone. Peers Store was named in the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and continues to hold a special place in the history of the Missouri River valley. Check out our events page for happenings at Peers Store.

Peers Store is a historic, national treasure built for the arrival of the KATY Railroad in 1896.

Treloar Mercantile

The 100+ year old Treloar Mercantile Building was built for the arrival of the KATY Railroad in 1896.

This historic store was built for the arrival of the KATY Railroad in 1896. The Treloar Mercantile is a prime example of what conservation and preservation along the Katy Trail can accomplish.

The 100+ year old Treloar Mercantile Building we recently bought came with a large, dead elm tree. To pay tribute to the historic success of the town of Treloar and one main reason it prospered for many years, we decided to turn the stump into an ear of Missouri field corn.