Historic charm on the Mississippi River since 1859


The historic river City of Kimmswick, Missouri was founded in 1859. Located in America’s Heartland, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River – a visit to Kimmswick is a trip back to a simpler time of warm, friendly smiles and leisurely strolls with friends.  There is so much to see, from our beautifully preserved buildings on the National Historic Register to our many locally-owned merchant shops.  

Visit us for a day of shopping and then enjoy a truly unique dining experience in  our one of a kind specialty restaurants.  We have the world famous Blue Owl Restaurant (with desserts praised by Oprah Winfrey and Paula Dean), The Cheese Shack, The Dough Depot or La Chance Winery-located in the Historic Old House Log building frequented by Ulysses S. Grant and Paul Henry.

The City of Kimmswick is very firmly anchored in its rich historic past, yet it has targeted and comprehensive plans for the future.  The “National Treasure,” the Delta Queen Steamboat is scheduled to have its home here at the Port in Kimmswick. Other riverboat companies have committed to cruise stops at the Port of Kimmswick, harkening back to the days when steamboats packed the City of Kimmswick shoreline. The future for the City of Kimmswick is very bright indeed.

 Come see us.  


Mayor Phil Stang

The City of Kimmswick