For more than thirty years, Noah’s Ark Family Restaurant in St. Charles beckoned hungry travelers to a setting that included a giant boat, towering fiberglass animals, and delicious clam chowder. A unique roadside attraction and haven for children, Noah’s ark was opened in 1967 by David Flavan. The restaurant closed in 2000, and the boat was soon destroyed along with many of the larger-than-life animals. However, the elephant and giraffes were saved. It’s possible they may come back to life in a future project.
Information from Lost Treasures of St. Louis by Cameron Collins