These bunkers were used to store explosives and other munitions during the Cold War. A major Saint Louis business owns it and has an already well secluded location even more well secured. We still managed to find a way in and after hiking for about 8 miles or more, we found a few bunkers. On our way out, we were supposed to take the scenic route and end up in the thick of bunkerland, but we took a wrong turn. At that point it was already late, so we decided to make it a point to return and find the rest some day.
On the way to the bunkers atop a cliff with an incredible view of the hilly landscape, we stumbled across a really freaking old structure in the woods complete with stone steps and a couple water wells. The walls were very rough hewn stone and clearly very old. Then, down the road, we entered a large limestone mine.
This was a huge limestone mine.
The business end of a concrete lion. The date of construction is 1909. "Relatives" of this lion can be found on the gates which flank either side of Delmar on the U-City Loop.