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Contents 2011 OFFICIAL MISSOURI TRAVEL GUIDE
FEATURES
8 Missouri Welcomes You
The Show-Me State offers abundant
outdoor opportunities, great urban
escapes and a generous dose of
Midwestern hospitality.
12 Show-Me Culture
From Missouri’s larger metro areas
to small-town settings, the cultural
opportunities here are vast.
14 Civil War Significance
Missouri played a key role in this
nation’s Civil War, and 2011 marks the
Sesquicentennial of the war’s beginning.
17 Missouri Movies
Dozens of movies and indie films have
been shot in Missouri — take a look at
some of the more notable Missouri-
made pictures.
18 Personable Wineries
Missouri’s five wine trails offer different
experiences, but together prove one thing:
Vino and vacation are a great pairing.
DEPARTMENTS
10 Mapping Missouri
Vacation regions, Missouri Welcome
Centers, state and national sites
156 Missouri Tourism
Contacts
Contact information for state
and local tourism entities
159 Index of Destinations,
Cities & Towns
Find favorite destinations
and locations quickly
REGIONAL FEATURES
Missouri
Outdoors
Relax, play and enjoy
nature’s beauty
Northwest ......26
Northeast........50
Central ............80
Southeast ......102
Southwest ....126
Agritourism
Evolution
Experience Missouri’s
bounty up close
Northwest ......22
Northeast........46
Central ............76
Southeast ......100
Southwest ....122
Top: Citygarden in St. Louis.
Photo by Jim Trotter.
Bottom, left-to-right:
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park,
Lesterville • Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art, Kansas City •
Broadway! The Star Spangled
Celebration, Branson •
Chaumette Vineyards and
Winery, Ste. Genevieve
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Northwest
Find metropolitan life
and small-town delights
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Northeast
Artistry and
“Arch”-itecture
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Central
Lakes, a trout haven
and the Capitol
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Southeast
Cool waters and
historic sites abound
120
Southwest
Entertainment is
sure to find you
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MISSOURI
VACATION REGIONS
HOW TO USE THE
TRAVEL GUIDE
Listings in the Missouri Travel
Guide are broken down into
our five vacation regions, then
listed alphabetically by city.
Each listing should indicate
the attraction’s name, city,
telephone number, street
address and description. A new
icon feature has been added
this year to help you determine
in which category each listing
falls. Some listings may also
include hours of operation
and pricing information; we
recommend travelers
personally verify hours and
admission information.
Travelers with disabilities are
encouraged to independently
verify the accessibility and
services offered at various
locations, even if their listings
indicate full ADA compliance
with a symbol.
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Missouri Division of Tourism
P.O. Box 1055
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
573-751-4133
www.VisitMO.com
e-mail: TravelGuideEditor@VisitMO.com
Communications Director Sarah Luebbert
Editor Stephen Foutes
Contributing Writers Scott McCullough,
Angela Woronick
Staff Photographer Luci Branyan
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OFFICIAL MISSOURI TRAVEL GUIDE © 2011. All rights re-
served. Printed in U.S.A. Reproduction without permission
from the publisher or the division is strictly prohibited.
The information listed in Official Missouri Travel Guide has
been carefully compiled to ensure accuracy at the time of
publication. The information herein that was supplied by
Missouri businesses is subject to change without notice. The
Missouri Division of Tourism cannot, and does not, guaran-
tee the accuracy of information furnished and will not be re-
sponsible for omissions or errors. The Division retains the
right to accept, edit or reject any listing.
Official Missouri Travel Guide is provided as a service by the
Missouri Division of Tourism. The publisher has made
every effort to ensure the accuracy of the material in the
guide. However, as unpredictable changes and errors do
occur, the publisher can assume no responsibility or liabil-
ity for errors, changes or omissions in the guide. Users of
the guide are encouraged to verify independently any infor-
mation contained herein.
Responsibility for performance of services will be with the
individual business. The Missouri Division of Tourism
shall have no liability for any claims or damages incurred
prior to, during or following the conduct of any business
listed in this guide, and the reader agrees to hold the asso-
ciation, its agents and employees harmless therefrom.
Factory Merchants Branson
Located on Pat Nash Drive (Off Hwy. 76)
Branson, MO
(417) 335-6686
www.bransonoutlets.com
Discover an impressive collection of
outlets including Carter’s, Crocs, Izod,
Pendleton, Lane Bryant, Reebok, Tuesday
Morning, Van Heusen and more offering
savings of 25% to 65% every day. Look
for the red roofs!
S O U T H WE S T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Shop, Wine, Golf...
We have it ALL!
Hermann Wine Trail
800-932-8687
www.HermannWineTrail.com
Taste and tour at seven family-owned
wineries as you explore a scenic
route that meanders along the
Missouri River between Hermann
and New Haven.
N O R T H E A S T
Stone Hill Winery
1110 Stone Hill Highway
Hermann, MO 65041
(800) 909-9463
www.stonehillwinery.com
As the most prestigious winery in
Missouri, Stone Hill comprises historic
cellars, award-winning wines, a
spacious gift shop, spectacular views
and the popular Vintage Restaurant.
N O R T H E A S T
Stone Hill Winery
601 State Highway 165
Branson, MO 65616
(888) 926-9463
www.stonehillwinery.com
Free tours! Get an exciting look at
how we make Cream Sherry and our
sparkling spumante. Sample award-
winning wines and juices. Browse our
gift shop.
S O U T H WE S T
Osage Beach Premium Outlets
Highway 54
Osage Beach, MO
(573) 348-2065
www.premiumoutlets.com/osage
Discover 110 designer and name-brand
outlets including Adidas, BCBG Max
Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Gap
Outlet, J.Crew, Nautica, Polo Ralph
Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more offering
savings of 25% to 65% every day.
C E N T R A L
funlake.com/mot800-Fun-Lake
Family Time
More than Just “The Lake”
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If you’re looking for a vacation close to home that’s far from
ordinary, look no further. Missouri is a unique and history-
rich state where major metros are a short drive from quaint
communities, offering guests the chance to experience
big-city excitement and small-town charm, all in one trip.
For fun outdoors, Missouri provides a great chance to reconnect with
Mother Nature at dozens of state parks, privately owned campgrounds,
resorts and retreats, or in one of the many beautiful
bodies of water. And don’t forget about underground
adventures: there are more than 6,000 known caves in
Missouri, including many show caves sure to ignite
your inner child’s sense of wonder.
The Missouri Division of Tourism operates seven
Welcome Centers around the Show-Me State. Located
at key entry points around Missouri, the centers in St.
Louis, Hayti, Joplin, Kansas City, Rock Port, Eagleville
and Hannibal offer state road maps, brochures, Official
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Missouri Travel Guides, clean restrooms and
outdoor areas for travelers to enjoy.
Missouri welcomes more than 36 million
visitors annually and provides jobs to more
than 285,000 people working in the travel in-
dustry. They’re waiting to show you what
Midwestern hospitality is all about. So, what
are you waiting for? Read on to find the
Missouri destinations that are right for you.
To find out more about what there is to do and
see in Missouri, please go to www.VisitMO.com.
MORE INFORMATION MORE INFORMATION
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The map above, and all Travel Guide maps, are for reference only. For greater detail, consult the Missouri Official Highway Map (www.modot.com).
Official
Missouri
Welcome
Centers
NORTHWEST
Eagleville I-35, Mile Marker 112
660-867-5566
Tourism.Eagleville@ded.mo.gov
Kansas City I-70, Exit 9
816-889-3330
Tourism.KansasCity@ded.mo.gov
Rock Port I-29, Mile Marker 110
660-744-6300
Tourism.Rockport@ded.mo.gov
NORTHEAST
Hannibal Route 61
573-248-2420
Tourism.Hannibal@ded.mo.gov
St. Louis I-270, Exit 34
314-869-7100
Tourism.StLouis@ded.mo.gov
SOUTHEAST
Hayti I-55, Mile Marker 21
573-359-0330
Tourism.Hayti@ded.mo.gov
SOUTHWEST
Joplin I-44
417-629-3030
Tourism.Joplin@ded.mo.gov
Missouri
Tourism
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Welcome
Centers
NORTHWEST
Platte County 11724 NW Plaza
Circle #200
Laclede Gen. John J. Pershing
Boyhood Home State Historic
Site, 1100 General Pershing Dr.
CENTRAL
St. Robert Pulaski County Tourism
Center, 137 St. Robert Blvd.
SOUTHEAST
West Plains Ozark Heritage
Welcome Center, 2999 Porter
Wagoner Blvd.
SOUTHWEST
Pineville Old Courthouse, 400
Main St.
Springfield Tourist Information
Center, 3315 E. Battlefield Road
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Waynesville
Neosho
Bolivar
Nevada
Park Hills
Clinton
Harrisonville
Chillicothe
Caruthersville
Aurora
Perryville
Sullivan
Boonville
Cameron
Branson
Malden
Charleston
Marshfield
Lamar
Salem
El Dorado Springs
Ste.
Genevieve
Eldon
Warrenton
Higginsville
Lexington
Troy
Richmond
Kearney
Macon
Savannah
Trenton
Cassville
Ava
Mount
Vernon
Houston
Buffalo
Fredericktown
Camdenton Potosi
Butler
Warsaw
Versailles
California Hermann
Montgomery City
Fayette
Platte City Carrollton
Bowling Green
Plattsburg
Palmyra
Kahoka
Memphis
Doniphan
Bloomfield
Marble Hill
Stockton
Ironton
Steelville
Hillsboro
Linn
Paris
Gallatin
Albany
Milan
Edina
Princeton
Unionville
Alton
Van
Buren
Eminence
Hartville
Hermitage
Osceola
Vienna
Keytesville
Shelbyville
Grant City Lancaster
Thayer
East Prairie
Osage Beach
Cuba
Owensville
Centralia
Vandalia
Louisiana
Marceline
Monroe City
Ash Grove
Dixon
Tipton
Glasgow
Weston
Brunswick
Mound City
La Plata
La Grange
Theodosia
Puxico
Edgar Springs
Laurie
Calhoun
New Florence
Arrow Rock
Higbee
Jamesport
Bethel
Rutledge
Parkville
Clarksville
Kennett
Poplar
Bluff
Carthage
Sikeston
Jackson
Farmington
Rolla
Sedalia
Warrensburg
Belton
Grandview
Fulton
Marshall
Mexico
Excelsior Springs
Moberly
Kirksville
Maryville
Cape
Girardeau
Blue Springs
Liberty
Jefferson City
Lee’s
Summit
St. Charles
Columbia
St. Joseph
Independence
Hamilton
Canton
Novinger
St. James
Mansfield
Bethany
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Mapping Missouri
Northwest
Region

1 Arrow Rock State Historic Site

2 Battle of Lexington State
Historic Site

3 Thomas Hart Benton Home
and Studio State Historic Site

2 Big Lake State Park

4 Boone’s Lick State
Historic Site

5 Confederate Memorial
State Historic Site

3 Crowder State Park

4 Lewis and Clark State Park

6 Locust Creek Covered Bridge
State Historic Site

7 Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood
Home State Historic Site

5 Pershing State Park

8 Sappington Cemetery State
Historic Site

6 Van Meter State Park

7 Wallace State Park

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Park and Historic Site

9 Weston Bend State Park
Northeast
Region

10 Dr. Edmund A. Babler
Memorial State Park

10 Battle of Athens State
Historic Site

11 Castlewood State Park

12 Cuivre River State Park

11 Deutschheim State
Historic Site

12 Gov. Daniel Dunklin’s
Grave State Historic Site

13 First Missouri State Capitol
State Historic Site

13 Graham Cave State Park

14 Iliniwek Village State
Historic Site

14 Edward “Ted” and Pat
Jones–Confluence Point
State Park

15 Scott Joplin House State
Historic Site

15 Long Branch State Park

16 Mastodon State Historic Site

16 Meramec State Park

17 Robertsville State Park

18 Route 66 State Park

17 Sandy Creek Covered Bridge
State Historic Site

19 Thousand Hills State Park

18 Mark Twain Birthplace State
Historic Site

20 Mark Twain State Park

19 Union Covered Bridge State
Historic Site

21 Wakonda State Park
Central
Region

22 Bennett Spring State Park

20 Bothwell Lodge State
Historic Site

21 Clark’s Hill–Norton State
Historic Site

23 Finger Lakes State Park

24 Ha Ha Tonka State Park

22 Jefferson Landing State
Historic Site and Missouri
State Museum

23 Jewell Cemetery State
Historic Site

25 Knob Noster State Park

26 Lake of the Ozarks State Park

27 Pomme de Terre State Park

28 Rock Bridge Memorial
State Park

29 Harry S Truman State Park
Southeast
Region

30 Sam A. Baker State Park

31 Big Oak Tree State Park

24 Bollinger Mill State
Historic Site

25 Dillard Mill State Historic Site

32 Elephant Rocks State Park

26 Fort Davidson State Historic
Site

33 Grand Gulf State Park

34 Hawn State Park

27 Hunter-Dawson State
Historic Site

35 Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

36 Lake Wappapello State Park

28 Missouri Mines State
Historic Site

37 Montauk State Park

38 Morris State Park

39 Onondaga Cave State Park

40 St. Francois State Park

41 St. Joe State Park

42 Taum Sauk Mountain
State Park

29 Towosahgy State Historic Site

43 Trail of Tears State Park

30 Felix Valle House State
Historic Site

44 Washington State Park
Southwest
Region

31 Battle of Carthage State
Historic Site

45 Big Sugar Creek State Park

32 Nathan Boone Homestead
State Historic Site

33 Osage Village State
Historic Site

46 Prairie State Park

47 Roaring River State Park

48 Stockton State Park

49 Table Rock State Park

34 Harry S Truman Birthplace
State Historic Site
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National Sites
Mark Twain National
Forest (Central, Southeast
and Southwest regions)
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George Washington
Carver National
Monument
c
Fort Osage National
Historic Landmark
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Ulysses S. Grant National
Historic Site
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Jefferson National
Expansion Memorial
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Mingo National Wildlife
Refuge
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Ozark National Scenic
Riverways
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Squaw Creek National
Wildlife Refuge
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Swan Lake National
Wildlife Refuge
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Harry S. Truman National
Historic Site and Truman
Presidential Library
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Wilson’s Creek National
Battlefield
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VISUAL ART
Visual art includes ceramics, drawings, paintings,
sculpture, architecture, printmaking, photography,
video, film, crafts and similar objects mostly exhib-
ited in museums and galleries throughout Missouri.
Let’s start there...
Founded in 1879, the St. Louis Museum of Art
(www.slam.org) is one of the leading comprehensive
art museums in the United States. Its vast collections
include works from virtually every society and time
period, notably Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, an-
cient Chinese bronzes, European and American art of
the late 19th and 20th centuries as well as a large 20th
century German collection. You can take in the famous
St. Louis Zoo and visit the galleries of the museum
without having to move your car.
Also in St. Louis — yes, you’ll have to move your car
now — enjoy The Griot Museum of Black History
(www.TheGriotMuseum.com). The Griot (pro-
nounced gree-oh) is unique in that it uses life-size
wax figures, art pieces, artifacts and memorabilia to
tell the stories of African-Americans who have con-
tributed to our country’s development.
Head 260 miles west to find the Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art (www.Nelson-Atkins.org), one of
the top art museums in the nation. Its collections rep-
resent Asia, Europe, the Americas, American Indians,
Egypt and Africa. Don’t forget Kansas City’s Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art (www.Kemper
Art.org), known for works in various mediums and
its unique outdoor sculptures.
Not too far north, in St. Joseph, the Albrecht-
Kemper Museum of Art (www.Albrecht-Kemper.
org) houses a superb collection of 18th, 19th, 20th and
21st century American art.
About halfway between St. Louis and Kansas
City, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art
(www.DaumMuseum.org), on the campus of State
Fair Community College in Sedalia, exhibits more
than 900 works created since the mid-20th century
by more than 400 artists. Some of the mediums
displayed are quite unusual.
Staying in Central Missouri — Daddy, are we there
yet? — we find two cultural museums of note on the
campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia: the
What, you might ask, is culture? Well,
that’s a good question. In 1952, an-
thropologists and social theorists
compiled a list of 164 definitions of
culture. However, culture is most
commonly used in three basic senses:
excellence of taste in the fine arts and
humanities; an integrated pattern of
human knowledge, belief and behav-
ior; and a set of shared attitudes, val-
ues, goals and practices. Going by
that, we can safely say Missouri is
abundant in culture in all three of
these contexts. However, for the sake
of this discussion, let’s use the first
one and break it into two categories:
visual art and performance art.
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Back to St. Louis, in the suburb of Normandy, you’ll find
local, national and international talent, and an array of per-
formances, at Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
(www.Touhill.org), at the University of Missouri–St. Louis; in
the heart of downtown, check out The Black Rep (TheBlack
Rep.org), one of the country’s top African-American theaters.
The Fabulous Fox in St. Louis (www.FabulousFox.com)
opened in 1929 and offers a dazzling array of touring
Broadway productions, big-name concerts and Vegas-style
shows year-round.
St. Louis is home to an impressive selection of jazz and
blues clubs. Jazz at the Bistro (www.JazzStL.org/
jazz-at-the-bistro), across the street from The Fabulous Fox
— another no-car-movement-required stop — offers a year-
round jazz series featuring living legends as well as rising
stars; and Beale on Broadway (www.BealeOnBroadway.
com) has become one of the must-see
clubs for blues in St. Louis.
The Lyceum Theatre (www.
LyceumTheatre.org), in the small,
historic Missouri River village of
Arrow Rock, presents a slate of
Broadway-style musicals and plays
staged by professional actors, direc-
tors, designers and technicians from
across the country. See a Broadway
show without paying a Broadway
show price. (As a side note, walk
down the street to The Huston
Tavern, established in 1834. It’s the
oldest continuously operating restau-
rant west of the Mississippi River.)
The Maples Repertory Theatre
(www.MaplesRep.com) in Macon —
yes dear, there is a Macon, Missouri
— offers stage productions in the
renovated, circa 1889 Royal Theatre.
It’s an impressive place, and tours are
available.
In Rolla, the Ozark Actors Theatre
(www.OzarkActorsTheatre.org)
offers professional productions,
supplemented by college students,
year-round.
Back in Kansas City, often referred
to as the home of jazz, the Gem
Theater at the American Jazz Museum
(www.AmericanJazzMuseum.com)
showcases the sights and sounds of
this uniquely American art form
through theatrical productions, films
and live performances. The Gem and
the museum are, well...cool, man.
As you can see, no matter where
your car takes you in Missouri, you are
never far from culture. To find many
more interesting places in Missouri,
go to www.VisitMo.com. Enjoy!
Museum of Art and Archaeology (aha.Missouri.edu), where
collections span 7,000 years, covering six continents; and the
Museum of Anthropology (AnthroMuseum.Missouri.edu/
default.shtm), which includes among its international collec-
tions exhibits on American Indian tribes and lifestyles.
Moving southeast — I really have you jumping now, don’t
I? — in Cape Girardeau, don’t miss the Rosemary Berkel and
Harry L. Crisp II Museum (www.semo.edu/museum) on
the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The mu-
seum’s collections cover three thematic areas: archaeology,
history and fine art. Many Mississippian Indian ceramics are
on permanent display.
Back across the state — one more long drive, so keep up —
the Springfield Art Museum(www.SpringfieldMo.gov/art)
was founded in 1928. One of Springfield’s oldest cultural in-
stitutions, it houses 12 galleries of fine art, including more
than 8,000 objects representing
thousands of years of culture.
In addition to these and many
other art museums, Missouri is
home to hundreds of history mu-
seums, national museums, mili-
tary museums, historical society
museums of localized interest,
plus museums covering famous
people, events and locations. To
find more, go to www.VisitMo.
com; enter museum or mural in
the search bar.
PERFORMANCE ART
Moving on to performance art.
For this subject, we will limit
ourselves to theaters and venues
offering professional stage pro-
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the Black Rep
theater company
in St. Louis.
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at Kansas City’s
Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art
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and Harry L. Crisp
II Museum in Cape
Girardeau display
archaeological and
historic artifacts as
well as fine art.
“Brother against brother” wasn’t just an expres-
sion in Missouri, it was a reality. Look no further
than the northwest Missouri city of Marshall,
where a monument depicting Austin and Davis
Dennis stands today in tribute to brothers who
fought on different sides. A pivotal state during the
war, Missouri saw more than 1,000 battles and skir-
mishes fought on her soil. In fact, only two states,
Virginia and Tennessee, saw more Civil War battles
than Missouri.
There are literally hundreds of places
— cities, counties and buildings —
directly impacted by the War Between
the States, whether you’re traveling
near Athens in the Northeast or
Republic in the Southwest. Many of
the sites where battles were fought,
forts were established or hospitals used
still exist today, and are specially desig-
nated locations preserving our state’s history. Here’s a
look at some of the Civil War sites you shouldn’t miss
on your next trip to Missouri.
NORTHWEST MISSOURI
A focal point — Battle of Lexington State
Historic Site: Pro-Southern Missouri
State Guard soldiers, operating under or-
ders from Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, engaged Federals led
by Col. James A. Mulligan in what became known as
Missouri truly was a state torn apart by the Civil
War. A secessionist governor cut ties with the Union
and moved his “government” away from the state’s
capital. For more than seven years leading up to the
start of the war, hostilities between Missourians and
Kansans brought guerilla-style raids and warfare.
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“The Battle of Hemp Bales.” This battle ended when
Price’s troops arranged hemp bales into a moving wall
that allowed them to move close enough to launch their
own assault.
• WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Walk through the on-site
Anderson-Davis House, which both sides used as a
field hospital — and fought for control of — during bat-
tle. Don’t forget to check out Lexington’s four historic
districts and the Lexington Historical Museum.
Downtown Kansas City, and all the state’s largest city
has to offer, is about 45 minutes away.
• CIVIL WAR BUFFS: See the Lafayette County
Courthouse, the oldest still-in-use courthouse in
Missouri, built in 1847. The hole from a cannonball fired
during the 1861 Battle of Lexington still is visible in the
left-most column of the courthouse façade.
• STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE: In Higginsville
(about a 20-minute drive south of Lexington) is a
unique Civil War-related destination, the Confederate
Memorial State Historic Site. Once the Confederate
Soldiers Home of Missouri, this facility opened in 1891
and provided refuge for more than 1,600 veterans and
their families.
NORTHEAST MISSOURI
A focal point — The Old Court-
house, St. Louis: The battle here
had nothing to do with rifles or
cannons. The Dred and Harriet Scott free-
dom trial began at this courthouse in 1847.
Debate surrounding this case, which played
out more than 11 years, is cited as one of the
key reasons the Civil War began.
• WHILE YOU’RE THERE: The Old
Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National
Expansion Memorial, including the 630-
foot-tall Gateway Arch. Take a tram ride to
the top of the Arch for a one-of-a-kind view of
St. Louis and the Mississippi River.
• CIVIL WAR BUFFS: There are several in-
teresting Civil War attractions around the St.
Louis area, including Ulysses S. Grant
National Historic Site, where the future
Union general and president lived with his
wife, Julia. Bellefontaine and Calvary
cemeteries serve as the final resting place for
many key Civil War figures including
Confederate Gen. Sterling Price (Bellefontaine) and
Union Gen. William T. Sherman (Calvary). Dred Scott
also is buried at Calvary.
• STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE: In the Northeast
Region of Missouri, you’ll find the Battle of Athens
State Historic Site, which commemorates the north-
ernmost Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi
River. One of the buildings on-site, the Thome-Benning
House, was pierced by a cannonball. The site is located in
extreme Northeast Missouri, near Revere.
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at Lincoln
University pays
tribute to the
school’s founders
who fought as
part of the 62nd
and 65th Colored
Infantries.
CENTRAL MISSOURI
A focal point — Jefferson City: Claiborne
Fox Jackson was Missouri’s governor in
1861. A Southern sympathizer, Jackson
thought Missouri legislators would vote to secede from
the Union. That vote didn’t materialize, but Jackson
was resolute in his belief. He issued an order severing
ties with the Union in August 1861, later gathered other
Southern sympathizers and attained recognition in the
Confederacy — though his “Missouri” government was
forced to operate away from Missouri’s capital,
Jefferson City.
• WHILE YOU’RE THERE: The Missouri State
Capitol is open for public tours daily and is home to the
Missouri State Museum. The museum has a special
Civil War display, which includes hands-on exhibits and
a simulated encampment. Another special exhibit,
Slavery’s Echoes, offers a glimpse at the lives of former
slaves using their own words.
• CIVIL WAR BUFFS: There are a variety of Civil War
related sites around Central Missouri. Boonville, for
example, was the site of four Civil War battles, and the
city’s Thespian Hall was used as a hospital after the
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second battle. Gen. Sterling Price used Thespian Hall as
a headquarters during his 1864 expedition, while the
fourth Battle of Boonville took place just outside
Thespian Hall.
• STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE: In Columbia,
you’ll find Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site. It’s
the final resting place of Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson,
who sought to have Missouri secede from the Union, as
well as important Missourians such as educator
William Jewell and Gov. Charles Henry Hardin.
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A focal point — Fort Davidson State
Historic Park, Pilot Knob: This was the
site of a casualty-heavy Civil War battle in-
volving Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price and his
fighting force of 12,000 against 1,450 Union soldiers, led
by Gen. Thomas Ewing Jr., at Fort Davidson. The
Confederates took the heaviest of losses, with estimates
at 1,000 killed. The Union is estimated to have had fewer
than 30 killed.
• WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Pilot Knob is lo-
cated in the Arcadia Valley, home to several
attractions including Johnson’s Shut-Ins
State Park, where shut-ins make for a unique
swimming experience; Elephant Rocks
State Park, where massive boulders stand
end-to-end like circus elephants; and Taum
Sauk Mountain State Park, home of Taum
Sauk Mountain, the highest point in Missouri.
first major battle west of the Mississippi River. Union
Gen. Nathaniel Lyon was killed during this battle, mark-
ing the first time a Union general was killed in combat.
• WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Visit the Wilson’s Creek
Civil War Museum, which houses a variety of artifacts
related to the war, specifically those that pertain to peo-
ple, places and events west of the Mississippi River.
Springfield, Missouri’s third-largest city, is about a 25-
minute drive from the battlefield.
• CIVIL WAR BUFFS: You’ll find plenty of Civil War his-
tory in Southwest Missouri, including the unique
Bushwhacker Museumin Nevada. This regional history
study center offers information and exhibits on Nevada
and how it earned a reputation as The Bushwhacker
(a term for Missouri guerilla fighters) Capital.
• STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE: The Battle of
Carthage State Historic Site commemorates a 12-hour
battle that began nine miles north of the city and ended
at this site, one of the war’s earliest engagements.
Casualties were reportedly minimal, but it is considered
a victory for Missouri Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson, who
moved for Missouri to secede from the Union. He was
leading 6,000 men into the region to join up with an ad-
ditional force of Confederates.
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• CIVIL WAR BUFFS: Southeast Missouri is chock-
full of places impacted by the Civil War. In Bloomfield
you’ll find a museum dedicated to the Stars and
Stripes, a newspaper of the U.S. military founded by
Civil War soldiers. The Common Pleas Courthouse in
Cape Girardeau served as a holding cell — actually, a
dungeon — where Southern sympathizers were often
jailed. Cape Girardeau is also home to several Civil War
forts, including Fort D.
• STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE: In New Madrid
is the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site. This mansion
was constructed prior to the war and believed to have
been occupied by Union troops during the siege of New
Madrid. It retains many furnishings from 1860 to 1880.
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
A focal point — Wilson’s Creek National
Battlefield: Wilson’s Creek, located south of
Springfield near the city of Republic, was
the site of the second major battle of the Civil War and the
Special thanks to the Missouri Department of
Natural Resources-Division of State Parks, the State
Historical Society of Missouri, the Missouri Secretary
of State’s Office and Missouri’s Civil War Heritage
Foundation for providing information used in this
article. For more information on the Civil War in
Missouri, consider the following resources:
k www.VisitMO.com
k www.MoCivilWar150.com
k shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml
k www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/civilwar
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Missouri
Movies
A look at the state’s film history
If you know much about Missouri history,
you know Jesse James is one of the
state’s most famous (perhaps, notorious)
residents. But did you know the film
Jesse James, shot in 1939 in Lake Ozark,
Noel and Pineville, was one of the first
movies made in Missouri?
Since that time, the Show-Me State has
been the location of choice for dozens of
movies, whether destined for the big
screen or television. And the list of stars
involved in movies filmed in Missouri is
pretty impressive — whether you enjoy
the talents of Henry Fonda, who played
Frank James in the aforementioned film,
or a more modern pop culture icon such as
George Clooney, whose 2009
film Up in the Air was filmed in
and around St. Louis.
This timeline offers a look
at some of the more memo-
rable moments in Missouri
film history:
Photos and information courtesy
the Missouri Film Commission.
1939 Jesse James
Starring Henry Fonda,
films in Lake Ozark,
Noel and Pineville
1959 The St. Louis Bank Robbery
Starring Steve McQueen, who
spent part of his youth in Slater,
films in St. Louis
1962 The Intruder
Starring William
Shatner, films in
Charleston, East
Prairie and Sikeston
1973 Tom Sawyer
Starring a young Jodie
Foster as Becky Thatcher,
films in Arrow Rock, Lupus
and Meramec Caverns
1990 White Palace
Starring Susan Sarandon
and James Spader, films
in St. Louis
1999 Ride with the Devil
Starring Tobey McGuire,
films in Kansas City and
Lexington
2008 Killshot
Starring Diane Lane
and Thomas Jane, films
in Cape Girardeau
2010 Winter’s Bone
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, films entirely
on location in the Missouri Ozarks; the film
won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance
Film Festival
2009
Up in the Air
Starring George
Clooney, films in
St. Louis, with St.
Louis doubling for a variety of
North American locations depicted
in the film, which was nominated
for six Academy Awards
1981 Escape From New York
Starring Kurt Russell, films in
St. Louis and St. Joseph
1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Starring Steve Martin and John
Candy, films at Lambert Airport
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2005 The Game of Their Lives (The Miracle Match)
Starring Gerard Butler and Patrick Stewart,
films in St. Louis
For more information on the cities
mentioned here, please go to
www.VisitMO.com.
MORE INFORMATION
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Now, on to the wine trails:
• The Ozark Mountain Wine Trail features six wineries
spanning from Keltoi Vineyard in Orongo to
Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery in Seymour.
In between are White Rose Winery in Carthage,
Williams Creek Winery in Mount Vernon, 7Cs Winery
in Walnut Grove and OOVVDA Winery in Springfield.
• The Missouri River Wine Trail offers seven locations:
Les Bourgeois Winery and Vineyards
at Rocheport, Summit Lake Winery
locations in Hartsburg and Holts
Summit, Cooper’s Oak Winery loca-
tions in Boonville and Higbee, Native
Stone Winery in Jefferson City, and
Westphalia Vineyards in Westphalia.
• The Hermann Wine Trail features
seven wineries in the cities of Hermann,
New Haven and Berger. In Hermann,
you’ll find the Adam Puchta Winery,
Hermannhof Winery, Dierberg and
Star Lane Vineyards, OakGlenn Winery
and Stone Hill Winery. New Haven fea-
tures Robller Vineyard Winery; Berger
is home to Bias Winery.
If you like wine, chances are you’ll love Missouri. It’s prob-
ably not possible to visit each of Missouri’s nearly 100
wineries during your visit to the Show-Me State (but we
don’t mind if you try and encourage you to spend as much
time here as possible). A good starting point for a Missouri
wine tour involves the state’s five wine trails, which feature
distinct wineries and tastes you won’t find anywhere else.
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Board and highlight 29 wineries in different regions of the state. The
trails are designed to not only help wine enthusiasts enjoy a variety of
experiences, but also showcase Missouri’s history and scenic beauty.
“Wine trails are a great way to enjoy a preplanned trip,” says
Danene Beedle, marketing director for the Missouri Wine and
Grape Board. “In many of the wine areas there’s a rich history, so
you can come for the history and stay for the wine.”
Another great reason to visit Missouri’s wine trails is the all-
around affordability of a Missouri vacation. “People want to see
how wines are made,” Beedle says. “Regionally, it’s much closer to
take a trip to Missouri to see its beautiful, flourishing wine country
than it is to head out West.”
• The nearby Missouri Weinstrasse
(German for wine road or wine route)
is made up of four wineries, three of
which — Balducci Vineyards, Augusta
Winery and Montelle Winery — are
located in the city of Augusta. The
other winery on this trail is the
Sugar Creek Winery and Vineyards
in Defiance.
• Farther south, you’ll find the Route
Du Vin. In Ste. Genevieve is Ste.
Genevieve Winery; outside the city
you’ll find Cave Vine-
yard Winery, Charle-
ville Microbrewery and
Winery and Chaumette
Vineyards and Winery.
At Farmington, look for
Twin Oaks Vineyard and
Winery and Sand Creek Winery.
Regardless of which trail or trails you choose to
visit — or if you prefer to map your own route
among Missouri’s wineries — Beedle offers one
piece of advice to help maximize your enjoyment:
“Take in the whole experience, not just the win-
ery itself. Visit the historic sites, jump on the Katy
Trail, enjoy local cuisine and entertainment and
savor all Missouri has to offer.”
To learn more about
Missouri’s wineries and
wine trails, please visit
the Missouri Wine and
Grape Board website
at www.MissouriWine.org.
The site features a map
of the state’s five wine
trails and includes
information on the types
of grapes commonly used
for wine production in
Missouri. You’ll also find
information on Missouri’s
wineries at the Missouri
Division of Tourism
website, www.VisitMO.com.
MORE INFORMATION
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Eagleville
Cameron
Savannah
Trenton
Gallatin
Albany Milan
Princeton
Unionville
Grant City
Mound City
Jamesport
Big Lake
Maryville
St. Joseph
Bethany
Chillicothe
Odessa
Higginsville
Lexington
Richmond
Kearney
Smithville
Fayette
Platte City
Carrollton
Plattsburg
Keytesville
Marceline
Glasgow
Weston Lawson
Brunswick
Gower
Arrow Rock
Waverly
Miami
Hamilton
Laclede
Harrisonville
Belton
Grandview
Marshall
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In Northwest Missouri, you’ll find the state’s largest city, Kansas City,
known for jazz music, barbecue and numerous cultural and recreational
opportunities. But this region of the Show-Me State also showcases sites
where history buffs can satisfy their need for knowledge and downright
quirky places you can’t find anywhere else.
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kEnjoy farmers market goods every
day at City Market in Kansas City.
rGet a glimpse of the past at the 1879
Chicago and Alton Depot in Independence.
rAt Kearney’s Jesse James Farm and
Museum, see the gravesite of the
famous outlaw.
id you know Kansas City has more
fountains than any other city in the
world, except for Rome, Italy? It’s true.
Kansas City has more than 200 fountains, including
those you’ll find inside Kauffman Stadium, home
of the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City is also home
to sites such as the National Archives at Kansas
City, National World War I Museum at Liberty
Memorial, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum,
American Jazz Museum and Crown Center, the
world headquarters of Hallmark Cards.
History buffs who visit the Northwest Region
may want to visit cities such as Independence,
home of the Harry S. Truman Library and
Museum; Lexington, where the Battle of
Lexington State Historic Site pays tribute to an
1861 Civil War battle; or Arrow Rock, featuring
three state historic sites, including Boone’s Lick.
Don’t forget about St. Joseph, the city where the
Pony Express began and outlaw Jesse James was
gunned down, which has dozens of museums fo-
cusing on everything from the city’s past to the na-
tion’s military heritage.
St. Joseph is also the western-most point on U.S.
Route 36 in Missouri, also known as the Way of
American Genius. In this region of the Show-Me
State, you can see sites devoted to famous figures
such as Walt Disney in Marceline, Gen. John
J. Pershing in Laclede and J.C. Penney in
Hamilton, along with the Home of Sliced Bread
in Chillicothe.
Looking for a unique experience? Check out
Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, the Toy
and Miniature Museum in Kansas City and The
Glore Psychiatric Museumin St. Joseph.
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just blocks from downtown
Kansas City, you can find
more than 140 vendors offering fresh
fruit and vegetables, bedding plants,
herbs, cut flowers and more at the
City Market. While the vendors are
only there Saturdays and Sundays,
there’s a variety of stores open all
week long. Festivals and concerts are
also held throughout the year at the
City Market.
Blackberries, peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes, apples and pump-
kins are just a few of the items you can pick at Sibley Orchards &
Cider Mill in Sibley. Make it a day trip with a tour through the or-
chard and gardens, watch a demonstration on how to make cider in
an old-fashioned press, enjoy a hayride through the orchard and pack
a lunch to picnic by the lake. Prefer blueberries
over blackberries? The Berry Patch in Cleveland,
Mo., (about 30 minutes south of Kansas City) of-
fers another you-pick opportunity.
Ever tried rootbeer milk? Shatto Milk Co. in
Osborn has put a fun spin on this classic beverage.
Banana, orange, strawberry and chocolate milk are
some of the other choices available at this modern
dairy farm. On-site, Shatto offers tours and the op-
portunity to pet calves and milk a cow.
Want a unique agricultural experience? The
Weston Red Barn Farm in Weston offers just that to
its visitors at this real working farmstead. Open spring
through fall, visitors can stop by the harvest table to
purchase seasonal fruits and vegetables or browse
other products in the store, including soups, dips,
jams, jellies, butter, relish and salsa.
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Roadside
Markets
Mariah Acres
Old 36 Highway in Cameron
Van Till Farms
Highway C in Rayville
Mother Earth Market
Highway 24 in Waverly
Rasa Orchards
Garr Road in Lexington
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Agency Ford Museum AGENCY
816-253-9301, 11351 Route FF. The museum,
in a former school, documents the history of
Agency, from the 1836 Platte Purchase to the
present. Agency Ford was a thriving
community, but flooding caused the town
to nearly vanish. Open by appointment only.
Free admission. Sharonrumpf@yahoo.com.
Arrow Rock Tram Tours ARROW ROCK
660-837-3231, 309 Main St. Tour this 19th
century village in a seven-passenger tram.
Stops include the restored 1837 home of artist
George Caleb Bingham and the Victorian home
and gun shop of J.P. Sites. Tours available
daily, June–August; see website for times.
April–October. $5; younger than 12, $1.50.
www.Friendsar.org/tours.html.
Oak Grove Plantation House Tour ARROW
ROCK 660-837-3231, 310 Main St. Completed
in 1854, and located 15 miles west of Arrow
Rock, Oak Grove was the plantation of George
Murrell. It has been restored and appointed
with classical and empire furnishings. Tours by
appointment only; six people minimum. Year-
round. $8. www.Friendsar.org.
Prairie Park Historic House Tour ARROW ROCK
660-837-3231, 310 Main St. Experience
1849 Missouri in this Greek Revival mansion
furnished with period pieces. The owners have
received Missouri’s highest honor for lifetime
achievements in historic preservation. Tours by
appointment only; six people minimum. $8.
www.Friendsar.org.
Barnard Depot Museum BARNARD
660-652-3587, corner of Main and Depot
streets. The depot was built in 1870 and now
is a museum containing 19th century items,
including tools, furniture, pictures and clothing.
Open spring–fall. Free admission.
Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad
BELTON 816-331-0630, 502 E. Walnut St.
Enjoy a 45-minute train ride in Olde Town
Belton and the surrounding area. Ride in a
1920s era coach or an open-air car pulled by
1950s diesel locomotive. Caboose and
locomotive seats available for extra fare. Trains
depart Sat.–Sun., 2 p.m. May–October. $9.
www.BeltonRailroad.org.
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area BLUE
SPRINGS 816-228-3766, 1401 NW Park Road.
This area, 20 miles east of Kansas City,
features 1,071 acres of woodlands, glades,
native grass and forb plantings. Nature Center
features conservation exhibits and a 3,000-
gallon aquarium. Tue.–Fri., 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat.,
8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Lake Jacomo BLUE SPRINGS 816-503-4800,
7401 W. Park Road. A 970-acre lake often used
by windsurfing and sailboat enthusiasts. A
limited horsepower regulation is enforced. Full-
service marina and three boat ramps on-site.
Year-round. www.JacksonGov.org.
Cameron Railroad Depot Museum CAMERON
816-632-7414, 210 N. Walnut. This restored
railroad depot houses historic artifacts from
the area, as well as two cabooses. Call to
verify hours and dates of operation. Donations
accepted. www.CameronMo.com.
SoggyBottom Crawfish Farm and Wetland
CAMERON 877-226-7288, 5501 NW Kerr Drive.
Outdoor activities on 400 acres, an eight-acre
lake and a spring-fed pond. You can hike trails,
hunt, fish, camp or find lodging. There are 41 RV
sites. Year-round. www.SoggyBottomCamp.com.
Essential Kneads Day Spa and Cafe
CHILLICOTHE 660-646-4131, 607 Locust St. A
full-service day spa: massage, tanning, teeth
whitening, infrared sauna, facials, body wraps,
body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and
packages. On-site cafe offers breakfast all day,
Panini, a bakery, and candies.
Jillmt08@yahoo.com.
Fast Lane Family Entertainment Center
CHILLICOTHE 660-707-1700, 2870 Grand Drive.
Featuring 24 lanes of bowling, cosmic bowling,
arcade, billiards, sand volleyball, meeting and
party rooms, snack bar, full-service dining,
lounge and outdoor dining; plus a golf pro
shop and lessons. www.FastLaneFun.com.
Grand River Historical Society Museum
CHILLICOTHE 660-646-5054, 1401 Forest
Drive. Come and experience our stories,
including how Chillicothe became the “Home
of Sliced Bread,” an invention that
revolutionized ingenuity and progress. See
military memorabilia, guns, tools, railroad
artifacts and many other displays.
April–October. Donations accepted.
www.ChillicotheMuseum.com.
Murals of Chillicothe CHILLICOTHE
877-224-4554, 514 Washington St. Experience
our history through these 20+ breathtaking and
larger-than-life scenes. Themes include trains,
sports, agriculture and historical depictions of
the town as it existed in 1928, the year the city
became the “Home of Sliced Bread.” Free.
www.MainStreetChillicotheMo.com/tour.htm.
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
CLYDE 660-944-2221, 31970 Route P.
Founded in 1874, this monastery includes a
Romanesque chapel decorated in mosaics,
hand-carved golden oak choir stalls, stained
glass windows, a large collection of religious
artifacts and handcrafted liturgical vestments.
Groups welcome. Free admission.
www.ClydeMonastery.org/index.php.
Conception Abbey CONCEPTION
660-944-2823, 37174 Route VV. Benedictine
monastery founded in 1873. The Basilica of the
Immaculate Conception, with its rare example
of Beuronese murals, was dedicated in 1891.
Tours offered by appointment. Daily, 5
a.m.–7:30 p.m. www.Conception.edu/abbey-
guest-center-c.
Concordia Area Veterans Walkway
CONCORDIA 660-463-2480, 618 S. Main St.
This walkway is paved with more than 690
bricks engraved with the names of service
members who served the United States during
wartime and peacetime. Missouri and 23 other
states are represented. Free admission.
Concordia Museum CONCORDIA
660-463-2105, 802 S. Gordon St. Concordia was
settled by German immigrants in the 1800s. The
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the creation, collection, preservation and
promotion of the area’s heritage. Wed.–Thu.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Free
admission. Concordiamuseum@yahoo.com.
Terre Beau Winery DOVER 660-259-3010,
100 S. Lynn St. The winery occupies a chapel
built in 1858. Terre Beau has a tasting room,
gift shop, wine garden and a patio. The winery
offers banquet facilities for private events.
Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Dec.
25. www.TerreBeauVineyards.com.
Prairie Passage Mosaic Mural EAGLEVILLE
660-867-5566, I-35. This 500-square-foot glass
mosaic is located in the Missouri Welcome
Center/Rest Area on I-35 between the Iowa
border and Eagleville. Displays the prairie
landscapes, common people and uncommon
history of northwest Missouri. Open 24 hours.
Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 816-630-0101, 101 E.
Broadway St. This museum in downtown
Excelsior Springs displays historical artifacts,
photographs, quilts and other works from local
artists. It offers historical programs, tours and
assistance in genealogical research. Call for
summer/winter hours. Donations accepted.
www.exsmo.com/museum/index.html.
Hall of Waters Visitor Center and Cultural
Museum EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 816-637-2811,
201 E. Broadway. Hall of Waters Visitor Center
and Cultural Museum is open daily, providing
information on the mineral waters and the city,
along with souvenirs. On the National Register
of Historic Places. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.VisitESprings.com.
The Spa at The Elms EXCELSIOR SPRINGS
800-843-3567, 401 Regent St. This therapeutic
spa has been in operation since 1888 and still
offers relaxing and pampering treatments.
Open seven days a week so you can pair a
spa treatment with an overnight stay. Services
range from $5 to $300. Free admission.
www.ElmsResort.com/spa.
Gladstone Farmers Market GLADSTONE
816-423-4110, 525 NE 70th St. Find the clock
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Rich in history, the hometown of President Harry Truman
offers 20 attractions such as the Truman Library and Truman
Home, the National Frontier Trails Museum, an historic Square,
Victorian mansions, religious sites and much more.
Add more fun with golf, shopping, restaurants, walking trails,
a family water park, Bass Pro Shops and CHL Hockey at the
new Independence Events Center. Visit our website
for trip ideas and lodging information.
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course, leaving the lake
behind. The park has a
large marsh that preserves
an example of early-day
Missouri landscape. This
is a restful and peaceful
place that provides fun,
water sports and outstand-
ing bird watching.
North of Kansas City,
check out the shoreline of
the 7,200-acre Smithville
Lake for hiking, biking and
horseback riding trails, in
addition to golf courses,
camping, picnicking, boat-
ing, fishing, sailing and
swimming. It’s outdoor
recreation at its best.
Three of the four trails
looping through the 1,912
acres at Crowder State
Park, three miles west of Trenton, are some of Missouri’s
best mountain biking trails. Two of the four, totaling eight
miles, are open for equestrian use and all offer great hiking
opportunities. The park includes an 18-acre lake, two rivers
— one with a sand beach — shaded picnicking spots, fishing,
swimming and campgrounds equipped with restrooms and
showers.
If horseback riding is what you seek, Northwest Missouri
has several fine facilities. Check out the 2,100 acres at Big
River Ranch in Lexington for bring-your-own-horse adven-
tures. Show-Me Trail Ride Outfitter in Concordia will cus-
tom plan a ride lasting a few hours or a few days, and they
provide everything including a horse. At the very top
of Missouri in Mercer, at Mockville Land and Cattle
Company Guest Ranch, you’ll find horses to rent as well as
stabling facilities so you can bring your own.
This is certainly not all there is to do in the great outdoors
of Northwest Missouri. For more attractions, activities, places
to stay and great restaurants go to www.VisitMO.com.
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choices for relaxed, easygoing outdoor activities,
quiet camping and some of the best birding
locales in the Midwest.
Bird-watchers and waterfowl enthusiasts flock to Swan
Lake National Wildlife Refuge, four miles southwest of
Sumner. More than 240 bird species have been recorded
there. The 10,790-acre refuge provides nesting, resting and
feeding areas for many species of ducks, and is a primary
wintering area for Canada geese, with populations reaching
80,000 birds some years. Waterfowl hunting is allowed in
season, and a daily drawing is used to allocate locations.
March through October you can hike the many nature trails
in search of the perfect wildlife photograph.
Boating, fishing and abundant waterfowl have made Big
Lake State Park one of Northwest Missouri’s most popular
outdoor recreation areas. The park, 45 minutes north of St.
Joseph, includes Missouri’s largest oxbow lake, at 646 acres,
which was formed when the Missouri River changed its
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Meet local farmers who bring to town fresh
produce, flowers, starter plants, honey, jams,
herbs, jellies, baked goods and eggs. Wed.,
3 p.m.–7 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.–noon. May–October.
Free admission. www.Gladstone.mo.us.
Comanche Acres Iris and Water Gardens
GOWER 816-424-6436, 12421 SE State
Route 116. Enjoy 17 acres of blooms and 2,500
varieties. We feature walking paths, water
gardens and a gift shop. Open daily, May 1–
June 15, 9 a.m–7 p.m. Free admission.
www.ComancheAcresIris.com.
Harry S Truman National Historic
Site–Grandview GRANDVIEW 816-254-9929,
12301 Blue Ridge Blvd. From age 22 until he
was 33, Harry Truman lived here on his
grandmother’s farm. The farm house is
operated by the National Park Service. It is
open for tours on weekends, Memorial
Day–Labor Day, check website for details. $4;
younger than 16, free. www.nps.gov/hstr.
J.C. Penney Museum HAMILTON
816-583-4832, 312 N. Davis. The J.C. Penney
Museum presents the life and career of the
entrepreneur. Museum tour includes a 20-
minute video. Penney’s home is restored to
its late 19th century appearance.
Harvey Higgins Historical Society Museum
HIGGINSVILLE 660-584-3232, 2113 S. Main St.
Our museum, in a restored depot, tells the
history of the railroad and the area
surrounding Higginsville. We have genealogical
research items, including plats and school
histories. Open Wed.–Sat., 9 a.m.–noon; and
by appointment. May–September. Free.
Marilyn_boeschen@yahoo.com.
1827 Log Courthouse INDEPENDENCE
816-325-7431, 107 W. Kansas. For more than
40 years, this was the last courthouse between
Independence and the Pacific Ocean. Also, it
served as a Mormon mercantile store. Harry S.
Truman held court in the building in the 1930s.
Open April–October: Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Free admission.
1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home INDEPENDENCE
816-461-1897, 217 N. Main St. The dungeon-
like cells of the jail housed thousands of
prisoners during the bloodiest time in Jackson
County’s history, including Frank James and
William Quantrill. An 1870s schoolhouse
completes the site. Closed November and
January–March. April 1–Dec. 31. $5; ages
55+,$4.50; ages 6–17, $2.
The 1879 Chicago and Alton Depot
INDEPENDENCE 816-325-7955, 318 W. Pacific
Ave. The two-story railroad depot was built in
1879 and restored in 2002. Seven rooms feature
circa 1879 furnishings along with hundreds of
collectibles. Open: Sun., 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.;
Mon., 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Thu.–Sat., 9:30
a.m.–4:30 p.m. April–October. Free admission.
www.ChicagoaAlton1879Depot.com.
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Adventure Oasis Water Park INDEPENDENCE
816-325-7946, 2100 Hub Drive. Features a 900-
foot lazy river ride with waterfall, family play
pool, a 25-yard lap pool with diving area, a
climbing wall, open flume slide and tube and raft
slides. Check website for days and hours of
operation. Memorial Day–Labor Day. $6–$9;
family pass, $22–$25.
www.IndependenceMo.org/parksandrec/
advenoasis.aspx.
Amtrak–Independence Station INDEPENDENCE
800-872-7245, 600 S. Grand Ave. Two trains
daily each direction between St. Louis and
Kansas City. Limited carry-on bicycle space.
Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or on the Amtrak website.
www.Amtrak.com
Bingham-Waggoner Estate INDEPENDENCE
816-461-3491, 313 W. Pacific Ave. Home of
George Caleb Bingham and on the National
Register. Discover the Mid-America Best Home
Tour Winner, 26 rooms, 95 percent original
furniture and paintings. Open April 1–Dec. 30:
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., 1–4 p.m.
Professionally guided tours daily. Adults, $5;
children, $2. www.bwEstate.org.
Children’s Peace Pavilion INDEPENDENCE
816-833-1000, 1001 W. Walnut. This is a
hands-on museum designed for children ages
6–11 and it encourages them to explore the
four concepts of peace: Peace For Me, Peace
For Us, Peace for Everyone, and Peace for the
Planet. Tue.–Fri., 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Donations
accepted. Kidpeace@kidpeace.com.
Community of Christ International
Headquarters INDEPENDENCE 816-521-3030,
1001 W. Walnut St. Tour two buildings,
participate in a prayer for peace daily at 1
p.m., see history exhibits and visit the peace
museum for kids. Bookstore on-site.
April–October. Temple and museum tours are
Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.–
5 p.m. Free admission. www.COfChrist.org.
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
INDEPENDENCE 800-833-1225, 500 W. Route
24. Visitors can view interactive exhibits on
Truman’s life, including his presidential years.
Displays include an Oval Office replica.
Truman’s grave is on-site. May–September:
Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.;
Thu., 9 a.m.–9 p.m. $8; 65+, $7; ages 6–15,
$3; 5 and younger, free.
www.TrumanLibrary.org.
Harry S Truman National Historic
Site–Independence INDEPENDENCE
816-254-9929, 223 N. Main St. The Truman
home in Independence was President Harry S.
Truman’s residence from 1919 until his death
in 1972 — before, during and after his service
as president. $4; younger than 16, free.
www.nps.gov/hstr/index.htm.
Harry S. Truman Walking Trail INDEPENDENCE
816-325-7111, 223 N. Main. Beginning at
the Truman Home Ticket Center, Main and
Truman roads, the 2.7-mile trail includes 43
plaques embedded in the sidewalks through
the Truman district and neighborhood. A
brochure is available at key sites. Free.
Independence Events Center INDEPENDENCE
816-795-7577, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway.
Home of the Missouri Mavericks hockey team.
This multipurpose facility features a 75,000
square foot arena with 5,800 fixed seats, 25
luxury suites, a concert area and a community
ice rink. Box office: Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Independence Farmers Market INDEPENDENCE

816-252-8860, 210 W. Truman Road. Fresh
locally grown produce and handmade craft
items. Open-air market with about 45 vendors.
All produce is grown by our farmers, no
resellers are allowed. May: Sat., 5 a.m.–1 p.m.
June–October: Sat. and Wed., 5 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free admission. Joe@antoineseed.com.
Independence Visitors Center INDEPENDENCE
816-836-3466, 937 W. Walnut. Visit the
Missouri frontier in the 1830s. Showcasing
Mormon settlements and pioneering in the
Missouri wilderness. See the first printing
press built west of the Mississippi, authentic
furnished cabins, period clothes and tools.
Watch videos and movies. Free admission.
www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,181
2-1-1-1,00.html.
Leila’s Hair Museum INDEPENDENCE
816-833-2955, 1333 S. Noland Road. This
one-of-a-kind museum plays tribute to the
Victorian-era art of hair jewelry and wreaths,
with more than 300 framed hair wreaths and
more than 2,000 pieces of jewelry made of
hair. Open Tue.–Sat., 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $5; ages
65 and older, and 12 and younger, $2.50.
Midwest Genealogy Center INDEPENDENCE
816-252-7228, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road.
Facility features comprehensive genealogy
research materials, a computer lab and a patron
lounge. Closed holidays and preceding Sundays.
Mon.–Thu., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.;
Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
www.MidwestGenealogyCenter.org.
National Frontier Trails Museum
INDEPENDENCE 816-325-7575, 318 W. Pacific.
Recreates the life of pioneers through left
behind journals, diaries and artifacts;
explorations of Lewis and Clark; role of fur
trappers and traders; transcontinental railroad
ending wagon trails. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–
4:30 p.m. $5; 62+, $4.50; ages 6–17, $3.
www.FrontierTrailsMuseum.org.
Pioneer Spring Cabin INDEPENDENCE
816-325-7111, 201 N. Dodgion St. Open
Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The austere two-
room log cabin offers a look at pioneer life in
the 1800s. Artifacts include an 1832 muzzle
loader gun, log washstand, authentic rope-
strung jack bed, spinning wheel, clothing and
arrowheads. April–October. Free admission.
Puppetry Arts Institute INDEPENDENCE
816-833-9777, 11025 E. Winner Road. A full-
service museum and puppetry theater center
which includes workshops, puppet shows and
demonstrations by professional puppeteers.
Rotating exhibits and permanent collections
are available for tours. Guests may make
puppets for a fee. Museum and tours: $3; ages
15 and younger, $1.50. www.Hazelle.org.
Truman Memorial Building INDEPENDENCE
816-325-7843, 416 W. Maple. Erected in 1926,
houses the Veterans Hall and Video Program
with interactive kiosks of videos by local
veterans, military memorabilia and a link to the
Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.
Auditorium/gym and meeting space available.
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Vaile Mansion INDEPENDENCE 816-325-7430,
1500 N. Liberty St. This 30-room mansion
built by Harvey Vaile in 1881 features flushing
toilets, built-in 6,000-gallon water tank,
48,000-gallon wine cellar, ceiling murals and
hand-grained woodwork. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–
4 p.m; Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m April–October,
December $5; 62+, $4.50; ages 6–16, $2.
www.VaileMansion.org.
Amish Community of Jamesport JAMESPORT
877-224-4554. Missouri’s largest Amish
Community offers Amish furniture and other
handcrafted items, as well as antiques and
baked goods. Take Amish country tours or
visit one of several restaurants. Free.
www.JamesportMissouri.org
Airline History Museum KANSAS CITY
816-421-3401, 201 NW Lou Holland Drive.
Located at the Wheeler Downtown Airport in
Kansas City, this museum features photos,
artifacts and audio/visual displays designed to
showcase the history of flight. Mon.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., noon–4 p.m. Closed
major holidays. Ages 6–12, $4; ages 13–64, $8;
65+/U.S. military, $7. www.ahmHangar.com.
Ambiance on the Water — Gondola Ride
KANSAS CITY 816-365-7101, 200 Ward
Parkway. Celebrate a special occasion by
gliding down the relaxing waterway beside the
Country Club Plaza in an elegant Venetian
style gondola. We even offer a For Your Eyes
Only package. April–November: Wed.–Sat.,
6 p.m.–10 p.m. $50–$100+.
www.AmbianceOnTheWater.com.
American Jazz Museum KANSAS CITY
816-474-8463, 1616 E. 18th St. The sights
and sounds of a uniquely American art form
come alive at the American Jazz Museum,
which includes interactive exhibits and films,
educational programs, the Changing Gallery,
The Blue Room jazz club and the Gem
Theater. $8; younger than 12, $3.
www.AmericanJazzMuseum.org.
American Royal Museum and Visitors
Center KANSAS CITY 816-221-9800, 1701
American Royal Court. During its annual fall
season, September–November, the American
Royal hosts 11 weeks of events, from horse
shows and livestock shows, to pro and
youth rodeos, bull riding events, the world’s
largest barbecue competition, a parade
and a shopping expo. $5–$88.
www.AmericanRoyal.com.
American Truck Historical Society Museum
KANSAS CITY 816-891-9900, 10380 N.
Ambassador Drive. Headquarters, archive and
library of the American Truck Historical
Society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated
to the collection and preservation of the
history of trucks and the trucking industry.
Open Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free.
www.aths.org.
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Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Arrow Rock 660-837-3330, Van Buren
Street. The spirit of Missouri’s frontier years
lingers in this quiet, historic village. See an old
jail, courthouse and the home of artist George
Caleb Bingham or dine at the Old Tavern. A
visitor center, hiking and camping are
available. Visitor Center is free; camping,
$13–$26. www.MoStateParks.com/
arrowrock.htm.
Boone’s Lick State Historic Site Arrow
Rock 660-837-3330, Route 187. This is the site
of the salt manufacturing business once
owned and operated by Daniel Boone’s sons,
Daniel M. and Nathan. A trail leads to the salt
springs and an outdoor exhibit explains the
history of the site. Picnicking is available. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/booneslick.htm.
Sappington Cemetery State Historic
Site Arrow Rock 660-837-3330, Route AA.
This is the resting place of several prominent
Arrow Rock citizens including two Missouri
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Amtrak–Kansas City Station KANSAS CITY
800-872-7245, 30 West Pershing Road. Two
trains daily each direction between St. Louis
and Kansas City. Limited carry-on bicycle
space. Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or on the website. www.Amtrak.com.
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery
Center KANSAS CITY 816-759-7300, 4750
Troost Ave. A 10-minute walk from the
Country Club Plaza in Kauffman Legacy
Park, at the confluence of culture and
conservation. Six educational workshops let
you experience the creative fun of outdoor
skills and life science. Free admission.
www.mdc.mo.gov/areas/kcmetro/discovery.
Arabia Steamboat Museum KANSAS CITY
816-471-1856, 400 Grand Blvd. In September
1856 the steamboat sank near Kansas City
with 200 tons of cargo bound for towns in the
west. In 1988 the Arabia excavation began,
resulting in the astonishing discovery of pre-
Civil War artifacts which are now on display.
$14.50; 60+, $13.50; ages 4–14, $5.50.
www.1856.com.
Boulevard Brewing Company KANSAS CITY
816-474-7095, 2501 Southwest Blvd. Founded
in 1989, Boulevard Brewing has grown to
become the largest specialty brewer in the
Midwest. Brewery tours offered. Spaces are
available for private events. See our website for
tour schedules and room rental details. Free
tours. www.Boulevard.com/tours.htm.
City Market–Kansas City KANSAS CITY
816-842-1271, 20 E. Fifth St. Established in
1857, the City Market is one of the largest
farmers markets in the region. Merchants and
vendors offer a unique variety of fresh produce,
meats, flowers, specialty foods and gift items
from local farms and around the world. Free
admission. www.TheCityMarket.org.
CoCo Key Water Resort KANSAS CITY 866-
754-6962, 9103 E. 39th St. CoCo Key
combines the relaxation of the islands with the
excitement of 55,000 square feet of indoor
water park. Day passes and overnight
packages available. Located at the Holiday Inn
Kansas City–SE; I-70 across from the sports
stadiums. www.CoCoKeyWaterResort.com/
locations/kansascity/index.aspx.
Country Club Plaza KANSAS CITY
816-753-0100, 47th and Main streets. This
historic shopping and dining district features
Spanish architecture, fountains, two dozen fine
restaurants, 120 shops and several entertainment
options. The annual Plaza Art Fair in September
attracts artists from around the U.S. Year-round.
www.CountryClubPlaza.com.
Crown Center KANSAS CITY
816-274-8444, 2450 Grand Blvd. Contains
more than 60 shops and restaurants, two
hotels, a live theater, fountains, exhibits and
the Hallmark Visitors Center. Mon.–Wed.,
10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thu.–Fri., 10 a.m.–9 p.m.;
Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.
Free admission. www.CrownCenter.com.
Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial
Garden KANSAS CITY 816-932-1200, 4800
Rockhill Road. This is a two-acre public garden
with six fountains, more than 350 varieties of
perennials and annual beds that change
seasonally. The gardens are inside a stone
and wrought iron wall. Tours for groups of 10
or more, with prior arrangement. Free
admission. PowellGardens.org/default.asp?
page=kauffmanmap.
H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art
Institute KANSAS CITY 816-561-5563, 16 E.
43rd St. The Artspace supports contemporary
art and visual art education through
exhibitions, public art projects, educational
programs and professional development
opportunities. Open Tue.–Fri., noon–5 p.m.;
Sat., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.
www.kcai.edu/artspace.
Hallmark Visitors Center KANSAS CITY
816-274-3613, 2450 Grand Blvd. Innovative
products, creativity and history will show how
we began from our founder’s humble
beginning in 1910 to become the world’s
largest greeting card company. Free admission.
www.HallmarkVisitorsCenter.com.
Isle of Capri Casino–Kansas City KANSAS
CITY 816-855-7777, 1800 E. Front St. The
38,000 square feet of gaming offers more than
1,200 slot machines and 26 table games.
Choose from three restaurants: Calypso’s
buffet, Caribbean Cove and Tradewinds. Enjoy
live entertainment at the Pulse Bar. I-35, Front
Street exit. Free admission. www.Kansas-City.
IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
The John Wornall House Museum KANSAS
CITY 816-444-1858, 6115 Wornall Road. This
beautiful 1858 house has been fully restored.
We take a unique, hands-on approach to tours
Northwest Missouri
governors — Meredith Miles Marmaduke
and Claiborne F. Jackson — and Dr. John
Sappington, a pioneer in the use of quinine
to treat malaria. Free admission.
www.MoStateParks.com/sappingtoncem.htm.
Wallace State Park Cameron
816-632-3745, 10621 NE Route 121. This park is
a favorite of bird watchers, nature lovers and
anyone seeking a tranquil environment.
Numerous hiking trails meander through the
heavily wooded hills. A peaceful campground
and a small lake are features. Park entry is free;
camping, $13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
wallace.htm.
Big Lake State Park Craig 660-442-3770,
204 Lake Shore Drive. The 625-acre, natural
oxbow Big Lake borders the park, which lies
along a major migratory flyway. A scenic spot
for fishing, bird watching, picnics and
reunions. It features a motel, snack bar, store,
camping, a pool and cabins. Park entry is free;
camping, $13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
biglake.htm.
Confederate Memorial State Historic
Site Higginsville 660-584-2853, 211 W.
First St. This site was once the grounds of the
Confederate Home of Missouri, which housed
dependent Confederate veterans and their
families. The site includes the historic chapel,
the cemetery, picnic sites and several small
fishing lakes. Free. www.MoStateParks.com/
confedmem.htm.
Thomas Hart Benton Home and
Studio State Historic Site Kansas City
816-931-5722, 3616 Belleview. Missouri’s most
noted 20th century artist lived in this late-
Victorian-style house from 1939 until his death
in 1975. The house and the carriage house,
which Benton converted into an art studio,
contain many of his personal belongings. $4;
ages 6–12 $2.50. www.MoStateParks.com/
benton.htm.
General John J. Pershing Boyhood
Home State Historic Site Laclede
660-963-2525, 1100 Pershing Drive. Gen.
John J. Pershing, one of the highest-ranking
military officer in U.S. history, was raised in
Laclede. Tour his boyhood home and Prairie
Mound School, with exhibits of the many
doorways he walked through during his youth
and military career. Tours: $4; 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/pershingsite.htm.
Locust Creek Covered Bridge State
Historic Site Laclede 660-963-2525,
Danube Drive. The longest of Missouri’s four
surviving covered bridges, this bridge was
built in 1868 and housed America’s first
transcontinental road. Most of Locust Creek’s
channel has been straightened, leaving the
bridge spanning an empty creek bed. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/locustbridge.htm.
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and events. Regular events include living
history, candlelight tours and ghost tours.
www.WornallHouse.org.
Kaleidoscope KANSAS CITY 816-274-8301,
2501 McGee. This is a creative art experience
where children and their families can have fun,
and feel good about their own special ideas.
Children make art with paper, ribbon, melted
crayons and other materials in independent or
family art sessions. Closed September. Free
admission. www.HallmarkKaleidoscope.com.
Kansas City Chiefs Football KANSAS CITY
800-676-5488, 1 Arrowhead Drive. A chance
to see professional football action and enjoy
the tailgating atmosphere at Arrowhead
Stadium. See website for games and tickets.
Gates open 3.5 hours prior to kickoff.
www.KCChiefs.com.
Kansas City Royals Baseball KANSAS CITY
800-676-9257, 1 Royal Way. Watch the
American League’s Kansas City Royals play
ball at Kauffman Stadium, noted for its
322-foot-wide water spectacular and the
largest high-definition video board in Major
League Baseball. Activities for kids/families
on-site. www.Royals.com.
Kansas City Symphony KANSAS CITY
816-471-0400, 1029 Central St. The
Kansas City Symphony’s 80-member
orchestra performs more than 50 concerts
during its 42-week season, plus educational
programs, free concerts Memorial Day
and Labor Day weekends and outreach
performances. September–June. $10–$55.
www.KCSymphony.org.
Kansas City Zoo KANSAS CITY
816-513-5800, 6800 E. Zoo Road. One of the
top zoos in the U.S., boasting some of the
best African, kangaroo, chimp, and polar
bear exhibits. This 202-acre park is home to
more than 1,000 animals from around the
world. Closed Thanksgiving, December 25
and January 1. $11; ages 3–11, $8.
www.KansasCityZoo.org.
Kauffman Stadium Tours KANSAS CITY
816-504-4222, 1 Royal Way. Kauffman Stadium
is home of Major League Baseball’s Kansas
City Royals, and the largest high-definition
video board in the majors. This tour offers a
behind-the-scenes look at the Royals’ home.
Check website for tour times and options.
$7–$50. KansasCity.Royals.mlb.com/
kc/ballpark/ballpark_tours.jsp.
Longview Lake KANSAS CITY 816-503-4800,
9898 Longview. A 930-acre lake that offers the
opportunity for power boating, water skiing,
personal watercraft use and pontoon boats.
Marina offers boat slips and rentals. Year-
round. www.JacksonGov.org.
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery KANSAS CITY
816-221-2349, 919 W. 17th St. This gallery
provides emerging and established Latino
artists a venue in which to display their art
work, as well as a place for the community to
celebrate and learn about Latino culture
through visual arts. Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free admission. Info@MattieRhodes.org.
The Money Museum KANSAS CITY
816-881-2683, 1 Memorial Drive. Interactive
exhibits explore banking and financial system.
View one of the region’s largest cash vaults and
the famous Truman Coin Collection. Reservations
suggested for groups. Photo ID required for age
18+. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free.
www.KansasCityFed.org/moneymuseum.
National Archives at Kansas City KANSAS
CITY 816-268-8000, 400 W. Pershing Road.
This site allows visitors the opportunity to
explore the region’s history, and their own, by
viewing exhibit galleries, attending programs or
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Pershing State Park Laclede
660-963-2299, 29277 Route 130. This park
is an example of a pre-European settlement
landscape of northern Missouri. Along Locust
Creek are forested bottomlands, shrub
swamps, marshes and a wet prairie. The park
offers small fishing lakes, hiking trails and
camping. Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/pershingpark.htm.
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and
State Historic Site Lawson 816-580-3387,
26600 Park Road North. This site combines
history and outdoor recreation. It features
Wallace Watkins’ woolen mill and home, a
visitor center/museum, a lake for fishing,
swimming and boating, camping, hiking and
equestrian trails, and a paved bicycle trail.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21; tours,
$2.50–$4. www.MoStateParks.com/wwmill.
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
Lexington 660-259-4654, 1101 Delaware.
The Missouri State Guard defeated Union
troops during the Sept. 18–20, 1861, “Battle of
Hemp Bales.” Tour the Anderson-Davis
House, used by both sides as a field hospital,
view exhibits and walk the self-guided trail
around the battlefield. Tours: $4; 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/lexington/index.html.
Van Meter State Park Miami
660-886-7537, 32146 N. Route 122. This park
features Missouri’s American Indian Cultural
Center, which interprets the nine tribes that
once inhabited Missouri. Beneath stately black
walnut and oak trees, there is a campground,
picnic area, hiking trails and a fishing lake.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/vanmeter.htm.
Lewis and Clark State Park Rushville
816-579-5564, 801 Lake Crest Blvd. This park
is dedicated to explorers Meriwether Lewis
and William Clark, who visited the area on
July 4, 1804, on their westward journey.
Bordering Lewis and Clark Lake, the park
offers picnicking, camping, fishing, a boat
ramp and a beach. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/lewisand
clark.htm.
Crowder State Park Trenton
660-359-6473, 76 Route 128. The rolling hills
of northern Missouri serve as a memorial to
Maj. Gen. Enoch H. Crowder, a Missourian
who founded the Selective Service System.
The park offers a lake, beach, camping and
hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/crowder.htm.
Weston Bend State Park Weston
816-640-5443, 16600 N. Route 45. This park
features picnic tables and shelter houses, a
campground, a three-mile paved bicycle trail
and hiking trails. An accessible overlook
presents a majestic panorama of the Missouri
River and beyond. Park entry is free; camping:
$13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/weston
bend.htm.
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mThe Arabia Steamboat Museum displays a variety of pre-Civil War artifacts recovered in 1988.
researching family history. Exhibits: Tue.–Sat.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Research: Tue.–Sat., 8 a.m.–
4 p.m. Free admission. www.Archives.gov/
central-plains/kansas-city.
National World War I Museum at Liberty
Memorial KANSAS CITY 816-784-1918, 100 W.
26th St. This is the only American museum
dedicated solely to preserving the objects,
history and personal experiences of World War
I. Housing more than 55,000 objects, the
museum tells the story of the war through
the eyes of those who lived it. $6–$12.
www.TheWorldWar.org.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
KANSAS CITY 816-221-1920, 1616 E. 18th St.
This museum celebrates the passion and
courage of America’s unsung baseball heroes.
The museum includes videos, exhibits on the
people who helped the league thrive and a
replica playing field. Visit the website for hours
and admission. Year-round. www.nlbm.com.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art KANSAS CITY
816-751-1278, 4525 Oak St. Each visit to this
world-class art museum offers new and
exciting discoveries of the outstanding
collections housed here as well as the special
exhibitions from private collections and world-
renowned art institutions. Free except for
special exhibitions. www.Nelson-Atkins.org.
Power and Light District KANSAS CITY
877-697-5347, between Grand Boulevard and
Baltimore Street, and 12th Street and Truman
Road. This district offers more than 45 retail
outlets, restaurants, bars and entertainment
venues in an eight-block area of downtown
Kansas City. Visit the website for the latest
event/area information. Year-round.
www.PowerAndLightDistrict.com.
River Market Antiques, LLC KANSAS CITY
816-221-0220, 115 West Fifth St. This antique
mall is located in the Historic River Market
Area of Kansas City, just four blocks from the
Missouri River. The building is divided into
four floors and is home to 150-plus dealers.
Open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free admission.
www.RiverMarketAntiqueMall.com.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum KANSAS
CITY 816-792-2655, 7000 NE Barry Road.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum, begun in
1875 and located in Hodge Park, is a gathering
of historic buildings of 19th century Missouri
and is dedicated to the preservation and
interpretation of Missouri’s early history and
architecture. Park, free; festivals, $5 for ages 6
and older. www.kcmo.org/ckcmo/depts/
parksandrecreation/shoalcreeklivinghistory
museum/index.htm.
Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
KANSAS CITY 816-333-9328, 5235 Oak St. The
Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum features
38 rooms devoted to the art of play. For more
than 25 years, the museum has delighted
visitors with the world’s largest collection of
miniatures, well-loved antique toys and marbles.
$7; ages 13–18, 65+, $6; ages 5–12, $5.
www.ToyAndMiniatureMuseum.org.
Union Station Kansas City KANSAS CITY
816-460-2020, 30 W. Pershing. A renovated
historic building with family-friendly features:
traveling exhibitions, Kansas City’s largest
movie screen with 3-D movies, the region’s
largest 360-degree planetarium, live stage
shows, the KC Rail Experience and Science
City. Free admission. www.UnionStation.org.
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun KANSAS
CITY 816-454-4545, 4545 Worlds of Fun
Ave. This park sits on 235 acres and
features more than 100 rides, water slides
and attractions. There are six world-class
roller coasters, including the Patriot
inverted roller coaster, plus dozens of thrill
rides and live shows. April–October.
$20–$42. www.WorldsOfFun.com.
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Jesse James Farm and Museum KEARNEY
816-736-8500, 21216 Jesse James Farm Road.
Birthplace of Jesse James. One of the largest
collections of James family artifacts; Jesse’s
original gravesite; the family home; and a slave
cabin. Tours available. Open daily 9 a.m.–
4 p.m. Museum@claycogov.com.
Tryst Falls Park KEARNEY 816-407-3400,
Route 92. Tryst Falls is a scenic waterfall, one
of the only natural waterfalls in the area. This
natural park includes a playground, shelter
houses and picnic tables. Shelter facilities
available for rental. Open dawn–dusk.
Amtrak–Lee’s Summit Station LEE’S SUMMIT
800-872-7245, 217 SW Main St. Two trains
daily each direction between St. Louis and
Kansas City. Limited carry-on bicycle space.
Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or online. www.Amtrak.com.
Blue Springs Lake LEE’S SUMMIT 816-503-
4800, 1700 NE Bowlin. Often used by wind
surfers, sailors, boaters and swimmers.
Pontoon and bass boats are available for rent.
Swimming beach and campground on-site.
Year-round. www.JacksonGov.org.
Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market
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816-246-6598, 100 SE Second
St. Shoppers can find a variety of fresh produce,
delicious baked goods, crafts and more. Open
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to sell
out. Live entertainment the first and third
Saturday of each month. May–October. Free
admission. www.Downtownls.org.
James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area LEE’S
SUMMIT 816-622-0900, 13101 SE Ranson
Road. Woodlands, native grass plantings,
ponds and crop fields make up this grand
2,603 acres near Lee’s Summit. Fishing,
boating, dog trails, horseback riding and
managed hunting available. Free admission.
Longview Farm and Mansion LEE’S SUMMIT
816-761-6669, 3361 SW Longview Road. The
farm and mansion, built by lumber baron R.A.
Long in 1914, include 17 buildings on the
National Register of Historic Places. Once
known as the world’s most beautiful farm.
Group tours are available by appointment only.
LongviewMansion.com.
Missouri Town 1855 LEE’S SUMMIT
816-503-4860, 8010 E. Park Road. Circa 1860
living history village and museum on 30 acres.
Personnel in period clothing portray life as it
was in the mid-1800s. Frequent special events.
March–Nov. 15: Tue.–Sun., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.;
Nov. 16–Feb. 28, Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.;
$5; ages 5–13 and 62+, $3; younger than 5,
free. www.JacksonGov.org/content/3279/3838
/3863.aspx.
Paradise Park LEE’S SUMMIT 816-246-5224,
1021 NE Colbern Road. Ride go-karts and play
mini-golf or mini-bowling, hit the batting cages
or try out the game room, bumper cars or the
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Bethany Family Budget Inn of Bethany 4014 Miller St. •
877-283-4388
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Bethany Super 8–Bethany 811 S. 38th St. • 660-425-8881 $$–$$$ • • • •

Blue Springs Comfort Inn–Blue Springs 1501 NW Northridge Drive •
816-224-2899
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Blue Springs Courtyard–Blue Springs 1500 NE Coronado Drive •
816-228-8100
$$–$$$ • • • •

Brookfield Best Western–Brookfield 28622 Route 11 •
660-258-4900
$$–$$$ • • •
Cameron Best Western Acorn Inn 2210 Route 36 • 800-607-2288 $$ • • • •

Cameron Econo Lodge–Cameron 220 E. Grand Ave. • 816-632-6571 $$ • • •
Cameron Super 8–Cameron 1710 N. Walnut • 816-632-8888 $ • • •

Chillicothe Comfort Inn and Suites–Chillicothe 600 W. Route 36 •
660-646-9900
$$–$$$ • • • •

Chillicothe Econo Lodge–Chillicothe 1020 S. Washington St. •
660-646-0572
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Chillicothe Grand River Inn 606 W. Business Route 36 •
660-646-6590
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Chillicothe Super 8–Chillicothe 580 Business 36 East •
660-646-7888
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Craig Big Lake State Park–Cabins and Lodging 204 Lake
Shore Drive • 660-442-5432
$$–$$$ • • •

Excelsior Springs The Elms Resort and Spa 401 Regent St. •
800-843-3567
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Gallatin Sandman Motel 512 S. Main St. • 660-663-2191 $–$$ •
Grain Valley Comfort Inn–Grain Valley 210 N. Jefferson St. •
819-847-2700
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Grandview Holiday Inn Express and Suites–South Kansas
City/Grandview 12801 S. Route 71 • 816-268-5858
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Harrisonville Slumber Inn 21400 E. 275th St. • 816-884-3100 $–$$ • • •
Independence Best Western Truman Inn–Independence 4048 S.
Lynn Court Drive • 816-254-0100
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Independence Comfort Suites–Independence 19751 E. Valley View
Parkway • 816-373-9880
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Independence Crossland Economy Studios 14800 E. 42nd St. •
800-398-7829
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Independence Fairfield Inn–Independence 18700 E. 37th Terrace •
816-795-1616
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Independence Higher Ground Hotel 200 N. Delaware Ave. •
816-836-0292
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Independence Hilton Garden Inn 19677 E. Jackson Drive •
877-782-9444
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Independence Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
Independence–Kansas City 19901 E. Valley View
Parkway • 816-795-8889
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Independence Motel 6 4142 S. Noland Road • 816-350-7816 $–$$ • • •

Independence Quality Inn & Suites 4200 S. Noland Road •
800-424-6423
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Independence Residence Inn by Marriott 3700 S. Arrowhead Ave. •
800-331-3131
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Independence Staybridge Suites–Independence 19400 E. 39th Place
South • 816-994-2700
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Independence Super 8–Independence 4032 S. Lynn Court Drive •
816-833-1888
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Kansas City Candlewood Suites Kansas City Airport 11110 NW
Ambassador Drive • 816-886-9700
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Kansas City Clarion Hotel Sports Complex 4011 Blue Ridge Cutoff •
816-353-5300
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Kansas City Comfort Inn–Kansas City Airport 11100 NW
Ambassador Drive • 816-569-2500
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See pages 29–31 for lodging facilities at state parks.
LODGING
latest attraction, the maze. A cafe and coffee
shop are on-site. Free admission; activity fees
vary. www.Paradise-Park.com.
Stonehaus Farms Vineyard and Winery
LEE’S SUMMIT 816-554-8800, 24607 NE
Colbern Road. Enjoy wines and a panoramic
view. Wines include dry reds to semisweet
whites, dessert wines and ports. The Garden
Room and Festhall are available for event
bookings. See website for hours. Year-round.
Free admission. www.StonehausFarms.com.
Big River Ranch LEXINGTON
816-616-9339, 20111 Goodloe Orchard Road.
Trail riding, camping, boarding, training, events,
rodeos, parties and more. More than 2,100 acres
of Missouri riverbed trails. $10 per day per
horse. www.BigRiverRanchTrailriding.com.
Highland Avenue Historic District LEXINGTON
660-259-4711, 900 Highland Ave. This
scenic street runs along the bluff above the
Missouri River and was once part of the Santa
Fe Trail. More than 25 homes built in the mid-
to late-1800s are in the district. View the
Missouri River overlook from World War
Memorial. Free. www.VisitLexingtonMo.com/
index.cfm?page=historicdistricts.
Lafayette County Courthouse LEXINGTON
660-259-4315, 1001 Main St. Built in 1847,
this is the oldest courthouse in Missouri still
in use. A cannonball fired during the Battle
of Lexington in 1861 still is lodged in the left-
most column of the courthouse facade.
Closed weekends and holidays. Free.
www.VisitLexingtonMo.com/index.cfm?
page=historicbuildings.
Lexington Commercial Historic District
LEXINGTON 660-259-4711, 1001 Main St.
This National Historic District includes the
1847 Lafayette County Courthouse, churches
and many 19th century commercial buildings
that have been restored as antique and
specialty shops and restaurants.
www.VisitLexingtonMo.com/index.cfm?page=
historicdistricts.
Lexington Historical Museum LEXINGTON
660-259-6313, 112 S. 13th St. This 1840s
church has displays on the Osage Indians,
Pony Express, Saluda steamboat disaster and
a Civil War battle. Open June–September:
Sun.–Fri., 1–4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. May
and October: Sat., 10–4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–
4 p.m. $2; students, $1; groups with 15+
adults, $1.50. www.LexingtonMuseum.org.
Lexington Old Neighborhoods Historic District
LEXINGTON 660-259-4711, 1400 Franklin Ave.
Centered on Main, Franklin and South streets,
east of downtown Lexington, this neighborhood
dates to the 1830s and includes a variety of
19th and 20th century architecture, from early
Greek Revival to Italianate to Queen Anne and
Colonial. Free. www.VisitLexingtonMo.com/
index.cfm?page=historicdistricts.
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Kansas City Comfort Suites–Kansas City/Liberty 8200 N. Church
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Kansas City Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown 1301 Wyandotte
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Kansas City Drury Inn–Kansas City Airport 7900 NW Tiffany
Springs Parkway • 816-880-9700
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Kansas City Drury Inn–Kansas City Stadium 3830 Blue Ridge
Cutoff • 816-923-3000
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Kansas City Embassy Suites–Kansas City Airport 7640 NW Tiffany
Springs Parkway • 816-891-7788
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Kansas City Fairfield Inn–Kansas City Airport 11820 NW Plaza
Circle • 816-464-2424
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Kansas City Fairfield Inn and Suites–Kansas City/Liberty 8101 N.
Church Road • 816-792-4000
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Kansas City Hampton Inn and Suites–Country Club Plaza 4600
Summit St. • 816-448-4600
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Kansas City Hawthorn Suites–Kansas City Airport 11951 NW
Ambassador Drive • 816-464-5500
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Kansas City Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza–Kansas City 1 E. 45th
St. • 816-753-7400
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Kansas City Holiday Inn Express and Suites–Kansas City/Liberty
8230 N. Church Road • 816-781-5555
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Kansas City Homewood Suites–Kansas City Airport 7312 NW Polo
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Kansas City Hotel Savoy Bed and Breakfast 219 W. Ninth St. •
816-842-3575
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Kansas City Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport 7600 NW 97th
Terrace • 816-891-0871
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Kansas City Marriott–Kansas City/Country Club Plaza 4445 Main
St. • 816-531-3000
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Kansas City Super 8–Kansas City 4321 N. Corrington St. •
816-454-8788
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Kansas City Westin Crown Center 1 Pershing Road • 816-474-4400 $$$–
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Kansas City Worlds of Fun Village 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave. •
800-877-4386
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Lee’s Summit Comfort Inn and Suites–Lee’s Summit 3701 NE Ralph
Powell Road • 816-554-6688
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Lee’s Summit Comfort Inn-Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit 607 SE
Oldham Parkway • 816-524-8181
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Lee’s Summit Fairfield Inn–Lee’s Summit 1301 NE Windsor Drive •
816-524-7572
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Lee’s Summit Hampton Inn–Lee’s Summit 1751 NE Douglas St. •
816-347-8600
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Lee’s Summit Holiday Inn Express–Lee’s Summit 4825 NE
Lakewood Way • 816-795-6400
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Lee’s Summit Super 8–Lee’s Summit 963 SE Oldham Parkway •
816-524-8863
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Lee’s Summit Unity Village Hotel 1901 NW Blue Parkway •
866-348-6489
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Lexington The Inn on Main 924 Main St. • 660-259-3600 $$$
Marshall Comfort Inn–Marshall Station 1356 W. College Ave. •
660-886-8080
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Marshall Super 8 Motel–Marshall 1355 W. College Ave. •
660-886-3359
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Maryville Holiday Inn Express–Maryville 2929 S. Main St. •
660-562-9949
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Mercer Mockville Land and Cattle Company Guest Ranch
473 RR 2 • 660-382-5862
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Mound City Audrey’s Motel 1211 State St. • 660-442-3191 $$–$$$ • • •
Platte City Comfort Inn–KCI Airport–Platte City 1201 Branch St. •
816-858-5430
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Rock Port Rock Port Inn Motel 1200 W. Route 136 •
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St. Joseph Best Western Classic Inn–St. Joseph 4502 SE Route
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St. Joseph Comfort Suites–St. Joseph 917 N. Woodbine Road •
816-232-6557
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St. Joseph Days Inn–St. Joseph 4312 Frederick Ave. •
816-279-1671
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St. Joseph Drury Inn–St. Joseph 4213 Frederick Blvd. •
816-364-4700
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St. Joseph Hampton Inn–Frederick Boulevard–St. Joseph 3928
Frederick Blvd. • 816-390-9300
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St. Joseph Holiday Inn Riverfront–St. Joseph 102 S. Third St. •
800-824-7402
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St. Joseph Motel 6–St. Joseph 4021 Frederick Blvd. •
816-232-2311
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St. Joseph Ramada Hotel and Conference Center–St. Joseph
4016 Frederick Blvd. • 816-233-6192
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St. Joseph Stoney Creek Inn–St. Joseph 1201 Woodbine Road •
816-901-9600
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St. Joseph Super 8–St. Joseph 4024 Frederick Blvd. •
816-364-3031
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Weston The Saint George Hotel 500 Main St. • 816-640-9902 $$–
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Machpelah Cemetery LEXINGTON
660-259-4711, 900 S. 20th St. Buried here
are victims of the 1852 Saluda steamboat
explosion; one of the founders of the Pony
Express; and Civil War soldiers killed in the
1861 Battle of Lexington. A guide is available
from the Lexington Tourism Bureau. Free
admission. Tourism@historiclexington.com.
Madonna of the Trail Monument LEXINGTON
660-259-4711, Broadway and Highland.
Dedicated in 1928 by County Judge Harry S.
Truman, this monument honors the brave
women who helped settle the West. It’s one of
12 monuments marking the National Old Trails
Road, which runs from Maryland to California.
Free. Tourism@historiclexington.com.
Old Trails Road Scenic Byway LEXINGTON
660-259-4711, Route 224. The Old Trails Road
Scenic Byway along the Missouri River has
been traveled by American Indians, fur traders,
trappers, explorers, westward pioneers, gold
seekers, Santa Fe Trail traders, Civil War
troops, Jayhawkers and Bushwhackers.
www.VisitLexingtonMo.com.
Show-Me Trail Ride Outfitter LEXINGTON
660-463-7009, 20111 Goodloe Orchard Road.
Experience Missouri on horseback. Join our
experienced guides for an afternoon ride or a
weekend camping trip — your trail ride is
entirely customizable. No prior riding
experience necessary. See website for multi-
day/overnight rates. $50 for two-hour ride; $75
for three hours. www.ShowMeTrail.com.
Three Trails Winery LEXINGTON
816-934-2472, 9360 Mitchell Trail. On a farm,
in a 1920s livestock barn, on Route 24 west
of Lexington. The Santa Fe Trail crosses the
southern edge of our farm. Offers more than
15 wines. Thu., 3 p.m.–11 p.m.; Fri.–Sat.,
1 p.m.–11 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–6 p.m.
www.ThreeTrailsWinery.com.
Historic Liberty Jail LIBERTY 816-781-3337,
216 N. Main. Originally built in 1833, this
recreation of the Liberty Jail once held the
Mormon Prophet and leader Joseph Smith and
five of his followers. Over the winter of
1838–39, they were confined to a dungeon
measuring 14 feet by 14.5 feet. Free admission.
www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,181
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Blue Springs Stone Canyon Golf Club 816-228-3333 • www.StoneCanyonGolfClub.com SP 18 72
Chillicothe Chillicothe Country Club Golf Course 660-646-2922 SP 9 72
Chillicothe Green Hills Golf Course 660-646-6669 • www.GreenHillsGolfCourse.com PB 18 72
Excelsior Springs Excelsior Springs Golf Course 816-630-3731 • www.ExcelsiorGolf.com PB 18 72
Independence Drumm Farm Golf Club 816-350-9900 • www.DrummFarmGolfClub.com PB 27 72
Kansas City Hodge Park Golf Course 816-781-4152 • www.HodgeParkGolf.com PB 18 71
Kansas City Shoal Creek Golf Course 816-407-7242 • www.ShoalCreekGolf.com PB 18 71
Lee’s Summit Shamrock Hills Golf Club 816-537-6556 • www.ShamrockHills.com PB 18 71
Marshall Stone Hedge Golf Club 660-886-4653 SP 9 36
St. Joseph Fairview Golf Course 816-271-5350 • www.FairviewGolf.net PB 18 72
St. Joseph The Golf Club 816-253-9310 • www.TheGolfClubOfSaintJoseph.com PB 9 27
PB public | SP semiprivate | fully ADA compliant
GOLF
Jesse James Bank Museum LIBERTY
816-736-8510, 103 N. Water St. Site of a daring
daylight bank robbery, allegedly committed by
the notorious Jesse James gang. Original vault,
period furnishings, photos and a museum store
are on-site. Guided tours are available
Mon.–Sat. $3.50–$5.50; ages 7 and younger,
free. www.ClayCoGov.com/county/
county.php?section=pr&page=45.
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary
LIBERTY 816-781-8598, 407 N. Lafrenz Road.
The 100-acre nonprofit sanctuary offers several
exhibits and has live animals and a gift shop.
A picnic shelter is on-site. Call for details on
educational programs/events. Year-round. Free
admission. www.NatureSanctuary.org.
Rebel’s Cove Conservation Area LIVONIA
660-785-2420, 1107 N. Route N. This area is
4,225 acres of primarily forest habitat. Nearly
five miles of the unchannelized Chariton River
runs through the area. This meandering river
channel has created several oxbow lakes and
natural marshes. www.MissouriConservation.org
Bynum Winery LONE JACK 816-566-2240,
13520 S. Sam Moore Road. In the rolling hills
of western Missouri, 30 miles east of Kansas
City on Route 50, this winery offers free wine
tasting and vineyard tours. A picnic area is on-
site. Open by appointment only. Year-round.
Free admission.
North Missouri Arts Council MARCELINE
660-376-2350, 111 S. Kansas Ave. Gallery
features several new shows each year,
comprising original work from area and
Midwest artists, including watercolor, oil,
pastel, pottery and jewelry. Open Sat., 11 a.m.–
5 p.m.; other times by appointment only. Free
admission. www.NoMoArt.com.
Walt Disney Dreaming Tree and Barn
MARCELINE 660-376-2332, 131 W. Broadway
St. By his own account Walt’s happiest childhood
memories were of his time in Marceline. You can
visit Walt’s barn, “The Happy Place,” and see the
Dreaming Tree, which is listed on the American
Forests Register of Historic Trees, at the farm.
Free admission.
Walt Disney Hometown Museum MARCELINE
660-376-3343, 120 E. Santa Fe St. Housed in
the restored 1913 Santa Fe Marceline Depot, the
museum houses a unique collection of Disney
family artifacts, including letters. The museum
adds new displays yearly. Open April–October:
Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
$5; ages 6–10, $2.50; ages 5 and younger, free.
www.WaltDisneyMuseum.org.
Civil War Monument — The Dennis Brothers
MARSHALL 660-886-3324, 804 E. Yerby.
This memorial statue in Ridge Park Cemetery
represents a combination of Confederate
and Union soldiers. Austin Dennis fought
for the South; his brother Davis for the
North. A monument lists the area’s
Confederate veterans. Year-round. Free.
www.VisitMarshallMo.com/mm_historic.html.
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fully ADA compliant | See pages 29–31 for camping facilities at state parks.
Arrow Rock Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground
660-837-3330
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Cameron Bison Prairie RV Park 877-226-7288 • • • • • • •
Cameron SoggyBottom Crawfish Farm, Campground and
Wetlands 877-226-7288
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Cameron Wallace State Park Campground 816-632-3745 • • • • • • •

Craig Big Lake State Park Campground 660-442-3770 • • • • • • • • • •

Higginsville The Great Escape RV and Camp Resort
800-690-2267
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Independence Campus RV Park 888-254-3750 • • • •
Laclede Pershing State Park Campground 660-963-2299 • • • • • • •

Lawson Watkins Woolen Mill State Park Campground
816-580-3387
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Maryville Mozingo Lake Campground 660-562-2089 • • • • • • •
Miami Van Meter State Park Campground 660-886-7537 • • • • • • •

Peculiar Peculiar Park Place RV Park 816-779-6300 • • •
Rushville Lewis and Clark State Park Campground
816-579-5564
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Slater Only Way Fishing Club RV Park 660-529-2271 • • • • • •
St. Joseph AOK Campground and RV Park 816-324-4263 • • • • • • • •
St. Joseph Beacon RV Park 816-279-5417 • • • • •
Trenton Crowder State Park Campground 660-359-6473 • • • • • • • •

Weston Weston Bend State Park Campground 816-640-5443 • • • • •

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Jim the Wonder Dog Park MARSHALL
660-886-8191, 101 S. Lafayette St. A beautiful
water garden commemorates Marshall’s famous
canine legend. Informative storyboards tell Jim
the Wonder Dog’s story while you stroll this
botanical park accented by a bronze statue of
Jim. Open daily 9 a.m.–dusk. Free admission.
www.JimTheWonderDog.com.
Marshall Civil War Driving Tour MARSHALL
660-886-3324, 214 N. Lafayette. This is a self-
guided tour. Maps are provided at the
Chamber of Commerce office. Points of
interest: Benson execution, Saline County
Courthouse, Rock Presbyterian Church, Odell
Cemetery, Ridge Park Cemetery and more.
Free. Info@MarshallChamber.com.
Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum MARSHALL
660-886-2630, 1985 S. Odell Ave. Aviation
museum featuring interactive exhibits, some
designed especially for young people; videotaped
personal stories; restored aircraft; and
memorabilia. Contact the museum in advance
for school field trips and group visits. $6; group
rates available. www.NicholasBeazley.org.
PahloArt Refinery and Gallery MARSHALL
660-831-1000, 868 S. Brunswick Ave. Sixteen
working artists in residence studios, five
gallery shows annually featuring local,
statewide, regional and national artists.
Summer art camp. Kazoo’s children’s hands-on
art center. Gift shop on-site. Free admission.
www.PahloArt.com.
Saline County Courthouse MARSHALL
660-886-3331, 19 E. Arrow St. The Saline
County Courthouse was constructed in January
1882. Included on the National Register of
Historic places, it is an enduring landmark in
the center of Marshall Square and a legacy of
19th century architecture. Free.
Saline County Historical Society Museum
MARSHALL 660-886-7546, 101 N. Lafayette
St. This museum features rotating displays of
Saline County’s history. Open Tue.–Fri., 9:30
a.m.–noon and 1 p.m.–4 p.m.; weekends by
appointment. April–December. Free admission.
Info@marshallchamber.com.
Statue of Liberty Replica MARSHALL
660-886-7128, 1510 E. Eastwood St. At the
entrance of the Indian Foothills park stands a
small replica of the Statue of Liberty. Free.
Veterans Memorial MARSHALL 660-886-3324,
19 E. Arrow. This red granite memorial was
erected in honor of those who made the ultimate
sacrifice for their country. It is located on the
southeast lawn of the Saline County Courthouse.
Free. Info@marshallchamber.com.
Bilby Ranch Lake Conservation Area
MARYVILLE 816-271-3100, Route 46. Offers
fishing and upland bird hunting. The 100-acre
lake has a boat ramp, an ADA-accessible covered
dock and offers the chance to catch walleye.
There are eight stocked ponds and a picnic area.
Located 14 miles west of Maryville. Year-round.
Free. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Milan Depot and Caboose MILAN
660-265-3266. At the end of East Third Street.
This depot was served by two railroads: the
Burlington and Southwestern, and the Quincy,
Omaha and Kansas City Railroad. Displays
feature railroad memorabilia. A Conestoga
wagon and caboose are on-site. Tours by
appointment. Year-round. Donations accepted.
www.SullivanHistory.org.
Locust Creek Wildlife Area MILAN
660-785-2420, Route 5. This is a scenic,
3,162-acre wildlife area featuring bottomland,
upland forest, cropland, grassland and
wetland. Locust Creek flows through the area
for 5.7 miles. Located two miles west of Milan
off Route 5 or Route 6. Year-round. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Sullivan County Museum and Genealogy
Library MILAN 660-265-3266, 117 N. Water St.
Two buildings of historic artifacts: the museum
and genealogy library occupy a circa 1898
building; the depot building containing railroad
items and a Conestoga wagon body used by
pioneers. May–October: Mon. and Sat., 9 a.m.–3
p.m. and by appointment. www.SullivanHistory.org.
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge MOUND
CITY 660-442-3187, Route 159 South. Located
in the Missouri River flood plain, this 7,350-acre
refuge was established in 1935 as a resting,
feeding and breeding ground for migratory birds
and other wildlife. Year-round. Free admission.
www.fws.gov/midwest/squawcreek.
Shatto Milk Company OSBORN
816-930-3862, 9406 N. Route 33. This award-
winning dairy farm lets guests pet baby calves,
milk a cow and see how Shatto Milk is bottled
and cheese is made. Sample the products;
some will surprise you. Tours by appointment.
Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–
4 p.m. Free to visit. Tours: $5; younger than 3,
free. www.ShattoMilk.com.
Green Hills Wildlife Preserve PARKVILLE
816-858-3419, 4730 Green Hills Road. This area
features improved trails in a prairie restoration
area with a shelter house and historic cabin on
the grounds. A DVD is available. Year-round.
Free. www.PlatteParks.com.
Parma Woods Conservation Area PARKVILLE
816-891-9941, 15900 NW River Road. The Parma
Woods Conservation Area is nestled in hills
along the Missouri River of northwestern Platte
County. The area includes 188 acres of rugged
bluff land. Deer, squirrel and turkey can be found
in this area. www.MissouriConservation.org
River’s Bend Gallery PARKVILLE
816-587-8070, 201 Main St. A contemporary
artisan gallery. Discover handmade art glass,
pottery, ceramics, paintings, photographs, jewelry,
wood crafts, textiles, and whimsical art.
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.
Free admission. Riversbendgallery@sbcglobal.net.
Walking Tour of Historic Parkville PARKVILLE
816-505-2227, 2 S. Main St. This self-guided
tour features five historic buildings, some
dating to 1855, and the Waddell A-truss Bridge
in English Landing Park. Brochure available.
Year-round. Free.
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Wines By Jennifer PARKVILLE 816-505-9463,
405 Main St. A global wine boutique that
offers daily wine tasting, retail items, an art
gallery, cooking classes, winemaker speaking
events, wine dinners and other special
events. Tue.–Sat., noon–8 p.m. Year-round.
www.WinesByJennifer.com.
Ben Ferrel Platte County 1882 Museum
PLATTE CITY 816-431-5121, 220 Ferrel St.
Museum includes genealogical and historical
library, historic artifacts related to Platte County,
a Civil War display, contributed items and a
Victorian vintage clothing collection. April
15–Oct. 15: Thu.–Sat., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. $3; younger
than 12, free. www.RootsWeb.Ancestry.com/
~mopchgs/museum.htm.
Guy B. Park Conservation Area PLATTE CITY
816-792-8662, Route 371. A serene area
that offers bird watching, fishing, hiking,
hunting, outdoor photography and wildlife
viewing. Closed daily, 10 p.m.–4 a.m.
www.MissouriConservation.org
Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery PLATTE CITY
816-858-5528, 16905 Jowler Creek Road.
Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery is located in
the hills north of Kansas City. Specializing in
making high-quality wines that are fun to drink.
Free admission. www.JowlerCreek.com.
Platte County Courthouse PLATTE CITY
816-270-3979, 328 Main St. Tour the
courthouse and view the USS Platte Bell (on
loan from the U.S. Navy). Walk the same steps
that Blanche Barrow took when she was on
trial for the Bonnie and Clyde robberies and
shoot-out in 1933. Open Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–
5 p.m. Free. cthorp@co.platte.mo.us.
Platte Falls Conservation Area PLATTE CITY
816-792-8662, Settle Station Road. This area
contains forest, cropland, old fields and
pasture. Facilities/features are boat ramps,
pavilions, firearms and archery ranges, fishable
ponds (two acres total) and permanent stream
(Platte River). Open daily 4 a.m.–10 p.m.
www.MissouriConservation.org
W.D. Pickers Antique Mall PLATTE CITY
816-858-3100, 16095 Route 371. A large
antique mall with 120 dealers offering quality
antiques and collectibles. No crafts. From I-29,
take Exit 20. Open year-round, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Free admission. www.WDPickers.com.
Clinton County Museum at Riley-Carmack
House PLATTSBURG 816-930-1909, 304 S.
Birch St. A large collection of historic items
collected from Clinton County residents and
area businesses are displayed in this 10-room
Victorian home. Tours by appointment only.
April–September. Donations accepted.
Trice Dedman Memorial Woods PLATTSBURG
816-539-2649, Route 116 East. The area,
owned by the Nature Conservancy, is an
example of pre-settlement forests in Missouri.
The 60-acre site is 2.5 miles east of Plattsburg
and has walking trails. Parking is available
across the highway. Year-round. Free.
Back Roads Art PLEASANT HILL
816-987-2029, 115 Wyoming St. A folk art
gallery featuring handmade artwork from
Midwestern artists, including indoor and
outdoor metal art, chain saw sculpture and
American Indian art. Open Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–
5 p.m. www.BackRoadsArtGallery.com.
Van Till Farms and Winery RAYVILLE
816-776-2720, 13986 Route C. Offering six wine
varieties, tasting room, bakery, deli and gift
shop. There is a heated, covered patio. Pizza
made in wood-fired oven served Fridays.
Tue.–Thu. and Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–
8 p.m. www.VanTillFarms.com.
Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa RIVERSIDE
800-270-7711, 777 NW Argosy Parkway. Argosy
Casino Hotel and Spa features a Las Vegas
style gaming floor, a luxury hotel, a full-service
spa and five dining options all under one roof.
Mon.–Thu., 8 a.m.–5 a.m.; Fri.–Sun., 24 hours.
Free admission. www.StayArgosy.com.
Andrew County Museum SAVANNAH
816-324-4720, 202 E. Duncan Drive. A 3,000-
square-foot exhibit interprets the county’s
history from 1841. Other exhibits focus on
lifestyles, agriculture, business, entertainment,
industry, the role technology played, and local
people telling their stories. Free admission.
www.AndrewCountyMuseum.org.
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark SIBLEY
816-503-4860, 107 Osage St. Fort Osage was
built in 1808 as a garrison and trade center. The
reconstructed fort offers a glimpse into the 1800
fur trading era. Period dressed personnel provide
living-history insights into the daily life of the
period. Closed Mondays. $7; ages 5–13, $4; ages
62+, $3. www.JacksonGov.org/content/3279/3838
/3861.aspx.
Slater Veterans Park Murals SLATER
660-529-2271, 232 N. Main St. A tribute to the
men and women who have served our country.
The park holds two large murals, painted by area
artist Peggy Guest: one honors the branches of
the military; the other depicts scenes from the
history of Slater. Open 24 hours. Free.
Smithville Lake SMITHVILLE 816-407-3400,
17201 Paradesian. A 7,200-acre recreational
lake for boating, fishing, sailing and swimming.
Shoreline activities include golf courses,
campgrounds, picnic shelters/areas and trails
for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Office:
Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $5 park passes per
car. Parks@claycogov.com.
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art ST. JOSEPH
816-233-7003, 2818 Frederick Ave. This
collection of 18th–20th century art includes more
than 3,000 pieces. Art classes are offered for
children and adults. Meeting and dining facilities
available. Tue.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat.–Sun.,
1 p.m.–4 p.m. $5; ages 60+, $2; younger than 19,
$1. www.Albrecht-Kemper.org.
The Black Archives Museum ST. JOSEPH
816-232-8471, 3406 Frederick Ave. Exhibits cover
local musicians, desegregation, education and
other aspects of African-American history in St.
Joseph. The museum also includes the area’s
African-American Hall of Fame. Mon.–Sat., 10
a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. $5; ages 62+,
$4; ages 7–18, $3. www.StJosephMuseum.org/
black_archives.htm.
Bluffwoods Conservation Area ST. JOSEPH
816-271-3100, Route 59. This is a 2,300-acre
forested conservation area with hiking trails,
picnic shelters, hunting, fishing and camping.
The area is mostly forested with scattered
areas of open grassland. Missouri hunting and
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fishing regulations apply. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org
Buchanan County Courthouse ST. JOSEPH
816-271-1412, 411 Jules St. Although the
courthouse remains an architectural gem of the
city, as a rare example of this style and being on
the National Register, it may be best known as
the place where the Ford brothers were tried for
the murder of Jesse James. Free admission.
The Glore Psychiatric Museum ST. JOSEPH
816-232-8471, 3406 Frederick Ave. Permanent
displays cover 400 years of psychiatric
history and include such exhibits as the Bath
of Surprise, O’Halloran’s Swing, the
Tranquilizer Chair and the Hollow Wheel.
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–
5 p.m. $5; ages 62+, $4; ages 7–18, $3.
www.StJosephMuseum.org/glore.htm
Jesse James Home ST. JOSEPH
816-232-8206, 1202 Penn St. Jesse James was
killed in this house on April 3, 1882, by fellow
gang member Bob Ford. The home includes
artifacts from Jesse’s life and death, as well as
items from the 1995 exhumation of Jesse’s
body. $3; age 60+, $2; age 6–17, $1.50.
www.PonyExpressJesseJames.com/index.
php?pid=jesse.
Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area
ST. JOSEPH 816-271-3100, 102 S. 36th St. An
85-acre urban conservation area with two miles
of hiking trails (1.4 miles are ADA accessible), a
large variety of trees, native warm-season
grasses, wildflowers, marsh and a pond. There
are also picnic shelters with grills. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org
Missouri Theatre–St. Joseph ST. JOSEPH
816-271-4628, 717 Edmond. Guests may tour
the Missouri Theatre, a completely renovated
1927 movie palace which serves as a regional
center for the arts. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.,
by appointment only. $1.
Missouri Valley Trust Bank Building
Museum ST. JOSEPH 816-232-8471, 402 Felix
St. This former bank is where pioneers heading
west banked and Jesse James is said to have
cased. Visitors can tour the bank as it was in
1859 with its ornate carved oak woodwork,
cast iron pillars, tellers’ cages and reinforced
vault. $4; younger than 18, $2.
Mount Mora Cemetery ST. JOSEPH
816-232-8471, 824 Mount Mora. Established
in 1851, Mount Mora is St. Joseph’s oldest
operating cemetery and the burial site of many
prominent citizens. Three Missouri governors,
multiple Civil War veterans, two Pony Express
riders, and an English Baronet are buried here.
Free admission. www.MountMora.org.
National Military Heritage Museum ST.
JOSEPH 816-233-4321, 701 Messanie St. The
museum serves as a tribute to all branches of
the armed forces, and those serving the home
front, and their contributions to America.
Exhibits include military vehicles, uniforms and
gear. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–
1 p.m. $2; ages 17 and younger, 50 cents.
www.NationalMilitaryHeritageMuseum.com.
The Parkway–St. Joseph ST. JOSEPH
816-271-5500, 3714 St. Joseph Ave. Developed
in 1918 by well-known landscape architect
George Burnap, St. Joseph was one of the first
cities in the United States to prepare and
follow through with a comprehensive parkway
plan. On the National Register of Historic
Places. bconway@stjomo.com.
Patee House Museum ST. JOSEPH 816-232-
8206, 1202 Penn St. See an 1860 train, ride a
vintage carousel and stroll the streets of 1860s
St. Joseph. See the Pony Express headquarters
and where the Union Army held war trials.
April–October: Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Weekends only
November–March. $5; age 60+, $4; ages 6–17,
$3. www.PonyExpressJesseJames.com.
Pony Express National Museum ST. JOSEPH
800-530-5930, 914 Penn St. Experience the
many educational, state-of-the-art exhibits
conveying the need, creation, operation and
termination of the Pony Express. A 60-foot
diorama depicts the diverse terrain of the
route. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–
5 p.m. $5; ages 60+, $4; ages 7–18, $3.
www.PonyExpress.org.
Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph ST.
JOSEPH 816-271-5499, 1502 MacArthur Drive.
Overlooking the Missouri River. See a 7,000-
gallon aquarium. Explore the cultural history of
the area and study American Indian artifacts.
See native plant and animal life. Paved 1.2 mile
trail. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun.; 1 p.m.–
5 p.m. $3; ages 60+, $2; ages 4–15, $1.
www.StJoeNatureCenter.info.
Robidoux Row Museum ST. JOSEPH
816-232-5861, 219 E. Poulin St. Consists of
living units built in the 1840s by city founder
Joseph Robidoux. The units met the needs for
temporary housing during the pioneer era of
westward expansion. May–September, Tue.–Fri.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
$2.50; ages 62+, $2; ages 6–18, $1. www.ci.St-
Joseph.Mo.us/history/robidouxrow.cfm
St. Joseph Doll Museum ST. JOSEPH
816-233-1420, 1115 S. 12th St. The doll
museum is housed in a building that is more
than 100 years old. It was first used as a
church, but has been remodeled to display
more than 1,000 antique dolls, toys and doll
furniture. The items are shown in an array of
scenes. $3; ages 65+, $2; ages 6–16, $1.
www.StJosephDollMuseum.com.
St. Joseph Fire Museum ST. JOSEPH
816-671-0410, 1202 S. 11th St. This museum
contains a collection of the firefighting
equipment that has been used to protect the
residents in St. Joseph for more than 140 years.
Much of the collection has been meticulously
restored to original condition. Donations
accepted. www.sjfd77.com/firemuseum.html.
St. Joseph Museum ST. JOSEPH 816-232-8471,
3406 Frederick Ave. Preserving the history of St.
Joseph from prehistoric times to today, the
museum is noted for its collection of American
Indian artifacts. Other exhibits focus on Lewis and
Clark in Missouri. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun.,
1 p.m.–5 p.m. $5; ages 62+, $4; ages 7–18, $3;
younger than 6, free. www.StJosephMuseum.org/
st_joseph_museum.htm.
Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area ST.
JOSEPH 816-271-3100, 4600 NE Huntoon
Road. This area is about 30 percent open land
and 70 percent forested. Its trees are noted for
vibrant colors in spring and fall. The area
overlooks the Missouri River and offers scenic
views; eagles fly through during their spring
migration. www.MissouriConservation.org
Terrible’s Casino–St. Joseph ST. JOSEPH
816-279-5514, 555 Winners Circle. This casino
features gaming action and more than 550
slots and live games. Bougainvillea Cafe Buffet
Bar and Lounge offers casual dining options. All
major credit cards are accepted, and parking is
free. www.TerriblesStJoFrontier.com.
Twin Spires Cathedral ST. JOSEPH
816-233-9788, 501 S. 10th St. The twin-spired
former Immaculate Conception/Queen of
Apostles Church is open to the public for
guided tours by appointment. The building
contains stained glass windows and is
representative of the city’s diverse ethnic
population. Adults, $2; ages 18 and younger,
$1. www.TwinSpiresCathedral.com.
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion ST. JOSEPH
800-530-8866, 1100 Charles St. This 1879
Victorian Gothic sandstone mansion illustrates
the cultural and economic history of 19th
century St. Joseph. Interior features include
oil-on-canvas ceilings. Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–
4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Tours by
appointment. $4; ages 7–18, $2; ages 6 and
younger, free. www.StJosephMuseum.org/
wyeth_tootle.htm.
Blind Pony Lake Hatchery and Conservation
Area SWEET SPRINGS 660-335-4531, Rural
Route 2, Box 17. Area offers good hunting for
small game, dove, deer and turkey. Blind
Pony lake is stocked with largemouth bass,
bluegill, channel and blue catfish. Private
boats, outboard motors and bait held or
transported in water are allowed.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Unity Village UNITY VILLAGE 816-524-3550,
1901 NW Blue Parkway. Unity Village is the
world headquarters of Unity, a religious
movement of prayer and education. The 1,400-
acre site offers gardens, fountains and
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buildings in the Spanish architectural tradition,
along with Unity Village Chapel. Free tours.
www.UnityWorldHQ.org.
Baltimore Bend Vineyard and Winery
WAVERLY 660-493-0258, 27150 Route 24.
Baltimore Bend Vineyard offers wine
enthusiasts and novices a fun, welcoming and
relaxed environment to learn about Missouri
wine. Come find your favorites. Complimentary
tasting. Gift shop on-site. Tours available.
www.BaltimoreBend.com.
General Joseph O. Shelby Statue WAVERLY
660-493-2802, 512 Main St. A life-size statue
of Confederate General Joseph O. Shelby.
Located in downtown Waverly. Open 24 hours.
Free admission. jandjhinz@yahoo.com.
Peters Market WAVERLY

660-493-2368,
32651 Route 65. This seasonal market offers
homegrown apples and peaches, homemade
fruit butters and locally grown produce, nuts,
honey and sorghum, along with fruit baskets.
Located 1.5 miles east of Waverly on Route 65.
July–November. www.PetersMkt.com.
Schreiman Orchards WAVERLY

660-493-2477, 29032 Route 24. The oldest
roadside market in the area, Schreiman’s
opened in the 1920s. Filled with peaches in the
summer and apples in the fall. Melons, meats,
bread and pies, jams, salsa, chocolates and
strawberries and blackberries, in season.
June–October. Free admission.
New Oak Vineyards and Winery WELLINGTON
816-240-2391, 11644 Flournoy School Road.
Offering 12 varieties of estate bottled wines.
The winery provides a tasting room and scenic
venue with a patio overlooking a 10-acre lake.
Banquet facilities are available for private
events. Wed.–Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
www.NewOakVineyards.com.
Herbert Bonnell Museum WESTON
816-992-0102, 20755 Lamar Road. A mid-
1800s farmhouse museum with original
furnishings; tools and farm equipment, along
with horse-drawn implements are displayed.
There is a picnic area with a waterfall. Open
May–October: Sat.–Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. and
weekdays by appointment. Free admission.
National Silk Art Museum WESTON
816-640-9902, 500 Main St. Take a tour of
more than 200 woven silk tapestries replicating
masterpiece paintings of the 17th and 18th
centuries. These works of art were woven on
the Jacquard punch card mechanical loom in
the late 1970s and early 1980s. Donations
accepted. www.NationalSilkArtMuseum.com.
O’Malley’s Pub and Music Hall WESTON
816-640-5235, 500 Welt St. Live Irish music
three nights a week. Featuring O’Malley’s
beer, brewed on-site. Located in the cellars
of the historic Weston Brewing Company. Fri.,
4 p.m.–1:30 a.m.; Sat., 1 p.m.–1:30 a.m.;
Sun., 3 p.m.–midnight. $5.
www.WestonIrish.com/omalleys.html.
O’Neill’s Classic Antiques WESTON
877-272-5788, 526 Welt St. Located at the
Inn at Weston Landing, this shop features
two floors of furniture, glass, china, pictures,
mirrors, quilts, linens and primitives. The
brewery cellar, built in 1842, serves as the
shop’s second floor. Open Sat., noon–5 p.m.
Free. Innatwestonlanding@kc.rr.com.
Pirtle Winery WESTON 816-640-5728,
502 Spring St. A tasting room and gift shop
are housed in a circa 1867 German Lutheran
Church. Complimentary tasting. Known for
mead: wine made from honey. Relax in the
vine-covered outdoor wine garden. Open
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–
6 p.m. www.PirtleWinery.com.
Weston Brewing Company WESTON
816-640-5235, 500 Welt St. Located on the
original 1842 site, producing O’Malley’s
packaged beer for general distribution. The
beers are served at the America Bowman
restaurant and O’Malley’s Pub. Brewery tours:
Sat. 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. $5.
www.WestonIrish.com/brews.html
Weston Historical Museum WESTON
816-386-2977, 601 Main St. Founded in 1960.
Exhibits depict life in Platte County. From mid-
March through mid-December. Free admission.
Weston Red Barn Farm WESTON
816-386-5437, 16300 Wilkerson Road. This
educational farm showcases baby animals
in the spring and has a peach harvest
July–August. You can pick pumpkins, apples
and blackberries (in season), go through the
corn maze, shop in the country store or take
a wagon ride. Open April–November. Free
admission.
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Arrow Rock Arrow Rock Bed and Breakfast 800-795-2797 Circa 1853 home, filled with antiques. On the National Historic Register. Two
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Arrow Rock Borgman’s Bed and Breakfast 660-837-3350 Four guestrooms share three bathrooms in this 19th century home. Cinnamon
rolls are a specialty.
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Arrow Rock Down Over Bed and Breakfast 660-837-3268 •
www.DownOverBedandBreakfast.com
Built in 1912. Five guestrooms with private baths; also a private guest cottage
with kitchen. Full breakfast is served.
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Bates City Apples and Gingerbread Bed and Breakfast
816-690-5708 •
www.ApplesandGingerbread.com
Four guestrooms. Homemade pastries. Quiet country setting. Truman
Presidential Library is 15 miles. No smoking. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • • •
Brunswick Ashlyn House Bed and Breakfast
660-548-3237
Colonial home built in the late l800s. TV in common room. Full breakfast.
No smoking.
$$–$$$ • • •
Brunswick Sycamore Valley Farm Bed and Breakfast
660-548-3283 •
www.SycamoreValleyFarm.com
Two-bedroom apartment; kitchen; fireplace; private entrance; on 400-acre farm.
Many outdoor activities. Wi-Fi and DSL.
$$ • • •
Brunswick Whitetail Run Bed and Breakfast
660-548-9771
Comfortable setting. Three upstairs guestrooms. Wi-Fi; business center; laundry.
Kitchen and barbecue grill available.
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Cameron Cedar Loft Bed and Breakfast 877-226-7288 •
www.SoggyBottomCamp.com/lodging.html
Cedar-lined loft; sleeps six; private bath; infrared dry sauna with stereo; wood
stove with grill. Age restriction.
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Concordia Mrs. G’s Bed and Breakfast 660-463-2160 •
www.MrsGsBandB.com
Ranch-style inn furnished with antiques. Two guestrooms with private baths.
Outdoor hot tub. No smoking indoors.
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Excelsior Springs Inn on Crescent Lake Bed and Breakfast
816-630-6745 • www.CrescentLake.com
1915 Georgian Colonial mansion. Ten guestrooms; private baths; hot tub;
swimming pool; fishing; paddle and bass boats.
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Fairfax Aunt Martha’s House Bed and Breakfast
660-686-0218 • www.AuntMarthasHouse.com
Three guestrooms with private baths. Breakfast prepared at the time you wish.
Pets are welcome. Free Wi-Fi. HDTV.
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Humphreys Granny’s Country Cottage Bed and Breakfast
660-286-3981
Cottage with fully furnished kitchen; breakfast delivered to your door, other
meals on request. Bass fishing.
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Independence Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast 816-252-2607 •
www.HawthornBB.com
Restored 19th century stone mansion on two acres. Five large guestrooms.
Private baths. Wi-Fi. Off-street parking.
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Independence Serendipity Bed and Breakfast 800-203-4299 •
www.BBHost.com/serendipitybb
Circa 1887 home. Five full suites; one single. Wi-Fi. No smoking. Historic district
is three blocks away. Call: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
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Jameson Marydale Inn Bed and Breakfast
660-828-4541 • www.Marydale.com
Country inn with four guestrooms, champagne bubble baths and heated floors;
swing on the wrap-around porch. Wi-Fi.
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Jamesport Country Colonial Bed and Breakfast
800-579-9248 • www.Jamesport-MO.com/cc
Circa 1865 Colonial in Amish country. Three guestrooms. Private baths. Sunset
carriage rides. Full breakfast. Wi-Fi.
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Kansas City Su Casa Bed and Breakfast 816-965-5647 •
www.SuCasaBB.com
Ranch-style house. Two guestrooms. Jetted tubs. Pool. Movie theater. Guest
kitchen. Decks. Wi-Fi.
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Lawson Orchard Hill Bed and Breakfast
816-296-3090 • www.ohbnb.com
The estate includes five guestrooms, three acres of gardens, a well-stocked
fishing pond and walking trails.
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Lexington Mainstreet Memories Bed and Breakfast
660-259-7001
A 1915 Greek Revival with three guestrooms decorated in fine antiques. Porch
and screened-in patio. No smoking.
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Lexington Parsonage Bed and Breakfast 660-259-2344 In a National Historic District. Built in the late 1800s as a Methodist Church
parsonage. Patio with a grill.
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Lexington The Victorianne Bed and Breakfast
660-259-2868
An 1885 Queen Anne with guestrooms in main house and carriage house. Hot
tub available. Full or continental breakfast.
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Liberty Stone-Yancey House Bed and Breakfast
816-415-0066 • www.StoneYanceyHouse.com
An 1889 Victorian. Three second-floor guestrooms. Private baths. Wi-Fi. Three
blocks to William Jewell College.
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Liberty The Terrace Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast
816-792-0418 • www.TerraceAvenueInn.com
Two guestrooms, private baths, kitchen access. Liberty Square, five blocks;
Kansas City, 15 minutes. Tea service. Wi-Fi.
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Marceline Uptown Theatre Bed and Breakfast
660-376-2525 • www.Uptown-
Marceline.com/accomodations.html
In the 1930 Uptown Theatre. Three guestrooms, private baths, kitchenettes, in-
room breakfast. Multi-night discounts.
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New Franklin Rivercene Mansion Bed and Breakfast
800-531-0862 • www.Rivercene.com
Civil War mansion. Ten guestrooms; private baths. Seven acres on the Katy Trail.
One mile from Boonville casino. Wi-Fi.
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Odessa Sunset Acres Bed and Breakfast
816-682-2076 • www.SunsetAcresBandB.com
Three guestrooms. Romantic and secluded. Modern amenities; swimming; hot
tub; fishing; fireplaces; gardens; Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • • •
Parkville Main Street Inn Bed and Breakfast–Parkville
816-741-9800 • www.Main-Street-Inn.com
Circa 1885 house. Three guestrooms on the second floor. Private baths. Wrap-
around porch. Restaurants three blocks.
$$$
Parkville The Porch Swing Inn Bed and Breakfast
866-587-6282 • www.ThePorchSwingInn.com
Circa 1902 Victorian. Four guestrooms; private baths. Two-course breakfast.
Smoking outside. Dog and cat on-site. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • • •
Plattsburg Pink Rosebud Bed and Breakfast
816-930-3088 • www.PinkRosebudBandB.com
Restored circa 1878 Victorian with period antiques. Private baths. Evening
dessert and soft drinks. Smoking outdoors.
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Pleasant Hill Mulberry Hill Bed and Breakfast
800-837-1877 • www.MulberryHillBandB.com
A 1904 Colonial; five guestrooms with a queen bed, TV, private bath with jetted
tub. Full breakfast, evening dessert.
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Smithville Smithville Historical Museum and Inn Bed
and Breakfast 816-678-7368 •
www.SmithvilleInn.Homestead.com
A restored circa 1880 Victorian. Two guestrooms. Enjoy a continental breakfast,
tea time and a tour of the museum.
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St. Joseph Museum Hill Bed and Breakfast 816-387-9663 •
www.MuseumHill.com
Hilltop location; great view; 35 minutes north of KCI airport. Four guestrooms;
private baths. Biker friendly. Wi-Fi.
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St. Joseph Whiskey Mansion Bed and Breakfast
816-676-1529 • www.WhiskeyMansion1885.com
Circa 1885 mansion. Four guestrooms; private baths; parlor; music room;
library; main floor accessible bathroom; Wi-Fi.
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Sumner Inn at Clover Hill Bed and Breakfast
660-856-3648 • www.InnAtCloverHill.com
Renovated 1930s farmhouse on operating farm. Four guestrooms. Carriage
house for events. Dinner by reservation. Wi-Fi.
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Trenton Hyde Mansion Bed and Breakfast 660-359-5631
• www.InnTravels.com/usa/mo/hyde.html
Circa 1930s inn 12 miles from Jamesport. Six guestrooms. Private baths. Living
room with fireplace. Screened porch.
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Weston Benner House Bed and Breakfast
816-640-2616 • www.BennerHouse.com
Two-story hilltop house 17 miles north of the Kansas City airport. Four
guestrooms; porches; hot tub; pool; Wi-Fi.
$$$ • •
Weston Inn at Weston Landing Bed and Breakfast
877-272-5788 • www.InnAtWestonLanding.com
Four rooms each with private bath and sitting areas; filled with antique
furnishings. Large garden area with hot tub.
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Weston Murphy House Bed and Breakfast
816-640-5577 • www.TheMurphyHouseBB.org
Circa 1912 Victorian. Two bedrooms; private baths. Wine and appetizers served.
Large veranda. Downtown is two blocks away.
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Travel a little east of Hermann to find another Missouri River town,
Washington. Nestled in the heart of wine country, Washington is home
to several unique stops, including Loaves and Fishes Bulk Foods (for
Amish and natural food selections), the Gary Lucy Gallery, the Corn
Cob Pipe Museumand the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.
If you happen to be in this region and looking to get your kicks on
Route 66, don’t forget to stop at Meramec Caverns in Stanton, where
the new Caveman Zipline is sure to get your adrenaline pumping as you
soar above the Meramec River.
he Gateway Arch, near the Mississippi
River in downtown St. Louis, is one of the
state’s — and the nation’s — most well-
known symbols. Standing 630 feet, it truly offers visi-
tors a unique perspective on the city below. Around
St. Louis, cities such as St. Charles, home to Historic
Main Street, combine the past and present to offer
visitors unique art and shopping opportunities.
Hannibal, home of Mark Twain, still has the small-
town feel of a river city, with houses nestled among
the river bluffs. Yet, take a walk in Hannibal’s historic
downtown district and you’ll feel like you are in the
big city with a variety of boutiques and museums.
Hermann, a German community on the Missouri
River, is perhaps best known for its wineries and bed
and breakfast inns. The region has its own designated
wine trail for vino enthusiasts, and there are also op-
portunities to find antiques, crafts and sites related to
the city’s history.
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mEscape the hustle and bustle of the city in the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden.
W
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tions or for relaxing, Winding
Brook Estate in Eureka of-
fers visitors the opportunity to pick their
own lavender. Never picked lavender be-
fore? Not a problem; when you stop by the
farmhouse to pick up your harvesting tools,
they will give you tips on how to cut the
lavender. Stop by for lunch or a snack and
enjoy one of their lavender teas, lavender
gooey butter cake, lavender lemon scones
or a lavender blueberry muffin.
Nelson, blue ray, blue crop. You can find
these types of blueberries and more at
Wind Ridge Farmin New Melle. The farm
also offers several types of blackberries and
peaches, all available for you and your fam-
ily to pick after taking a wagon ride out to
the fields. Want some more choices? Visit
Thierbach Orchards & Berry Farm in
Marthasville and choose from strawber-
ries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries,
peaches and apples.
Visit a florist, meat shop, produce
stands, baker and pet shop all in one loca-
tion at the Historic Soulard Market in St.
Louis. Open Wednesday
through Saturday, with
Saturday being the prime
shopping day, you never
know who you might run
into at this open air mar-
ket. Many famous faces
have been known to shop
here, including Woodrow
Wilson, John Goodman
and Bill Clinton. Did you
know former president
Ulysses S. Grant was once
a vendor here?
One of the largest agri-
tourism attractions in
Missouri and the oldest of
its kind in continuous op-
eration is the Missouri
Botanical Garden in St. Louis. While you
can’t come here to pick fruits or flowers, you
can take one of their many classes offered.
Learn how to grow your own plants or make
fruit spreads from the produce you picked at
one of Missouri’s you-pick farms.
Roadside
Markets
Thies Farm & Greenhouses Inc.
Hanley Road in St. Louis
Back Home Again
Schiller Street in Hermann
Fahr Greenhouses Inc.
St. Albans Road, Wildwood
Grand Valley Farm
Highway A, Moberly
Agritourism
Evolution
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Ted Shanks Conservation Area ASHBURN
573-754-6171, 3643 Pike 145. Recreational
opportunities abound for anglers, hunters and
wildlife watchers at the Ted Shanks
Conservation Area. Seasonally flooded
wetlands attract migratory birds, while the
lake, streams and Mississippi River await
anglers. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Augusta Winery AUGUSTA 888-667-9463,
5601 High St. Year-round tasting room and gift
shop. Outside covered terrace open
April–October, with live music on weekends.
Bring a picnic or buy snacks here. No outside
alcohol allowed. Closed Jan. 1, Easter,
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Free admission.
www.AugustaWinery.com.
Montelle Winery and Klondike Cafe AUGUSTA
888-595-9463, 201 Montelle Drive. Atop a
ridge, 400 feet above the Missouri River
bottoms. Sample the wines, great views,
Klondike Cafe, event space, gift shop, Wi-Fi,
large deck under the trees. Sunset dinners
May–September. Live music April–October. See
website for details and hours. Free admission.
www.Montelle.com.
Mount Pleasant Winery–Augusta AUGUSTA
800-467-9463, 5634 High St. Founded in 1859.
Spectacular views. Tasting room, historic
buildings and original limestone cellars. Enjoy
casual cuisine and award-winning wines in a
serene atmosphere. Daily, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See
website for music and event schedules. Free
admission. www.MountPleasant.com.
Double Key Treasure Hunts BALLWIN
800-494-3183, 566 Arbor Meadow Drive. Double
Key Treasure Hunts creates complete treasure
hunt packages using real antique items from the
1800s to the early 1900s. To solve the clues,
you’ll visit various places around St. Louis. The
adventures are self-contained. Fees vary.
www.DoubleKeyTreasureHunts.com.
Bible Grove School House BARING
660-883-5774, Rural Route 1. The schoolhouse
was built in 1921. It was constructed to
consolidate the many schoolhouses in the Mt.
Pleasant Township. Guests can reserve it and/
or take tours. Call first for more information.
www.ScotlandCounty.net/organizations/
organizations/biblegrovehistorical.shtml.
Bias Winery and Gruhlke’s Microbrewery
BERGER 800-905-2427, 3166 Route B. On
the bluffs above the Missouri River bottoms,
nine miles east of Hermann. Indoor and
outdoor seating. Sample the wines and
microbrew beers. See our website for festivals
and events. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Dec.
25 and Jan. 1. www.BiasWinery.com.
Wenwood Farm Winery BLAND
573-437-3443, 1132 Brick Church Road. Open
daily to taste and buy award-winning wines.
See website for schedules of festivals, art fairs
and music events. Open later on music and
event days. From Route 50 at Mount Sterling,
take Route A five miles to Brick Church Road.
www.WenwoodFarmWinery.com.
Honeyshuck — The Champ Clark House
BOWLING GREEN 573-324-5224, 207 E.
Champ Clark Drive. Tour the historic home of
the Honorable Champ Clark, 13-term
congressman and Speaker of the U.S. House
of Representatives, 1911–19. A National
Historic Landmark. June–August: Tue.–Sun.,
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Free; donations accepted.
www.ChampClark.org.
West End Scuba Diving Adventures
BRIDGETON 314-209-7200, 12464 Natural
Bridge Road. Walking, boat and scuba tours of
Bonne Terre Mine. Underwater education for
people wanting to become certified scuba
divers. The dive center provides sales and
service of snorkeling and scuba equipment.
Tours and certification year-round.
www.2Dive.com.
Cedar Falls School and Historic Village
CANTON 573-288-3995, 19481 Route B. An
old-fashioned school, general store, post office
and other buildings are part of this village,
which has a collection of toys, including
vintage Marx toys. Open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–
5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Year-round.
$5; children, $3.
Lewis County Historical Society and Museum
CANTON 573-288-5713, 102 N. Fourth St. A
non-profit library that attempts to discover and
collect any materials related to the history of
Lewis County and the surrounding area. One of
the largest collections of family history and
records in the region. Call for an appointment.
Year-round. Free.
Remember When Toy Museum and Village
of Cedar Falls CANTON 573-288-3995,
1948l Highway B. $5; children, $3.
Knightscastlecar@yahoo.com.
Chauffeured Fishing Guide Service on Mark
Twain Lake CENTER 573-267-3546, 21608
Coyote Hills. Mid-March–November
www.CannonDam.com/chauffeuredfishing.
Historic Village at Faust Park CHESTERFIELD
314-615-8328, 15185 Olive Blvd. This village
is a collection of buildings which were moved
to Faust Park from locations in the Chesterfield
and St. Louis areas to be saved from
demolition. The village is available for tours
by reservation or on select weekends. $30
minimum charge for a group tour. www.Co.
St-Louis.Mo.us/parks/village.html.
Kemp Auto Museum CHESTERFIELD
636-537-1718, 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road.
The Kemp Auto Museum is the only Mercedes
Museum in the United States and the largest
private collection of Mercedes automobiles
in one location. The museum offers more
than 30 historically significant automobiles.
$8; ages 55+, $6; younger than 12, $3.
www.KempAutoMuseum.org.
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
CHESTERFIELD 636-530-0076, 15193
Olive Blvd. More than 1,000 tropical butterflies
fly freely in the 8,000-square-foot glass
conservatory. Watch a butterfly emerge from a
chrysalis; visit the outdoor Butterfly Garden;
enjoy indoor insect exhibits. $6; ages 3–12, $4.
www.ButterflyHouse.org.
The St. Louis Carousel CHESTERFIELD
314-615-8383, 15189 Olive Blvd. The carousel
was created by the Dentzel Company of
Philadelphia in the 1920s; installed in 1929 at the
Forest Park Highlands. In 1987, it was restored to
its original beauty and installed in a climate
controlled building in Faust Park. February–
December. $1; younger than 1, free. www.StLouis
Co.com/parks/carousel/carousel.htm.
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mIn Bowling Green, tour the home of Champ Clark, Speaker of the U.S. House of
Representatives from 1911 to 1919.
Thornhill — 1820s Home of Gov. Frederick
Bates CHESTERFIELD 314-615-8328, 15185
Olive Blvd. Built in 1819, Thornhill is the
oldest governor’s home still standing in
Missouri. It was the home of Frederick Bates,
Missouri’s second governor (1824) and his
family. The home is available for tours by
appointment. $30 minimum fee for groups.
www.StLouisCo.com/parks/thornhill.html.
The 1845 Elgin Cottrell House CLARKSVILLE
573-242-9688, 209 S. First St. This circa
1845 house, on the banks of the Mississippi
River, was the home of the developer of the
Missouri mule. It is the oldest residence in the
town. Restored and full of antiques from the
period. Reservation only. Buses are welcome.
$5. Cottrellprissy@aol.com.
The Bent Tree Gallery CLARKSVILLE
573-242-3200, 102 S. Second St. Handcrafted
Missouri willow furniture made using modern
methods while retaining age-old charm. Artist-
made leather bags and fiber art. Artist on site
to describe techniques and answer questions.
Furniture and fiber art classes. Free admission.
www.TheBentTree.com.
B.T. Dove Antiques CLARKSVILLE
573-242-3422, 107 Howard St. This shop
presents a wide array of antiques, oil paintings
and prints, frames and mirrors, tables, chairs,
chests, lamps and a large number of unusual
stalls. Thu.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–
5 p.m. Jsmiley@tcip.net.
Crown Valley Port House CLARKSVILLE
573-242-3695, 25795 Route N. An elaborate
tasting bar, indoor and outdoor seating, a bistro
and a gift shop. Live music on weekends in
October. This is where bottles and barrels of
port are aged. Sample port and other Crown
Valley wines. See website for events. Free
admission. www.CrownValleyWinery.com/tievoli.
Dawn of Creation Art Studio CLARKSVILLE
573-242-9600, 101 S. First. Unique, original
jewelry designs in natural stone, fused glass
and crystal; art glass. Many local artisans.
Riverfront location. Open Tue.–Sun., 10:30
a.m.–5 p.m. www.DawnOfCreationArtStudio.net.
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great way for
your family
to experience
underground
excitement. For
thousands of years, this
complex of mineral
formations and
color is as rare
and unique as it is
beautiful. Trained
rangers conduct
guided tours
along well lighted
walkways, explain-
ing the natural masterpieces
completely along the way.
Plus, we offer excellent
campgrounds, a motel,
canoe floats,
riverboat
rides, a
sluice where
you may
pan for
“gold,” a gift shop, restaurant,
and four exciting zipline
rides. From St. Louis, go west
on I-44 and take exit 230 to
Meramec Caverns.
Open year-round.
Call 1-573-468-3166 today or
visit our Web site at
www.americascave.com.
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Missouri
Outdoors
Northeast Missouri
Thomas Hill Reservoir, 5,284 acres of
multiuse lands and 2.2 miles of streams.
The north end features wetlands and a wa-
terfowl refuge created and maintained by
beavers. There you will encounter a large
variety of nesting and migrating birds, in-
cluding bald eagles. Upland hunting is al-
lowed on several thousand acres. The
reservoir is managed for largemouth bass,
crappie, hybrid striped bass and catfish.
The warm water discharge remains ice-free
during the winter, providing a unique win-
ter fishing opportunity.
For more attractions, activities, places
to stay and restaurants in Northeast
Missouri, tour Missouri’s official tourism
website, www.VisitMO.com.
T
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activities. How about a place totally unique to Missouri? At the
Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones–Confluence Point State Park, north
of St. Louis, you can stand at the very spot where the Missouri River — often
referred to as the Big Muddy — joins forces with the mighty Mississippi River.
Interpretive panels focus on the rivers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Emphasizing native vegetation and natu-
ral wetlands, the park is an excellent bird-
ing location, offering many species of
songbirds, shore birds, wading birds, wa-
terfowl and raptors.
A 45-minute drive north brings you to
Clarence Cannon National Wildlife
Refuge, one mile east of Annada, beside
the Mississippi River. The refuge’s diver-
sity of habitats supports waterfowl, wad-
ing birds, shorebirds, songbirds and
American bald eagles year-round.
Speaking of American bald eagles,
Missouri is home to a large population, es-
pecially along the Mississippi River near
the locks and dams. Turbulence created
below the dams provides open water and a
smorgasbord of stunned fish upon which
the eagles feast. Clarksville is a prime loca-
tion for eagle spotting.
Mark Twain Lake is a 55,000-acre
land and water project spanning the Salt
River Valley south of Monroe City, 28
miles southwest of Hannibal, and affords
many recreational opportunities year-
round: boating, camping, walking, hiking
and mountain biking trails, fishing and
water sports. Much of this land is open to
hunting in season.
For the horseback riding enthusiast, an
equestrian campground is available at
Cuivre River State Park, three miles out-
side of Troy. More than 30 miles of hiking,
backpacking and horseback riding trails
wind through this 6,393-acre park, which
includes camping, a lake for fishing and
swimming, picnicking and a visitor center.
Then, 30 minutes southwest of Macon
lies Thomas Hill Reservoir Conservation
Area. The area consists of the 4,950-acre
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Shop CLARKSVILLE 573-242-3000, 107 S.
First St. Wheelthrown and handbuilt functional
stoneware pottery made in this studio.
Select ready-made cottage furniture or
design your own. Also birdhouses, birdfeeders
and garden benches made by the artists.
Cedarcroft@sbcglobal.net.
Midwest Sea Kayak Touring Company
CLARKSVILLE 314-518-0950, Route 79. Guided,
instructor-led Mississippi River journeys. Kayak
tours. World-class touring equipment. ACA-BCU
certified instructors. Private and group lessons.
Rolling pool on-site. Year-round. $40–$95.
www.MidwestSeaKayak.com.
Richard’s Great Stuff CLARKSVILLE
573-242-9688, 101 N. First St. Antique and
vintage home decor, jewelry and gifts. Free
admission. Cottrellprissy@aol.com.
Simpatico, an Art Gallery Co-op CLARKSVILLE
573-242-3725, 105 C S. First St. A fine art
and fine craft gallery featuring photography,
paintings, pottery, collage, glass, silver and
fiber from award-winning Missouri artists. A
visiting artist is on-site each weekend. Open
Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m–5 p.m.
www.LoriPurk.com.
The Windsor Chair Shop CLARKSVILLE
573-242-3700, 107 N. First St. Handmade
colonial Windsor chairs are made with the
traditional hand tools and techniques used 275
years ago. No power tools, nails or screws are
used. Visitors may watch the chairs being
made. Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–
5 p.m. www.TheWindsorChairShop.net.
Martin Franklin Hanley House CLAYTON
314-226-9893, 7600 Westmoreland Ave. Built in
1855, the Hanley House depicts the reality of
rural life in St. Louis County during the
antebellum and post-Civil War years. Open
April–October: Sat.–Sun., noon–4 p.m. Open
Mon.–Fri., year-round by appointment. $3; ages
12 and younger, free. www.HanleyHouse.org.
Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum CREVE
COEUR 314-434-3368, 3127 Creve Coeur Mill
Road. Collection of antique, classic and sport
aircraft, including an original Cub, the Tim
Collegiate flown by Charles Lindbergh and the
first Curtiss Air Sedan. At Creve Coeur Airport.
Tours Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; weekdays by
appointment. Year-round. $10; ages 5–12, $5.
www.HistoricAircraftRestorationMuseum.org.
De Soto Farmers Market DE SOTO
314-471-3681, 1004 Rock Road. Local
produce, artisans, bedding plants and
occasional live music. On the lot behind the
United Methodist Church, off of Tenth Street.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.–noon. Closed
May 29; July 3; Sept. 4. Accepts Electronic
Benefit Transfer (EBT). May 8–Oct. 23. Free
admission. Buyfreshlocal@gmail.com.
De Soto Railroad Employees Memorial
DE SOTO 636-586-2602, 4283 Fountain City
Road. Memorial was dedicated to the men and
women who, since 1857, worked for the St.
Louis Iron Mountain, Missouri Pacific and
Union Pacific railroads in De Soto. Open
dawn–dusk. Donations accepted.
www.DeSotoRailroadMemorial.org.
Chandler Hill Vineyards DEFIANCE
636-798-2675, 596 Defiance Road. Offers a
large tasting room and massive deck
overlooking the vineyards, lake and rolling hills.
Offering full-service dining. Gift shop. Free
music on weekends. Can accommodate 350
for private events. No outside food or
beverages allowed. Free admission.
www.ChandlerHillVineyards.com.
Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village
DEFIANCE 636-798-2005, 1868 Route F. This
registered National Historic Site offers visitors a
look at life as a frontiersman. The Boone Home
is nearly 200 years old, while Boonesfield
Village has more than a dozen 19th century
buildings; not all are wheelchair accessible.
One-hour tours, $4–$7; two-hour tours, $6–$12.
www.Lindenwood.edu/boone.
Blumenhof Winery DUTZOW 800-419-2245,
13699 S. Highway 94. Blumenhof is German
for Court of Flowers. The vineyards were
established in 1979. Enjoy estate bottled wines.
Bring a picnic, or buy one at the winery.
Mon.–Sat., 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sun.,
noon–5:30 p.m. www.Blumenhof.com.
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Endangered Wolf Center EUREKA
636-938-5900, 6750 Tyson Valley Road.
The EWC is one of the nation’s foremost
conservation centers specializing in rearing
endangered wolves for federal release
programs. View the Mexican gray wolf, African
wild dogs and swift foxes. June–March.
$8–$15. www.EndangeredWolfCenter.org.
Harvest Arts Gallery, Workshop and Studio
EUREKA 636-938-7667, 104 W. Frisco St.
Located in a circa 1890 Colonial Victorian
home in Old Towne Eureka. Promotes local
artisans, authors and growers. All items are
handmade in America. A hands-on working
studio is on-site. Items may be purchased.
Free admission. www.HarvestArts.com.
Six Flags St. Louis EUREKA 636-938-5300,
4900 Six Flags Road. Six Flags offers fun and
thrills, featuring more than 100 rides, shows
and attractions, including wooden and steel
roller coasters. Guests receive a free pass to
Hurricane Harbor Water Park when they
purchase a theme park admission. April
2–Nov. 7. $40; children shorter than 48 inches
tall, $31. www.SixFlags.com/stlouis/index.aspx.
Winding Brook Estate Lavender Farm
EUREKA 636-575-5572, 3 Winding Brook
Estate Dr. Enjoy the beauty and fragrance of
blooming lavender. During blooming season,
June–October, pick your own bouquet and
enjoy lavender drinks and pastries. The gift
shop is in a 100-year-old farmhouse. Free.
www.WindingBrookEstate.com.
Wool Gatherings EUREKA 636-938-9908, 141
S. Central Ave. A gathering place for wool,
women and community. Open Wed. and Fri., 10
a.m.–3 p.m.; Thu,. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–
3 p.m. Year-round. www.WoolGatherings.net.
Challenger Learning Center–St. Louis
FERGUSON 314-521-6205, 205 Brotherton
Lane. The center provides hands-on space
science education programs. It features a
replica space station and Mission Control
Center where participants go on a simulated
space mission. Advance reservations required;
check online calendar. $15 per person for
public missions. www.clcStLouis.org.
Ferguson Farmers Market FERGUSON
314-324-4298, 20 S. Florissant Road. Fresh
produce picked within 24 hours of going to
market, special events, live music, kids’
activities, specialty vendors with eggs, pasta,
meats, nuts, homemade jellies, made-to-
order omelets and arts and crafts by local
artisans. May–October. Free admission.
www.FergusonFarmersMarket.com.
Florissant Civic Center Theatre FLORISSANT
314-921-5678, 1 James J. Eagan Drive.
Florissant Civic Center Theatre offers a wide
variety of professionally staged productions
including the St. Louis Family Theatre Series,
Florissant Fine Arts Council events and
concerts. Prices vary by performance.
www.FlorissantMo.com/theatre/index.shtml.
Shaw Nature Reserve GRAY SUMMIT
636-451-3512, 307 Pinetum Loop Road. This
2,400-acre reserve includes 14 miles of hiking
trails. Established in 1925, the reserve features
extensive tracts of tall grass prairie, glades,
wetlands, savannas and woodlands. Closed
Christmas. From I-44, take Exit 253. $3;
younger than 13, free. www.ShawNature.org.
Union Ridge Conservation Area GREEN
CASTLE 660-785-2420, Route D. Most of the
area is forest, and the rest is savanna, fields,
wetlands and cropland. Facilities include a
boat ramp, primitive camping, fishable lake,
three streams (Spring Creek, Dry Branch
Creek, Jobs Creek), and an intermittent
stream. www.MissouriConservation.org.
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MetroTix 314-534-1111
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527 N.Grand, St. Louis
February 8 - 20
March 25 - 27
April 12-24
May 11-29
January 7 - 9
August 10 - 28
AVA Goldworks HANNIBAL 573-221-1928,
211 Center St. Unique goldsmithing gallery
specializing in jewelry made on-site, crafted by
award-winning designers. Pieces are brought to
life by a Jewelers of America Certified Master
Bench Jeweler. Year-round. Free admission.
www.AvaGoldworks.com.
Ayers Pottery HANNIBAL 573-221-6960,
308 N. Third St. Steve Ayers has been a
professional potter for 30 years and has been
making pottery in Hannibal for 20 of those years.
Ayers Pottery is recognized nationwide for its
form and intense color-rich glazes. Stop in to see
the pottery being made. www.AyersPottery.com.
Cameron Cave HANNIBAL 573-221-1656,
300 Cave Hollow Road. Missouri’s newest show
cave offers you a different underground adventure.
You’ll see the cave nearly as it was when first
discovered. The lantern-guided tour takes you
through this complex maze cave. Tour lasts about
90 minutes. Memorial–Labor Day. $2–$18.
www.MarkTwainCave.com/mtc_cameroncave.html.
Cardiff Hill Park Lighthouse and Statues
HANNIBAL 866-263-4825, 500 N. Main St.
This site offers a view of the Mississippi River,
and the 244 steps leading to the park begin at
the end of North Main Street, where visitors
can see a sculpture of Tom Sawyer and Huck
Finn. Daily, 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Free.
Hannibal Alliance Art Gallery HANNIBAL
573-221-2275, 112 N. Main St. Explore art
from local artists in a relaxed atmosphere.
Take home an original painting, photo,
piece of jewelry, pottery or turned wood
that will become a treasured gift.
www.HannibalAllianceArtGallery.com.
Hannibal Arts Council Galleries HANNIBAL
573-221-6545, 105 S. Main St. The Hannibal
Arts Council hosts two major art festivals —
River Arts Festival in May and Folklife Festival
in October — a full exhibit schedule in its
galleries, plus workshops, school touring and
dozens of quality art programs and services.
Free admission. www.HannibalArts.com.
Hannibal Trolley Company HANNIBAL
573-221-1161, 220 N. Main St. Board the trolley
for a narrated, 14-mile tour of Hannibal. Stops
at all major attractions; you may visit each site
and re-board to continue your tour. Group rates
offered by reservation. MasterCard and Visa
accepted. April–October. $10.
Historic Clemens Field HANNIBAL
573-221-1010, 403 Warren Barrett Drive. Clemens
Field was constructed in 1937–38 as a WPA
project and named after Hannibal’s own Samuel
Clemens. The field has hosted a variety of
leagues, and currently is home to the Hannibal
Cavemen. The field hosts concerts and activities
throughout the year. Office hours: Mon.–Fri.,
8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.HannibalCavemen.com.
Historic Hannibal Tours HANNIBAL
314-494-2918, 208 North St. Experience the
rich history and lore of America’s hometown
on a fun and educational tour. Tours include
historic walking and riding tours as well as
haunted Hannibal tours. Call for tour times and
availability. $15. www.HauntedHannibal.com.
Jim Waddell as Mark Twain HANNIBAL
573-221-1656, 300 Hollow Road. See Mark Twain
Live at the Cave Hollow Complex. Raconteur Jim
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Waddell reweaves yarns first spun by Mark
Twain. Twain was well-known in his day for
his stage performances; now you can relive
the adventure. May–September. $5–$15.
www.MarkTwainCave.com/mtc_marktwainlive.html.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
HANNIBAL 573-221-9010, 120 N. Main. A
tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home &
Museum gives you the chance to explore the
Hannibal of Samuel Clemens’ youth. The
museum properties include six historically
significant buildings and two interactive
museums. Hours vary seasonally. $9.
www.MarkTwainMuseum.org.
Mark Twain Cave HANNIBAL 573-221-1656,
300 Cave Hollow Road. Explore the cave
author Mark Twain wrote about in five of his
books. Tours last about one hour. This
labyrinth cave maintains a 52-degree
temperature year-round. Hours vary by season.
No steps, but comfortable shoes
recommended. $2–$16.
www.MarkTwainCave.com.
Mark Twain Himself HANNIBAL
573-231-0021, 319 N. Main St. Richard Garey’s
performance of Mark Twain Himself is a live
professional theater show depicting author and
humorist Samuel Clemens. The show is staged
in the Planters Barn Theater in Hannibal,
Clemens’ hometown. June–September,
$10–$25. www.HeritageStage.com.
Mark Twain Riverboat HANNIBAL
573-221-3222, 100 Center St. See the
Mississippi aboard the boat that bears the
name of Hannibal’s most famous citizen,
Mark Twain. Offers one-hour sightseeing
cruises and two-hour dinner cruises with
live entertainment. Price varies depending
on cruise type. April–November.
www.MarkTwainRiverboat.com.
Molly Brown Birthplace and Museum
HANNIBAL 573-221-2477, 600 Butler St. Did
you know Molly Brown was on her way to
Hannibal when the Titanic sank? Learn about
this “unsinkable” heroine. Tour her humble
birthplace; see displays of her life. Buy tickets
at the Hannibal Convention and Visitors
Bureau, 505 N. Third St. June–September.
$2.50–$4. www.VisitMollyBrown.com.
Native American Trading Company and
Gallery HANNIBAL 573-248-3451, 115 N. Main
St. A complete Native American store with a
full complement of Native American-made
merchandise. Including artwork, sculptures,
pottery, baskets and jewelry from many artists.
So much to see it is almost a museum.
www.NativeAmericanTrading.com.
Picture Perfect Gallery HANNIBAL
573-221-4090, 101 N. Main St. Missouri artists
and locations are featured. Huge selection of
Byer’s Choice Carolers. Gift shop. Year-round.
www.PixPerf.com. .
Planters Barn Theater HANNIBAL
573-231-0021, 319 N. Main St. You’ll find the
shows Mark Twain Himself, A Shepherd’s Tale
(during the Christmas season) and the
Gospel of Mark (near Easter) all presented by
veteran stage actor Richard Garey. Visit
website or call for schedule and admission
prices. www.HeritageStage.com.
Rockcliffe Mansion HANNIBAL
573-221-4140, 1000 Bird St. Rockcliffe is a
13,500-square-foot American castle built to
overlook the Mississippi River in 1898. It is on
the National Register of Historic Places. Bed
and breakfast stays; several types of packages
available. Daily tours begin 10 a.m.
www.RockcliffeMansion.com.
Sawyer’s Creek Fun Park HANNIBAL
573-221-2200, 11011 Route 79. Sawyer’s Creek
is located just south of downtown Hannibal on
Route 79, across from the Mark Twain Cave.
Activities include bumper boats, 18-hole mini-
golf, specialty shops, wine shop, sweet shop
and a restaurant with a river view.
March–December. www.SawyersCreek.com.
Adam Puchta Winery HERMANN
573-486-5596, 1947 Frene Creek Road.
Award-winning wines; free wine tasting;
gourmet gift shop; weekend music; and
outdoor picnic area. Founded in 1855, Adam
Puchta is one of the oldest family-owned
wineries in the country. Located 2.5 miles
west of Hermann, off Route 100. Free
admission. www.AdamPuchtaWine.com.
Amtrak–Hermann Station HERMANN
800-872-7245, 1 Warf St. Two trains daily each
direction between St. Louis and Kansas City.
Limited carry-on bicycle space. Reservations
required for bicycle and all passengers.
Purchase tickets from any travel agent or on
the Amtrak website. www.Amtrak.com.
Daniel Boone Conservation Area HERMANN
636-441-4554, Route Y. A seven-mile trail
allows exploration by foot, horse or bike. You’ll
see songbirds, and perhaps the elusive ruffed
grouse, along with deep valleys, glades and
rugged wooded hills. Several ponds offer
catfish, sunfish and bass fishing.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Hermannhof Winery HERMANN
800-393-0100, 330 E. First St. Hermannhof’s
10 stone cellars and brick superstructure were
completed in 1852. On the National Register of
Historic Places. Take your own picnic or
purchase a variety of foods at their store.
Outdoor courtyard seats 175. Year-round. Free
admission. www.Hermannhof.com. .
Museum at the Old German School
HERMANN 573-486-2017, 312 Schiller St.
The German School, built in 1871, was the
elementary school until 1952. The entire
building is now a museum, featuring a wide
variety of local antiques and artifacts, along
with collections of Missouri Riverboat
memorabilia. April–October. Adults, $5;
students, $3; children, $1.
www.HistoricHermann.com.
OakGlenn Winery HERMANN
573-486-5057, 1104 OakGlenn Place. On a bluff
with a panoramic view of the Missouri River
valley. Covered porch and open-air patio. Two
miles east of Hermann on Route 100. Buses
and RVs: call before coming up the narrow
road from Route 100, so opposing traffic may
be halted. www.OakGlenn.com.
Red Barn Crafts and Antiques HERMANN
573-486-5544, 523 W. Ninth St. Photographs
of local towns and scenes, Missouri books,
antiques and lectures and demonstrations of
early American tools. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–
5 p.m. Year-round. Free admission.
Stone Hill Winery–Hermann HERMANN
800-909-9463, 1110 Stone Hill Highway. The
winery is on a hill overlooking Hermann. Take
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mThe city of Hermann hugs the Missouri River.
a guided tour of the cavernous, arched,
underground cellars. Visit the tasting rooms.
Browse the gift shop. Restaurant on-site.
Mon.–Sat., 8:30 a.m.–dusk; Sun., 10 a.m.–
6 p.m. Free admission; fee for tours.
www.StoneHillWinery.com.
Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area HIGBEE

573-884-6861, County Road 2910. Contains
3,515 acres at the junction of Boone, Howard
and Randolph counties. The gentle, rolling
terrain is 75 percent forested. Fields of native
warm-season grasses and row crops are
scattered among the forest.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Forest 44 Conservation Area HIGH RIDGE

636-458-2236, 1100 Antire Road. The rugged
forestland harbors plants and animals typical
of Missouri’s Ozarks; a spring-fed creek; and a
shooting range. The area has more than 13
miles of trails, including a wheelchair-
accessible path and a hiking/equestrian trail.
Free admission; shooting range, $3 per hour.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Villa Antonio Winery HILLSBORO
636-475-5008, 3660 Linhorst Road. A
picturesque Italian-style winery on the
outskirts of Hillsboro, 45 minutes south of St.
Louis. Offers wine tasting and serves lunch and
other foods. There is live music 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
on the weekends. Open daily, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
www.VillaAntonioWinery.com.
Hunnewell Hatchery HUNNEWELL
573-983-2201, 6503 Route Z. This hatchery
produces bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish
used to stock public and private impoundments
in Missouri. The lake offers opportunities for
those who like to fish. Limited primitive camping
on-site. Open daily, 4 a.m.–10 p.m.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Trophy Country–Randolph County HUNTSVILLE
660-277-4447, 4472 Private Road 1296.
Offers 6,200 acres with 800 surface acres of
water providing hunting, fishing and outdoor
recreation in central Missouri; 45 minutes north
of Columbia. There are 2,400 acres of wetlands
reserve with 2,000 acres of hardwood forest.
www.TrophyCountry.com.
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Visit Jungle of the Apes, Penguin & Puffin Coast
and the Children’s Zoo. Catch a Sea Lion Show
or ride the Zooline Railroad. Meet more than 700
exotic species from around the world. With so
much to do, it’s no wonder the Saint Louis Zoo
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Ilasco Village, Monument, Ilasco European
Immigrant Monument and Memorial Park
ILASCO 573-248-1216. Ilasco is two miles
south of the Mark Twain Cave on scenic Route
79. See the circa 1911 concrete jail, original
tavern and general store, 1915 churches and
descriptive monuments. Year-round. Free
admission. .
Fox Valley Lake Conservation Area KAHOKA
660-785-2420, State Route NN. This
conservation area offers a wide range of
activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Hunters,
anglers, wildlife watchers and photographers
will find opportunities in the 2,158-acre area,
managed by the Missouri Department of
Conservation. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Anheuser Estate Museum KIMMSWICK
636-464-7407, 6008 Windsor Harbor Lane.
Built on the banks of the Mississippi River in
1867 and purchased in 1916 by the Anheuser
family, the museum is steeped in St. Louis
history and brewery artifacts. Original
furnishing, clothing and collections are on
display. May–November. $5.
Kimmswick Historical Society Museum
KIMMSWICK 636-464-8687, 6000 Third St.
This museum spotlights the early settlement of
the area with many artifacts on display.
Kimmswick is a river town listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. There are
many historic buildings that now house shops
and restaurants. March–December. Free
admission. www.GoKimmswick.com/history.
Kimmswick Korner Gift Shop KIMMSWICK
636-464-2028, 119 Market St. Circa 1913 Old
Ziegler Store. Specialty gifts, including Lunch
at the Ritz fine jewelry, coffees, teas and 30
kinds of fudge, including sugar-free. Closed
Mon. Year-round. Free admission.
www.KimmswickKorner.com.
Mississippi Mud Gallery and Gifts
KIMMSWICK 636-464-3360, 6050 Second
St. Features the work of many Best of
Missouri Hands artists in handcrafted
pottery, glass and jewelry. Located in the
Little Ziegler House built in 1929 in historic
Kimmswick. Tue.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.;
Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.
www.MississippiMudGallery.com.
Windsor Harbor Bridge KIMMSWICK
636-464-8687, 101 Mill St. Built in 1874, this
is the oldest known wrought-iron bridge in
Missouri. Originally spanning the River des
Peres, it was moved to Kimmswick in 1930.
It’s listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Open only to pedestrian traffic. Free.
Adair County Historical Society Museum
KIRKSVILLE 660-665-6502, 211 S. Elson.
Exhibits spotlight the history of the area,
preserve artifacts and offer narratives on the
history of Adair County. Genealogy and family
history information available. Year-round. Free
admission.
Big Creek Conservation Area KIRKSVILLE
660-785-2420, Rainbow Basin Trail. Features
1,064 acres of mostly woodlands, savannas
and cropfields. Regulated hunting, fishing and
trapping by permit. Primitive camping near
parking areas. Hiking and biking on trails
connected to Thousand Hills State Park trail
system. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Department of Conservation Northeast
Regional Office–Kirksville KIRKSVILLE
660-785-2420, 3500 S. Baltimore. Offers those
interested in fish, forest and wildlife the
opportunity to learn more about our natural
resources. Interactive exhibits, taxidermy
mounts, a large freshwater aquarium and a
trail await those interested in the outdoors.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Jacob’s Vineyard and Winery KIRKSVILLE
660-627-2424, 26078 Eagle Lane. Located on
the south edge of town, in a country setting.
The tasting and sales room overlooks the six-
acre vineyard. There is seating for 50. Enjoy a
variety of wines and relax with friends. Thu.,
11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Jacobsvwinery@marktwain.net.
Montgomery Woods Conservation Area
KIRKSVILLE 660-785-2420, Route 11. All of
Montgomery Woods Conservation Area is
forested. Visitors find a challenge on the rough
terrain of this 348-acre area. Oak-hickory
forest covers the steep hills and ridgetops.
White-tailed deer, wild turkey and songbirds
are abundant. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Museum of Osteopathic Medicine KIRKSVILLE
660-626-2359, 800 W. Jefferson St. Home
of the world’s first osteopathic medical school.
Artifacts span 150 years of the evolution of
osteopathic medicine and include the log cabin
where Dr. Andrew Still was born. Mon.–Wed.,
Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thu., 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat.,
noon–4 p.m. Year–round. Free admission.
www.atsu.edu/museum.
Sugar Creek Conservation Area KIRKSVILLE
660-785-2420, Route N. This area is primarily
forested, with a few open fields on ridges and
along Sugar Creek. Both Sugar Creek and Elm
Creek run through the area. The area covers
more than 2,500 acres. Open daily, 4 a.m.–
10 p.m. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Veterans Memorial Wall KIRKSVILLE
660-627-1485, 1201 N. Baltimore. This
memorial is dedicated to veterans from Adair
County and is located in Rotary Park off Route
63. The memorial gardens are maintained by
Kirksville master gardeners. Year-round. Free
admission. www.KirksvilleCity.com. .
Amtrak–Kirkwood Station KIRKWOOD
800-872-7245, 110 W. Argonne Drive. Two
trains daily each direction between St. Louis
and Kansas City. Limited carry-on bicycle
space. Reservations required for bicycle and
all passengers. Purchase tickets from any
travel agent or on website. www.Amtrak.com.
Kirkwood Farmers Market KIRKWOOD
314-822-0084, 150 E. Argonne. Located in
downtown Kirkwood, the market offers
produce, meat, eggs, cheeses, baked goods,
bedding plants, cut flowers, prepared foods
and other items. Open April–September:
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sun., hours vary by vendor. Free admission.
www.DowntownKirkwood.com.
Lutheran Church’s Concordia Historical
Institute Museum KIRKWOOD 314-505-
7900, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road. Highlights the
origins of the synod in 19th century
immigration movements, the founding of the
church body, its worldwide mission activities
and its growth and development throughout
the 20th century. Open Mon.–Fri., 8:15
a.m.–3:30 p.m. Free. chi@lutheranhistory.org.
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mTake in underground wonders at Meramec Caverns in Stanton.
Ozark Trail KIRKWOOD 573-436-0540,
483 S. Kirkwood Road, Ste. 40. A hiking trail,
often rugged, through the Missouri Ozarks
from the St. Louis metro area southwest
toward Arkansas, eventually connecting to the
Ozark Highlands Trail. Nearly 350 miles of trail
have been completed in Missouri. Year-round.
Free. www.OzarkTrail.com.
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
KIRKWOOD 314-301-1500, 11715 Cragwold
Road. Powder Valley Nature Center features
fun and educational exhibits suitable for the
whole family to discover nature. View wildlife
from the viewing gallery. There are also three
miles of paved trails through 112 acres of
majestic forest. Free admission.
mdc.mo.gov/areas/cnc/powder.
Amtrak–La Plata Station LA PLATA
800-872-7245, 535 N. Owensby St. The
Southwest Chief at La Plata offers service to
Kansas City and several other U.S. cities.
Purchase tickets from any travel agent or on
the website. www.Amtrak.com.
Exhibition of Amtrak History LA PLATA
660-332-4669, 1245 N. Brown St. Self-guided
tour of an extensive collection of memorabilia
related to Amtrak and the history of passenger
railroading. Located in the Depot Inn and
Suites; open 24 hrs. Free. info@aprhf.org.
La Plata City Reservoir LA PLATA
660-332-7166, Route 156. This reservoir offers a
good outdoor getaway in northeast Missouri,
with fishing, camping and hiking opportunities.
Primitive camp sites and camp sites with
hookups are available. There’s a fee for boating.
Camp sites $12 with hookups; $7 primitive.
www.CityOfLaPlata.com/resevoir.html.
Santa Fe Lake–La Plata LA PLATA
660-332-7166, Benton St. West side of Route
63. This lake was built by the Santa Fe
Railroad in 1907. Since the 1920s, it has been
a swimming, fishing and picnicking destination
for La Plata and surrounding area. The lake is
open Memorial Day–Labor Day.
www.CityOfLaPlata.com/lake.html.
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660-956-4157, 109 S. Gex St. This is one of the
world’s only stand-alone art galleries and
museum spaces dedicated entirely to works of
railroad-related art. All of the art shown gives
each viewer a look at the railroads alive today.
The Memorial Library is on-site. Donations
accepted. www.SilverRailsGallery.com.
River City Casino LEMAY 314-388-7777,
777 River City Casino Blvd. A 90,000-square-
foot casino with more than 2,100 slots, 55
table games, poker, several restaurants and an
entertainment complex that captures the look
of a Missouri riverboat town. Located 10 miles
south of downtown St. Louis. Free admission.
www.RiverCity.com.
Deer Ridge Conservation Area LEWISTOWN
573-248-2530, Route Y West. The Deer Ridge
Conservation Area provides opportunities for
hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers and trail
users. Facilities include a boat ramp, picnic
areas, pavilions, shooting range, lake, streams
and a 19-mile multi-use trail.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
ASL Pewter Foundry LOUISIANA
573-754-3435, 123 S. Third St. A working
pewter studio and gallery where visitors may
watch us make functional pewter pieces.
Purchase your next pewter family heirloom;
choose from the works of more than 60
American artisans. Tours welcome.
www.ASLPewter.com.
Eagle’s Nest Winery LOUISIANA
573-754-9888, 221 Georgia St. Sample award-
winning wines, Tue.–Sun. Enjoy an exquisite
meal in our restaurant. Offers a full-service
bistro, gift shop, dining room and patio.
Specializing in weddings and receptions. Bed
and Breakfast Inn is on-site. Free admission.
Eaglesnest@big-river.net.
Louisiana Area Historical Museum LOUISIANA
573-754-4443, 304 Georgia St. This store-
front museum houses a variety of artifacts
relative to the area, from an oil portrait of the
Queen of Romania holding a Stark Bros.
golden delicious apple to a Knights of
Columbus uniform complete with a sword.
May-October. Msmss@sbcglobal.net.
Louisiana Murals LOUISIANA 888-642-3800,
202 S. Third St. Twenty-four outdoor murals
commemorating historic events. Tours are given
with prior arrangement. Self-guiding maps are
available at the Chamber of Commerce, 202 S.
Third St. Chamber office open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–
3 p.m. Lamochamber@sbcglobal.net.
Hay’s Ten Mile Store MACON 660-346-9367,
25986 Route K. An authentic country general
store, built in 1904. Original shelving, counters
and cases. Tour the store; learn its history.
Store sells antiques and Amish baked goods.
Six miles east of Macon; four miles north on
Route K. Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mid-June–
September. Free admission.
Kingsauction@yahoo.com.
Maples Repertory Theatre MACON
660-385-2924, 102 N. Rubey St. North
Missouri’s professional theater produces
musicals, plays and children’s theater at the
historic Royal Theatre (circa 1889) in
downtown Macon. Weekly matinee and evening
show times Tue.–Sun. Theater tours available.
$22. www.MaplesRep.com.
West Winery MACON 573-268-3424,
107 Vine St. Grape and fruit wines; tasting;
winemaking supplies; live music. Bring a picnic
or buy one here. No outside alcohol allowed.
Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Expanded summer hours. Route 63; west on
Vine Street one mile. Free admission.
www.WestWinery.com.
Schlafly Bottleworks MAPLEWOOD
314-241-2337, 7260 Southwest Ave. A unique
restaurant, as well as Schlafly’s main
production brewery. The menu features fresh
meat and produce from local farmers and
from the on-site garden. Live music is often
featured. Free guided tour Fri.–Sun.,
noon–5 p.m. www.Schlafly.com.
Aquaport MARYLAND HEIGHTS 314-738-2599,
2344 McKelvey Road. A family fun, four-acre
water park that includes six water slides, a lazy
river, children’s pool, family leisure pool and
the Extreme Bowl. Food, refreshments, lockers
and free parking available. May–September.
$10–$15. www.MarylandHeights.com.
Dave and Buster’s MARYLAND HEIGHTS
314-209-8015, 13857 Riverport Drive. A 55,000-
square-foot entertainment complex, restaurant
and bar that combines food and fun. More than
200 video games, along with simulators and
billiards tables and more. Year-round. Free
admission. www.DaveAndBusters.com.
Harrah’s St. Louis Casino and Hotel
MARYLAND HEIGHTS 314-770-8100,
777 Casino Center Drive. Offers 120,000
square feet of gaming space with a variety
of games always in plentiful supply. More
than 2,800 slots and video poker machines
of every design; a poker room; and more
than 90 table games. Restaurants, shops
and hotel on-site. Free admission.
www.HarrahsStLouis.com.
The Playhouse at Westport Plaza MARYLAND
HEIGHTS 314-469-7529, 635 Westport Plaza.
A 250-seat theater hosting long-running
engagements of touring Broadway shows.
Tickets available at the box office, MetroTix
outlets, MetroTix.com or 314-534-1111. Box
office open Mon.–Fri., noon–5 p.m. and one
hour prior to show times. $25–$40+.
www.ThePlayhouseAtWestport.com.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater MARYLAND
HEIGHTS 314-298-9944, 14141 Riverport Drive.
An outdoor concert venue committed to
providing the best live musical entertainment
experience. The state-of-the-art sound system
and six video screens allow concert-goers to
experience a front-row view. See website for
schedules. May–October. www.LiveNation.com.
VooDoo Lounge MARYLAND HEIGHTS
314-770-8100, 777 Casino Center Drive. This
venue focuses on bringing local and national
entertainment to the St. Louis area. The
special-events schedule features local bands
and national touring acts. See website for
details. www.HarrahsStLouis.com/casinos/
harrahs-stlouis/restaurants-dining/voodoo-
cafe-detail.html.
Downing House and Boyer House Museums
MEMPHIS 660-465-2259, 311 S. Main St.
This house was built in 1858 and is on the
National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits
focus on the history of Scotland County and
Ella Ewing, a Missourian who lived from 1872
to 1913 and was the world’s tallest woman at
8-foot 4-inches. April–Labor Day.
Audrain County Historical Museum Complex
MEXICO 573-581-3910, 501 S. Muldrow. The
complex has an antebellum mansion that’s
fully furnished with period pieces, the
American Saddlebred Horse Museum, the
Audrain Fire Brick Museum, a country school,
country church and stables. In the 13-acre
Robert S. Green Park. February–December. $5;
ages 12 and younger, $3. www.Audrain.org.
The Vault Gallery MEXICO 573-581-2765,
100 W. Jackson St. The gallery is situated in a
Depression-era bank vault and features works
by local artists and historical items. Open
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–1 p.m., and 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Year-round. Free admission.
General Omar N. Bradley Memorial MOBERLY
660-269-8705, 1 Holman Road. The
hometown memorial to five-star Gen. Omar N.
Bradley, who commanded allied forces in the
invasion of Normandy during World War II.
This bronze statue, along with memorials to
other war veterans, stands in Rothwell Park.
Year-round. Free. www.MoberlyMo.org.
Historic Railway Museum MOBERLY
660-263-6070, 802 N. Sturgeon St. The
Historic Railway Museum holds mementos
that are designed to entertain train fans of
all ages. There is a caboose parked outside
of the museum that is available for tours.
June–September. Chamber@moberly.com.
Indian Creek Marina MONROE CITY
573-735-4075, 23111 Monroe Road 589. A full-
service marina on Mark Twain Lake, offering
boat rentals, slip rentals, fuel, a convenience
store, restaurant and a certified Mercruiser and
Mercury repair facility. www.icMarina.com.
Mark Twain Lake MONROE CITY
573-735-4097, Route J. This 18,600-acre lake
is ideal for a day on the water. Enjoy
equestrian trails, walking trails and sleeping
under the stars. Offers great fishing; known for
crappie and bass tournaments. Boat ramp fee,
$3. www.mvs.usace.army.mil/marktwain.
Montgomery County Historical Society
Museum MONTGOMERY CITY 573-564-2370,
112 W. Second St. View agricultural, toy,
textile, medical, war, music and other exhibits.
Search genealogical records, family histories,
photographs and historical records. March–
December: Tue., 9 a.m.–noon; Sat., 10 a.m.–
2 p.m.; or by appointment. Donations
accepted.
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Fredericksburg Ferry MORRISON
573-294-1114, 1716 Ferry Road. This ferry has
been carrying vehicles across the Gasconade
River since 1886. The ferry is on Route J, west
of Hermann, in Fredericksburg. It does not
operate during very high or very low water
levels. Fri.–Sun., 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Year-round.
Vehicles, $4.
Valley View Glades Natural Area MORSE MILL
636-458-2236, Route B. The Valley View
Glades Natural Area is part of a large complex
of glades. It is a wonderful stop for nature
lovers, bird-watchers, plant enthusiasts and
photographers. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Stone Hill Winery–New Florence NEW
FLORENCE 573-835-2420, 485 Booneslick
Road. Get a firsthand glimpse of the
traditional 18th century French method of
Champagne making. Sample award-winning
wines. Visit the gift shop. North side of I-70
at Exit 175. Mon.–Sat., 8:30 a.m.–dusk;
Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free admission.
www.StoneHillWinery.com/locations/new
florence/default.aspx.
Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery
NEW HAVEN 573-237-5158, 3718 Grant
School Road. A small, boutique-style winery
producing handcrafted award-winning
wines. Open year-round. Indoor seating and
an outdoor patio. The wine selection
includes a national award-winning port. Sat.,
10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
www.BommaritoEstateWinery.com.
New Haven Farmers Market NEW HAVEN
573-237-5100, 1108 Olive St. This farmers
market is a weekly, social event where
friends meet after work and families picnic
on the levee. The market offers produce,
crafts, live music and prepared foods using
market produce. May–September. Free.
www.RiverfrontSociety.com/farmersmarket.html.
Riverfront Cultural Society NEW HAVEN
573-237-5100, 1108 Olive St. A venue where
folks gather to hear live music and enjoy
cultural activities related to the arts. Located
along the riverfront; at the corner of Olive and
Main streets. Check the website for schedules.
A not-for-profit organization.
www.RiverfrontSociety.com.
Robller Vineyard Winery NEW HAVEN
573-237-3986, 275 Robller Vineyard Road. The
terraced picnic area and pavilion offer a great
site for tasting award-winning wines. Guests
may bring their own picnic. No outside alcohol
allowed. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sun.,
noon–5:30 p.m. Closed some holidays. Year-
round. Free admission. www.RobllerWines.com.
Starlight Alpaca Ranch NEW LONDON
573-267-3778, 55105 Buffalo Lane. You’ll have
a chance to interact with 100 alpacas and
purchase alpaca products. There are alpaca
festivals on-site in June and September. Tours
by appointment. Year-round. Free admission.
www.StarlightAlpacaRanch.com.
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
NORMANDY 314-516-4949, 1 University Blvd.
The Touhill showcases talent in opera, dance,
music, concerts, comedy, theater and jazz. On
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www.Touhill.org.
Novinger Coal Miners Museum NOVINGER
660-488-6795, 135 Main St. Novinger was a
coal mining town for several generations. It
retains some of its Croatian and Italian history.
The coal mining museum holds many artifacts.
Tours by appointment only. $1; donations also
accepted.
Novinger Log Homestead NOVINGER
660-488-5280, 205 Snyder Ave. Circa 1850 log
homestead includes a two-story cabin, a barn
and a smokehouse. Located one block west of
Route O. Tours by appointment only. Year-
round. Free admission.
Shoemaker Conservation Area NOVINGER
660-785-2420, Stahl Road. The area is mainly
forested. Facilities/features include primitive
camping and a permanent stream, Spring
Creek. The area is characterized by oak-
hickory wooded hills with narrow ridges.
Spring Creek is in the area’s northern portion.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Darius Heald Home O’FALLON
636-379-5614, 1000 Jessup Lane. Built by
Darius Heald, son of War of 1812 veteran
Nathan Heald, this two-story brick house was
completed circa 1885. The home’s second
story was destroyed by a tornado in 1915 and
rebuilt one foot shorter. April–September. $2.
Mseymour@ofallon.mo.us.
Fort Zumwalt Park O’FALLON
636-379-5575, 1000 Jessup Lane. Fort
Zumwalt Park has two historic sites: the Darius
Heald Home, built circa 1884, is open for tours
May–September: 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Sun. Zumwalt’s
Fort is marked by a large limestone chimney
and interpretive sign. Free admission.
Mseymour@ofallon.mo.us.
O’Fallon Log Cabin Museum O’FALLON
636-379-5614, 308 Civic Park Drive. The circa
1870 cabin houses photographs, relics,
memorabilia and rustic furniture, plus items
from the old Wabash Railroad depot. The cabin
was moved to Civic Park in 1976.
May–September. Donations accepted.
Mseymour@ofallon.mo.us.
O’Fallon’s Veterans Memorial Walk O’FALLON
636-379-5614, 800 Belleau Creek Road.
The monument honors all U.S. soldiers. A
platoon of cast bronze boots is positioned as
though marching; a solitary pair of boots is
stationed at the foot of a POW/MIA flag; an
eternal flame burns. Open daily, 24 hours. Free
admission. Mseymour@ofallon.mo.us.
River City Rascals Baseball O’FALLON
636-240-2287, 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd. The
River City Rascals is a minor league baseball
team affiliated with the independent Frontier
League. Take your friends, family or
co-workers; promotions and antics are just
part of the fun. Late May–August. $5–$11.
www.RiverCityRascals.com.
Zumwalt’s Fort O’FALLON 636-379-5614,
1000 Jessup Lane. The ruins of a frontier
home-fort dating to the War of 1812. The
limestone chimney marks the site. A replica of
the original fort is under construction. Located
in the 48-acre Fort Zumwalt Park, open dawn
to dusk. January–October. Free admission.
Mseymour@ofallon.mo.us.
Enchanted Ridge Ranch OWENSVILLE
573-694-7930, 3825 Miller Drive. Specializing
in private and semi-private horsemanship
lessons, trail rides and pony rides. Leases
horses for guided rides at selected public
trails. Caters to small groups so guests ride
with people they know, family and friends.
Pony rides, $5; lessons and trail rides,
$15–$25. www.EnchantedRidgeRanch.com.
Gasconade County Historical Society
Museum OWENSVILLE 573-437-5617, 105 W.
McFadden. Located in a restored railroad hotel,
constructed in the early 1900s. Rooms feature
a different facet of Gasconade County history,
with exhibits on the military, business, religion
and medicine. March–December: Mon.,
9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 p.m.–3 p.m.
Donations accepted. www.GasconadeCounty
HistoricalSociety.com.
Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos PACIFIC
636-938-5361, 100 St. Joseph Hill Road.
Hand-built by a single Franciscan monk
from Poland, this shrine is named for Our
Lady of Czestochowa, known in Poland as
the Black Madonna. Constructed of Missouri
tiff rock, the shrine contains mosaics and
rock sculptures. Free admission.
FranciscanCaring.org/blackmadonnashri.html.
Antiquing in Rosebud ROSEBUD
573-764-5700, Downtown. Eight antique and
specialty shops, mostly located in downtown
Rosebud, an 1890s railroad town south of
Hermann. Most shops open all week, except
Wednesdays. Restaurant-bar and 1950s ice
cream parlor nearby. Year-round.
August A. Busch Conservation Area and
Nature Center ST. CHARLES 636-441-4554,
2360 Route D. More than 30 scenic lakes
provide a wide variety of fishing. A number of
nature hiking trails dot the area, including a
three-mile hiking and biking trail. Hunting and
bird-watching opportunities are also available,
depending on the season. Free admission.
mdc.mo.gov/areas/cnc/busch.
Bottleneck Blues Bar ST. CHARLES
636-940-4300, 1 Ameristar Blvd. Designed
as a 1930s theater, refurbished as a jumpin’
delta blues club, this bar is decorated with
vintage-style chandeliers, playbills, folk art
and other artifacts of the ’30s. The bar
offers a stellar lineup of live music. Year-
round. Free admission; fee for concerts.
www.AmeristarCasino.com.
Demolition Ball–Adrenaline Zone ST. CHARLES
636-940-7700, 1875 Old Highway 94 South.
Two games under one roof: one side is
Demolition Ball; the other features Adrenaline
Zone, one of the largest multiplayer laser tag
arenas in Missouri. There are video games,
pool tables, foosball tables, a full bar and a full
kitchen. www.DB-AZ.com.
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State Parks
& Historic Sites
Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Athens 660-877-3871, Route CC. This is the
site of the northernmost Civil War battle fought
west of the Mississippi River, during which a
cannonball pierced the Thome-Benning House.
Enjoy a campground, picnicking, hiking,
boating and fishing. Free tours; camping,
$13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/athens.htm.
Castlewood State Park Ballwin
636-227-4433, 1401 Kiefer Creek Road. The
Meramec River, with majestic limestone
bluffs towering above it, flows through the
park, making it popular for canoeing and
fishing. The park is great for day-use
activities like picnicking, hiking, mountain
biking and horseback riding. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/castlewood.htm.
Washington State Park De Soto
636-586-2995, 13041 Route 104. This park
was once a ceremonial ground for prehistoric
Indians. Today, petroglyphs, American Indian
rock carvings, are a special attraction. The
park offers a pool, float trips, cabins, hiking
and backpacking trails, a store and camping.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/washington.htm.
Route 66 State Park Eureka
636-938-7198, 97 North Outer Road. Located
along historic Route 66 and the Meramec River,
this park offers several miles of level trails for
walkers, bicyclists and equestrians, picnic sites
and a boat ramp. A visitor center features
displays from Route 66 and Times Beach.
Free. www.MoStateParks.com/route66.htm.
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic
Site Florida 573-565-3449, 37352 Shrine
Road. A modern museum surrounds the two-
room 1830s cabin where Samuel Langhorne
Clemens, author-humorist Mark Twain, was
born. Exhibits bring Twain to life through
displays that cover his childhood and his adult
life as an author and businessman. $4; ages
6–12, $2.50. www.MoStateParks.com/
twainsite.htm.
Governor Daniel Dunklin’s Grave State
Historic Site Herculaneum 636-464-
2976, Dunklin Drive. Gov. Daniel Dunklin,
Missouri’s fifth governor (1832–36), and
members of his family are buried here. The
historic site interprets the role of Dunklin in
Missouri’s history and provides a scenic
overlook of the Mississippi River. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/dunklinsgrave.htm.
Deutschheim State Historic Site
Hermann 573-486-2200, 109 W. Second St.
Tour the Strehly and Pommer-Gentner houses
featuring the culture of German immigrants
and German Americans across Missouri, as
well as two period gardens. The Strehly
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Fast Lane Classic Cars ST. CHARLES
636-940-9969, 427 Little Hills Blvd. Corvettes,
Camaros, Mopars, Mustangs, street rods and
more. See the twinkle of freshly polished
chrome and smell the aroma of a Hemi
warming up for a turn around the block. See
an authentic Shelby Mustang. Year-round. Free
admission. www.FastLaneCars.com.
Foundry Art Centre ST. CHARLES
636-255-0270, 520 N. Main Center. A
Smithsonian-caliber fine arts gallery in the
Frenchtown district of St. Charles. The Foundry
features 20 studio galleries where visitors can
watch artists work. Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sun., noon–4 p.m. Year-round. Free admission.
www.FoundryArtCentre.org. .
French Connection Antiques ST. CHARLES
636-947-7044, 826 N. Second St. We
specialize in American antique, vintage
furniture and lighting, circa 1850s–1930s.
Located in the Frenchtown historic district.
Open: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sun.,
by appointment. www.RubyLane.com/shops/
frenchconnectionantiques.
Historic Frenchtown St. Charles ST. CHARLES
636-946-7776, 1400 N. Second St. Antique
lovers will enjoy the eclectic mix of shops
along Second Street in the nationally
registered Historic Frenchtown District. The
neighborhood also features some of the most
unique French Colonial architecture in North
America. Year-round. Free admission.
www.HistoricFrenchtown.com.
Historic Main Street St. Charles ST. CHARLES
636-946-7776, 230 S. Main St. Once
named the “Williamsburg of the West” by
Southern Living magazine, the brick-paved
streets of Historic St. Charles are home to one-
of-a-kind shops located in restored buildings
that date back to the 1800s. Free.
www.HistoricStCharles.com.
Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature
Center ST. CHARLES 636-947-3199, 1050
S. Riverside Drive. Exhibits about the Lewis
and Clark Expedition and the natural habitats
they encountered. Full-size replicas of Lewis
and Clark boats on display. There is a gift
shop. Museum: Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sun., noon-5 p.m. $4; ages 3–16, $2.
www.LewisAndClarkCenter.org.
Little Hills Winery and Restaurant
ST. CHARLES 636-946-9165, 501 S. Main St.
Wines produced from French hybrid and native
wine grapes, all grown in Missouri. Sample
award-winning wines. The tasting room and
restaurant are located on historic Main Street.
Check website for live music schedules. Free
admission. www.LittleHillsWinery.com.
Second Street Beads ST. CHARLES
636-723-1172, 815 N. Second St. Located in
the Historic Frenchtown area of St. Charles,
in a 100-year-old house; offers a full-service
beading experience plus lots of fun. Open
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.
www.2ndStreetBeads.com.
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
ST. CHARLES 636-441-4554, Route 94. The
rugged Lewis and Clark Trails reward hikers
with Missouri River overlooks. The 10-mile
Lost Valley Trail gives both hikers and cyclists
a chance to stretch their legs. Access to the
Katy Trail and the Missouri River are available.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
The Ambassador Entertainment Center
ST. LOUIS 314-869-9090, 9800 Halls Ferry
Road. One of Missouri’s top venues for live
entertainment and entertainment services. A
state-of-the-art, 75,000-sq.-ft. facility; 1,500-
seat auditorium; 12,000 sq. ft. of banquet area;
and a restaurant. A full-service entertainment
complex. www.AmbassadorStL.com.
America’s Incredible Pizza Company–
St. Louis ST. LOUIS 314-842-0700, 5254 S.
Lindbergh Blvd. Offers 60,000 square feet of
food and fun: buffet, indoor go-karts, bumper
cars, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, mini-bowling
and an arcade. Open daily, 11 a.m. No
smoking, no alcohol. Group rates. Also in St.
Peters at 4105 Clover Drive. Year-round.
$6.50–$9.50. www.ipcStLouis.com.
American Kennel Club Museum of the
Dog ST. LOUIS 314-821-3647, 1721 S.
Mason Road. A fine arts museum devoted
to man’s best friend; home to one of the
largest collections of dog art in the country.
Permanent exhibits include paintings,
drawings and sculptures by well-known
19th and 20th century artists.
www.MuseumOfTheDog.org.
Amtrak–St. Louis Station ST. LOUIS
800-872-7245, 430 S. 15th St. Two trains daily
each direction between St. Louis and Kansas
City. Limited carry-on bicycle space.
Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or on the website. www.Amtrak.com.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery ST. LOUIS
314-577-2626, 1127 Pestalozzi St. Your tour takes
you through a rich blend of brewing heritage,
state-of-the-art technology and extraordinary
architecture. Visit the Budweiser Clydesdale
Stable; Lager Cellar; Brew House and Packaging
Facility. Must be 21 to sample beer. Free
admission. www.BudweiserTours.com.
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House’s former winery houses arts, crafts
and a daily life display. $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/deutschheim.htm.
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State
Historic Site Hillsboro 636-464-2976,
Old Lemay Ferry Road. Originally built in 1872,
this bridge was destroyed by flood waters in
1886 and rebuilt in 1887. The red barn-like
bridge creates a scenic setting for picnics and
photos. An outdoor exhibit explains the
history of Missouri’s covered bridges. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/sandybridge.htm.
Mastodon State Historic Site Imperial
636-464-2976, 1050 Charles J. Becker Drive.
Archaeological excavations found that Paleo-
Indians hunted the American mastodon here
during the ice age. The site’s museum displays
ancient artifacts, fossils and a mastodon skeleton
replica. A day-use area features picnicking and
hiking. Museum: $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/mastodon.htm.
Thousand Hills State Park Kirksville
660-665-6995, 20431 Route 157. Nestled in the
hills of northern Missouri, the park is centered
around Forest Lake. It offers cabins, a marina,
dining, a beach, camping, and hiking and
mountain biking trails. A shelter protects
1,000-year-old American Indian petroglyphs.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/thousandhills.htm.
Wakonda State Park La Grange
573-655-2280, 32836 State Park Road.
Located on the Mississippi River flyway, this
park is a great place for bird watching. It
features six lakes, a rare sand prairie, hiking
and mountain biking trails, Missouri’s largest
natural sand beach, recreational trailers and
camping. Park entry is free; camping, $13–$26.
www.MoStateParks.com/wakonda.htm.
Long Branch State Park Macon
660-773-5229, 28615 Visitor Center Road.
Located along Long Branch Lake, this park
combines wooded areas and restored rolling
prairie. The park offers an accessible fishing
dock, a sand swimming beach, boat slips and
ramps, a store, hiking trails, picnic sites and a
campground. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
longbranch.htm.
Graham Cave State Park Montgomery
City 573-564-3476, 217 Route TT. A site of
early human occupation, this cave is a National
Historic Landmark. Radiocarbon dating has
shown that it was inhabited as long as 10,000
years ago. The park offers picnic areas,
camping, Loutre River access and hiking trails.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/grahamcave.htm.
Union Covered Bridge State Historic
Site Paris 573-565-3449, Route C. This
covered bridge is the only surviving example
in Missouri of the Burr-arch truss system.
Built in 1871 to span the Elk Fork of the Salt
mHistoric Main Street, St. Charles
Arch Rival Roller Girls ST. LOUIS
314-425-9803, 11133 Lindbergh Business
Court. The Arch Rival Roller Girls skate their
games at the All American Sports Mall. Roller
Derby is a highly skilled athletic contact sport.
The excitement never stops. Tickets available
at www.BrownPaperTickets.com and at the
game. January–July. $10.
Art Saint Louis ST. LOUIS 314-241-4810,
555 Washington Ave. Main gallery juried
exhibitions featuring multimedia contemporary
artworks rotate every six to eight weeks. Open
to the public Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Gallery is closed on holidays
and between exhibitions. Free admission.
www.ArtStLouis.org.
Bellefontaine Cemetery ST. LOUIS
314-381-0750, 4947 W. Florissant Ave. Founded
in 1849; 314 acres; more than 86,000 burial
sites. New Civil War map; marked Civil War
gravesites; self-guided tour of 47 notables
including William Clark, Adolphus Busch, Sara
Teasdale, Thomas Hart Benton and William S.
Burroughs. www.BellefontaineCemetery.org.
The Big Bang ST. LOUIS 314-241-2264, 807
N. Second St. Dueling piano players lead the
crowd in a rock ’n’ roll sing-along show. Join
the party at one of the wildest places in
Laclede’s Landing. Tue.–Sun., until 3 a.m. Year-
round. www.TheBigBangBar.com/mo/st-louis.
Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner
Theatre ST. LOUIS 800-690-9838, 4426
Randall Place. Enjoy an interactive murder
mystery theater served with a four-course meal.
Ask for a starring role in the show, or just sit back
and guess “whodunit.” Make your reservations
now; it would be a crime to miss out on this
much fun. www.BissellMansionTheatre.com.
The Black Rep ST. LOUIS 314-534-3807,
1717 Olive St. One of the country’s top African-
American theaters, providing platforms for the
interpretation of theater, dance and other
creative expressions from the African-American
perspective. The Rep is committed to
entertaining and educating. January–June.
$25–$47. www.TheBlackRep.org.
Blueberry Hill ST. LOUIS 314-727-4444,
6504 Delmar. A St. Louis landmark filled with
pop culture memorabilia. Darts, pinball, video
games, photo booth. Live music several nights
of the week. Located in the shopping and
entertainment district called The Loop, along
the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Year-round. Free
admission. www.BlueberryHill.com.
Calvary Cemetery ST. LOUIS 314-381-1313,
5239 W. Florissant Ave. This historic cemetery
contains the graves of many noted people
identified with the beginning of St. Louis, as
well as the graves of Dred Scott, Gen. William
T. Sherman and playwright Tennessee
Williams. Free admission. www.ArchStL.org.
Campbell House Museum ST. LOUIS
314-421-0325, 1508 Locust St. Home of
renowned fur trader Robert Campbell and his
family from 1854 until 1938. Restored to its
1880s Victorian opulence, the museum
features original family furnishings. Wed.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., noon–4 p.m.
January–February by appt. $7; 12 and younger,
free. www.CampbellHouseMuseum.org.
China Finders ST. LOUIS 314-566-5694,
2125 Cherokee St. Replacement service for
china, crystal, flatware and collectibles.
Looking for items to complete your Mother’s
china set? Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun.,
noon–4 p.m. ChinaFinders.com.
City Museum ST. LOUIS 314-231-2489, 701
N. 15th St. Art, science, history and fun are
woven together in this downtown attraction,
constructed of recycled materials. Check out
the Big Eli, a new four-story Ferris wheel, rope
swing, the Splash pond and more on the new
rooftop area. $12; $10 after 5 p.m. Fri.–Sat.;
aquarium, $6; roof, $5. www.CityMuseum.org.
City of St. Louis–Soldiers Memorial Military
Museum ST. LOUIS 314-622-4550, 1315
Chestnut St. Two museum galleries contain a
collection of military-related objects of both
local and national historical significance, such
as photographs, posters and printed materials,
uniforms, flags, medals, weapons and a variety
of memorabilia. Free admission; donations
accepted. www.StLSoldiersMemorial.org.
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
ST. LOUIS 314-877-6014, 801 Strodtman
Road. Columbia Bottom offers hiking,
biking and equestrian trails. Fishing and
hunting are available in season. There are
abundant wildlife viewing and photography
opportunities. River access for boats, canoes
and kayaks is also offered. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
ST. LOUIS 314-535-4660, 3750 Washington
Blvd. One of the leading voices in the world of
contemporary art, the Contemporary Art
Museum St. Louis focuses on the visual arts
and the artists of our time, along with
educational programs. Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–
5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $3–$5.
www.CamStL.org.
Core of Discovery ST. LOUIS 314-982-1410,
10 N. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. The Core of
Discovery is a downtown St. Louis attractions
district that offers a wealth of activities to
explore, experience and discover. Attractions
include the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse,
Citygarden, bike rentals, riverboats and more.
www.CoreOfDiscovery.com.
Dance St. Louis ST. LOUIS 314-534-6622, 3547
Olive St. One of only six dance presenters in the
country that specialize in a complete fall-to-spring
season of dance. For more than 45 years, the
organization has been committed to showcasing
the full spectrum of dance. October–May.
$10–$75. www.DanceStLouis.org.
Delta Dental Health Theatre ST. LOUIS
314-241-7391, 727 N. First St. Specializing in
programs on the importance of good dental
and overall health, focusing on children and
teens. Features are a three-foot-tall set of
lighted teeth and age-appropriate videos.
Tue.–Sat., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $1. www.ddhtstl.org.
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River, the bridge served travelers on the Paris-
to-Fayette Road through Monroe County for
99 years. Free. www.MoStateParks.com/
unionbridge.htm.
Robertsville State Park Robertsville
636-257-3788, 900 State Park Drive. With the
Meramec River and Calvey Creek along its
border, this park attracts many kinds of
waterfowl. Facilities include a boat-launching
area on the river, picnic area with two shelters,
hiking trails, a playground and a campground.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/robertsville.htm.
First Missouri State Capitol State
Historic Site St. Charles 636-940-3322,
200 S. Main St. Missouri’s first legislators met
here from June 4, 1821, to Oct. 1, 1826, to
reorganize Missouri’s territorial government.
Tours are given of the restored building,
including the governmental chambers, a
residence and a dry goods store. Tours: $4;
ages 6–12, $2.50. www.MoStateParks.com/
firstcapitol.htm.
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
St. Louis 314-340-5790, 2658 Delmar Blvd.
In 1902, this National Historic Landmark was
home to renowned ragtime composer Scott
Joplin and today houses exhibits on Joplin’s
life and work. An antique player piano once
again fills the home with “The King of
Ragtime’s” music. Tours: $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/scottjoplin.htm.
Mark Twain State Park Stoutsville
573-565-3440, 20057 State Park Office Road.
At this park, limestone bluffs and woodlands
overlook Mark Twain Lake, a favorite among
fishermen. Park features include boat ramps,
camper cabins, a heavily wooded campground,
a group camp, hiking trails, picnic sites and a
public beach. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
twainpark.htm.
Meramec State Park Sullivan
573-468-6072, 115 Meramec Park Drive.
Bordering the Meramec River, this park is a
haven for river recreation. Hidden in the park
are more than 40 caves; tours of Fisher Cave
are available. A store/grill, canoe rentals,
lodging, a visitor center, trails and camping are
features. Park entry is free; camping, $13–$26.
www.MoStateParks.com/meramec.htm.
Cuivre River State Park Troy
636-528-7247, 678 Route 147. This park
encompasses much of the rugged, wooded
terrain that surrounds Big Sugar Creek in
the southern Lincoln Hills. It includes a lake,
a visitor center, hiking and equestrian trails,
campsites, an equestrian campground and
group camps. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$26. www.MoStateParks.com/
cuivre.htm.
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Agritourism Shopping
Winery/Brewery Outdoors/Recreation
Attractions Live Performances/Shows
Equestrian
Eugene Field House ST. LOUIS
314-421-4689, 634 S. Broadway. Home of
Roswell Field, the lawyer for Dred Scott and
his family when they sued for their freedom.
Also, the birthplace and childhood home of
Roswell’s son, Eugene Field, The Children’s
Poet. Open March–December: Wed.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., noon–4 p.m. $5; ages 11
and younger, $1. www.EugeneFieldHouse.org.
Fabulous Fox Theatre ST. LOUIS
314-534-1678, 527 N. Grand Blvd. The Fox
offers Broadway shows, Las Vegas
performers, top pop, rock and comedy
concert acts, country superstars, dances,
family productions, gospel plays and classic
movies. Visitors also can tour the theater,
which was built in 1929. $20–$75, depending
on show. www.FabulousFox.com.
Flamingo Bowl ST. LOUIS 314-436-6666,
1117 Washington Ave. Twelve lanes of bowling.
Food and cocktails available. Palm Room for
private events. Art deco design with flamingo
theme. Daily, noon–3 a.m. Year-round. Free
admission. www.FlamingoBowl.com.
Fort Belle Fontaine ST. LOUIS
314-544-6224, 13002 Bellefontaine Road. The
site of the first U.S. military post west of the
Mississippi River. The original post is no longer
standing, but the site houses several WPA
structures. The park is open daily, sunrise to
sunset. Groups, please call for a guided tour.
www.StLouisCo.com/parks/ftbellefontaine.html.
Gateway Arch ST. LOUIS 877-982-1410,
10 N. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Ride to the top
of this 630-foot stainless steel monument,
which is part of the Core of Discovery. The
Museum of Westward Expansion, two theaters,
the Museum Store and the Levee Mercantile
are located within the base of the structure.
Free admission; tram ride, $10; ages 3–15, $5.
www.CoreOfDiscovery.com/explore/the-
gateway-arch.
Gateway Arch Riverboats ST. LOUIS
877-982-1410, 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
Take a ride down the Mississippi on replica
19th century paddle-wheel boats, which are
part of the Core of Discovery. The Tom Sawyer
and Becky Thatcher offer a variety of cruises
including daily sightseeing, dinner and
entertainment. February–November. Daily
sightseeing fee: $14; ages 3–15, $8.
www.CoreOfDiscovery.com/explore/gateway-
arch-riverboat-cruises.
General Daniel Bissell House ST. LOUIS
314-544-6224, 10255 Bellefontaine Road. Built
in 1812, this was the home of Daniel Bissell,
military commander of the Upper Louisiana
Territory. It now displays family artifacts, art
and furnishing from the 1800s. Tours by
appointment only. A picnic site is available in
the park. $4; ages 12 and younger, $2.
www.StLouisCo.com/parks/bissell.html.
Glide St. Louis Segway Tours ST. LOUIS
314-868-7386, 2340 Market St. Take a guided
tour of downtown St. Louis, Forest Park or the
Soulard Neighborhood riding a Segway
personal transporter. Tours available in the
morning and afternoon every day of the week.
April–October. Visit online/call for tour
specifics. $65. www.GlideStLouisTours.com.
Grant’s Farm ST. LOUIS 314-843-1700,
10501 Gravois Road. The Farm takes its name
from 18th president Ulysses S. Grant. This land
is preserved as a living symbol of the Busch
family’s love for animals and Anheuser-Busch’s
commitment to wildlife conservation and
preservation. Check website. Free admission.
www.GrantsFarm.com.
The Griot Museum of Black History ST. LOUIS
314-241-7057, 2505 St. Louis Ave. Interprets
stories and features life-size likenesses of
African-Americans with a regional connection
whose lives influenced the state, region, and
sometimes, the country. Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–
5 p.m.; during December–January, by
appointment only. $7.50; ages 12 and younger,
$3.75. www.TheGriotMuseum.com.
Herbaria ST. LOUIS 866-628-7627, 2016
Marconi Ave. See how natural soaps are
handcrafted by Best of Missouri Hands
artisans. Smell the amazing fragrances of the
fresh, natural scents used to make more than
40 varieties of soap and other products.
All products are available for purchase.
www.HerbariaSoap.com/store.html.
Jazz at the Bistro ST. LOUIS 314-289-4030,
3536 Washington Ave. Enjoy the best of jazz —
the living legends as well as the rising stars —
in an intimate, comfortable listening room,
with reserved seating. Dinner and snacks are
available. Located in the St. Louis Grand
Center arts district since 1995.
September–July. www.JazzStL.org.
Jefferson Barracks ST. LOUIS
314-544-6224, 345 North Road. Jefferson
Barracks, established in 1826 as the
country’s first Infantry School of Practice,
served as a major military installation
until 1946. It now is home to a county park
that offers several museums on the history
of the site. February–December. $2.
www.StLouisCo.com/parks/jb-museum.html.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
National Park ST. LOUIS 314-655-1700, 11 N.
Fourth St. The memorial includes the Gateway
Arch; the Museum of Westward Expansion,
open daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Memorial
Day–Labor Day, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.); and the Old
Courthouse, open daily, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Operated by the National Park Service.
www.nps.gov/jeff.
Laclede’s Landing ST. LOUIS 314-241-5875,
710 N. Second St. A collection of warehouses
and cobblestone streets dating to the 1850s,
this area today houses a variety of
entertainment venues and restaurants. You
can also take carriage rides. One block north
of the Gateway Arch. Free admission.
www.LacledesLanding.com.
Laclede’s Landing Wax Museum ST. LOUIS
314-241-1155, 720 N. Second St. More than 260
authentically costumed wax figures from
London, including those depicting monsters of
the silver screen, world leaders, movie stars,
and a few medieval torture devices. Sun.–Thu.,
11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Year-
round. 18–54, $10; 12–17, $5; 3–11, $2.
Laumeier Sculpture Park ST. LOUIS
314-615-5278, 12580 Rott Road. This 105-acre
outdoor sculpture park holds a collection of
more than 70 contemporary sculptures by
various artists. Indoor galleries present
exhibitions of contemporary sculpture as well
as drawings, paintings, ceramics and other
media. Free admission. www.Laumeier.org.
Lumiere Place Casino ST. LOUIS 314-881-7777,
999 N. Second St. Lumiere Place Casino features
2,000 slot machines, more than 45 table games
and a dedicated poker room. The complex
includes award-winning restaurants and two
hotels. Connected to the Edward Jones Dome
and America’s Center by a walkway. Free
admission. www.LumierePlace.com.
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Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
Wayland 660-877-3871, Route B. This was
once the site of a village inhabited by
American Indians of the Iliniwek Confederacy.
It is the only Illinois village site so far found in
Missouri. The site offers picnicking and
outdoor displays of the site’s history. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/iliniwek.htm.
Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones–
Confluence Point State Park
West Alton 636-899-1135, 1000 Riverlands
Way. A trail leads to the point where the
nation’s two greatest rivers, the Mississippi
and the Missouri, meet. Interpretive panels
focus on the rivers and the Lewis and Clark
Expedition. The park’s location is great for
bird-watching. Free. www.MoStateParks.com/
confluence.htm.
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State
Park Wildwood 636-458-3813, 800 Guy
Park Drive. This richly wooded park in the
rugged Missouri River hills features camping,
hiking and equestrian trails, a paved bicycle
trail, picnic areas, an accessible group camp,
interpretive programs and a visitor center.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/babler.htm.
mFabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis
The Loop ST. LOUIS 314-727-8000, 6000
Delmar Blvd. More than 140 specialty shops,
45 restaurants, galleries, clothing boutiques,
entertainment venues and the St. Louis Walk of
Fame. Ride the MetroLink to the Delmar Loop
station and walk west. Free admission.
www.VisitTheLoop.com.
Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum
ST. LOUIS 314-822-8900, 516 S. Kirkwood
Road. The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s
Museum provides all children with hands-on
learning experiences that encourage
experimentation, creativity and the
development of problem-solving skills within a
place of wonder, joy and magic. $8.75 for ages
1 and older. www.MagicHouse.org.
Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing and Rest
Area ST. LOUIS 314-340-3207, Riverfront Trail.
Part of the National Park Service’s Underground
Railroad Network to Freedom. The nine-acre site
is on the St. Louis Riverfront Trail, three miles
north of downtown St. Louis. The rest stop is in a
former Coast Guard boat facility. Free admission.
www.ConfluenceGreenway.org/locations/mfc.php.
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum ST. LOUIS
314-935-5490, 1 Brookings Drive. The
museum offers a stimulating and unique
experience of art, culture and education. At
Washington University in St. Louis. Year-round.
Free. www.KemperArtMuseum.wustl.edu.
Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis
ST. LOUIS 314-832-7790, 4746 Gravois Ave.
Dollhouses and miniature replicas of historical
scenes, a shopping center, “Old Cathedral,” a
trading post, a 1927 armory, roomboxes and
vignettes of all eras and artisan pieces on
display. Wed.–Sat., 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun.,
1 p.m.–4 p.m. $5; 62+, $4; ages 13–18, $4;
ages 2–12, $2. www.MiniatureMuseum.org.
Missouri Botanical Garden ST. LOUIS
800-642-8842, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Stroll through
79 acres of landscaped display gardens, indoor
conservatories and historic structures.
Narrated tram tours offered April–October for
$4; guided walking tours offered year-round
and are included with Garden admission. $8;
younger than 13, free. www.MoBot.org.
Missouri History Museum ST. LOUIS
314-746-4599, 5700 Lindell Blvd. Exciting
exhibitions and interactive galleries plus
programs, concerts, theater and lectures.
Restaurant and museum shop. In Forest Park.
Fee for some special exhibits. Open:
Wed.–Mon., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tue., 10 a.m.–
8 p.m. Free admission. www.MoHistory.org.
The Muny–St. Louis ST. LOUIS 314-361-1900,
No. 1 Theatre Drive. The Muny, America’s
oldest and largest (11,000 seats) outdoor
musical theater, offers seven professionally
mounted Broadway musicals each season. The
Muny presents its shows in a setting framed by
the majestic oaks of Forest Park. June 21–
Aug. 15. $9–$66. www.Muny.org.
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Arnold Drury Inn–Arnold 1201 Drury Lane • 636-296-9600 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Augusta Cottage Guest House 215 Jackson St. • 636-228-4024 $$–$$$ •
Bowling Green Super 8–Bowling Green 1216 E. Champ Clark Drive •
573-324-6000
$$–$$$ • •

Bridgeton Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis Airport 11228 Lone
Eagle Drive • 314-291-6700
$$–$$$ • • •

Bridgeton Embassy Suites–St. Louis Airport 11237 Lone Eagle
Drive • 314-739-8929
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Bridgeton Motel 6–Bridgeton 3470 Hollenberg Drive •
314-291-3350
$ • •

Center Country Inn Resort 22938 Route EE • 573-267-3800 $–$$$ •
Chesterfield Drury Plaza Hotel–Chesterfield 355 Chesterfield
Center East • 636-532-3300
$$–$$$ • • • • • • •

Chesterfield Hampton Inn–Chesterfield 16201 Swingley Ridge Road •
636-537-2500
$$–$$$ • • • •

Chesterfield Hilton Garden Inn–Chesterfield 16631 Chesterfield
Grove Road • 636-532-9400
$$–$$$ • • •
Clarksville A Fisherman’s Cottage 505 S. First St. • 636-288-8187 $$–$$$
Clarksville The Hogan Cottage 301 Wilbur St. • 573-242-3112 $$$
Clayton Crowne Plaza–St. Louis/Clayton 7750 Carondelet Ave •
314-719-1144
$$–$$$ • • • •

Creve Coeur Drury Inn–Creve Coeur 11980 Olive Blvd. • 314-989-1100 $$–$$$ • • • • • •

De Soto Washington State Park Cabins 13041 Route 104 •
636-586-2995
$$–$$$ •

Earth City Holiday Inn St. Louis Airport–Earth City 3400 Rider
Trail South • 314-291-6800
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Earth City Residence Inn–St. Louis Airport/Earth City 3290
Rider Trail South • 314-209-0995
$$–$$$ • • • •

Elsberry Hillcrest Lodge 3407 Route 79 • 573-898-9122 $ • •

Eureka Holiday Inn at Six Flags St. Louis 4901 Six Flags
Road • 800-782-8108
$$–$$$ • • • •

Fenton Drury Inn–Fenton 1088 S. Highway Drive • 636-343-7822 $$–$$$ • • • • • •

Fenton Fairfield Inn–Fenton 1680 Fenton Business Park Court •
636-305-1500
$$–$$$ • • •

Fenton Holiday Inn Express–Fenton 1848 Bowles Ave. •
636-349-4444
$$–
$$$$
• • • •

Fenton Pear Tree Inn by Drury–Fenton 1100 S. Highway Drive •
636-343-8820
$$ • • • •

Festus Drury Inn–Festus 1001 Veterans Blvd. • 636-933-2400 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Frontenac Hilton–Frontenac 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd. • 314-993-1100 $$–
$$$$
• • • •
Gerald Turtle Trails Guest House 4735 Old State Road •
573-764-2356
$$$ •
Hannibal Americas Best Value Inn–Hannibal 500 Mark Twain
Ave. • 573-221-4100
$–$$ • • •

Hannibal Best Western on the River–Hannibal 401 N. Third St. •
573-248-1150
$$–$$$ • •

Hannibal Days Inn–Hannibal 4070 Market St. • 573-248-1700 $–$$ • • • •

Hannibal Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Hannibal 4000
Market St. • 573-406-0300
$$–$$$ • • • •

Hannibal The Painted Lady–Hannibal 306 North St. •
573-221-6662
$$$ • •
Hannibal Quality Inn–Hannibal 120 Lindsey Drive • 573-221-4001 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Hannibal Super 8–Hannibal 120 Huckleberry Heights Drive •
573-221-5863
$–$$$ • • •
Hazelwood Budget Inn of Hazelwood 6121 N. Lindbergh Blvd. •
314-731-1278
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$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
See pages 60–63 for lodging facilities at state parks.
LODGING
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
ST. LOUIS 314-977-7170, 3700 W. Pine Mall
Blvd. A forum for ongoing dialogue between
contemporary artists and the world’s faith
traditions. The museum is housed in a former
chapel on the campus of Saint Louis
University. Tue.–Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Donations
accepted. mocra.slu.edu.
Museum of Transportation ST. LOUIS
314-965-6885, 2967 Barrett Station Road.
Features more than 300 pieces, including steam,
diesel and electric locomotives, passenger and
freight cars, automobiles, streetcars, buses and
aircraft. The Creation Station is geared for kids
ages 5 and younger. See website for hours. $6;
ages 5–12 and ages 65 and older, $4.
TransportMuseumAssociation.org.
Museum of Westward Expansion ST. LOUIS
314-655-1700, beneath the Gateway Arch. The
museum describes the hardships of the
overland migrations of the 19th century,
focusing on the common, everyday people and
diverse cultures that shaped the American
West. Year-round. www.nps.gov/jeff.
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge ST. LOUIS
314-416-9930, 10950 Riverview Drive. A part
of Route 66, the bridge was re-opened in 1999
as one of the world’s longest pedestrian-
bicycle bridges. It connects Missouri’s St. Louis
Riverfront Trail and the MCT Confluence Trail
in Illinois. Open daily, 9 a.m.–dusk. Free for
pedestrian crossing.
The Old Courthouse ST. LOUIS 314-655-1600,
11 N. Fourth St. Built between 1839 and 1862,
this courthouse was the scene of one of the
nation’s most important cases, the freedom trial
of Dred and Harriet Scott. The Old Courthouse is
part of the Core of Discovery. Daily tours 8 a.m.–
4:30 p.m. Free admission.
www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/och.htm
Pin-Up Bowl–St.Louis ST. LOUIS
314-727-5555, 6191 Delmar. Eight lanes of
bowling. This was known as the original
bowling and martini lounge, a gathering spot
with art deco design and a pin-up theme. Food
and drink available. Mon.–Thu., 3 p.m.–3 a.m.;
Fri.–Sun., noon–3 a.m. Year-round. Free
admission. www.PinUpBowl.com.
Royal Dumpe Dinner Theater ST. LOUIS
314-621-5800, 809 N. Second St. Join King
Henry VIII, his court jester and favorite serving
wenches for a four-course dinner, served with
musical comedy and audience participation.
Located at Laclede’s Landing. Reservations
required. Year-round. Call for prices.
www.RoyalDumpe.com.
Saint Louis Art Museum ST. LOUIS
314-721-0072, 1 Fine Arts Drive. One of the
nation’s leading comprehensive art
museums offering a range of exhibitions
and educational programming generated
independently and in collaboration with
local, national and international partners.
Call for hours of operation. Free.
www.slam.org.
Saint Louis Science Center ST. LOUIS
800-456-7572, 5050 Oakland Ave. The center
includes more than 700 hands-on exhibits, a
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Hazelwood Days Inn–Hazelwood 7350 N. Hanley Road •
314-524-2500
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Hazelwood Extend a Stay Suites–Hazelwood 7350 N. Hanley
Road • 314-395-7177
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Hermann Doc’s Roadhouse 1104 Gutenberg St. • 573-486-3400 $$$ •
Hermann Harbor Haus Inn and Suites 113 Market St. •
573-486-2222
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Hermann Hermann Hill Village 165 E. Route 100 • 573-486-4455 $$$–
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Hermann LaBoube Farms Guesthouse 1522 Route H •
573-486-5100
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Hermann Spirit Hill Guest House & Gardens 501 W. Fourth St. •
314-280-9943
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Hermann Stone Giraffe Guesthouse 1208 Route H • 573-486-5100 $$$–
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Hermann Weber-Schulte Guest House 229 E. Fourth St. •
573-291-0034
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Innsbrook Innsbrook Resort Condominiums 1 Aspen Circle •
636-928-3366
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Jonesburg Jonesburg Gardens Cabins 15 Route E • 636-488-5630 $–$$ • • •
Kirksville Budget Host Village Inn–Kirksville 1304 S. Baltimore •
660-665-3722
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Kirksville Comfort Inn–Kirksville 2209 N. Baltimore St. •
660-665-2205
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Kirksville Days Inn–Kirksville 3805 S. Baltimore • 660-665-8244 $$ • • •

Kirksville Holiday Inn Express–Kirksville 2702 S. Franklin St. •
660-627-1100
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Kirksville Knights Inn–Kirksville 2521 S. Franklin • 660-665-8352 $–$$ • • • •

Kirksville Super 8–Kirksville 1101 Country Club Drive •
660-665-8826
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Kirksville Thousand Hills State Park Lodging 20431 Route 157 •
660-665-7119
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Kirkwood Best Western Kirkwood Inn 1200 S. Kirkwood Road •
314-821-3950
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La Grange Wakonda State Park (Trailers) 32836 State Park Road •
573-655-2280
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La Plata Depot Inn and Suites 1245 N. Brown St. • 660-332-4669 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Linn Settle Inn 1639 E. Route 50 • 573-897-9903 $$–$$$ • • • •

Macon Comfort Inn–Macon 1821 N. Missouri St. • 660-395-8000 $$–$$$ • • •

Macon Welcome Travelier Motel 201 E. Briggs Drive •
660-385-2102
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Maryland Heights Comfort Inn–Westport 12031 Lackland Road •
314-878-1400
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Maryland Heights Doubletree Westport–St. Louis 1973 Craigshire Road •
314-434-0100
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Maryland Heights Drury Inn–Westport 12220 Dorsett Road • 314-576-9966 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Maryland Heights Hampton Inn–St. Louis/Westport 2454 Old Dorsett
Road • 314-298-7878
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Maryland Heights Holiday Inn Express Riverport–St. Louis Airport
13735 Riverport Drive • 314-298-3400
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Maryland Heights Wingate Riverport–Earth City 13615 Riverport Drive •
314-209-0001
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Maryland Heights Wingate by Wyndham-Maryland Heights 13615
Riverport Drive • 314-209-0001
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Mexico Best Western Teal Lake Inn–Mexico 3602 S. Clark St. •
573-582-0700
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Moberly Best Western Moberly Inn 1200 Route 24 East •
660-263-6540
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Moberly Holiday Inn Express 1801 W. Outer Road •
660-269-9700
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new Life Science Lab, a four-story OMNIMAX
Theater and the James S. McDonnell
Planetarium. Open Mon.–Sat., 9:30 a.m.–4:30
p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Summer hours
vary. Free general admission. www.slsc.org.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
ST. LOUIS 314-977-2666, 3663 Lindell Blvd.
The museum features contemporary art, the
Collection of Western Jesuit Missions, and an
extensive Asian art and netsuke collection.
Located in the Grand Center Art District.
Wed.–Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission.
www.slu.edu/sluma.xml.
Saint Louis Zoo ST. LOUIS
314-781-0900, 1 Government Drive. Home
to more than 18,000 exotic animals, many
rare and endangered. Open year-round;
closed Christmas and New Years. Check for
extended summer hours. Free admission;
fees vary for some special events.
www.StLZoo.org.
Schlafly Tap Room ST. LOUIS 314-241-2337,
2100 Locust St. Housed in a restored circa
1904 building, the Tap Room is a casual,
earthy place to drink, dine and enjoy live
music. Available for private parties. Mon.–Tue.,
11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Wed.–Sat., 11 a.m.–1 a.m.;
Sun., noon–10 p.m. www.Schlafly.com.
Sheldon Art Galleries ST. LOUIS 314-533-9900,
3648 Washington Blvd. More than 7,000 square
feet of space devoted to paintings, printmaking,
photography, architecture, sculpture, installation
work, jazz history and children’s art. Tue., noon–
8 p.m.; Wed.–Fri., noon–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–
2 p.m. Free admission. www.TheSheldon.org/
galleries.asp.
Shrine of St. Joseph ST. LOUIS
314-231-9407, 1220 N. 11th St. An 1844
religious landmark and site of the only
Vatican-authenticated miracle in the Midwest.
The shrine contains the Altar of Answered
Prayers, 30+ hand-carved statues and a
large Pfeffer tracker organ. Tours by
appointment. Year-round. Free admission.
www.ShrineOfStJoseph.org.
Soulard Market ST. LOUIS 314-622-4180,
730 Carroll St. This open-air market, with
more than 90 vendors, has been serving the
St. Louis area for more than 200 years.
Vendors provide fresh produce, meats, fish,
poultry, baked goods and spices. There are
also clothing, home decor and crafts on
Saturdays. Year-round. Free admission.
StLouis.Missouri.org/citygov/soulardmarket.
St. Louis Artists’ Guild ST. LOUIS
314-727-6266, 2 Oak Park Knoll. The guild has
been the regional center for artists and people
who love art. It is housed in a restored 1920s
mansion in Oak Knoll Park. The guild holds
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Moberly Super 8–Moberly 300 E. Route 24 • 660-263-8862 $$ • •

Morrison The Nesting Box Guesthouse 525 Main St. •
573-252-4402
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New Florence Little Log Cabin in the Woods 142 Whiteside School
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O’Fallon Hilton Garden Inn–O’Fallon 2310 Technology Drive •
636-625-2700
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O’Fallon Super 8–O’Fallon 987 W. Terra Lane • 636-272-7272 $$–$$$ • • •

Pacific Comfort Inn–Pacific/Six Flags St. Louis 1320
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Perry Cannon Dam Cabins 42526 Cabin Road • 573-565-3432 $$–$$$ • • • •
Perry Timber Ridge Resort 22764 Joanna Drive •
866-565-3135
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Richmond Heights Homewood Suites by Hilton–St. Louis Galleria 8040
Clayton Road • 314-863-7700
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St. Ann Pear Tree Inn by Drury–St. Louis Airport 10810 Pear
Tree Lane • 314-427-3400
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St. Charles Arch Budget Motel 3717 Veterans Memorial Parkway •
636-724-3717
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St. Charles Country Inn and Suites 1190 S. Main St. • 636-724-5555 $$$ • • • • •

St. Charles Embassy Suites–St. Charles 2 Convention Center
Plaza • 636-946-5544
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St. Charles Fairfield Inn St. Charles 801 Veterans Memorial
Parkway • 636-946-1900
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St. Charles Holiday Inn Express and Suites–St. Charles 3098 Elm
Point Industrial Drive • 636-757-6100
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St. Charles Red Roof Inn–St. Charles 2010 Zumbehl Road •
636-947-7770
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St. Clair Budget Lodging–St. Clair 866 S. Outer Road •
636-629-1000
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St. Louis Americas Best Value Inn and Suites St.
Louis/Westport 1970 Craig Road • 314-205-8000
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St. Louis Comfort Inn–St. Louis/Westport 12031 Lackland Road •
314-878-1400
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St. Louis Crowne Plaza St. Louis Downtown 200 N. Fourth St. •
314-621-8200
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St. Louis Drury Inn–Forest Park 2111 Sulphur Ave. • 314-646-0770 $$$ • • • • • • •

St. Louis Drury Inn–St. Louis Airport 10490 Natural Bridge
Road • 314-423-7700
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St. Louis Drury Inn–St. Louis Convention Center 711 N.
Broadway • 314-231-8100
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St. Louis Drury Inn–Union Station 201 S. 20th St. • 314-231-3900 $$$ • • • • • •

St. Louis Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch 2 S. Fourth St. •
314-231-3003
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St. Louis Four Seasons Hotel–St. Louis 999 N. Second St. •
314-881-5800
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St. Louis Hampton Inn and Suites–St. Louis at Forest Park
5650 Oakland Ave. • 314-655-3993
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St. Louis Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark 1 S. Broadway •
314-421-1776
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St. Louis Holiday Inn South Butler Hill–St. Louis 4234 Butler
Hill Road • 314-894-0700
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St. Louis Holiday Inn–St. Louis Airport/Earth City 4505
Woodson Road • 314-656-1640
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St. Louis Holiday Inn Express Lafayette–St. Louis 2625
Lafayette Ave. • 314-773-6500
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St. Louis Holiday Inn Select Downtown–St. Louis Convention
Center 811 N. Ninth St. • 314-421-4000
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St. Louis Holiday Inn South County Center–St. Louis 6921 S.
Lindbergh Blvd. • 800-264-6616
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St. Louis Holiday Inn Southwest Viking–St. Louis 10709 Watson
Road • 314-821-6600
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St. Louis HoteLumiere–St. Louis 999 N. Second St. • 314-881-7777 $$$–
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fully ADA compliant | See pages 60–63 for camping facilities at state parks.
national, regional and local competitions.
Year-round. Donations accepted.
www.StLouisArtistsGuild.org.
St. Louis Blues Hockey ST. LOUIS
314-622-2500, 1401 Clark Ave. The fast pace
of NHL hockey and the St. Louis Blues bring
excitement to the ScotTrade Center in
downtown St. Louis. Blues.nhl.com.
St. Louis Cardinals Baseball ST. LOUIS
314-345-9000, 700 Clark Ave. See the St. Louis
Cardinals in action at Busch Stadium in
downtown St. Louis. Gates generally open about
two hours before games, offering you the
opportunity to see the Cardinals take batting
practice. April–October. www.StLCardinals.com.
St. Louis Cardinals Stadium Tours ST. LOUIS
314-345-9565, 700 Clark Ave. Public tours
are offered daily at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30
p.m., and 2 p.m. (see website for exceptions)
during the regular season and at 11 a.m. and
1 p.m. during the off-season. Tours last one
hour and depart from Gate 5. $10; 60+ and
military, $8; 15 and under, $6; younger than 3,
free. www.StLCardinals.com/tours.
St. Louis Fire Department Museum
ST. LOUIS 314-289-1933, 1421 N. Jefferson Ave.
The museum features fire marks, toys, pictures,
hand tools, helmets and things related to
firefighting history. Year-round. Free admission.
St. Louis Mercantile Library Museum
ST. LOUIS 314-516-7240, 1 University Blvd.
Preserves 160 years of the culture of St.
Louis and Missouri: rare books, manuscripts,
art, paintings, sculptures, prints, river and
railroad artifacts, special events and lectures.
Explore alone or by guided tour. Closed Dec.
25–Jan. 1. Free admission and tours.
www.umsl.edu/mercantile.
St. Louis Rams Football ST. LOUIS
800-246-7267, 901 N. Broadway. Watch the St.
Louis Rams and exciting NFL action at the
Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis.
Gates open approximately 90 minutes before
kickoff on game day. Inside the Edward Jones
Dome, you’ll find the Rams Pro Shop.
www.StLouisRams.com.
St. Louis Riverfront Trail ST. LOUIS 3
14-416-9930, 1246 Lewis St. A 12-mile paved
trail along the Mississippi River, between the
Gateway Arch and the Old Chain of Rocks
Bridge. Plazas, parking, signage, artwork and
drinking fountains are scattered along the
route. Check website for more information.
www.Trailnet.org.
St. Louis Union Station ST. LOUIS
314-421-6655, 1820 Market St. A National
Historic Landmark of unsurpassed beauty
and elegance, with amazing architecture,
unique shops, restaurants and entertainment
venues that fill the Train Shed. Free museum
and free tours. See website for more.
www.StLouisUnionStation.com.
St. Louis Walk of Fame ST. LOUIS
314-727-7827, 6200 Delmar. The St. Louis
Walk of Fame showcases the cultural heritage
of St. Louis. Stars and plaques set in the
sidewalks of Delmar Boulevard detail the
accomplishments of great St. Louisans. Fun
and educational, it is open to all 24 hours a
day. Free. www.StLouisWalkOfFame.org.
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St. Louis Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch 315 Chestnut St. •
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St. Louis Marriott–St. Louis Airport 10700 Pear Tree Lane •
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St. Louis Millennium Hotel–St. Louis 200 S. Fourth St. •
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St. Louis Moonrise Hotel 6177 Delmar Blvd. • 314-721-1111 $$$–
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St. Louis Pear Tree Inn by Drury–Union Station 2211 Market St. •
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St. Louis Red Roof Inn 5823 Wilson Ave. • 314-645-0101 $$–$$$ • •

St. Louis Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel 800 Washington
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St. Louis Residence Inn–St. Louis Downtown 525 S. Jefferson
Ave. • 314-289-7500
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St. Louis Residence Inn–St. Louis Westport Plaza 1881
Craigshire Road • 314-469-0060
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St. Louis The Sheratons at Westport 900 Westport Plaza •
314-878-1500
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St. Louis St. Louis Marriott West 660 Maryville Centre Drive •
314-878-2747
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St. Louis Staybridge Suites Westport–St. Louis 1855 Craigshire
Road • 314-878-1555
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St. Peters Drury Inn–St. Peters 170 Mid Rivers Mall Circle •
636-397-9700
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Stanton Meramec Caverns Motel 1135 Route W • 573-468-3166 $$ •
Stoutsville Mark Twain State Park Cabins 20057 State Park
Office Road • 573-565-3440
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Stoutsville South Fork Resort 36765 Route 154 • 866-382-0033 $–$$$ •
Sullivan Comfort Inn–Sullivan 736 S. Service Road •
573-468-7800
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Sullivan Meramec State Park Lodging 115 Meramec Park Drive •
573-468-6519
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Troy Luxury Inn & Suites–Troy 107 King Drive • 636-528-0080 $$–$$$ • • • •

Union Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home 925 Westlake
Manor Drive • 314-566-8090
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Union Super 8–Union 1015 E. Main St. • 636-583-8808 $$ • • •

Valley Park Drury Inn–Valley Park 5 Lambert Drury Place •
636-861-8300
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Washington Heritage Valley Guesthouse 1668 Four Mile Road •
636-239-7479
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Washington Super 8–Washington 2081 Eckelkamp Court • 636-
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Weldon Spring Wingate–Weldon Spring 32 Research Park Circle •
636-329-8503
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Augusta Klondike Park Camping 636-949-7535 • • • • • •
Bluffton Steamboat Junction Campground 314-831-4807 • • • • •
Bowling Green Cozy C RV Campground 573-324-3055 • • • • • •
Canton Mississippi Riverfront Park–Canton 573-288-4413 • • • • • •
Danville Lazy Day Campground 573-564-2949 • • • • • • • •
fully ADA compliant | See pages 60–63 for camping facilities at state parks.
Third Degree Glass Factory ST. LOUIS
314-367-4527, 5200 Delmar Blvd. This is a
public-access glassblowing factory with the
latest equipment, trained instructors, a full
schedule of classes and a gallery of locally
crafted, handblown glass art. Mon.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.
www.StLGlass.com.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
ST. LOUIS 314-842-3298, 7400 Grant Road.
President Grant lived here with wife Julia.
Visitor center and museum open 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Years Day. Tours of the home offered every
half-hour. Groups: Call for reservations. Free
admission. www.nps.gov/ulsg.
Upper Limits Rock Climbing ST. LOUIS
314-241-7625, 326 S. 21st St. Features a rock-
climbing area with 10,000 square feet of
sculpted climbing surfaces. Climbs range
from beginner to routes that challenge the
most advanced climbers. A variety of classes
for individuals and families. $15.
www.UpperLimits.com/stlouis/index.html.
World Aquarium ST. LOUIS 314-647-9594,
701 N. 15th St. See creatures from almost
every ocean, sea, lake and river in the world,
plus furry animals face-to-face. This not-for-
profit organization is committed to learning
through participation. Located inside City
Museum; additional entry fee. $18.
www.WorldAquarium.org.
Caveman Zipline STANTON 573-468-3166,
1135 Route W. Soar through the treetops
across the Meramec River on this adventure
ride. There are three swinging bridges and four
ziplines, varying in length from 200 feet to
1,250 feet, reaching 50 mph. Weight
restrictions. Reservations required.
May–October. $49; younger than 12, $39.
www.CavemanZipline.com.
Jesse James Wax Museum STANTON
573-927-5233, 2432 Route W. View live film
footage of Jesse James; study the displays;
observe the wax figures; and see the
$100,000 collection of vintage firearms. I-44,
to Exit 230. April–May and September–
October: Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. June–
August: daily 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $6; ages 5–11,
$2.50. www.JesseJamesWaxMuseum.com.
Meramec Caverns STANTON
573-468-3166, 1135 Route W. Tour this
seven-level-deep natural wonder.
Restaurant, gift shop, motel, campground,
canoe and raft rentals, boat rides, sluice,
picnic areas and candy store. Zipline thrill
ride on-site. Open daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.;
extended summer hours. Cave tours: $19;
ages 5–11, $10. www.AmericasCave.com.
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De Soto Washington State Park Campground 636-586-2995 • • • • • • • • • •

Elsberry Timberlake Marina and Campground 573-898-2077 • • • • • • • •
Hannibal Mark Twain Cave Campground 573-221-1656 • • • • • • • •
Hermann Hermann City Park Campground 573-486-5400 • • • • • • • • •
Jonesburg Jonesburg Gardens RV Park and Cabins
636-488-5630
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Kirksville Lakeroad Village RV Park 660-665-2228 • • • •
Kirksville Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds Camping
660-665-6995
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Kirksville Thousand Hills State Park Campgrounds
660-665-6995
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La Grange Wakonda State Park Campground 573-655-2280 • • • • • • •

Macon Long Branch State Park Campground
660-773-5229
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Moberly Thompson RV Park 660-269-8705 • • • • • •
Monroe City Frank Russell Campground 573-735-4097 • • • • • • •
Monroe City Indian Creek Campground 573-735-4097 • • • • • • • • •
Montgomery City Graham Cave State Park Campground
573-564-3476
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Perry Ray Behrens Campground 573-735-4097 • • • • • • • •
Revere Battle of Athens State Historic Site Campground
660-877-3871
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Robertsville Robertsville State Park Campground 636-257-3788 • • • • • • •

St. Charles Sundermeier RV Park and Banquet Center
800-929-0832
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St. Louis St. Louis RV Park 800-878-3330 • • • •
Stanton Meramec Caverns Campgrounds 573-468-3166 • • • • • • • • •
Stanton Stanton-Meramec KOA Campground 888-562-4498 • • • • • • • • • •
Stoutsville Mark Twain State Park Campground 573-565-3440 • • • • • • • •

Sullivan Meramec State Park Campgrounds 573-468-6072 • • • • • • • • •

Troy Cuivre River State Park Campground 636-528-7247 • • • • • • • •

Villa Ridge Pin Oak Creek RV Park 636-451-5656 • • • • • • • •
Wildwood Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
Campground 636-458-3813
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Grandma’s Country Music Show STOUTSVILLE
573-672-3202, 23021 Route 107. These
shows offer family entertainment and live
country music. Every week, there is a different
special guest. Located north of Florida, Mo., on
Route 107. Shows are on the first, third and
fifth Saturdays of the month. $8; younger than
10, free. GrandmasCountryMusic@hotmail.com.
Fisher Cave at Meramec State Park SULLIVAN
573-468-6072, 115 Meramec Park Drive.
Outstanding cave scenes in this cave range
from low, narrow stream-side passages to
huge rooms filled with calcite deposits. See
bear claw marks, cave wildlife and calcite
deposits ranging from intricate hellectites
to 30-foot columns. April 16–Oct. 15. Tours:
$8; ages 13–19, $7; ages 6–12, $6.
www.MoStateParks.com/meramec/cave.htm.
Meramec Conservation Area SULLIVAN
573-468-3335, Route 185. Sheer cliffs along
the Meramec River offer scenic views. The
excellent wheelchair accessible Woodland Trail
offers hikers of all abilities spectacular
glimpses of the river. There are also hiking,
horseback and bicycle riding trails. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Craft Alliance UNIVERSITY CITY
314-725-1177, 6640 Delmar Blvd. Provides
inspiration and education in contemporary craft
to a national community of artists, collectors,
students and the art-viewing public through
exhibitions. Free classes and family programs.
Free admission. www.CraftAlliance.org.
The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill UNIVERSITY
CITY 314-727-4444, 6504 Delmar Ave.
Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room features both local
and touring bands. Blueberry Hill is a St. Louis
landmark restaurant and music club filled with
pop culture memorabilia. Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–
1:30 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–midnight. Blueberry
Hill, free; Duck Room, varies by band.
www.BlueberryHill.com/events/duck.
Fitz’s American Grill and Bottling Works
UNIVERSITY CITY 314-726-9555, 6605
Delmar Blvd. Enjoy a meal and watch the
bottling process at Fitz’s, which began
selling its famous root beer at Fitz’s Drive-
In in 1947. Full-service restaurant
downstairs, bar upstairs. Call ahead for
bottling schedules. Restaurant opens daily,
11 a.m. Year-round. Free admission.
www.FitzsRootBeer.com.
World Bird Sanctuary VALLEY PARK
636-225-4390, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road. Live
displays — bald eagles, owls, hawks, falcons,
vultures, parrots, reptiles and more. There are
hiking trails through the sanctuary’s 305-acre
wooded property. Picnic tables available, no
reservations required. Daily, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free
admission. www.WorldBirdSanctuary.org.
Little Lost Creek Conservation Area
WARRENTON 636-441-4554, Route B. Little
Lost Creek Conservation Area is an appealing
stop for hiking, horseback riding or biking. The
seven-mile multiuse trail winds by the area’s
namesake. This partially spring-fed Ozark
stream has clear water and a rocky stream
bed. www.MissouriConservation.org.
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Hannibal Norwoods Golf Club 573-248-1998 • www.NorwoodsGolfClub.com PB 18 72
Innsbrook Innsbrook Resort Golf Course 636-928-3366 •
www.Innsbrook-Resort.com/course_info.shtml
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Kirksville Kirksville Country Club Golf Course 660-665-5335 •
www.KirksvilleCountryClub.com
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La Plata La Plata Golf Course 660-332-4584 • www.LaPlataGolfCourse.com PB 18 71
Labadie Wolf Hollow Golf Club 636-390-8100 • www.WolfHollowGolf.com PB 18 71
St. Clair Meramec Lakes Golf Course 636-629-0900 PB 18 71
St. Louis Sunset Lakes Golf Club and Banquet Center 314-843-3000 •
www.SunsetLakesGolf.net
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Union Birch Creek Golf Club 636-584-7200 • www.BirchCreekgc.com PB 18 72
Wentzville Bear Creek Golf Club 636-332-5018 • www.BearCreekGolf.com PB 18 72
PB public | SP semiprivate | fully ADA compliant
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Meramec River Sullivan Cavern Canoe & Raft Rentals 573-468-6463 • • • •
Meramec River,
Upper Meramec
Stanton Crosseyed Cricket Canoe Company 888-562-4498 • •
Great Adventures
Start Here.
Plan your adventure by calling
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Preferred Outlets at Warrenton WARRENTON
636-456-5045, 1000 Outlet Center Drive.
Preferred Outlets at Warrenton offers shoppers
brands you prefer at prices you deserve. Located
off I-70 Exit 193 between St. Louis and Columbia.
Call for store directory and shopping hours.
lquartuccio@arielpreferred.com.
Reifsnider State Forest WARRENTON
636-441-4554, Schuetzen Ground Road. Just
south of I-70, this state forest offers a scenic
place to stop for a picnic lunch. A short trail
allows travelers to stretch their legs while
exploring nature. Guests may choose to wet a
line in one of the area’s fishing ponds. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Rolling Meadows Vineyards WARRENTON
636-288-1016, 212 Eden Trail. This boutique
winery opened in 2006. Sample the four estate
bottled wines. Outdoor seating. Sat., 11 a.m.–
5 p.m. From I-70, take Exit 188, travel west on
the south service road, take a left on Scudder
Ranch Road and a right on Eden Trail. Year-
round. Free admission. www.RollingMeadows
Vineyards.wetpaint.com.
Amtrak–Washington Station WASHINGTON
800-872-7245, 301 W. Front St. Two trains daily
each direction between St. Louis and Kansas
City. Limited carry-on bicycle space.
Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or the website. www.Amtrak.com.
Fort Charrette Historic Village and Museum
WASHINGTON 636-485-0544, 966 Charrette
Lane. Restored 1790s French and American
Indian trading post and village with five log
houses. One house is one of the oldest west of
the Mississippi; all are furnished with 1700s
American antiques. Site overlooks Missouri
River. Tours available. wcrosby@fidnet.com.
Gary R. Lucy Gallery WASHINGTON
800-937-4944, 231 W. Main St. Lucy’s
artwork depicts the early Lewis and Clark
Expedition and 19th century North American
waterway scenes, especially the steamboat
era. Gallery and gift shop. Free admission.
www.GaryLucy.com.
La Dolce Vita Winery WASHINGTON
636-390-8180, 4 Lafayette St. Tasting room in
the 1846 Zachariah Foss house, the oldest
wood-frame house in Washington. Estate
bottled wines and other wines and beers are
available. Have lunch on the outdoor patio
overlooking the Missouri River. Daily,
11 a.m.–8 p.m. www.LaDolceVitaWinery.com.
Loaves and Fishes Bulk Foods WASHINGTON
636-239-2373, 325 W. Front St. Located in
the historic 1850 railroad freight depot in
downtown Washington, on the Missouri
riverfront. Step back in time to the days of the
old general store at this market, which offers a
variety of Amish, natural and gluten-free foods.
Year-round. www.DailyBreadShop.com.
Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe
Museum WASHINGTON 636-239-2109, 400
W. Front St. This unique museum provides an
insight into the history and manufacturing of
corn cob pipes. Learn about famous corn cob
pipe smokers, such as Gen. Douglas
MacArthur and Mark Twain. Corn cob pipes
and other corn cob souvenirs are available.
www.WashMo.org/visitorinfo/museums.html.
Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON 636-239-7575, 8 W. Second St.
A collection of outstanding photographs by
Missouri’s top photojournalists. Exhibits
recognize visual reporting pioneers; current
photojournalists display their work. Free
admission.
Pogue Sculpture Studio and Gallery
WASHINGTON 636-239-0668, 118 W. Front St.
Unique stainless steel sculptures and
demonstrations by the artist, by appointment
or by chance. Small fee for groups of 20 or
more. Year-round. www.LarryPogue.com.
Washington’s Farmers Market WASHINGTON
636-239-2715, 317 W. Main St. More than
40 vendors sell fruits and vegetables, breads,
cookies, jams, jellies, salsas and sauces. Crafts
include homemade soap, jewelry and seasonal
items. April–December: Sat., 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
May–October also open Wed., 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
Free admission.
Rockwoods Reservation WILDWOOD
636-458-2236, 2751 Glencoe Road. Listed as
an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Audubon
Missouri because of its diversity and
abundance of birds. Enjoy seven different
scenic hiking trails, or lunch at one of the
picnic areas. Ask about rock climbing and
rappelling options. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
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Augusta Augusta Swan Haven Inn Bed and Breakfast
636-482-8017 • www.SwanHavenInn.com
Circa 1860 house. Four guestrooms; private baths. Outside hot tub with a view.
Enjoy a full breakfast.
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Augusta Augusta Wine Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
636-482-4307 • www.AugustaWine
Country.com/locations/winecountryinn.htm
Circa 1885 “Gone with the Wind” style home. Three guestrooms. Wineries and
Katy Trail within three blocks. Wi-Fi.
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Augusta Edelweiss Guest House Bed and Breakfast
636-482-4307 • www.AugustaWineCountry.
com/locations/edelweissguesthouse.htm
A century-old building with six guestrooms; two are wheelchair accessible.
Private baths; jetted tubs. No smoking.
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Augusta Femme Osage Haus Bed and Breakfast
636-482-4005 • www.FemmeOsageHaus.com
An 1800s German farmhouse with two guestrooms; private baths. Within eight
miles of wineries and the Daniel Boone Home.
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Augusta H. S. Clay House and Guest Cottage Bed
and Breakfast 888-309-7334 •
www.HSClayHouse.com
Circa 1867 cottage and 1885 Victorian house. Owner is a trained chef. Appetizers
and full breakfast served. Wi-Fi.
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Augusta Lindenhof Bed and Breakfast 636-228-4617 •
www.Lindenhof-Augusta.com
Circa 1910 Victorian farmhouse. Four guestrooms. Four blocks from wineries,
microbrewery and the Katy Trail. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • •
Augusta Stoneridge Vineyard Bed and Breakfast
314-581-7464 •
www.StoneridgeVineyardFarm-Inn.com
Bavarian estate overlooking the vineyard. Rooms with private bath; jetted tub;
fireplace; some with balcony. Wi-Fi.
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Berger Country Cottage Bed and Breakfast
573-834-7602 • www.CountryCottageBB.com
Circa 1840 private cottage, furnished with antiques. Full breakfast. One mile to
Bias Winery; nine miles to Hermann.
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Chamois Old School On the Hill Bed and Breakfast
573-763-5500 •
www.OldSchoolOnTheHillBandB.com
Circa 1876 school building. Two guestrooms; private bath; two person whirlpool
tub. Full breakfast. Spectacular views.
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Clarksville Overlook Farm Bed and Breakfast
573-242-3838 • www.OverlookFarmMo.com
A refined country getaway, 14 guestrooms. Upscale lodging and dining.
Unparalleled views. Wi-Fi.
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Clarksville Village of the Blue Rose Bed and Breakfast
573-242-3539 • www.VillageBlueRose.org
Three guestrooms with river views. Private baths. Outdoor fire pit; decks;
pavilion. Restaurant on-site. Wi-Fi.
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Defiance Das Gast Haus Nadler Bed and Breakfast
636-987-2200
Restored circa 1900 home. Four guestrooms; game room; sun room; hot tub.
Breakfast feast. Two blocks from Katy Trail.
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$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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Dutzow Inn at Cinagro Farms Bed and Breakfast
636-433-5440 • www.CinagroFarms.com
Three luxury suites in a park-like setting. Katy Trail, two blocks; St. Louis, one
hour. All guests must be at least 18.
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Hannibal Garden House Bed and Breakfast 573-221-7800
• www.GardenHouseBedandBreakfast.com
Circa 1896 Queen Anne Victorian with a sitting porch. Four guestrooms; semi-
private baths. In historic district. Wi-Fi.
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Hannibal Garth Woodside Mansion Bed and Breakfast
888-427-8409 • www.GarthMansion.com
Victorian Mansion on 40 acres. Eight guestrooms; three cottages. Feather beds;
jetted tubs; fireplaces; hot tub; Wi-Fi.
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Hannibal LulaBelle’s Bed and Breakfast 573-221-6662 •
www.Lulabelles.com
Circa 1917 inn, originally built as a brothel. $$–$$$ • • • •
Hannibal Main Street Bed and Breakfast 573-221-6662 Renovated bank building. Three guestrooms with private baths and jetted tubs.
Mark Twain visited this building in 1903.
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Hannibal Reagan’s Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast
888-221-1251 • www.ReagansQueenAnne.com
An 1889 Victorian. Fine antiques. Six luxurious guest quarters. Private baths.
Verandah. Wi-Fi. Breakfast on fine china.
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Hannibal Robards Mansion Bed and Breakfast
888-275-5811 • www.TheGildedAge.net
Circa 1871 Italianate. Large rooms; private baths. On the National Historic
Register. Smoking outdoors only. No pets.
$$–$$$ • • •
Hannibal Stone School Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-406-0398 • www.StoneSchoolInn.net
A circa 1834 limestone schoolhouse. On 13 quiet acres with a hiking trail and
creek. Two guestrooms with private baths.
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Hermann A Secret Vine Bed and Breakfast
314-805-7746 • www.SecretVine.com
Five guestrooms with a private entrance, full bathroom, in-room breakfast.
Garden; courtyard; waterfall; Wi-Fi.
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Hermann Alpenhorn Gasthaus Bed and Breakfast
573-486-8228 • www.AlpenhornGasthaus.com
Two cottages and two guestrooms. Private baths. Wine cellar and vineyard.
Dinner is available. Secure parking.
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Hermann Birk’s Gasthaus 573-486-2911 •
www.BirksGasthaus.com
Nine guestrooms, seven with private bath. Wi-Fi. Smoking outdoors. Murder
Mystery weekends. Wraparound covered porches.
$$–$$$ • •
Hermann Captain Wohlt Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-486-3357 • www.CaptainWohltInn.com
Eight guestrooms and four suites in Hermann’s historic district. Multi-night
discounts available. Wi-Fi.
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Hermann Cobbler Room Cottage Bed and Breakfast
573-486-2510
Circa 1840 home. Private baths. Gas fireplaces. Breakfast delivered to your room.
Massage therapist on-site.
$$–$$$ •
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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Hermann Harbor Haus Inn Bed and Breakfast 573-486-
2222 • www.HarborHaus.net
A collection of cottages in the historic district. Some jetted tubs or fireplaces.
Outdoor fireplace and patio. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • • •
Hermann Heritage Lodging Bed and Breakfast 573-486-
3137 • www.HeritageLodging.com
Circa 1897 two-story brick, downtown. Antique furnishings. Four guestrooms
with private whirlpool baths. Wi-Fi.
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Hermann Hermann Hill Vineyard Bed and Breakfast
573-486-4455 • www.HermannHill.com
Eight guestrooms. Spectacular views of Hermann and valley. Private balcony.
Jetted tub for two. Have breakfast in bed.
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Hermann Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-486-9152 • www.TheIronHorseInn.net
A 1902 Queen Anne on a quiet street in the historic district. Three guestrooms;
private baths. Four blocks to riverfront.
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Hermann Meyer’s Hilltop Farm Bed and Breakfast
573-486-5778 • www.MeyerHilltopFarm.com
Three guestrooms; private baths (one has jetted tub). One half mile from the
Katy Trail. Free shuttle.
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Hermann Nestle Inn Bed and Breakfast 573-486-1111 •
www.NestleInn.com
Two bluff-top houses overlooking the river. Fireplaces. Jetted tubs. Deck or
gazebo. Historic district is two blocks.
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Hermann Neufeld-Davies Bed and Breakfast 573-486-0154
• www.BedandBreakfast.com/missouri-hermann-
neufelddaviesbedandbreakfast.html
Quiet neighborhood. Three guestrooms and one suite. Private baths. Two miles
to Katy Trail.
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Hermann Reiff Haus Bed and Breakfast 573-486-1002 Restored 1871 brick house, in downtown historic district. King-size beds, private
baths, in-room TV. Mid-week discounts.
Hermann Stone Haus Bed and Breakfast 573-486-9169 •
www.StoneHausBandB.com
Experience a country setting within the city limits of Hermann. $$$ • • •
Hermann Wine Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-486-0706 • www.Wine-Valley-Inn.com
Fourteen suites with kitchenette and private bath; some have fireplaces and/or
jetted tub. Meeting space. Gift shop.
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Imperial Chimney Rock Guest House Bed and
Breakfast 636-464-3999 •
www.ChimneyRockGuestHouse.com
Circa 1925 home with cottage. Mississippi River views. Wedding and weight loss
packages. Wi-Fi. St. Louis is 15 miles away.
$$$–
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Kirksville Brashear House Bed and Breakfast
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A 1905 Colonial surrounded by trees. Across from Brashear Park. Four
guestrooms. Wraparound porch. Antiques. Wi-Fi.
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660-627-4444 • www.CottegeGroveBnB.com
A brick, ranch-style home beside Kirksville’s bike path. Four guestrooms; king
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Kirkwood Eastlake Inn Bed and Breakfast
314-965-0066 • www.EastlakeInn.com
A 1920 Colonial. Three guestrooms. Private baths. Jacuzzi-brand tubs. Patio,
porch and gardens. Wi-Fi. No smoking.
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Louisiana Applegate Bed and Breakfast
573-754-4322
A circa 1850 home with three guestrooms. On a 60-acre farm, 14 blocks from
downtown.
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Louisiana Eagle’s Nest Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-754-9888
Seven guestrooms; private baths; full breakfast; free Wi-Fi; fine dining; patio;
winery; gift shop; biking trail.
$$–$$$ • •
Macon Phillips Place Bed and Breakfast
660-385-2774
Five guestrooms with private baths at this circa 1900s house. Enjoy the small-
town hospitality.
$$$
Marthasville Concord Hill Bed and Breakfast
636-782-2042 • www.Concord-Hill.com
A circa 1900 house. Three guestrooms, private baths. In Concord Hill. Smoking
outdoors only. Katy Trail is 1.3 miles away.
$$–$$$ • •
Marthasville Critter Cottage Bed and Breakfast
636-433-2711 • www.CritterCottageBandB.com
Original 1860s log cabin on 10 acres. Full breakfast; kitchen; Jacuzzi; wood
stove; discounts. Transport to Katy Trail.
$$–$$$ • •
Marthasville Heaven On Earth Bed and Breakfast
636-433-2511 • www.HeavenOnEarth.ws
Private one-room cabins with jetted tub, fireplace, porch with view. Hot breakfast
delivered to cabin. Katy Trail shuttle.
$$$–
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Memphis Madison House Bed and Breakfast
660-465-7278
Circa 1900 home with two guestrooms, jetted tub and wraparound porch.
Common areas perfect for private functions. Wi-Fi.
$$ • • •
Morrison Epple Haus Bed and Breakfast 573-294-6203
www.EppleBedandBreakfast.com
Discover an ideal getaway for family and friends in a peaceful bed and breakfast
near Hermann.
$$–$$$ • •
Morrison Nesting Box Bed and Breakfast 573-252-4402 •
www.TheNestingBoxBedandBreakfast.com
Reserve one room or the whole house. Four guestrooms; one suite. Private
baths. Buffet breakfast. It’s 14 miles to Hermann.
$$–
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New Haven Central Hotel Bed and Breakfast
573-237-8540 • www.CentralHotelnh.com
Restored circa 1879 hotel. Five guestrooms. Private baths. Three porches.
Several wineries are within 15 miles. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • •
Owensville Second Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast
573-437-6999 • www.SecondCreekFarm.com
Circa 1850 log cabin. Four guestrooms. Private baths. On 135 acres of woods,
fields and Second Creek. Carriage rides.
$$–$$$ • •
Rhineland The Doll House Bed and Breakfast
573-619-9623 • www.TheDollHouseBandB.com
Four guestrooms; two with private bath; two with a balcony. Located beside the
Katy Trail, six miles from Hermann.
$$–$$$ • • •
Rhineland Les Lavandes Bed and Breakfast
573-236-4774 • www.LesLavandesBandB.com
European hilltop B&B; sweeping vistas; European high tea; hot tubs in
bathrooms and garden; fireplace; private entrance.
$$$ • • •
Rhineland Loutre Lane Bed and Breakfast
573-808-6007 • www.LoutreLane.com
Four guestrooms. Private baths; suite has a jetted tub. All rooms have robes
and hair dryers. Peaceful location.
$$–$$$ • •
St. Charles Bittersweet Inn Bed and Breakfast
636-724-7778 • www.BittersweetInn.com
Beautifully restored 1864 home. Rooms have sitting areas, air conditioning,
bathrobes and ceiling fans. Private baths.
$$–$$$ • •
St. Charles Boone’s Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast
888-377-0003 • www.BoonesColonialInn.com
Circa 1837 Colonial inn in the historic district. Three suites: private baths; jetted
tubs; fireplace; Wi-Fi.
$$$–
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St. Charles Boone’s Lick Trail Inn Bed and Breakfast
888-940-0002 • www.BoonesLick.com
Circa 1840 inn. Six guestrooms and a three-room cottage. Historic district. Wi-Fi.
It’s 15 minutes to St. Louis airport.
$$$–
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St. Charles Lady B’s Bed and Breakfast
636-947-3421 • www.Ladybz.net
Three guestrooms; bathrooms not attached to any room. Rooms have
TV/DVD/VCR. Kitchenette with extra food. Free Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • • •
St. Charles Raines Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast
636-947-4843 • RainesVictorianInn.com
In the historic district. Four guestrooms with private baths and jetted tubs.
Perennial gardens and a wraparound porch.
$$–$$$ • •
St. Charles Victorian Memories Bed and Breakfast
636-940-8111 • www.VictorianMemories.com
Circa 1850 Italianate. Three guestrooms. Private baths, jetted tub. Murder
Mystery weekends offered. Two-night minimum.
$$$ • • •
St. Louis Fleur-de-Lys Mansion Bed and Breakfast
314-773-3500 • www.TheFleurDeLys.com
Award-winning, restored circa 1900 mansion overlooking a park. Four
guestrooms. Private baths with jetted tubs. Wi-Fi.
$$$–
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St. Louis Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast
314-422-1483 • www.LehmannHouse.com
Circa 1893 Victorian mansion in historic Lafayette Square. Four guestrooms.
Private baths. Antiques. Fireplaces. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • • •
St. Louis Napoleon’s Retreat Bed and Breakfast Inn
800-700-9980 • www.NapoleonsRetreat.com
Five guestrooms with private baths. Full breakfast. Wi-Fi. One mile from
downtown. Smoking outdoors only. No pets.
$$–$$$ • •
Stoutsville Lodge at Mark Twain Lake Bed and Breakfast
573-672-3230 •
www.LodgeAtMarkTwainLake.com
Country setting; on five acres. Three guestrooms, all with private baths.
Full breakfast. Great for families or romance.
$$–$$$ • • •
Warrenton The Hiding Place Bed and Breakfast
636-456-2107 • www.TheHidingPlaceBnB.com
A two-bedroom suite, a loft suite and one guestroom. Private baths. One mile off
of I-70. Smoking outside. No children.
$$–$$$ •
Washington Brick Inn Bed and Breakfast 636-390-3264 •
www.BrickInnBedandBreakfast.com
Circa 1911 home. Three guestrooms and one suite. Private baths. King beds.
Hot tub. Fire pit. Three blocks to downtown.
$$$ • • •
Washington La Dolce Vita Winery Bed and Breakfast
636-390-8180 • www.LaDolceVitaWinery.com/
bedandbreakfast.html
In the Zachariah Foss House, built in 1846; the oldest wood frame house in
Washington. His and her bathtubs, king beds.
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Opportunities to play on the water, tour Missouri’s
Capitol, explore a portion of Route 66 and experience
golf courses, wineries and bed and breakfast inns can
be found in this portion of the Show-Me State. The
question is: What do you want to do?
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kBike the Katy Trail as it rolls
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first public university west
of the Mississippi River.
issouri’s Lake of the Ozarks features
more than 1,100 miles of shoreline
and offers the opportunity to fish,
boat, swim and play, while nearby cities offer
shopping, dining and other recreational diver-
sions, including golf courses designed by folks
such as Arnold Palmer. If you like to fish, check out
Harry S. Truman Lake, or perhaps you’d rather
try your luck on this region’s scenic stretch of the
Missouri River.
In Jefferson City, you can explore Missouri’s
Capitol, which contains the Missouri State
Museum and the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Just east of the Capitol, you’ll find the Lewis and
Clark Trailhead Plaza, which commemorates the
explorers’ June 4, 1804, encampment in the
Jefferson City area, while a block farther is the
Missouri Governor’s Mansion.
Columbia is the Central Region’s largest city and
home of The District, which features artisans and a
variety of shops, along with eateries and watering
holes. Columbia also is a popular place to jump on
the Katy Trail for a run, leisurely stroll or bike ride.
Meanwhile, the University of Missouri–Columbia
offers several museums for those interested in his-
tory and culture; the State Historical Society of
Missouri is also on the university campus.
A drive on Route 66 in Central Missouri leads you
through cities such as Lebanon, St. Robert and
Waynesville. And don’t forget Devils Elbow.
Smaller cities also dot the landscape of
Missouri’s Central Region, and in them you’ll find
wineries, historic sites and bed and breakfast loca-
tions where you can let someone else take care of
the day’s most important meal.
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mudge. What is it? Fudge made with sheep milk, of
course, and it’s found at Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy in
Competition. As the first licensed sheep dairy in
Missouri, Stoney Acres offers visitors the chance to learn how
sheep milk and cheese are produced. Stop by to see the sheep,
and any newborn baby sheep they might have, and enjoy some
of the products they make right on the farm, including
smudge, cheese, soaps and lotions — all from sheep milk.
You pick or they will pick at Pick and Pick Plantation in
Columbia. What do you pick? Asparagus, strawberries, red
raspberries and blackberries are the standards, but depend-
ing on the weather, green beans and corn can also be picking
options. If you are feeling a little peachy, try the Peach Tree
Farmin Boonville, where peach season begins near the end
of June. In the fall, the farm turns into a pumpkin patch of-
fering hayrides, a small farm-animal petting zoo and straw
maze for visitors to enjoy.
Starr Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Boonville opens
Thanksgiving Day for families to select their perfect Christmas
tree to take home. After selecting your tree, enjoy spiced cider,
candy canes and the three wise donkeys. If you need additional
natural merriment, select one
of their freshly made Scotch
pine wreaths. Also available on
the farm is honey produced
from bees right there on the
farm. Walk-About Acres in
Columbia also offers fresh
honey, along with an opportu-
nity to visit with their pea-
cocks, rabbits, turkeys, llamas
and goats.
Looking for an edible landscape? Look no further than
Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest Garden in Kingsville.
This garden showcases the journey of food from seed to plate
as you explore the Menu Garden, Apple Celebration Court,
Pear Promenade, Peach Plaza and the Vineyard. Don’t miss
the Quilt Garden, where three-quarter-acre plots are planted
in traditional Old Missouri and Kansas Star quilting patterns.
Weekend cooking demonstrations also take place next to the
Missouri Barn on the Kansas City Power & Light All Electric
Cooktop by regional culinary experts.
Roadside
Markets
Bucksnort Trading
Company LLC
Main Street in Blackwater
Shirk’s Country Market
Route U in Centertown
Dutch Bakery Bulk
Food Store
U.S. 50 in Tipton
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CIRCLE READER RESPONSE #33,34 ON PAGE 170
Appleton City Historic District APPLETON CITY
660-476-5579, Walnut Street. In the
historic district are the city’s original 1870 MKT
passenger Depot and MKT caboose. Nearby is
the W.H. Appleton Library building, believed to
be one of the oldest libraries in Missouri.
May–September. Donations accepted.
Antiques and Interiors BLACKWATER
660-846-2007, 127 Main St. This shop features
fine antiques, china, glassware and jewelry.
Interior designer services are provided on-site.
www.Blackwater-Mo.com/antiques_
and_interiors.html.
Blackwater BLACKWATER 660-846-4411, 125
Main St. On the National Register of Historic
Places, Blackwater offers a jail replica, an exact
replica of the Missouri-Pacific Depot, country
school building, telephone museum, veterans’
memorial, water gardens and a 10-room,
renovated 1887 hotel. Year-round. Free
admission. www.Blackwater-Mo.com.
Blackwater Treasures BLACKWATER
660-846-2445, 104 Main St. Offering a
tremendous assortment of antiques and
collectibles: art, prints, furniture, china,
jewelry, glassware, linens and unique home
decor. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun.,
1 p.m.–5 p.m. www.Blackwater-
Mo.com/blackwater_treasures.html.
Bucksnort Trading Company BLACKWATER
660-846-2224, 111 Main St. Step back into a
period 1890s store, located in historic
Blackwater. Wares include Missouri-made and
specialty items. Open April–December:
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.
January–March: Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun.,
noon–5 p.m. www.BlackwaterMo.com/
bucksnort_trading.html.
Mid-Missouri Museum of Independent
Telephone Pioneers BLACKWATER
660-846-4411, 200 Main St. This museum
features a collection of telephone memorabilia,
including pieces dating to the days before
direct-dial systems. Open March–December.
Free admission. Rappichino@hotmail.com.
West End Theater BLACKWATER
660-846-4411, 301 Doddridge Ave. This
community theater is housed in a church built in
1905 and features original cushioned pews and
stained glass windows. Visit website for show
times and ticket prices. $3–$6. www.Blackwater-
Mo.com/west_end_theater.html.
Wenwood Farm Winery BLAND

573-437-3443, 1132 Brick Church Road. Open
daily to taste and buy award-winning wines.
See website for schedules of festivals, art fairs
and music events. Open later on music and
event days. From Route 50 at Mount Sterling,
take Route A five miles to Brick Church Road.
Year-round. www.WenwoodFarmWinery.com.
Bonnots Mill National Historic District
BONNOTS MILL 877-901-4144, 100 Main St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and nestled between the bluffs along
the Osage River, this early French settlement
now offers a restaurant, a bed and breakfast, a
wedding chapel and a general store.
www.BonnotsMillMo.com.
Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel–Boonville
BOONVILLE 660-882-1200, 100 Isle of Capri
Blvd. This casino has many of your favorite slot
machines and table games. Three restaurants
will satisfy your cravings for casual, elegant, sit-
down or takeout. Hotel on-site offering 140
rooms and suites. Free admission.
Boonville.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
River Hills Sporting Clays BOONVILLE
660-882-9130, 22701 Rocheport Road.
Facilities include skeet, trap, sporting clays
and five-stand. The sporting clays course sits
along the Missouri River; some stations are
on the bluffs. Clubhouse and snack bar. We
have loaner guns, ammo, and eye and
hearing protection. $4–$28.
www.RiverHillsSportingClays.com.
Warm Springs Ranch — Home of the
Budweiser Clydesdales BOONVILLE
888-972-5933, 25270 Route 98. Group tours,
by reservation only, of the Anheuser-Busch
Clydesdale breeding facility, located 20
miles west of Columbia. See the Clydesdale
mares, foals, stallions and geldings in their
natural environment. April–October.
www.WarmSpringsRanch.com.
Burgers Smokehouse CALIFORNIA
573-796-3134, 32819 Route 87. A smokehouse
operated by the Burger family for more than
50 years. Highlights include a waterwheel,
three dioramas depicting winter, spring and
summer in the Ozarks and a 15-minute video
tour. Retail store and sandwich shop. Free
admission. www.Smokehouse.com.
Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park
CAMDENTON 573-346-2676, 526 Bridal
Cave Road. One of America’s most scenic
tour caves, the park and cave facilities
include a rock shop, gift shop and a wedding
chapel. Group rates available. $7–$15.
www.BridalCave.com.
Lake of the Ozarks Marina CAMDENTON
800-255-5561, Route 5. Full service marina.
Rent a luxury houseboat, a deck cruiser or
fishing boat for a fun vacation. Located
north of the Niangua Bridge.
www.LakeOfTheOzarksMarina.com.
Mariners Pier 31 Marina and Restaurant
CAMDENTON 573-873-5283, 4514 Pier 31
Road. We have 200 wet and dry storage
spaces; a boat service center; boat and lift
sales; boat rentals and charters; gas dock; ship
store and pump-out. Motel, restaurant and bar
on-site. On Lake Road 5–89; the 31 mile
marker by water. www.MarinerPier31.com.
Montego Bay Marina CAMDENTON
573-348-4911, 1629 Resorts Road. We rent
speedboats, pontoon boats, deck boats,
bass boats, johnboats, PWC, skis and water
toys by the hour, day or week. Gas, soda,
snacks, launch and trailer parking. Cottages
on-site at Val-E-Vue Resort. Six miles
north of Camdenton. April–October.
www.MontegoBayMarina.com.
Orion DinoSpace Adventure Science Center
CAMDENTON 573-346-5516, 1163 S. Business
Route 5. Unique combination of science center
and outdoor fun park. We specialize in hands-
on exhibits and activities featuring space
science, archaeology, physical science and
rockets. Learn about evolution, creation and
intelligent design. March–October. $7.
www.DinoSpaceAdventure.com.
Centralia Historical Society Museum
CENTRALIA 573-682-5711, 319 E. Sneed. The
museum is housed in a 1904 Victorian home
and contains a Civil War room, the A.B.
Chance room and items from Centralia’s past.
May–October. Donations accepted.
Chance Gardens CENTRALIA 573-682-5511,
123 N. Rollins St. One of Boone County’s
oldest gardens, built in 1936 by Albert Bishop
Chance, it contains many varieties of flowers
and more than 400 varieties of roses. On the
National Register of Historic Places. Year-
round. Free admission.
Gray Ghost Trail Civil War Markers
CENTRALIA 573-682-2272. Markers at the
Centralia Massacre site on Railroad Street,
the city square on Singleton Street and at
the Centralia Battlefield on the Ridgeline
Road site depict the Civil War events of
Sept. 27, 1864. Year-round. Free admission.
www.MoCivilWar.org.
Prairie Queen Mural CENTRALIA
573-682-2272, Allen and Railroad streets.
This mural depicts events, places and people
from Centralia’s past and shows the Chance
Gardens, train depot, Civil War scenes and
industrialist A.B. Chance. Year-round. Free.
Clinton Farmers Market CLINTON
660-885-4700, 100 W. Franklin St. The market
has a variety of goods for sale, from apples to
zucchini. Crafts also are available. The market
is open Tue., from 2 p.m. until products sell
out, and Sat., from 7 a.m. until sell out. Call or
e-mail for more information. April–October.
fizzicians@hotmail.com.
Dorman House CLINTON 660-885-8414,
302 W. Franklin St. Built in 1852, this was the
first two-story brick home in Clinton. Once the
home of Judge J.G. Dorman, Udolpha Miller
Dorman and their seven children. The building
is owned by the Henry County Historical
Society. Tours by appointment only.
April–December. $3. hcmus@midamerica.net.
Harry S. Truman Reservoir Management
Lands CLINTON 660-885-6981, 2010 S.
Second St. 54,000 acres distributed around
the reservoir in parts of Henry, Benton, Hickory
and St. Clair counties. Historically, American
Indians occupying this area were principally
Osage, Shawnee and Kickapoo. Open daily,
4 a.m.–10 p.m. Year-round.
Henry County Courthouse CLINTON
660-885-7200, 100 W. Franklin St. Built in
1893, the courthouse includes a mural and
historic photos. The grounds feature time
capsules, a 1920s bandstand memorial to
veterans, a soldiers memorial with life-size
Civil War soldiers and a fountain once used to
water horses. Free. Info@ClintonMo.com.
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Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts
Center CLINTON 660-885-8414, 203 W.
Franklin St. Complex includes an 1886
Anheuser-Busch facility, a circa 1900 indoor
village, an original 1856 dogtrot log home and
farmstead, an art gallery and an 1887 bank
that’s now a performing arts center. Open
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April–December.
$3; younger than 12, free.
hcmus@midamerica.net.
Eagle Ranch Trail Rides COLLINS
417-275-1105, 9040 SE Route J. Trail rides
are available, and you can rent a cabin.
Activity and Recreation Center COLUMBIA
573-874-7700, 1701 W. Ash St. This 73,000-
square-foot indoor recreation facility features
an indoor leisure pool, gymnasium, game
room, indoor track and cardio/strength training
zones. The pool includes an interactive water
play feature, lazy river and water slide.
www.GoColumbiaMo.com/parksandrec/arc.
The Blue Note COLUMBIA 573-874-1944,
17 N. Ninth St. Known as one of mid-Missouri’s
finest live entertainment venues. Located in a
restored vaudeville theater in the middle of
downtown Columbia, The Blue Note has
entertained crowds with many well-known
musical artists for more than 25 years.
www.TheBlueNote.com.
Bluestem Missouri Crafts COLUMBIA
573-442-0211, 13 S. Ninth St. The store features
traditional and contemporary works from nearly
300 artists and craftspeople from Missouri and
neighboring states, including art and crafts for
the home and garden, apparel, jewelry and gifts.
www.BluestemMissouriCrafts.com.
Columbia Art League Gallery COLUMBIA
573-443-8838, 207 S. Ninth St. Known
throughout the state for its display of fine art,
the Columbia Art League shows six exhibitions
each year, displaying work by professional,
nonprofessional and nationally acclaimed
artists. Works are available for purchase.
www.cal.Missouri.org.
Columbia Star Dinner Train COLUMBIA
877-236-8511, 6501 N. Brown Station Road.
Enjoy dinner on the train. The four Southern
Pacific dining cars are pulled by two
1950s era Streamline locomotives. Private
group scheduling is available. $69.
Gweber55@earthlink.net.
The District COLUMBIA 573-442-6816, 11 S.
Tenth St. A location for shopping, dining and
entertainment, downtown Columbia features
more than 110 retail shops, 70 bars and
restaurants and several entertainment
events each week. Visit the website for a
schedule of events. Year-round. Free.
www.DiscoverTheDistrict.com.
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area COLUMBIA
573-445-3882, 6700 W. Route K. Provides
resting, nesting and feeding habitat for
shorebirds and migratory game birds,
making it a top site for bird watchers and
migratory game bird hunters. Viewing
hours change during hunting seasons.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Flat Branch Park COLUMBIA 573-874-7460,
101 S. Fourth St. This park in downtown
Columbia is bordered by the Flat Branch Creek
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Engineers lake is known for its excellent fishing and non-
crowded shores. Muskellunge, one of America’s great fresh-
water game fish, have been stocked in this lake since 1966.
Trophy-sized muskie are not uncommon. The lands sur-
rounding Pomme de Terre Lake provide areas for game and
bird hunting.
The 3,210-acre Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon
is fed by the state’s third-largest spring, gushing 100 million
gallons daily. Rainbow trout fishing is the prime attraction.
The park features a trout hatchery, lodging, camping, dining,
a fly-fishing school, a nature center, a swimming pool, float
trips, hiking trails, a store and picnicking.
On dry land, more than half of the 225-mile-long Katy
Trail State Park winds through the Central Region.
Whether you’re a bicyclist, hiker or nature lover, the Katy
Trail’s handicap-accessible, flat, crushed limestone surface
offers an opportunity to explore Missouri’s natural beauty.
Horseback riding is allowed between trailheads in Calhoun
and Sedalia, a distance of 25 miles. Businesses along the trail
include bed and breakfast inns, wineries, bike rentals,
restaurants, general stores and campgrounds.
Find more Central Region attractions, activities, places to
stay and restaurants listed on Missouri’s official tourism web-
site, www.VisitMO.com.
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Missouri is dominated by our two largest lakes,
but there are many other outdoor activities avail-
able. The Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest lakes in the
Midwest, is contained within 1,150 miles of shoreline —
that’s more than the coastline of California. With that much
shoreline you know fishing is a big draw, but don’t forget wa-
terskiing, hunting, swimming, hiking, rock climbing and
theme parks, or the golf courses and caves or the...well, the
possibilities are endless at the lake. Marinas throughout the
area rent boats of all types. You’ll find all the outdoor lovers’
needs at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Missouri’s largest
flood-control lake, has a surface area of about 56,000 acres,
surrounded by 110,000 acres of public land. This noncom-
mercialized lake is a place for quiet relaxation. Truman Lake
is nationally known for its excellent crappie and largemouth
bass fishing. Full service marinas and campgrounds are spaced
throughout the area. Truman Lake’s Berry Bend Equestrian
Parkis limited to equestrian users. Campsites are designed es-
pecially for those with horses. Horseback riders find several
miles of suitable trails — some restrictions apply.
The smaller Pomme de Terre Lake lies in the rugged,
tree-covered hills. With 113 miles of shoreline, this Corps of
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mRainbow trout draw anglers to Bennett Spring State Park.
and features a gazebo, benches and tables,
sidewalks, historic markers and green space.
The park features a sprayground, suspension
bridge and access to the Katy Trail.
www.GoColumbiaMo.com/parksandrec/parks/
flat_branch/index.php.
Hazel Kinder’s Lighthouse Theater COLUMBIA
573-474-4040, 3078 Lighthouse Lane. Hazel
Kinder’s Lighthouse Theater is mid-Missouri’s
home for family-friendly music concerts and
entertainment. Located East of Columbia on
I-70 at Exit 137. Featuring national, local and
regional artists and special events.
March–December. $10; special event prices
vary. www.LighthouseTheater.com.
Katy Trail Cycling Tours COLUMBIA
866-269-9913, 3000 Oak Lawn Drive. Three- to
seven-day self-guided cycling tours on the Katy
Trail, the nation’s longest rail-to-trail path.
Cover all or part of the trail’s 225+ miles.
Includes shuttle, luggage transfers and bed and
breakfast or small inn accommodations.
$575–$1,195. henry@independenttourist.com.
Maplewood Home COLUMBIA
573-443-8936, 3801 Ponderosa St.
Constructed by pioneer families in 1877 and
fully restored; offers a glimpse of 19th century
estate living. On the National Register of
Historic Places. May–September: Sun.,
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Other times by
appointment. $2–$4. www.BooneHistory.org.
Martin Luther King Memorial Garden
COLUMBIA 573-874-7460, 800 S. Stadium Blvd.
This community gathering place on Columbia’s
MKT hiking and biking trail is a public work of
art showcasing Dr. King’s writings amid
landscaped gardens. Year-round. Free.
Missouri Art Gallery COLUMBIA 573-443-
5010, 9 N. 10th St. This gallery features a
collection of limited-edition prints both framed
and unframed, and originals from award-
winning artists. Guests will find Mark Hopkins’
bronzes. Mon., Tues., Thu., Fri., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.;
Sat., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Year-round. Free
admission.
Missouri Children’s Museum COLUMBIA
573-886-7529, 8700 I-70 Drive SE. With
hands-on exhibits, children learn though play
in a variety of open-ended activities in the
medical center, kids market, home sweet
home, brainstorm builders and other
activities indoors and outdoors. Visit website
or call for hours. $7.50; group discounts.
info@MissouriChildrensMuseum.com.
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts
COLUMBIA 573-875-0600, 203 S. Ninth St.
Built in 1928, the center was fully restored in
2008 and is on the National Register of
Historic Places. Central Missouri’s only pre-
Depression movie palace and vaudeville stage
now hosts numerous events. Tours offered.
Year-round. Tours, $5. www.MoTheatre.org.
MKT Nature Trail COLUMBIA 573-874-7460,
101 S. Fourth St. This 8.2-mile walking/biking
trail is a spur of the Katy Trail State Park. The
main trailhead is downtown at Fourth and
Cherry streets. Access points: 800 S. Stadium
Blvd., 2701 Forum Blvd., and 3662 Scott Blvd.
Year-round. Free. www.GoColumbiaMo.com.
Museum of Anthropology COLUMBIA
573-882-3573, 100 Swallow Hall. The
permanent exhibits focus on American
Indian cultures from across North America,
and on Missouri history from 9,200 B.C.
to the present. On the campus of the
University of Missouri. Free admission.
AnthroMuseum.Missouri.edu/default.shtm.
Museum of Art and Archaeology COLUMBIA
573-882-3591, 1 Pickard Hall. Collections
span seven millennia in six continents.
Galleries include ancient European, American
and modern art, with special exhibitions. Free
admission. maa.Missouri.edu.
Pick and Pick COLUMBIA 573-449-8031,
5910 S. Rangeline Road. This is a family-
owned you-pick berry and vegetable farm.
Almost all of our produce is available for you
to pick or, if notified in advance, we’ll pick it
for you. Offerings include asparagus, tomatoes,
cucumbers, blackberries and pumpkins.
April–October. www.PickAndPick.com.
Poppy COLUMBIA 573-442-3223, 914 E.
Broadway. Emphasizes that art is for everyone,
bringing hand-crafted fine art, folk art and
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jewelry to Columbia. Open Mon.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.; Fri. until
8 p.m. Year-round. www.PoppyArts.com.
PS Gallery COLUMBIA 573-442-4831, 812 E.
Broadway. Rotating exhibits feature works from
local, regional and national artists. Services
offered include event planning, art consultation
and commissioned works. Open Tue.–Sat.,
11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m. Year-round.
Free admission. www.Perlow-StevensGallery.com.
Riversong Spa and Salon–Columbia
COLUMBIA 573-447-1772, 2100 Forum Blvd.
Offers a full range of day spa services:
massages, pedicures and manicures, hair
coloring and styling, facials, waxing and make-
up; beauty and health products for sale. Call or
visit website for specific hours of operation.
www.RiversongSpa.com/locations/col.asp.
State Historical Society of Missouri
COLUMBIA 573-882-7083, 1020 Lowry St. A
research facility for the study of the Show-Me
State’s heritage. It was founded in 1898 by the
Missouri Press Association and has been a
trustee of the state since 1899. Mon.–Fri.,
8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Free
admission. shs.umsystem.edu.
State Historical Society of Missouri Art
Galleries COLUMBIA 573-882-7083, 1020
Lowry St. One of the largest collections of
paintings by George Caleb Bingham, including
Order No. 11. The Thomas Hart Benton
Collection contains the Year of Peril series.
Gallery closed Mon. Open: Tue.–Fri., 9 a.m.–
4:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Free admission.
shs.umsystem.edu/art/index.shtml.
State Historical Society of Missouri
Genealogy Library COLUMBIA
573-882-7083, 1020 Lowry St. The library of
books, pamphlets and official state publications
has more than 460,000 items. There are also
more than 500,000 manuscript materials and
800 reels of microfilmed manuscripts. Mon.–Fri.,
8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Free
admission. shs.umsystem.edu.
State Historical Society of Missouri Museum
COLUMBIA 573-882-7083, 1020 Lowry.
Collections of genealogical material and
historic manuscripts, as well as a reference
and newspaper library. Thomas Hart Benton
and George Caleb Bingham paintings on
permanent display. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–
4:45 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
www.umsystem.edu/shs.
Three Creeks Conservation Area COLUMBIA
573-884-6861, East Deer Park Road. Located in
Boone County, halfway between Columbia and
Ashland, this 1,500-acre area takes its name
from the three creeks that run through it:
Turkey Creek, Bass Creek and Bonne Femme
Creek. Open daily, 4 a.m.–10 p.m.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Walk-About Acres COLUMBIA
573-474-8837, 6800 N. Kircher Road. Our
small diversified farm with an emphasis on
honeybees also features emus, peacocks, pigs,
goats and other animals. Come and enjoy a
honey ice cream under a covered patio. By
appointment only. Wheelchair accessible. April
1–Nov. 1. Tours: unguided $1, 10 min.; guided
$5, 50 min. www.Walk-AboutAcres.net.
Walters-Boone County History Museum
COLUMBIA 573-443-8936, 3801 Ponderosa
St. The museum features a genealogy research
library and 16,000 square feet of historical
display area. The Montminy Gallery features
fine arts exhibits. Days/hours change
seasonally, call or visit website.
March–November. Donations accepted.
www.BooneHistory.org/museum.htm.
Bear Ridge Antiques CROCKER
573-736-5858, 17894 Route 17. Indoor antique
and flea market featuring more than 60
booths. Free admission.
Frisco Depot Museum CROCKER
573-736-2649, 109 10th St. Highlights the history
of the Frisco Railroad, also known as the St.
Louis to San Francisco Railway. Museum houses
railroad memorabilia and features a real
caboose. Only open first Sat. of each month,
1 p.m.–3 p.m.; call for tours. June–October. Free
admission. www.VisitPulaskiCounty.org.
Devils Elbow River Safari DEVILS ELBOW
573-336-7979, 21525 Tidal Road. Rent canoes,
$40; rafts, $120; kayaks, $20; or tubes, $10,
for your float down the Big Piney River. Life
jackets and paddles included in rental fees.
Open daily. Year-round.
Wooden Railroad Trestle Bridge
DEVILS ELBOW 573-336-6355, 21050
Teardrop Road. Built in 1941 to bring building
supplies to Fort Leonard Wood. Stop at the
scenic overlook from Teardrop Road, and then
continue east to Trophy Lane and turn left to
the old trestle bridge. Free.
Boiling Spring Campground DIXON
573-759-7294, 18700 Cliff Road. Float the Big
Piney and Gasconade rivers. One-day floats,
3–14 miles; multiday trips up to 75 miles. Tent
and RV camping April–Nov. 15; year-round for
special events. Closed during high water. Call
ahead. Floats, $25–$50; camping, $15–$35.
www.bscFloatTrips.com.
Clifty Natural Bridge DIXON 573-336-6355,
100 E. Fourth St. An approximately one-hour
hike along a creek bed, over rough rock,
takes you to the Missouri Conservation Area
and the natural bridge. Year-round. Free.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy FALCON
417-668-5560, 11399 Claxton Road. Dairy and
cheese plant offering cheese, soaps, lotions
and fudge made with sheep’s milk. Samples
given. The farm offers hands-on milking of the
sheep. Located near the village of Competition.
Call for tours. Daily 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free
admission. www.StoneyAcres.biz.
Joint Services Park FORT LEONARD WOOD
573-336-6355, 126 Missouri Ave. This park
honors the armed forces and offers photo
opportunities with a large Navy anchor, an Air
Force fighter jet, an armored personnel carrier
and an army tank. Year-round. Free admission.
www.VisitPulaskiCounty.org/ttd.asp.
Miller Cave–Fort Leonard Wood
FORT LEONARD WOOD 573-336-6355, FLW
N. Above the Big Piney River on Ft. Leonard
Wood. The primary entrance is 150 feet
above the river; two more openings face
the river, affording a spectacular view.
This cave contains evidence of human
occupancy, 7000 B.C. to 1400 A.D. Free.
www.Wood.Army.mil/wood_cms/3176.shtml.
Museums at Fort Leonard Wood
FORT LEONARD WOOD 573-596-0780, 495
South Dakota Ave. The history and contributions
of the Military Police, Army Engineers and
Chemical Warfare units during conflicts dating to
the Revolutionary War are on display in a three-
museum complex. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free.
Rolling Heath One-Room School
FORT LEONARD WOOD 573-336-6355, 400
Minnesota Ave. This one-room school, built in
1912, is used as a meeting hall. Stroll the walking
trail on the grounds. Daily, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Stone Mill Trout Stream and Spring FORT
LEONARD WOOD 573-596-7604, 400
Minnesota Ave. A beautiful and lively trout area.
Missouri and Fort Leonard Wood fishing licenses
and Missouri trout stamp are required. Half-mile
walk to the spring. April-October. Free.
Auto World Museum FULTON
573-642-2080, 200 Peacock Drive. View 80
vehicles ranging from 1903 to 1997, in historic
photographic and three-dimensional settings.
Informational audio-visual kiosks. Daily,
9 a.m.–5 p.m., April–December. Gift shop;
event space available. Groups please call
ahead. $8; ages 60+, $7; younger than 13, $5.
www.AutoWorldMuseum.com.
Berlin Wall Breakthrough Sculpture FULTON
573-642-3361, 501 Westminster Ave. The
Breakthrough Sculpture, formed from actual
sections of the Berlin Wall, stands beside the
Churchill Memorial on the campus of
Westminster College. The college is the site
where Winston Churchill gave his famous Iron
Curtain speech.
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Fulton Heritage Tours FULTON
800-257-3554, 409 Court St. Choose from two
self-guided walking or driving tours of Fulton.
Free maps available at the Fulton Chamber of
Commerce, 409 Court St., downtown. Free.
Cocommerce@sbcglobal.net.
King’s Row Self-Guided Tour FULTON
800-257-3554, 409 Court St. A self-guided tour
of what is believed to be the setting for the
best-selling novel (1940) King’s Row, and the
movie (1942) of the same name. Free map
available Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m., at the
Chamber of Commerce, 409 Court St.,
downtown. Free. Cocommerce@sbcglobal.net.
Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
FULTON 573-642-0570, 513 Court St. History
and genealogy museum and research library.
Museum based on history time line. Research
library offers full genealogy research facilities.
Thu.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; also by appointment.
February–December. Donations accepted.
www.kchsoc.org.
Little Dixie Conservation Area FULTON
573-592-4080, 1821 State Road RA. The area
is primarily forest and grasslands. Facilities
and features include a boat ramp, boat rentals,
boat dock, picnic area, pavilion, nine fishing
jetties, fishing dock and the 205-acre Little
Dixie Lake. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Loganberry Inn FULTON 888-866-6661,
310 W. Seventh St. Circa 1899 Inn hosts
murder mystery events, ladies’ getaways, wine
and chocolate tasting parties, weddings and
spa packages. Year-round. $99–$199.
www.LoganberryInn.com.
National Winston Churchill Museum FULTON
573-592-5234, 501 Westminster Ave.
Interactive exhibits, artifacts and a film focus
on one of the 20th century’s most well-known
statesmen, Winston Churchill. Visitors also can
experience a London air raid through a light
and sound show. Open daily, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
$2–$6. www.ChurchillMemorial.org.
Treasure Hill Miniatures FULTON
573-642-8802, 4746 S. Route J. Dollhouse
museum and store located in rural Millersburg,
west of Fulton. I-70, Exit 137; south on J.
Thu.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; or by appointment.
Waters Edge Boat Rentals GRAVOIS MILLS
573-372-2201, 149 Route 5. Pontoon boat,
fishing boat, canoe, kayak, paddle boat and
tube rentals. Located on the west side of the
Lake of the Ozarks, at the 10 mile mark of the
Gravois Arm; Route 5 by car. Open
May–October, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Life jackets
included. Watersedgemotel@att.net.
Summit Lake Winery HOLTS SUMMIT
573-896-9966, 1707 S. Summit Drive. Panoramic
views from a bluff-top location. Sample the
wines. Large terraced patio and indoor seating.
Live music many weekends. Bistro menu.
Banquet facilities with catering. Three miles
north of Jefferson City on Route 54. Free
admission. www.SummitLakeWinery.com.
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Ha Ha Tonka State Park Camdenton
573-346-2986, 1491 State Route D. Explore the
park’s karst topography, characterized by caves,
sinkholes, springs and natural bridges, on many
trails. Towering above Lake of the Ozarks are
the remains of a huge stone castle. Picnic
areas and a fishing dock are available. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/hahatonka.htm.
Finger Lakes State Park Columbia
573-443-5315, 1505 E. Peabody Road. One
of two state parks that allow off-road
motorcycling and all-terrain vehicles on trails
and a motocross track. It also features lakes
for swimming, fishing and canoeing; a
campground; picnic sites; and mountain
biking. Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/fingerlakes.htm.
Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
Columbia 573-449-7402, South Providence
Road. Ornate 19th century stones mark the
graves of William Jewell, pioneer and Missouri
educator, and his nephew — Missouri Gov.
Charles Hardin. Some neatly cut stones
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Amtrak–Jefferson City Station JEFFERSON
CITY 800-872-7245, 101 Jefferson St. Two
trains daily each direction between St. Louis
and Kansas City. Limited carry-on bicycle
space. Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or on the website. www.Amtrak.com.
Carnahan Memorial Gardens JEFFERSON CITY
573-751-3249, 101 Jefferson St. The
garden behind the Governor’s Mansion started
in the late 1930s as a Works Progress
Administration project. A beautiful site for
relaxing and enjoying the beauty and smell of
blooming flowers. Free admission.
www.MoStateParks.com/govgarden.htm.
Cole County Historical Museum JEFFERSON
CITY 573-635-1850, 109 Madison St.
Treasures of historical significance dating from
the era of the Louisiana Territory. Rooms are
appointed with antique chandeliers, rosewood
and mahogany chests and settees, French
mirrors and fine paintings. Hours: Tue.–Sat.,
1 p.m.–3 p.m. $3; ages 6–18, $1.
www.ColeCoHistSoc.org.
Governor’s Mansion JEFFERSON CITY
573-751-2854, 100 Madison St. March–May:
Tues.–Thu., 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m.–2:30
p.m.; tours every 15 min. January, February,
June–November: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.;
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m; tours every half hour. Tour
includes first floor of the mansion.
www.Mo.gov/mansion.
Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza
JEFFERSON CITY 573-634-6482, 100 W.
Capitol Ave. A monument, next to the Capitol,
honors the 1804 journey of the Corps of
Discovery. It includes statues of Lewis, Clark
and others. Water features, walkways and
benches create a relaxing landscape.
Photogenic location. Open 24 hours. Free.
www.JeffCityMo.org/parks/lcindividualvisitor
programs.html.
Lincoln University JEFFERSON CITY
573-681-5599, 820 Chestnut St. Established
in 1866 by Civil War soldiers, primarily
Missourians of the U.S. 62nd and 65th Colored
Infantry. Lincoln was one of the first historically
black colleges in the United States.
www.Lincolnu.edu.
Missouri Highway Patrol Safety Education
Center and Museum JEFFERSON CITY
573-526-6149, 1510 E. Elm St. The Safety
Education Center features displays related to
the history of the Missouri Highway Patrol,
traffic safety, drug abuse and exhibits on the
services and responsibilities of the patrol,
both on and off the highways. Free admission.
Mshppied@mshp.dps.mo.gov.
Missouri State Archives JEFFERSON CITY
573-751-3280, 600 W. Main St. This is the
official repository for permanent state records.
Some archives documents date from 1770.
Outstanding facility for historical and
genealogical research. Mon.–Wed., Fri.,
8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thu., 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat.,
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admission.
www.sos.mo.gov/archives.
Missouri State Capitol JEFFERSON CITY
573-751-2854, 201 W. Capitol Ave. The Missouri
State Capitol, the seat of state government, is
home to the Missouri State Museum. Thomas
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without names are presumably the graves of
slaves belonging to these families. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/jewellcem.htm.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Columbia 573-449-7402, 5901 S. Route 163.
Geologic formations are the principal features
of this day-use park, which sits atop Devil’s
Icebox Cave. Trails lead visitors to the natural
rock bridge, sinkholes and springs. Nature
programs are offered and picnic areas are
available. Free. www.MoStateParks.com/
rockbridge.htm.
Jefferson Landing State Historic Site
Jefferson City 573-751-2854, 101 Jefferson
St. One of the few remaining 19th century
river front landings on the Missouri River.
The Lohman Building now houses a visitor
center and Union Hotel contains the
Elizabeth Rozier Gallery, featuring rotating
art exhibits. March 1–Labor Day. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/jeffersonland.htm.
Katy Trail State Park–Statewide
Jefferson City 800-334-6946, Katy Trail.
The longest rails-to-trails conversion in the U.S.
The flat, 225-mile hiking and bicycling trail
winds through scenic rural Missouri countryside
and along the Missouri River. Horseback riding
is allowed between Calhoun and Sedalia. Free.
www.KatyTrailStatePark.com.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park Kaiser
573-348-2694, Route 134. The wooded hills
and miles of shoreline provide a restful
alternative to the nearby attractions. The park
offers camping, camper cabins, a yurt,
marinas, beaches, group camps, trail rides and
equestrian, mountain biking and hiking trails.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/lakeozark.htm.
Knob Noster State Park Knob Noster
660-563-2463, 873 SE 10th St. Dominated by
second growth hardwood forest, this park
contains restored remnants of open woodlands
and grasslands. It has a nature center, small
lakes, a campground, hiking trails, an
equestrian trail and two group camps. Park
entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/knobnoster.htm.
Bennett Spring State Park Lebanon
417-532-4338, 26250 Route 64A. The park
houses Missouri’s third largest spring. The
stream is stocked daily March 1–Oct. 31,
providing trout fishing. The park features a
nature center, a pool, dining, a store, trails, float
trips, lodging and campsites. Park entry is free;
camping, $13–$26. www.MoStateParks.com/
bennett.htm.
Clark’s Hill–Norton State Historic Site
Osage City 573-449-7402, Hickory Road. The
Lewis and Clark Expedition camped near this
site and Clark climbed the hill for a view of the
confluence of the Missouri and Osage rivers. A
half-mile interpretive trail passes American
Indian mounds to an overlook of the rivers.
Free. www.MoStateParks.com/clarkshill.htm.
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Agritourism Shopping
Winery/Brewery Outdoors/Recreation
Attractions Live Performances/Shows
Equestrian
Hart Benton’s mural, Social History of Missouri,
is in the third floor House Lounge. Individual and
group tours; call to verify times.
Missouri State Museum JEFFERSON CITY
573-751-2854, 201 W. Capitol Ave. Inside the
State Capitol, this museum has two galleries
with exhibits on the state’s cultural and natural
history and a veterans gallery. Take a free tour
of the Capitol, which contains numerous works
of art and the legislative chambers. Free
admission. www.MoStateParks.com/
statecapcomplex/statemuseum/geninfo.htm.
Missouri State Penitentiary Tours JEFFERSON
CITY 866-998-6998, 115 Lafayette St. Until
2004, this was the oldest continually operating
jail west of the Mississippi. Open to the public for
hard hat tours which include cells of heavyweight
champion Sonny Liston and habitual offender
James Earl Ray. Tours by reservation only. $12.
www.MissouriPenTours.com.
Missouri Supreme Court Building
JEFFERSON CITY 573-751-4144, 207 W. High
St. Many of the days most important and often
controversial legal issues affecting Missourians
and involving the state’s Constitution and laws
come before this court. Tours offered Mon.–Fri.
on the half hour from 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
and 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Free admission.
www.Courts.Mo.gov/page.jsp?id=100.
Missouri Veterans and Law Enforcement
Memorials JEFFERSON CITY 573-751-2854,
201 W. Capitol Ave. These two memorials are
located on the north side of the Capitol. The
Law Enforcement Memorial honors all law
enforcement officers who lost their lives in the
line of duty. The Veterans Memorial honors the
state’s veterans. Free.
Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation
Museum JEFFERSON CITY 573-636-8737,
2500 Country Club Drive. See strange objects
veterinarians found in a cow’s stomach among
the more than 3,500 pieces at the only
museum in the U.S. devoted to veterinary
medicine. Hands-on learning center for kids.
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat., by appointment.
Free admission; donations accepted.
Foundation@mvma.us.
Museum of Missouri Military History
JEFFERSON CITY 573-638-9603, 2007
Retention Drive. Exhibits dating from 1808
cover the Missouri National Guard and
Missouri’s involvement in the Civil War, World
War I and II and other conflicts. Closed major
holidays. Open: Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Free
admission.
Native Stone Winery and Bull Rock Brewery
JEFFERSON CITY 573-584-8600, 4317 Native
Stone Road. Wines and handcrafted beers;
restaurant and gift shop on-site. Winery and
brewery tours by appointment. Outdoor patio
and covered deck. On Route 179, north of
Jefferson City. Thu.–Sat., 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun.,
11:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Year-round. Free admission.
www.NativeStoneVineyards.com.
Riversong Spa and Salon–Jefferson City
JEFFERSON CITY 573-636-9796, 109 W.
Ashley. Offers a full range of day spa services:
massages, pedicures and manicures, hair
coloring and styling, facials, waxing and make-
up; beauty and health products for sale. Call or
visit website for specific hours of operation.
www.RiversongSpa.com/locations/jc.asp.
Runge Nature Center JEFFERSON CITY
573-526-5544, 330 Commerce Drive. Enjoy the
wonders of Missouri’s habitats, and the fish,
forest and wildlife resources found in the Show-
Me State. There are hiking trails and wildlife
habitats outdoors, while the center features
3,000 square feet of indoor exhibits. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza JEFFERSON CITY
573-681-5599, 820 Chestnut St. Visit the
Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza, a tribute to Lincoln
University founders who served in the 62nd and
65th Colored Infantries during the Civil War.
Tours by appointment. www.Lincolnu.edu.
AAA Party Cove Boat and PWC Rentals
KAISER 573-348-3002, 255 Hanks Haven
Drive. Offers boat and Yamaha brand
Waverunner rental on the Lake of the Ozarks;
located 1.5 miles from Party Cove. Features
new 2010 boats, three-person personal
watercraft. You can rent by the hour, day or
week. “Sea” store, gas dock on-site. March
15–Oct. 31. www.PartyCoveRentals.com.
Heart of Missouri Tourism Center KINGDOM
CITY 573-642-7692, 5584 Dunn Drive. This
tourism center provides information for
travelers and also features antique automobile
displays and Lego displays. It’s also adjacent
to the Missouri Firefighters Memorial. Year-
round. Free.
Powell Gardens KINGSVILLE
816-697-2600, 1609 NW Route 50. Offers
915 acres of breathtaking display gardens,
interesting architecture, a nature trail, plus a
year-round calendar of special events and
classes for the entire family. May–September:
9 a.m.–6 p.m. October–April: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
www.PowellGardens.org.
Bristle Ridge Vineyards KNOB NOSTER
800-994-9463, 98 NE Route 641. Missouri
wines; a tasting room and gift shop;
spectacular views and sunsets. The picnic
tables are always available. Located in the
village of Montserrat, between Warrensburg
and Knob Noster; Route 50, south at Route P,
half a mile. Free admission. www.brvWine.com.
Montserrat Vineyards KNOB NOSTER
660-747-9463, 104 NE Route 641. On the
northern point of Bristle Ridge, used as a lookout
point during the Civil War. Tour the winery and
vineyards. Spectacular sunsets from the deck.
Picnic baskets and snacks available. Live music
some weekends. Meeting/event space.
www.MontserratVineyards.com.
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Pomme de Terre State Park Pittsburg
417-852-4291, Off Route 64. This park is geared
for all types of water sports and fishing. Lake
Pomme de Terre has hundreds of coves where
solitude, sunshine and muskie can all be found.
The park has campgrounds, a marina, beaches,
boat launches and hiking trails. Park entry is
free; camping, $13–$23. www.MoStateParks.
com/pommedeterre.htm.
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
Sedalia 660-827-0510, 19349 Bothwell Park
Road. With its castlelike air, the lodge was the
focal point of prominent Sedalia attorney John
H. Bothwell’s Stonyridge Farm. The interior
decor is of Victorian and Craftsman styles. The
site offers tours, picnicking, hiking and
mountain biking. Tours: $4; 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/bothwell.htm.
Harry S Truman State Park Warsaw
660-438-7711, 28761 State Park Road. Surrounded
by water on three sides, this park encompasses
the tip of a peninsula that juts into Truman Lake.
Water activities such as swimming, boating and
fishing are features along with a marina, boat
ramps, hiking trails and campgrounds. Park entry
is free; camping, $13–$21. www.MoStateParks.
com/trumanpark.htm.
Find memories of America’s past along historic Route 66...explore the
natural splendor of an Ozarks river by canoe, kayak or tube...discover
treasures you never knew you needed at a quaint antique shop...enjoy
the thrill-of-the-chase fishing for rainbow trout in the crystal-clear
waters of Bennett Spring State Park. Naturally, Lebanon has it all.
Call toll-free 1-866-LEBANON or visit wwww.LebanonMMO.org
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Alhonna Resort and Marina LAKE OZARK
573-365-2634, 677 Outer Drive. A lakeside
resort featuring one of the largest boat rental
fleets on the Lake of the Ozarks, including
fishing boats, ski boats and pontoons. The 60-
unit resort includes three swimming pools, hot
tubs and a family-friendly restaurant. Year-
round. www.Alhonna.com.
Firstmate Guide Service and Yacht Charters
LAKE OZARK 877-922-4813, 2359 Bittersweet
Road. www.FirstMateCharters.com.
Lake of the Ozarks LAKE OZARK
800-386-5253. Missouri’s largest lake, with
more than 1,150 total miles of shoreline,
including a main channel that stretches 92 miles.
The surrounding area features dozens of cities,
dining, lodging, shopping, golf and a variety
of attractions.
Lodge of Four Seasons–Marina LAKE OZARK
800-843-5253, 315 Four Seasons Drive. A full-
service marina offering boat, water ski and
personal water craft rentals, parasailing, fishing
guides, docking services, lake cruises, gas, a
store and a bar. Lodge of Four Seasons is a
full-service resort on the Lake of the Ozarks.
April–October. www.4SeasonsResort.com/
activities_marina.php.
Mike Fink’s Marina and Boat Rentals LAKE
OZARK 573-365-6557, 1100 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
This facility features boats and Yamaha brand
Waverunners, a gas dock and “sea” store located
at Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark, on the Lake of the
Ozarks. New 2010 boats, three-person PWCs,
low rates, no-deposit options are available.
March 15–Oct. 31. www.MikeFinksMarina.net.
Spa Shiki LAKE OZARK 800-843-5259, 315
Four Seasons Drive. Rated one of the Midwest’s
top 10 resort spas by Spa Magazine, Spa Shiki
delivers a luxurious facility and highly-trained
staff. The Japanese-themed spa offers an
extensive spa therapy menu, hydrotherapy,
steam, sauna and pool. Year-round. Prices vary
by treatment. www.SpaShiki.com.
Sugar Creek Mini Golf LAKE OZARK
573-365-2226, 3001 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Challenge the hills and hollows of both 18-hole
courses, offering a glimpse of early Missouri in
a cool, shady setting. Sun.–Thu., 9 a.m.–11 p.m.;
Fri.–Sat., 9 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Year-round.
Tom Sawyer Paddlewheeler LAKE OZARK
888-366-7759, 1006 Bagnell Dam Blvd. Take a
narrated, 90-minute cruise aboard a circa 1800s
paddlewheeler on the Lake of the Ozarks.
Cocktails, beer, soda and snacks are available.
Restrooms on board. Docked at Bagnell Dam.
May–October. $8–$26. www.Tom-Huck.com.
Willmore Lodge Visitors Center and
Museum LAKE OZARK 800-451-4117, 1
Willmore Lane. Union Electric built this 6,700-
square-foot log cabin, just northeast of the
Bagnell Dam, in 1930. It houses a Lake of the
Ozarks history museum and the Lake Area
Chamber of Commerce. Year-round. Free.
www.LakeAreaChamber.com.
National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the
Church LAURIE 573-374-6279, 176 Marian
Drive. This shrine features a 14-foot stainless
steel sculpture of Mary, Mother of the Church.
The Mothers’ Wall of Life, where names of
mothers from around the world are engraved
on polished black granite surrounding the
sculpture, is on-site. Free admission.
www.MothersShrine.org.
Old St. Patrick’s Church and Museum LAURIE
573-374-7855, 810 Route O. This church,
which began with dirt floors and log benches,
has been updated throughout. It’s often called
the Little Chapel of the Ozarks. June–August:
Sun. only, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Year-round tours
available by appointment. Free admission.
www.MothersShrine.org/st_pats/history.php.
American Veterans Memorial–Lebanon
LEBANON 417-532-8868, 500 E. Elm St.
Dedicated to all American veterans who have
faithfully served our nation in war and peace.
Central Missouri
KEY TO SYMBOLS Agritourism · Attractions · Outdoors/Recreation · Winery/Brewery · Shopping · Live Performances/Shows · Equestrian
We are Clinton, Missouri, where
small town life is still alive and
well. From the trail head of
the Katy Trail to the shores of
Truman Lake, from our Historic
Square to our welcoming Hotels
and Inns, we invite you to come be
our guest.
For more information,
call 660-885-2123 or visit
www.ClintonMO.com
Family Fun,
By Nature.
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Veterans’ names are inscribed in bricks that
line the walkway. A monument dedicated to
fallen warriors also is on-site. Free admission.
Circle J Campground LEBANON 417-532-4430,
10221 Route 64. Canoe, tube and raft rentals are
available at this full-service campground, which
has permanent and overnight camping. On-site
RV repair facility. Overlooks Bennett Spring State
Park. Year-round. www.CircleJCampground.com.
Ella Ragland Artists’ Group LEBANON
417-664-2982, 1110 Lynn St. Not-for-profit
company selling Ella Ragland art products to
raise funds to provide music therapy for
Alzheimer’s patients. Music therapy reaches
patients in ways that other therapies cannot.
Year-round. www.EllaRaglandArt.org.
Heartland Antique Mall LEBANON
417-532-9350, 2500 Evergreen Parkway.
Shop a 40,000-square-foot antique mall, try
samples at the Russell Stover’s Outlet, visit
the cheese store and more. Free admission.
www.HeartlandAntiqueMallLebanon.com.
Maggard Canoe and Corkery Campground
LEBANON 888-546-9788, 15750 Route 64.
Canoe, raft and tube trips. Shaded campsites
with picnic tables and some electric hookups.
Showers and flush toilets available. Visit
website for price guide and directions. Year-
round. www.MaggardCanoe.com.
Midway Speedway LEBANON 417-588-4430,
22304 Route B. Spring through fall, race fans
can watch the action on this dirt-track speedway
in Lebanon. April–September. $8–$25; ages 10
and younger, free. www.LebanonMidway
Speedway.com.
Niangua River Oasis Canoe Rental LEBANON
800-748-7249, 171 NRO Road. Canoe, raft
and kayak rentals, plus campground, cabins
and guest houses. Modern bathhouses with
hot water, a country store, concession stand
and shuttle service. Fishing licenses and
trout stamps available. Year-round.
www.nroCanoe.com.
One Eyed Willy’s LEBANON 417-993-2628,
372 Corkery Road. Canoe and tube rentals.
Trout fishing on the Niangua River. Camping
and electric hookups, cabins, concessions and
catering available. Open for deer hunting.
Canoe, $35; kayak, $25; rafts, $75–$90;
tube, $10; cabins, $45–$150. Year-round.
www.OneEyedWillys.com.
Redbeard’s Ranch LEBANON 417-533-7337,
30075 Marigold Drive. A family-oriented
campground on the banks of the Niangua River.
Rent canoes, kayaks, rafts and tubes. Furnished
teepee lodging and RV sites available. Year-
round. www.RedbeardsRanch.com.
Riverfront Canoe LEBANON 888-673-7668,
13 Riverfront Trail. Located adjacent to Bennett
Spring State Park, surrounded by beautiful
scenery. Family atmosphere with campsites
along a mile of river frontage. Offers 3.5- to
8-mile float trips. Two-day floats available.
March–October. Canoes, $35+.
www.RiverfrontCampCanoe.com.
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Blackwater Iron Horse Hotel 101 Main St. • 660-846-3001 $$–$$$ • • •
Boonville Comfort Inn–Boonville 2427 Mid-America Industrial
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Boonville Days Inn–Boonville 2401 Pioneer Drive • 660-882-8624 $–$$ • • •
Boonville Hannah Cole Cottage 1209 E. Morgan St. • 660-846-3061 $$$–
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Camdenton Bonaire Resort 732 Bonaire Road • 800-346-5248 $$–
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Camdenton Breezy Point Resort 211 Breezy Point Drive •
800-345-5173
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Camdenton Cedar Heights Condos 426 Cedar Heights Drive •
515-778-0772
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Camdenton El Kay Lakeview Motel 21 El Kay Drive • 573-873-5361 $$
Camdenton Fisher Waters Resort 46 Fisher Water Road •
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Camdenton Flame Resort 504 Flame Drive • 573-873-5065 $$–
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Camdenton Houseboat Vacation Rentals 220 Forever Drive •
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Camdenton Irish Hills Resort 256 Irish Hills Drive • 800-295-3919 $$–$$$ • •
Camdenton Knotty Pine Resort–Cottages 66 Knotty Pine Drive •
573-873-5181
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Camdenton Kon Tiki Resort 64 Kon Tiki Circle • 573-873-5320 $$–$$$ •
Camdenton LaFerla Properties–Rental Agency 5107 Route 54 •
573-552-8625
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Camdenton Lake Breeze Resort 91 Breeze Drive • 573-873-5343 $$–$$$ •
Camdenton Old Kinderhook Resort 20 Eagle Ridge Road •
888-346-4949
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Camdenton Rippling Waters Resort 23 Rippling Waters Drive •
573-346-2642
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Camdenton Skyline Resort 146 Skyline Drive • 573-873-5008 $$–$$$
Camdenton Val-E-Vue Resort 1629 Resorts Road • 573-873-5068 $$–$$$ •
Camdenton Wilson’s Resort 88 Wilson Resort Road • 573-873-5178 $$–$$$ •
Climax Springs Runaway II Resort 267 Runaway Drive • 800-468-1655 $$–
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Clinton Best Western Colonial Motel 106 S. Baird St. •
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Clinton Hampton Inn–Clinton 900 Kansas Ave. • 600-885-4488 $$–$$$ • • • •

Clinton Hickory Hollow Resort 158 SE Route PP • 660-477-3413 $$–$$$ •
Clinton Motel 6-Clinton 201 W. Rives Road • 660-885-6901 $$ • • •

Clinton Safari Motel 1505 N. Second St. • 660-885-3395 $–$$ • • •
Clinton Uncle Gabby’s Cabins 11015 Route 7 • 660-477-9448 $$–$$$ •
Clinton Uncle Gabby’s Motel 10825 Route 7 • 660-477-3331 $–$$ • •
Clinton USA Inn–Clinton 1508 N. Second St. • 660-885-2267 $–$$ • • •
Cole Camp Harris Gastehaus 106 W. Butterfield Trail • 800-301-2329 $$
Columbia Americas Best Value Inn–Columbia 1718 N.
Providence Road • 573-442-7908
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Columbia Best Western Columbia Inn 3100 I-70 Drive SE •
573-474-6161
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LODGING
Route 66 Museum and Research Center
LEBANON 417-532-2148, 915 S. Jefferson Ave.
Located in the Lebanon-Laclede County Library,
this 3,500-square-foot museum has re-creations
of a 1950s gas station and diner, a display of
antique cars and a collection of Route 66 books.
Mon.–Thu., 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 8 a.m.–5
p.m. Free admission. www.Lebanon-
Laclede.Lib.Mo.us/museum.htm#.
Shepherd Hills Factory Outlets–Lebanon
LEBANON 800-727-4643, 1900 W. Elm. This
outlet for Case Knives is also an outlet for
many national companies and features 20,000
square feet of retail space. Shepherd Hills is
the exclusive factory outlet for Denby Pottery
Seconds in the U.S. Open daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
www.ShepHills.com/stores09.asp.
Whirlwind Ranch Alpacas LEBANON
417-533-5280, 24649 Snowberry Drive. One
of the largest Alpaca herds in Missouri. Learn
about these animals; explore the variety of
colors; visit the fiber display. On-site gift store
of alpaca products. An appointment is
required. No pets are permitted.
www.WhirlwindRanch.com.
Ozark Caverns LINN CREEK 573-346-2500,
823 Ozark Caverns Road. Located in Lake of the
Ozarks State Park, Ozark Caverns offers a
unique opportunity to view what lies beneath the
Ozark hills. Bats, salamanders and interesting
cave formations like the Angel Showers are
featured during guided tours. April 16–Oct. 14.
$8; ages 13–18, $7; ages 6–12, $6.
www.MoStateParks.com/lakeozark/cave.htm.
Seven Springs Winery LINN CREEK
573-317-0100, 846 Winery Hills Estates. Wine
tasting and a light menu on 160 acres of
rolling hills. Enjoy wine and the view from the
covered porch and patio. Wi-Fi. Route 54; west
on Route Y for two miles; right on Lapoint
Road for 0.5 mile; right on Winery Hills
Estates. www.SevenSpringsWinery.com.
Quail Country Inc. LOWRY CITY 417-644-2999,
2780 NW Route A. Upland birding on more than
600 acres. Guided and unguided hunts available.
Guided hunts include lunch on request, dogs,
cleaning and packaging of birds. European
pheasant shoots for larger groups. Oct. 15–
March 15. www.QuailCountryHuntingResort.com.
New Lebanon Historic Village NEW LEBANON
660-366-4482, 5236 Route A. Guided tours
of the 1860 Cumberland Presbyterian Church
and the 1889 School. On the National Register
of Historic Places. Visit the Old Country Store
Museum. Box lunches for groups of 15 or
more. May–November. $5.
Celebration Cruises OSAGE BEACH
573-480-3212, 5076 Davis Drive. Restaurant
style, table-service dinner cruises, lunch
cruises, scenic cruises aboard a large and
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Industrial Blvd. • 573-443-8000
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Columbia Comfort Suites–Columbia 1010 Business Loop 70
West • 573-443-0055
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Columbia Days Inn–Columbia 1900 I-70 Drive SW • 573-445-8511 $$–$$$ • • • • •
Columbia Drury Inn–Columbia 1000 Knipp St. • 573-445-1800 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Columbia Extended Stay America–Columbia 2000 W. Business
Loop 70 • 573-445-6800
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Columbia Fairfield Inn and Suites–Columbia 1115 Woodland
Springs Court • 573-886-8888
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Columbia Hampton Inn–Columbia 3410 Clark Lane • 573-886-9392 $$–$$$ • • •

Columbia Hampton Inn and Suites at the University of
Missouri–Columbia 1225 Fellows Place • 573-214-2222
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Columbia Hilton Garden Inn–Columbia 3330 Vandiver Drive •
573-814-5464
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Columbia Holiday Inn Executive Center–Columbia 2200 I-70
Drive SW • 573-445-8531
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Columbia Holiday Inn–East Columbia 915 Port Way • 573-474-4444 $$$ • • • •
Columbia Motel 6 East–Columbia 3402 I-70 Drive SE •
573-815-0123
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Columbia Quality Inn–Columbia 1612 N. Providence Road •
573-449-2491
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Columbia Ramada–Columbia 901 Conley Road • 573-443-4141 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Columbia Regency Hotel Downtown 1111 E. Broadway •
573-443-2090
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Columbia Residence Inn–Columbia 1100 Woodland Springs
Court • 573-442-5601
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Columbia Staybridge Suites–Columbia 805 N. Keene St. •
573-442-8600
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Columbia Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center–Columbia
2601 S. Providence Road • 573-442-6400
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Columbia Super 8–Clark Lane–Columbia 3216 Clark Lane •
573-474-8488
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Columbia Super 8 East–Columbia 5700 Freedom Drive •
573-474-8307
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Columbia Travelodge–Columbia 900 Vandiver Drive •
573-449-1065
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Devils Elbow Piney Beach Cabins 12810 Tank Lane • 573-336-4321 $$–$$$
Dixon Blue Jay Farm 10500 Circle Road • 573-759-2400 $$–$$$ • •
Dixon Rock Eddy Bluff Farm 10245 Maries Road 511 •
573-759-6081
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Eldon Heritage Inn and Suites–Eldon 10 Midway Road •
573-392-2100
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Fulton Holiday Inn Express-Fulton 2205 Cardinal Drive •
573-642-2600
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Gravois Mills Bass Point Resort Cottages 33510 Bass Point Road •
573-374-5205
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Gravois Mills Crystal Water Villas 31683 Pistol Point Loop •
573-372-3555
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Gravois Mills Drop Anchor Resort and Motel 304 Route 5 •
573-372-6620
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Gravois Mills Waters Edge Motel 151 Route 5 • 573-372-2201 $–$$ •
Hermitage Clearlight Inn Route 2 Box 2120 • 417-745-2500 $$ • •
Holts Summit Americas Best Value Inn–Holts Summit 150 City
Plaza Drive • 573-896-8787
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Jefferson City Best Western Capital Inn–Jefferson City 1937 Christy
Drive • 573-635-4175
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Jefferson City Budget Inn–Jefferson City 1309 Jefferson St. •
573-636-6167
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Jefferson City Candlewood Suites–Jefferson City 3514 Amazonas
Drive • 573-634-8822
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$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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elegant yacht on the Lake of the Ozarks. Main
salon seating for up to 96. Private charters
may be arranged. March–December. $17–$55.
www.CelebrationLakeOzark.com.
Downhill Ruckus OSAGE BEACH
573-348-1979, 6336 W. Route 54. Climb into a
giant inflatable ball and roll downhill in a ride
called zorbing. We offer harness zorbing and
hydro zorbing. May–September: Fri.–Sat.,
11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun.–Thu., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Year-round by appointment. Age and height
restrictions. $20–$25.
www.DownhillRuckus.com.
Lazer Force Lazer Tag Zone OSAGE BEACH
573-348-2222, 5473 Route 54. Indoor,
heart-pumping fun for anyone older than four,
including grandparents. Our black light, 4,000-
square-foot laser tag arena has music, fog and
lights to enhance the experience. We use
Laserforce laser tag equipment. Snacks
available. $8; multigame discounts.
www.LazerForce.com/mo/lfhome.htm.
Osage Beach Premium Outlets OSAGE BEACH
573-348-2065, 4540 Route 54. Home to
more than 110 designer and name-brand outlet
stores offering savings of 25–65 percent daily.
Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.–
6 p.m. January–February: Sun.–Thu.,
10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
www.PremiumOutlets.com/osage.
Putt and Stuff Family Fun Center OSAGE
BEACH 573-348-2127, 5440 Route 54. Two
18-hole mini-golf courses, super figure-eight
go-kart track, bumper cars and arcade. Group
discounts available; call for details.
March–October.
Sea Rocket Thrill Rides OSAGE BEACH
573-286-4306, 5076 Davis Drive. Experience
the thrill of off-shore racing in a USCG-
inspected, 34-foot Nordic Power Cat
Catamaran. A fast, 30-minute ride on the
Lake of the Ozarks. Seating for 12. Private
charters available. May–October. $25.
www.SeaRocketRides.com.
Stone Crest Mall OSAGE BEACH 573-348-3106,
3797 Route 54. The Lake’s only indoor mall
features stores such as Sears, Stonecrest
Book and Toy, Saffee’s and Blockbuster.
Visit the website to find out about events.
www.ShopStoneCrestMall.com.
Timber Falls Indoor Water Park OSAGE BEACH
573-348-3131, Route KK. This indoor water
park offers four water slides, a lazy river for
floating, and an activity pool where water
basketball and other games are played and a
three-story tree house. Hours vary, call to
confirm opening times. Year-round. $17–$22.
www.Tan-Tar-A.com/1/timber_falls.htm.
WFO Watercraft Rentals OSAGE BEACH
573-302-0744, 5142 Route 54. Features
pontoons, deck boats, personal watercraft and
chartered houseboat rentals. Fuel, beverages,
ice and snacks available. Military discount for
active personnel. Coupons available.
April–October. www.wfoinc.com.
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Jefferson City Econo Lodge–Jefferson City 1926 Jefferson St. •
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Jefferson City Fairfield Inn–Jefferson City 3621 W. Truman Blvd. •
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Jefferson City Holiday Inn Express–Jefferson City 1716 Jefferson St. •
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Jefferson City Hotel DeVille 319 W. Miller St. • 573-636-5231 $–$$ • • • • •

Jefferson City Super 8–Jefferson City 1710 Jefferson St. • 573-636-5456 $$ • • •

Jefferson City Truman Hotel and Conference Center 1510 Jefferson
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Kaiser Lake of the Ozarks State Park Cabins Route 134 •
573-348-2694
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Kingdom City Super 8–Kingdom City 3370 Gold Road • 573-642-2888 $$ • •

Knob Knoster Econo Lodge–Knob Noster 2340 W. Irish Lane •
660-563-3000
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Lake Ozark Alhonna Resort and Marina 677 Outer Drive •
573-365-2634
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Lake Ozark Baymont Inn and Suites–Lake Ozark 3501 Bagnell
Dam Blvd. • 573-365-2700
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Lake Ozark Breakaway Condos–Lake Ozark 1129-2A Ginger
Road • 314-280-3620
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Burwood Historic Home PILOT GROVE
660-834-3406 6879 Route 135. Tour this
Victorian home, dating back to the late 1800s,
with eight fireplaces and a summer kitchen.
Call ahead for tours. Year-round. $4.
www.PilotGroveMo.org.
Nemo Landing Marina PITTSBURG
888-262-8738, HC 77 Box 724. On Pomme de
Terre Lake, featuring slip rentals, as well as
boat and jet-ski rentals. April–October.
www.NemoMarina.com.
Les Bourgeois Winery A-Frame ROCHEPORT
800-690-1830, 12847 W. Route BB. Known
for its view of the Missouri River valley, this
terraced, bluff-top wine garden is a favorite
warm-weather retreat for picnickers. Wine
tasting and sales inside the A-Frame. Open
seasonally, weather permitting, noon–sunset.
March–November. www.MissouriWine.com
/a-frame.php.
Adventure Boat Rentals ROCKY MOUNT
866-439-1096, 30703 Rustic Road. Rentals
of pontoons, deck/ski boats and WaveRunner
brand personal watercraft. By water: 5 mile
marker, north shore of Lake of the Ozarks. By
land: Route 54; north on Route W to W-12 and
follow the signs. Age restrictions. April–October.
www.AdventureBoatRentals.com.
Amtrak–Sedalia Station SEDALIA
800-872-7245, 100 W. Main St. Two trains daily
each direction between St. Louis and Kansas
City. Limited carry-on bicycle space.
Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or on the website. www.Amtrak.com.
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art SEDALIA
660-530-5888, 3201 W. 16th St. Daum
Museum preserves, interprets and exhibits
modern and contemporary works of art. It
houses nine exhibition galleries on three levels,
with a combined area of 9,300 square feet.
Tue.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 1 p.m.–
5 p.m. Free. www.DaumMuseum.org.
Fischer Stables at the Katy Trail SEDALIA

660-829-4677, 22299 Sacajawea Road. The
stables provide hourly and daily rental of an
outdoor or indoor lighted arena. Riding trails
are available on the property with convenient
access to the Katy Trail and beyond. Also
includes full-service equine boarding facility.
Year-round. www.FischerStables.com.
Katy Depot Heritage Site SEDALIA
800-827-5295, 600 E. Third St. The Katy
Depot houses the Railroad Heritage Museum.
Exhibits bring Sedalia’s rich railroad history to
life. Guided tours, visitor information and a gift
shop are available. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sat. (March–December), 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free.
www.VisitSedaliaMo.com/leisureitineraries.htm.
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Lake Ozark Camden on the Lake 2359 Bittersweet Road •
573-365-5620
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Lake Ozark Clean Lake of the Ozarks Condo with View 100
Harbour Towne Drive • 636-256-7501
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Lake Ozark Country Club Hotel and Spa 301 Carol Road •
573-964-2200
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Lake Ozark Cross Creek RV Park and Cabins 35 Gilliam Road •
888-250-3885
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Lake Ozark Four Seasons Racquet and Country Club 251 Racquet
Club Drive • 573-365-8011
$$ • • • • •
Lake Ozark Golden Horseshoe Resort 38 Golden Drive •
573-365-2642
$$–$$$ • •
Lake Ozark Lake Ozark Vacations–Rental Agency 3524 Route 54
• 800-237-3434
$$$–
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Lake Ozark The LeGay’s Lake of the Ozarks Condo 100 Harbour
Towne Drive • 636-256-7501
$$ •
Lake Ozark The Lodge of Four Seasons 315 Four Seasons Drive •
800-843-5253
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Lake Ozark Mallard Point Resort 155 Mallard Point Road •
573-365-2623
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Lake Ozark Orchid Motel 3420 Bagnell Dam Blvd. • 573-365-2680 $$ •
Lake Ozark Ozark Lake Time House Rental–Seven Bedrooms 68
Sac Road • 573-819-4438
$$$–
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Lake Ozark Ozark Village Resort and Marina 1062 Susan Road •
573-365-2805
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Lake Ozark Point Randall Resort 1584 Susan Road • 573-365-2081 $$–
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Lake Ozark Resort at Port Arrowhead 3080 Bagnell Dam Blvd. •
800-532-3575
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Lake Ozark Rockwood Resort Motel 1701 Bagnell Dam Blvd. •
573-365-2460
$$–$$$ • • •
Lake Ozark Southwood Shores Condominiums 150 SWS Drive •
573-365-4644
$$$–
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Lebanon Bennett Spring Inn 11525 Route 64 • 417-588-9110 $–$$ • • •

Lebanon Bennett Spring State Park Cabins and Lodging 26248
Route 64A • 417-532-4307
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Lebanon Best Western Wyota Inn 1225 Millcreek Road •
417-532-6171
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Lebanon Brentwood Inn–Lebanon 1320 S. Jefferson • 417-532-6131 $–$$
Lebanon Days Inn–Lebanon 2071 W. Elm • 417-532-7111 $$ • • •
Lebanon Forest Manor Motel and RV–Lebanon 1307 E. Route
66 • 417-532-6114
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Lebanon Fort Niangua River Resort 84 Cat Hollow Trail •
417-532-4377
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Lebanon Hampton Inn–Lebanon 930 Ivey Lane • 417-533-3100 $$–$$$ • • • •

Lebanon Historic Route 66 Inn 1710 W. Elm St. • 417-532-3128 $–$$ •
Lebanon Holiday Inn Express–Lebanon 1955 W. Elm St. •
417-532-1111
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Lebanon Midwest Inn–Lebanon 2075 W. Elm • 417-588-3226 $–$$ • •
Lebanon Munger Moss Motel 1336 E. Route 66 • 417-532-3111 $–$$ • •
Lebanon Riverwood Resort 27823 Marigold Drive •
417-532-2878
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Lebanon Sand Springs Resort 1996 Route 64 • 800-543-3474 $–$$ • • • •
Lebanon Super 8–Lebanon 1831 W. Elm • 417-588-2574 $$–$$$ • •
Lebanon Travelers Inn–Lebanon 1830 W. Elm St. • 417-532-3133 $$ • •
Lebanon Vogel’s Homestead Resort 11451 Route 64 • 417-532-4097 $–$$ • • •
Lincoln Bunkhouse Lodge 23339 Route 65 • 600-547-3020 $–$$ • • •
Linn Paradise Bluff Guest Home 523 Country Road 811 •
573-897-2480
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Osage Beach A Clean Getaway Condos 5655 Heron Bay • 636-379-0743 $$ •
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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Leisure Park SEDALIA 660-826-0999, 3208
S. Ingram. Two mini-golf courses; go-kart track;
indoor arcade with pinball, video, pool tables,
air hockey and concession stand. Closed Mon.
and Tue., except Memorial Day and Labor
Day. Group discounts. Check website for
hours. April–October. $4–$5.50.
www.LeisureParkMo.com.
Liberty Center Association for the Arts
SEDALIA 660-827-3228, 111 W. Fifth St.
Provides arts programming to the community
through gallery exhibits, civic theater
productions, arts day camp for kids, Black
History Month events and Christmas in July
Art Show. Year-round. www.Liberty.Macaa.net.
Missouri State Fairground SEDALIA
800-422-3247, 2503 W. 16th St. More than
the state fair happens on the Missouri State
Fairgrounds. There are racing events,
livestock and horse shows, craft shows and
more. Call for a free calendar of events,
including the Missouri State Fair schedule.
Year-round. www.MoStateFair.com.
Paint Brush Prairie Conservation Area
SEDALIA 660-530-5500, Manila Road. The
northwest portion of this 314-acre area has
been designated a natural area, which protects
a diverse plant community of more than
200 tallgrass prairie plants. This area has
been designated by Audubon Missouri
as an Important Bird Area.
www.MissouriConservation.org
Pettis County Courthouse Murals SEDALIA
660-826-4892, 415 S. Ohio St. The third floor
of the Pettis County Courthouse displays 42
murals depicting the history of the county from
prior to 1830 to present. Brochures on-site; call
to schedule a tour. Year-round. Free.
Sedalia City Hall Murals SEDALIA
660-827-3000, 200 S. Osage St. Take a self-
guided tour to view Eric James Bransby’s 1976
murals depicting Sedalia, a community drawing
from the wisdom of the past, but looking to the
future. Located inside the Sedalia Municipal
Building. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free
admission. Ccrooker@visitsedaliamo.com.
Sedalia Heritage Trail Walking Tour SEDALIA
800-827-5295, 600 E. Third St. Stroll the trail,
admire the historic buildings, visit shops and
dine in locally owned restaurants. Stop in the
Katy Depot, the Sedalia area’s official
information center, to pick up a trail guide. Free
admission. Information@VisitSedaliaMo.com.
Fort Leonard Wood Driving Tour ST. ROBERT
573-336-6355, 137 St. Robert Blvd. Ft.
Leonard Wood, which opened in 1941, is home
to all branches of the military service. Learn
more about the history of the post on this
driving tour. Photo ID, vehicle registration and
proof of insurance required. Free admission.
Email@visitpulaskicounty.org.
Frisco Railroad Self-Guided Tour ST. ROBERT
877-858-8687, 137 St. Robert Blvd. A 42-mile,
self-guided tour of the historic Frisco Railroad
route through Dixon, Crocker, Swedeborg and
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Osage Beach Comfort Inn–Lake of the Ozarks 5885 Route 54 •
573-348-9555
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Osage Beach Cozy Condos 6620 Weston Point Drive • 573-348-6581 $$ •
Osage Beach Dogwood Hills Golf Resort 1252 Route KK • 573-348-1735 $$–$$$ • • • •
Osage Beach Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Lake of the Ozarks 5760
Route 54 • 573-348-1781
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Osage Beach Golden Door Motel 4690 Route 54 • 573-348-2128 $$ • • •
Osage Beach Grandview Point 408 1217 Jeffries Road • 314-324-3040 $$$–
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Osage Beach Holiday Shores Resort Cottages 4216 Orville Drive •
800-639-4207
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Osage Beach Inn at Grand Glaize Resort and Conference Center
5142 Route 54 • 573-348-4731
$$–$$$ • • • • • •
Osage Beach Kapilana Resort–Osage Beach 793 Winn Road •
573-348-2151
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Osage Beach The Knolls Condominiums 5940 Baydy Peak Road •
800-648-0339
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Osage Beach Ozarks Vacation Homes–Rental Agency 373 Sparkling
Waters • 402-397-8954
$$$–
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Osage Beach Portside Properties Condo Rentals–Rental Agency
1356 E. Route 54 • 573-317-3629
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Osage Beach Relax Inn–Lake of the Ozarks 4755 Route 54 •
573-348-0600
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Osage Beach Robins Resort 4935 Robins Circle • 573-348-2275 $$–
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Osage Beach Scottish Inns Motel–Osage Beach 5404 Route 54 •
573-348-3123
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Osage Beach Summerset Inn Resort and Villas 1165 Jeffries Road •
573-348-5073
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Osage Beach Summerville Condo 1531 Nichols Road • 913-669-0730 $$$–
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Osage Beach Tan-Tar-A Resort 494 Tan-Tar-A Drive • 800-826-8272 $$–$$$ • • • • •
Osage Beach The Towers at Parkview Bay–Unit 3111 4800
Eagleview Drive • 309-287-4051
$$$–
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Osage Beach Town and Country Motel 5451 Route 54 • 573-348-5677 $–$$$ • •

Osage Beach Waterfront Condo at Harbor Point 816-822-4354 $$$–
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Osage Beach Williamsburg Inn 5969 Route 54 • 888-340-2267 $–$$ • •
Pittsburg Eagle’s Nest at Lake Pomme de Terre HC 76 Box
2690 • 417-852-4301
$$–$$$
Richland The Cave Restaurant and Resort–Richland 26880
Rochester Road • 573-765-4554
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Richland Gasconade Hills Resort Cabins 28425 Spring Road •
800-869-6861
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Roach Camping Paradise Cabins 630 Camping Paradise
Drive • 573-363-5559
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Roach Poco Risco Log Homes P.O. Box 3217, Camdenton,
65020 • 800-256-0752
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Roach Utopian Inn 1962 Alcorn Hollow Road • 573-347-3605 $$$$ • •
Rocky Mount Ozark Lake Time House Rental–Five Bedrooms 48
Kelly Circle • 573-819-4438
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Sedalia Best Western State Fair Inn 3120 S. Limit Ave. •
877-826-6101
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Sedalia Comfort Inn Sedalia Station 3600 W. Broadway
Blvd. • 660-829-5050
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Sedalia Econo Lodge Truman Inn–Sedalia 3501 W. Broadway •
660-826-8400
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Sedalia Holiday Inn Express and Suites–Sedalia 4001 W.
Broadway • 660-826-4000
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Sedalia Hotel Bothwell 103 E. Fourth St. • 660-826-5588 $$–$$$ • • • •
Sedalia Stardust Motel 4170 S. Limit Ave. • 660-826-8662 $–$$ •
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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Agritourism Shopping
Winery/Brewery Outdoors/Recreation
Attractions Live Performances/Shows
Equestrian
Richland. Visit the website for details; or visit the
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau. Year-round.
Free. www.VisitPulaskiCounty.org.
Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping ST. ROBERT
573-336-8639, 23455 Teak Lane. Primitive
camping, along with canoeing, rafting and
kayaking on the Big Piney River. RV sites and a
camp store are available. Call or visit website
for rates. Year-round. www.LayZDay.com.
Old Route 66 Driving Adventure ST. ROBERT
877-858-8687, 137 St. Robert Blvd. A self-guided,
scenic driving tour of old Route 66, between Exit
145 and Exit 169 of I-44. A tour brochure is
available at the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau,
or may be downloaded from our website. Free.
www.VisitPulaskiCounty.org/brochures/
rt662006.pdf.
Grey Bear Vineyards and Winery STOVER
573-377-4313, 25992 Route T. Free tasting and
tours, periodic barrel tastings, a gift shop
and picnic area. Event/party space available.
Open Mon. and Thu.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.;
Sun., noon–4 p.m.; restaurant open Fri.–Sat.,
4 p.m.–midnight. April–December. Free
admission. www.GreyBearVineyards.com.
Dogwood Acres Boat Rental SUNRISE BEACH
573-374-5956, 14 Lamppost Court. Ski
boat, pontoon boat and fishing boat rental
on The Lake of the Ozarks. 9 a.m.–
6 p.m. March–November.
www.DogwoodAcresResort.com.
Pirate’s Point Gas Dock and Boat Rentals
SUNRISE BEACH 573-374-1260, 64 Water
Court. Rent a boat or PWC from Pirate’s Point.
You’ll also find boat gas and boating supplies,
along with snacks, beverages and ice at the
on-site store. Pirate’s Point is located at the 35
mile marker on the Osage arm of Lake of the
Ozarks. April–October. www.PiratesPoint.com.
Silver Sands Marina and Resort SUNRISE
BEACH 573-374-6820, 217 Silver Sands Drive.
A full-service marina and Mercury authorized
service center. Wide concrete boat ramp and
heavy-duty hydraulic trailers capable of lifting
large boats; inside and outside storage; yearly
slip rentals; gas dock with a pump-out station.
www.Silver-Sands-Marina.com.
The Maclay Home TIPTON 660-433-2068,
209 W. Howard St. Contains 17 rooms of
original furnishings from the 1800s. Built in
1858 as Rose Hill Seminary for girls, it was
reportedly used as headquarters by Gen.
John Fremont during the Civil War. Open
second and fourth Sun., 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
May–October. $3; ages 12 and younger, $1.
www.TiptonMo.com/maclay.htm.
Lead Mine Conservation Area TUNAS

417-532-7612, 191 Coatney Road. This 7,275-
acre area offers hunting, hiking and nature
photography options. Horseback riding and
bicycling are permitted on designated trails.
Primitive camping (no amenities provided)
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Sedalia Super 7 Motel–Sedalia 5650 S. Limit Ave. • 660-827-0215 $–$$ •
Sedalia Super 8–Sedalia 3402 W. Broadway • 660-827-5890 $$–$$$ • •

St. Robert All Towne Suites of St. Robert 250 Carmel Valley
Way • 573-451-2600
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St. Robert Alpine Haus Motel 632 Business Route 66 • 573-336-3424 $ •

St. Robert Baymont Inn and Suites–St. Robert/Fort Leonard
Wood 139 Carmel Valley Way • 573-336-5050
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St. Robert Best Western–St. Robert 14086 Route Z • 573-336-4299 $$ • • • •

St. Robert Candlewood Suites–St. Robert 140 Carmel Valley
Way • 573-451-2500
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St. Robert Comfort Inn St. Robert/Fort Leonard Wood 103 St.
Robert Blvd. • 573-336-3553
$$–$$$ • • • •

St. Robert Country Hearth Inn and Suites 14175 Route Z •
573-336-3036
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St. Robert Days Inn–St. Robert 14125 Route Z • 573-336-5556 $$ • • • • •

St. Robert Deville Motor Inn 461 Old Route 66 • 573-336-3113 $–$$ •
St. Robert Fairfield Inn–St. Robert 131 St. Robert Blvd. •
573-336-8600
$$–$$$ • • • •

St. Robert Hampton Inn–St. Robert 103 St. Robert Blvd. •
573-336-3355
$$–$$$ • • • •

St. Robert Holiday Inn Express and Suites-St. Robert 605
Route Z • 573-336-2299
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St. Robert Liberty Lodge–St. Robert 140 Old Route 66 •
573-336-3121
$$–$$$ •
St. Robert Mainstay Suites–St. Robert 227 St. Robert Blvd. •
573-451-2700
$$–$$$ • • • • •

St. Robert Microtel Inn–St. Robert 562 Old Route 66 • 573-336-7705 $$–$$$ • • •

St. Robert Motel 6–St. Robert 545 Route Z • 800-466-8356 $–$$ • •
St. Robert Star Motel 1057 Old Route 66 • 573-336-3223 $–$$ • • •
Stover Cabins at Grey Bear Vineyards 25992 Route T •
573-377-4313
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Stover Sleepy Bill’s 33715 Ivy Bend Road • 573-372-5752 $$
Sunrise Beach Deep Water Inn Motel 11609 N. Route 5 • 573-374-7228 $–$$ • •
Sunrise Beach Dogwood Acres Resort 14 Lamppost Court •
800-841-1896
$$–$$$ • •
Sunrise Beach Eagle’s Nest Resort 33431 Evanston Road •
877-452-5338
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Sunrise Beach Keys to the Lake Lodging Company–Rental Agency
2820 Bagnell Dam Blvd. • 800-986-5397
$$$–
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Sunrise Beach Lake Ozarks Vacation Rental 21 McDonald Drive •
573-374-1350
$$$$ • •
Sunrise Beach Lakeview Resort Cabins and Condos–Lake of the
Ozarks 328 Lakeview Resort Blvd. • 800-936-5655
$–$$$$ • • •
Sunrise Beach Lone Oak Point Resort Condominiums 25 Lone Oak
Court • 877-374-7992
$$–
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Sunrise Beach Palisades View House Rental 186 Point Supreme
Drive • 573-374-6491
$$$–
$$$$
Sunrise Beach Portside Vacation Property Rentals–Rental Agency
252 Sunset Hills Drive • 877-352-2400
$$$–
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Sunrise Beach Rock Harbor Resort 973 Rock Harbor Road • 573-374-5586 $–$$$$ •
Sunrise Beach Silver Sands Marina and Resort 217 Silver Sands
Drive • 573-374-6820
$$–$$$
Tuscumbia Dry Creek Cabin 100 Dry Creek Road • 573-369-2702 $$$
Vienna Scenic 63 Motel and RV Park 12141 S. Route 63 •
573-422-3907
$ • •
Village of Four
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Carlson Cottage 101 Ute Road • 573-964-5325 $$$–
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Village of Four
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Southwood Shores Resort Condominiums 150 SWS
Drive • 800-331-0965
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$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
See pages 83–85 for lodging facilities at state parks.
LODGING
allowed at designated sites. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Muskie Fishing Guide–Pomme de Terre
Lake URBANA 417-993-0035, RR 1, Box
2010. www.PommeMuskieGuideService.com.
Jacob’s Cave VERSAILLES 573-378-4374,
23114 Route TT. Known for its reflecting pools,
ceiling sponge-work, prehistoric bones and one
of the world’s largest geodes. Find evidence of
ice ages and three earthquakes. Temperature
constant at 53 degrees. Located six miles
south of Versailles. Year-round. $12; ages 4–12,
$6. www.JacobsCave.com.
Martin Hotel and Stage Stop Museum
VERSAILLES 573-378-5530, 120 N. Monroe
St. The hotel was opened in 1853 as a log
cabin. Now a 28-room hotel listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Also
includes a genealogy room for the public.
Group tours offered. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
May–October. $3; younger than 18, $1.
www.MorganCoHistory.org.
Amtrak–Warrensburg Station WARRENSBURG
800-872-7245, 100 S. Holden. Two trains
daily each direction between St. Louis and
Kansas City. Limited carry-on bicycle space.
Reservations required for bicycle and all
passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel
agent or on the website. www.Amtrak.com.
Blind Boone Park WARRENSBURG
660-747-7178, 402 W. Pine St. This park named
after John William “Blind” Boone, a musician
who grew up in Warrensburg, features a scent
garden, wind harp, gazebo and reflexology
path. Free. www.BlindBoonePark.org.
Gallery of Art and Design–University
of Central Missouri WARRENSBURG
660-543-4498, 217 Clark St. The gallery offers
exhibitions of art and design, multidisciplinary
learning experiences and community-focused
outreach. Gallery 115 is a project space gallery
emphasizing curated, rotating exhibitions from
students and invited artists. Free admission.
www.ucmo.edu/gallery.
Highway 13 North Antiques and Collectibles
WARRENSBURG 660-747-9664, 484 NW Route
13. One building houses glassware, cookware,
textiles and books; the other has furniture. The
large yard is full of unique outdoor furnishings
like vintage patio furniture, toys, birdbaths and
more. Baked goods on Fri.–Sat. Open daily.
Mailmadam@embarqmail.com.
Johnson County Courthouse WARRENSBURG
660-747-6480, 302 N. Main St. The circa 1838
courthouse was the site of the 1870 Old Drum
trial, famous for George Graham Vest’s closing
argument, known as Tribute to a Dog. The
oratory is said to be the origin of the phrase
“a dog is a man’s best friend.” $3.
Curator_jchs@embarqmail.com.
Johnson County Historical Society
WARRENSBURG 660-747-6480, 302 N. Main
St. A research facility for local history and
genealogical information, and local records
archives. Contains artifacts of the pioneer
history of the county. Also includes one-
room school and the original 1838
courthouse. Mon.–Fri., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. $3.
Curator_jchs@embarqmail.com.
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Warrensburg Comfort Inn–Warrensburg Station 609 E. Russell •
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Warrensburg Days Inn–Warrensburg 204 E. Cleveland Ave. •
660-429-2400
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Warrensburg Holiday Inn Express–Warrensburg 626 E. Russell
Ave. • 660-747-3000
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Warrensburg Super 8–Warrensburg 439 E. Russell Ave. •
660-429-2183
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Warrensburg University Inn–Warrensburg 403 E. Russell Ave. •
877-996-8537
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Warsaw Fincachivo Lodge and Goat Farm 26309 Mack’s Camp
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Warsaw Grand River Resort 11919 Route 7 • 660-438-2741 $–$$ •
Warsaw Reel and Trigger Resort 29720 Route UU • 660-438-2580 $$–$$$ •

Warsaw Truman Lodge 1603 Commercial St. • 660-438-2882 $–$$ • • •
Waynesville Fort Wood Inn 25755 Route 17 • 573-774-3600 $ • •

Waynesville Jarrett Vacation Rental Home 206 Morgan St. •
573-774-5864
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Weaubleau Weaubleau Motel 705 E. Route 54 • 417-428-3516 $–$$ • •
Wheatland Sunflower Resort Route 2, Box 2681 • 800-258-5260 $$ • •
Wheatland Wheatland Motel 361 W. Route 54 • 417-282-7100 $$ •

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$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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Boonville RV Express 816-916-3078 • • • • •
Camdenton Camdenton/Lake of the Ozarks KOA 573-346-7815 • • • • • • • •
Camdenton Der Vater’s Edge RV Park 573-346-5230 • • • • • • •
Clinton Cozy Corner RV Park 660-885-8824 • • • • • • • • • •
Clinton Shady Grove Park and Campground 660-477-0134 • • • • • •
Columbia Cooper’s Landing Campground 573-657-2544 • • • • • • •
Columbia Cottonwoods RV Park 573-474-2747 • • • • • • • •
Columbia Finger Lakes State Park Campground 573-443-5315 • • • • • • •

Dixon Boiling Spring Campground–Dixon 573-759-7294 • • • • • • • •
Dixon Carol Jones Memorial Park Campground 573-759-3544 • • • • •

Eldon Shorewood Landing RV Park and Campground
573-365-1974
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Eldridge Mountain Creek River Resort and Canoe Rental
888-603-6749
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Fulton Hidden Oaks RV Park and Campground 573-592-8834 • • • • • • •
Huntsdale Katfish Katy’s Campground 573-445-0047 • • • • • • •
Jefferson City Osage Campground 573-395-4066 • • • • • • • •
Kaiser Lake of the Ozarks State Park Campground
573-348-2694
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Knob Noster Knob Noster State Park Campgrounds 660-563-2463 • • • • • •

Lake Ozark Cross Creek RV Park and Campground 888-250-3885 • • • • • • • • • •
Lake Ozark Majestic Oaks Campground 800-616-1890 • • • • • • • • • •
Lake Ozark Riverview RV Park 866-242-0851 • • • • • • • •
fully ADA compliant | See pages 83–85 for camping facilities at state parks.
fully ADA compliant | See pages 83–85 for camping facilities at state parks.
McClure Archives and University Museum
WARRENSBURG 660-543-4649, 601 S.
Missouri St. On the first floor of the James C.
Kirkpatrick Library, the McClure Archives and
University Museum houses documents on the
university’s history and artifacts, including the
Paul Nance Collections. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–
4 p.m. Free admission. www.ucmo.edu/
hist-anth/archives.
Nassif Aquatic Center WARRENSBURG
660-747-7178, 428 E. Mill St. Nassif Aquatic
Center offers fun for everyone. The facility
amenities include a lazy river, diving board, slide
and play structure. Contact Warrensburg Parks
and Recreation for more information at 660-747-
7178. $3–$5. www.warrensburg-mo.com.
Old Drum Monument WARRENSBURG
660-747-6480, 300 N. Holden St. A tribute to
Old Drum, a beloved hunting dog shot by his
owner’s neighbor in 1869. George Graham
Vest, later a U.S. senator, won fame for his
closing argument, from which the phrase “a
dog is a man’s best friend” is said to have
come. Free. Curator_jchs@embarqmail.com.
Those Were the Days Antique Mall
WARRENSBURG 660-747-8742, 138 W. Pine St.
Three stories of treasures await you at one of
the largest antique malls in Missouri. More
than 55,000 square feet of space; 250 dealers.
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Warrensburg Biking and Walking Trail
WARRENSBURG 660-747-7178, 420 E. Hale
Lake Road. This 3.4-mile round-trip trail runs
along Hale Lake Road and Route DD on the
south side of Warrensburg. The trail is paved,
with only slight hills. Great way to add a safe
straightaway to your run or other workout.
Wheelchair accessible. VisitWarrensburg.org.
Warrensburg Farmers Market WARRENSBURG
660-429-3988, 135 E. North St. Features
fresh vegetables, fruits, jams and jellies, crafts,
baked goods, fresh eggs, beef, plants and
flowers. Sat., 7 a.m. to sellout; Wed., 4 p.m.–
6 p.m. In the historic downtown area.
Wmainst@embarqmail.com.
Celebration of Life WARSAW
660-438-3200, 1661 Commercial St. Sole
distributor in Missouri of Jumpy Monkey
coffee; we have 35 varieties. Every bag of
Jumpy Monkey coffee is packaged and
distributed by individuals with disabilities.
The label tells you which one of our packagers
prepared your order. Jorton@bcadd.org.
Country Market Antiques WARSAW
660-438-9635, 230 W. Main St. Old-time
general store atmosphere, offering antiques
and collectibles. Two floors, including a large
selection of bulk foods and homemade ice
cream. Mon.–Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun.,
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Thanksgiving–Easter: closed
Sun. Warsawcountrymarket@embarqmail.com.
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Lebanon Bennett Spring State Park Campgrounds 417-532-4338 • • • • • • • • • •

Lebanon Circle J Campground 417-532-4430 • • • • • •
Lebanon Corkery Campground 888-546-9788 • • • • • • •
Lebanon Niangua River Oasis 800-748-7249 • • • • • • • • •
Lebanon Redbeard’s Ranch Campground 417-533-7337 • • • • • • • •
Lebanon Riverfront Campground and Canoe 417-588-3386 • • • • • • • •
Lincoln Lakeside Resort and Campground 660-668-4497 • • • • • • • • •
Linn Creek Linn Creek Campground 573-346-5488 • • • • • • • • •

Lowry City Angler’s Retreat Cabins 417-644-2240 • • • •
Macks Creek Cedar Camp 573-363-0042 • • • • • • • •
Osage Beach Osage Beach RV Park 800-562-7343 • • • • • • •
Osceola Arrowhead Point RV Park and Campground
888-881-5720
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Phillipsburg Happy Trails RV Park 417-532-3422 • • • • • • • • • •
Pittsburg Pomme de Terre State Park Campgrounds
417-852-4291
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Richland Gasconade Hills Resort Campground 573-765-3044 • • • • • • • • • •
Roach Camping Paradise Campground 573-636-5559 • • • • • • • • • •
Roach Mike’s Green Mill RV Park and Campground
573-363-5577
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Sedalia Countryside Senior RV Park 660-827-6513 • • • •
St. Robert Lay Z Day Camping and Canoe Rentals 573-336-8639 • • • • • • • •
Sunrise Beach Peaceful Valley Resort RV Park 573-374-5000 • • • • • • •
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Sunrise Beach Sunrise Beach RV Park 573-207-0400 • • • •
Tightwad Hickory Hollow Resort 660-477-3413 • • • • • • • • •
Vienna Scenic 63 Motel and RV Park 573-422-3907 • • • • • • • • •
Warsaw Harry S. Truman State Park Campgrounds
660-438-7711
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Warsaw Lakeview RV Park 660-438-6373 • • • • • • • •
Warsaw Last Resort Campground 660-438-6691 • • • • • • • • •
Waynesville Glen Oaks RV Park 573-774-2727 • • • • •

fully ADA compliant | See pages 83–85 for camping facilities at state parks.
Harry S. Truman Project WARSAW
660-438-7317, 15968 Truman Road. More than a
dozen public use areas that include boat ramps,
swim beaches, picnic shelters and campgrounds
to suit a variety of recreational needs.
Harry S. Truman Visitors Center WARSAW
660-438-2216, 29027 Visitor Center Road.
Atop Kaysinger Bluff, the center provides
information on Truman Dam, local history and
the Corps’ missions. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
March–October. Free admission.
www.nwk.usace.army.mil/ht/visitorcenter.cfm.
Lost Valley Fish Hatchery WARSAW
816-438-4465 28232 Hatchery Ave. The largest
state-owned, warmwater hatchery in Missouri
and one of the largest in the nation. The
hatchery building houses a 2,000-square-foot
visitors center, where visitors learn about fish
culture and fishing. Year-round. Free.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Old Curiosity Shop Antiques WARSAW
660-438-5034, 616 W. Main St. More than
three floors of antiques, primitive and country
furniture, vintage jewelry, accessories, rugs,
glassware and toys. Summer: Mon.–Sat.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Winter:
Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; closed Wed.
and Sun. Year-round.
Pig’s Tale Antiques and Gifts WARSAW
660-438-6512, 301 Seminary St. McCoy,
Shawnee, Fire King and others. Specializing
in fishing collectibles and an extensive line of
fishing, lodge and nautical decor. Tue.–Sun.,
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Touch of Glass Workshop and Fudgery
WARSAW 660-438-2381, W. Main St.
Handblown glass art pieces and beautiful
stained glass pieces catch your eye from the
outside of the store. Offers a selection of
stained glass supplies and custom stained
glass windows. Sixteen flavors of fudge. Year-
round. Glassandfudge@aol.com.
Warsaw Antique Mall WARSAW
660-438-9759, 245 W. Main St. More than
100 booths of antiques; circa 1917 building
has authentic tin ceilings and hardwood
floors. Antiques and collectibles displayed in
yesterday’s atmosphere with today’s comforts.
Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Year-round.
Fort Waynesville Historical Marker
WAYNESVILLE 573-336-6355, 102 Fort St.
Fort Waynesville, built on a bluff in 1862,
provided protection to the Union Army during
the Civil War. Marker and scenic view
overlooking the valley. Free.
Frog Rock WAYNESVILLE 573-336-6355,
300 Historic Route 66. A huge rock named
W.H. Croaker, painted to resemble a frog. It
overlooks the city of Waynesville. Frog Fest is
held in W.H. Croaker’s honor the third weekend
in May.
Laughlin Park and Roubidoux River
WAYNESVILLE 573-774-6171, 100 Historic
Route 66. Trout fishing (Missouri license
required); swimming; a scuba-divable
underwater cave (clearance from the Sheriff’s
Dept. required); picnic tables; restrooms; and a
walking trail. The Trail of Tears crossed the
Roubidoux River here.
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Big Piney River St. Robert Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping 573-336-8639 • • • • •
Big Piney,
Gasconade River
Dixon Boiling Spring Canoe Rental–Dixon 573-759-7294 • • • • • •
Gasconade River,
Upper Gasconade
Richland Gasconade Hills Resort–Canoe Rentals
800-869-6861
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Niangua River Eldridge Mountain Creek Campground and Canoe Rental
417-426-5641
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Niangua River Lebanon NRO Canoe Rental and Campground 417-532-6333 • • • • • •
Niangua River Lebanon One Eyed Willy’s Canoe Rental and Campground
417-993-2628
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Niangua River Lebanon Redbeard’s Ranch 417-533-7337 • • • • • • •
Niangua River Lebanon Riverfront Canoe 888-673-7668 • • • • • • •
Niangua River Lebanon Sand Spring Resort Canoe Rental 800-543-3474 • • • • •
Niangua River Lebanon Maggard Canoe Rental and Corkery Campground
417-532-7616
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Old Stagecoach Stop Museum WAYNESVILLE
573-433-5942, 105 Lynn St. Built in 1852,
the Old Stagecoach Stop is a 10-room house
museum. Each of the rooms has been restored
to a different use or era in the building’s
history. It was used as a Civil War hospital,
hotel, boarding house and dentist’s office.
April–September. Free admission.
www.OldStagecoachStop.org.
Pulaski County Courthouse Museum
WAYNESVILLE 573-774-5368, 300 Historic
Route 66. The court house, built in 1903, holds
exhibits, photographs, farm equipment and a
restored courtroom. A piece of the World Trade
Center is on-site. Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Group
tours year-round, by appointment.
April–September. Donations accepted.
www.pcMuseumOldCrths.org.
Roubidoux Spring Cave — Scuba Diving
WAYNESVILLE 573-774-2414, 100 Historic
Route 66. World-renowned scuba dive cave in
Laughlin Park. Temperature: high 40s to low
60s. Present your cave-certified diver card at
the 911 Emergency Center, adjacent to the fire
station. There is no diving fee. Contact police
for information. Free.
Talbot House Antiques and Collectibles
WAYNESVILLE 573-774-6096, 405 North St.
This house is one of the oldest in Waynesville
at 125 years old. Inside, you’ll find antiques,
clocks, furniture and collectibles for sale. An
informative tour of the 12-room house is
offered. Year-round. Free admission.
www.VisitPulaskiCounty.org.
Waynesville Walking Trail WAYNESVILLE
573-774-6171, 110 Olive St. One-mile trail
winding along the Roubidoux River. There are
pavilions, playing fields, playground
equipment, restrooms and public river access.
Leads to the Roubidoux Spring and underwater
cave. Free.
Painted Rock Conservation Area WESTPHALIA
573-884-6861, Highway 133. The Osage
River intersects this property along the western
boundary. The forest contains six ponds,
Clubhouse Lake and an Indian burial cairn
along Osage Scenic Bluff trail, constructed
between 500 and 1,500 years ago.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Apple Wagon Antique Mall WILLIAMSBURG
573-642-4888, 8509 Old Route 40. This
antique mall features more than 50 vendors
and 125 booths featuring a variety of wares. Off
of I-70 at Exit 155. Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free admission. www.AppleWagonHome.com.
Crane’s Country Store WILLIAMSBURG
573-254-3311, 10675 Old Highway 40. Come
visit Crane’s Country Store, offering a nostalgic
alternative to the modern grocery store and
carries full lines of Carhartt, Dickies, LaCrosse
and Wolverine clothing. A huge array of
antiques and one-meat-one-cheese $1
sandwiches. Year-round. Free admission.
www.Cranes-Country-Store.com.
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Boonville Hail Ridge Golf Course 660-882-2223 • www.HailRidgeGolf.com PB 18 72
Camdenton Lake Valley Golf and Country Club 573-346-7218 • www.LakeValleyGolf.com SP 18 72
Camdenton Old Kinderhook Resort and Golf Club 888-346-4949 •
www.OldKinderhook.com/golf.asp
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Clinton Clinton Country Club 660-885-2521 SP 18 72
Columbia A.L. Gustin Golf Course 573-882-6016 PB 18 70
Columbia L.A. Nickell Golf Course 573-445-4213 •
www.GoColumbiaMo.com/parksandrec/golf
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Eldon Eldon Golf and Country Club 573-392-4172 • www.EldonCountryClub.com SP 18 71
Knob Noster Royal Oaks Golf Course 660-687-5572 • www.WhitemanServices.com SP 18 72
Lake Ozark The Cove Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons 573-365-8574 SP 18 71
Lake Ozark Osage National Golf Resort 573-365-1950 • www.OsageNational.com PB 27 72
Lake Ozark The Ridge Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons 573-365-8544 PB 18 72
Laurie Indian Rock Golf Club 573-372-3023• www.IndianRockGolfClub.com PB 18 72
Linn Creek The Golf Club at Deer Chase 573-346-6117 • www.DeerChaseGolf.com PB 18 71
Osage Beach Bear Creek Valley Golf Club 573-302-1000 • www.BearCreekValley.com PB 18 72
Osage Beach Dogwood Hills Golf Club and Resort Inn 573-348-3153 •
www.DogwoodHillsResort.com
PB 18 70
Osage Beach Hidden Lakes Course at Tan-Tar-A 573-348-8527 •
www.Tan-Tar-A.com/1/golf_packages.htm
PB 9 35
Osage Beach The Oaks Course at Tan-Tar-A 573-348-8522 •
www.Tan-Tar-A.com/1/golf_packages.htm
PB 18 71
Osage Beach Sycamore Creek Golf Club 573-348-9593 • www.SycamoreCreekGolfClub.com PB 18 72
Richland Richland Golf and Country Club 573-765-4825 PB 9 36
Versailles Rolling Hills Country Club 573-378-5109 • www.PlayRollingHills.com SP 18 71
Warrensburg Hidden Pines Country Club 660-747-5515 • www.HiddenPinescc.com SP 18 71
Warrensburg Keth Memorial Golf Course 660-543-4182 • www.KethMemorialGolf.com PB 18 71
Warsaw Shawnee Bend Golf Course 660-438-6115 • www.WelcomeToWarsaw.com/golf PB 9 36
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Belle Gasconade River Guesthouse Bed and
Breakfast 573-859-3466
Fully furnished three-bedroom guesthouse. Private boat dock. Large screened
porch. Free use of canoe. Pets for a fee.
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Bonnots Mill Dauphine Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn
877-901-4144 • www.DauphineHotel.com
Historic hotel, beautifully restored with modern amenities. Traditional breakfast
is cooked to order. Casual atmosphere.
$$–$$$ •
Boonville Eloyse’s Bed and Breakfast 660-882-7503 Circa 1912 Victorian with four guestrooms, shared bath, fireplace, living room
and porches. Free DSL.
$$–$$$ • • •
Boonville Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast 660-882-8564
• www.GardenGateBedandBreakfastMo.com
Circa 1920 inn with three guestrooms; one private bath; two share a bath. Five
blocks from the Katy Trail. No smoking.
$$$ • •
Columbia The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast
573-443-4301 •
www.GatheringPlaceBedAndBreakfast.com
Features four queen suites and one king room, each with modern private baths.
Jetted tubs, guest snack/beverage nook.
$$$ • •
Columbia University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
800-499-1920 •
www.UniversityAvenueBnB.com
Four guestrooms. Missouri U, one block; Stephens College, .2 mile. No smoking
or alcohol inside. No pets. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • •
Fulton Loganberry Inn Bed and Breakfast
888-866-6661 • www.LoganberryInn.com
Circa 1899 inn. Six guestrooms. Private baths. Romance packages; girls’
getaway; spa packages. Breakfast in bed offered.
$$$ • •
Fulton Romancing the Past Bed and Breakfast
573-592-1996 • www.RomancingThePast.com
Victorian charm four blocks from downtown. Three guestrooms with private
baths. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • •
Gravois Mills Buck Creek Bed and Breakfast
573-372-1212 • www.BuckCreekBB.com
Four guestrooms. Private baths. Hot breakfast. Overlooking Lake of the Ozarks.
Relax on our front porch, enjoy the view.
$$–$$$ • •
Huntsdale Katy’s Little Lodge Bed and Breakfast
573-446-0664 • www.KatysLittleLodge.com
Two guestrooms. One block from the Katy Trail. Fireplace. Hot tub. Located 12
miles west of Columbia. No smoking.
$$–$$$ • • •
Jefferson City Briar Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-338-0284 • www.BriarRoseInnBnB.com
Circa 1900 inn. Three suites, all have private baths, bedroom, kitchen and
parlor. Smoking outdoors. Wi-Fi. No pets.
$$–$$$ • •
Jefferson City Cliff Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn
573-635-4208 • www.CliffManor.com
Overlooking Missouri River. King bed suites have Jacuzzi brand tub. Four blocks
from Capitol; half-mile from Katy Trail.
$$–$$$ • • •
Jefferson City Huber’s Ferry Bed and Breakfast 877-454-2979
• www.HubersFerryBedAndBreakfast.com
Circa 1881 bluff-top house above the Osage and Maries rivers. One two-room
suite, plus two guestrooms. Private baths.
$$–$$$ • •
Lake Ozark Blackhawk Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-480-6597 • www.BlackhawkInn.com
Three guestrooms. Spectacular bluff top views of the lake. Private baths and
private balconies. Hot tub and pool.
$$$ • •
Lebanon Sturdevant Acres Bed and Breakfast
417-588-3112
This Colonial-style home features themed bedrooms including the Civil War
room and the Route 66 room. Private baths.
$$ • •
Montrose The Nunnery Bed and Breakfast
660-492-3169 • www.GermanTownMO.com
Four guestrooms with private baths. Located in Germantown, 75 miles southeast
of Kansas City.
$$ • • •
Osage Beach Inn at Harbour Ridge Bed and Breakfast
877-744-6020 • www.HarbourRidgeInn.com
Four guestrooms with deck or patio. One cottage. Boat dock. Swim platform.
Gazebo. Smoking outdoors only. Wi-Fi.
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Rocheport Amber House Bed and Breakfast
573-698-2028 • www.AmberHouseBB.com
Victorian bed and breakfast. Four guestrooms; private bath; electric fireplace.
Cooking school on-site.
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Rocheport Katy Trail Bed and Breakfast 573-698-2453 We offer four rooms, a vacation house and the Katy Boxcar Guesthouse, all
located within 100 feet of the Katy Trail.
$$–$$$ • •
Rocheport School House Bed and Breakfast
573-698-2022 • www.SchoolHouseBB.com
Circa 1914 schoolhouse. Thirteen guestrooms. Private baths. Wi-Fi. Smoking
outdoors. Two blocks from the Katy Trail.
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Rocheport Yates House Bed and Breakfast 573-698-2129 Six guestrooms with private baths. Indoor bicycle parking; Wi-Fi. Cooking school
on-site; cooking, lodging packages.

Rocky Mount The Gardenhouse Bed and Breakfast
573-365-1221 • www.TheGardenhouseBnB.com
Built in 2001, features modern style and some of the best views of the Lake of
the Ozarks; Located on the north shore.
$$$ • •
Sedalia Georgetown Country View Estates Bed and
Breakfast 660-826-7468
Quiet, country getaway with a pool, hot tub, pool table and exercise room.
Continental breakfast.
$$$ • •
Sedalia Georgetown Inn Bed and Breakfast
660-826-3941
The 1842 home of General Smith, founder of Sedalia. Four miles from the state
fairgrounds. Smoking outdoors only.
$$$ • • •
Stover Nestle Down Inn Bed and Breakfast
573-377-2670 • www.NestleDownInn.com
You never share this 1,500-sq.-ft. inn unless you bring guests. Two bedrooms.
Private lake. Great room with fireplace.
$$$ • •
Warrensburg Camel Crossing Bed and Breakfast
660-429-2973 • www.CamelCrossingBB.com
This 1906 mansion features four unique guestrooms with queen beds. Free Wi-
Fi and snacks. Four blocks from UCM.
$$–$$$ • • •
Warrensburg Cottage on the Knoll Bed and Breakfast
888-655-9830 • www.CedarCroft.com
Private cottage on 10 acres; jetted tub; wood burning fireplace; king bed; full
breakfast. Kansas City is 60 miles.
$$$–
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Warrensburg Gelbach Manor Bed and Breakfast
660-747-5085 • www.GelbachManor.com
Four guestrooms; one with private bath. Patios, pergola and decks. One block to
the university, downtown and the Amtrak.
$$–$$$ • •
Warrensburg Good House Bed and Breakfast 660-747-9563 Circa 1903 home. Off-street parking. Fireplace. Sitting porches. Gardens. Private
bathrooms. No smoking indoors.
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This region of Missouri features some of the state’s
most unique outdoor opportunities, historic cities and
homes, plus dozens of communities just waiting to
show guests what Midwestern hospitality is all about.
he state parks in this region of Missouri showcase distinct
features that make them must-see destinations for guests.
Have you ever seen dozens of massive boulders stacked end
to end like a train of circus elephants? No? Check out Elephant Rocks
State Park, located in the Arcadia Valley near Ironton, to see these
billion-year-old geologic formations. And don’t miss Grand Gulf
State Park, near Thayer, home of what is sometimes called
Missouri’s Little Grand Canyon.
If you’re into history, look no further than Ste. Genevieve, a city
where French-Colonial homes such as La Maison de Guibourd,
an 1806 property that’s on the National Register of Historic Places,
make up a National Historic Landmark District. Ste. Genevieve
and the surrounding area also features the Route Du Vin, a spe-
cially designated wine trail where you’ll find unique settings such
as Cave Vineyard Winery, which literally
was built on top of a cave. At Ste. Genevieve
you’ll also find several bed and breakfast loca-
tions where innkeepers treat you like royalty.
The largest city in Southeast Missouri,
Cape Girardeau, is located on the
Mississippi River. The city is protected by a
floodwall that features the Mississippi
River Tales Mural, showcasing the region’s
history. Art is prevalent in Cape Girardeau,
and at shops such as Garden Gallery you’ll
find local works on display, while the
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II
Museum offers exhibits focusing on
American Indian pottery. Cape can help you
relive the days of yesteryear with Fort D and
the historic Glenn House, along with sev-
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W
hen you hear the term all-
natural, do you wonder
what that means? If so,
visit Jones Heritage Farm and
Market in Jackson and find out for
yourself the meaning of all-natural and
how it tastes. Enjoy a stroll through the
farm to see the pigs, lambs, cows and
chickens and find out how they are
raised on this farm. After your walk,
step into the restaurant and enjoy a
meal from meat, eggs and produce
grown from the land you just toured.
Pick them now; eat them later in
pancakes, pies and muffins or fresh
from the freezer. Blueberries are very
versatile and fun to pick. Southeast
Missouri has many you-pick farms
from which to choose, such as Scenery
Hills Farmin Bucyrus.
Love fresh produce but
don’t want to pick it your-
self? Stop at one of the many
farmers markets in Southeast
Missouri. Among them are
the Caruthersville Farmers
Market in Caruthersville
and the Washington County
Farmers Market in Potosi.
These farmers markets offer
more than just fresh produce,
including candles, fresh-
baked goodies, locally grown
honey, plants and even
Christmas trees (when in
season).
Take a walk on the wild
side at the Lazy L Safari
Park in Cape Girardeau.
This walk-through zoo features ani-
mals from around the world. The pet-
ting zoo and nursery provides a
hands-on opportunity for the little
ones to pet, feed and see a variety of an-
imals. Pack a picnic and make it an af-
ternoon adventure.
Agritourism
Evolution
Roadside
Markets
Blackwell Family
Produce
Route 1 in Salem
Beggs Berry World
County Road 332 in Benton
Goods from the Woods
Highway C in Licking
Illers Top of the Hill
Berry Farm
Highway 72 in Millersville
mJones Heritage Farm and Market in Jackson uses sustainable and humane
farming practices.
Military Memorial ADVANCE 573-722-3156,
Ash and Sturdivant streets. This military
memorial has the names of all veterans from
the community of Advance, living or dead, who
served in any branch of the armed services
during any war, from Civil War to present. It is
updated twice a year. Free.
United Methodist Church ADVANCE
573-624-7458, corner of Route 91 and Whitewell
Street. This original 1918 architectural design
still has all its original stained glass windows.
Interior tours during normal church hours or by
appointment. Year-round. Donations accepted.
www.VisitDexter.com/pointsofinterest.html.
Apple Creek Conservation Area ALTENBURG
573-290-5730, Route CC. This area contains
forest, old fields, croplands, and wetlands.
Facilities/features include a boat ramp,
primitive camping, a firearms range, fishing
ponds and permanent stream (Apple Creek).
From Route 61, go six miles east on Route CC.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum
ALTENBURG 573-824-6070, 75 Church St.
The museum interprets the 1838–39 Saxon
Lutheran immigration and the history of the
seven original colonies in East Perry County,
origins of the Lutheran Church Missouri
Synod, and the region’s German-American
culture. Daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free
admission. www.AltenburgMuseum.org.
Tower Rock Winery ALTENBURG
573-824-5479, 10769 Route A. Country, quiet
ambience. We offer wines produced in our
winery, as well as grape juice, microbrew, soft
drinks, sausage, cheese, crackers and other
light snacks. Three miles east of Altenburg.
Thu., noon–6 p.m.; Fri.–Sun., noon–7 p.m. Free
admission. www.TowerRockWine.com.
Eleven Point River Canoe Rental ALTON
417-778-6497, Routes 160 and 19. Float trips
arranged; canoes and kayaks for rent; tackle
and supplies available; hunting and fishing
licenses sold; guided fishing and fly fishing
available. Year-round. www.11PointCanoe.com.
Falling Springs Picnic Area ALTON
573-996-2153, Route 19. A spring flows from a
rock bluff; there is a mill and a more than 100-
year-old log cabin. The present mill was built
between 1927 and 1929. North from Alton on
Route 19, turn on to Route 165; 1.5 miles to the
area. Year-round. Free.
Greer Spring and Hiking Trail ALTON
573-996-2153, Route 19. Hike a nine-tenths mile
trail that descends to the second-largest spring
in Missouri. Look for the trailhead sign on
Route 19, eight miles north of Alton.
Homesteaded by Thomas Simson in 1845;
purchased by Samuel Greer in 1859. Year-
round. Free. www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/
marktwain/recreation/sites/greer_spring.
McCormack Lake Recreation Area ALTON
573-996-2153, Route 19. This recreation area offers
a picnic area and 15-acre lake known for
largemouth bass, sunfish and channel catfish
fishing. Year-round. Free. www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/
marktwain/recreation/sites/mccormack_lake.
The Narrows and Blue Spring ALTON
573-996-2153, Route 142. A footpath leads to
Morgan Spring, Blue Spring and the remnants
of Tommason Mill, consisting of a dam and
rockwork on Frederick Creek. Blue Spring, best
viewed at noon, is part of a karst complex.
Year-round. Free.
Richard’s Canoe Rental ALTON
417-778-6168, Route 19. Float trips year-round.
RV and tent camping, showers, flush toilets,
picnic tables, barbecue pits, grocery store,
guide services, shuttle service, swimming,
fishing and sleeping rooms. Year-round.
www.MissouriCanoe.org/richards.html.
Black River Traditions Ranch ANNAPOLIS
573-598-1209, 19787 Route K. We offer guided
trail rides in the hills along the Black River.
Minimum rides are one hour; rides can be
customized to your request. Bring your
horse or ride one of ours. Overnight horse
boarding is available. Lessons available.
www.BlackRiverTraditions.com.
Arcadia Valley Jamboree ARCADIA
573-546-1441, 135 S. Main St. Weekend dinner
and music shows featuring country, bluegrass
and gospel music, along with a dose of
mountain humor. Year-round. $5–$10.
www.avJamboree.com.
Iron County Historical Museum ARCADIA
573-546-3513, 630 Route 21. In the restored
1941 Ironton-Arcadia Depot, the museum
contains Arcadia Valley and Iron County
artifacts, genealogy records, photographs and a
Union battle flag. April–October: Mon.–Sat., 10
a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun. 1–4 p.m. December–March:
Fri.–Sun. Free. www.RootsWeb.com/~moichs.
Bernie Murals BERNIE 573-293-5318, 200
W. Main. Three murals depicting the history of
the city of Bernie. The murals, all painted on
buildings, are visible at the intersection of
Route 25 and Route U. No charge.
Bloomfield Civil War Cemetery BLOOMFIELD
573-624-5447, County Road 517. This
cemetery has 150 markers of soldiers who died
during the Civil War. Each marker includes a
brief account of where, when and how that
soldier died. Open dawn to dusk. Free
admission.
Bloomfield Murals BLOOMFIELD
573-568-2793, Prairie Street. Murals represent
scenes from Bloomfield’s early history. One of
the murals is located on the corner of North
Prairie and West Missouri streets, the other is
on the corner of North Prairie and West Seneca
streets. No charge.
Christian Church BLOOMFIELD
573-624-7458, 100 E. Missouri St. Original
1890s building witih stained glass windows. It
is no longer in use and is waiting to be
restored. Reservations for indoor tour required.
Year-round. Donations accepted for tour.
www.VisitDexter.com/pointsofinterest.html
#bloomfield.
Holly Ridge Conservation Area BLOOMFIELD
573-290-5730, Route E. Facilities at this area
include an archery range, camping, a pavilion,
and the Holly Ridge and Beech Springs
natural areas. Holly Ridge Conservation Area is
east of Bloomfield on Route E, then two miles
south on County Road 517. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Log Cabins BLOOMFIELD 573-568-3464,
Prairie Street. Stop to see two original log
cabins built in 1833 at Cline’s Island. They were
moved piece by piece to Bloomfield City Park
in 1973. Free admission.
Miller House BLOOMFIELD 573-568-2793,
306 Cape Road. This home was built circa 1850
and is the oldest home in Stoddard County.
Indoor tours by appointment only. Donations
accepted.
Stars and Stripes Museum and Library
BLOOMFIELD 573-568-2055, 17377 Stars and
Stripes Way. The museum features the first
issue of Stars and Stripes newspaper, which
was founded by Civil War soldiers and
published in 1861. Displays focus on military
items from the Civil War to the present day.
Visit website for hours. Donations welcome.
www.StarsAndStripesMuseumLibrary.org.
State Veterans Cemetery BLOOMFIELD
573-568-3871, 17357 Stars and Stripes Way.
Provides free burial plots for any veteran in
good standing, from any state in the U.S., who
lived in Missouri for at least 180 days during
his/her life. Full military burial services and
headstones are offered. Year-round. Free.
www.VisitDexter.com/pointsofinterest.html#
bloomfield.
Stoddard County Courthouse BLOOMFIELD
573-568-4640, 403 S. Prairie St. The Stoddard
County Courthouse was built in 1867. It is one
of the oldest courthouses still in use. It is listed
on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tours by appointment only.
Stoddard County Historical Marker
BLOOMFIELD 573-568-3464, Prairie Street.
This large marker details the history of
Stoddard County; it is located in Bloomfield
City Park. Free. www.VisitDexter.com/
historical_marker.html.
Stoddard County War Memorials BLOOMFIELD
573-568-4640, 403 S. Prairie St. A listing of
all Stoddard County residents who have been
killed in action since World War I to present
time. Free.
Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area
BLOOMSDALE 573-290-5730, Route V. This
rugged 1,740-acre area is bordered by
Establishment Creek and Schmidt’s Island,
alongside the Mississippi River. The area
features steep bluffs and scenic river views.
Eagles are commonly sighted along the river.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Bonne Terre Mine BONNE TERRE
888-843-3483, 39 N. Allen St. World’s largest
man-made caverns; five levels deep, with a
17-mile-long, billion-gallon illuminated lake.
Walking tours, boat tours and world class
SCUBA diving offered. Located one hour south
of St. Louis. Featured by National Geographic.
$19.50 walking tours; $25 boat tours.
www.2Dive.com/btm.htm.
Meramec Farm Cabins and Trail Riding
BOURBON 573-732-4765, 208 Thickety Ford
Road. A seventh-generation working cattle farm
on Meramec River offers horseback riding
vacations on gaited breeds: Missouri Fox
Trotters, Tennessee Walking Horses and
Peruvian Pasos. Horses provided, or guests
may bring their own. See website.
www.MeramecFarm.com.
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outheast Missouri has all of the scenic features and wilderness
qualities outdoor enthusiasts crave. The Ozark Trail follows a sce-
nic and varied route from the St. Louis area through the Ozarks of
Southeast Missouri to the Arkansas border. Wildlife abounds, including an
occasional bobcat, black bear and bald eagle. More than 300 miles of trails,
divided into linked sections, traverse terrain ranging from open savannas to
rugged wilderness. Various sections of the Ozark Trail lend themselves to
activities ranging from easy walking and biking to a rousing horseback
ride, short hikes to
multi-day treks using
sophisticated gear or
strenuous rock climb-
ing to challenging
backpacking adven-
tures. Motorized vehi-
cles are not permitted
on any section of the
Ozark Trail.
Two of America’s
cl earest and most
beautiful spring-fed
rivers, the Jacks Fork
and the Current, make
up the Ozark National
Scenic Riverways,
America’s first desig-
nated national park
area for a wild river
stream system. These
rivers flow through
pristine Ozark countryside, along tow-
ering bluffs and beside open pasture-
lands. Camping, swimming, fishing,
canoeing, exploring and just plain relax-
ing are the name of the game here. The
Ozarks are world famous as an area of
exceptional caves and springs; more
than 300 of each are known in this
80,000-acre park. Big Spring, Alley
Spring and Blue Spring are among
America’s largest.
A great way to see the Ozarks is by
canoe, raft, kayak or inner tube.
Numerous floatable rivers and
streams flow through Southeast
Missouri, where more than 30 canoeing
and floating outfitters offer everything
needed for an adventure on a cool, spring-fed
stream. Choose from slow waters, smooth as glass,
or quicker channels with exciting — though not
dangerous — rapids for float trips anywhere from
two hours to several days. Note: state law pro-
hibits glass bottles and containers of any kind on
or near a Missouri stream.
If dry land suits your fancy, experience the
Ozarks on horseback for a one-day or a multi day
outing. This region of the Show-Me State contains
outstanding guest ranches and equestrian outfit-
ters where you can bring your own horse or rent
one of theirs. Coldwater Ranch Resort in
Eminence offers four-hour rides that include
lunch and two river crossings. In Annapolis, Black
River Traditions Ranch offers guided trail rides
in the hills along the Black River. And Ironton is
home to Arcadia Valley Stables, with guided trail
rides through the woods along Stouts Creek.
We have only scratched the surface here. The
Southeast Region has mountains, swamps, spring-
fed streams, shut-ins and waterfalls, bluffs, caves,
forests, savannas...an abundance of outdoor ad-
ventures await you. Find your Southeast Missouri
vacation on www.VisitMO.com.
Missouri
Outdoors
mMissouri Whitewater Championships
on the St. Francois River, Fredericktown
mRocky Falls near Eminence is a photographer’s delight.
RS Ranch Rides BOURBON 573-732-4590,
1275 Smith Road. This working cattle and horse
ranch offers trail rides on Missouri Fox Trotters,
vacation packages, horse-drawn hayrides and
sleigh rides, chuck wagon cookouts, photo
opportunities and more. A cowboy-cabin
bunkhouse is on-site. Year-round. Call or visit
website for rates. www.RSRanchTrailRides.com.
Hemman Winery BRAZEAU 573-824-6040,
13022 Route C. Housed in a circa 1800 country
store. Specializing in sweet and semi-sweet
wines from grapes and other fruits. Enjoy
music festivals in the wine garden. See our
website for schedules. Sat.–Sun., noon–6 p.m.;
also Fri. June–December. Free admission.
www.HemmanWinery.com.
Farmhouse 1807 CALEDONIA 573-779-3869,
20637 S. Route 21. A 19th century general store
filled with folk art, antiques and birdhouses. We
have handmade sweaters, scarves and hats
made from sheep’s wool, hand spun from our
flock. Also, we offer tours of the 1807
farmhouse, by reservation. Free admission.
www.Farmhouse1807.com.
The Artist Studio CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-651-4464, 38A N. Main. The studio of
artist/instructor Judy Barks-Westrich.
Concentrates on textures and abstract design
consisting of watercolor, acrylic, and mixed
media paintings, handmade paper collages
and castings. Workshops available.
www.TheArtistStudio.biz.
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
Galleries CAPE GIRARDEAU 573-334-9233,
32 N. Main St. Founded in 1961 to encourage
artistic awareness, participation and expression.
Three distinct galleries are located within the
arts council’s office and gallery space: Jean A.
Chapman Gallery, Gallery 100 and Lorimier
Gallery. Free admission. www.CapeArts.org.
Black Door Gallery CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-225-7734, 124 S. Spanish St. Craig Thomas
of Cape Girardeau, is known for his fine art,
murals, street paintings and commissions. His
works, works by his wife, Elizabeth, and other
artists are displayed. Open first Friday of the
month, 5 p.m.–9 p.m., or by appointment.
www.BlackDoorGallery.com.
Buckner Brewing and Ragsdales Pub
CAPE GIRARDEAU 573-334-4677, 132 N. Main.
Food, entertainment and atmosphere.
Ragsdales Pub is directly below the Buckner, on
Water Street by the river wall opening. It has
Buckner microbrews, spirits, darts, pool and a
jukebox. Private room available.
www.BucknerBrewing.com.
Cape Girardeau Civil War Sites CAPE
GIRARDEAU 800-777-0068, 400 Broadway.
At the beginning of the Civil War, four forts
were built around the strategic city of Cape
Girardeau on the orders of Gen. John Fremont.
The grounds feature interpretive signs.
Brochures available at Cape Girardeau
Convention and Visitors Bureau, 400 Broadway.
Year-round. Free. www.VisitCape.com.
Cape Girardeau Common Pleas Courthouse
CAPE GIRARDEAU 573-335-1631, 44 N.
Lorimier. The Common Pleas Courthouse has
played a big part in the city’s history, from
Indian council meetings to the Civil War.
Completed in 1854, its dungeon was used to jail
Southern sympathizers and, perhaps,
Confederate soldiers. Free admission.
Info@visitcape.com.
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
CAPE GIRARDEAU 573-290-5218, 2289
County Park Drive. The nature center
showcases the cultural history and diverse
natural resources of southeast Missouri.
Visitors will find several indoor and outdoor
activities, including hands-on exhibits, a kid’s
fishing pond, gardens and a hiking trail. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Cape Girardeau Downtown Walking or
Driving Tour CAPE GIRARDEAU 800-777-0068,
400 Broadway St. A walking tour helps you find
murals, attractions, shopping, food and drink in
downtown Cape Girardeau. Some stops date to
the 1800s. If you choose to drive, stop by the
Convention and Visitors Bureau for a CD to
guide your tour. $5 for a Tour of Cape Girardeau
CD. info@visitcape.com.
Cape River Heritage Museum CAPE
GIRARDEAU 573-334-0405, 538
Independence. Located in an old police/
fire station dating to 1908, the museum is
designed to show what life once was like
along the Mississippi River. Features
rotating exhibits/educational programs.
Tue.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–
3 p.m. April–December. $1–$2.
www.CapeRiverHeritageMuseum.com.
Cape Rock Park CAPE GIRARDEAU
800-777-0068, 10 E. Cape Rock Drive. Cape
Rock marks the site where French trader Jean
Girardot, Cape Girardeau’s namesake, met and
traded with American Indians in the early
1700s. The park offers a view of the Mississippi
River. Year-round. Free. www.VisitCape.com.
Country Shade CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-334-9535, 8 Plaza Way. Showcasing more
than 100 craftsmen, many antiques and a full-
service florist. Layaway available. Open:
Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Edward Bernard Gallery CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-332-7733, 107 West Drive. A contemporary
gallery displaying original, handmade works by
more than 90 artists. The art includes glass,
two dimensional oils and acrylics, ceramics,
wood and metal. A once-a-year exhibit of
outdoor sculptures on the green. Free.
www.EdwardBernardGallery.com.
Fort D CAPE GIRARDEAU 800-777-0068, 920
Fort St. This earthen fort was built by soldiers
of the 20th Illinois Infantry, Bissell’s Engineers
of the West and local militia under the direction
of Illinois Lt. John Wesley Powell, who later
gained fame as the explorer of the Grand
Canyon. Free admission. Info@visitcape.com.
Gallery 1*2*5 CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-335-6850, 125 N. Main St. This upscale
gallery features original and reproduction
paintings, prints, sculptures, decorative items
and several pieces of furniture. The artwork
changes frequently. The gallery holds openings
for local artists. Free admission.
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Garden Gallery CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-332-7123, 835 Broadway. The gallery
represents more than 200 local and national
artisans specializing in unique, handmade gifts
and fine crafts. Featured artwork includes jewelry,
purses and decorative items in wood, clay, metal
and glass. Gardengallery123@charter.net.
The Glenn House CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-335-1631, 325 S. Spanish St. A true jewel
of Cape Girardeau, built in 1883. Restored
rooms depict life circa 1900, when the curved
veranda was added, along with hot-water heat
and electric lighting to the kitchen and
bathrooms. Open Sat.–Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. May
thru October. $5. www.GlennHouse.org.
Hunter Valley Winery CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-332-0879, 762 Route V. Free wine tasting;
dry reds and whites to dessert wines. Indoor
and outdoor seating. Deck overlooking a two-
acre lake. We have food baskets, or you may
bring your own. Live music every Sunday, 2 p.m.
Free admission. www.HunterValleyWinery.biz.
Lazy L Safari Park CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-243-7862, 2763 County Road 618. Perched
on the banks of a slow-moving creek, Lazy L
Safari Park is not your typical zoo. This walk-
thru zoo features animals from around the
world. We have a petting zoo, picnic shelter, gift
shop and snack shack. See website for hours.
April–October. $5. www.LazyLSafari.com.
Mississippi River Tales Mural CAPE
GIRARDEAU 573-335-1631, 100 Broadway.
The 1,100-foot-long Mississippi River Tales
Mural features 24 panels depicting scenes from
Cape Girardeau’s history, with interpretive
signage, and its connection with the Mississippi
River. Each panel is 15 feet tall. Free.
www.VisitCape.com/what-to-see-
do/murals.html.
Old Lorimier Cemetery CAPE GIRARDEAU
800-777-0068, 500 N. Fountain St. Established
in 1808. Believed to hold more than 6,500
burial sites, including more than 1,200 Civil
War soldiers, mostly unmarked. A sidewalk
serves as a north-south dividing line; Catholics
on the south, Protestants on the north. Free
admission. info@visitcape.com.
Old Mississippi River Bridge Scenic
Overlook CAPE GIRARDEAU 800-777-0068,
100 Morgan Oak St. Completed in the summer
of 1928, the bridge was hailed as “The Gateway
to the Ozarks.” A small, restored portal of the
old bridge is all that remains today. At the
overlook, a viewing scope provides a great view
of the Mississippi River. info@visitcape.com.
Old Saint Vincents Church CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-335-3852, 30 S. Main St. The English
Gothic Revival architecture of this 1853 Catholic
church is rare. It contains more than 100
medieval-design plaster masks portraying
characters from the Miracle and Mystery plays.
Sat., 1 p.m.–4.p.m; call for tour information. $3;
ages 12 and younger, $1. www.OldStVincents.org.
Red House Interpretive Center CAPE
GIRARDEAU 800-777-0068, 128 S. Main St.
The Center commemorates the life of
community founder Louis Lorimier and life in
the early Cape Girardeau District as well as the
visit of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in
November of 1803. Open Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
April–October. $1–$3. www.Org.Sites.com/mo/
redhouseinterpretivecenter.
River Campus Art Gallery CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-651-2143, 518 S. Fountain St. Features
works by faculty, students and regional and
national visiting artists. The collection includes
three thematic areas: archaeology, history and
fine art. Many Mississippian ceramics from the
Beckwith Collection are on display. Free
admission. www.semo.edu/art/rcgallery.htm.
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II
Museum CAPE GIRARDEAU 573-651-2260,
518 S. Fountain St. The museum features the
Crossroads Gallery, which includes exhibits
and interactive kiosks highlighting the history
of southeast Missouri. The gallery has
permanent and changing exhibits. Tue.–Fri.,
10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Free
admission. www.semo.edu/museum.
Rush Limbaugh Hometown Tour CAPE
GIRARDEAU 800-777-0068, 400 Broadway.
Cape Girardeau is Rush Limbaugh’s hometown.
A self-guided driving tour takes visitors past
Rush’s boyhood haunts. Maps are available at
the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Free.
www.VisitCape.com.
West Park Mall CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-339-1333, 3049 William St. West Park Mall
is the regional shopping destination for family-
oriented consumers. The mall features Macy’s,
JCPenney, Old Navy, Barnes and Noble and
more than 70 specialty stores.
www.ShopWestPark.com.
Westray Art Gallery CAPE GIRARDEAU
573-238-2334, 1930 Broadway. More than 300
works of original art, in a variety of mediums,
by members of the Cat Ranch Art Guild are
featured at Westray. Free admission.
jeddleman@sbcglobal.net.
Lady Luck Casino–Caruthersville
CARUTHERSVILLE 800-679-4945, 777 E. Third
St. More than 600 slot machines and 23 table
games, including eight poker tables, plus an
outdoor amphitheater. The private party room
within Otis and Henry’s Bar and Grill is perfect
for small private events. RV parking. Free
admission. www.Caruthersville.IsleOfCapri
Casinos.com.
Lewis and Clark Commemorative
Site–Charleston CHARLESTON
573-683-6509, Beasley Park Road. This site
features a black granite map, flags and a mural
based on the journal kept by Meriwether Lewis.
Relive the first steps of Lewis and Clark into
the Louisiana Territory, Nov. 16, 1803. Located
in Whipple Park; I-57, Exit 10.
Chamber@charlestonmo.org.
Moore Home Museum CHARLESTON
573-683-6509, 403 N. Main. This Victorian era
home is on the National Register of Historic
Places and is available for tour year-round by
appointment. It features many pieces original to
the home, period dresses and Civil War
memorabilia. $3. Chamber@CharlestonMo.org.
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State Parks
& Historic Sites
St. Francois State Park Bonne Terre
573-358-2173, 8920 Route 67 North. This park
comprises the rugged Pike Run Hills
surrounding Coonville Creek and along Big
River. It is a popular put-in point for float trips
on Big River. Hiking, backpacking and
equestrian trails, camping and nature
programs are available. Park entry is free;
camping, $13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
stfrancois.htm.
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Burfordville 573-243-4591, 113 Bollinger
Mill Road. The location of grain milling for
more than 200 years, the present four-story
stone and brick gristmill and covered bridge,
the oldest of four in the state, were completed
about 1867. Take a guided tour of the mill.
Picnicking is available. $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/bollinger.htm.
Morris State Park Campbell
573-748-5340, Route WW. Located in an area
known as Crowley’s Ridge, this park lies in a
range of low hills in the Mississippi River
floodplain and contains many plants not found
anywhere else in the state. The park offers an
overlook and a two-mile hiking trail. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/morris.htm.
Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Davisville 573-244-3120, 142 Dillard Mill
Road. One of Missouri’s best-preserved water-
powered gristmills is tucked between Ozark
hills and pine-topped bluffs next to the clear
Huzzah Creek. Tour the mill, enjoy a picnic
lunch and take a hike in this picturesque
setting. Tours: $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/dillardmill.htm.
Big Oak Tree State Park East Prairie
573-649-3149, 13640 S. Route 102. Majestic
trees tower above the rich delta around the
park, a National Natural Landmark. A
boardwalk gives a close-up view of the swamp
forest that once covered Missouri’s Bootheel.
A nature center, picnicking and small lake are
available. Free. www.MoStateParks.com/
bigoak.htm.
Towosahgy State Historic Site East
Prairie 573-748-5340, County Road 502.
This site preserves the remains of a once-
fortified Indian village, which was an
important ceremonial center. Indians of
the Mississippian culture lived here
between 1000 A.D. and 1400 A.D. A kiosk with
exhibits interprets the history. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/towosahgy.htm.
Elephant Rocks State Park Ironton
573-546-3454, Route 21. Giant granite rocks, a
billion years old, stand end-to-end like a train
of red circus elephants in this park. A self-
guiding, paved Braille trail winds through the
geologic wonder. Shaded picnic grounds make
Robert DeLaney Lake Conservation Area
CHARLESTON 573-290-5730, Highway N. A
102-acre lake and 40 acres of forest and
woodland. Numerous species of fish, birds and
wildlife. Great spot for fishing or nature
watching. Boat ramp and fishing jetty. North of
Charleston on Route N, .5 mile west on County
Road 222. www.MissouriConservation.org.
River Ridge Winery COMMERCE
573-264-3712, County Road 321. In a century-old
farm house, above the Mississippi River. Cafe,
pavilion, two-tiered patio with fire pit. Stroll the
grounds. Browse the gift shop. Live entertainment
Sat. and Sun., April–October. See website for
schedules. www.RiverRidgeWinery.com.
Yule Log Cabin COMMERCE 573-264-2747,
Route N. Offers a selection of gifts, ornaments,
decorations, tableware, candles, shirts and
accessories for fall and Christmas. It has more
than 45 decorated Christmas trees. Sept. 1–
Dec. 31. Free admission. www.RiverRidge
Winery.com/yule_log_cabin.aspx.
1873 Salem Branch Railroad Replica CUBA
573-885-2627, 100 E. Washington Blvd. The
replica is located in the Viva Cuba Garden at
the intersection of Route 19 (Franklin Street)
and Route 66 (Washington). Adjacent to the
replica are two traffic control boxes that have
been painted with a scene “Waiting for the
Train.” Free.
Crawford County Historical Society and
Museum CUBA 573-885-6099, 308 N.
Smith St. This three-story rock structure was
built in 1934 as part of the Cuba School
Complex. Its genealogy department holds the
Crawford County tax records, beginning in
1964, and census indexes from 1840–80. Year-
round. Free admission.
Viva Cuba Mural Project CUBA
573-885-2627, Washington Street. The 12
murals depict scenes from history, including
visits from Harry S. Truman, Amelia Earhart
and Bette Davis. Every mural has a story.
Brochures at the Visitor Center and area
businesses. Step-on narrated bus tours
available for $100. Self tours, free.
www.CubaMoMurals.com.
World’s Largest Rocking Chair CUBA
573-885-1474, 5957 Route ZZ. Home of the
Guinness Certified Worlds Largest Rocking
Chair. Try out the indoor or outdoor archery
range. View numerous native species mounted
in the general store. On Route 66 (Route ZZ).
Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Free admission. www.Fanning66Outpost.com.
Dexter Murals DEXTER 800-332-8857, 23 W.
Stoddard. Located at the corner of West
Stoddard Street and Mulberry, these murals
depict Dexter’s oldest homes, which were built
from 1890 to 1910. The homes are located on
Walnut Street and are still in use today.
info@dexterchamber.com.
Dexter Welcome Center Depot and Museum
DEXTER 800-332-8857, 300 SW Main.
Recently restored, the Dexter Welcome
Center Depot and Museum takes you down
memory lane. Displays reflect the history of
the railroad and the citizens of Dexter.
www.DexterChamber.com/tourist.html.
Frenchman’s Spring Historical Marker
DEXTER 800-332-8857, County Road 632.
This spring served as a gathering place for Civil
War soldiers. It was an ideal place for
military units to camp and recruit. In July
1861, 2,000 soldiers met here to organize
what’s remembered as the “Swamp Fox
Brigade.” Free. Info@dexterchamber.com.
The Heritage Caboose DEXTER
800-332-8857, East Main St. Interior reflects
accommodations for those riding in a
caboose, including sleeping cot, table, chair,
typewriter, stove and bathroom facility along
with access to Crow’s Nest. Free admission.
Info@dexterchamber.com.
The Heritage House DEXTER
800-332-8857, 307 Cooper St. The Heritage
House was originally built in 1870. It has been
moved to its own park and restored with shed
and farm machinery. Tours by appointment
only. Free admission. info@dexterchamber.com.
Keller Veteran Memorial DEXTER
573-624-3764, 402 W. Grant. The Keller
Veteran Memorial has the names of Dexter-area
veterans, dating from World War I to the
present, who gave their lives while serving the
country. Free. ptrammell@kellerpl.org.
Otter Slough Conservation Area DEXTER
573-290-5730, 7001 County Road 675. This
area features a concrete boat ramp, 21
unimproved boat ramps, primitive camping,
picnic areas, three fishing jetties, a fishing
dock, Otter Lake, Cypress Lake, Otter Lake
Natural Area and Bradyville Natural Area. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Eleven Point River Section of Ozark Trail
DONIPHAN

573-364-4621. The 30-mile trail
is popular among horseback riders. Allow
plenty of time; it’s tough to cover the entire trail
in one day, even on horseback. No drinking
water available in the parking area/on the trail.
Year-round. Free. www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests
marktwain/ranger_districts/doniphan.
KC’s on the Current DONIPHAN 573-996-7961,
206 W. Jefferson. Spend a day floating the
crystal clear Current River. Raft, kayak, canoe
and tube rentals. Full RV hookups with modern
bathhouse and tent sites available. Call or visit
website for rates. Memorial Day–Labor Day.
www.KCsOnTheCurrent.com.
Rocky River Resort DONIPHAN 800-748-7672,
304 Jefferson St. On the Current River; float trips
include raft, canoe or tube rentals. On-site store
has water shoes and river apparel. RV and tent
sites. Camping year-round; float trips, Memorial
Day–Labor Day. www.RockyRiverResort.com.
Wilderness Ridge Resort DUKE 573-435-6767,
33850 Windsor Lane. Canoing, kayaking, rafting
and tube floats on the Big Piney River. Tent sites,
RV sites and cabins available. April–October.
www.WildernessRidgeResort.com.
A.L. Webb School Museum and Veteran’s
Memorial EAST PRAIRIE 573-649-9960, 300
E. Washington. The museum features school
memorabilia, art displays, military items and
historical papers. A newly completed Veteran’s
Memorial stands as a tribute to all U.S.
veterans. Both the museum and memorial were
created by the Alumni Association.
Cotton Belt Caboose and Display EAST
PRAIRIE 573-649-3112, 201 E. Main St. The
restored Cotton Belt Caboose is located where
the city’s original railroad depot once stood. It
houses a private collection of Cotton Belt
memorabilia. Open during community events or
by appointment. Year-round. Free admission.
www.EastPrairieMo.net.
East Prairie Historical Museum EAST PRAIRIE
573-649-2731, 221 E. Main St. The museum
features photographs and historical papers
pertinent to area and Missouri history. Open
by appointment only. Free admission.
lawanda26@sbcglobal.net.
Mississippi County Historical Museum EAST
PRAIRIE 573-649-2731, 224 E. Main St. This
museum contains displays, documents and
artifacts significant to the history of East Prairie
and to Missouri. It is open during community
events or by appointment. Year-round. Free
admission. www.EastPrairieMo.net.
Second Chance Lodge and Guide Service
EAST PRAIRIE 573-380-6651, 3400 Route 102.
www.EastPrairieMo.net/secondchanceldg.htm.
Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area EAST
PRAIRIE 573-290-5730, Route W. This 3,755-
acre area was once a lowland hardwood forest
intermingled with cypress sloughs. This area
is predominantly cropland and wetlands,
managed for dove, shorebirds, wading
birds and waterfowl. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Current River Conservation Area ELLINGTON
573-290-5730, Route 106. A predominantly
forest area that includes a picnic area, fishing
jetties, Buford Pond (three acres, fishing
allowed), Blue Springs Natural Area (17 acres),
Cardareva Bluff Natural Area (95 aces) and a
permanent stream (Current River). Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Alley Spring Campground EMINENCE
877-444-6777, Route 3, Box 19. Rangers give
mill tours in summer and offer slide shows on
weekend evenings at this family campground
on the banks of the Jacks Fork River, near
the Alley Mill. Operated by the National
Park Service. Year-round. $17–$20.
www.nps.gov/ozar/planyourvisit/camping.htm.
Alley Spring Grist Mill EMINENCE
573-226-3945, RR 3 Box 19. In 1894, this roller
mill and one-room schoolhouse was the focal
point of the Alley Spring community. Rangers in
period costume show you how the mill worked,
and how school was taught. Historic programs
offered. June–August: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free
admission. www.nps.gov/ozar.
Blue Spring EMINENCE 573-323-4236,
Route 106. Called the Spring of the Summer
Sky by American Indians, Blue Spring is deep
and beautiful. More than 310 feet deep, you
could place the Statue of Liberty in the spring
and her torch would still be five feet
underwater. Free. www.NPS.gov.
Carr’s Canoe Rental EMINENCE 800-333-3956,
HCR 1 Box 137. Take canoe, kayak, raft or tube
trips on the Current River at Round Spring.
Shuttles, groceries and gasoline available.
www.CarrsCanoeRental.com.
Circle B Campground and Canoe Rental
EMINENCE 573-226-3618, 105 Circle B Road.
Along the Jacks Fork River; canoe, kayak, tube,
swim, fish or camp in tents or your RV. RV
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hookups, cabins and lodging available. Small
general store, arcade, hot showers and laundry
are available. Reservations required. April–
October. www.CircleBCampground.com.
Coldwater Ranch Resort EMINENCE
573-226-3723, HCR 1, Box 214, Farm Road 208.
Twelve-by-twelve barn stalls and trailer sites
available year-round. Heated shower house and
free firewood. Rental horses available with
advance reservation. www.ColdwaterRanch.com.
Crystal Creek Ranch EMINENCE 573-226-2222,
County Road 414 East. A 1,000-acre ranch by the
Jacks Fork and Current rivers. Lodging, self-
guided ranch tours, four-level lookout deck,
walking trails and a farm primitives museum.
April–October. www.CrystalCreekRanch.com.
Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventure EMINENCE
573-226-5025, Story’s Creek Road. Our
canopy tours include five zipline runs. As you
soar among the trees, enjoy bird’s-eye views of
the Jacks Fork River, ponds, a fountain and a 60-
foot waterfall. Night zipping is available. See
website for details and reservations.
May–October. www.FlyEagleFalls.com.
Jacks Fork Canoe Rental and Campground
EMINENCE 573-858-3221. Offers canoeing,
camping, tubing, kayaking and rafting float
trips; swimming and fishing. Camping
amenities include RV sites with electric, water
and sewer; tent sites also available; toilets,
showers, playground and a store on-site.
April 15–Oct. 31. www.JacksForkCanoe.com.
Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry EMINENCE
573-546-2450, Shannon County. In this
remote area of the Ozarks, hikers and
backpackers can experience the solitude and
wildness of the state’s largest undeveloped area
at 61,000 acres. The Department of Natural
Resources provides access to 27 miles of trail.
Free admission. www.MoStateParks.com/
rogerpryor.htm.
Round Spring Cavern EMINENCE 573-858-
3297, RR 1, Box 132. Enjoy nature’s wonders.
Walking tours daily, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Tickets sold 30 minutes before tour, no
reservations. Do not bring any clothing, shoes
or equipment that has been in any other cave.
$5; younger than 13, $2. www.nps.gov/ozar.
Stewart’s Landing EMINENCE 573-226-3898,
511 N. Main St. Western specialty shops include
clothing, hats, boots, gift shop, portraits while
you wait, decorative ironwork, saddles, tack,
silver jewelry, trailers, graphics, fashions, an
old-time photo shop and a dance hall and
saloon. www.Stewarts-Landing.com.
Sunklands Conservation Area EMINENCE
573-226-3616, Route KB. This is a
predominantly forest area with savanna and
glades. Facilities include Sunklands Natural
Area, numerous small streams, and a
permanent stream (Current River). Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Crown Valley Champagne House FARMINGTON
866-207-9463, 1401 Air Park Drive. This
facility produces sparkling wine using two
fermentation processes: the traditional
Champagne method and the Charmat
method. The tasting bar offers three styles of
sparkling wine and three tasting categories.
Tours are offered. Free admission.
www.CrownValleyWinery.com/champagne.
The Factory FARMINGTON 573-756-9399,
200 W. First St. This shopping mall in a 75-
year-old garment industry property features
speciality shops, an indoor walking track, a
café, an art gallery, the Farmington History
Museum and tourist information, and banquet
facilities. Year-round. Free admission.
Farmington Water Park FARMINGTON
573-756-0900, Two Black Knight Drive. Whether
you’re in the mood for a ride down one of our
two slides, a float down the lazy river or
splashing around in our interactive playground,
the Farmington Water Park is a place to spend
your summer days. June–September.
www.FarmingtonCivicCenter.com/wp_info.html.
Pickle Springs Natural Area FARMINGTON
573-290-5730, Dorlac Road. This 256-acre
designated natural area offers a two-mile trail
through time with many scenic views including
sandstone cliffs, canyons and knobs. Year-
round. Free. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Twin Oaks Vineyard and Winery FARMINGTON
573-756-6500, 6470 Route F. Twin Oaks is
a family-owned vineyard and winery. The
tasting room sits in the middle of the vineyard,
making it a spot to come for a relaxing
afternoon; you may sip wine or premium beer.
The porch has a view of the vines and the lake.
www.TwinOaksVineyard.com.
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area
FREDERICKTOWN 573-290-5730, County Road
208. The area is nearly all forest.
Facilities/features include a permanent stream
(Castor River) and the Castor River Shut-ins
Natural Area. The Driscoll Tract includes two
grist mills that date to the 1800s. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Battle of Fredericktown Civil War Museum
FREDERICKTOWN 573-783-2604, 156 S.
Main St. The museum offers several rooms
of exhibits and information related to The
Battle of Fredericktown during the Civil
War. May–October: Sat., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Tours
at other times may be arranged by
appointment only. Donations accepted.
Chamberdirector@fredericktownmissouri.net.
Berryman Cabin and Captain’s Creek Log
School FREDERICKTOWN 573-783-2604,
LaChance Street. Circa 1870, the cabin was
relocated to Madison County Historic District
from a flood plain location five blocks away.
The cabin belonged to one of Fredericktown’s
founding families. Call to arrange tours.
Donations accepted.
Fredericktown Courthouse Square Historic
District FREDERICKTOWN 573-783-2604,
1 Courthouse Square. The Fredericktown
Courthouse Square Historic District includes a
Lancaster Plan courthouse square. In the center
of the square is the 2.5-story Second
Renaissance Revival style historic Madison
County Courthouse, constructed in 1900. Free
admission. www.MainStreetFredericktown.com.
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Equestrian
the day-use park enjoyable. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/elephantrock.htm.
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Ironton 573-546-2450, Route CC. Missouri’s
highest point, 1,772 feet above sea level, and
Mina Sauk Falls, its highest wet weather
waterfall, are situated in this rugged park in
the St. Francois Mountains. The park offers
hiking trails, an overlook and primitive
camping. Park entry is free; camping, $13.
www.MoStateParks.com/taumsauk.htm.
Trail of Tears State Park Jackson
573-290-5268, 429 Moccasin Springs. A portion
of this wooded park was part of the Trail of
Tears. Camping, a lake, a beach, fishing, a
visitor center, an overlook, and hiking and
equestrian trails are offered. An overlook
provides a majestic view of the Mississippi
River. Park entry is free; camping, $13–$26.
www.MoStateParks.com/trailoftears.htm.
Onondaga Cave State Park Leasburg
573-245-6576, 7556 Route H. Tour Onondaga
Cave, which is recognized as one of the most
spectacular caves in the nation. Bordering the
Meramec River, the park offers fishing, visitor
center, store, picnicking, camping, boat ramp,
lake and scenic hiking trails. Park entry is free;
camping, $13–$23. www.MoStateParks.com/
onondaga.htm.
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park
Lesterville 573-546-2450, 148 Taum Sauk
Trail. The swift waters of the Black River flow
around hard volcanic rock to form “shut-ins,”
creating a unique swimming hole. This park
features an orientation center, stores, picnic
areas, a campground, cabins, and hiking and
equestrian trails. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$26. www.MoStateParks.com/
jshutins.htm.
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
New Madrid 573-748-5340, 312 Dawson
Road. This 15-room, antebellum home reflects
the splendor of the mansions that once were
common along the Great River Road. Tour the
house, which was built in 1859 by William and
Amanda Hunter and contains much of their
original furniture. Tours: $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/hunterdawson.htm.
Missouri Mines State Historic Site
Park Hills 573-431-6226, 75 Route 32. This
mine-mill complex was once operated by St.
Joe Minerals Corp. in the Old Lead Belt. The
site’s museum features restored mining
equipment, mineral specimens, mining history
exhibits and a film on lead mining and the
milling process. $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/momines.htm.
St. Joe State Park Park Hills
573-431-1069, 2800 Pimville Road. This park
has one of the most popular off-road vehicle
riding areas in the Midwest with 2,000 acres.
It also features equestrian, bicycling, mountain
biking and hiking trails, equestrian and regular
Fredericktown Raceway FREDERICKTOWN
573-783-2040, 707 Marlowe St. This is a
quarter-mile, semi-banked, red clay oval track.
Classes include UMP A modifieds, pure street,
pro 4, jr. pro 4 and caged karts. Races are
Fri. nights, April–September. Gates open
5 p.m.; racing begins at 7:30 p.m. $10; ages
12 and younger, free; pit pass, $25.
www.FTownRaceway.com.
Historic Madison County Museum
FREDERICKTOWN 573-783-2604, 122 N. Main
St. Items of Madison County historical and
nostalgic interest are exhibited inside and
outside the old jail. Open Tue., 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Year-round. Donations accepted.
Madison County Farmers Market
FREDERICKTOWN 573-783-2604, Wanda
Priest Park. Locally grown fruits and vegetables,
along with plants and flowers, are sold from
4 p.m.–6:30 p.m. every Thu. May–October.
Free admission.
Millstream Gardens Conservation Area
FREDERICKTOWN 573-290-5730, Route 72.
This is a predominantly forest area that
includes 20 acres of shut-ins on the St. Francis
River. Facilities include a boat ramp, picnic
area, pavilion, archery range and the St.
Francis River Natural Area. Free admission.
www.MissourConservation.org.
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot
FREDERICKTOWN 573-785-5885, Murta and
Collier streets. This is the home of the Vance
Aviation and Transportation Museum. Tours by
appointment only. Year-round. Free admission.
Silver Mines Recreation Area FREDERICKTOWN
573-438-5427. Located in the whitewater area of St.
Francis River, water cascades over a historic dam
at the abandoned silver mine. Hike along the one-
mile scenic trail with 200-foot bluffs; picnic or
camp. March–October. www.fs.fed.us/r9/
forests/marktwain/recreation/sites/silver_mines.
Silvermines Quilts and Antiques
FREDERICKTOWN 573-783-2644, 4344 W. Route
72. This shop has Depression glass, Fireking,
primitive antique furniture, collectibles and quilts.
Vance Winery FREDERICKTOWN 573-783-8800,
1522 Madison 212. Enjoy our wines in the tasting
room, in the hearth room with a piano bar, and on
the balconies and patio areas with a view of the
lake, the old silo and the vineyard. Feel free to
bring your own picnic, or buy one here. Banquet
facilities. www.VanceVineyards.com.
The Saxon Lutheran Memorial FROHNA
573-824-5404, 296 Saxon Memorial Drive. Tour
an original 1820 log cabin homestead, see farm
animals, shell corn by hand, learn to use a
washboard, make corn brooms or bake pretzels
in a brick oven (please call ahead). Tue.–Sat.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1–4 p.m. March 1–
Nov. 30. Free will donations accepted.
www.SaxonLutheranMemorial.com.
Arcadia Valley Stables IRONTON
314-640-2569, 11178 Route 72. Specializing in
the ultimate country experience. View a
working cattle farm through guided trail rides
along a creek, and through the woods past a
Civil War historic marker. Stall rentals are
available for those traveling with their horse.
www.PlainFancyBB.com.
Bert’s Corner Antiques IRONTON
573-546-2662, 111 S. Main St. This shop has
glassware, home décor and cottage items.
Open Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Year–round.
www.BertsCorner.com.
Iron County Courthouse IRONTON
573-546-7117, 250 S. Main St. This historic
courthouse, built in 1858, has ties to the Civil
War and retains a scar from a cannonball fired
during the 1864 Battle of Pilot Knob. On the
National Register of Historic Places. Year-round.
Free admission. www.ArcadiaValley.biz.
Nash’s Carriage Rides IRONTON
573-734-6184, 203 S. Knob St. Tours of historic
downtown Ironton, by appointment only, start at
The Parlor B&B or Grant’s Inn restaurant. Nash’s
can travel to your wedding, birthday or special
event of any kind. Please call to schedule your
tour. www.MissouriOzarksVacation.com.
Ulysses S. Grant Monument IRONTON
573-546-7117, 350 S. Main St. This statue of an
ordinary infantry Civil War soldier was dedicated
in memory of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant
received his orders at this exact spot, promoting
him to the rank of brigadier general in the Union
Army in 1861. www.ArcadiaValley.biz/civil_
war_historic_sites/index.html.
Jones Heritage Farm and Market JACKSON
573-332-7447, 5739 Route W. Family owned
and operated farm, market and restaurant
focusing on all natural, sustainable and humane
farming methods. Featuring heirloom
vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-
raised pork and free-range chicken. Tours
available. www.JonesHeritageFarms.com.
McKendree Chapel JACKSON 573-243-8131,
4080 Bainbridge Road. Built in 1819, this
National Methodist shrine is one of the oldest
Protestant churches still standing west of the
Mississippi River. The chapel is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Site open
daily, dawn to dusk. Free.
Memorial to Veterans of All Wars JACKSON
573-243-8131, Route 61 North. Located on a
three-acre knoll in Brookside Park, the
memorial honors veterans of all U.S. military
conflicts. A walkway leads to a chapel, sentinel
columns and a black granite wall of names.
Open 24 hours. Free.
The Oliver House JACKSON 573-243-8131,
224 E. Adams St. A 1896 Federal-style brick
house; it was home to Marie Watkins Oliver, co-
designer of the Missouri state flag. Open first
Sun. of the month, May–December. Tours by
appointment. $5; ages 11 and younger, $1.
St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern
Railway JACKSON 573-243-1688, 252 E.
Jackson Blvd. Take a ride through the rolling
countryside aboard an antique diesel train.
Experience a James Gang robbery, magic
show and Bonnie and Clyde. Murder Mystery
dinners and special holiday excursions offered.
Trains run on Sat. May–December.
Slimrr.com/schedule.html.
Onondaga Cave LEASBURG 573-245-6576,
7556 Route H. Learn about geologic wonders
such as the King’s Canopy, the Twins and other
unusual speleothems on a guided tour. With an
interesting history and a river flowing through
it, this cave is a spectacular Registered
National Natural Landmark. March–October.
$12; ages 65+, $10; ages 6–12, $7.
www.MoStateParks.com/onondaga.htm.
Bootheel Youth Museum MALDEN
573-276-3600, 700A N. Douglass. This
museum in southeast Missouri features
22,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits
for kids of all ages. Tour the museum’s
Children’s Village or other exhibits.
Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–
4 p.m. Groups call for information. $3–$5.
www.BootheelYouthMuseum.org.
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Museum in nearby
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MAAPS Military Museum MALDEN
573-276-2279, 3077 Mitchell. Memorabilia
honors Malden Army Airfield (1942–48),
Anderson Air Activities and Malden Base
(1951–60) and the U.S. Armed Services. Malden
was an air aviation training facility. Mon.–Fri.,
8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., by appointment only.
Year-round. Free admission. www.maaps.net.
Bollinger County Courthouse MARBLE HILL
573-238-1900, 204 High St. This 1885
courthouse was constructed from stone
quarried in Bollinger County; it contains
antique interior appointments, and exhibits
featuring photos of historic events. Tours by
appointment. Courthouse open Mon.–Fri.,
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bollinger County Museum of Natural
History MARBLE HILL 573-238-1174, 207
Mayfield Drive. Home of the Missouri
dinosaur, this museum also showcases Civil
War artifacts, American Indian exhibits,
natural history specimens from around the
world and regional historic exhibits. New
children’s room now open. Thu.–Sat.,
noon–4:30 p.m. $2; ages 18 and younger,
$1. www.bcmnh.org.
Castor River Conservation Area MARBLE HILL
573-290-5730, Route 34. Facilities and
features include primitive camping, a multiuse
hike/bike/horse trail, numerous intermittent
streams and one permanent stream. On-site is
the Blue Pond Natural Area; Blue Pond is the
state’s deepest natural pond. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Durso Hills Vineyard and Winery MARQUAND
573-783-8324, 110 N. Harding St. Durso
Hills is a very small, family-owned vineyard and
winery that sits among the rural foothills of the
Ozark Mountains in Madison County. The
winery shares a quiet, tree-lined street with the
park and the historical Sitze log cabin.
www.DursoHills.com.
Homan Hall MARQUAND 573-783-7525, 100 S.
Harding St. Homan Hall is located in historic
downtown Marquand, at the corner of Morley
and Harding streets. The hall hosts various
musical and cultural programs throughout the
year. It is also available for private bookings.
Denny@homanhall.com.
Paintball Planet MINER 573-471-9197, 3921
Route H. Adventure awaits at southeast
Missouri’s largest “combat zone.” With four
playing fields, a spectators arena and a pro
shop, this facility offers fun and competition.
Open Thu.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores MINER
800-908-7467, 100 Outlet Drive. The Sikeston
Factory Outlet Stores is the only outlet center
between St. Louis and Memphis. Sidewalk sales
provide additional savings. Free admission.
www.SikestonFactoryOutletStores.com.
Southeast Missouri Agricultural Museum
MINER 573-471-3945, 521 County Road 532.
The museum, including two circa 1800 log
cabins, holds more than 6,000 pieces of
antique farm equipment, along with a 5,000-
square-foot antique store. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–
3 p.m. $6; $5 for two or more people.
www.VisitSikeston.com/historic_sites_and_
attractions.html.
Sand Pond Conservation Area NAYLOR
573-226-3616, Route W. Offers good
opportunities for hunting, hiking, wildlife
viewing and other recreational activities. The
ponds and their banks support rare and
endangered species, including corkwood and
the western mud snake. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Allred Lake Natural Area NEELYVILLE
573-290-5730, Route H. The 160-acre area
contains 53 acres of forest and the Allred Lake
Natural Area. Facilities/features include a
quarter-mile trail ending in a short boardwalk, a
viewing deck and the seven-acre Allred Lake.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Hart-Stepp House Gallery NEW MADRID
877-748-5300, 711 Waters St. The gallery
occupies the oldest home in New Madrid, circa
1840. The gallery features photography,
paintings and crafts from artists of all ages.
Exhibits change monthly. By appointment only.
$1. Chambernm@yahoo.com.
Higgerson One-Room School NEW MADRID
877-748-5300, 300 Main St. This one-room
schoolhouse was moved to its current location
and fully restored as a tribute to rural American
education practices. Memorial Day–Labor Day:
Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., noon–4 p.m.
$2; ages 6–12, $1; younger than 6, free.
Chambernm@yahoo.com.
Mississippi River Observation Deck NEW
MADRID 877-748-5300, 1 Main St. Stroll down
the 120-foot observation deck to view the one-
of-a-kind 20 mile long Bessie Bend and a
panoramic view of the mighty Mississippi River.
Free admission. Chambernm@yahoo.com.
New Madrid Historical Museum NEW MADRID
573-748-5944, 1 Main St. View exhibits from
New Madrid’s past, including Civil War and
American Indian relics, as well as information
regarding the earthquakes of 1811–12.
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun., noon–4 p.m.
$2.50; ages 6–12, $1; younger than 6, free.
www.NewMadridMuseum.com.
Pinecrest Azalea Gardens OAK RIDGE
573-979-1112, 799 Torre Lane. A 52-acre garden
with driving and walking paths. March, 300,000
jonquils bloom; April, 20 acres of azaleas;
rhododendrons the first half of May. Daylight
hours only. Bring a camera. Pets on leash only.
No plants for sale. No flower picking. Free
admission. www.PinecrestAzaleaGardens.com.
General Watkins Conservation Area ORAN
573-290-5730, Highway 77. The area is named
for a famous Missouri statesman and Civil War
general, Nathanial Watkins, who lived here and
is buried in a small cemetery in the forest. The
1,108-acre, mostly forested area offers camping,
fishing, hiking and hunting.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
St. Francois Winery PARK HILLS
573-431-4294, 1669 Pine Ridge Trail. Offers
complimentary tasting in a quiet, relaxed
country atmosphere, with an indoor tasting
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Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/stjoe.htm.
Sam A. Baker State Park Patterson
573-856-4411, Route 143. Set in the unspoiled
wilderness of the scenic St. Francois
Mountains, this park is an ideal place for
families with a nature center, campsites
(including equestrian), trails, cabins, float
trips, dining and a clear stream for splashing.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/baker.htm.
Fort Davidson State Historic Site Pilot
Knob 573-546-3454, 118 E. Maple. This site
preserves the remains of Fort Davidson, an
earthen fortification occupied by Union forces
during the bloody Battle of Pilot Knob. Exhibits
in the visitor center illustrate the stirring events
of the Sept. 26–27, 1864, battle. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/ftdavidson.htm.
Montauk State Park Salem 573-548-2201,
345 County Road 6670. Trout fishermen enjoy
the rustic setting of this park nestled in an
Ozark valley. It features a 3.5-mile section of
stream fed by springs and stocked daily
during trout season, an old gristmill,
camping, lodging, dining, trails and a store.
Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/montauk.htm.
Felix Valle House State Historic Site
Ste. Genevieve 573-883-7102, 198 Merchant
St. Ste. Genevieve’s historic district preserves
some of the finest examples of French-
Colonial architecture in the nation, including
the historic site’s 1792 Beauvais-Amoureux
House, 1818 Felix Vallé House and 1819
Shaw House. Tours: $4; ages 6–12, $2.50.
www.MoStateParks.com/felixvalle.htm.
Hawn State Park Ste. Genevieve
573-883-3603, 12096 Park Drive. One of
Missouri’s most unspoiled landscapes, this
park features scenic Pickle Creek and native
pines and hardwoods with an understory of
dogwood, redbud and wild azalea. It offers a
campground, trails and picnic sites under the
pine trees. Park entry is free; camping, $13–$21.
www.MoStateParks.com/hawn.htm.
Grand Gulf State Park Thayer
417-264-7600, Route W. Often called the Little
Grand Canyon, Grand Gulf was created when
the ceiling of a giant cave collapsed.
Boardwalks with overlooks allow visitors to
descend partways into the chasm and view one
of the largest natural bridges in Missouri. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/grandgulf.htm.
Lake Wappapello State Park
Williamsville 573-297-3232, Route 172.
Located on Wappapello Lake, the park’s scenic
coves are camping, fishing and picnicking spots.
The park also offers cabins, a store, PWC rentals,
boat ramps, a beach and hiking, equestrian and
mountain biking trails. Park entry is free;
camping, $13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
lakewappapello.htm.
room and patio. Browse the gift shop, enjoy
handcrafted wines or try locally made cheeses
and sausages. Open Wed.–Mon., 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
www.StFrancoisWinery.com.
Thousand Oaks Winery PATTON
573-866-2522, Route 51. This family owned
and operated winery, on a 60-acre estate in the
hardwood forest, overlooks a private lake.
Thousand Oaks Winery is located on Route 51,
south of Patton Junction. Open Fri.–Sun.,
11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.1000-Oaks-Winery.com.
National Shrine of Our Lady of the
Miraculous Medal PERRYVILLE
573-547-8343, 1805 W. Saint Joseph St. Saint
Mary’s of the Barrens was founded in 1818.
The church was started in 1827. The Shrine
was built in 1929 to honor our Lady of the
Miraculous Medal. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–
5 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., noon.–4 p.m. Tours
available; mass held daily. Free admission.
www.amm.org/visit.asp
Bluff View Marina PIEDMONT 573-223-4849,
93 Hwy AA. We are a full-service marina on
Clearwater Lake. Pontoon and johnboat
rentals, live bait, tackle, gas, ice, soda and
beer are available. Boat mooring and dry
storage available. We are a two-hour drive
from St. Louis. April 15–Sept. 15.
www.BluffViewMarina.com.
Clearwater Lake PIEDMONT 573-223-4217,
Route 3. This lake in Southeastern Missouri
offers visitors the opportunity to participate in
water sports and fishing, while nearby areas
offer spots for camping, hunting and biking.
Free admission. www.ClearwaterLake.org.
Amtrak–Poplar Bluff Station POPLAR BLUFF
800-872-7245, 400 S. Main St. The Poplar Bluff
station is on the Texas Eagle route running
south from St. Louis. Reservations are
required for all passengers. Purchase tickets
from any travel agent or on the website.
www.Amtrak.com.
Black River Coliseum POPLAR BLUFF
573-686-8001, 301 S. Fifth St. A 115,000-
square-foot facility that houses concerts,
sporting events, family shows, trade shows,
conventions, banquets and other events. See
website for schedule. Year-round.
www.BlackRiverColiseum.com.
Margaret Harwell Art Museum POPLAR BLUFF
573-686-8002, 421 N. Main St. The city-
owned museum is a Victorian era home built in
1883 by T.H. Moore and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. It offers a
program of traveling exhibits, art classes and
educational programs for children. Year-round.
Free admission. www.mham.org.
Markham Springs Recreation Area POPLAR
BLUFF 573-785-1475. Located along the Black
River, the area is named for former owner M.J.
Markham, who built the present wheel house to
produce electricity. Six springs flow into a two-
acre pond, producing 5 million gallons of water
daily. Camping and water, May 1–Oct. 1.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/markham_springs.
Moark Regional Railroad Museum POPLAR
BLUFF 573-785-4539, 303 Moran St. This
museum, in the historic 1928 Frisco Depot, is
dedicated to preserving the railroad history of
Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. It
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Alton Alton Motel 401 Market St. • 417-778-6208 $–$$ • •

Alton Cottage Overnight Lodging 401 Hall St. • 417-270-0782 $ •
Black Koinania Cottages and Cabin 1231 County Road 66 •
573-269-4544
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Bourbon Hinch Creek Cottages 737 Cottage Lane • 573-732-5597 $$–
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Bourbon Meramec Farm Cabins and Trail Riding 208 Thickety
Ford Road • 573-732-4765
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Burfordville Crystal Lake Retreat 470 Crystal Lane • 573-243-8397 $$$
Cabool Americas Best Value Inn and Suites–Cabool 104 S.
Route 181 • 417-962-5888
$$ • •

Cape Girardeau Candlewood Suites–Cape Girardeau 485 Mt. Auburn
Road • 573-334-6868
$$–$$$ • • •

Cape Girardeau Drury Lodge–Cape Girardeau 104 S. Vantage Drive •
573-334-7151
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Cape Girardeau Drury Suites–Cape Girardeau 3303 Campster Drive •
573-339-9500
$$$ • • • • •

Cape Girardeau Hampton Inn–Cape Girardeau 103 Cape West
Parkway • 573-651-3000
$$$ • • • •

Cape Girardeau Holiday Inn Express–Cape Girardeau 3253 William
St. • 573-334-4491
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Cape Girardeau Pear Tree Inn by Drury–Cape Girardeau 3248 William
St. • 573-334-3000
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Cape Girardeau Relax Inn–Cape Girardeau 200 Morgan Oak St. •
573-334-4431
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Cape Girardeau Super 8–Cape Girardeau 2011 N. Kingshighway •
573-339-0808
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Cape Girardeau Victorian Inn and Suites Cape Girardeau 3265
William St. • 800-331-0445
$$–$$$ • • • •

Cherryville Fair Winds Cabins 123 Route 49 • 573-743-6200 $$$–
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Cook Station High Adventure Ranch 263 Route YY • 877-858-3481 $$–$$$ • •
Cuba Best Western Cuba Inn 246 Route P • 573-885-7707 $$ • • •

Cuba Fox Springs Lodge 2274 Route KK • 800-872-7999 $$ • •
Cuba The Historic Wagon Wheel Motel 901 E. Washington
St. • 573-885-3411
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Cuba Motel 6 97 Ozark Drive • 573-885-0100 $$ • • • •

Cuba Super 8 Motel 28 Route P • 573-885-2087 $$–$$$ • • •

Dexter Country Hearth Inn–Dexter 913 S. Outer Road •
573-624-7400
$–$$ • • •
Dexter Dexter Inn 1807 W. Business 60 • 573-624-7465 $$ • • • •
Dexter Hickory House Inn–Dexter 1802 N. Outer Road •
573-624-3566
$ • • • • •
Dexter Oak Tree Inn–Dexter 1608 W. Business 60 •
573-624-5800
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Doniphan Current River Inn 109 Smith Drive • 573-996-2101 $$ •
Doniphan Days Inn at Current River 100 Oak Tree Village •
573-996-2400
$$–$$$ • • • •

Doniphan Southern Comfort Cabins and RV Resort HC 5 Box
29 • 573-785-6483
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Duke Richco LLC River Services and Vacation Lodging
10980 Western Road • 573-435-6555
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East Prairie Bell’s Grade Inn and Suites 313 E. Main • 573-649-3112 $–$$
East Prairie Country Log Cabins 305 N. Martin Ave. • 573-233-4273 $$
LODGING
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
See pages 104–108 for lodging facilities at state parks.
contains a 30-foot model train layout, a train
shop, two cabooses and a baggage/mail car.
Donations accepted. www.MoarkRail.org.
Bell Mountain Wilderness POTOSI
573-438-5427. This 9,027-acre wilderness is
part of St. Francis Mountains, one of the oldest
landforms in North America. Hike or horseback
ride on the primitive, 12-mile loop trail,
which features scenic views. Year-round.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/bell_mtn_wilderness.
Berryman Recreation Area POTOSI
573-438-5427, County Road 207. Camping,
picnic areas, hiking; no drinking water available.
Starting point for Berryman portion of Ozark
Trail. Offers 24 miles of scenic Ozark
countryside and open for hiking, equestrian
and mountain biking. Year-round.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/berryman_rec_area.
Council Bluffs Recreation Area POTOSI
573-438-5427. Camping, swimming, a
beach, fishing and hiking. May 1–Oct. 15.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/council_bluff_rec.
Hughes Mountain Natural Area POTOSI
636-441-4554, Cedar Creek Road. Hughes
Mountain Natural Area is an amazing stop for
anyone with an appreciation of nature, geology
or simply a breathtaking view. The Precambrian
rock outcrops on Hughes Mountain are among
the oldest exposed rocks in the United States.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
SayersBrook Bison Ranch POTOSI
573-438-4449, 11820 SayersBrook Road. An
unforgettably exciting experience awaits you at
this magnificent working ranch in the
Ozarks. Enjoy the mystery and bison history
tours; ranch video; feed bison; lunch at a
beautiful lake; boat rides; and shopping in a
country store. Tours: April–November. Tours
$12.50; ages 11 and younger, $6.50.
www.Sayersbrook.com.
Duck Creek Conservation Area PUXICO
573-290-5730, Route 51. This area contains
2,400 acres of wetland. It also contains forest
and some cropland. Facilities include four boat
ramps, boat rentals, a boat dock, primitive
camping, six fishing jetties and an
1,800-acre lake. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Indian Hills Winery PUXICO
573-222-3709, 9625 County Road 250.
Sample our wines. Enjoy our food on the
deck overlooking the vineyard. Live music
on Sat., May–October. Open Fri., 3 p.m.–
7 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Indian
Hills is north of Puxico; see website for
directions and schedules. March–Dec. 24.
Free admission. www.IndianHillsWinery.com.
Log Cabin Library PUXICO 573-222-3855,
201 Hickman St. The library features all original
log construction. The log cabin is still used as a
library, having originally opened for that
purpose in the late 1930s. Free admission.
PuxicoPublicLibrary.lib.mo.us.
Puxico Murals PUXICO 573-222-3855, 100
W. Richardson Ave. Murals of different events in
the history of Puxico are located at different
points in the downtown region.
Golden Hills Trail Rides RAYMONDVILLE
417-457-6222, 19546 Golden Drive. Miles of
trails on 5,100 acres of privately owned ranch
land, with clear streams, forest, bluffs, caves,
valleys and open ranges. Riding for all skill
levels. Lodging and camping available. Year-
round. www.GoldenHills.com.
Paddy Creek Recreation Area ROBY
573-364-4621, Route 17. Campgrounds, picnic
areas, a one-mile hiking trail and a trailhead to
Ozark Trail through Paddy Creek Wilderness.
April–December. Free. www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/
marktwain/recreation/sites/paddy_creek_rec_area.
Paddy Creek Wilderness–Big Piney Trail ROBY
573-364-4621, Route 17. Bike or horseback
ride in this area. The 18-mile trail crosses the
river; use proper footwear. From Roby, go two
miles north on Route 17; right on gravel road,
past campground sign for six miles, then right on
Forest Road 22 for two miles. Year-round. Free.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/big_piney_trail.
Blue Bonnet Special Steam Locomotive
Engine ROLLA

573-364-4278, 16th and
Walnut streets. One of only 30 1,500-series
engines built in 1923 for the Frisco Railroad.
The locomotive has an oil-fired, 4,500-gallon
boiler. The engine weighs 350,000 pounds.
Year-round. Free. www.RollaCity.org/parks.
The Dillon House ROLLA

573-364-5977,
Third and Main streets. Built in 1857 with 18-
foot-long hand-hewn logs, this was the first
Phelps County Courthouse. Today it is
furnished with artifacts of that era. Seasonal/by
appointment. Free/donations accepted.
pchsmuseums@yahoo.com.
Lane Spring Recreation Area ROLLA
573-364-4621. Thirteen miles south of Rolla on
the Little Piney River. Picnic area, pavilions,
hiking trails, camping, Wild Trout Management
Area and a shady overlook that’s a favorite
wedding spot. March–October. Free.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/lane_springs.
Leach Theatre ROLLA 573-341-4219, 401 W.
10th St. Located in Castleman Hall on the
campus of Missouri University of Science and
Technology. World-class productions and
concerts; hosting an average of 100 events per
academic year. See our website for schedules
and ticket information. August–May. $5–$50.
LeachTheatre.mst.edu.
Mark Twain National Forest ROLLA

573-364-4621, 401 Fairgrounds Road. The forest
covers 1.5 million acres of Ozark highlands in
southern and central Missouri. Great plant and
animal diversity. Old mountains, springs, caves
and barren glades. Hiking, riding trails, fishing,
motorcycle and ATV trails. Year-round. Free.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain.
Mineral Museum ROLLA

573-341-4616, 125
McNutt Hall. Mineral displays from the 1904 St.
Louis World’s Fair. Also, donated minerals from
alumni and friends. Open Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–
5 p.m. Year-round. Free.
Missouri S&T Experimental Mine ROLLA

573-341-6406, Bridge School Road. A complex
of underground mines and quarries, developed
for teaching and research in mine engineering,
was founded in 1921. The mine, with exhibits of
old mining equipment, offers daily tours by
appointment. Call two weeks ahead to arrange
a tour. Year-round. Free.
Missouri S&T Stonehenge ROLLA
573-341-4111, Bishop Ave. This half-scale replica
of Stonehenge was created at the Missouri
University of Science and Technology using
water-jet technology. Year-round. Free.
Ozark Actors Theatre ROLLA 573-364-9523,
701 N. Cedar St. A professional theater offering
three productions during the summer, a holiday
show in November, and other events throughout
the year. We feature professional actors, but our
company includes college students as well as
local talent. June–August and November. $18.
www.OzarkActorsTheatre.org.
Phelps County Courthouse ROLLA

573-364-5977, 305 W. Third St. Built prior to
the Civil War, the courthouse was used as a
hospital and a hay storage space for horses
during the Civil War. The building houses
several museums, including a military museum
and vintage clothing museum. Seasonal/by
appointment. Free/donations accepted.
pchsmuseums@yahoo.com.
SplashZone Water Park and The Centre
ROLLA 573-341-2386, 14th and Holloway
streets. A children’s water playground, two giant
water slides, large vortex and more. The
recreation facility offers an indoor pool, fitness
area, basketball courts, tennis courts and more.
In Ber Juan Park, part of Rolla city park system.
www.RollaCity.org/centre.
Sprouting Up–Natural Baby Store ROLLA
217-778-7599, 12245 County Road 3290. We
offer natural baby items including modern cloth
diapers (Bum Genius, Happy Heiny), baby
carriers (Ergo, Babyhawk), Klean Kanteens and
wooden HABA toys. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m.–
5 p.m. www.SproutingUp.com.
USDA Mark Twain National Forest
Headquarters ROLLA 573-364-4621, 401
Fairgrounds Road. Mark Twain National Forest
covers 1.5 million acres in 29 counties. Known
for rivers and trails, the forest has diverse
plants, animals, springs, barren glades and
Ozark hills. Hiking, riding trails, fishing and two
motorcycle and ATV trails. Year-round. Free.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain.
Akers Ferry Canoe Rental SALEM
800-333-5628, HCR 81 Box 90. Open for canoe
rentals all year. Float trips range from two
hours to seven days. Experience the Current
River during each season. Located 19 miles
south of Salem. Canoeing and fishing are good
year-round. www.CurrentRiverCanoe.com.
Bo’s Hollow SALEM 573-548-2429, 22516
Bo’s Hollow Lane. This 1930s-style village has
a fully functional service station, a feed and
hardware store, post office and a restoration
barn. Visitors can take a ride in a Model A and
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have a picnic lunch near Ashley Creek.
Thu.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. March–October. Free
admission; fee for Model A rides, barn tours.
www.BoHollow.com.
Current River Canoe Rental SALEM
800-435-5050, HCR 62 Box 375. Canoe, kayak,
raft and tube on the Current River. Located off
Route 19 on Route EE, at Pulltite Campground.
Shuttles, camping and showers available. Group
rates offered. April–September. wwww.Current-
River.com.
Dent County Museum SALEM
573-247-7899, 400 N. Pershing Ave. This home
is filled with Ozark history. The home was built
in 1895 and has all the original woodwork. The
first two floors are furnished as they would
have been when the house was built. The third
floor houses special collections. Memorial
Day–Oct. 31. abssales1@earthlink.net.
Indian Trail Conservation Area Fish
Hatchery SALEM 573-729-3182, Route 19.
This area covers 13,503 acres in northeast Dent
County and is located between Salem and
Steelville. The entrance to the area is off Route
19. The area is mostly forested, but also
includes a 350-acre warm-water fish hatchery.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Loggers Lake Campground SALEM
573-729-6656, Forest Road 2193. Camping,
picnic areas, swimming, two boat ramps for
electric motors and barrier-free fishing pier.
Campground open April 12–Oct. 30. Day-use
area open year-round. Located about seven
miles southwest of Bunker. Year-round.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/loggers_lake.
Montauk Fish Hatchery SALEM
573-548-2585, Route 119. Located on the
headwaters of the Current River. Features
include five fishing jetties, two springs
(Montauk Springs, Bluff Springs), Montauk Lake
(five acres), picnic areas, shelter houses,
camping, hiking trails, a motel and dining.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center
SALEM 573-729-0029, 202 S. Main St. A
center for information on the nature and culture
of the area, most of the information supplied
here comes at no charge. Local and touring
exhibits are featured at various times. Year-
round. Free admission. www.oncrc.org.
Round Spring Canoe Rental SALEM
573-858-3260, HC 62 Box 360. Canoe and tube
rentals on the Current River in the Ozark
National Scenic Riverways. Located at Jason
Place Campground; two miles from the Current
River. Year-round. www.CurrentRiverCanoe.com.
Running River Campground and Canoe
Rental SALEM 800-226-6394, HC 62 Box
368. Canoe, kayak and raft rental on the
Current River. Convenience store sells camping
supplies, food, drinks, gas and diesel fuel. Float
trips from one to seven days. Group discounts.
RV and tent sites. Year-round, with reservations.
www.RunningRiverCanoe.com.
Salem Farmers Market SALEM
573-729-6983, 200 S. Main St. A paved,
covered marketplace where local farmers and
other food producers offer their items. Tue.,
3 p.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 a.m.–noon.
May–September. Free admission.
sacba@salemmo.com.
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East Prairie Grace Inn 127 Baker Lane • 573-649-5616 $–$$ • •

East Prairie Prairie Lodge 100 N. Lincoln • 573-683-0026 $–$$ •
East Prairie Ranchero Guest House 219 N. Lincoln • 573-649-3338 $–$$ •
East Prairie Scott’s Guest House 904 W. Washington • 573-649-5205 $$
Ellington The Last Resort 59962 Route 21 • 573-663-3623 $$$–
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Ellington Scenic Rivers Motel 525 N. Second St. • 573-663-7722 $–$$

Eminence Coldwater Ranch Resort HCR 3 Box 55 • 573-226-2222 $–$$$$
Eminence Crystal Creek Ranch HCR 3 Box 55 • 573-226-2222 $–$$$$
Eminence Discovery Ministries Christian Family Resort HC 3
Box 32 • 866-307-1947
$–$$ • •

Eminence Rivers Edge Resort 100 Tom Akers Road •
573-226-3233
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Eminence Riverside Motel and Cabins 511 N. Main •
573-226-3291
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Eminence Round Spring Retreat 1 County Road 225 •
573-858-9225
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Eminence Shady Lane Cabins and Motel 509 N. Main St. •
573-226-3893
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Eminence Shady Lane Motel 509 N. Route 19 • 573-226-3893 $–$$$ •
Eminence Shawnee Creek Cottages 2156 Route 106 • 573-226-5295 $$–$$$

Farmington Days Inn–Farmington 1400 W. Liberty, at Route 67 •
573-756-8951
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Fredericktown Madison Inn Lodge 730 Madison Plaza Drive •
573-783-2500
$–$$ • • • •

Greenville Holliday Landing Resort HCR 1 Box 46 • 573-224-3430 $–$$ •
Hayti Drury Inn–Hayti 1317 Route 84 • 573-359-2702 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Houston Southern Inn–Houston 1493 S. Route 63 • 417-967-4591 $$ • •
Ironton Cottages on Stouts Creek 11178 Route 72 •
573-546-1182
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Ironton Shepherd Mountain Inn 1321 N. Route 21 •
573-546-7418
$–$$ • •
Jackson Comfort Suites–Jackson 2904 Old Orchard Road •
573-204-0014
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Jackson Drury Inn–Jackson 225 Drury Lane • 573-243-9200 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Jackson Town House Inn 517 E. Jackson Blvd. • 573-243-3577 $$ • •

Jadwin Hidden Haven Cabin 13501 Route K • 573-729-7065 $$$ •
Leasburg Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort 200 Ozark Outdoor
Lane • 800-888-0023
$–$$$$ • • • •

Lesterville Bearcat Mountain Cabins and Lodge 8933 County Rd.
364 • 888-356-2844
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Lesterville Black River Family Motel Route 21 and Ridge Road •
573-637-2600
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Lesterville Hummingbird Hideaway 2928 County Road 342 •
573-637-2050
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Lesterville Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Cabins 148 Taum Sauk
Trail • 573-546-2450
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Lesterville Log Cabin Inn Route 21 and Log Cabin Inn •
573-637-2274
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LODGING
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
See pages 104–108 for lodging facilities at state parks.
Silver Arrow Canoe Rental SALEM
800-333-6040, HC 62 Box 164. Canoe, kayak
and raft rentals on the upper Current River.
National Park Service concessionaire in the
Ozark National Scenic Riverways. April–
October. www.SilverArrowCanoe.com.
Sligo 1880 United Methodist Church and
School SALEM 573-743-6316, 1721 County
Road 448. The church, built in 1880, and the
adjacent school retain their wooden interiors.
The school is now used as a community
building; the church still operates. Call to
schedule a tour. Located 15 miles north of
Salem, off of Route 19. Donations accepted.
sligoviv@misn.com.
Sutton Bluff Motorcycle and ATV Area
SALEM 573-729-6656, Forest Service office
at 1301 S. Main St. Offers 23 miles of
ATV/motorcycle riding trails. The area also
offers swimming, camping and hiking with
access to Ozark Trail. Permit required. Year-
round. www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/
recreation/sites/current_river.
Wild River Canoe Rental SALEM
573-858-3260, HCR 62 Box 260. Canoe and
tube rentals on the Current River in the Ozark
National Scenic Riverways; located at Jason
Place Campground; two miles from the Current
River. Year-round. www.CurrentRiverCanoe.com.
The Columns SIKESTON 573-471-6362, 501
N. New Madrid St. These six pillars stand as a
monument to the city’s religious heritage and
the First Methodist Church, which was erected
in 1879 and destroyed by fire in 1968. Available
for viewing 24 hours a day.
Cotton Country Mural SIKESTON
573-471-6362, 101 W. Front St. This mural
celebrates the agricultural heritage of Sikeston
and the surrounding area. It can be viewed 24
hours a day.
Cotton Planting Mural SIKESTON
573-471-6362, 102 N. Kingshighway. This
mural showcases the importance of cotton
and agriculture in the Sikeston area. Available
for viewing 24 hours a day.
Flyway Hunting Club SIKESTON
573-472-4140, 702 Pine St. September–January.
www.FlywayHuntingClub.com.
Harvey Park Air Base and Veterans Park
SIKESTON 573-471-6362, 1400 Linn St.
Anticipating WWII, General Hap Arnold planned
Harvey Parks Air Base of Sikeston. Activated in
1940, the base served as a flight training school
for pilots entering the U.S. Army Air Corps. The
base is now the Sikeston Municipal Airport.
Lambert’s Café SIKESTON 573-471-4261,
2305 E. Malone St. One of Missouri’s most
entertaining eateries, this restaurant offers a
festive atmosphere, mule-ish decor, massive
portions and flying food. Year-round.
www.ThrowedRolls.com.
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Licking Boiling Springs Resort–Licking 15750 Route BB •
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Licking Scenic Rivers Inn 209 S. Route 63 • 573-674-4809 $$ • • • •

Marston Super 8–Marston 501 SE Outer Road • 573-643-9888 $$–$$$ • •

Miner Best Western Coach House Inn–Sikeston 220 S.
Interstate Drive • 573-471-9700
$$ • • • •
Miner Days Inn–Sikeston 1330 S. Main St. • 573-471-3930 $$–$$$ •

Miner Holiday Inn Express–Sikeston 120 S. Interstate Drive •
573-481-9500
$$–$$$ •

Patterson Sam A. Baker State Park–Cabins Route 143 •
573-856-4223
$$–
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Piedmont Sunset Point Resort at Clearwater Lake 977 County
Road 418 • 573-223-7840
$$–$$$ •
Pilot Knob Fort Davidson Motel 310 S. McCune • 573-546-7427 $$ • • •
Poplar Bluff Bullwinkle’s Rustic Lodge and RV Park 399 Route T •
573-778-3835
$$–$$$ • •

Poplar Bluff Drury Inn–Poplar Bluff 2220 N. Westwood Blvd. •
573-686-2451
$$–$$$ • • • • • •

Poplar Bluff Holiday Inn–Poplar Bluff 2781 N. Westwood Blvd. •
573-776-1200
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Portageville Pattie’s Motel 903 N. Route 61 • 573-379-5461 $ •
Potosi YMCA Trout Lodge 13528 Route AA • 573-438-2154 $$–
$$$$
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Raymondville Golden Hills Trail Rides and Resort 19546 Golden
Drive • 417-457-6222
$–$$ • • •
Rolla America’s Best Inn–Rolla 1201 Kingshighway •
573-364-4156
$–$$ • • •
Rolla Baymont Inn and Suites–Rolla 1801 Martin Springs
Drive • 573-364-7000
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Rolla Best Western Coachlight–Rolla 1403 Martin Springs
Drive • 573-341-2511
$$ • • • •

Rolla Drury Inn–Rolla 2006 N. Bishop Ave. • 573-364-4000 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Rolla Hampton Inn–Rolla 2201 N. Bishop Ave. • 573-308-1060 $$–$$$ • •

Salem Holiday Inn Express–Salem 1200 S. Main St. •
573-729-4700
$$–$$$ • • • •

Salem Montauk State Park Lodging 345 County Road 6670 •
573-548-2434
$$–$$$ • •

Salem River Birch Lane Bed and Breakfast 1680 County
Road 6160 • 573-729-6965
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Salem Whitmire Inn 1101 N. Main St. • 573-729-7221 $$$ •
Sikeston Best Western Coach House Inn and Suites–Sikeston
220 S. Interstate Drive • 573-471-9700
$$–$$$ • •

Sikeston Comfort Inn and Suites–Sikeston 109 Matthews
Lane • 573-472-0197
$$–$$$ •

Sikeston Country Hearth Inn 100 Matthews Lane • 573-472-4400 $–$$ •

Sikeston Days Inn–Sikeston 1330 S. Main St. • 573-471-3930 $$ • • •

Sikeston Drury Inn and Suites 2608 E. Malone Ave. •
573-472-2299
$$–$$$ • • • • • •

Sikeston Holiday Inn Express–Sikeston 120 S. Interstate Drive •
573-481-9500
$$$ • • • •

Sikeston Motel 6–Sikeston 110 S. Interstate Drive • 573-471-7400 $–$$ •

LODGING
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
See pages 104–108 for lodging facilities at state parks.
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Sikeston Pear Tree Inn by Drury–Sikeston 2602 E. Malone •
573-471-4100
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Sikeston Super 8 Motel–Sikeston 2609 E. Malone Ave. •
573-471-7944
$–$$

Sikeston Thrifty Inn 2602 Rear E. Malone • 573-471-4100 $–$$ • • •

St. James Economy Inn–St. James 102 N. Outer Road •
573-265-3256
$–$$ • •
St. James Finn’s Motel 777 Grover St. • 573-265-7200 $ • • •
St. James Lost Creek Ranch and Guest Cabins County
Rd. 3600 • 573-263-3890
$$–$$$ •

Ste. Genevieve Microtel Inn–Ste. Genevieve 21958 Route 32 •
573-883-8884
$$ • •

Steelville ArdPark Cabins 184 Route Y • 866-914-4702 $$$ •
Steelville Bass’ River Resort 204 Butts Road • 800-392-3700 $–$$$ • • •
Steelville Cobblestone Lodge 52 Cobblestone Lane •
800-453-6002
$$ • • •

Steelville High Adventure Ranch 263 Route YY • 877-858-3481 $$–$$$ •
Steelville Huzzah Valley Resort 970 E. Route 8 • 800-367-4516 $–$$$$ • •

Steelville Murphy’s Place 1647 Route T • 573-259-9309 $$$–
$$$$
LODGING
Sikeston Depot SIKESTON 573-481-9967,
116 W. Malone St. The Depot’s art gallery has
changing displays by different artists in a
variety of mediums. Various Depot Museum
displays, rotating and permanent, detail the
history of Sikeston and the region. Tue.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Free
admission. www.SikestonDepot.org.
Sikeston Race Park SIKESTON
573-620-6409, County Road 449. Race
enthusiasts will find a variety of racing action at
Sikeston Race Park, with events held Saturday
from May–November. Visit the website for a
schedule. Gate/pit, $10; ages 5–10, $5; younger
than 5 free. www.SikestonRacePark.com.
Heinrichshaus Vineyard and Winery ST.
JAMES 573-265-5000, 18500 Route U. This
winery specializes in producing dry wines made
from French hybrid and American Indian grape
varieties. Closed Wednesdays. Year-round.
www.Heinrichshaus.com.
Maramec Spring Park ST. JAMES 573-265-7124,
320 S. Bourbeuse. Encompassing 1,860 acres, the
park includes a cafe, general store, camping,
wildlife viewing, picnicking, shelters and trout
fishing. Maramec Spring is Missouri’s fifth largest
spring. The park, a Registered Natural Landmark,
is privately owned. Year-round. $4 per car/$20
per bus. www.MaramecSpringPark.com/
maramec/index.html.
Meramec Vineyards Winery ST. JAMES

573-265-7847, 600 Route B. Visitors enjoy
sampling a selection of locally produced wines
and grape juices. Browse the gift shop, filled
with wine-related items and original artwork by
local artists. The Bistro serves lunch daily.
Bocce court available. Year-round.
www.MeramecVineyards.com.
Missouri Veterans Home ST. JAMES

573-265-3271, 620 N. Jefferson. One of 90 state
veterans homes in the United States. This
facility includes a memorial site and
soldiers memorial. Year-round. Free.
www.MVC.dps.mo.gov.
Old Route 66 in St. James ST. JAMES

573-265-3899, This is the first divided
boulevard on historic Route 66 in Missouri.
Drive east on Route KK through St. James or
drive west on the North Outer Road. Year-
round. Free. www.StJamesMissouri.org.
St. James Winery ST. JAMES

800-280-9463,
540 Sidney St. Sample our award-winning wines
and juices. Tasting room open: Mon.–Sat.,
8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. (winter
hours, close at 6 p.m.) Free tours hourly,
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Picnic area available.
www.StJamesWinery.com.
Three Squirrels Winery ST. JAMES
573-265-7742, 17301 State Route B. A winery
and art gallery. Complimentary tastings of
wines, ranging from dry to sweet, a selection of
cheeses, salami, crackers and snacks. Wine
available by the bottle/glass. Fri., 1 p.m.–
5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–
5 p.m. www.ThreeSquirrelsWinery.com.
Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory
Outlet ST. JAMES 866-444-9004, No. 3
Industrial Drive. The world’s first Vacuum
Cleaner Museum, which is located on the
uniquely American “Mother Road,” Route 66.
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Woodson K. Woods Conservation Area ST.
JAMES 573-368-2225, Route 8. This
conservation area, located off Route 8 near St.
James, is one of the most scenic state-owned
properties in Missouri. Features include a gravel
bar boat launch and two permanent streams.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Bolduc House Museum STE. GENEVIEVE
573-883-3105, 125 S. Main St. Experience 18th
century French-Colonial Missouri at the circa
1792 Bolduc House museum; the 1830s
LeMeilleur House gallery; and the Linden
House. Mon.–Thu., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fri., 10
a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–
4 p.m. $5; student ID, $2, younger than 6, free.
www.BolducHouse.com.
Cave Vineyard Winery STE. GENEVIEVE
573-543-5284, 21124 Cave Road. Tasting room,
sales and outdoor pavilion; a saltpeter cave is
located under the tasting room. Visit this
natural cave wine cellar. Bring your own picnic,
or purchase one here. Daily, April–November,
10 a.m.–6 p.m.; December–March, 10 a.m.–
5 p.m. Free admission. www.CaveVineyard.com.
Charleville Microbrewery and Winery STE.
GENEVIEVE 573-756-4537, 16937 Boyd Road.
Offering a variety of hand-crafted beers. Enjoy
them in a rustic setting with some of the best
views in Ste. Genevieve County. Charleville is
off the beaten path, in a country setting. There
is indoor and outdoor patio seating available.
www.CharlevilleVineyard.com.
Chaumette Vineyards and Winery STE.
GENEVIEVE 573-747-1000, 24345 Route WW.
This winery sits amid magnificent rolling hills.
Sample several award-winning, handcrafted
wines. Take in scenic views or, in winter, relax
by the fire. Live entertainment outdoors,
weather permitting. Restaurant and pool-side
cafe on-site. www.Chaumette.com.
Crown Valley Winery STE. GENEVIEVE
866-207-9463, 23589 Route WW. Offering
winery tours, wine tasting, a banquet facility, a
deli and a gift shop on 600 acres, with 200
acres of vineyards. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Splendid architectural features. Live music
Saturdays and Sundays, May–October. Free
admission. www.CrownValleyWinery.com.
La Dee Marie Bed and Breakfast Murder
Mystery Parties STE. GENEVIEVE 573-883-
2232, 403 Jefferson St. Private role-playing
parties for six to eight people. The mystery
begins in the evening and is solved over
breakfast. Includes snacks, refreshments,
dessert, overnight stay and breakfast. Book at
least four weeks in advance. Year-round. $75
per person. www.LaDeeMarie.com.
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Steelville Westover Farms 546 Route BB • 573-743-6284 $$$–
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Steelville Wildwood Spring Guest Houses 125 Grand Drive •
573-775-2400
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Thayer Mammoth Spring Lodge Hotel Rt 1, Box 1070, Route
63 • 417-264-3888
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Thayer Spring River Homestead 111 Best Circle • 417-270-1734 $$$ • •
Van Buren Big Spring Road Motel HCR 1 Box 48 • 573-323-8128 $–$$$ •
Van Buren Rosecliff Lodge at the Landing 110 Front St. •
573-323-8156
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Wappapello Barrett’s Resort and Marina HC 4 Box 4020 •
573-222-8571
$$–$$$ •
West Plains Best Western Grand Villa 220 Jan Howard
Expressway • 800-391-3977
$$–$$$ • • • •

West Plains Regency Inn and Suites–West Plains 1301 Preacher
Roe Blvd. • 417-256-8191
$$ • • • • •

West Plains Ridge Crest Plaza Inn and Suites 2105 Porter
Wagoner Blvd. • 877-256-5912
$–$$ • • •
West Plains Super 8–West Plains 1210 Porter Wagoner Blvd. •
417-256-8088
$$ • •

West Plains West Plains Motel 505 Porter Wagoner Blvd. •
417-256-4105
$–$$ • •
Williamsville Lake Wappapello State Park Cabins Route 172 •
573-297-3232
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LODGING
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
See pages 104–108 for lodging facilities at state parks.
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Bridgeton
Brookfield
Cameron
Carthage
Cuba
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Foristell
Hannibal
Independence
Jefferson City
Joplin
Kansas City (2)
Lebanon
Mexico
Moberly
Neosho
Platte City
Rolla
Saint Joseph
Saint Louis (2)
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Sedalia
Sikeston
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La Maison de Guibourd STE. GENEVIEVE
573-883-7544, 1 N. Fourth St. This authentic
1806 home, a National Register Historic Site in
the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Landmark
District, features French-Colonial America
architecture, displays, furnishings and gardens.
From I-55, take Exit 150. Year-round. $4; ages
55+, $3.50; ages 18 and younger, $2.
HistoricSteGen.org/guibourd.html.
Old Louisiana Academy STE. GENEVIEVE
573-535-0206, 201 N. Fifth St. Visit the first
school west of the Mississippi, built in 1808.
See where the Christian Brothers began
teaching in the U.S., at King Louis XVIII’s
request, in 1818. Open year-round by
appointment only. Free admission.
www.OldLouisianaAcademy.com.
Sainte Genevieve Winery STE. GENEVIEVE
800-398-1298, 245 Merchant St. Enjoy wine
tasting and picnicking under the grape arbor.
Located in a circa 1900 house, renovated with
Queen Anne decor. In the historic district of
Ste. Genevieve, on the Mississippi River.
Offering 22 grape and fruit wines.
www.SainteGenevieveWinery.com.
The Spa at Chaumette STE. GENEVIEVE
573-915-5990, 10 Village at Chaumette Drive.
This spa offers body wraps and scrubs,
customized facials, individual and couples
massage and other services. Year-round.
www.Chaumette.com.
Studio de Michel STE. GENEVIEVE
573-883-3783, 185 Market St. Stop in for an art
exhibit, to get local art information or to pick
up a copy of a book about the art colony
headquartered in Ste. Genevieve in the 1930s.
Free admission. Studio.Typetching.com.
Adventure Outdoors Canoe and Raft Rental
STEELVILLE 800-324-2674, 247 Thurman Lake
Road. Canoe, raft, kayak and jonboat rentals,
and basic riverfront campsites with electricity
and water are offered. Fish for smallmouth bass
or trout. Camp store. Float past Meramec
Spring and end up at your campsite. Year-
round. www.AdventureOutdoorCanoeing.com.
Green’s Canoe Rental and Campground
STEELVILLE 800-815-6721, 724 W. Route 8.
Float through trophy trout and bass waters on
the upper Meramec River. RV sites available.
Year-round. www.GreensCanoeRental.com.
High Adventure Ranch STEELVILLE
877-858-3481, 263 Route YY.
www.HighAdventureRanch.com.
Huzzah Conservation Area STEELVILLE
573-468-3335, Route 8. The area consists of
more than 6,000 acres of rugged forest terrain
in prime Ozark country. The Meramec River and
Huzzah and Courtois creeks draw many visitors
for their outstanding beauty. Part of the Ozark
Trail runs through the area. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Huzzah Valley Quarter Horses STEELVILLE
573-786-8412, 970 E. Route 8. This ranch
specializes in raising, training and riding high-
performance roping, reined cow horses and
cutting horses. March thru October. $23–$37.
www.HuzzahValleyQuarterHorses.com.
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Alton Hufstedlers Canoe Rental and Guide Service
417-778-6116
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Annapolis Big Creek RV Park 573-598-1064 • • • • • • • •
Arcadia Marble Creek Recreation Area Campground
573-438-5427
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Belgrade Wild Boar Campground–Council Bluff Lake
Recreation Area 573-766-5765
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Bonne Terre St. Francois State Park Campgrounds 573-358-2173 • • • • • • • •

Bunker Loggers Lake Campground 573-729-6656 • • • •
Cape Girardeau Cape Camping and RV Park–Cape Girardeau
800-335-1178
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Caulfield Riverside Canoe Rental Campground 417-284-3043 • • • • • • •
Davisville Red Bluff Recreation Area Campgrounds
573-743-6042
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Dexter WildWood RV Park 573-624-6214 • • •
Doniphan Rocky River Resort 800-748-7672 • • • • • • • • •
Duke Rich’s Last Resort Campground 573-435-6660 • • • • • • • •
Duke Wilderness Ridge Resort 573-435-6767 • • • • • • • • •
Eminence Alley Spring Campground 573-323-4236 • • • • • • • •
Eminence Circle B Campground and Canoe Rental 573-226-3618 • • • • • • • • •
Eminence Eminence Canoes, Cottages and Camp 800-723-1387 • • • • • •
Eminence Jacks Fork Canoe Rental and Campground
800-522-5736
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Eminence Riverside Motel and Cabins 573-226-3291 • • • • • • • •
Eminence Round Spring Campground–National Park Service
573-323-4236
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Eminence Shady Lane Cabins and Motel 573-226-3893 • • • • • •
Eminence Two Rivers Campground–National Park Service
573-323-4236
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Fredericktown Silver Mines Recreation Area Campgrounds
573-783-3769
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Hartshorn Grapevine Hollow 417-932-1281 • • • • • •
Ironton Shepherd Mountain RV Park 573-546-7418 • • • • • •
Ironton Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Campground
573-546-2450
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Jackson Cherokee Hills Campground 573-204-7910 • • • • •
Jackson Trail of Tears State Park Campgrounds 573-290-5268 • • • • • •

Jadwin Big Rock Candy Mountain Campground and Cabins
877-932-4440
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Jadwin Jadwin Canoe Rental and Campgrounds 800-937-4837 • • • • • •
Leasburg Onondaga Cave State Park Campground 573-245-6576 • • • • • • • •

Leasburg Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort 800-888-0023 • • • • • • • • • •

Lesterville Bearcat Getaway Campgrounds 573-637-2264 • • • • • • • • •
Lesterville Franklin Floats-Canoe and Kayak Rental 573-637-2205 • • • • • •
Lesterville Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Campground
573-546-2450
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Lesterville Parks Bluff Campground 573-637-2290 • • • • • • • •
Lesterville Rivers Edge Camping 573-637-2422 • • • • • • • •
Lesterville Twin Rivers Landing 573-637-2274 • • • • • • • • • •
Mountain View Twin Pines Campground 888-686-8776 • • • • • • • •
Huzzah Valley Resort STEELVILLE
800-367-4516, 970 E. Route 8. Canoe, raft,
kayak or tube on the Huzzah, Courtois and
Meramec rivers. Offers 2.5 miles of riverfront
camping. RV hookups, cabins, a motel and two
farmhouses on-site. Horseback riding and
hayrides available. Year-round.
www.HuzzahValley.com.
Meramec Music Theatre STEELVILLE
573-775-5999, 26 W. Route 8. Musical variety
shows feature country, top professional gospel,
bluegrass and oldies music, with a dose of
comedy tossed in. See website for schedules.
March–December. $18; age 55+, $17; younger
than 13, $9. www.misn.com/mmt.
Peaceful Bend Winery STEELVILLE
573-775-3000, 1942 Route T. Tasting room and
covered deck. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the
deck. Hike to the Meramec River for a secluded
retreat. Located four miles northwest of
Steelville. Live music many weekends. Open
daily, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Free admission.
www.PeacefulBend.com.
The Rafting Company RV Resort STEELVILLE
800-426-7238, 95 McCormick Road. Resort
offering rafts, canoes, kayaks and tubes;
camping, lodging, fishing for smallmouth bass,
horseback riding, a beach and a pool,
barbecue grills, shower, a playground and
RV sites. Call for rates. May–October.
www.misn.com/theraftingco.
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Park Hills St. Joe State Park Campgrounds 573-431-1069 • • • • • • • •

Patterson Sam A. Baker State Park Campgrounds 573-856-4411 • • • • • • • • •

Piedmont Beaver Springs Campground 573-223-4217 • • • • • • • •

Poplar Bluff Bullwinkles Rustic Lodge and RV Park 573-778-3535 • • •
Poplar Bluff Camelot RV Campground 573-785-1016 • • • • •
Poplar Bluff Markham Springs Recreation Area 573-785-1475 • • • • • • •
Potosi Berryman Recreation Area Campground 573-438-5427 • • •
Raymondville Golden Hills Trail Riders and Resort 417-457-6222 • • • • • • • • •

Rolla Three Springs RV Park and Campground
573-201-1579
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Salem Akers Ferry Canoe Rental and Campground
800-333-5628
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Salem Jason Place Campground 800-333-5628 • • • • • • • • •
Salem Loggers Lake Campground 573-729-6656 • • • • • • •
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Salem Pulltite Campground–National Park Service
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Equestrian
Angeline Conservation Area Compartment
35 SUMMERSVILLE 573-226-3616, Route 106.
This rugged forest and old fields area has a
hiking trail and 25 miles of field roads open to
horseback riders. It also offers access to the
Jacks Fork and Current Rivers. Accessed by
Route 106 or Route D. Open sunrise to sunset.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Gist Ranch Conservation Area SUMMERSVILLE
417-256-7161, Route 17. Facilities include
primitive camping and two intermittent streams
(Peters Creek, Sanders Branch). Located four
miles west of Summersville on Route 17; turn
south on Route W and go three miles, then turn
west on Ranch Road and go 1.75 miles. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Big Spring VAN BUREN 573-323-4236,
Route 103. One of Missouri’s scenic wonders,
more than 288 million gallons of water flow
from Big Spring every day. The surrounding
area includes river access, a campground,
cabins, a dining lodge, hiking trails and picnic
facilities. Free. www.nps.gov.
Big Spring RV Camp VAN BUREN
800-354-6295, 501 E. Chicopee Road. RV
sites with electric, water, sewer and cable TV.
Furnished cabin, tent sites and float trips
available. Air-conditioned rec room includes
games, pool tables. Laundry area, convenience
store and a bathhouse on-site. On the Current
River. March–October. www.CurrentRiver.com.
Current River Campground VAN BUREN
573-323-4000, 100 Ash St. Located beside the
Current River. There are full RV hookups, most
are pull-through. Tent sites with water and
electric available, as are large-group sites.
Canoe, raft, kayak and tube rentals. General
store, hot showers. April 15–Oct. 30.
Current River Section of the Ozark Trail VAN
BUREN 573-996-2153, Route 60, west of Van
Buren. This section of the trail begins at Peck
Ranch State Conservation Area on Route 60,
four miles west of Van Buren, and covers about
30 miles, including nine miles contained within
the Mark Twain National Forest. Year-round.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/current_river.
Hidden Log Cabin Museum VAN BUREN
573-323-4563, 305 W. John St. Gain an
authentic feel for Ozark pioneer life. Furniture
dates to the mid-19th century. Other furniture
displays date from the 1930s and 1940s.
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
April–November. $1–$2.
Landing River Store Canoe Outfitters VAN
BUREN 573-323-8155, 110 Front St. One-stop
destination for tubing, canoeing, kayaking and
rafting the lower Current River. One-hour to
three-day trips available for beginners and
experts. Year-round. www.EatSleepFloat.com.
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Sikeston Hinton Park Campground 573-471-1457 • • • • •

Sikeston Town and Country RV Park 800-771-1339 • • • • • •

St. James Meramec Spring Park 573-265-7387 • • • • • • • •

St. James Meramec Springs Country Store RV Park
573-265-3796
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Ste. Genevieve Hawn State Park Campground 573-883-3603 • • • • •

Steelville Birds Nest Lodge 877-707-7238 • • • • • • • • •
Steelville Rafting Company Camping and RV Resort
800-426-7238
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Van Buren Big Spring RV Camp 573-323-8328 • • • • • • • • •
Viburnum Holiday Lake RV Park 573-743-6313 • • • • • • • • •
West Plains Chipmunk Crossing RV Park 417-256-0788 • • • • • • •
West Plains Henry’s RV Park 417-256-6759 • •
West Plains Road Runner RV Park 417-257-5658 • • • •
West Plains Twin Bridges Canoe and Campground 417-256-7507 • • • • • • • •

Williamsville Lake Wappapello State Park Campgrounds
573-297-3232
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Big Piney River Duke Rich’s Last Resort and Canoe Rental 573-435-6669 • • • • • •
Big Piney River Duke Wilderness Ridge Resort 573-435-6767 • • • • • • •
Big Piney River Licking Boiling Springs Resort-Licking 573-674-3488 • • • • • • •
Big River Bonne Terre Cherokee Landing Canoeing-Floating 573-358-2805 • • • • • • •
Black River Lesterville Bearcat Getaway 573-637-2264 • • • • •
Black River Lesterville Franklin Floats Canoe and Kayak Rental
573-637-2205
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Black River Lesterville Parks Bluff Campground 573-637-2290 • • • • • •
Black River Lesterville Rivers Edge Camping 573-637-2422 • • • • •
Black River Lesterville Twin Rivers Landing 573-637-2274 • • • • • •
Black River Lesterville Wilderness Lodge 573-637-2295 • • • • • •
Courtois, Huzzah,
Meramec Rivers
Steelville Bass’ River Resort and Floating Outfitters
800-392-3700
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Courtois, Huzzah,
Upper Meramec
Steelville Huzzah Valley Resort 800-367-4516 • • • • • •
Current River Doniphan KC’s on the Current 573-996-7961 • • • • • • •
Current River Doniphan Rocky River Resort 800-748-7672 • • • • •
Current River Eminence Carr’s Canoe Rental 800-333-3956 • • • •
Current River Jadwin Jadwin Canoe Rental and Campground
800-937-4837
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Current River Salem Current River Canoe Rental 877-858-3250 • • • • • •
Current River Salem Round Spring Canoe Rental 573-858-3260 • • • • • •
Current River Salem Running River Campground and Canoe Rental
800-226-6394
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Current River Salem Silver Arrow Canoe Rental 800-333-6040 • • • • • •
Current River Salem Wild River Canoe Rental 573-858-3260 • • • • • •
Current River Van Buren Big Spring RV Camp 800-354-6295 • • • • •
Tingler Prairie Conservation Area WEST
PLAINS 417-256-7161, Route 17. One-half mile
of the South Fork of Spring River meanders
through the east side of this 240-acre area.
About two-thirds of the area is open; 65 acres
are classified as woodland. The area contains
both forest and prairie. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
West Plains Historic Courthouse Square
WEST PLAINS 888-256-8835, 1 Courthouse
Square. This square is almost round; the streets
enter at the middle of each side instead of at
the corners. Most buildings date to the late
1800s. An 1886 opera house crowns the
district. On the National Register of
Historic Places. Year-round. Free.
www.WestPlains.net/tourism.asp.
West Plains Murals WEST PLAINS
888-256-8835, 36 Court Square. Artist Mike
McClure created a series of 12 images depicting
Ozark history and heritage. The images include
those of country music legend Porter Wagoner
and baseball star Preacher Roe. Free.
www.WestPlains.net/tourism.php.
Lake Girardeau Conservation Area
WHITEWATER 573-238-2321, 454 Route 383.
Near Crump, 14 miles southwest of Jackson on
Routes U and RA. This 162-acre lake features
two wheelchair-accessible fishing piers, a
pavilion, a boat ramp and a dock. The lake
offers good fishing. Camping available. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Devils Backbone Wilderness WILLOW SPRINGS
417-683-4428. Unique Ozark flora and fauna,
rugged topography, springs and the North Fork
River are inside this 6,595-acre wilderness,
making it a sought-after location for day hiking
and overnight backpacking. Year-round.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/devils_backbone.
Ridge Runner Trail WILLOW SPRINGS
417-683-4428, Route AP. The trail is 22 miles
long, managed for hikers, equestrians and
horseback riders, and is characterized as being
of moderate difficulty. Year-round. Free.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/ridge_runner.
Peck Ranch Conservation Area WINONA
417-256-7161, Route H. This area is
predominantly forest with glades, along with old
fields, savanna, cropland and some wetlands.
Features: primitive camping, picnic areas, a
firearms range, viewing deck, two deer/turkey
blinds, one stream and four natural areas. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
WINONA 573-325-1381, Route 60 East. This
education center offers opportunities for hiking,
birdwatching, nature photography and other
nature-related activities. A trail through the
area provides access to pine-oak woodland.
Open Wed.–Sat., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday,
noon–5 p.m. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
New West Plains Speedway WEST PLAINS
417-257-2112, 10603 Route 63. This three-
eighths mile, red clay oval track features weekly
racing and national events; IMCA, modified,
super stock, hobby cars and trucks, late
models, youth hobby and cruiser class racing.
Seats 17,000 people. March–October. $3–$25.
www.WestPlains-Speedway.com.
Ozark Heritage Welcome Center WEST PLAINS
888-256-8835, 2999 Porter Wagoner Blvd.
A regional State Affiliate Welcome Center that
offers maps, brochures, directions and
information about the Ozark Heritage Region,
attractions, events and accommodations.
Handmade Ozark souvenirs available.
RV dump station on-site. Year-round.
www.WestPlains.net./tourism.asp.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways VAN BUREN
573-323-4236, 404 Watercress Drive. Two
of America’s clearest and most beautiful spring-
fed rivers, the Jacks Fork and the Current,
make up this 80,000-acre park, America’s first
designated national park for a wild river
system. Camping and canoeing are major
activities. Free admission. www.nps.gov/ozar
Harlin Museum WEST PLAINS 417-256-7801,
405 Worcester St. The museum has many
items related to the history and culture of the
Ozarks, from works by artist L.L. Broadfoot to a
pioneer wagon filled with tools. A variety of
memorabilia, from baseball cards to American
Indian artifacts, is on display. April–October.
Donations accepted. www.HarlinMuseum.com.
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Current River Van Buren Landing River Store Canoe Outfitters 573-323-8156 • • • • •
Current River, Jacks
Fork River
Eminence Harvey’s Alley Spring Canoe Rental 888-963-5628 • • • • •
Current River, Jacks
Fork River
Eminence Windy’s Canoe and Tube Rental 866-889-8177 • • • • • • •
Current River, Jacks
Fork River
Salem Akers Ferry Canoe Rental 800-333-5628 • • • • • • •
Eleven Point River Alton Eleven Point River Canoe Rental 417-778-6497 •
Eleven Point River Greer Richard’s Canoe Rental 417-778-6186 • • • • • •
Jacks Fork River Eminence Circle B Campground and Canoe Rental
573-226-3618
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Jacks Fork River Eminence Jacks Fork Canoe Rental and Campground
573-858-3221
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Jacks Fork River and
Current River
Eminence Two Rivers Canoe Rental 888-833-4931 • • • • •
Meramec River Leasburg Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort 800-888-0023 • • • • • • •
Meramec River St. James Meramec Springs Country Store Canoe Rental
573-265-3796
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Meramec River Sullivan Meramec State Park 417-856-4223 • • • • • •
Meramec River Steelville Lucky Clover Campgrounds 888-404-9154 • • • • • •
Meramec River Steelville The Rafting Company RV Resort 800-426-7238 • • • • • • •
St. Francis River and
Big Creek
Patterson Sam A. Baker State Park 573-856-4223 • • • • • •
Upper Meramec
River
St. James Meramec Springs Country Store Canoe Rental
573-265-3796
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Upper Meramec
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Steelville Green’s Canoe Rental and Campground
800-815-6721
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Dexter Hidden Trails Country Club 573-624-3638 PB 18 72
New Madrid New Madrid Country Club 573-748-5022 SP 9 71
Sikeston Bootheel Golf Club 888-472-6111 • www.BootheelGolf.com PB 18 72

West Plains West Plains Municipal Golf Course 417-256-9824 PB 9 35
Willow Springs Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course 417-469-1214 PB 9 35
PB public | SP semiprivate | fully ADA compliant
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Arcadia Nostalgic Place Bed and Breakfast
573-546-1201 • www.NostalgicPlace.com
Circa 1889 house on the National Register; three guestrooms; private baths;
custom dining; antique/gift shop.
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Bonne Terre 1909 Depot Bed and Breakfast
888-843-3483 • www.2Dive.com/lodging.htm
The 1909 Depot is a National Historic Site with seven suites located both in
the building and in adjacent train cars.
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Cape Girardeau Neumeyer’s Bed and Breakfast 573-335-0449
• www.VisitCape.com/neumeyers
A unique, century-old Craftsman-style bungalow. Two guestrooms. Private
baths. Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Smoking outside.
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Cape Girardeau Rivertown Guest House Bed and Breakfast
573-334-2326
Rustic 1870s cottage filled with antiques. In the historic district. Private baths.
Sleeps two.
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Cape Girardeau Rose Bed Inn Bed and Breakfast
866-767-3233 • www.RoseBedInn.com
Circa 1908 brick home. Room service available. Lunch and supper available
by reservation. Free long distance. Wi-Fi.
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Coffman Tiger Den Bed and Breakfast 866-207-9463
• www.Crown-Ridge.com/tigerden.html
Four guestrooms. The kitchen, dining room and living room with tiger-themed
decor are shared by guests. Group rates.
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Coffman Tiger Pointe Bed and Breakfast 866-207-9463
• www.Crown-Ridge.com/tigerpointe.html
The house overlooks the tiger sanctuary. Two-story house with a living room,
bedroom, kitchen and full bathroom.
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Coffman Tiger View Lodge Bed and Breakfast
866-207-9463 • www.Crown-Ridge.com/
tigerview.html
Three-bedroom lodge with expansive view. Greatroom; two sun rooms;
entertainment room. Group rates available.
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Dexter Orchard Lake Bed and Breakfast
573-624-2389 •
www.OrchardLakeBedandBreakfast.com
Southern hospitality. Patio, deck and scenic views. Cooking classes by special
reservation. Smoking outdoors. Wi-Fi.
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East Prairie Poco Hacienda on the Prairie Bed and
Breakfast 573-649-3707
Two two-bedroom units upstairs. One one-bedroom unit downstairs. Private
baths. Courtyard with a grill.
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Eminence Hawkins House Bed and Breakfast
573-226-5944 • www.HawkinsHouseBB.com
Four rooms, all with a private bath. Free Wi-Fi; front porch with a swing; back
patio with gas grill.
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Eminence Homeport Inn Bed and Breakfast 573-663-7887 This country inn, located four miles from the Current River, has a screened
porch, pavilion and campfire pit.
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Houston Pondtrail Farm Guesthouse Bed and
Breakfast 417-967-8012 • www.PondTrail.com
Three guestrooms. Private baths. On 52 acres; two miles of wooded trails.
Kennels and horse stalls ($10). No smoking.
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Ironton The Parlor Bed and Breakfast
866-550-6142 • www.TheParlorBandB.com
Restored 1901 home. Three guestrooms; private baths; jetted tubs. Carriage
rides. Full breakfast. Smoking outdoors only.
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Ironton Plain and Fancy Bed and Breakfast
573-546-1182 • www.PlainFancyBB.com
Circa 1908 farmhouse. Four guestrooms. Hot tub. Patio. Full breakfast. Wi-Fi.
Smoking outdoors. Two miles from Ironton.
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Jackson TLC Bed and Breakfast and Wellness Center
573-243-7427 • www.TLCbnb.com
Circa 1905 Victorian. Four guestrooms. Private baths. Holistic breakfast.
Massage therapy. No smoking. Wi-Fi.
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Perryville Mulberry Hollow Bed and Breakfast
573-547-3162
Offers three rooms and a variety of breakfast entrees. Property on 75 acres;
family room with TV, Wii and DVD player.
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Rolla A Miner Indulgence Bed and Breakfast
573-364-0680 • www.MinerInn.com
Private country elegance. Two guestrooms. Private baths. Hot tub. Fresh
cookies. Wi-Fi and DSL. No pets. I-44, Exit 184.
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St. James Painted Lady Bed and Breakfast
573-265-5008 • www.PaintedLadyBandB.com
Victorian dollhouse in wine country. Private baths; jetted tubs. Outside decks.
Hearty breakfast included. Wi-Fi.
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St. Mary White Cliff Manor Bed and Breakfast
888-388-5445 • www.WhiteCliffManorBnB.com
The restored 10-acre estate was built in 1872. Tree-shaded grounds. On Route
61, eight miles south of Ste. Genevieve.
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Ste. Genevieve Dr. Hertich’s House Bed and Breakfast
800-818-5744 • www.DrHertich.com
Circa 1850 French chateau. Four guestrooms include: fireplace; robes; ceiling
fan; king beds. Breakfast in your room.
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Ste. Genevieve Inn St. Gemme Beauvais Bed and Breakfast
800-818-5744 • www.stgem.com
Circa 1848 Inn. Eight guestrooms and private carriage house. Private baths.
Game room. Four-course breakfast. Wi-Fi.
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Ste. Genevieve La Dee Marie Bed and Breakfast
573-883-2232 • www.LaDeeMarie.com
Charming circa 1930s home in the historic district. Four guestrooms. Private
baths. Large porch. Smoking outside only.
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Ste. Genevieve Main Street Inn Bed and Breakfast–
Ste. Genevieve 800-918-9199 •
www.MainStreetInnBB.com
Renovated circa 1882 inn. Seven guestrooms. Private baths. Antiques.
Gardens. Porches. Wi-Fi. No smoking indoors.
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Ste. Genevieve Somewhere Inn Time Bed and Breakfast
888-883-9397 •
www.SomewhereInnTime.info
A circa 1925 Colonial with four guestrooms: private baths, jetted tub, TV and
DVD. Smoking permitted outdoors.
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Ste. Genevieve Southern Hotel Bed and Breakfast
800-275-1412 • www.SouthernHotelBB.com
A 200-year-old landmark. Eight guestrooms with Victorian antiques. Claw-foot
tubs. Wi-Fi. One hour south of St. Louis.
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Ste. Genevieve Vineyard House Bed and Breakfast
866-207-9463 •
www.CrownCountry.com/vineyardhouse.html
A rustic farmhouse at Crown Vineyards. The two standard rooms share a
bath. The main floor suite offers a private bath.
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Steelville Frisco Street Bed and Breakfast 573-775-4247
• www.FriscoStreetBedandBreakfast.com
Victorian home with four guestrooms. Private baths; one with jetted tub.
Veranda; balconies; robes; spa; Wi-Fi.
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Success Almoos’t Heaven Bed and Breakfast
417-458-1272 • www.AlmoostHeaven.com
Log home surrounded by Mark Twain National Forest. Hearty breakfast.
Located 16 miles from south gate of Fort Leonard Wood.
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Where can you find metropolitan excitement, hundreds
of live shows, beautiful lakes, Civil War sites, a president’s
birthplace, an author’s country home and several Route
66 stops? The answer, of course, is Southwest Missouri.
kBrowse original shops,
such as Good Girl Art,
in Springfield.
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world’s only Precious
Moments Chapel and
Gardens.
qThe fountain light show
at Branson Landing
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n Springfield, the Show-Me State’s third-largest
city, you can go underground at Fantastic
Caverns or sit atop Redbird Roost to watch the
Class AA Springfield Cardinals baseball team. The
city features historic sites — check out the Battle of
Springfield Driving Tour — and modern museums,
hundreds of dining options and just about every possi-
bility you’d expect from a major metro.
If live shows draw your interest, look no further
than Branson, where hundreds of performers offer
music, comedy and magic performances that have
been wowing audiences for decades. While in
Branson, you’ll also have the opportunity to shop, visit
museums and family fun centers, access lakes
Taneycomo, Table Rock and Bull Shoals, play cham-
pionship golf courses,
see what’s happening at
Silver Dollar City and
climb aboard the Titanic
— without fear of sinking.
Southwest Missouri
also seems to have a
unique place in Missouri
history in that it pro-
duced several of our most
well-known and influen-
tial figures. The Harry
S. Truman Birthplace
State Historic Site in
Lamar celebrates the
only Missourian ever
elected president; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home
and Museum in Mansfield is dedicated to the
Little House author; and the George Washington
Carver National Monument in Diamond focuses
on the life and work of one of the country’s most im-
portant scientists.
Route 66 spans a good portion of Southwest
Missouri, and you’ll find several one-of-a-kind at-
tractions in cities like Carthage, home to the 66
Drive-In Theatre, Powers Museum, Red Oak II
and Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens;
Joplin, home of the Joplin Museum Complex and
Route 66 Carousel Park; and Webb City, where
you can see the 32-foot-tall Praying Hands and 10-
foot-tall Kneeling Miner monuments.
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et a lesson from the land at
the Rutledge-Wilson Farm in
Springfield. View the demon-
stration gardens and crops, enjoy the bird
observation area, fish with a cane pole in the
fishing pond or stop by the Big Red Barn to
see what animals live there. The kids will
enjoy playing on the farm-themed play-
ground or participating in one of their spe-
cial events. A lot can be learned from the
land, and what better location to start learn-
ing than at an educational farm?
The beginning of the dairy industry in
Southwest Missouri is evident
at the Hosmer Dairy Farm, es-
tablished in the late 1880s. Half
of the original Hosmer Farm is
now Walnut Springs Farm in
Marshfield, raising beef cattle
and hay while showcasing
more than 1,500 historical farm items. The horse barn is one of two
wood-peg bank barns built around 1900; the dairy barn has a stan-
chion room in the lower level to milk 100 Jersey dairy cows, and the
first silo built in Webster County stands in front of the dairy barn.
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Imagine a place where blueberries hang
like clusters of grapes from seven-foot-tall
bushes, and blackberries are huge on thornless
brambles in neatly trimmed rows. If this
sounds like a place you would like to go, look
no further than Persimmon Hill Farm in
Lampe, just south of Branson. Not only do
visitors get the opportunity to pick their own
berries, they can also enjoy huge Blueberry
Thunder Muffins, purchase mushroom prod-
ucts made from shiitake mushrooms grown
right on the farm or choose from a wide selec-
tion of jams, including Nutty Blue Goose Jam.
What started as one man’s interest in rare
and heirloom seeds has turned into an entire
village. Bakersville Pioneer Town, located
near Mansfield, takes visitors back to the days
of the pioneers with Harriet’s Mercantile
Store, a grist mill, blacksmith shop, apothecary
store, jail, opry and more. Visitors can stroll
through town, have lunch at the on-site
restaurant and check in on the local farm ani-
mals, including chicken breeds from all over
the world. If you are in the area the first
Sunday of every month, stop by for their
Heritage Days, featuring local vendors selling
homemade goodies, plants and other com-
modities. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up your
heirloom seeds while you’re there. mKids enjoy a little farmland fun at Rutledge-Wilson Farm in Springfield.
mPick your own berries at Sunshine Valley Farm in Rogersville.
Roadside
Markets
Sunshine Valley Farm
Market, Bakery and Cafe
East AD Highway
in Rogersville
Heather Hill Farms
North 17th Street in Ozark
Missouri Northern
Pecan Growers LLC
3400 Industrial Parkway
in Nevada
A Taste of Missouri
Highway 76 in Branson
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800-678-8767
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are just down the road.
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Thompson Fishing Guide Service ARCOLA
417-424-2277, 22 Route Y. $225.
www.FishStockton.com.
Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor
Education Center ASH GROVE 417-742-4361,
4897 N. Farm Road. Skeet and trap fields, target
shooting, outdoor skills classes and more.
Mon.–Thu., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Fri.–Sun., noon–
4:30 p.m. $3 per hour for range; $3 per round
skeet and trap. www.MissouriConservation.org.
1906 Missouri–Pacific Depot and Aurora
Historical Society Museum AURORA
417-678-4150, 121 E. Olive. Built in 1906, this
renovated and remodeled Missouri-Pacific
Depot houses the Aurora Historical Society
Museum. Memorabilia of days past and
relating to Aurora and surrounding
communities can be found inside. Mon.–
Fri., 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission.
auroracoc@mo-net.com.
Bootleggers Brewery Restaurant AURORA
417-678-2888, 101 S. Madison. A downtown
microbrewery, housed in a restored bank
building that was built in 1888. The old bank
vault is where the beer is brewed. Sample six
locally brewed beers while enjoying appetizers
and dinner. Call for hours. Free admission.
Ozark Mountain Guide Services AURORA
800-250-3275, 1933 Swallow Lane.
www.TableRockGuides.com.
Bucks and Spurs Guest Ranch AVA
417-683-2381, HC 71 Box 163. Horse vacation,
great food, dude ranch, cattle drives, horse
roundups, fishing, arrowhead hunting, horse
training, team penning and sorting. This is a
natural horsemanship ranch. Winner 2009
Ultimate Equestrian Challenge. Trail ride, $50+;
lodging, $200. www.BucksAndSpurs.com.
Hercules Glades Wilderness AVA
417-683-4428. Hiking, horseback riding and
dispersed camping on 12,413 acres of some of
the most scenic and unique country in the
Midwest. Includes 32 miles of maintained
trails. Year-round. Free. www.fs.fed.us.
White River Outfitters BLUE EYE
800-544-0257, 738 Ozark Hollow Road.
www.WhiteRiverOutfitters.com.
Andy Dalton Shooting Range BOIS D’ARC
417-742-4361, 4897 N. Farm Road 61. There is
a rifle/pistol range, four trap and skeet fields, a
shotgun patterning range, and static and 3-D
archery ranges. April 15–Sept. 13: Mon.,
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Thu., 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m.;
Fri.–Sun., noon–4:30 p.m. Hours are subject to
change. Rifle/pistol, $3 per hour; trap, $3 per
round. mdc.mo.gov/areas/ranges/a_dalton.
The Berry Patch BOLIVAR 417-777-4586,
1014 E. 394th Road. Visit our farm and canning
facility. We offer apple butter and a variety of
jellies and jams made from berries grown on
our farm; pesticide free and handpicked.
Located off of Route 83, 4.5 miles north of
Bolivar. Not a you-pick farm. Free admission.
BerryPatch-BerryPatch.blogspot.com.
Dunnegan Gallery of Art BOLIVAR
417-326-3438, 511 N. Pike. A fine arts museum
featuring a variety of exhibits. The gallery has
special hours for different exhibits. Open Mon.,
Wed., Fri., 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Free admission.
www.DunneganGallery.org.
A Neil Diamond Tribute BRANSON
417-464-8497, 2206 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Experience the feel of Neil in this 75-minute,
nonstop show that tells the story of Neil’s life
through his own songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and
‘80s. Starring Neil Diamond look-alike and
sound-alike, Keith Allynn. April–December.
$20; ages 5–12, $8; younger than 5, free.
www.ANeilDiamondTribute.com.
Acrobats of China–New Shanghai Circus
BRANSON 877-212-4462, 645 Route 165. More
than 40 Acrobats of China showcase classic
Chinese dance and physical performance arts.
The revolving lineup includes aerial ballet, pole
climbers, hoop diving, spinning plates, group
bicycle, Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo) and more.
March–December. $32; ages 13–17, $16; ages
6–12, $10. www.AcrobatsOfChina.com.
Amazing Pets BRANSON 417-335-2484, 1945
W. 76 Country Blvd. Exciting acts and tricks
from a troupe of skilled dogs and trained
housecats; many have been rescued from
pounds and humane societies. In addition, you
will see exotic birds and magical surprises.
Presented at Grand Country Music Hall. March,
June–August, December. Family, $59.
www.GrandCountry.com/s_amazing_pets.asp.
The Americana Theatre featuring the
Haygoods BRANSON 417-339-4663, 2905 W.
76 Country Blvd. This talented group of seven
brothers and one sister brings the house down
night after night with incredibly tight
harmonies, innovative, energetic choreography
and performances on more than 20
instruments. www.TheAmericanaTheatre.com.
Andy Williams Moon River Theatre BRANSON
800-666-6094, 2500 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Andy has been bringing quality entertainment
to Branson for many years and the 2011
season is no exception. Call for updated
information on all the shows. May–December.
$35–$45. www.AndyWilliams.com.
Anglers and Archery Fishing Guides
BRANSON 417-335-4655, 136 Eden Way.
$60+. www.AnglersAndArchery.com/guides.
Baldknobbers Jamboree Show BRANSON
800-998-8908, 2835 W. 76 Country Blvd. The
Branson phenomenon began in 1959 when the
Baldknobbers began entertaining visitors on
the Branson lakefront. The family continues to
wow audiences with a variety of great country
classics, hot new hits and side-splitting
comedy. March–December. $30.
www.BaldKnobbers.com.
Branson Auto Museum BRANSON
417-335-2600, 1335 W. 76 Country Blvd. More
than 100 cars with classics, muscle, hot rods,
celebrity and movie cars. Some of the museum
cars are even for sale. Automotive gift shop
and a sports bar are on-site. Open daily,
9 a.m.–7 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. $9–$14;
family pass, $35. www.BransonMuseum.com.
Branson Ballknocker BRANSON 417-335-3958,
3330 W. Harvey Drive. Ride inside an oversized,
clear, round ball that has a cushion of air.
www.BallKnocker.com.
Branson Country USA Late Show BRANSON
417-335-2484, 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Looking for some late night Branson
entertainment? Join us for our show at 11 p.m.
on Fridays. With a rotating roster of talent, the
show features special guest stars from the
Branson entertainment industry. February–
Dec. 15. www.GrandCountry.com/s_bcusa.asp.
Branson Family Fun Factory BRANSON
417-332-2110, 2400 Route 165. Offers laser tag
and glow-in-the-dark mini-golf. Laser tag arena is
more than 3,000 square feet. The 18-hole black
light golf course has four themes. See website
for more. www.BransonFamilyFunFactory.com.
Branson Hayride BRANSON 417-334-7131,
3750 W. 76 Country Blvd. A revival of the
classic country music Louisiana Hayride of the
’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Teddy Sadler and pedal
steel guitar player Dennis Tinsman present the
country music of yesterday at the Branson Star
Theatre. $25. www.BransonHayride.com.
Branson Landing BRANSON 417-239-3002,
100 Branson Landing. Branson Landing is a 95-
acre entertainment and retail destination, offering
living, eclectic shops, fine dining, intimate cafes
and nightspots and a waterfront boardwalk.
Hours vary by season, please visit the website
for details. www.BransonLanding.com.
Branson Landing Cruises BRANSON
417-239-3980, 7 N. Boardwalk. Cruise the
Landing Princess, a luxurious motor yacht
offering event and themed cruises for up to
150 guests; or the Lake Queen, a modern
paddlewheeler offering sightseeing, lunch and
dinner cruises for up to 150 guests. At Branson
Landing. www.BransonLanding.com.
Southwest Missouri
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mShowboat Branson Belle, Branson
Branson Mill Craft Village BRANSON
417-334-8436, 3300 N. Gretna Road. Working
craftsmen create works of art before your eyes:
hand-thrown pottery, basket weaving, hand-
tooled leather, wood carving, hand-dipped
candles and beaded jewelry custom designed
just for you. Restaurant on-site. Free
admission. www.BransonMill.com.
Branson Ridge Winery and Marketplace
BRANSON 417-335-9700, 307 Branson
Landing Blvd. Sample Branson Ridge
handcrafted Missouri wines in the tasting
room. The marketplace carries wine and
specialty gifts. Cafe diVine’s features a
European-style menu. Located in the Town
Square area of Branson Landing.
www.BransonRidgeWinery.com.
Branson Scenic Railway BRANSON
800-287-2462, 206 E. Main St.
March–December: Mon.–Sat., departures
at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; seasonal
departures at 4:30 p.m. April–December, Sat.
only, dinner train departs at 5 p.m. Adult,
$24.50 plus tax. www.BransonTrain.com.
Branson Variety Theater BRANSON
888-462-7267, 2701 W. 76 Country Blvd. Shows
at the Branson Variety Theater are: Broadway!
The Star Spangled Celebration, Spirit of Dance,
the Twelve Irish Tenors, Shake Rattle and Roll
and Spirit of Christmas. March–December.
www.BransonVarietyTheater.com.
Branson’s Dinosaur Museum BRANSON
417-335-8739, 2020 W. 76 Country Blvd. More
than 50 life-size dinosaurs on display, from the
tiny one-foot micro-raptor to a towering 42-foot
Tyrannosaurus Rex. Paleo-artists copied actual
dinosaur skeletons to create the models.
Museum shares lobby with Haunted House. $10;
ages 4–12, $8. www.BransonDinosaurs.com.
Brett Family Show BRANSON 877-252-7388,
1600 W. 76 Country Blvd. A fast-paced musical
variety show with feel-good music for all ages.
A cappella harmonies and dynamic solo voices.
At the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater.
April–December. www.BrettFamily.com.
Broadway! The Star Spangled Celebration
BRANSON 888-462-7267, 2701 W. 76 Country
Blvd. A salute to Broadway featuring highlights
from some of the greatest musicals to ever hit
the stage. This musical features a talented cast
of singers and dancers performing a variety of
Broadway hits. At the Branson Variety Theater.
March–October. www.BransonVariety
Theater.com/broadway.asp.
Brookside Mini Golf BRANSON 417-334-1262,
2925 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.
www.BrooksideMiniatureGolf.com.
Brule–A Native American Experience
of Sight, Sound and Soul BRANSON
417-332-2282, 4080 W. 76 Country Blvd. Brule
combines mesmerizing dance moves with the
sensational songs of four-time award-winning
American Indian band, Brule. Performing at
RFD-TV The Theatre March–December:
Tue.–Sat, 7 p.m.; Wed. and Sat. 3 p.m. $30.
Theatre@rfdtv.com.
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Mid-America’s Largest Theme Park! Thrill to 30 rides
and attractions including NEW Half Dollar Holler—
A Million Dollar Area For Little Kids. Plus, 40 live shows,
over 100 demonstrating craftsmen, a Culinary & Craft
School, 17 home-style restaurants and
NEW festival fun!
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I
n the Southwest Region of the Show-
Me State, three great interconnected
lakes snake along Missouri’s southern
border. Along the shoreline of Bull Shoals
Lake, the towns of Theodosia, Isabella and
Protem provide marinas, fishing, guides,
beaches, boat and personal watercraft
rentals, cabins, campgrounds and cool
breezes. Enjoy the miles and miles of shore-
line, along with clear water and the relative
peace and quiet this lake has to offer.
The cold waters of Lake Taneycomo,
winding beside Forsyth, Branson and
Hollister, offer some of the finest lake-based
trout fishing in the world. Fly fishing, artifi-
cial bait and live bait may be used year-round;
however, special regulations apply in the
upper section, generally regarded as a “tro-
phy area.” In this section, only artificial flies
and lures are allowed, soft plastics are prohib-
ited and size limits for rainbow trout and
brown trout are enforced. Missouri’s record
brown trout, taken here in December 2009,
weighed in at 28 pounds, 12 ounces.
Conservation officers believe the lake may
hold even larger browns. Lake Taneycomo of-
fers a variety of recreational activities includ-
ing hiking, sightseeing, hunting, fishing,
swimming, boating, waterskiing and the
shows in the Branson area.
Missouri
Outdoors
Table Rock Lake is home to numerous marinas, resorts, camp-
grounds, beaches and outdoor attractions along its 745 miles of
shoreline. Rent a houseboat and enjoy the quiet on Table Rock.
Downstream from the dam, the Department of Natural
Resources operates a fish hatchery, which is used to stock trout
in Lake Taneycomo.
Stockton Lake, some 75 miles north of Table Rock, is another
major body of water worth mentioning. With 300 miles of unspoiled
shoreline surrounding 25,000 acres of clean water, this lake is rated
one of the top 10 sailing lakes in the United States. On top of that,
Stockton is one of the best walleye fishing lakes in the Midwest.
If you crave horseback riding, you are sure to enjoy Bucks
and Spurs Guest Ranchin Ava. This award-winning dude ranch
offers cattle drives, horse roundups, fishing, arrowhead hunting, horse train-
ing and team penning and sorting.
And, for the floating aficionado, try the beautiful clear-water Elk River,
near Noel, in the extreme southwest corner of the state. You’ll find no water-
slides, no music emporiums, no sea plane rides, and no amusement parks —
just shaded campgrounds, quiet motels and several canoe outfitters. Elk
River Floats and Campground and River Ranch Resort offer floating,
camping, swimming, bird watching, quiet and relaxation.
Get on down to Southwest Missouri, away from the crowds, and relax in
our great outdoors. For more attractions, activities, places to stay and restau-
rants visit Missouri’s official tourism website, www.VisitMO.com.
mCamp, fish or lounge by the serene waters of Bull Shoals Lake.
mTest your sailing know-how on Stockton Lake, one of the nation’s best
lakes for sailing.
Buck Trent Country Music Show BRANSON
417-332-2529, 3216 W. 76 Country Blvd. Buck,
two-time CMA Instrumentalist of the Year,
banjo picker and humorist, delivers a toe-
tapping country music show with his All-Star
Cast at the Clay Cooper Theatre. His show
features country music, bluegrass, gospel
and down-home humor. March–June;
September–December. $27; ages 6–16, $13.50;
younger than 5, free. www.BuckTrent.com.
Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
BRANSON 417-332-2231, 4106 W. 76
Country Blvd. Find yourself among more than
1,000 live tropical butterflies during this self-
guided journey. The tour also features a 3-D
movie, Living Rainforest Science Center,
Emerald Forest Mirror Maze and Coconut
Climb. Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
www.TheButterflyPalace.com.
Castle of Chaos BRANSON 417-337-8700,
3030 W. Route 76. Discover the fate of horror
film star Carli Winepeg in the world’s first 5-D
ride and shooting adventure. You’ll see, hear, feel
and smell the chaos as you shoot for the highest
score. It’s a fate worth discovering! Open
8 a.m.–midnight. $15; children ages 4–11, $8;
seniors, $13. www.CastleOfChaosBranson.com.
Circle B Supper Show BRANSON
800-678-6179, 200 Jess Jo Parkway. A fun
cowboy meal and show the family will enjoy.
Free popcorn, good food and an award-winning
show. Doors open at 4:15 p.m.; the show is
finished by 7 p.m. Call early for reservations.
Meal includes chicken, spuds, beans and
cornbread. $10–$36; family pass available.
www.CircleBShow.com.
Cirque Montage BRANSON 417-337-9333,
3115 W. Route 76. This show features original
lively music, used with mind boggling acts from
world-class artists who formerly performed
with Cirque Du Soleil. Restaurant on-site;
show/meal combos available. Ticket office open
8 a.m.–8:30 p.m. daily. May–December $37.
www.StarliteTheatre.com/branson-
shows/cirque-montage.
Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express
BRANSON 888-222-8910, 3216 W. 76 Country
Blvd. High energy show with 21 cast members,
eight dancers, three comedians, six-piece
band, trick roper and country variety. Box
office hours: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. March–December.
www.ClayCooperTheatre.com.
Comedy Jamboree BRANSON 417-335-2484,
1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. From hilarious
comedic routines, which always feature victims
— make that volunteers — from the audience,
and show-stopping musical moments, the
Comedy Jamboree is a must see while visiting
Branson. $29. www.GrandCountry.com/s_cj.asp.
Dick’s Oldtime 5 and 10 BRANSON
417-334-2410, 103 W. Main St. Features more
than 50,000 items to view or purchase; many
hard-to-find items. Displays include a
collection of World War II photos, White River
Arrowhead Collection, baseball hall of fame.
Year-round. Elaine.sunshine@suddenlink.net.
Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction
BRANSON 800-520-5544, 1525 W. 76
Country Blvd. We present 32 magnificent
horses, trick riders, hilarious racing pigs,
a stampede of Longhorn steer, plus a four-
course feast. March–December. $23–$42.
www.DixieStampede.com/branson.php.
Doug Gabriel Show BRANSON 800-954-8554,
3440 W. 76 Country Blvd. Live music show
featuring the Gabriels. Doug is a popular vocalist
and his show has been voted Branson’s best
morning show six straight years. Performed at 10
a.m. April–December. www.DougGabriel.com.
Downhill Bikes BRANSON 417-335-4455,
116 Flynn Road. www.DownHillBikes.biz
Factory Merchants Branson BRANSON
417-335-6686, 1000 Pat Nash Drive. This is a
collection of outlet stores from leading
designers and manufacturers including Crocs,
Carter’s, Jones New York, Red Wing Shoes Co.,
Tuesday Morning and more. Look for the
red roofs. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun.,
9 a.m.–7 p.m. www.BransonOutlets.com.
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Fun Spot at Grand Country BRANSON
417-335-2454, 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. Indoor
black light mini-golf using computer-generated
3-D; Comfyland, with a variety of activities
for toddlers; mini bowling; a video game
arcade, with prizes ranging from glitter
rings to Wii; and an interactive laser maze.
www.GrandCountry.com/fun.asp.
Gene Williams Country Television Show
BRANSON 800-336-0148, 625 Route 165.
This show is broadcast to more than 100 TV
stations around the U.S. each week.
www.GeneWilliamsCountry.com.
Ghost and Haunt Tours of Branson BRANSON
417-423-7812, 102 Promenade Way.
www.HauntedGhostTours.com.
Grand Country BRANSON 417-334-3919,
1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. A family destination:
live shows; indoor mini-golf; Fun Spot for
kids; pizza; custard; homemade fudge; Grand
Country Buffet; shopping; the Grand
Country Inn hotel; private event space; all
in one location. No driving required.
www.GrandCountry.com.
Grand Jubilee BRANSON 417-335-2484, 1945
W. 76 Country Blvd. Audiences fall in love with
the power harmonies and dynamic
performance of Branson quartet New South.
The high energy and versatility of the entire
cast is designed to wow audiences. Voted Best
Variety Show by BransonCritic.com in 2009.
$29. www.GrandCountry.com/s_gj.asp.
Grand Old Gospel Hour BRANSON
417-337-8888, 1600 W. Route 76. This show
celebrates more than a decade of live gospel
music in Branson and features a fast-paced,
contemporary gospel experience with a band,
vocalists and choir. Sun., 10 a.m. at Dick Clark
American Bandstand Theater. Year-round. Free
admission. www.GospelHour.org.
Greatest Adventures Mini Golf BRANSON
417-332-0888, 4800 Gretna Road.
www.MiniGolfInBranson.com.
Hamner Barber Variety Show BRANSON
888-335-2080, 3090 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway. This Branson show features the
magical illusions of The Hamners and the
comedy of ventriloquist Jim Barber. These
performers have been featured on national
television programs. The finale is a
magical tribute to American veterans.
February–December. $29.50; ages 13–17, $16.50;
ages 4–12, $8.50. www.HamnerBarber.com.
Harold Bell Wright Museum BRANSON
417-332-1499, 3609 W. Route 76. See the
original hand-written manuscript of the book
The Shepherd of the Hills. Discover how tourism
began in the Ozarks. Closed Sun. Year-round.
$8–$10. www.WorldsLargestToyMuseum.com.
Haunted House and Monster Asylum
BRANSON 417-334-2868, 2020 W. 76
Country Blvd. Features animatronics displays.
Travel through the Ozark Cemetery, monster
asylum, ghostly castle and crypts, where
things go bump in the night and scare the
dickens out of you. Combo ticket offered with
the Dinosaur Museum. $14; ages 13–17, $11;
ages 4–12, $9. www.HauntedInBranson.com.
Hollywood Wax Museum BRANSON
417-337-8277, 3030 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Features stars such as Johnny Depp,
Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and classic
entertainers from Elvis to Marilyn Monroe.
March–December, 8 a.m.–midnight;
January–February, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Year-round.
$13–$18. www.HollywoodWax.com/branson.
Hughes Brothers Show BRANSON
800-422-0076, 3425 W. 76 Country Blvd.
USA Today says, “The show owns the title of
World’s Largest Performing Family.” But the
size isn’t what makes this such a fun show.
From their harmonies to the production, this
show is packed full of talented performers.
February–December. $32; ages 12–17, $16; ages
6–11, $9. www.HughesBrothersShow.com.
Hughes Brothers Theatre BRANSON
800-422-0076, 3425 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Features three shows: the Hughes Brothers
Show (world’s largest performing family); Jeerk
(ultimate rock-n-rhythm show); and Six (all a
capella); there is also dinner theater seating;
Hughes Brothers Bistro. Adjacent to Lodge of
the Ozarks. $30–$32; ages 12–17, $16; ages
6–11, $9. www.HughesBrothersTheatre.com.
Indoor Mini Golf at Grand Country BRANSON
417-334-3919, 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. A 36-
hole mini-golf course. Obstacles are designed to
be both fun and challenging. Climate-controlled
course surrounded by rivers and waterfalls. Year-
round. www.GrandCountry.com.
Jeerk BRANSON 417-334-0076, 3425 W. 76
Country Blvd. The ultimate rock-n-rhythm
show. Jeerk is a mix of tap, dance, percussion,
singing and humor. It’s an unexpected
explosion of dance that has a hip and modern
twist, delighting visitors of all ages. At
Hughes Brothers Theatre. March–October.
$30; ages 12–17, $16; ages 6–11, $9.
www.Jeerk.com/branson_add.html.
Jim Stafford Show BRANSON 417-335-8080,
3440 W. 76 Country Blvd. Branson’s master of
comedy delivers a show for laughing out loud.
It features hot guitar pickin’, special effects
and unique comedy during a ride of fun
and laughter powered by the clever cogs
and witty wheels spinning in Jim’s mind.
February–December. $30; ages 7–12, $10; ages
6 and younger, $3.50. www.JimStafford.com.
Jim Stafford Theatre BRANSON
417-335-8080, 3440 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Located on West Highway 76 in Branson, the
Jim Stafford Theatre is home to three shows:
Moe Bandy Show, Doug Gabriel Show and the
Jim Stafford Show. The theater seats nearly
1,000 and features state-of-the-art lighting and
surround sound. www.JimStafford.com.
Kayak Branson BRANSON 866-681-2628,
P.O. Box 1467. www.KayakBranson.com.
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Nathan Boone Homestead State
Historic Site Ash Grove 417-751-3266,
7850 N. Route V. This log house, built in 1837,
was the home of Col. Nathan Boone, the son
of Daniel Boone and a military officer and
early developer of Missouri. Other than time
spent away on military service, he lived in
the house until his death in 1856. Tours: $4;
ages 6–12, $2.50. www.MoStateParks.com/
boonehome.htm.
Table Rock State Park Branson
417-334-4704, 5272 Route 165. Located on
Table Rock Lake, this park is ideal for water
activities. It features a marina, dive shop,
parasailing equipment, a boat ramp,
picnicking, campgrounds, hiking and
mountain biking trails, and a paved walking
and bicycle trail. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$26. www.MoStateParks.com/
tablerock.htm.
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site
Carthage 417-682-2279, 1111 E. Chestnut
St. A 12-hour battle, which began nine miles
north of Carthage July 5, 1861, ended here.
Missouri Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson’s 6,000
Southerners forced Col. Franz Sigel’s 1,000
Union men to retreat. An interpretive kiosk
explains the battle. Free admission.
www.MoStateParks.com/carthage.htm.
Roaring River State Park Cassville
417-847-2539, 12716 Farm Road 2239. Nestled
in the rugged and scenic terrain of the
Ozarks is Roaring River, which is stocked
daily during trout season. In addition to
fishing, the park features a pool, hiking
trails, camping, lodging, dining, a store and a
nature center. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
roaringriver.htm.
Stockton State Park Dadeville
417-276-4259, 19100 S. Route 215. Situated
along the rolling Springfield plateau, this
park overlooks the Stockton Reservoir. A
steady breeze makes it a favorite among
Missouri’s sailing enthusiasts. The park has a
marina, a beach, lodging, picnic sites and
campsites. Park entry is free; camping,
$13–$21. www.MoStateParks.com/
stockton.htm.
Harry S Truman Birthplace State
Historic Site Lamar 417-682-2279, 1009
Truman. Harry S. Truman, the only
Missourian ever elected U.S. President,
was born here on May 8, 1884. Truman’s
family stayed in the six-room home until
he was almost one year old. Furnishings
from the period fill the house. Free.
www.MoStateParks.com/trumansite.htm.
Kids Kountry BRANSON 417-334-1612, 2435
W. Route 76. Features go-karts, amusement
rides and mini-golf for younger children. See
website for schedule. www.BransonTracks.com.
Kirby VanBurch Show BRANSON
417-337-7140, 2353 Route 248. One of the
world’s largest magic shows. Kirby has huge
illusions, amazing disappearing acts, royal white
tigers and other exotic animals helping make
this what the Travel Channel calls one of
America’s best magic shows. March–December.
$32; ages 13–17, $16.50; ages 4–12, $10.
www.KirbyVanBurch.com.
Legends in Concert BRANSON 417-339-3003
1600 W. Hwy 76. At Dick Clark’s American
Bandstand Theater. Features live recreations of
the superstars of yesterday and today. Legends
in Concert is a full stage production
featuring a live orchestra and singers and
dancers. Show times: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
www.LegendsInConcert.com/locations/branson
Lilleys’ Landing Marina BRANSON
888-545-5397, 367 River Lane. This is a full-
service marina on Lake Taneycomo. We offer
pontoon, jon and bass boat rentals. Rent by
the half-day, full-day or for two hours. Lake
Taneycomo is known for trout fishing. Full-
service tackle shop, fishing guides available.
www.LilleysLanding.com.
Lost Treasure Golf BRANSON 417-332-0889,
3346 W. Route 76.
Magnificent Variety Show BRANSON
417-334-7131, 3750 W. 76 Country Blvd. One of
Branson’s best music variety shows stars the
incomparable Joe and Tamra Tinoco, their
talented five-year-old daughter Talya and an
amazing cast of singers and dancers. The show
features a live band and 300 rapid-fire
costume changes. March–December. $34; ages
12–17, $23; younger than 12, free.
www.MagnificentVariety.com.
The Mansion Entertainment and Media
Center BRANSON 417-239-1333, 189
Expressway Lane. One of the largest theater
venues in Branson, it’s home to Tom Mullica’s
Red Skelton tribute, 10 a.m.; and Peter Pan
starring Cathy Rigby, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April–December. www.TheMansionTheater.com.
The Mansion Theatre BRANSON 866-707-4100,
189 Expressway Lane. The Mansion books special
guests, celebrities and star performers. Go to our
website for details, schedules and tickets. The
Mansion is a 3,000-seat, state-of-the-art
entertainment venue, with a gift shop and a
concession stand. March–December.
www.TheMansionTheatre.com.
Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City BRANSON
800-831-4386, 399 Silver Dollar City
Parkway. Marvel Cave, one of Missouri’s
deepest caves, is included with your admission
to Silver Dollar City. The 60-minute guided
walking tour begins in the largest cave
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Prairie State Park Mindenmines
417-843-6711, 128 NW 150th Lane. This
nearly 4,000-acre park is the state’s largest
public example of native prairie. It protects a
variety of prairie grasses, flowers and
animals, including bison and elk, and
features a visitor center, hiking and primitive
campsites. Park entry is free; camping, $13.
www.MoStateParks.com/prairie.htm.
Big Sugar Creek State Park Pineville
417-847-2539, 8th St. This park features oak
and oak-pine savannahs in the rugged Elk
Hills region of southwest Missouri. These
glades, woodlands and bluffs lie along Big
Sugar Creek. A three-mile hiking trail
traverses these unique natural features.
Free. www.MoStateParks.com/bigsugar.htm.
Osage Village State Historic Site
Walker 417-682-2279, Route C. This site
was once a big Osage Indian village occupied
from 1700 to 1775. Follow a self-guided tour
of this archaeological remnant of the earliest
known Osage village and enjoy information
about Osage history and life in an outdoor
exhibit. Free. www.MoStateParks.com/
osagevillage.htm.
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500 feet underground. March–December.
Silver Dollar City: $53; ages 4–11, $43.
www.BransonSilverDollarCity.com/rides-
attractions.
Moe Bandy Show BRANSON 417-272-9663,
3440 W. 76 Country Blvd. Moe Bandy delivers
a classic country music show with more than
66 chart topping hits like Americana, Bandy
the Rodeo Clown and ‘Til I’m Too Old To Die
Young. Plus, down home humor with Harley
Worthit at the Jim Stafford Theatre.
April–December. $30; ages 13–17, $16; ages
6–12, $10. www.MoeBandy.com.
Mount Pleasant Winery–Branson BRANSON
417-336-9463, 3125 Green Mountain Drive.
A 9,200-square-foot tasting and bottling
experience. Sample and purchase our award-
winning wines. You may even bottle your own
wine from a specially designed 600-gallon
French oak barrel. Mon.–Sat., 8:30 a.m.–dusk;
Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free admission.
www.MountPleasant.com.
Neal McCoy Show BRANSON 417-332-2529,
3216 W. 76 Country Blvd. Country music
superstar Neal McCoy’s hits include: Wink, No
Doubt About It, For A Change and You Gotta
Love That. His Branson show is a high-energy
event featuring his own hits, in addition to
different musical genres. March–December.
$13.50–$34.50. ClayCooperTheatre.com/
nealmccoy.html.
New South Gospel BRANSON 417-335-2484,
1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. By popular demand,
one of Branson’s best quartets, New South,
sings a variety of gospel favorites. This two-
hour southern gospel extravaganza is designed
to leave you walking a little higher. $29.
www.GrandCountry.com.
Number 1 Hits of the 60s Show BRANSON
417-339-1960, 3446 W. Route 76. The 1960s
come alive during this show at the Caravelle
Theatre. Features a live band and cast
showcasing music, dance, comedy and video
segments. March–December. $29.
www.1HitsOfThe60s.com.
The Oak Ridge Boys BRANSON 417-239-1333,
464 Route 248. See Grammy and CMA award
winners the Oak Ridge Boys perform at the
new Oak Ridge Boys Theater. April–
May; September–November.
www.TheMansionTheatre.com.
Ozark Mountain Jubilee BRANSON
417-335-2484, 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd.
When the sun goes down, the fun begins on
the Ozark Mountain Jubilee. Featuring Branson
favorites the Max Bacon Family, this show
celebrates country classics of yesteryear
combined with today’s hot country hits. Shows
are 7 p.m. Sundays. February–December. $29.
www.GrandCountry.com.
The Pierce Arrow Theater BRANSON
417-336-8742, 3069 Shephard of the Hills
Expressway. Open Mon.–Sat., with shows at
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Pierce Arrow is family
fun for parents and kids of all ages. Share
some laughs and enjoy smooth sounds and
rock-the-house gospel. $32. www.PierceArrow
Theater.com.
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf BRANSON
417-336-6606, 2901 Green Mountain Drive.
This location features two 18-hole mini-golf
courses. www.PiratesCove.net.
Presleys’ Country Jubilee BRANSON
800-335-4874, 2920 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Branson’s original show on the strip. Join
the Presleys for an evening of new and
classic country, soulful southern gospel and
hilarious comedy. The kind of timeless
American entertainment you can share with
the entire family. March–December.
$27–$32; family passes available.
www.Presleys.com.
Rankin Brothers Classic Music BRANSON
417-334-5100, 3446 W. Route 76. This
multimedia variety show at the Caravelle
Theatre speaks to all generations. They have
brotherly comedy and stage presence
audiences will enjoy. They are joined by three
female vocalists. www.RankinBrothers.com.
RFD-TV The Theatre BRANSON
417-332-2282, 4080 W. Route 76. RFD-TV The
Theatre opened in March 2007 to provide a base
to showcase its popular lineup of family-oriented
entertainment shows and acts seen each week
on RFD-TV. Featuring weekly headlining act,
Brulé, and special guests year-round.
March–December. www.rfdtv.com/theatre.
Ricky Boen and Texas Mud BRANSON
417-334-4363, 3090 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway. One of Branson’s hottest morning
shows. Join world champion fiddler Ricky Boen
and his Western Swing Group of the Year,
Texas Mud, as they present one of the most
toe-tapping shows in town. April–December.
$26. www.HamnerBarber.com/shows/ricky-
boen-texas-mud.
Ride the Ducks BRANSON 417-266-7600,
2320 W. 76 Country Blvd. No matter your age,
duck tours are tops in delivering the most
family fun in the Branson area. Our captains
en-tour-tain you with stories of past and
present on this scenic ride through the Ozarks
and splash into the lake. March–December.
Ages 12–61, $21; 62+, $20; 4–11, $12; 0–3,
free. www.BransonDucks.com.
Righteous Brother Bill Medley BRANSON
417-337-9333, 3115 W. Country Blvd. Grammy
award winner and Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame
inductee, Righteous Brother Bill Medley, performs
at The Starlite Theatre singing hits such as
Unchained Melody, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,
and I’ve Had the Time of My Life. May–December.
$37. www.StarliteTheatre.com/branson-shows/bill-
medley-of-the-righteous-brothers.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ODDitorium
BRANSON 417-337-5300, 3326 W. Hwy. 76.
Nobody should face the strange, bizarre and
unbelievable by themselves. It is always a
great idea to bring along friends and family
when visiting Ripley’s Believe It or Not! $19;
ages 4–18, $10; younger than 4, free.
www.RipleysBranson.com.
River Run Outfitters Fly Fishing Outfitters
BRANSON 417-332-0460, 2626 Route 165.
www.RiverRunOutfitters.com.
Rock ’n’ Roll is Here to Stay BRANSON
417-334-7131, 3750 W. Hwy. 76. A new production
in Branson, Rock ’n’ Roll is Here to Stay features
the music of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. This show
will take you back to a time never to be
forgotten. At the Branson Star Theatre. April-
December. $32. www.rlcProductions.net.
Roy Rogers Jr. Show BRANSON 417-334-3210,
3455 W. 76 Country Blvd. Dustin Roy Rogers —
son to Roy Jr. and grandson to Roy — joins his
father on stage to perform western cowboy
music in the tradition of Roy and Dale and the
Sons of the Pioneers. Ticket office: 8 a.m.–9
p.m. March–December. Groups@royrogers.com.
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
BRANSON 417-334-3324, 3601 Shepherd of
the Hills Expressway. This 1,534-acre area
invites visitors to take a walk on one of several
trails that cross this mostly forested site and
enjoy the natural beauty that has drawn
visitors to this area for generations. Open
4 a.m.–10 p.m. www.MissouriConservation.org
Scotty’s Trout Dock and Marina BRANSON
417-334-4288, 400 S. Boxcar Willie Drive.
Rental boats include pontoon boats, bass
boats, extreme johnboats and flat bottom
johnboats. Full-service bait and tackle shop.
Offers fish cleaning facilities, restrooms, fuel,
propane. On Lake Taneycomo in Lakeside RV
Park. www.ScottysTroutDock.com.
Shake, Rattle and Roll — Best Hits of the
’50s BRANSON 417-335-2500, 2701 Route
76. Branson Variety Theater hosted the North
American debut of this hit show in 2010. The
show will take you on a trip down memory
lane with favorite 1950s songs such as Good
Golly Miss Molly, Da Do Ron Ron, and Rock
Around the Clock. March–December.
www.BransonVarietyTheater.com/shake-rattle-
and-roll.asp.
The Shepherd of the Hills–Old Mill Theatre
BRANSON 800-653-6288, 5586 W. Route 76.
The long-running outdoor drama based on the
1907 best-selling novel by Harold Bell Wright.
Performed nightly under the stars. See how
tourism in Branson started in 1907. A love story,
good guys versus bad guys and an uplifting
message. May–October. Adults, $37; children,
$18. www.TheShepherdOfTheHills.com.
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
BRANSON 417-334-4865, 483 Hatchery Road.
Features guided and self-guided tours showing
how the site raises rainbow and brown trout.
Hiking trails for foot-traffic only. No camping,
hunting or fishing. Year-round. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Shoji Tabuchi Show BRANSON 417-334-7469,
3260 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. This
production consists of an excellent sampling of
Shoji’s world-renowned fiddle mastery and
showmanship as an entertainer. Production
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numbers created by his wife, Dorothy, and
the vocal/dancing talents of their daughter,
Christina. Call or visit website for prices.
www.Shoji.com.
Shoppes at Branson Meadows BRANSON
417-339-2580, 4562 Gretna Road. The center
offers a variety of outlets and specialty stores,
including a VF Outlet and an 11-screen cinema.
Experience the Victorian layout, offering a
unique and relaxing shopping experience with
hourly chimes from the clock tower.
Showboat Branson Belle BRANSON
800-831-4386, 4800 Route 165. Experience
stunning views of beautiful Table Rock Lake, a
fabulous meal and a showstopping Broadway-
style production aboard the Showboat Branson
Belle. Set sail with us at noon, 4 p.m. or 8 p.m.
and chart a course for fun. March–December.
www.ShowboatBransonBelle.com.
Sight and Sound Theatre BRANSON
417-335-7900, 1001 Shepherd of The Hills
Expressway. Sight and Sound Theaters offer
original musical productions that bring
Biblical stories to life onstage in epic
proportions. 2011 is the last season for
Noah–the Musical and Miracle of Christmas
returns each Christmas season. March
26–Dec. 31. $52; teens, $25; children, $16.
www.Sight-Sound.com.
Silver Dollar City BRANSON
800-831-4386, 399 Indian Point Road. One
of Branson’s top attractions for 50 years:
watch 100 demonstrating craftsmen, browse
60 unique shops,, see 40 live shows, thrill to
30 rides and attractions, enjoy a dozen
restaurants, see six world-class festivals.
Open 9 a.m.–6 p.m. March–December.
www.SilverDollarCity.com.
Six BRANSON 877-749-2767, 3425 W. Route
76. You won’t believe what comes out of their
mouths. Just six human voices, period. Their
intense stage presence and powerhouse vocals
combine to create an amazing entertainment
experience. At the Hughes Brothers Theater.
February–December. www.TheSixShow.com.
Sons of the Pioneers Chuckwagon Dinner
Show BRANSON 800-653-6288, 5586 W.
Route 76. Grammy Hall of Fame group the
Sons of the Pioneers offers Western harmonies
and signature hits like Cool Water and
Tumbling Tumbleweed. Cowboy feast served
from authentic 1800s chuck wagon.
Dinner bell rings at 4:15 p.m. May–October.
www.TheShepherdOfTheHills.com/sons.php.
Spirit of Christmas BRANSON 888-462-7267,
2701 W. Route 76. A cast of singers and
dancers takes you on an unforgettable sleigh
ride to a Christmas extravaganza. This musical
holiday trip celebrates the season and features
holiday classics. Oct. 31–mid-December.
www.BransonVarietyTheater.com.
Spirit of the Dance BRANSON 888-462-7267,
2701 W. 76 Country Blvd. The world champion
dancers of the Irish International Dance
Company sound like a runaway express train and
their frenzied skill and military precision send
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shivers down your spine. Not one Irish dance
shoe steps out of line. March–October. See
website for prices. www.BransonVariety
Theater.com/spiritdance.asp.
Splash Country Indoor Waterpark BRANSON
417-335-3535, 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. A
three-level tree house, a 1,000 gallon tipping
bucket and a 2,000-square-foot toddler pool
makes this a great place for kids of all ages.
Visitors can enjoy a vast array of activities and
hours of aquatic family fun. $15.
www.GrandCountry.com/splash.asp.
State Park Marina BRANSON
417-334-2628, 380 State Park Marina Road.
www.BoatBranson.com.
Stone Hill Winery–Branson BRANSON
888-926-9463, 601 Route 165. Stone Hill
delights tourists with a free, fun-filled tour.
Guests sample award-winning wines. Mon.–Sat.,
8:30 a.m.–dusk; Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free
admission. www.StoneHillWinery.com/
locations/branson.
Sunday Gospel Jubilee BRANSON
800-356-4336, 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. It’s
not Sunday without the harmonies and hand-
clapping excitement of Southern gospel music.
Max Bacon and his talented family, plus
Branson legend Randy Plummer, perform
gospel hits. Shows are 2 p.m. Sundays at Grand
Country Music Hall. February–December. $29.
www.GrandCountry.com/s_sgj.asp.
Table Rock Marina BRANSON
417-338-4433, 611 Rock Lane Road.
www.TableRockMarina.com.
Taneycomo Fly Guide Service BRANSON
417-699-3593, 140 Elizabeth Drive.
www.TaneycomoFly.com.
Tanger Outlets–Branson BRANSON
800-407-2762, 300 Tanger Blvd. The outlet
includes Coach, Ann Taylor, Polo, Nike,
Carter’s, Nautica, American Eagle, Aeropostale,
Chico’s Outlet and Under Armour. Stores are
open Mon.– Sat., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–
7 p.m. www.TangerOutlet.com/branson.
The Texas Tenors BRANSON 417-337-9333,
3115 W. 76 Country Blvd. The Texas Tenors sing
country, gospel, classical and Broadway songs.
You saw them on America’s Got Talent, now see
them up-close and personal at The Starlite
Theatre in Branson. September–December.
$30. www.StarliteTheatre.com/branson-shows.
Titanic Museum Attraction BRANSON
800-381-7670, 3235 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Towering 100 feet above street level, this ship-
shaped venue holds more than 400 artifacts
and historic treasures. It allows each visitor to
encounter the personal, heroic and tragic
stories of Titanic’s passengers. Hours vary by
season. $10–$25. www.TitanicBranson.com.
Tony Orlando and the Lennon Sisters BRANSON
800-505-9355, 1984 Route 165. Tony Orlando joins
the Lennon Sisters in an incredible Christmas
celebration. Tony Orlando showcases his chart-
topping songs and the Lennon Sisters sing
harmony from their hearts. November–December.
www.WelkResortBranson.com.
Track 3 Family Fun Park BRANSON
417-334-1612, 2505 W. Route 76. This is one of
five locations in Branson offering high-rise, go-
karts, classic go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats,
laser tag and arcades. www.BransonTracks.com.
Track 4 Family Fun Park BRANSON
417-334-1612, 3345 W. Route 76. This is one of
five locations in Branson offering high-rise, go-
karts, classic go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats,
laser tag and arcades. www.BransonTracks.com.
Track 5 Family Fun Park BRANSON
417-334-1612, 3525 W. Route 76. This is one of
five locations in Branson offering high-rise, go-
karts, classic go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats,
laser tag and arcades. www.BransonTracks.com.
Track at Pirate’s Cove BRANSON
417-334-1612, 2911 Green Mountain Drive. This
is one of five locations in Branson offering
high-rise, go-karts, classic go-karts, mini-golf,
bumper boats, laser tag and arcades.
www.BransonTracks.com.
The Twelve Irish Tenors BRANSON
888-462-7267, 2701 W. 76 Country Blvd. Features
12 young men showcasing harmonies while
performing music of the 20th century. A touch
of Irish charm is added to a selection of Irish
folk, opera numbers, pop, swing, jazz and gospel.
Box office: 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. March 15–Dec. 19.
BransonVarietyTheater.com/tenors.asp.
Veterans Memorial Museum–Branson
BRANSON 417-336-2300, 1250 W. 76
Country Blvd. More than 2,000 exhibits about
the wars of the 20th century. Walls have the
names of those killed in action. The
centerpiece of the museum is a bronze
sculpture with 50 life-size soldiers. Honors all
branches of the U.S. military. $15; ages 13–17,
$10; ages 6–12, $5; family, $37.
www.VeteransMemorialBranson.com.
Welk Resort Theater BRANSON
417-337-7469, 1984 Route 165. At the Welk
Resort, this theatre offers 2,200 seats for a
variety of performances. Wheelchair-accessible
seats are available. Group discounts offered.
For schedules, see website.
www.WelkResortBranson.com.
White Water BRANSON 800-831-4386,
3505 W. 76 Country Blvd. This 12-acre
water park features more than two million
gallons of water; 7,000 feet of slides; and
more than a dozen rides and attractions,
from the seven-story, six-slide Kalani
Towers to the 500,000-gallon wave pool.
Open, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. May 30–Sept. 5.
www.BransonWhiteWater.com.
The World Famous Platters BRANSON
417-337-9333, 3115 W. 76 Country Blvd. At The
Starlite Theater; features the songs and
harmonies you’ve come to enjoy over the last
15 years. Songs and classics such as Only You,
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and My Prayer, are
part of the show. Show/meal combo available.
May–December. $27. www.StarliteTheatre.com/
branson-shows/the-platters.
World’s Largest Toy Museum BRANSON
417-332-1499, 3609 W. Route 76. Rediscover
the toys of your childhood. Dolls, planes,
trains, cap pistols, pedal cars, tin windups and
more. From the 1800s to Star Wars, more than
one million toys on exhibit. Closed Sundays
and Christmas Day. Year-round. $8–$10.
www.WorldsLargestToyMuseum.com.
Yakov Smirnoff Show BRANSON
866-482-5284, 470 Route 248. Russian
comedian Yakov has a show with comedic
insights, fun facts and witty perceptions.
Backed up by a Russian dance troupe, Lady
Liberty and a band of pirates, Yakov’s show is
a patriotic experience. Call for show times.
April–December. $5–$35. www.Yakov.com.
Yakov’s Moscow Circus Dinner Experience
BRANSON 866-482-5284, 470 Route 248. This
show contains a unique blend of artistry and
fun. Join the circus and meet Andre the Clown,
Marina the Ballerina, Boris the Wonder Dog,
Human Slinky, Unicycling Champion Anthony
and a revolving lineup of acts. May–December.
MoscowCircus.Yakov.com.
Talking Rocks Cavern BRANSON WEST
417-272-3366, 423 Fairy Cave Lane. Tour one of
Missouri’s most unique caves. On-site features
include a gift shop, nature trails, gemstone
mining, a lookout tower, picnic areas, Cave
Country Mini-Golf, SpeleoBox crawl mazes and
more. $17; ages 4–12, $9; ages 3 and younger,
free. www.TalkingRocksCavern.com.
Eden Bed and Breakfast Guest Ranch
BRIGHTON 417-267-2820, 1694 E. 552nd
Road. Cabin with kitchen, fireplace, one
double bed. Outdoor hot tub. Horse stalls
and runs available for those traveling with
horses. Located 15 miles north of
Springfield; one mile off Route 13 on a
secluded, 480-acre wildlife refuge.
$115–$150. www.EdenBedandBreakfast.com.
Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area
BRONAUGH 417-629-3423, 527 E. 6th St. This
is a 4,790-acre area that offers hiking, fishing
and hunting opportunities. Primitive camping
is permitted at one designated spot.
Horseback riding and bicycling are
permitted on designated trails. The area
has two lakes and a stream. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org
Carthage Public Library CARTHAGE
417-237-7040, 612 S. Garrison Ave. A Carnegie
library built in 1904. Internet/Wi-Fi available
for visitors. Hours: Tue., 9 a.m.–8 p.m.;
Wed.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m.;
closed Sun. and Mon.
Jasper County Records Center CARTHAGE
417-359-1100, 125 N. Lincoln St. We
provide records for the county. Open: Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Lucky J Steakhouse and Arena CARTHAGE
417-358-2370, 11664 Fir Road. We provide
both equine activities and dining. Open:
Mon.–Sat., 4 a.m.–10 p.m.
www.LuckyJArena.com.
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The White Rose Winery CARTHAGE
417-359-9253, 13001 Journey Road. Sample
wines or take winery tours. A restaurant, bed
and breakfast inn and art gallery are on-site.
Open 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
1st Kansas Colored Infantry Civil War
Monument BUTLER 660-679-3380, 7 W.
Ohio St. This bronze statue honors the 1st
Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry, the
first uniformed all Black American unit to
fight in the Civil War. They fought in October
1862 at the Battle of Island Mound, also
called the Battle of Fort Toothman. Free.
Executivedirector@butlermochamber.org.
Bates County Courthouse BUTLER
660-679-3371, 1 N. Delaware St. Fully restored
1901 Carthage marble courthouse with moon
face clock, Lady Justice and Lady Columbia
statues, cat walk and original quilt pattern
tile floor. Don’t miss the murals and
paintings of Civil War Order No. 11. Free.
Executivedirector@butlermochamber.org.
Bates County Family History Center BUTLER
660-679-0726, 208 N. Delaware. This is
the largest geneaology library in Bates County.
It features an extensive digital collection; DSL
is available. Open year-round; free admission.
www.PoplarHeightsFarm.org.
Bates County Museum BUTLER
660-679-0134, 802 Elks Drive. Houses artifacts
from 1821 to 1960 and traces the history
of the area. Eight themed rooms display how
people lived and worked, while the Time
Line Room is a sequence of events from
1821 forward. Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m;
closed holidays. April–October. $1–$3.
www.Home.earthlink.net/~bcmuseum.
Poplar Heights Living History Farm BUTLER
660-679-0764, Route 1. A 640-acre, 1890s
living history farm showcasing rural life
through displays, demonstrations, foods and
music. Farm is located seven miles northeast
of Butler. Tours available. Groups welcome.
Special events throughout the year.
April–October. Adults, $4; ages 12 and under,
free. www.PoplarHeightsFarm.org.
Robert A. Heinlein Library Addition BUTLER
660-679-4321, 100 W. Atkison St. Author
Robert A. Heinlein, best known for Stranger in
a Strange Land, was born in Butler in 1907.
The library addition bearing his name features
his memorabilia and original works. Mon.–Fri.,
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Free admission. www.ButlerPublicLibrary.org.
Trail of Memories BUTLER 660-679-4915,
1000 Parlview. More than 100 flowering trees
line the half-mile trail, which also has benches
and is surrounded by flowers. Take a walk to
experience the love and memories that fill this
trail. www.TrailOfMemories.org.
The 66 Drive-In Theatre CARTHAGE
417-359-5959, 17231 Old 66 Blvd. The last
original drive-in theater named after the
Mother Road: Route 66. The screen is 96 feet
wide and 44 feet tall, making it one of the
largest remaining outdoor screens in America.
Get your flicks on Route 66. Double features
Fri.–Sun. April–September. $6; children 12 and
under, $3. www.66DriveIn.com.
Art Central CARTHAGE 417-358-4404, 1110 E.
13th St. This not-for-profit art organization offers
exhibitions, classes, workshops and seminars in
the visual arts. Gallery artwork is available for
purchase. Continuing exhibits of work by area
artists on display. Call to verify hours.
Carthage Civil War Museum CARTHAGE
417-237-7060, 205 S. Grant St. This museum
features information and exhibits on the Battle
of Carthage and the Civil War in Missouri.
Donations accepted.
Carthage Farmer’s Market CARTHAGE
417-358-3579, 120 E. Third St. Locally grown
plants and produce, as well as a variety of
homemade jams, jellies and baked goods, are
available on the north side of the historic
Carthage Square on Wed. and Sat. during the
growing season. April–October.
Cherry’s Art Gallery CARTHAGE
417-358-2707, 310 Howard St. A fine art gallery
representing many area artists, including Andy
Thomas, Lowell Davis, Bob Tommey and Jerry
Ellis to name a few. We have historic Carthage
prints and note cards. Free admission.
www.CherrysArtGallery.com.
Jasper County Courthouse CARTHAGE
417-359-8181, 302 S. Main St. Built in 1894–95
using limestone from Carthage mines, features
turrets, towers and arches. Said to be the
state’s second-most photographed structure,
behind the Gateway Arch. On the National
Register of Historic Places. Museum inside.
Free admission. www.Visit-Carthage.com.
Kellogg Lake CARTHAGE 417-237-7035, 1215
Esterly Drive. Located on a portion of the
original Route 66, Kellogg Lake features one of
the largest outdoor classrooms in the region.
Enjoy fishing, hiking and picnicking. Small boat
dock available. Free
Kiwanis Kiddieland CARTHAGE
417-237-7035, 2000 Oak St., in Municipal Park.
A 1950s kiddie land with a miniature train and
other rides for small children. All proceeds go
to programs designed to help people in the
community. Sat.–Sun., 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Memorial
Day–Labor Day.
Maze Creek Studio CARTHAGE
800-432-1581, 1495 E. 13th St. Studio and
gallery of artist Andy Thomas, featuring
realistic depictions of the Civil War, Westerns,
maritime and everyday scenes. Art books,
notecards and prints for sale. Year-round. Free
admission. www.AndyThomas.com.
Old Cabin Shop CARTHAGE 417-358-6720,
155 N. Black Powder Lane. An authentic 1830s
cabin, used as a meeting place to form the
Jasper County government in 1841. Visitors
may browse the display of American Indian
artifacts and a collection of armaments. Year-
round. Free admission.
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Phelps House CARTHAGE 417-358-1776,
1146 S. Grand Ave. A three-story, circa 1895
Victorian home containing original light
fixtures and wall treatments, beautiful
woodwork and 10 fireplaces. The Phelps House
is available for events. Tours are offered on
Wed., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. April–November. $5.
www.PhelpsHouse.org.
Powers Museum CARTHAGE 417-237-0456,
1617 W. Oak. Local history museum on former
Jefferson Highway and Route 66 with gift shop
and reference library. Civil War display to feature
documents, sheet music and surgical instruments
of 1860s. April–October: Tue.–Sat., 10:30 a.m.–
4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Donations
accepted. www.PowersMuseum.com.
Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens
CARTHAGE 800-543-7975, 4321 Chapel Road.
The Precious Moments Chapel offers free tours
daily. Serving as one of Missouri’s most beautiful
attractions, the Chapel grounds include an
inviting visitor center, gift shop, museum, snack
shop and manicured gardens. Free admission.
www.PreciousMomentsChapel.org.
Red Oak II CARTHAGE 12266 Kafir Road.
Take a trip to yesteryear; stroll the gravel path of
the 1800s country village. This is the creation of
Missouri’s own shade tree artist, Lowell Davis.
Free admission. www.RedOakIIMissouri.com.
Route 66 Highway Tour–Carthage CARTHAGE
417-359-8181, 402 S. Garrison. Travel the
historic Route 66 with your bus group. Your
Carthage journey will take you by Red Oak II,
Kellogg Lake, Boots Motel, Carthage Municipal
Park, Powers Museum, Stone’s Throw Dinner
Theatre and the 66 Drive-In. Tours $50.
www.Visit-Carthage.com.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre CARTHAGE
417-358-9665, 796 S. Stone Lane. A dinner
theater in a relaxed country setting. Comedy
rules, with occasional dramatic flair. There’s a
special holiday presentation. Group and senior
discounts. Tickets must be purchased in
advance. $22; ages 13–18 and 55+, $19; ages
6–12, $10.
Victorian Home Driving Tour–Carthage
CARTHAGE 417-359-8181, 402 S. Garrision
Ave. One of the largest historic districts on the
National Register of Historic Places, this self-
guided driving tour is a leisurely look at the
region’s most architecturally significant
residences. Brochures/maps available at the
Convention and Visitors office. Free. www.Visit-
Carthage.com.
Barry County Museum CASSVILLE
417-847-1640, 200 S. Route 112. This museum
features a remodeled school house, a log
cabin, a 1950s fire engine and more. A
bookstore offers books from local authors and
art from local artists. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–
5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.
www.BarryCoMuseum.org.
Crystal Springs Trout Farm CASSVILLE
417-847-2174, Partridge Drive, behind Cassville
High School. This farm offers no-fee, no-limit,
no-license-required trout fishing. Bait and
tackle are furnished free, and trout are cleaned
and iced free. Pay only for what you catch at
$4.95 per pound. Feb. 15–Nov. 15.
Chadwich ATV Area CHADWICK
417-683-4428, Off Route H. Permit required;
80 miles of ATV motorcycle and mountain
bike trails that wind in and out of deep,
forested hollows and down long ridge tops.
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/
sites/chadwick.
Hootontown Canoe Rental CRANE
417-369-2266, 1245 Hootontown Road. Located
on the James River, seven miles west of
Highlandville on Route O. Offers canoe, raft,
tube and kayak rentals, shuttle service, RV
hookups, tent camping, restrooms and shower
available. Call for rates. Year-round.
Stockton State Park Marina DADEVILLE
417-276-5329, 18610 E. Route 2000. Full-
service marina located within the confines of
Stockton State Park on Stockton Lake. We
have more than 300 wet slips, rental boats,
lodging, a marina store, a restaurant on
the water and a sailing school.
www.StocktonStateParkMarina.com.
George Washington Carver National
Monument DIAMOND 417-325-4151, 5646
Carver Road. This 240-acre national park is
the birthplace and childhood home of George
Washington Carver. The park consists of a
Visitor Center, three-quarter mile trail, the 1881
Moses Carver house, and Carver Cemetery.
Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.
www.nps.gov/gwca.
Treehouse Cabins at the River of Life Farm
DORA 417-261-7777, Route 1 Box 4535.
Welcomes fly fishermen, canoeists and
vacationers; offers camping, lodging and RV
sites. Located at the falls on the north
fork of the White River. The Treehouse
Cabins offer a unique lodging experience.
www.RiverOfLifeFarms.com.
Promised Land Zoo EAGLE ROCK
417-271-3324, 32297 Route 86. Home to 50
rare and endangered species from around the
world. A four-mile drive-thru park and petting
zoo. Fun for all ages. Feed animals directly
from your car and in our petting zoo. $12; ages
65+ and ages 3–11, $8. www.plZoo.com.
Fair Grove Farmers Market FAIR GROVE
417-459-9734, 125 Main St. Our market
operates rain or shine on Wed. only, 3:30
p.m.–7:30 p.m., from the third Wed. in April
through the first Wed. in October. Held in the
Wommack Mill Pavilion, at Route 125 and Main
Street. There is a cafe on-site. Free admission.
www.FairGroveFarmersMarket.com.
White River Valley Historical Society
Museum FORSYTH 417-546-2210, 297 Main
St. This is a historical museum preserving
artifacts, documents and culture of the Ozark
Mountains centered around Taney County.
Traveling and original exhibits change every
six–eight weeks. Gift shop, book store and
research library on-site. Free admission.
www.wrvhs.org.
Caney Mountain Conservation Area
GAINESVILLE 417-256-7161, Route 1818. This
area contains forest, savanna and dolomite
glades. Facilities and features include
firearms and archery ranges and the Caney
Mountain Natural Area. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Hide-Away Resort Cabins GALENA
417-538-2992, 1715 Hideaway Road. Offers
lakefront cottages on a narrow peninsula with
views of Table Rock Lake. On-site swim dock,
private boat dock, gas service, playground.
Cabins include use of boat slip. Adjacent to
marina. Spring–fall. www.HideAwayResort.com.
James River Outfitters GALENA
417-357-6443, 110 Y Bridge Road. Float Trips
and guided fishing trips on the James River.
Sack lunch available. Reservations required.
No glass bottles allowed. Camping available.
April–October. www.JamesRiverOutfitters.com.
Pete’s Professional Guide Service GALENA
888-214-1767, 681 Hardin Hills Drive. $225.
www.HookedOnBass.com.
Little Sac Woods GREENE COUNTY
417-895-6880. Nine miles northwest of
Springfield, these 772 acres of forest are home
to several wildlife species, including deer,
turkey, squirrel and raccoon. Hunting, fishing,
camping, hiking and picnicking available. Call
for information. www.ParkBoard.org.
Mutton Creek Marina and Campgrounds
GREENFIELD 417-995-3355, 18 Mutton Creek
Loop. Home of Stockton Lake’s only floating
restaurant, the No Wake Cafe. Our campground
includes full hook-ups, electric, water and
primitive camping. We have a private shower
house, laundry, full service marina/store and
covered boat slips. March–December.
www.MuttonCreekMarina.com.
Little Moore Schoolhouse HALLTOWN
417-882-6621, Route MM. A one-room
schoolhouse built in 1901, moved to and
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of Halltown. Historical collections and
authentic furnishings inside. Call about
musical events. Year-round.
Antiques and More HIGHLANDVILLE
417-587-3600, 6922 Route 160 South. Visit this
10,000-square-foot antique mall, which has a
separate flea market area, all under one roof.
This shop specializes in primitives, old signs,
advertising and more. Open year-round:
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–
5 p.m. Debbietetrick@centurytel.net.
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417-895-6880, 5 Route 65.
The Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area
provides hiking, bicycling and horseback
opportunities on 18 miles of trail. Hunting is
permitted in season. Camping at designated
sites with permit. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Captain Joe’s Guide Service HOLLISTER
417-334-5676, 247 Potential Drive.
www.CaptainJoesGuideService.com.
Chopper Charter HOLLISTER 417-332-1545,
469 Blue Sky Lane. Provides scenic tours and
charter flights. Chopper Charter also has a
location in Branson at 2941 W. Route 76. Call
to make a reservation for either location.
www.ChopperCharter.com/branson_tours.
Biltmore Resort ISABELLA 417-273-4499, HC
1 Box 1245. This Bull Shoals Lake resort is
located between two marinas. It provides
fishing, watersports, hiking, fall color and the
chance to relax. Pontoon rentals and on-site
taxidermy available. Year-round.
www.BiltmoreResort.com.
Bull Shoals Lake Association ISABELLA
417-273-4020, P.O. Box 344. Resorts, local
businesses and marinas in the Isabella,
Theodosia, Pontiac and Protem area of Bull
Shoals Lake, which offers a variety of
watersports. The water is clean and clear.
www.BullShoalsLake.org.
Country Caboose Railroad Museum JOPLIN
417-624-3861, 1100 N. Prosperity Ave. This
museum features a private collection of
railroad memorabilia, mostly of the Santa Fe
line, on display inside Santa Fe Caboose
#999456 and Jersey Central Passenger Car
#1053. Visit the website for a sneak peek at
the items on display. Free admission.
www.CountryCaboose.com.
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts JOPLIN
417-623-0183, 222 W. Third St. The center
has presented arts and culture for more than
50 years. Main gallery includes a museum, an
education center and additional galleries. See
art, learn about art, create art and collect art
here. Year-round. Donations accepted.
www.SpivaArts.org.
Grand Falls JOPLIN 800-657-2534, 5400 S.
Riverside Drive. Largest, always-flowing
waterfall in Missouri, plunging 25 feet. Off I-44,
Exit 6; south on Route 86 two blocks; west on
Glendale Road 1.5 miles; south on Jackson
across the low-water bridge; immediately west
on Riverside. Drive two miles.
Joplin Museum Complex JOPLIN
417-623-1180, 504 Schifferdecker Ave.
Five museums focusing on the heritage of
Southwest Missouri, including the region’s role
in the Tri-State Mining District. Tue., 10 a.m.–
7 p.m.; Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 2
p.m.–5 p.m. $2; per family, $5; free admission
on Tuesdays. www.JoplinMuseum.org.
Murphysburg Residential Historic District
JOPLIN 417-483-3116, 626 S. Sergeant. A
walking experience for visitors who will be
transported back in time to an era when the
clip-clop of horse hooves on the streets
preceded the roar of automobile engines.
Explore architectural details from the 19th and
20th century. Free. www.Murphysburg.org.
Paintball Ridge JOPLIN 877-234-8711, 3295
Coyote Drive. This 100-acre facility includes
one of the largest paintball castle complexes
in the U.S., wood fort and castle fields. Pro
shop offers equipment sales, rentals and
repair. Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Year-round.
www.PaintballRidge.com.
Post Memorial Art Reference Library JOPLIN
417-782-7678, 300 S. Main St. Visitors may
browse the collection of reference materials
devoted to art history. The reading room is
designed to resemble a Renaissance-era
English great hall, and it is furnished with
European art and antiques. Exhibits change
monthly. www.PostLibrary.org.
Reptile World Zoo JOPLIN 417-206-4443,
1733 Kodiak Road. Showcases a collection of
exotic reptiles and creepy, crawly things,
including cobras, anacondas, alligators,
crocodiles, iguanas, tortoises and tarantulas.
Safari Café is open next door. Year-round.
www.ReptileWorldZoo.com.
Route 66 Carousel Park JOPLIN
417-626-7710, 3834 W. Seventh St. Family
entertainment for all ages, including 36-hole
mini-golf, go-karts, an arcade, batting cages,
bumper boats and amusement rides.
March–October. www.Route66CarouselPark.com.
Thomas Hart Benton Mural–Joplin JOPLIN
800-657-2534, 602 S. Main St. This six-foot by
14-foot mural, Benton’s last signed large-scale
work, is displayed in the Joplin city hall. The
mural depicts Joplin in 1900. Benton grew up
in Neosho and worked as a newspaper
cartoonist in Joplin. Free admission.
Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon
Center JOPLIN 417-782-6287, 201 W. Riviera
Drive. Offers conservation programs adjacent
to some of the area’s unique natural resources.
Enjoy more than five miles of nature trails,
a 1,300-gallon aquarium, a ‘green’ building,
and wildlife exhibits. Wed.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sun., 12–4 p.m. Free admission.
www.WildcatGlades.Audubon.org.
Port Of Kimberling Marina KIMBERLING CITY
417-739-2315, 49 Lake Road. Has more than
1,400 wet slips and dry storage spaces for
boats of all sizes. The marina complex offers
several amenities including a cafe, ski boat
rentals, PWC rentals, pontoon rentals,
houseboat rentals and campground and cabin
rentals. www.Mypok.com.
Table Rock Lake Pontoons KIMBERLING CITY
800-662-9984, P.O. Box 47.
www.PontoonRentals.com.
What’s Up Dock KIMBERLING CITY
417-739-4511, 248 Nautical Circle. Boat and
PWC rentals; snacks and supplies; lake
apparel; boating accessories; pump-outs. On
Route 13 in Kimberling City, 15 miles west of
Branson; east of the Kimberling City Bridge
by water. www.Mypok.com.
Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area
LA RUSSELL 417-895-6880, 7031 Route 96.
This 4,360-acre area has 10 miles of hiking
trails, horseback riding on designated trails
and bicycling on graveled and paved roads.
The area has fishing on a seven-acre pond,
a four-acre pond and the Spring River. One
primitive campsite. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Barco Drive-In Theater LAMAR
417-682-2434, Route 160 East. Step back in
time to watch current movies in the great
outdoors. Since 1950, this drive-in has
provided entertainment for all ages.
April–October. www.LamarMovies.com.
Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater LAMPE
417-779-1222, 1728 Route H. A 6,000-seat
outdoor amphitheater featuring nationally
known entertainers who would not usually be
found in the Branson area. With state-of-the-
art sound and lights, we intend Black Oak
Mountain Amphitheater to be a legendary
concert venue. May–October. $39–$75.
www.BlkOakAmp.com.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park LAMPE
417-779-5983, 2038 W. Route 86. A 2,200-acre
Ozark paradise. Take an open-air tram guided
tour. Activities include biking, walking,
horseback riding, trout fishing, private jeep
tours and Segway tours. You may see
waterfalls, caves, bison, elk and Texas
longhorn. Feb. 28–December. $9–$40.
www.DogwoodCanyon.org.
Angler’s Paradise LIBERAL 417-639-4111,
1663B N.W. 80th Road. Half-day fishing:
$35/person www.AnglersParadise.biz
Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum
MANSFIELD 877-924-7126, 3068 Route A. Tour
two historic homes, the museum featuring Pa’s
fiddle and artifacts of one of America’s most
beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Mon.–Sat.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 12:30 p.m.–5 p.m.;
Nov. 15–Dec. 17, appointment only. March 1–Nov
15. $6–$10. www.LauraIngallsWilderHome.com.
Antique Mercantile MARSHFIELD
417-859-4961, 1030 Spur Drive. The Antique
Mercanitle is filled with quality antiques. Take
a trip back in time and see more than 125
booths filled with items from days gone by.
Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Located between I-44
and historic Route 66. Free.
Compton Hollow Conservation Area
MARSHFIELD 417-895-6880, Compton Hollow
Road. This 840-acre Missouri Department of
Conservation area offers hunting, hiking,
horseback riding and bicycling opportunities.
Primitive camping (no amenities) is permitted
on the area. The area has no fishable streams
or ponds. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Hidden Waters Nature Park MARSHFIELD
417-859-7660, 542 Massey St. Hidden Waters
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and beautiful nature trails located at the
beginning of the Niangua River in the heart of
Marshfield. See four full-time and numerous
sporadic wet-weather springs. Free.
History of Marshfield Mural MARSHFIELD
417-859-3925, 205 W. Washington. Marshfield’s
colorful mural is just one of the sites you will
see on our square. This mural depicts a
portion of Marshfield’s history including the
1880 cyclone, presidential visits, landmarks
and our Independence Day celebration. Free.
Mfldcoc@fidnet.com.
Hubble Space Telescope Replica MARSHFIELD
417-859-3925, 100 S. Clay St. A one-
quarter size, 1,200-pound replica of the Hubble
Space Telescope. Born in Marshfield, Edwin
Powell Hubble became a famous astronomer
who demonstrated the existence of other
galaxies. Located on the square. Free.
Mfldcoc@fidnet.com.
Niangua Conservation Area MARSHFIELD
417-895-6880, 511 Black Horse Road. Mostly
forested, the Niangua Conservation Area is
divided into two tracts. The 360-acre St. Luke
tract can be found on Black Horse Road, outside
of Marshfield. The 160-acre Sampson tract can
be found on Frisco Road, outside of Niangua.
Free admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Walnut Springs Farm Museum and Country
Weddings MARSHFIELD 417-859-7954, 1414
Old Wire Road. Step back in time, take a tour
of five historic buildings. Two large turn-of-the-
century barns are listed on the National
Register of Historic Places and house antique
farm machinery, buggies, wagons and sleighs.
April–October. $5; children, $2; younger than
5, free. www.WalnutSpringsFarm.com.
Webster County History Museum MARSHFIELD
417-468-7407, 219 S. Clay St. Take a step
back in time and see items from the early
settlers of Webster County, from machinery to
household items. This is also a source for
researching genealogy. Special exhibits
throughout the year. Open Mon.–Sat., 1 p.m.–
4 p.m. April–December. Free admission.
www.MarshfieldMoChamberOfCommerce.com.
Shawnee Trail Conservation Area
MINDENMINES 417-629-3423, 1438 SW 50th
Road. Shawnee Trail Conservation Area offers
hiking, nature photography, hunting for all
major game species and fishing opportunities.
Bicycling permitted on service roads and
horseback riding allowed on roads open to
vehicles. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Relics Antique Mall MOUNT VERNON
417-466-2646, 1001 Daniel Drive. Store
specializes in antiques/collectibles including
furniture, glass, dishes, pottery, linens, primitives,
garden, architectural, designer handbags and
furs. Mon.–Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sun.,
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; I-44, Exit 46, south side. Free
admission. RelicsAntiqueMall@gmail.com.
Big Spring Park NEOSHO 417-451-8090,
Spring St. Natural springs flow throughout this
seven-acre park, which features manicured
gardens and a floral clock. Call about rental
facilities. Year-round.
Fort Crowder Conservation Area NEOSHO
417-451-4158, 17136 Highway D. The site of
Camp Swampy in the Beetle Bailey comic strip
features hunting, hiking, bicycling and
horseback riding opportunities. Primitive
camping (no amenities) is permitted. Free
admission. www.MissouriConservation.org.
Longwell Museum NEOSHO 417-451-3223,
601 Laclede Ave. Established in 1970, the
museum houses artifacts of Thomas Hart
Benton and the Daisy Cook collection. It
contains more than 5,000 photographs,
manuscripts and records that chronicle the
history of Camp Crowder. At Crowder College.
Year-round. Free admission.
Neosho National Fish Hatchery NEOSHO
417-451-0554, 520 E. Park St. The oldest
operating federal fish hatchery in the United
States. It raises rainbow trout, spoonbill,
sturgeon and brown trout. Home of the
endangered blind Ozark cavefish. Mon.–Fri.,
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Year-round. Free admission.
www.fws.gov/midwest/neosho.
The Spook Light NEOSHO Route 43.
This unsolved natural mystery is an eerie
phenomenon that has appeared nightly, three
miles west of Route 43, for more than 100
years. Many explanations about the strange
floating light have been given, but none
proven. Year-round. Free admission.
World’s Largest Flower Box NEOSHO
417-451-1925, N. College St. A 66-foot gondola
car has been transformed into what may be the
world’s largest flower box; filled with a variety
of trees, shrubs and flowers. Year-round. Free.
Bushwhacker Museum NEVADA
417-667-9602, 212 W. Walnut. More than 150
years of Vernon County history. Visitors see
the cell room in the 1860 stone jail and the
sheriff’s home. Find out what life was like for
the POWs at Camp Clark during WWII. Open
May through October: Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–
4 p.m. $5; ages 12–17, $2; younger than 12, $1.
www.Bushwhacker.org.
Missouri Pecan Growers Outlet NEVADA
866-732-2678, 3400 Industrial Parkway. Plant
tours spotlighting the history and processing of
wild pecans. Missouri’s native wild pecans are
processed and sold here. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–
5 p.m. Year-round. Free admission.
www.MoPecans.com.
Nevada Farmer’s Market NEVADA
417-448-1212, 110 W. Cherry St. Open-air
farmers market selling produce, baked goods,
jams and jellies. Wed., 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.; Sat.,
8 a.m.–noon. May–October. Free admission.
Carroll-bartlettl@missouri.edu.
Bluff Dwellers Cavern and Browning Museum
NOEL 417-475-3666, 954 Route 59 South.
Have a 45-minute guided cave tour. The museum
exhibits rocks, minerals, fossils, arrowheads and
antiques. Pan for gemstones and fossils.
Museum is wheelchair accessible. Closed
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Route 59, two miles
south of Noel. $12; ages 4–11, $6; younger than
4, free. www.BluffDwellersCavern.com.
Eagles Nest Camp and Canoe NOEL
417-475-3326, 53 Eagle Nest Lane. Forty acres of
shaded RV and tent camping. Offering four- to
12-mile float trips on the Elk River, Big Sugar
Creek and Indian Creek. Canoe, kayak, raft and
tube rentals. Fish for bass, goggle-eye and catfish.
May–Labor Day. www.4Noel.com/eaglesnest.
Elk River Floats and Campground NOEL
417-475-3561, 435 Elk Springs Road. Canoe,
raft, kayak and tube rentals on the Elk River.
Tent and RV camping available. Large gravel
beach; hot showers, flush toilets, restrooms.
Good fishing spot. No firearms or fireworks.
No pets. Memorial Day–Labor Day. Camping,
$7–$28; floating, $35–50; tubes, $20; rafts,
$99–$185. www.ElkRiverFloats.com.
River Ranch Resort NOEL 800-951-6121, 101
River Road. Canoeing, rafting and kayaking on the
Elk River. Forty air-conditioned cabins and an 18-
hole mini-golf course. On-site banquet center and
conference room open year-round. Spring–early
fall. www.RiverRanchResort.com.
Two Sons Floats and Campgrounds NOEL
800-693-1892, 15806 Route 59. Float trips
on the Elk River. Located just north of the
Missouri/Arkansas border, this 30-acre site
offers camping and RV hookups, eight miles
of river floating and one of the area’s longest
beaches. April–October. Canoe, $38; raft,
$95–$140; kayak, $25; camping $7; RV, $30.
www.TwoSonsFloats-Camping.com.
Uncle Ike’s Trail Ride NOTCH
417-338-8449, 8393 W. Route 756.
www.UncleIkesTrailRide.com.
Keltoi Winery ORONOGO 417-642-6190,
17705 Route 260. Bring a picnic lunch and
enjoy a bottle of wine; the estate has many
scenic areas. The Little Northfork Creek hems
the west side. Sit in the woods, by the
large pond or in the vineyard. Please see
website for days and hours of operation.
www.KeltoiVineyard.com.
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Heather Hill Farms OZARK 417-581-7665,
5255 N. 17th St. Cheese and wine tasting daily;
90 varieties of Osceola cheese and Missouri
wines from St. James Winery. Unique wines
from around the world; Amish goods and gifts.
Mon.–Thu., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 9 a.m.–
7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
www.HeatherHillFarms.com.
Smallin Civil War Cave OZARK 417-551-4545,
3575 N. Smallin Road. This cave features a 55-
foot tall and 100-foot wide entrance. Guided
tour is one hour. Trails are wheelchair and
stroller friendly. No stairs on our trails. Open
March–December. Tours: $15; ages 4–12, $9;
younger than 3, free. www.SmallinCave.com.
Webb’s Guide Service OZARK 417-425-7513,
4500 N. Sunrise Court. A licensed, Coast
Guard-certified fishing guide service based at
Table Rock Lake. Led by Mike Webb, a
professional, sponsored fisherman with more
than 30 years of experience on area lakes.
Half- or full-day trips. Year-round; see website
for schedules. Half-day, $250; full-day, $350.
www.WebbsGuideService.com.
Harold Bell Wright Museum–Pierce City
PIERCE CITY 417-476-2323, 404 N. Walnut
St. This museum celebrates Pierce City history
and offers visitors the opportunity to learn
more about pastor/author Harold Bell Wright,
ragtime composer Theron Bennett, artist Grace
Tinker, other Pierce City citizens and locations.
Donations accepted. www.Freewebs.com/
piercecitymuseum.
Huckleberry Stables and Cabin Rentals
PINEVILLE 417-223-2343, 4174 Route K.
Located in Huckleberry Ridge State Forest,
where there are many miles of trails for
horseback riding, whether you’re a beginniner or
expert. Stables offer cabin rentals, horse stalls,
RV hookups, showers and restrooms. April–Nov.
1. Prices vary. www.HuckleberryStables.com.
Shady Beach Floats PINEVILLE
800-745-6481, 114 Rhine St. Float the Elk River.
This facility provides raft, canoe and kayak
rentals. Fish for smallmouth bass or just relax.
Cabin rentals available. May–Labor Day.
www.ShadyBeachFloats.com.
Edwards Mill at College of the Ozarks POINT
LOOKOUT 417-690-3354, 1 Opportunity Ave.
A working grist mill powered by a 12-foot water
wheel, including an exhibit of antique milling
equipment. Students grind meal and flour,
make rugs, shawls and placemats on looms,
and hand weave baskets; all are for sale.
pr@cofo.edu.
The Ralph Foster Museum at College of the
Ozarks POINT LOOKOUT 417-690-3407, 1
Opportunity Ave. The Ralph Foster Museum
offers extensive collections of items relating to
the Ozarks region. One of its famous exhibits
is the original vehicle used in the taping of the
Beverly Hillbillies TV series (1962–1971).
February–Dec. 15. $6; age 65+, $5; younger
than 19, free. www.RFosterMuseum.com.
Hess Pottery REEDS SPRING 417-272-3283,
23732 Route 413. The workshop/gallery is open
daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tom’s red-clay pie plates
produce an evenly browned bottom crust that
releases easily from the plate. Lory’s pine needle
baskets are sturdy, durable and retain their pine
scent. Free admission. www.HessPottery.com.
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Aurora Aurora Inn 2037 S. Elliott • 417-678-5035 $$ • • •
Blue Eye Pine Ridge Log Cabin 20 Dapple Lane • 417-779-5095 $$$
Bolivar Comfort Inn Bolivar 2451 Tower Drive • 417-326-6169 $$–$$$ • • •

Bolivar Country Inn–Bolivar 1819 S. Wommack Ave. •
417-326-8004
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Bolivar Super 8–Bolivar 1919 S. Wommack Ave. • 417-777-8888 $–$$ • •
Branson 1st Inn Branson 2719 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
800-343-9302
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Branson Abbe’s Branson Condo Rental 170 Hampshire Drive •
417-598-1105
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Branson All American Inn and Suites–Branson 3102 Falls
Parkway • 417-334-2800
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Branson Alpine Lodge Resort 434 Indian Creek Circle •
888-563-4388
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson AmazINN and Suites–Branson 3311 Shepherd of the
Hills Expressway • 417-334-2300
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Branson Angel Inn of Branson 2350 Green Mountain Drive •
417-334-6500
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Branson Antlers Resort Cabins 162 Antlers Lane • 417-338-2331 $–$$$ • •
Branson Artilla Cove Resort 1123 Jakes Creek Trail •
866-338-2346
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Branson Baldknobbers Motor Inn 2843 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
417-334-7948
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Branson Bavarian Village Resort 509 Indian Creek Circle •
417-338-2517
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Branson Baymont Inn and Suites–Branson 1000 W. Main •
417-334-1985
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson Bear’s Den Lodge 82 Willow Oak Lane • 816-213-3376 $$$–
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Branson Best Western Center Pointe Inn–Branson 3215 W. 76
Country Blvd. • 877-334-1894
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Branson Best Western Landing View Inn and Suites–Branson
403 W. Main St. • 417-334-6464
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Branson Best Western Music Capital Inn–Branson 3257
Shepherd of the Hills Expressway • 877-334-8378
$$–$$$ • • • •
Branson Blue Bayou Motor Inn 3400 W. Route 76 • 800-633-3789 $–$$ • • • • • •

Branson Boxcar Willie Inn & Theater 360 Schaefer Drive •
877-704-6611
$$–$$$ • • • •
Branson Bradford Inn Eatery & Bakery 3590 Route 265 •
800-357-1466
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson Bradford on the Lake 2601 Indian Point Road •
800-864-6811
$–$$ • • •
Branson Branson Country Getaway 1780 Route 165 •
417-336-3702
$$$$ •
Branson Branson KOA and Convention Center 397 Animal
Safari Road • 417-334-4414
$–$$$ • • •
Branson Branson Lakeside Condos 31-33 Blue Bird Way •
866-661-2482
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Branson Branson Log Cabin Rentals 2201 Roark Valley Road •
239-354-1667
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Branson Branson MO Condos 2700 Green Mountain Drive •
877-836-6745
$$–$$$ • •
Branson Branson Nightly Condos 267 Bunker Ridge 28-5 •
816-454-2555
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson Branson Vacation Inn & Suites 310 S. Route 165 •
800-758-5647
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Branson Branson Vacation Rentals–Condos 350 Wildwood
Drive • 501-915-8600
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Branson Branson Welcome Inn 2651 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 417-335-8990
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Branson Branson’s Best 3150 Green Mountain Drive •
417-336-2378
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$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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LODGING
Civil War Museum at Wilson’s Creek
National Battlefield REPUBLIC 417-732-2662,
6424 W. Farm Road 182. This museum includes
more than 8,000 pieces. The collection is unique
in that every piece is relevant to the Civil War in
the West, also referred to as the Trans-Mississippi
Theater. March–October. $5 per person; $10 per
carload. www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm.
Hulston Civil War Library at Wilson’s Creek
National Battlefield REPUBLIC 417-732-
2662, 6424 W. Farm Road 182. With 8,000
pieces, this Civil War research library features
one of the largest collections of softbound
volumes on the Civil War in the National Parks
Service. Materials are for use on-site
only. Tue.–Sat., 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $5–$10.
www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield REPUBLIC
417-732-2662, 6424 W. Farm Road 182.
Fought Aug. 10, 1861, the Battle of Wilson’s
Creek was a pivotal battle in Missouri and the
second major battle of the Civil War. The battle
marked the first combat death of a Union
general when Nathaniel Lyon was killed
in battle. Year-round. $5–$10.
www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm.
Four Rivers Conservation Area RICH HILL
417-395-2341, Route TT. One of the premier
water fowl hunting areas in the state and
the country. With lots of trails, wildlife
photography and lots of other outdoor-
related activities. Closed daily, 10 p.m.–4 a.m.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Taneycomo Marina and Campground
ROCKAWAY BEACH 417-679-3619, 2581 Route
176. Marina and campground on Lake
Taneycomo with two fishing docks, pontoon
and bass-boat rentals and boat slip rentals on
a nightly, weekly and monthly basis. Boat slip
free with cabin rental. Security lighting; fish
cleaning station on-site. Year-round.
www.TaneycomoCampground.com.
Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch ROCKBRIDGE
417-679-3619, Route N to Farm Road 142.
Take in scenic views, learn about the area’s
history, fish for trout and try out the sporting-
clay course, trap or wobble trap. Restaurant
and lodging on-site. Closed Christmas week.
Year-round. www.RockbridgeMo.com.
Whispering Oaks Winery SEYMOUR
417-935-4103, 520 Lucky Road. Sample our
wines: from fruity, light wines to full-bodied,
complex dry wines. The vineyard overlooks
a picturesque valley. We are 32 miles east
of Springfield on Route 60, east of
Seymour; 5.5 miles west of Mansfield.
www.WhisperingOaksWinery.com.
Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-7997, 2305 E. Kearney
St. This hands-on environment features a
Cobra helicopter, a T-33 jet aircraft, Army
Jeeps, trucks and other restored military
equipment. Guests may take a simulated flight
in a real Cobra helicopter or have a
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Branson Branson’s Yellow Rose Motel 3140 Falls Parkway •
800-820-6745
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Branson Cabins at Grand Mountain 245 S. Wildwood Drive •
800-864-4145
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Branson Cabins at Green Mountain 3864 Green Mountain
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Branson Calm Waters Resort 1043 Jakes Creek Trail •
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Branson Cardinal Hill Cottages 5410 Route 265 • 417-338-8732 $–$$ •
Branson Carriage House Inn 3015 Green Mountain Drive •
877-336-0230
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Branson Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark 3001 Green
Mountain Drive • 417-336-6000
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Branson Chateau on the Lake Resort and Spa 415 N. Route
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Branson Clarion Hotel at the Palace 2820 W. Route 76 •
800-725-2236
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Branson Classic Motor Inn 2384 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 800-334-6991
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Branson Comfort Inn and Suites–Branson Meadows 5150
Gretna Road • 877-746-8357
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Branson Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills–Branson 203 S.
Wildwood Drive • 877-335-4727
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Branson Comfort Inn West–Branson 3601 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 800-443-8694
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Branson Compton Cove Log Cabin 479 Compton Ridge •
417-331-0511
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Branson Condos In The Ozarks 2380 E. Route 76 • 417-334-4013 $$$–
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Branson Condos N Branson Pointe Royale • 314-258-0677 $$ • • • •
Branson Condos of Branson–Rental Agency 320 Turnberry
Road • 417-593-9273
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Branson Cottage Resort 1575 Table Rock Circle • 800-338-7228 $–$$$$ • • •
Branson Darnell Branson Condo 2700 Green Mountain Drive •
573-747-5356
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Branson Deer Run Motel 982 Indian Point Road • 800-901-3337 $–$$$ • •
Branson Dream Catcher Resort 42 Myrtle Lane • 417-338-2621 $–$$$$ • • •
Branson Eagle’s Nest Resort 200 Lantern Bay Road •
866-338-3004
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Branson Eagle’s Lodge–Branson 3221 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 800-728-2664
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Branson Eagle’s View Cottages and Condos 71 Dogwood Park
Trail • 800-888-1891
$–$$$$ • •
Branson Emory Creek Victorian Bed and Breakfast 143
Arizona Drive • 800-362-7404
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Branson Fall Creek Inn & Suites 995 Route 165 • 800-393-0474 $–$$ • • • • •

Branson Falls Village Resort 200 Creekside Road • 417-230-2000 $$$–
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Branson Four Seasons Inn 1360 W. Route 76 • 800-324-8745 $–$$ • • •

Branson Four Seasons Inn–Branson 1360 W. 76 Country
Blvd. • 800-324-8745
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Branson Foxborough Inn & Suites 235 Expressway Lane •
800-335-4369
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Branson Foxfire Resort Cabins 751 John the Diver Trail •
800-286-8034
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Branson Gaines Landing Bed & Breakfast 521 W. Atlantic St. •
800-825-3145
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Branson Golden Arrow Resort 2869 Indian Point Road •
888-308-7633
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Branson Grand Country Inn 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
888-514-1088
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See pages 128–129 for lodging facilities at state parks.
LODGING
personalized dog tag made. $5; ages
6–11, $3; ages 5 and younger, free.
www.AmmoMuseum.com.
Askinosie Chocolate SPRINGFIELD
417-862-9900, 514 E. Commercial St. A small-
batch, bean-to-bar chocolate maker specializing
in single-origin chocolate. The cocoa beans are
sourced directly from small farms. Tours, Tue.,
3 p.m. or by appointment. Retail shop: Mon.–Fri.,
10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–3 p.m. $2–$3.
www.Askinosie.com.
Assemblies of God National Headquarters
SPRINGFIELD 417-862-2781 ext. 2121, 1445 N.
Boonville Ave. Visit Assemblies of God National
Headquarters, an organization helping 60
million people globally. Daily guided tours
include Gospel Publishing House, printing 12
tons of material daily. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30
p.m. Artwork, museum on-site. Free admission.
www.AG.org.
Balloon Sport USA SPRINGFIELD
417-865-0800, Hot air balloon flights over
Springfield and the scenic Ozarks. Sunrise or
sunset. Open daily for individuals or groups.
Reservations required; call for an appointment.
www.BalloonSportUSA.com.
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World SPRINGFIELD
417-887-7334, 1935 S. Campbell Ave. Find
gear for fishing, hunting, camping, boating,
golfing, along with gifts, footwear and apparel.
Explore the 300,000-square-foot showroom
loaded with unique features, including a
Tracker boat showroom, restaurant and a firing
range. Free admission.
Battlefield Mall SPRINGFIELD 417-883-7777,
2825 S. Glenstone. Battlefield Mall is home to
more than 120 specialty stores including
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Apricot Lane,
Ann Taylor Loft, The Buckle, Coach, Dillard’s,
New York and Co., Macy’s and White House
Black Market. www.BattlefieldMall.com.
Brown Derby Stores Inc. International Wine
Center SPRINGFIELD 417-881-1215, 2023 S.
Glenstone Ave. Known for a world-class wine
selection, the store also offers a deli with a
variety of meats and cheeses, a humidor with
quality cigars, a collection of Reidel crystal,
and unique gift items. Mon.–Sat.,
8 a.m.–midnight; Sun., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Free
admission. www.BrownDerby.com.
Butterfly House SPRINGFIELD
417–593-3414, 2400 S. Scenic. The Butterfly
House located in Close Memorial Park, next to
the Ornamental Grass Garden, is screened in,
and butterflies can be viewed from outside
during non-business hours. Sat.–Sun.,
10 a.m.–6 p.m. May 15–Sept. 30. Free.
ParkBoard.org/info/city_parks/index.html.
The Calaboose SPRINGFIELD 417-837-5868,
409 W. McDaniel St. An 1891 Calaboose (jail).
Restored in 1999. Now a police substation.
There is a police museum on the first floor.
Tours given weekdays, by appointment only;
minimum of two days notice required. On the
National Register of Historic Places. Free
admission. info@SpringfieldHistoryMuseum.org.
Candy House Gourmet
Chocolates–Parkcrest Shopping Center
SPRINGFIELD 417-883-3900, 3857 S.
Campbell Ave. Famous for hand-dipped
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800-313-8530
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Branson Grand Oaks Hotel 2315 Green Mountain Drive •
800-553-6423
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Branson Grand Plaza Hotel 245 N. Wildwood Drive •
800-850-6646
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Branson Green Gables Inn 2400 Green Mountain Drive •
800-336-2497
$$ • • •

Branson Guest House Windmill Inn and Suites 2425 W. 76
Country Blvd. • 866-369-6994
$$ • • •
Branson Hall of Fame Motel 3005 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
417-335-4255
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson Hampton Inn Branson-Branson Hills 200 S. Payne
Stewart Drive • 866-280-7850
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Branson Hampton on the Strip 3695 W. Route 76 Country
Blvd. • 417-337-5762
$$$ • • • •

Branson Happy Valley Lodge 867 Jakes Creek Trail •
866-885-2342
$$–$$$ • •
Branson Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel 200 E. Main
St. • 417-336-5400
$$$–
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Branson Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing 3 Branson
Landing Blvd. • 800-445-8667
$$$–
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• • • • •

Branson Holiday Inn Express Green Mountain–Branson 2801
Green Mountain Drive • 417-336-2100
$$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites–Branson 1970
W. 76 Country Blvd. • 417-336-1100
$$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Homestead Motel–Branson 1024 W. Main St. •
888-875-1568
$–$$ • •
Branson Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center 3598
Shepherd of the Hills Expressway • 800-942-3553
$$ • • • •

Branson Howard Johnson–Branson 3027 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
800-336-3212
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson Hunter’s Friend Resort and Condos 118 Myrtle Lane •
800-338-2842
$–$$$$ • •
Branson Indian Point Lodge and Condos 71 Dogwood Park
Trail • 800-888-1891
$–$$$$ • •
Branson Indian Trails Resort 175 Harbor Lane • 417-338-2327 $$–$$$ • •
Branson King’s Quarters Hotel 226 Expressway Lane •
417-334-5464
$–$$ • •
Branson Knight’s Inn & Suites 3775 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
800-545-9617
$–$$$ • • •
Branson Landmark Inn 315 N. Commercial • 417-334-1304 $–$$ •

Branson Leisure Country Inn 3350 W. Route 76 • 800-655-7330 $$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Lilleys Landing Resort and Marina 367 River Lane •
888-545-5397
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Branson Lodge at the Falls 3245 Falls Parkway • 417-336-3255 $$–$$$ • • • •
Branson Lodges At Table Rock 229 Willow Oak Lane •
913-220-6453
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Branson Lynina Inn 2772 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway •
417-334-2277
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Branson Marina Inn Resort 42 Myrtle Lane • 800-338-7228 $–$$$$ • • •
Branson Meadow Brook Resort Nightly Condo Rentals Willow
Bend and Meadow Brook Lane • 402-423-5360
$$–$$$ •
Branson Melody Lane Inn 2821 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
800-338-8598
$$–$$$ •

Branson Nightly Condo Rentals–Rental Agency 350 S.
Wildwood Drive • 314-808-5015
$$
Branson Oak Grove Inn 215 N. Gretna Road • 800-720-7873 $–$$ •
Branson Outback Roadhouse Motel & Suites 1910 W. 76
Country Blvd. • 417-334-7200
$$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Ozark Mountain Inn–Branson 1415 W. 76 Country
Blvd. • 417-334-8300
$$–$$$ • • • •
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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chocolates since 1970, Candy House also offers
fudges, brittles, English toffee, caramel pecan
treats, caramel nut corn, Jelly Belly’s, kids’
candy and sugar-free treats. Mon.–Sat., 10
a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m. Year-round.
www.CandyHouse.net.
Candy House Gourmet
Chocolates–Southern Hills Shopping Center
SPRINGFIELD 417-889-5554, 2936 E.
Sunshine St. Famous for hand-dipped
chocolates since 1970, Candy House also offers
fudges, brittles, English toffee, caramel pecan
treats, caramel nut corn, Jelly Belly’s, kids’
candy and sugar-free treats. Mon.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m. Year-
round. www.CandyHouse.net.
Chesterfield Park and Family Center
SPRINGFIELD 417-891-1616, 2511 W. Republic
Road. A 30,000-square-foot complex on 40
acres; indoor gym with cushioned sports floor,
suited for basketball, volleyball, dance and
gymnastics; weight room; indoor/outdoor track.
Seats 500. Locker rooms, playground,
swimming. www.ParkBoard.org.
Commercial Street Historic District
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-7015, Commercial
Street, between Washington and Lyon avenues.
Take in Springfield’s first national historic
district. Do the C-Street Stroll, to enjoy the
vibe of this eclectic artisan, entertainment and
shopping destination in a tightly knit
community of trendsetters, artists and
environmentalists. Year-round. Self-guided.
www.ItsAllDowntown.com/cstreet.
Cooper Sports Complex SPRINGFIELD
417-837-5817, 2501 E. Pythian St. This complex
features 2,500-seat Mediacom Tennis Stadium,
home of the Springfield Lasers World Tennis
Team, as well as soccer and baseball fields.
Free admission. ParkBoard.org/info/facilities/
ctc/index.html.
The Creamery Arts Center SPRINGFIELD
417-862-2787, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. In
Jordan Valley Park, across from Hammons
Field. Home to the Springfield Regional Arts
Council, Springfield Ballet, Springfield
Regional Opera, Springfield Symphony, a
costume design shop and set fabrication
shop. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.
www.SpringfieldArts.org.
Crystal Cave SPRINGFIELD 417-833-9599,
7225 E. Crystal Cave Lane. Enjoy the beauty
of Crystal Cave as you walk through natural
paths. Handrails and stone steps guide you
along to see wells and symbols that indicate
American Indian habitation. The guided
tour takes about 90 minutes. $9.
www.CrystalCaveMissouri.com.
Dickerson Park Zoo SPRINGFIELD
417-833-1570, 1401 W. Norton Road. Take a walk
on the wild side and see animals from around
the world in an up-close setting. Themes include
habitats from Africa, Tropical Asia, South
Southwest Missouri
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Branson Ozark Trout Resort 347 River Lane • 417-335-4619 $$–$$$ • • •
Branson Ozark Valley Inn 2693 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 800-947-4666
$–$$ • • • •
Branson Peach Tree Inn 2450 Green Mountain Drive •
800-364-7322
$–$$ • • • •

Branson Peppertree at Thousand Hills 2800 Green Mountain
Drive • 417-336-1329
$$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Pointe Royale Condominium Resort and Golf Course
158 Pointe Royale Drive • 800-962-4710
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Branson Quality Inn Branson 3269 Shepherd of the Hills
Express • 800-245-3308
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Branson Radisson Hotel–Branson 120 S. Wildwood Drive •
417-335-5767
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Branson Ramada Limited 2316 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 417-337-5207
$$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Ramada on the Strip 1700 W. 76 Country Blvd. •
417-334-1000
$–$$ • • • • •

Branson Residence Inn–Branson 280 S. Wildwood Drive •
417-336-4077
$$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Ria Motor Inn 3325 W. Route 76 • 866-258-1657 $$ • • • •
Branson Roark Vacation Resort 403 N. Veterans Blvd •
417-334-3196
$$–$$$ • • • •
Branson Rock Lane Resort 611 Rock Lane Road •
866-220-6734
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Branson Rosebud Inn 1415 Roark Valley Road • 800-767-3522 $$ • • •

Branson Scenic Hills Inn 2422 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 888-800-5577
$–$$$ • • •
Branson Seven Gables Inn 305 Route 165 • 417-334-7077 $$ • • •
Branson Still Waters Condominium Resort 21 Stillwater Trail •
800-777-2320
$–$$$ • • •
Branson Stonecastle Hotel & Conference Center (formerly Settle
Inn) 3050 Green Mountain Drive • 800-677-6906
$$–$$$ • • • •

Branson Stormy Point Village 132 Cape Cod Drive •
800-866-1102
$$$–
$$$$
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Branson Stormypoint Vilage at Festiva Resorts 79 Cape Cod
Drive • 866-656-2486
$$$–
$$$$
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Branson Sunset Nightly Rentals 301 W. Pacific • 877-784-4614 $$$–
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Branson Super 8 Central 3470 Keeter St. • 800-698-9390 $$ • • • •

Branson Thousand Hills Golf Resort 245 S. Wildwood Drive •
800-864-4145
$$–$$$ • • • •
Branson Trail’s End Log Cabins 71 Dogwood Park Trail •
800-888-1891
$–$$$$ • •
Branson Treehouse Condo Rentals 2150 Indian Point Road •
800-328-5199
$$–$$$
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Branson Tribesman Resort 416 Cave Lane • 800-447-3327 $$–
$$$$
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Branson Twelve Oaks Inn 205 Schaefer Drive • 888-336-7340 $–$$ • • •

Branson The Village At Indian Point 24 Village Trail •
800-984-7847
$$$–
$$$$
• • • •
Branson Vacation Homes In Branson 1000 Indian Point Road •
913-206-1630
$$$$ • •
Branson Welk Resort Branson 1984 Route 165 • 800-505-9355 $$–
$$$$
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Branson Westgate Branson Woods Resort 2201 Roark Valley
Road • 888-808-7410
$–$$$$ • • •
Branson Whispering Hills Inn 2346 Shepherd of the Hills
Expressway • 888-485-8030
$$ • • •

Branson White Wing Resort 1028 Jakes Creek Trail •
800-523-4286
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson The Wilderness at Silver Dollar City 5125 Route 265 •
800-477-5164
$$–$$$ • •
$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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America, Australia and Missouri. For a special
thrill, you can feed the giraffes. $8; ages 60+
and 3–12, $5. www.DickersonParkZoo.org.
Discovery Center SPRINGFIELD
417-862-9910, 438 E. St. Louis St. Discovery
Center is an interactive hands-on science
center for all ages. There are a variety of
exhibits and exploration galleries. Open
Tue.–Thu., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–8 p.m.;
Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
$9; ages 60+, $8; ages 3–15, $7.
www.DiscoveryCenter.org.
EagleRider SPRINGFIELD 417-869-7433,
1210 W. Sunshine St. Rent a Harley-Davidson
motorcycle. In the area known as Ozark Mountain
Country. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.–Sun.,
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Springfield.EagleRider.com.
Eclectic Avenue Shops SPRINGFIELD
417-868-8181, 300-400 blocks of South
Campbell Avenue. This colorful neighborhood
features handmade artwork, craft
demonstrations, collectibles and fair trade
goods at Springfield Pottery, Global Fayre,
Springfield Hot Glass and Ampersand.
Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Enterprise Park Lanes SPRINGFIELD
417-883-0511, 1625 S. Enterprise Ave.
Springfield’s largest bowling center is a family
fun center and home to the Great Ozarks
Open. Visit website for hours or call for more
information. www.EnterpriseParkLanes.com.
Fantastic Caverns SPRINGFIELD
417-833-2010, 4872 N. Route 125. America’s
only ride-through cave. A 55-minute guided
tour follows an ancient underground riverbed
filled with massive formations. The cave
stays at 60° year-round. Daily 8 a.m.–dusk,
except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day. $6–$21.
www.FantasticCaverns.com.
Fellows Lake SPRINGFIELD 417-895-6880,
Route 65 north; to Green County AA, turn left.
The lake has a picnic area and marina with
boating limited to 40 horsepower motors.
Excellent muskie population is developing in
the lake. Free. www.ParkBoard.org.
Founders Park SPRINGFIELD
417-866-7444, 330 E. Water St. Features focus
on Springfield’s history; amphitheater on-site.
Free public performances feature a selection of
local musical, theater and group ensembles for
a lunchtime artistic treat on Wed. May–July:
open daily, 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Free admission.
www.SpringfieldMo.gov/founders/index.html.
Fresh Art Gallery SPRINGFIELD
417-862-2787, Southwest corner of Campbell
Avenue and Walnut Street, Springfield’s only
collective art gallery featuring art strictly by
local and regional artists and managed by the
artists. More than 20 artists showcase works in
a wide variety of media. Tue.–Wed., 11 a.m.–
6 p.m.; Thu.–Sat., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Free.
www.SpringfieldArts.org.
Fun Acre Miniature Golf SPRINGFIELD
417-889-1872, 2500 S. Campbell. Classic 18
holes; also has batting cages. Located behind
Old Town Shopping Center; six blocks south
of Bass Pro Shops. Times vary by season and
with weather. $1.25–$2.50.
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Branson West Acorn Acres RV Park & Villas 159 Acorn Acres Lane •
417-338-2500
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Branson West Andersen’s Valley View Resort 9 View Tablerock
Landing • 417-338-2645
$$–$$$ • •
Branson West Bar M Resort–Cabins 207 Bar M Lane • 417-338-2593 $$–$$$ • •
Branson West Best View Branson Condos 550 Notch Lane • 888-
879-0388
$$$ • •
Branson West Best Western Branson Inn and Conference
Center–Branson West 8514 Route 76 • 417-338-2141
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson West Boomerang Resort Cabins 79 Return Too Lane •
417-338-2358
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson West Branson Condos at Notch Estates 607 Notch Lane •
918-639-7680
$$–$$$ • •
Branson West Branson Notch Estates Nightly Rentals 161 Notch
Lane • 866-453-1931
$$$–
$$$$
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Branson West Branson Townhome Nightly Rentals Golf Drive and
Birdie Lane • 866-384-5783
$$$–
$$$$
• • • • •

Branson West Econo Lodge–Branson West 17483 Business 13 •
800-542-3326
$–$$ • • •

Branson West Fish Hook Resort Lakefront Cottages 36 Fish Hook
Lane • 417-338-2354
$$–$$$ • •
Branson West Four Seasons Resort–Kitchenette Cabins 410
Vacation Lane • 417-739-4441
$$–
$$$$
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Branson West Gobbler’s Mountain Resort Cabins 595 Tom Turkey
Circle • 417-338-2304
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson West Green Valley Resort 87 Greenvalley Lane • 417-338-2241 $–$$$$ • •
Branson West Holiday Hideaway Resort 10 Holiday Hideaway
Court • 417-739-4542
$$–$$$ • •
Branson West Lakeside Resort and General Store 153 Coney Drive •
417-338-2442
$$–$$$ • • •
Branson West Lakeview Inn 10930 Route 76 • 417-272-8195 $–$$ • • •
Branson West Lazy Lee’s Resort 49 Lazylee Lane • 417-338-2253 $$–$$$ • • •
Branson West Lone Pine Resort 137 Third St. • 800-378-7081 $$–$$$ • •
Branson West My Home Beyond 50 Stonebridge Village Parkway •
417-231-4448
$$$–
$$$$
• • • • •
Branson West Shore Acres Resort Cottages 113 Shore Acres Lane •
800-471-8718
$$–$$$ • •
Branson West Stonebridge Resort 50 Stonebridge Parkway •
417-332-1300
$$–
$$$$
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Branson West Twin Oaks Resort 638 Double Day Loop •
800-920-9065
$$$–
$$$$
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Butler Bethany House 510 N. Maple • 660-679-8424 $$ • •
Butler Days Inn–Butler 100 S. Fran Ave. • 660-679-4544 $$ • • • •

Butler Super 8–Butler 1114 W. Fort Scott St. • 660-679-6183 $–$$ • •

Cape Fair Cottages at Fair Haven Cove 7282 W. Route 76 •
417-538-0838
$$ • •
Carthage Best Western Precious Moments Hotel 2701 Hazel
St. • 417-359-5900
$$–$$$ • • • •

Carthage Carthage Inn 2244 Grand Ave. • 417-358-2499 $–$$ • • •
Carthage Econo Lodge–Carthage 1441 W. Central Ave. •
417-358-3900
$$–$$$ • • • •

Carthage Jenkins Creek Resort 1222 County Loop 95 •
417-548-3181
$$$ •
Cassville Americas Best Value Inn–Cassville 101 S. Route 37 •
417-847-4888
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Cassville Cedar Hill Cottage 15244 Route F • 417-271-9524 $$$
Cassville Roaring River State Park Lodging 12716 Farm Road
2239 • 417-847-2330
$$–$$$ • • •

$ less than $50 | $$ $50–$99 | $$$ $100–$199 | $$$$ $200 or more | fully ADA compliant
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Gillioz Theatre SPRINGFIELD 417-863-7843,
325 Park Central East. Come experience the
arts in the 1926 historic Gillioz Theatre.
Through a formal lobby to a golden sky of
ornate paintings and detailed architecture,
you will enjoy live theater, movies, conventions
and concerts. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
www.Gillioz.org.
Gray/Campbell Farmstead SPRINGFIELD
417-864-1049, 2400 Scenic Ave. The home of
John Polk Campbell, nephew and namesake of
the founder of Springfield. The farmstead
includes the 1856 house, detached log kitchen,
log granary, two-crib barn, artifacts and the
family cemetery. Guides are present many
weekends. Free. www.ParkBoard.org.
Grizzly Industrial SPRINGFIELD
417-887-9191, 1815 W. Battlefield Road. The
huge showroom here features top-quality
woodworking and metalworking tools and
name-brand accessories. See live
demonstrations. Mon.–Sat., 8:30 a.m.–
6 p.m. Free. www.Grizzly.com.
Honey Heaven and the Vineyard Tearoom
SPRINGFIELD 417-869-0233, 2516 S.
Campbell. Ozarks’ largest beekeepers; offering
local raw honey products made fresh daily at
the store. Live observation hive tours. Tearoom
and gift shop. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat.,
10 a.m.–3 p.m. Tearoom: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Tour,
$3. www.HoneyHeaven.com.
Jefferson Avenue Footbridge SPRINGFIELD
417-864-7015, 101 E. Commercial St. At
562 feet, this century-old footbridge is the
country’s longest. Sun.–Sat., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free. www.ItsAllDowntown.com/cstreet.
Jordan Valley Park SPRINGFIELD 417-866-7444,
735 E. Trafficway St. An urban meadow vast
enough to find places for solitude and places to
socialize. Jordan Valley is designed to mix open
space and buildings, water and meadows,
playgrounds and plazas. Sun.–Sat., 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Free. www.SpringfieldMo.gov/jvp.
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the
Performing Arts SPRINGFIELD 417-836-7678,
525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. Enjoy the
Broadway series and other national touring
performances in one of the Midwest’s
entertainment venues. Office hours: Mon.–Fri.,
8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.HammonsHall.com.
Jump Mania SPRINGFIELD 417-881-5867,
2745 S. Kansas Expressway. One of the biggest
inflatable parks in Southwest Missouri. Kids
can jump, climb, bounce, and slide as
long as they want. With more than 8,700
square feet of inflatable fun, and a
baby/toddler center. Concession stand.
$5–$8. www.JumpManiaSpringfield.com.
Lake Springfield Park SPRINGFIELD
417-891-1550, 5324 S. Kissick Ave. The park
includes fishing in Springfield Lake, hiking,
canoe and kayak rentals, and pavilions and
Southwest Missouri
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Cassville Royal W Resort Cabins 20243 Route 112 •
800-798-2904
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Dadeville Stockton State Park Lodging 19100 S. Route 215 •
417-276-5422
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Dora Lost Cabins Resort County Road 382 • 417-261-1409 $–$$$ •
Dora Tree House Cabins and River of Life Farm RR 1, Box
4535 • 417-261-7777
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Forsyth Jellystone Park 11020 Route 76 • 888-892-1559 $$–$$$ • • • •

Galena Hide-Away Resort Cabins 1715 Hideaway Road •
417-538-2992
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Golden Meek’s Retreat 25812 Farm Road 2250 • 417-271-4662 $$$–
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Hollister Emerald Bay Yacht Club Condo Rental 225 Lower
Emerald Bay Circle • 501-915-8600
$$–$$$ • • •
Hollister Ozark Bed and Breakfast Rental Service 738 Acacia
Club Road • 800-933-8529
$$–
$$$$
Hollister Paradise Point Resort 250 Lakewood Drive •
888-698-5667
$$$–
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Hollister Porch Swing Vacation Homes • 541-301-4682 $$$$ • • •
Hollister Rock View Resort 1049 Parkview Drive • 800-375-9530 $$ • •
Hollister Trout Hollow Lodge 1458 Acacia Club Road •
800-328-1246
$$–$$$ •
Hollister Vickery Resort Condominiums 238 Tina St. •
800-662-0552
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Isabella Biltmore Resort HC 1 Box 1245 • 417-273-4499 $$–$$$ • •
Isabella Spring Creek Resort HC 1 Box 1235 • 417-273-4333 $$–$$$ • •
Isabella Wing and Fin Resort HC 1 Box 1290 • 417-273-4242 $$–$$$ • •
Joplin Candlewood Suites–Joplin 3512 S. Range Line Road •
800-607-2955
$$–$$$ • • •

Joplin Comfort Inn and Suites–Joplin 3400 S. Range Line
Road • 417-627-0400
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Joplin Creekside Cottage Bed and Breakfast 4041
Broadlawn Blvd. • 417-674-7704
$$$ •
Joplin Drury Inn–Joplin 3601 Range Line Road • 417-781-8000 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Joplin Fairfield Inn–Joplin 3301 S. Range Line Road •
417-624-7800
$$–$$$ • •
Joplin Hampton Inn–Joplin 3107 E. 36th St. • 417-659-9900 $$–
$$$$
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Joplin Hilton Garden Inn–Joplin 2644 E. 32nd St. •
417-206-6700
$$$ • • •

Joplin Holiday Inn–Joplin 3615 S. Range Line Road •
417-782-1000
$$–$$$ • • • • • •

Joplin La Quinta Inn–Joplin 3320 S. Range Line Road •
417-781-0500
$$–$$$ • • • • •

Joplin Lakeside Cottages of Joplin 2008 Arthur Lane •
417-781-9230
$$$ •
Joplin Quality Inn–Joplin 3325 S. Arizona Ave. • 417-627-0440 $$ • • •

Joplin Residence Inn–Joplin 3128 E. John Q. Hammons
Blvd. • 417-782-0908
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Joplin Sunrise Inn 3600 S. Range Line Road • 417-624-8400 $–$$ • • •
Joplin TownePlace Suites–Joplin 4026 Arizona Ave. •
417-659-8111
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Kimberling City At the Lake Whispering Woods Resort 149 Hiawatha
Trail • 800-226-4951
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Kimberling City Porch Swing Vacation Homes • 541-301-4682 $$$$ • •
Kimberling City Schooner Creek Resort 27 Schooner Creek Road •
877-739-4417
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playgrounds. Mon.–Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ParkBoard.org/info/city_parks/lake_springfield/
index.htm.
Lake Springfield Park Boathouse and
Marina SPRINGFIELD 417-895-6880, Route
65 south to Evans Road; turn right. This public
recreation area offers fishing and boating,
limited to six horsepower motors. Canoe and
kayak rentals available. Grills, lake, picnic
area, playground, restroom and shelters.
www.ParkBoard.org.
Lasers World Team Tennis SPRINGFIELD
417-864-1339, 2331 Pythian St. The Lasers
team is a franchise of the World TeamTennis
(WTT) Professional League. Call for
information or see website for schedules. July.
www.SpringfieldLasers.com.
The Library Center SPRINGFIELD
417-882-0714, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. An
82,000-square-foot library featuring a gift
shop, cafe, story garden, life-sized giraffe,
genealogy research area, computers and
Wi-Fi. In the Springfield-Greene County Library
District. Mon.–Sat., 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun.,
1 p.m.–5 p.m. Free. www.TheLibrary.org.
The Library Station SPRINGFIELD
417-865-1340, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.
A 36,000-square-foot library with a
transportation theme; features memorabilia,
pictures, covered bridge replica, gift shop and
cafe, Wi-Fi. In the Springfield-Greene County
Library District. Mon.–Sat., 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.;
Sun., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Free. www.TheLibrary.org.
Longboat Outfitters SPRINGFIELD
417-293-3860, 727 W. Pershing St. $350/day.
www.LongboatOutfitters.com.
Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-1049, Nathanael
Greene Park. Take a self-guided tour of these
gardens. Free. www.ParkBoard.org.
Mediacom Ice Park SPRINGFIELD
417-866-7444, 635 E. Trafficway St. Mediacom
Ice Park provides ice sports entertainment.
Whether you are an experienced skater or
trying it for the first time, try our open skating
or one of the instructional programs available
for all ages and skill levels. $4–$5.50.
www.IcePark.org.
Mike’s Unique Collectable and Antique Flea
Market SPRINGFIELD 417-869-5400, 3335 W.
Sunshine St. More than 35,000 sq. ft. of
shopping with more than 270 booths,
numerous show cases and a large furniture
section. Open: Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun.,
11 a.m.–6 p.m. Pet-friendly if you can carry
them or put them in a cart. Free admission.
www.MikesUnique.com.
Missouri Institute of Natural Science
SPRINGFIELD 417-883-0594, 2327 W. Farm
Road 190. The museum has a plethora of
fossils from around the world, as well as all
the fossils from Riverbluff Cave. See ongoing
work being done by touring the lab; view the
display area. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat.,
by appointment only. Year-round. Free
admission. www.RiverbluffCave.com.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame SPRINGFIELD
417-889-3100, 3861 E. Stan Musial Drive. More
than 4,000 sports displays, in a two-story,
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Lampe Quiet Acres Resort 2307 Quiet Acres Road •
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Mansfield Mansfield Woods Vacation Cottages 2991 Route A •
417-924-1345
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Marshfield Holiday Inn Express-Marshfield 1301 Banning St. •
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Neosho Best Western Big Spring Lodge 1810 Southern View
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Neosho Booneslick Lodge–Neosho 1602 Industrial Drive •
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Neosho Plymouth Rock Motel 2205 S. Business 71 • 417-451-1428 $–$$
Neosho Super 8–Neosho 3085 Gardner Edgewood Drive •
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Nevada Americas Best Value Inn and Suites–Nevada 2345 E.
Marvel Road • 417-667-6777
$–$$$ • • • •

Nevada Country Inn and Suites–Nevada 2520 E. Austin
Blvd. • 417-667-9292
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Nevada Ramsey’s Motel 1514 E. Austin Blvd. • 417-667-5273 $–$$$ • • • •
Nevada Super 8–Nevada 2301 E. Austin Blvd. • 417-667-8888 $–$$ • • •

Nixa Super 8–Nixa 418 N. Massey Blvd. • 417-725-0880 $$ • • • •
Ozark Days Inn–Ozark 900 N. 18th St. • 417-581-5800 $$ • • •

Pineville Booneslick Lodge–Jane/Pineville 21140 S. Route 71 •
417-226-1888
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Pineville Huckleberry Stables and Cabins 4174 Route K •
417-223-2343
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Point Lookout Mabee Lodge at The Keeter Center 1 Opportunity
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Pontiac Lost Cove Resort Cabins HC 1 Box 952 • 417-679-2424 $$$
Pontiac Pontiac Lodge HC 1 Box 500 • 800-633-7920 $–$$
Protem Blue Waters Resort Cabins and RV Park 4962
McBride Road • 877-394-7051
$–$$$ • •
Reeds Spring Branson Townhome Nightly Rentals 1241 Golf Drive •
866-384-5783
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Reeds Spring Four Seasons Resort 410 Vacation Lane • 417-739-4441 $$–
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Rich Hill Apache Motel Route 3 Box 309A • 417-395-2161 $–$$ •
Ridgedale Big Cedar Resort 612 Devil’s Pool Road • 800-225-6343 $$–
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Rockaway Beach Branson Lakes Family Resort–Cabins 200 Lake St. •
800-886-9184
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Rockaway Beach Kerr’s Kountry Kabins 248 Wildflower St. • 800-561-4704 $–$$$ • •
Rockaway Beach Rainbow Haven Resort & Marina 2927 Route 176 •
888-561-4179
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Shell Knob Campbell Point Resort 486 Campbell Point Road •
800-304-6139
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Shell Knob Green Cocoon Lakefront Cabins 21370 High Dive
Road • 417-858-8800
$$$ •
Shell Knob Hardman Hollow Cabins 23604 Farm Road 1255 •
417-858-6415
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Shell Knob Pla-Port Resort Cabins 23107 Countyline Road •
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32,000-square-foot museum. Mon.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., noon–4 p.m. $2–$5.
www.MoSportsHallOfFame.com.
Mizumoto Stroll Garden–Nathanael Greene
Park SPRINGFIELD 417-864-1049, Nathanael
Greene Park. This landscaped, seven-acre
garden includes a teahouse, moon bridge,
moon deck and pagoda, all connected by
winding paths and bridges. Tours and event
space available. Thu.–Mon., 9 a.m.–
7:30 p.m. $3; ages 11 and younger, free.
www.ParkBoard.org.
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-1049, 2400 S. Scenic
Ave. A 100-acre botanical garden within a city
park. Hundreds of varieties of plants in 21
gardens and horticultural collections; picnic
facilities; trails; lake. Interpretive signage and cell
phone guided tour available. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free admission. www.FriendsOfTheGarden.org.
OOVVDA Winery SPRINGFIELD
417-833-4896, 5448 N. Berry Lane. OOVVDA
provides fruit wines and grape varietals, each
offered in a drier or sweeter version. Tasting,
tours, gift shop and outdoor seating. Bring
your picnic. See our website for event
schedules. Three miles north of I-44, at Exit
80. Free admission. www.Oovvda.com.
Ozark Greenways–Frisco Highline Trail
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-2015, Kearney Street
and Eldon Road. This is a 35-mile rail-to-trail
project connecting Springfield to Bolivar. The
trail has a crushed gravel surface. A 10-mile
equestrian section parallels the trail from
Wilard to Walnut Grove. Open sunrise–sunset.
Free. www.FriscoHighlineTrail.org.
Ozark Greenways–Galloway Creek
Greenway SPRINGFIELD 417-864-2015, P.O.
Box 50733. Six miles of paved trail, designated
a National Recreation Trail by the National
Park Service. Trailhead access points include
Sequoita Park, the Old Iron Bridge, Pet
Cemetery and Nature Center. Year-round. Free.
www.OzarkGreenways.org.
Ozark Greenways–Sac River Trail
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-2015. This trail is a
moderately rugged natural-surface trail popular
with mountain bikers and hikers. The perimeter
trail is two miles; but there are more than
eight miles of interconnecting single-track trail.
Free. www.OzarkGreenways.org.
Ozark Greenways–South Creek Greenway
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-2015. Has eight miles of
paved trail connecting numerous attractions,
including Nathanael Greene Park. Open
sunrise–sunset. Free. www.OzarkGreenways.org.
Ozark Greenways Trail Network SPRINGFIELD
417-864-2015, P.O. Box 50733. Take in the
Ozark outdoors on these trails: walk, run or
skate on Springfield’s growing urban trail
network. Free trail guide available. Year-round.
Free. www.OzarkGreenways.org.
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Shell Knob Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa 1257 Sunset
Timbers Trail • 800-792-3956
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Shell Knob Timbers Resort and Lodge 22351 White Rock Lane •
417-858-2723
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Springfield American Inn–Springfield 3550 E. Evergreen St. •
417-831-1080
$–$$ • • • •
Springfield Americas Best Value Inn 2335 N. Glenstone Ave. •
417-866-6776
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Springfield Arbor Suites at the Mall 1550 E. Raynell Place •
800-319-0811
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Springfield Battlefield Inn 2114 S. Glenstone Ave. • 417-883-1340 $–$$ • • •
Springfield Baymont Inn Airport–Springfield 2445 N. Airport
Plaza Ave. • 417-447-4666
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Baymont Inn and Suites–Springfield 3776 S.
Glenstone Ave. • 417-889-8188
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Best Budget Inn–Springfield 4433 W. Chestnut
Expressway • 417-865-5001
$–$$ • •
Springfield Best Western Coach House–Springfield 2535 N.
Glenstone Ave. • 417-862-0701
$$ • • • •
Springfield Best Western Deerfield Inn 3343 E. Battlefield Road •
417-887-2323
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Springfield Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven–Springfield 203 S.
Glenstone Ave. • 417-866-1963
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Springfield Budget Inn–Springfield 2455 N. Glenstone Ave. •
417-866-7400
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Springfield Budget Lodge of Springfield 3050 N. Kentwood •
417-833-9997
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Springfield Candlewood Suites I-44–Springfield 2800 N.
Glenstone Ave. • 417-866-4242
$$–$$$ • •
Springfield Candlewood Suites–Springfield I-44 1920 E. Kerr St. •
417-866-4242
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Candlewood Suites–Springfield South 1035 E.
Republic Rd • 417-881-8500
$$–$$$ •
Springfield Clarion Hotel and Conference Center–Springfield
3333 S. Glenstone Ave. • 417-883-6550
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Comfort Inn and Conference Center–Springfield 3370
E. Battlefield Road • 417-520-6200
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Comfort Inn and Suites North Glenstone–Springfield
2815 N. Glenstone Ave. • 417-869-8246
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Comfort Suites–Medical District 310 E. Monastery •
417-887-8500
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Courtyard–Springfield Airport 3527 W. Kearney St. •
417-869-6700
$$–$$$ • • • •
Springfield Crystal Suites 1260 E. Independence Ave. • 417-886-5090 $$–$$$ • • •
Springfield Days Inn–North Kentwood–Springfield 3114 N.
Kentwood Ave. • 417-833-4292
$$ • • • •
Springfield Days Inn Battlefield–Springfield 3260 E. Montclair
St. • 417-882-9484
$$ • • • •
Springfield Days Inn South–Springfield 621 W. Sunshine St. •
417-862-0153
$$–$$$ • • •
Springfield Dogwood Park Inn 815 N. Glenstone Ave. • 417-865-6681 $–$$ • • •
Springfield Doubletree Hotel–Springfield 2431 N. Glenstone
Ave. • 417-831-3131
$$–$$$ • • • • •
Springfield Drury Inn–Springfield 2715 N. Glenstone Ave. •
417-863-8400
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Springfield Eagle’s Lodge–Springfield 2611 N. Glenstone Ave. •
800-350-0155
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Springfield Econo Lodge West–Springfield 2808 N. Kansas
Expressway • 417-869-5600
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Springfield Economy Inn–Springfield 2555 N. Glenstone Ave. •
417-864-8459
$–$$
Springfield Extended Stay America–Springfield 1333 E. Kingsley
St. • 417-823-9100
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Springfield Fairvue Studios Motel 1116 W. Norton Road •
417-833-1550
$–$$ •
Springfield Flagship Motel 2209 N. Glenstone Ave. • 417-864-8560 $
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PFI Town SPRINGFIELD 417-889-2668, 2816
S. Ingram Mill Road. At 60,000 square feet,
Missouri’s largest Western store has more than
15,000 pairs of cowboy boots. Saddle City has
more than 500 saddles; Diamond Ridge
Market has 400 varieties of wine. Mon.–Sat.,
9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free
admission. www.PFIWestern.com.
Phelps Grove Park SPRINGFIELD
417-864-1049, 950 E. Bennett. Has a physical
fitness course, picnic areas, grills, horseshoe
pits, basketball court, tennis court, playground,
restrooms, shelters, a wading pool and
the xeriscape garden exhibit. Free.
www.ParkBoard.org.
Public Art and Sculpture Tour SPRINGFIELD
417-862-2787, Downtown. View colorful
paintings, sculptures and mosaics amid city
streets and downtown buildings. Call for
additional information. Tours are self-guided.
Free. www.SpringfieldArts.org.
Railroad Historical Museum SPRINGFIELD
417-882-9106, 1300 N. Grant Ave. Many hands-
on activities for children, such as ringing the
bell and exploring the cab of a Frisco 4524
locomotive, the Burlington Baggage Car, the
Chicago Northwestern Commuter Car and the
Burlington Northern Caboose. Sat., 2 p.m.–
4 p.m. May–October. Free.
Relics Antique Mall–Springfield SPRINGFIELD
417-885-0007, 2015 W. Battlefield Road. At
90,000 square feet, this is Missouri’s largest
antique mall. Wares from the 1770s to 1970s
are represented at Relics. Find items from
investment paintings and sculpture to kitchen
collectibles. www.RelicsAntiqueMall.com.
Ritter Springs Park SPRINGFIELD
417-864-1049, 3683 W. Farm Road 92. Day
camp, archery range, meeting facility, lake,
cave, nature trails, playground, bike trail, picnic
areas and pavilions, grills and horseshoe pits.
Free. www.ParkBoard.org.
Route 66 Springfield SPRINGFIELD Officially
recognized as the birthplace of Route 66; in
Springfield, April 30, 1926, officials first
proposed the name of the new Chicago to Los
Angeles highway. In 1938, Route 66 became
the first completely paved transcontinental
highway. www.Missouri66.org.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park
SPRINGFIELD 417-837-5949, 3825 W. Farm
Road 146. Hands-on year-round farm park
activities. 9 a.m.–5 p.m; closed Mon. Free.
www.ParkBoard.org.
Sequoita Park SPRINGFIELD 417-864-1049,
3500 S. Lone Pine Ave. Caves, duck pond, hub
of Galloway Greenways Trail, basketball court,
horseshoe pit, picnic area, restrooms,
playground equipment. In Galloway Village.
Free. www.ParkBoard.org.
The Skinny Improv SPRINGFIELD
417-831-5233, 301 Park Central East. An
improvisational comedy group that creates
scenes and games to entertain and involve the
audience. Located in the historic district;
box office opens one hour before the show;
call for specific show times. $10–$12.
www.TheSkinnyImprov.com.
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Springfield Greenstay Hotel and Suites–Springfield 222 N.
Ingram Mill Road • 877-284-1251
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Springfield Hampton Inn–Springfield South 3232 S. Glenstone
Ave. • 417-882-6611
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Springfield Hampton Inn and Suites–Springfield 2750 N.
Glenstone Ave. • 417-869-5548
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Springfield Hampton Inn–Springfield East 222 N. Ingram Mill
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Springfield Holiday Inn Express and Suites–Springfield 1117 E. St.
Louis St. • 417-862-0070
$$–$$$ • • • •

Springfield Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites–Springfield North 2720
N. Glenstone • 417-865-8600
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Springfield La Quinta Inn–Springfield North 1610 E. Evergreen
St. • 800-531-5900
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Springfield La Quinta Inn–Springfield South 2535 S. Campbell
Ave. • 417-890-6060
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Springfield Lamplighter Inn and Suites North Convention Center
2820 N. Glenstone Ave. • 417-869-3900
$$–$$$ • • • •

Springfield Lamplighter Inn–South 1772 S. Glenstone Ave. •
800-749-7275
$$–$$$ • • • • • •

Springfield Microtel Inn–Springfield 3125 N. Kentwood Ave. •
417-833-1500
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Springfield Motel 6–North Glenstone 2655 N. Glenstone Ave. •
417-831-2100
$–$$ •

Springfield Motel 6–Springfield 3404 E. Ridgeview St. • 417-882-2220 $$–$$$ • • •

Springfield Ozark Inn 2601 N. Glenstone Ave. • 417-865-6565 $–$$ • •

Springfield Plaza Inn 2933 N. Glenstone Ave. • 417-862-4301 $–$$ • • • •
Springfield Quality Inn 3330 E. Battlefield Road • 417-889-6300 $$–$$$ • • • • •

Springfield Quality Inn and Suites 3930 S. Overland Ave. •
417-888-0898
$$–$$$ • • • •

Springfield Quality Inn North Glenstone–Springfield 2745 N.
Glenstone Ave. • 417-869-0001
$$ • • • •

Springfield Ramada Limited 4445 W. Chestnut Expressway •
417-799-2200
$$–$$$ • • • •

Springfield Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center–
Springfield 2546 N. Glenstone Ave. • 417-866-5253
$$–$$$ • • • • • •

Springfield Rancho Motel 1720 E. Kearney St. • 417-862-0535 $–$$

Springfield Residence Inn–Springfield 1303 E. Kingsley St. •
417-890-0020
$$–$$$ • • • •

Springfield Sleep Inn–Medical District 233 El Camino Alto •
417-886-2464
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Springfield Super 8–Springfield South 3034 S. Moulder Ave. •
417-889-7313
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Springfield Super 8 Motel–I-44 3022 N. Kentwood Ave. •
417-833-9218
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Springfield University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center 333
John Q. Hammons Parkway • 417-864-7333
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Springfield Value Place 2021 W. Kingsley Ave. • 417-886-8600 $

Stockton Cabins at Stockton Lake 706 E. Oak St. • 417-808-0730 $$–$$$ • •
Stockton Caplinger Mills River Front Resort 14630 E. 676
Road • 417-276-5409
$$–$$$ • •

Stockton Orleans Trail Resort and Marina 15828 S. Route
1525 • 417-276-3566
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Tecumseh Marlaine’s Meadow HC 1 Box 1820 • 417-255-9476 $–$$$ •
Theodosia A Corner Lot in Paradise Vacation Home HC 3, Box
3600 • 417-273-2121
$$$–
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Theodosia Noland Point Resort HC 4–4408 • 800-343-1778 $–$$
Theodosia Turkey Creek Ranch Resort HC 3 Box 3180 •
417-273-4362
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Thornfield Ozark Hills Fleming Farm HC 77 Box 100 • 985-863-7164 $$$

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Springfield Art Museum SPRINGFIELD
417-837-5700, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. One of
Springfield’s oldest cultural institutions,
founded in 1928. Twelve galleries of fine art,
including more than 10,000 objects. Special
collections include 19th, 20th and 21st century
paintings; watercolors; sculptures and prints.
www.SpringfieldMo.gov/art.
Springfield Brewing Company SPRINGFIELD
417-832-8277, 305 S. Market Ave. Among the
most unique dining experiences in Springfield.
Craft beer prepared in-house, along with an
extensive menu. Live music nightly. Banquet
area; patio seating available. Mon.–Sat.,
11 a.m.–1:30 a.m.; Sun., noon–midnight.
www.SpringfieldBrewingCo.com.
Springfield Cardinals–Double A Baseball
SPRINGFIELD 417-863-0395, 955 E. Trafficway
St. The Springfield Cardinals are the AA team
of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization,
playing in the Texas league April–September.
Enjoy the game and watch future St. Louis
Cardinals play at Hammons Field. $8–$24.
www.SpringfieldCardinals.com.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
SPRINGFIELD 417-888-4237, 4600 S.
Chrisman Ave. Has six hiking trails of varying
lengths, a visitors center that includes a gift
shop, 150-seat auditorium and an indoor self-
guided exhibit area. Camping, hunting and
fishing are not allowed. Free admission.
www.MissouriConservation.org.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre at the
Vandivort Center Theatre SPRINGFIELD
417-831-8001, 305 E. Walnut St, 4th floor. Live
performances are presented three weekends
each month. Guests can enjoy plays, comedies,
musicals and revues. Classical and
contemporary. Tue.–Fri., noon–5 p.m. $10–$20.
www.SpringfieldContemporaryTheatre.org.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio SPRINGFIELD
417-868-8181, 314 S. Campbell Ave.
A working, glassblowing center, featuring
glassblowing and torch-working demonstrations,
classes and a gallery of original glass art for
sale. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free admission.
www.SpringfieldHotGlass.com.
Springfield Little Theatre at the Historic
Landers Theatre SPRINGFIELD 417-869-
1334, 311 E. Walnut St. Springfield Little
Theatre at the historic Landers Theatre
is Missouri’s oldest and largest civic
theater. Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
www.SpringfieldLittleTheatre.org.
Springfield National Cemetery SPRINGFIELD
417-881-9499, 1702 E. Seminole St. Heroes
from all wars are buried in the Springfield
National Cemetery, including a Revolutionary
War soldier and hundreds of Civil War soldiers
killed during the Battle of Pea Ridge, Battle of
Wilson’s Creek and the Battle of Springfield.
Free. GEdmondson@cem.va.gov.
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Ava Beaver Canoe Rental and Campground 417-796-2336 • • • • • • •
Branson America’s Best Campground–Branson 800-671-4399 • • • • • • • • •
Branson Antlers Resort and Campground 888-274-9046 • • • • • • • •
Branson Branson KOA 800-562-4177 • • • • • • • •

Branson Branson Lakeside RV Park 417-334-2915 • • • • • •
Branson Branson Shenanigans RV Park 800-338-7275 • • • • •
Branson Branson Stagecoach RV Park 417-335-8185 • • • • • • • •
Branson Compton Ridge Campground 800-233-8648 • • • • • • • • •
Branson Cooper Creek Resort and Campground 800-261-8398 • • • • • • • • • •
Branson Table Rock State Park Campgrounds 417-334-4704 • • • • • • • •

Branson Trail’s End Resort RV Park 800-888-1891 • • • • • • • •
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Branson West Bar M Resort and Campground 417-338-2593 • • • • • • • • •
Carthage Ballard’s Campground 417-359-0359 • • • • • •
Carthage Big Red Barn RV Park 417-358-2432 • • • • •
Carthage Coachlight RV Park 417-358-3666 •
Cassville Roaring River State Park Campgrounds 417-847-2539 • • • • • • • • • •

Cassville Royal W Resort 800-798-2904 • • • •
Dadeville Stockton State Park Campground 417-276-4259 • • • • • • • • • •

Eagle Rock Cozy Acres Family Campground 417-271-4215 • • • • • • • •
Eagle Rock Paradise Cove Camping Resort 417-271-4888 • • • • • • • •
Forsyth Jellystone Camp Resort 417-546-3000 • • • • • • • • • •

Joplin Zan’s Creekside Campground 417-782-0441 • • • • • • •
Kimberling City Waters Edge Cabin and RV Resort 800-439-3500 • • • • • • • • •
Mindenmines Prairie State Park Camping 417-843-6711 • •
Mountain Grove Missouri Park Campground 417-926-4104 • • • • • • • • •
Nevada Osage Prairie RV Park 417-667-2267 • • • • • • •
Noel Eagles Nest Camp and Canoe 417-475-3326 • • • • • • •
Noel Elk River Floats and Campground 417-475-3230 • • • • • • •
Noel Shady Beach Campground 417-475-6483 • • • • • • • • •
Noel Two Sons Floats and Camping 417-475-4774 • • • • • • • •
Noel Wayside Campground–Noel 417-475-3230 • • • • • • •
Pineville Big Elk Camp and Canoe 417-223-4635 • • • • • •
Rockaway Beach Taneycomo Campground 417-561-4746 • • • • • • • •
Sarcoxie Beagle Bay RV Haven and Campground 417-310-4678 • • • • • • •
Springfield Route 66 KOA–Springfield 417-831-3645 • • • • • • • • •
Stockton Orleans Trail Marina Campground 417-276-5161 • • • • • • •
Springfield-Greene County History Museum
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-1976, 830 N. Boonville
Ave. Exhibits showcase the history of
Springfield and Greene County from the Ice
Age to the 1950s. There are two permanent,
hands-on exhibits for children. There are
several temporary exhibits each year.
Visit our website for schedules.
Admission free; donations accepted.
www.SpringfieldHistoryMuseum.org.
Springfield Skatepark SPRINGFIELD
417-868-8758, 945 W. Meadowmere St. Indoor
park is 13,500 square feet with Finland-birch
ramps; 25,000-square-foot outdoor concrete
park with rippin’ bowl, flow course and street
plaza. Spectator seating. Summer: 10 a.m.–
midnight; winter, Thu.–Sun., 3 p.m.–midnight.
$5–$10.
Swan Repertory Theatre Company
SPRINGFIELD 417-831-7926, 1330 E. Cherry
St. Works to bring professional, classical
theater to Southwest Missouri, through
performances, education and training.
Located in downtown Springfield. Call for
information. www.SwanRep.com.
Swing Right Miniature Golf and Driving
Range SPRINGFIELD 417-887-1556, 444 E.
Farm Road 192. Eighteen-hole miniature golf
course with waterfalls, ponds and fountains.
Driving range with covered tee boxes.
Indoor golf simulators with more than 30
championship courses. Hours vary by season;
call for schedule.
Ted E. Bear’s Toy Factory SPRINGFIELD
417-823-7883, 1839 E. Independence, Suite W.
Making stuffed toys the way you want is
interactive, family fun. From choosing the color
of eyes, to how softly it is stuffed, to the
ribbons in the bow, you are the toymaker.
Make a memorable Ozarks souvenir. Bring your
camera. Free admission; stuffed animals cost
$10–$21. www.TedEBearsToyFactory.com.
Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park
SPRINGFIELD 417-866-1127, 2450 E. Valley
Water Mill Road. Features a 17-acre lake with
fishing access, wetlands, spring-fed stream,
glades and forests. A 2.5-mile walking trail
loops the site. Open sunrise–sunset. Free.
www.WatershedCommittee.org.
“Wild Bill” Hickok Shootout Site SPRINGFIELD
417-881-5300, Park Central Square. See the
site where the nation’s first recorded shootout
occurred and helped solidify the reputation of
“Wild Bill” Hickok. A marker is on the side of
the building at Boonville Avenue and Park
Central East. www.SpringfieldMo.org.
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
SPRINGFIELD 417-864-1049, 1500 S. National
Ave. Take a leisurely stroll through this
Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden
designed to demonstrate efficient use of
water in landscaping. Free admission.
www.Outreach.Missouri.edu/greene/mgg/
xeriscape.htm.
Zen 3 Spa and Bodyworks SPRINGFIELD
417-866-9363, 619 S. Pickwick Ave. Relax,
Refresh and Renew. Massage, facials, body
treatments and waxing services provided in a
harmonious Zen atmosphere. Mon.–Sat.,
9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.Zen3Massage.com.
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Beaver Creek Brownbranch Beaver Canoe Rental 417-796-2336 • • • •
Big Sugar Creek, Elk
River, Huzzah River
Noel River Ranch Resort and Canoe Outfitter
800-951-6121
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Elk River Noel Elk River Floats & Campground 417-475-3230 • • • • • •
Elk River Pineville Shady Beach Floats 800-745-6481 • • • • • •
James River Crane Hootontown Canoe Rental 417-369-2266 • • • •
Springfield Lake Springfield Lake Springfield Park Boathouse & Marina
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Branson Kayak Branson 417-336-2811 • •
fully ADA compliant
Ride in the style of a bygone era
aboard authentic Zephyr Cars.
Continental breakfasts, lunches
and concessions, restored depot
and gift shop.
206 E. Main, Branson, MO 65616
www.bransontrain.com
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Orleans Trail Marina STOCKTON
417-276-5161, 15857 S. 1525 Road. We offer
475 slips (some covered); a store with
supplies; gas; mechanics and repair services.
We are a dealer for Beneteau and Hunter
sailboats. On Stockton Lake. March–October.
www.OrleansTrail.com.
Wild Animal Safari STRAFFORD
417-859-5300, 124 Jungle Drive. Have your
camera ready as you embark on our two-part
animal adventure. Experience up-close
encounters with all sorts of animals. Sun.–Sat.,
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Adults, $16; children, $12; ages 3
and younger, free. www.GoAnimalParadise.com.
Noland Point Fishing Resort THEODOSIA
800-343-1778, HC 4 Box 4408. Located on Bull
Shoals Lake. Seven fully furnished cabins. Units
include use of 12-stall boat dock; boat slip,
launch ramp, fish-cleaning station; swim deck.
RV spots by the day or the year. Boat rentals
available. Pet friendly. Year-round. Call for rates.
Partner Junction Sea-Doo Rentals THEODOSIA
417-273-4942, HC 2 Box 2796. An exciting way to
see Bull Shoals Lake. We rent Sea-Doo personal
watercraft, by the hour, half-day or day. Open
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Reserve yours early. $80+.
www.Partner-Junction.com/seadoo.html.
Turkey Creek Ranch Resort THEODOSIA
417-273-4362, HC 3 Box 3180. Lake resort with
a dude-ranch flavor; on 700 acres of Ozark
Mountains at Bull Shoals Lake. Housekeeping
cabins, two swimming pools, boat dock with
concrete launch ramps, boat rentals, guided
trail rides, playground, arcade, guest laundry.
$79–$259. www.TurkeyCreekRanch.com.
7C’s Winery WALNUT GROVE 417-788-2263,
502 E. 560th Road. Offering wines, mead (wine
made from honey) and wine accessories.
Check website for music and events. Bring a
picnic or buy one here. I-44, Exit 75; west on
Route 160; north on Route 123; east on County
Road 560. Tue.–Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
www.7CsWinery.com.
Bonniebrook Museum and Gallery WALNUT
SHADE 800-539-7437, 485 Rose O’Neill
Road. Gallery, museum and home tours at
family homestead of American artist Rose
O’Neill (1874–1944). Walking trails, historic
cemetery, picnic area, and outdoor sculpture
are open free daily. Open Tue.–Sat., 9 a.m.–
4 p.m. April–November. $7; younger than 13,
free. www.RoseOneill.org/bonnie
brookvisitorinformation.htm.
Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours WALNUT
SHADE 417-561-2500, 2339 Route 65. Visitors
of all ages are soaring in the Ozark Mountains,
through and over the trees, past rugged bluffs
and above the forest fauna. Authentic canopy
tours, with numerous zip lines, platforms
and sky bridges. Guided and safety
certified. March–December. $40–$130.
www.BransonZipline.com.
Ozark Shooters Sports Complex WALNUT
SHADE 417-443-3093, 759 Route 65.
www.OzarkShooters.com.
The Clubhouse Museum WEBB CITY
417-673-5866, 115 N. Madison St. Built in 1910
as the clubhouse for the employees of the
Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company,
this museum now houses Webb City history.
Tours by appointment. Free admission.
Jeannie, the Number One Gun of Battery B
WEBB CITY 417-673-1154, 555 S. Main St.
Jeannie, a 105mm howitzer, played a lead role
in the the 79th Division’s liberation of France in
World War II. A commemorative plaque
illustrates the crew and the gun’s operation.
Open year-round. Free.
Kneeling Miner Statue WEBB CITY
417-673-1154, 555 S. Main St. The 10-foot-tall
Kneeling Miner, created by Webb City artist
Jack Dawson, commemorates the city’s early
20th century history of lead mining. Open
year-round. Free.
Old Streetcar No. 60 WEBB CITY
417-673-1154, 555 S. Main. The fully restored
1893 streetcar rumbles around the tracks in
King Jack Park on holidays, and for birthdays,
anniversaries and reunions. Located adjacent
to the Webb City Chamber of Commerce
Office. Call the chamber to view the streetcar.
Praying Hands WEBB CITY 417-673-1154,
555 S. Main St. The Praying Hands statue,
created by local artist Jack Dawson in 1972, is
more than 32 feet high and weighs more than
100 tons. Free. www.PrayingHands.org.
Route 66 Mural WEBB CITY 417-673-1154,
101 W. Daugherty. Artist John Biggs depicts
Route 66 from Chicago to Webb City in a
mural on the Bruner Building in downtown
Webb City. The mural includes the St. Louis
skyline, the Jasper County Courthouse, Webb
House and the Praying Hands statue.
Route 66 Theater WEBB CITY 417-673-1155,
24 S. Main St. A renovated, nostalgic theater
from the era of Route 66. Family entertainment
featuring a different movie each week.
Wed.–Sun. Call for showtimes. Year-round.
Skateland of Webb City WEBB CITY
417-673-1099, Broadway and Madison streets.
Roller skating in the renovated powerhouse of
the Southwest Missouri Railway streetcar system.
Streetcar Depot WEBB CITY 417-673-1154,
555 S. Main St. The old Prosperity Junction
streetcar depot has been reconstructed at the
entrance to King Jack Park, next to the re-laid
tracks. It houses a display on the Southwest
Missouri Electric Railway. Free.
Webb City Farmers Market WEBB CITY
417-673-5866, 555 S. Main St. Year-round
market. May–October: Tue. and Fri., 11 a.m.–
3 p.m. June–September: Sat., 9 a.m.–noon.
November–April: first and third Fri., 11 a.m.–
3 p.m. Free admission. www.LocalHarvest.org/
farmers-markets/m3615.
Webb City Mural WEBB CITY 417-673-5514,
100 N. Main St. The 30-foot oil mural depicting
100 years of Webb City history is on
permanent display in one of the city’s oldest
businesses, Mid-Missouri Bank, during
business hours. Free.
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www.BransonParksAndRecreation.com
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Branson Pointe Royale Golf Course 417-334-4477 •
www.PointeRoyaleGolf.net
PB 18 70

Branson Thousand Hills Golf Course 417-334-4553 •
www.ThousandHillsGolf.com
PB 18 64
Hollister Branson Creek Golf Club 417-339-4653 •
www.BransonCreekGolf.com
PB 18 71
Marshfield Marshfield Country Club 417-859-4470 •
www.MarshfieldCountryClub.org
SP 18 70
Nevada Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course 417-448-2750 •
www.NevadaMo.org
PB 18 72
Springfield Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course 417-833-9962 •
Parkboard.org/info/golf/stewart/index.html
PB 18 70

Springfield Deer Lake Golf Course 417-865-8888 •
www.DeerLakeGolf.com/golf/proto/deerlakegolf
PB 18 72
Springfield Horton Smith Golf Course 417-891-1645 •
Parkboard.org/info/golf/horton/index.html
PB 18 70

Springfield Rivercut Municipal Golf Course 417-890-8468 •
Parkboard.org/info/golf/rivercut/index.html
PB 18 72

Theodosia Theodosia Country Club 417-273-4877 PB 9 35
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Blue Eye White River Lodge Bed and Breakfast
800-544-0257 • www.WhiteRiverLodgeBB.com
Log lodge with four guestrooms and a two-bedroom suite. Private baths.
Spectacular lake view. Wi-Fi. Branson, 15 miles.
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Branson Aunt Sadie's Bed and Breakfast
800-944-4250
Four private cottages with private hot tub and screened deck; some with
fireplace and jetted tub. Continental breakfast.
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Branson Bradford Inn Bed and Breakfast 800-357-
1466 • www.BradfordInn.us
New in 2010 is the Bradford Inn Eatery and Bakeshop. Spectacular views.
Themed rooms, some with jetted tubs. Free Wi-Fi.
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Branson Cameron’s Crag Bed and Breakfast
800-933-8529 • www.Camerons-Crag.com
King suites with private hot tubs overlooking Lake Taneycomo and the Branson
skyline.
$$$ • •
Branson Emory Creek Victorian Bed and Breakfast
417-334-3805 • www.EmoryCreekBnB.com
Grand Victorian in country setting. Conveniently located. Antique furnishings,
elegant private baths with jetted tubs.
$$–$$$ • •
Branson Josie’s Peaceful Getaway Bed and Breakfast
800-289-4125 • www.JosiesBandB.com
Lakefront. Fireplace. Private bath has jetted tub. Two-night minimum. No
smoking. Five minutes from Silver Dollar City.
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Branson Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast
800-285-9739 • www.LakeshoreBandB.com
On Table Rock Lake. Three guestrooms; queen beds. The family unit sleeps six.
Two miles to Silver Dollar City. Wi-Fi.
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Branson Patchwork Quilt Bed and Breakfast
800-933-8529 • www.BransonBedand
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Private suite with secluded hot tub. Includes bedroom with king bed,
living/dining room, full kitchen and private bath.
$$$ • • •
Branson West Anchor Inn on the Lake Bed and Breakfast
877-307-9140 •
www.AnchorInnOnTheLake.com
Lakeside location. Four guestrooms. Private baths with jetted tubs. Private
entrances. Hot tub. Fitness room. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • •
Brighton Eden Bed and Breakfast and Guest Ranch
417-267-2820 •
www.EdenBedandBreakfast.com
Cabin with kitchen, fireplace and one double bed. Hot tub. Horse stalls.
Located 15 miles north of Springfield.
$$$ •
Butler Bethany House 660-679-8424 Fully furnished home. Large covered porch, sunroom, three bedrooms (two with
queen bed; one with twin), private baths.
$$ • •
Carthage Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast
888-380-6786 • www.Grand-Avenue.com
Queen Anne Victorian located on historic Route 66. Carthage is a Civil War site
with many attractions.
$$–$$$ • • •
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Lebanon
Mexico
Moberly
Neosho
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Saint Joseph
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Sedalia
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Fair Grove Peaceful Springs Retreat Bed and Breakfast
417-759-7799 • www.PeacefulSprings.org
Entirely wheelchair accessible. Swimming pool. Hot tub. Walking trails. Wi-Fi.
Enjoy the sounds of nature.
$–$$ •

Hollister Falls On The Lake Bed and Breakfast
417-334-3833 • www.FallsOnTheLake.com
On Table Rock Lake. Three guestrooms; private baths; private balcony. Gardens
with waterfall. Boat ramp. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • • •
Hollister Red Bud Cove Bed and Breakfast
800-677-5525 • www.RedBudCove.com
Luxury suites, some with fireplace and spa. Located on Table Rock Lake, 15
minutes from Branson. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • • •
Joplin Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast
417-673-0833 • www.ProsperityBandB.com
Circa 1907 two-story brick school building. Four guestrooms upstairs. Private
baths. Covered deck. No smoking.
$$$ • •
Marshfield Dickey House Bed and Breakfast
417-468-3000 • www.DickeyHouse.com
Circa 1908 inn. Three guestrooms and four suites. Private baths with jetted
tubs. Wi-Fi. No smoking. Small pets allowed.
$$–$$$ • •
Nevada Red Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast
800-245-3685
Prairie-style home, circa 1900. Five guestrooms, most with private baths.
Internet. Smoking outdoors only. No pets.
$$ • • •
Ozark BarnAgain Bed and Breakfast 417-581-2276 •
www.OzarkUSA.com
Converted 1910 barn, 1.5 miles off Route 65 between Springfield and Branson.
Three guestrooms with private baths. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • •

Ozark Dear’s Rest Bed and Breakfast
417-581-3839 • www.DearsRest.com
Cedar cabin sleeps six. Hot tub; pool; fireplace; hiking; snorkeling in Bull Creek.
You are the only guests. Wi-Fi.
$$$ • • •
Rogersville Blackberry Creek Retreat Bed and Breakfast
417-859-7466 •
www.BlackberryCreekRetreat.com
Five guestrooms. On 40 secluded, wooded acres. Horseback trails. Fishing
ponds. Large area for private events. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • •
Springfield Mansion at Elfindale Bed and Breakfast
800-443-0237 • www.MansionAtElfindale.com
Circa 1892 mansion offering 13 suites. Meeting rooms are available. $$$ • •
Springfield Virginia Rose Bed and Breakfast 800-345-1412
www.bbOnline.com/mo/virginiarose
Circa 1906 Victorian on one wooded acre, in town. Two guestrooms; plus one
suite that sleeps four. Private baths. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • • •
Springfield Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
417-864-6346 • www.WalnutStreetInn.com
Twelve guestrooms; five have jetted tub; 10 have fireplaces; some private
balconies. Full breakfast. No smoking. Wi-Fi.
$$–$$$ • • •
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Mexico
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Neosho
Platte City
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SPECIAL THEATRE
& SHOW LISTINGS
BRANSON
SPECIAL THEATRE
& SHOW LISTINGS
3069 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy.,
Branson, MO
(417) 336-8742
Toll Free (877) 687-4241
Fax: (417) 348-1140
www.piercearrowtheater.com
Pierce Arrow Theater features masterful
harmonies, expert entertainers and
Branson’s funniest comedian Jarrett
Dougherty. Pierce Arrow is fun for
parents and kids of all ages.
PIERCE ARROW THEATER
2835 W Hwy 76, Box #1
Branson, MO 65616
(800) 998-8908
(417) 334-4528 • Fax (417) 334-4526
www.Baldknobbers.com
Branson’s first show, The Baldknobbers,
began Branson’s entertainment phenomenon
in 1959. Now over 50 years later, the family
legacy continues to WOW audiences with a
variety of great country classics, hot new
country hits and Lots Side-Spitting Comedy!
BALDKNOBBERS JAMBOREE
2920 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, MO 65616
www.presleys.com
The Presleys’, Four Generations
of Entertainment featuring
Country Favorites, Southern Gospel
and Hilarious Comedy.
For Tickets Call 1-800-335-4874 or Visit
www.Presleys.com
PRESLEYS’ COUNTRY JUBILEE
PO Box 5083
Branson MO 65615-5083
(417) 334-8287
www.ShowsInBranson.com
Go to www.ShowsInBranson.com for
information about Branson’s over 100 shows
featuring a variety of music, dance, comedy,
magic, acrobats, Broadway, drama, and more.
THE LEAGUE OF BRANSON THEATRE
OWNERS & SHOW PRODUCERS
3454 West Hwy 76 Country Blvd
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 332-2772
www.theduttons.com
Live in Branson, Missouri, these stars of
“America’s Got Talent” bring the house down!
If you haven’t seen The Duttons, you haven’t
been to Branson!
THE DUTTONS
1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616
(800) 377.1277
www.sight-sound.com
Sight & Sound Theatres brings the
bible to life on Branson’s largest
stage! Experience Noah – the Musical
and Miracle of Christmas in 2011.
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280 Wintergreen
Branson, MO 65616
866-99-TICKET (8-4253)
Reserve Branson’s shows, attractions,
and lodging with one simple call. Talk to
local experts. Prices at box office or less.
Serving visitors since 1994 with 7
locations. Mention this ad for extra
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State Agencies
Division of Tourism 573-751-4133,
www.visitmo.com
Division of State Parks 800-334-6946,
www.mostateparks.com
Missouri Arts Council 866-407-4752,
www.missouriartscouncil.org
Department of Transportation 573-751-2551,
www.modot.org
Road Conditions 800-222-6400,
www.modot.com
Department of Natural Resources
800-361-4827, www.dnr.mo.gov
Department of Agriculture 573-751-4211,
www.mda.mo.gov
Missouri Wine and Grape Board 800-392-9463,
www.missouriwine.org
Department of Conservation 573-751-4115,
www.mdc.mo.gov
Department of Economic Development
573-751-4962, www.ded.mo.gov
State Water Patrol 573-751-3333,
www.mswp.dps.mo.gov
State Highway Patrol 573-751-3313,
www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov
Missouri Tourism Affiliate
Welcome Centers
Laclede (Gen. John J. Pershing State Historic
Site) 660-963-2525,
www.mostateparks.com/pershingsite.htm
Lebanon 417-532-2148, www.lebanonmo.org
Ozark Heritage Welcome Center
888-256-8835, www.westplains.net/tourism.asp
Platte County 888-875-2883,
www.visitplatte.com
Pulaski County Tourism Center 573-336-6355,
www.visitpulaskicounty.org
Springfield 800-678-8767,
www.springfieldmo.org
Tourist Centers — Convention
& Visitor Bureaus
Arcadia Valley Visitor Center 573-546-7117,
www.arcadiavalley.biz
Arnold 636-282-6664, www.arnoldmo.org
Boonville Tourism Commission 660-882-2721,
www.goboonville.com
Bowling Green 573-324-3149,
www.visitbowlinggreenmo.com
Branson–Lakes Area 800-214-3661,
www.explorebranson.com
Cape Girardeau 800-777-0068,
www.visitcape.com
Carthage 417-359-8181, www.visit-carthage.com
Greater Chillicothe Visitors Region
877-224-4554, www.visitchillicothe.com
Clinton 660-885-2123, www.clintonmo.com
Columbia 800-652-0987,
www.visitcolumbiamo.com
Cuba Visitor Center 877-212-8429,
www.cubamochamber.com
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Affton 314-849-6499, www.afftonchamber.com
Albany 660-726-3807, www.albanymo.net
Alton 417-778-6321
Appleton City 660-476-2631
Arcadia 573-546-7117, www.arcadiavalley.biz
Arnold 636-296-1910, www.arnoldchamber.org
Augusta 800-748-7638,
www.augusta-chamber.org
Aurora 417-678-4150,
www.auroramochamber.com
Ava 417-683-4594, www.avachamber.org
Barton County 417-682-3595,
www.bartoncounty.com
Belton 816-331-2420,
www.beltonmochamber.com
Bethany 660-425-6358,
www.bethanyareachamber.com
Birch Tree 573-292-3414, www.birchtreemo.com
Bloomfield 573-568-2055
Blue Springs 816-229-8558,
www.bluespringschamber.com
Bolivar 417-326-4118, www.bolivarchamber.com
Bonne Terre 573-358-4000,
www.bonneterrechamber.com
Boonville 660-882-2721,
www.boonvillemochamber.com
Bowling Green 573-324-3733,
www.bgchamber.org
Branson 417-334-4084,
www.bransonchamber.com
Braymer 660-645-2802
Brentwood 314-963-9007,
www.brentwoodmochamber.com
Brookfield 660-258-7255,
www.brookfieldmochamber.com
Buckner 816-650-5535,
www.discoverynet.com/~ajsnead/mycomm/
chamber.html
Buffalo 417-345-2852, www.buffalococ.com
Butler Area 660-679-3380,
www.butlermochamber.org
Cabool 417-962-3136,
www.train.missouri.org/cabool
California 573-796-3040, www.calmo.com
Kingdom of Callaway 800-257-3554,
www.callawaychamber.com
Camdenton Area 800-769-1004,
www.camdentonchamber.com
Cameron 816-632-2005,
www.cameronmochamber.com
Canton 573-288-4413, www.showmecanton.com
Cape Fair 417-538-2222,
www.capefairchamber.com
Cape Girardeau 573-335-3312,
www.capechamber.com
Carl Junction 417-208-9082,
www.carljunctioncc.com
Carrollton Area 660-542-0922,
www.carrolltonareachamber.org
Carthage 417-358-2373,
www.carthagechamber.com
Hannibal 866-263-4825, www.visithannibal.com
Heart of Missouri Tourism Center (Kingdom
City) 573-642-7692, www.heartofmotourism.org
Hermann 800-932-8687,
www.visithermann.com
Hollister Visitors Center 417-334-3050,
www.hollisterchamber.net
Independence Tourism Department
800-748-7323, www.visitindependence.com
Jefferson City 800-769-4183,
www.visitjeffersoncity.com
Joplin 800-657-2534, www.visitjoplinmo.com
Kansas City 800-767-7700, www.visitkc.com
Kimmswick Visitor Center 636-464-6464,
www.gokimmswick.com
Lake of the Ozarks 800-386-5253,
www.funlake.com
Lebanon 866-532-2666,
www.lebanonmissouri.org
Lee’s Summit 888-647-5470,
www.lstourism.com
Maryland Heights 888-667-3236,
www.more2do.org
Nevada Tourism Center 417-667-5300,
www.visitnevadamo.com
Ozark Heritage Visitor Center (West Plains)
888-256-8835, www.westplains.net/tourism.asp
Platte County 888-875-2883,
www.visitplatte.com
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau 877-858-8687,
www.visitpulaskicounty.org
River Heritage Visitor Center (Clarksville)
573-242-3132, www.clarksvillemo.us
Rolla Visitor Center 888-809-3817,
www.visitrolla.com
Sedalia Area 800-827-5295,
www.visitsedaliamo.com
Sikeston 888-309-6591, visitsikeston.com
Springfield 800-678-8767,
www.springfieldmo.org
Greater St. Charles 800-366-242,
www.historicstcharles.com
St. James Tourist Information Center
573-265-3899, www.stjamesmissouri.org
St. Joseph 800-785-0360, www.stjomo.com
St. Louis 314-421-1023, www.explorestlouis.com
Ste. Genevieve–Great River Road Welcome
Center 800-373-7007, www.visitstegen.com
Table Rock Lake Area 800-595-0393,
www.visittablerocklake.org
Table Rock Lake Lodging Association
www.tablerocklakelodging.com
Troy 636-462-8769, www.troycvb.com
Warrensburg Visitors Center 877-653-3786,
www.visitwarrensburg.org
Washington Visitor Center 888-792-7466,
www.washmo.org
West Plains–Ozark Heritage Welcome Center
888-256-8835, www.westplains.net/tourism.asp
Chambers of Commerce
Adrian 816-297-0004,
www.adrianmochamber.com
Missouri Tourism Contacts
Caruthersville 573-333-1222,
www.caruthersvillecity.com
Cassville Area 417-847-2814, www.cassville.com
Centralia 573-682-2272,
www.centraliamochamber.com
Charleston 573-683-6509,
www.charlestonmo.org
Chesterfield 636-532-3399,
www.chesterfieldmochamber.com
Chillicothe Area 660-646-4050,
www.chillicothemo.com
Clayton 314-726-3033,
www.claytoncommerce.com
Clinton 800-222-5251,
www.clintonmochamber.com
Cole Camp 660-668-2295,
www.colecampmo.com
Columbia 573-874-1132,
www.columbiamochamber.com
Concordia 660-463-2454,
www.concordiamo.com
Crane Area 417-669-7294, www.cranemo.com
Crestwood–Sunset Hills 314-843-8545,
www.ourchamber.com
Creve Coeur–Olivette 314-569-3536,
www.ccochamber.com
Cuba 877-212-8429, www.cubamochamber.com
Desloge 573-431-3006,
www.deslogechamber.com
DeSoto 636-586-5591, www.desotomo.com
Dexter 800-332-8857, www.visitdexter.com
Doniphan–Ripley County 573-996-2212,
www.ripleycountymissouri.org
East Prairie 573-649-5243,
www.eastprairiemo.net
El Dorado Springs 417-876-4154, www.eldomo-
cofc.org
Eldon 573-392-3752, www.eldonchamber.com
Ellington 573-663-7997, www.ellingtonmo.com
Eminence 573-226-3318,
www.eminencemo.com
Eureka 636-938-6062, www.eurekachamber.org
Excelsior Springs 816-630-6161,
www.exspgschamber.com
Farmington 573-756-3615,
www.farmingtonmo.org
Fayette Area 660-248-2200,
www.fayettemochamber.com
Fenton Area 636-717-0200,
www.fentonmochamber.com
Forsyth 417-546-2741, www.forsythmissouri.org
Gerald Area 573-764-4627,
www.fidnet.com/~geraldcc
Gladstone Area 816-436-4523,
www.gladstonechamber.com
Glasgow 660-338-2300, www.glasgowmo.com
Grain Valley 816-847-2627,
www.grainvalleychamber.org
Grandview Area 816-761-6505,
www.grandview.org
Green City 660-874-5045
Greenfield 417-637-2040,
www.greenfieldmochamber.com
Hannibal 573-221-1101,
www.hannibalchamber.org
Harrisonville Area 866-380-5271,
www.harrisonvillechamber.com
Hermann Area 800-932-8687,
www.hermannmo.info
Higginsville 660-584-3030,
www.higginsvillechamber.org
Greater Hillsboro 636-789-4920,
www.hillsboromo.org
Holden 816-732-6844, www.holdenchamber.org
Hollister 417-334-3050,
www.hollisterchamber.net
Houston Area 417-967-2220,
www.houstonmochamber.com
Humansville 417-754-8110, www.humansville.net
Independence 816-252-4745,
www.independencechamber.org
Indian Point 800-888-3313,
www.indianpointchamber.com
Jackson 888-501-8827,
www.jacksonmochamber.org
Jamesport Community Association
660-684-6146, www.jamesportmissouri.org
Jefferson City 573-634-3616,
www.jeffersoncitychamber.org
Northwest Jefferson County 636-671-8010,
www.nwchamberweb.org
Joplin Area 417-624-4150, www.joplincc.com
Kahoka 660-727-3143
Greater Kansas City 816-221-2424,
www.kcchamber.com
Black Chamber, Kansas City 816-474-9901,
www.bcckc.org
Hispanic Chamber, Kansas City 816-472-6767,
www.hccgkc.com
Northeast Kansas City Chamber 816-231-3312,
www.nekcchamber.com
Northland Regional Chamber, Kansas City
816-455-9911, www.northlandchamber.com
South Kansas City Chamber 816-761-7660,
www.southkcchamber.com
Kearney 816-628-4229,
www.kearneychamber.org
Kennett 573-888-5828, www.kennettmo.com
Kirksville 660-665-3766,
www.visitkirksville.com
Kirkwood–Des Peres Area 314-821-4161,
www.kirkwooddesperes.com
La Grange 573-655-2297
Lake of the Ozarks 800-451-4117,
www.lakeareachamber.com
Lake of the Ozarks West 573-374-5500,
www.lakewestchamber.com
Lake St. Louis Dardenne Prairie 636-699-0045,
www.lsldpchamber.com
Lebanon Area 417-588-3256,
www.lebanonmissouri.com
Lee’s Summit 816-524-2424,
www.lstourism.com
Lemay 314-631-2796, www.lemaychamber.com
Lexington 660-259-3082,
www.historiclexington.com
Liberty Area 816-781-5200,
www.libertychamber.com
Licking 573-674-2510, train.missouri.org/licking
Lincoln 660-547-2223,
www.lincolnmissouri.com
Louisiana 888-642-3800,
www.louisiana-mo.com
Macon Area 660-385-2811,
www.maconmochamber.com
Madison County 573-783-2604,
www.fredericktownmissouri.net
Malden 573-276-4519,
www.maldenchamber.com
Mansfield 417-924-3525,
www.mansfieldchamber.com
Maplewood 314-781-8588,
www.maplewood-chamber.com
Marceline 660-376-3636, www.marceline.com
Mark Twain Lake 573-565-2228,
www.visitmarktwainlake.org
Marshall 660-886-3324,
www.marshallchamber.com
Marshfield 417-859-3925,
www.marshfieldmochamberofcommerce.com
Marthasville 636-433-5242,
www.marthasvillemo.com
Maryland Heights 314-576-6603,
www.mhcc.com
Maryville 660-582-8643,
www.maryvillechamber.com
McDonald County 417-223-8888,
www.mcdonaldcountychamber.org
Memphis Area www.scotlandcounty.net
Mexico 800-581-2765,
www.mexico-chamber.org
Moberly Area 660-263-6070,
www.moberlychamber.com
Monett 417-235-7919, www.monett-mo.com
Monroe City 573-735-4391,
www.monroecitymo.org
Montgomery City 573-564-2712,
www.montgomerycitymo.org
Moscow Mills 636-366-9350,
www.moscowmillschamber.com
Mountain Grove 417-926-4135,
www.mountaingrovechamber.com
Mountain View 417-934-2794,
www.mountainviewmo.com
Mt. Vernon 417-466-7654,
www.mtvernonchamber.com
Neosho Area 417-451-1925, www.neoshocc.com
Nevada 417-667-5300, www.visitnevadamo.com
New Franklin 660-848-2288,
newfranklin.missouri.org
New Haven Area 573-237-3830,
www.newhavenmo.com
New Madrid 877-748-5300,
www.new-madrid.mo.us
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New Melle 636-828-5600,
www.newmellechamber.com
Nixa Area 417-725-1545, www.nixachamber.com
Greater North County 314-831-3500,
www.greaternorthcountychamber.com
Oak Grove 816-690-4147, www.ogchamber.org
Odessa 816-633-4044,
www.odessamochamber.com
O’Fallon 636-240-1818, www.ofallonchamber.org
Owensville 573-437-4270,
www.owensvillemissouri.com
Ozark Area 417-581-6139,
www.ozarkchamber.com
Ozark County 417-679-4913,
www.ozarkcounty.net
Pacific 636-271-6639, www.pacificchamber.com
Palmyra 573-769-0777,
www.showmepalmyra.com
Paris Area 660-327-4450, www2.parismo.net
Park Hills–Leadington 573-431-1051,
www.phlcoc.net
Parkville 816-587-2700,
www.parkvillechamber.com
Peculiar www.peculiarchamber.com
Perryville 573-547-6062,
www.perryvillemo.com
Platte City Area 816-858-5270,
www.plattecitymo.com
Plattsburg 816-539-2649,
www.plattsburgmo.com
Pomme de Terre Lake Area 800-235-9519,
www.pommedeterrechamber.com
Greater Poplar Bluff Area 573-785-7761,
www.poplarbluffchamber.org
Potosi 573-438-4517, www.potosichamber.com
Raymore 816-322-0599,
www.raymorechamber.com
Raytown Area 816-353-8500,
www.raytownchamber.com
Republic 417-732-5200,
www.republicchamber.com
Rich Hill 417-395-2275
Richmond 816-776-6916,
www.richmondchamber.org
Richmond Heights 314-647-6483
Rock Port/Atchison County Development
Corporation 660-744-6562
Rockaway Beach 417-561-4280,
www.rockawaybeachchamber.com
Rogersville 417-753-7538,
www.rogersvillechamber.com
Rolla 573-364-3577, www.rollachamber.org
Salem 573-729-6900, www.salemmo.com
Sarcoxie Area 417-548-6130,
www.sarcoxiemo.com
Savannah Area 816-324-3976,
www.savannahmochamber.com
Sedalia Area 660-826-2222,
www.sedaliachamber.com
Seymour Area 417-935-9300,
www.seymourmochamber.com
Shelbina 573-588-4104
Shell Knob 417-858-3300, www.shellknob.com
Sikeston Area 573-471-2498, www.sikeston.net
Slater 660-529-2271, www.cityofslater.com
Smithville Area 816-532-0946,
www.smithvillechamber.org
Springfield Area 417-862-5567,
www.springfieldchamber.com
St. Charles 636-946-0633,
www.stcharleschamber.org
St. Clair 636-629-1889, www.stclairmo.com
St. James 573-265-6649,
www.stjameschamber.net
St. Joseph 816-232-4461, www.saintjoseph.com
Hispanic Chamber of Metropolitan St. Louis
314-664-4432, www.hccstl.com
Northwest Chamber St. Louis 314-291-2131,
www.northwestchamber.com
St. Louis Regional Chamber 314-231-5555,
www.stlrcga.org
St. Louis South County 314-894-6800,
www.southcountychamber.net
West St. Louis County 636-230-9900,
www.westcountychamber.com
St. Mary 573-543-2205
St. Peters 636-447-3336,
www.stpeterschamber.com
Ste. Genevieve 573-883-3686,
www.saintegenevieve.org
Steele 573-695-3690, www.cityofsteele.org
Steelville Area 573-775-5533,
www.steelville.com/chamberofcommerce
Stockton Area 417-276-5213,
www.stocktonmochamber.com
Sullivan Area 573-468-3314,
www.sullivanmo.com
Summersville 417-932-5373,
www.summersvillemo.com
Sweet Springs 660-335-6321
Table Rock Lake Area (Kimberling City)
417-739-2564, www.visittablerocklake.com
Thayer 417-264-7324, www.thayerchamber.org
Theodosia Area–Bull Shoals Lake Area
417-273-4245, www.theodosiaareachamber.com
Tipton 660-433-6377, www.tiptonmo.com
Trenton 660-359-4324,
www.trentonmochamber.com
Troy Area 636-462-8769,
www.troyonthemove.com
Twin City Area 636-931-7697, www.twincity.org
Union Area 636-583-8979,
www.unionmochamber.org
Unionville–Putnam County 660-947-2301
Van Buren 573-323-0800,
www.seevanburen.com
Vandalia 573-594-6186, www.vandaliamo.net
Versailles 573-378-4401,
www.versailleschamber.org
Warrensburg 877-653-3786,
www.visitwarrensburg.org
Warsaw 660-438-5922, www.warsawmo.org
Washington 636-239-2715, www.washmo.org
Washington County 573-438-6196,
www.washingtoncomo.com
Waynesville–St. Robert 573-336-5121,
www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com
Webb City Area 417-673-1154,
www.webbcitychamber.com
Webster Groves–Shrewsbury Area 314-962-4142,
www.webstershrewsburychamber.com
Wellsville 573-473-2028
Wentzville 636-327-6914,
www.wentzvillechamber.com
Greater West Plains 417-256-4433,
www.wpchamber.com
Weston 816-640-2909, www.westonmo.com
Willard Area 888-523-6392, www.willardmo.org
Willow Springs Area 417-469-5519,
www.willowspringsmo.com/chamber
Windsor Area 660-647-2318,
www.windsormo.org
Wright City Area 636-745-7855,
www.wrightcitychamber.com
Tourism Organizations
Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri
417-581-3839, www.bbim.org
Bootheel Regional Planning and Tourism
573-614-5178, www.bootrpc.com
Bull Shoals–White River Association
417-273-4105
Clearwater Lake Association 573-223-4217,
www.clearwaterlake.org
Mid-Missouri Tourism Council 573-443-4388,
www.midmotourism.com
Missouri Association of CVBs 800-785-0360,
www.macvb.com
Missouri Association of Fairs and Festivals
573-270-0898, www.missourifairsandfestivals.org
Missouri Association of RV Parks and
Campgrounds www.campinmissouri.com
Missouri Bull Shoals Lake Association
417-273-4020, www.bullshoalslake.org
Missouri Canoe and Floaters Association
www.missouricanoe.org
Missouri Caves Association 573-346-2676,
www.missouricaves.com
Missouri Horse Shows
www.mohorseshows.com
Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association
573-636-2107, www.lodgingmissouri.com
Missouri Restaurant Association 877-413-7029,
www.morestaurants.org
Missouri River Communities Network
573-256-2602, www.moriver.org
Missouri Travel Council 573-636-2814,
www.missouritravel.com
Ozark Heritage Tourism Association
573-265-3899, www.missouriozarks.org
River Heritage Association 800-777-0068,
www.visitsemo.com
Route 66 Association of Missouri 417-865-1318,
www.missouri66.org
Stockton Lake Association 417-276-5161,
www.stocktonlake.com
Tri-County Lodging Association (Osage Beach)
800-386-5253, www.funlake.com
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Missouri Tourism Contacts
Bernie Murals ......................................101
Berry Bend Equestrian Park ..............80
The Berry Patch............................22, 124
Berryman Cabin and
Captain’s Creek Log School ......106
Berryman Recreation Area ................110
Bert’s Corner Antiques ......................107
Bias Winery and Gruhlke’s
Microbrewery ..........................18, 48
Bible Grove School House ..................48
The Big Bang........................................62
Big Creek Conservation Area..............56
Big Lake State Park ......................26, 30
Big Oak Tree State Park ....................104
Big River Ranch ............................26, 36
Big Spring....................................102, 117
Big Spring Park ..................................136
Big Spring RV Camp ..........................117
Big Sugar Creek State Park ..............129
Bilby Ranch Lake Conservation Area....39
Biltmore Resort ..................................135
Bingham-Waggoner Estate ..................28
Bissell Mansion Murder
Mystery Dinner Theatre................62
The Black Archives Museum ..............40
Black Door Gallery ..............................103
Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos ..60
Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater ..135
The Black Rep ......................................62
Black River Coliseum ........................109
Black River Traditions Ranch ....101, 102
Blackwater ............................................78
Blackwater Treasures ..........................78
Blackwell Family Produce..................100
Blanche M. Touhill
Performing Arts Center ..........13, 59
Blind Boone Park ................................93
Blind Pony Lake Hatchery
and Conservation Area..................41
Bloomfield Civil War Cemetery..........101
Bloomfield Murals ..............................101
Blue Bonnet Special
Steam Locomotive Engine ..........110
The Blue Note ......................................79
Blue Spring ................................102, 105
Blue Springs Lake ................................35
Blueberry Hill........................................62
Bluestem Missouri Crafts ....................79
Bluff Dwellers Cavern
and Browning Museum ..............136
Bluff View Marina ..............................109
Bluffwoods Conservation Area............40
Blumenhof Winery ................................51
Bo’s Hollow..........................................110
Boiling Spring Campground................82
Bolduc House Museum ......................114
Bollinger County Courthouse............108
Bollinger County Museum
of Natural History........................108
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ......104
Bommarito Estate
Almond Tree Winery ....................59
Bonne Terre Mine................................101
Bonniebrook Museum and Gallery......148
Bonnots Mill National
Historic District..............................78
Boone’s Lick State
Historic Site ............................21, 29
Bootheel Youth Museum....................107
Bootleggers Brewery Restaurant ......124
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site ....85
Bottleneck Blues Bar ..........................60
Boulevard Brewing Company..............30
Branson Auto Museum ......................124
Branson Ballknocker ..........................124
Branson Country USA Late Show ....124
Branson Family Fun Factory ..............124
Branson Hayride ................................124
Anheuser Estate Museum....................56
Anheuser-Busch Brewery ....................61
Anita B. Gorman Conservation
Discovery Center ..........................30
Antique Mercantile..............................135
Antiques and Interiors ........................78
Antiques and More ............................135
Antiquing in Rosebud ..........................60
Apple Creek Conservation Area ........101
Apple Wagon Antique Mall..................96
Appleton City Historic District ............78
Aquaport ..............................................58
Arabia Steamboat Museum ................30
Arcadia Valley Jamboree....................101
Arcadia Valley Stables ..............102, 107
Arch Rival Roller Girls ........................62
Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa ............40
Arrow Rock State Historic Site ..........29
Arrow Rock Tram Tours ......................24
Art Central ..........................................133
Art Saint Louis......................................62
The Artist Studio ................................103
Arts Council of Southeast
Missouri Galleries........................103
Askinosie Chocolate ..........................139
ASL Pewter Foundry ............................58
Assemblies of God National
Headquarters................................139
Audrain County Historical
Museum Complex ........................58
Augusta A. Busch Conservation
Area and Nature Center ..............60
Augusta Winery ..............................19, 48
Austin and Davis Dennis
(Civil War Monument) ..................14
Auto World Museum............................82
AVA Goldworks......................................53
Ayers Pottery ........................................53
B.T. Dove Antiques ..............................49
Back Home Again ................................46
Back Roads Art ....................................40
Bakersville Pioneer Town ..................122
Baldknobbers Jamboree Show..........124
Balducci Vineyards ..............................19
Balloon Sport USA ............................139
Baltimore Bend Vineyard
and Winery ....................................42
Barco Drive-In Theater ......................135
Barnard Depot Museum......................24
Barry County Museum ......................134
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World ........139
Bates County Courthouse..................133
Bates County Family History Center....133
Bates County Museum ......................133
Battle of Athens State
Historic Site ............................15, 60
Battle of Carthage State
Historic Site............................16, 128
Battle of Fredericktown
Civil War Museum ......................106
Battle of Lexington
State Historic Site ........14–15, 21, 31
Battle of Springfield Driving Tour......121
Battlefield Mall ....................................139
Beale on Broadway ..............................13
Bear Ridge Antiques ............................82
Beggs Berry World ............................100
Bell Mountain Wilderness ..................110
Bellefontaine Cemetery ................15, 62
Belton, Grandview and Kansas City
Railroad ..........................................24
Ben Ferrel Platte County
1882 Museum................................40
Benedictine Sisters of
Perpetual Adoration ......................24
Bennett Spring State Park............80, 84
The Bent Tree Gallery..........................49
Berlin Wall Breakthrough Sculpture......82
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1st Kansas Colored Infantry
Civil War Monument....................133
The 66 Drive-In Theatre ............121, 133
7C’s Winery ..................................18, 148
1827 Log Courthouse ..........................27
The 1845 Elgin Cottrell House ............49
1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home............27
1873 Salem Branch Railroad Replica..105
1879 Chicago and Alton Depot............27
1906 Missouri-Pacific Depot and Aurora
Historical Society Museum............124
AAA Party Cove Boat
and PWC Rentals ..........................85
A.L. Webb School Museum
and Veteran’s Memorial ..............105
Acrobats of China–New
Shanghai Circus ..........................124
Activity and Recreation Center ............79
Adair County Historical
Society Museum............................56
Adam Puchta Winery ....................18, 54
Adventure Boat Rentals ......................90
Adventure Oasis Water Park..................28
Adventure Outdoors Canoe
and Raft Rental ............................115
Agency Ford Museum..........................24
Air and Military Museum
of the Ozarks................................138
Airline History Museum ......................29
Akers Ferry Canoe Rental ..................110
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art ....12, 40
Alhonna Resort and Marina ................86
Alley Spring ........................................102
Alley Spring Campground ................105
Alley Spring Grist Mill ........................105
Allred Lake Natural Area ..................108
Amazing Pets ......................................124
The Ambassador Entertainment
Center ............................................61
Ambiance on the Water–
Gondola Ride ................................29
America’s Incredible Pizza
Company–St. Louis........................61
American Jazz Museum ..........13, 21, 29
American Kennel Club
Museum of the Dog ......................61
American Royal Museum
and Visitors Center ......................29
American Truck Historical
Society Museum............................29
American Veterans Memorial–
Lebanon..........................................86
The Americana Theatre featuring
the Haygoods ..............................124
Amidon Memorial
Conservation Area ......................106
Amish Community of Jamesport........29
Amtrak–Hermann Station....................54
Amtrak–Independence Station............28
Amtrak–Jefferson City Station ............84
Amtrak–Kansas City Station ................30
Amtrak–Kirkwood Station....................56
Amtrak–La Plata Station......................57
Amtrak–Lee’s Summit Station ............35
Amtrak–Poplar Bluff Station..............109
Amtrak–Sedalia Station ......................90
Amtrak–St. Louis Station ....................61
Amtrak–Warrensburg Station..............93
Amtrak–Washington Station................70
Anderson-Davis House ........................15
Andrew County Museum ....................40
Andy Dalton Shooting Range
and Outdoor Education Center ..124
Andy Williams Moon River Theatre ....124
Angeline Conservation Area
Compartment 35 ..........................117
Angler’s Paradise................................135
Anglers and Archery Fishing Guide ....124
Branson Landing ................................124
Branson Landing Cruises ..................124
Branson Mill Craft Village..................125
Branson Ridge Winery
and Marketplace ..........................125
Branson Scenic Railway ....................125
Branson Variety Theater ....................125
Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours......148
Branson’s Dinosaur Museum ............125
Brett Family Show ..............................125
Bridal Cave and Thunder
Mountain Park................................78
Bristle Ridge Vineyards ......................85
Broadway! The Star Spangled
Celebration ..................................125
Brookside Mini Golf ............................125
Brown Derby Stores Inc.
International Wine Center ..........139
Brule–A Native American Experience
of Sight, Sound and Soul ............125
Buchanan County Courthouse ............41
Buck Trent Country Music Show ......127
Buckner Brewing
and Ragsdales Pub......................103
Bucks and Spurs
Guest Ranch ........................124, 126
Bucksnort Trading
Company LLC..........................76, 78
Bull Shoals Lake..........................121, 126
Bull Shoals Lake Association ............135
Burgers Smokehouse ..........................78
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area ..24
Burwood Historic Home......................90
Bushwhacker Lake
Conservation Area ......................132
Bushwhacker Museum ................16, 136
Busiek State Forest
and Wildlife Area ............................135
Butterfly House ..................................139
Butterfly Palace
and Rainforest Adventure............127
Bynum Winery ......................................38
The Calaboose ....................................139
Calvary Cemetery ..........................15, 62
Cameron Cave ......................................53
Cameron Railroad Depot Museum ....24
Campbell House Museum ..................62
Candy House Gourmet
Chocolates–Parkcrest
Shopping Center..........................139
Candy House Gourmet
Chocolates–Southern
Hills Shopping Center ................140
Caney Mountain Conservation Area....134
Cape Girardeau Civil War Sites ........103
Cape Girardeau Common Pleas
Courthouse ..................................103
Cape Girardeau Conservation
Nature Center ..............................103
Cape Girardeau Downtown Walking
or Driving Tour ............................103
Cape River Heritage Museum ..........103
Cape Rock Park ..................................103
Captain Joe’s Guide Service..............135
Cardiff Hill Park Lighthouse
and Statues....................................53
Carnahan Memorial Gardens..............84
Carr’s Canoe Rental ..........................105
Carthage Civil War Museum..............133
Carthage Farmer’s Market ................133
Carthage Public Library ....................132
Caruthersville Farmers Market..........100
Castle of Chaos ..................................127
Castlewood State Park ........................60
Castor River Conservation Area........108
Cave Vineyard Winery ............19, 99, 114
Caveman Zipline............................45, 68
Cedar Falls School
and Historic Village ......................48
Index of Destinations
Celebration Cruises..............................88
Celebration of Life................................94
Centralia Historical
Society Museum............................78
Chadwich ATV Area............................134
Challenger Learning
Center–St. Louis............................52
Chance Gardens ..................................78
Chandler Hill Vineyards........................51
Charleville Microbrewery
and Winery..............................19, 114
Chauffeured Fishing Guide
Service on Mark Twain Lake ........48
Chaumette Vineyards
and Winery..............................19, 114
Cherry’s Art Gallery............................133
Chesterfield Park
and Family Center ......................140
Children’s Peace Pavilion ....................28
China Finders........................................62
Chopper Charter ................................135
Christian Church ................................101
Circle B Campground
and Canoe Rental ........................105
Circle B Supper Show........................127
Circle J Campground ..........................87
Cirque Montage ..................................127
City Market–Kansas City ..............22, 30
City Museum ........................................62
City of St. Louis–Soldiers
Memorial Military Museum..........62
Civil War Monument—The Dennis
Brothers..........................................38
Civil War Museum at Wilson’s Creek
National Battlefield......................138
Clarence Cannon National
Wildlife Refuge ..............................50
Clark’s Hill–Norton
State Historic Site ........................84
Clay Cooper’s Country
Music Express ..............................127
Clearwater Lake..................................109
Clifty Natural Bridge ............................82
Clinton County Museum
at Riley-Carmack House ..............40
Clinton Farmers Market ......................78
The Clubhouse Museum....................148
CoCo Key Water Resort ......................30
Coldwater Ranch Resort............102, 106
Cole County Historical Museum ........84
Columbia Art League Gallery..............79
Columbia Bottom
Conservation Area ........................62
Columbia Star Dinner Train ................79
The Columns........................................112
Comanche Acres Iris
and Water Gardens........................27
Comedy Jamboree..............................127
Commercial Street
Historic District............................140
Common Pleas Courthouse ................16
Community of Christ International
Headquarters ................................28
Compton Hollow Conservation Area ..135
Conception Abbey ................................24
Concordia Area Veterans Walkway ........24
Concordia Museum..............................24
Confederate Memorial
State Historic Site ..................15, 30
Contemporary Art
Museum St. Louis ........................62
Cooper Sports Complex ....................140
Cooper’s Oak Winery............................18
Core of Discovery ................................62
Corn Cob Pipe Museum......................45
Cotton Belt Caboose and Display ....105
Cotton Country Mural ........................112
Cotton Planting Mural ........................112
Council Bluff Recreation Area............110
Country Caboose Railroad Museum 135
Country Club Plaza..............................30
Country Market Antiques ....................94
Country Shade....................................103
Craft Alliance........................................69
Crane’s Country Store..........................96
Crawford County Historical
Society and Museum ..................105
The Creamery Arts Center ................140
Crowder State Park ........................26, 31
Crown Center..................................21, 30
Crown Valley Champagne House......106
Crown Valley Port House ....................49
Crown Valley Winery ..........................114
Crystal Cave........................................140
Crystal Creek Ranch ..........................106
Crystal Springs Trout Farm................134
Cuivre River State Park ................50, 62
Current River Campground ................117
Current River Canoe Rental ................111
Current River Conservation Area ......105
Current River Section
of the Ozark Trail ..........................117
Dance St. Louis ....................................62
Daniel Boone Conservation Area........54
Daniel Boone Home
and Boonesfield Village ................51
Darius Heald Home ............................60
Daum Museum of
Contemporary Art ..................12, 90
Dave and Buster’s ................................58
Dawn of Creation Art Studio ..............49
De Soto Farmers Market ......................51
De Soto Railroad Employees
Memorial ........................................51
Deer Ridge Conservation Area............58
Delta Dental Health Theatre................62
Demolition Ball–Adrenaline Zone ......60
Dent County Museum..........................111
Department of Conservation Northeast
Regional Office–Kirksville................56
Deutschheim State Historic Site ........60
Devils Backbone Wilderness..............118
Devils Elbow River Safari ....................82
Dexter Murals......................................105
Dexter Welcome Center Depot
and Museum................................105
Dick’s Oldtime 5 and 10 ....................127
Dickerson Park Zoo ............................140
Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards......18
Dillard Mill State Historic Site ..........104
The Dillon House ................................110
Discovery Center ................................141
The District ....................................75, 79
Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction ....127
Dogwood Acres Boat Rental ..............92
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ..........135
Dorman House......................................78
Double Key Treasure Hunts ................48
Doug Gabriel Show ............................127
Downhill Bikes ....................................127
Downhill Ruckus ..................................89
Downing House and
Boyer House Museums ................58
Downtown Lee’s Summit
Farmers Market ............................35
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial
State Park ......................................63
Duck Creek Conservation Area..........110
The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill ......69
Dunnegan Gallery of Art ....................124
Durso Hills Vineyard and Winery......108
Dutch Baker Bulk Food Store..............76
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area ..........79
Eagle Falls Zipline Adventure............106
Eagle Ranch Trail Rides ......................79
Eagle’s Nest Winery ............................58
EagleRider............................................141
Eagles Nest Camp and Canoe ..........136
East Prairie Historical Museum ........105
Eclectic Avenue Shops........................141
Eden Bed and Breakfast
Guest Ranch ................................132
Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones–
Confluence Point State Park ....50, 63
Edward Bernard Gallery ....................103
Edwards Mill at College
of the Ozarks................................137
Elephant Rocks State Park....16, 99, 104
Eleven Point River Canoe Rental ..........101
Eleven Point River
Section of Ozark Trail..................105
Elk River ..............................................126
Elk River Floats
and Campground ................126, 136
Ella Ragland Artists’ Group ................87
Enchanted Ridge Ranch ......................60
Endangered Wolf Center......................52
Enterprise Park Lanes ........................141
Essential Kneads Day Spa and Cafe ....24
Eugene Field House ............................63
Ewing and Muriel
Kauffman Memorial Garden ........30
Excelsior Springs
Museum and Archives ..................25
Exhibition of Amtrak History ..............57
Fabulous Fox Theater ....................13, 63
The Factory ........................................106
Factory Merchants Branson ................127
Fahr Greenhouses Inc. ........................46
Fair Grove Farmers Market ................134
Falling Springs Picnic Area ................101
Fantastic Caverns ........................121, 141
Farmhouse 1807 ................................103
Farmington Water Park ......................106
Fast Lane Classic Cars ........................61
Fast Lane Family
Entertainment Center....................24
Felix Valle House
State Historic Site ......................108
Fellows Lake ........................................141
Ferguson Farmers Market ....................52
Finger Lakes State Park ......................83
First Missouri State
Capitol State Historic Site............62
Firstmate Guide Service
and Yacht Charters ......................86
Fischer Stables at the Katy Trail ........90
Fisher Cave at Meramec State Park......69
Fitz’s American Grill
and Bottling Works ......................69
Flamingo Bowl ......................................63
Flat Branch Park ..................................79
Florissant Civic Center Theatre ..........52
Flyway Hunting Club ..........................112
Forest 44 Conservation Area ..............55
Fort Belle Fontaine ..............................63
Fort Charrette Historic Village
and Museum..................................70
Fort Crowder Conservation Area ......136
Fort D ......................................16, 99, 103
Fort Davidson
State Historic Site ................16, 108
Fort Leonard Wood Driving Tour ........91
Fort Osage National
Historic Landmark ..........................40
Fort Waynesville Historical Marker ....95
Fort Zumwalt Park................................60
Founders Park......................................141
Foundry Art Centre ..............................61
Four Rivers Conservation Area..........138
Fox Valley Lake Conservation Area........56
Fredericksburg Ferry ............................59
Fredericktown Courthouse Square
Historic District............................106
Fredericktown Raceway......................107
French Connection Antiques................61
Frenchman’s Spring Historical
Marker ..........................................105
Fresh Art Gallery....................................141
Frisco Depot Museum..........................82
Frisco Railroad Self-Guided Tour ........91
Frog Rock ..............................................95
Fulton Heritage Tours ..........................83
Fun Acre Miniature Golf......................141
Fun Spot at Grand Country................128
Gallery 1*2*5 ......................................103
Gallery of Art and Design–University
of Central Missouri........................93
Garden Gallery ............................99, 104
Gary R. Lucy Gallery......................45, 70
Gasconade County Historical
Society Museum............................60
Gateway Arch..............................15, 45, 63
Gateway Arch Riverboats ....................63
Gem Theater..........................................13
Gene Williams Country
Television Show ..........................128
General Daniel Bissell House..............63
General John J. Pershing Boyhood
Home State Historic Site........21, 30
General Joseph O. Shelby Statue........42
General Omar N. Bradley Memorial....58
General Watkins Conservation Area....108
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts....135
George Washington Carver
National Monument ..............121, 134
Ghost and Haunt Tours of Branson ....128
Gillioz Theatre ....................................142
Gist Ranch Conservation Area ..........117
Gladstone Farmers Market ..................25
The Glenn House..........................99, 104
Glide St. Louis Segway Tours..............63
The Glore Psychiatric Museum ....21, 41
Golden Hills Trail Rides ......................110
Goods from the Woods......................100
Governor Daniel Dunklin’s
Grave State Historic Site..............60
Governor’s Mansion ............................84
Graham Cave State Park......................61
Grand Country ....................................128
Grand Falls ..........................................135
Grand Gulf State Park ................99, 108
Grand Jubilee......................................128
Grand Old Gospel Hour......................128
Grand River Historical
Society Museum............................24
Grand Valley Farm................................46
Grandma’s Country Music ..................69
Grant’s Farm ........................................63
Gray Ghost Trail Civil War Markers ....78
Gray/Campbell Farmstead ................142
The Great River Road
Pottery and Wood Shop ................51
Greatest Adventures Mini Golf ..........128
Green Hills Wildlife Preserve ..............39
Green’s Canoe Rental
and Campground..........................115
Greer Spring and Hiking Trail ............101
Grey Bear Vineyards and Winery........92
The Griot Museum of
Black History ..........................12, 63
Grizzly Industrial ................................142
Guy B. Park Conservation Area..........40
H&R Block Artspace at the
Kansas City Art Institute ..............30
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ......................83
Hall of Famous Missourians ................75
Hall of Waters Visitor Center
and Cultural Museum....................25
Hallmark Cards ....................................21
Hallmark Visitors Center ....................30
Hamner Barber Variety Show............128
Hannibal Alliance Art Gallery..............53
Hannibal Arts Council Galleries..........53
Hannibal Trolley Company ..................53
Harlin Museum....................................118
Harold Bell Wright Museum..............128
Harold Bell Wright
Museum–Pierce City....................137
Harrah’s St. Louis Casino and Hotel ....58
Harry S Truman Birthplace State
Historic Site ..........................121, 128
Harry S. Truman Lake..........................75
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Harry S. Truman Library
and Museum............................21, 28
Harry S Truman National Historic
Site–Grandview..............................27
Harry S Truman National Historic
Site–Independence........................28
Harry S. Truman Project......................95
Harry S. Truman Reservoir ................80
Harry S. Truman Reservoir
Management Lands ......................78
Harry S Truman State Park ................85
Harry S. Truman Visitors Center ........95
Harry S. Truman Walking Trail ............28
Hart-Stepp House Gallery..................108
Harvest Arts Gallery, Workshop
and Studio......................................52
Harvey Higgins Historical Society
Museum..........................................27
Harvey Park Air Base
and Veteran’s Park ......................112
Haunted House and
Monster Asylum ..........................128
Hawn State Park ................................108
Hay’s Ten Mile Store ............................58
Hazel Kinder’s Lighthouse Theater ......81
Heart of Missouri Tourism Center ......85
Heartland Antique Mall ........................87
Heather Hill Farms......................122, 137
Heinrichshaus Vineyard and Winery ....113
Hemman Winery ................................103
Henry County Courthouse ..................78
Henry County Museum and
Cultural Arts Center ......................79
Herbaria ................................................63
Herbert Bonnell Museum....................42
Hercules Glades Wilderness Area ....124
The Heritage Caboose........................105
Heritage Days......................................122
The Heritage House............................105
Hermann Wine Trail ......................18, 44
Hermannhof Winery ......................18, 54
Hess Pottery ........................................137
Hidden Log Cabin Museum................117
Hidden Waters Nature Park ..............135
Hide-Away Resort Cabin ....................134
Higgerson One-Room School ............108
High Adventure Ranch........................115
Highland Avenue Historic District ......36
Highway 13 North Antiques and
Collectibles ....................................93
Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum ..51
Historic Clemens Field ........................53
Historic Frenchtown St. Charles..........61
Historic Hannibal Tours ......................53
Historic Liberty Jail ..............................37
Historic Madison County Museum....107
Historic Main Street St. Charles ......45, 61
Historic Railway Museum....................58
Historic Soulard Market ......................46
Historic Village at Faust Park..............48
History of Marshfield Mural ..............136
Holly Ridge Conservation Area..........101
Hollywood Wax Museum....................128
Homan Hall ........................................108
Home of Sliced Bread ..........................21
Honey Heaven and the Vineyard
Tearoom........................................142
Honeyshuck — The Champ
Clark House ..................................48
Hootontown Canoe Rental ................134
Hubble Space Telescope Replica ......136
Huckleberry Stables
and Cabin Rentals........................137
Hughes Brothers Show ......................128
Hughes Brothers Theatre ..................128
Hughes Mountain Natural Area ........110
Hulston Civil War Library at Wilson’s
Creek National Battlefield ..........138
Hunnewell Hatchery ............................55
Hunter Valley Winery..........................104
Hunter-Dawson State
Historic Site ..........................16, 106
Huzzah Conservation Area ................115
Huzzah Valley Quarter Horses ............115
Huzzah Valley Resort ..........................116
Ilasco Village, Monument, Ilasco
European Immigrant Monument
and Memorial Park........................56
Iliniwek Village State Historic Site......63
Illers Top of the Hill Berry Farm........100
Independence Events Center ..............28
Independence Farmers Market ............28
Independence Visitors Center..............28
Indian Creek Marina ............................58
Indian Hills Winery..............................110
Indian Trail Conservation
Area Fish Hatchery ......................111
Indoor Mini Golf at Grand Country....128
Iron County Courthouse ....................107
Iron County Historical Museum ........101
Isle of Capri Casino
and Hotel–Boonville ......................78
Isle of Capri Casino–Kansas City ........30
J.C. Penney Museum......................21, 27
Jacks Fork Canoe Rental
and Campground ........................106
Jacob’s Cave ..........................................93
Jacob’s Vineyard and Winery..............56
James A. Reed Memorial
Wildlife Area ..................................35
James River Outfitters........................134
Jasper County Courthouse ................133
Jasper County Records Center..........132
Jazz at the Bistro ..........................13, 63
Jeannie, the Number
One Gun of Battery B..................148
Jeerk ....................................................128
Jefferson Avenue Footbridge ............142
Jefferson Barracks................................63
Jefferson Landing State Historic Site....84
Jefferson National Expansion
Memorial National Park..........15, 63
Jesse James ..........................................21
Jesse James Bank Museum................38
Jesse James Farm and Museum ........35
Jesse James Home ..............................41
Jesse James Wax Museum..................68
Jewell Cemetery
State Historic Site ..................15, 83
Jim Stafford Show..............................128
Jim Stafford Theatre ..........................128
Jim the Wonder Dog Park ..................39
Jim Waddell as Mark Twain ................53
The John Wornall House Museum......30
Johnson County Courthouse ..............93
Johnson County Historical Society........93
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park ....16, 106
Joint Services Park ..............................82
Jones Heritage Farm
and Market ..........................100, 107
Joplin Museum Complex............121, 135
Jordan Valley Park..............................142
Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery ....40
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
for the Performing Arts ..............142
Jump Mania ........................................142
Kaleidoscope ........................................31
Kansas City Chiefs Football ................31
Kansas City Royals Baseball..........21, 31
Kansas City Symphony ........................31
Kansas City Zoo....................................31
Katy Depot Heritage Site ....................90
Katy Trail Cycling Tours........................81
Katy Trail State Park ........44, 75, 80, 84
Kauffman Stadium................................21
Kauffman Stadium Tours......................31
Kayak Branson ....................................128
KC’s on the Current............................105
Keller Veteran Memorial ....................105
Kellogg Lake........................................133
Keltoi Winery ................................18, 136
Kemp Auto Museum............................48
Kids Kountry........................................129
Kimmswick Historical
Society Museum............................56
Kimmswick Korner Gift Shop..............56
King’s Row Self-Guided Tour ..............83
Kingdom of Callaway
Historical Society ..........................83
Kirby VanBurch Show..........................129
Kirkwood Farmers Market ..................56
Kiwanis Kiddieland ............................133
Kneeling Miner Statue ................121, 148
Knob Noster State Park ......................84
La Dee Marie Bed and Breakfast
Murder Mystery Parties ..............114
La Dolce Vita Winery ..........................70
La Maison de Guibourd................99, 115
La Plata City Reservoir ........................57
Laclede’s Landing ................................63
Laclede’s Landing Wax Museum........63
Lady Luck Casino–Caruthersville......104
Lafayette County Courthouse........15, 36
Lake Girardeau Conservation Area....118
Lake Jacomo ........................................24
Lake of the Ozarks ..................75, 80, 86
Lake of the Ozarks Marina ..................78
Lake of the Ozarks State Park ............84
Lake Springfield Park ........................142
Lake Springfield Park Boathouse
and Marina ..................................143
Lake Taneycomo..........................121, 126
Lake Wappapello State Park ..............108
Lambert’s Café ....................................112
Landing River Store Canoe Outfitters ..117
Lane Spring Recreation Area ............110
Lasers World Team Tennis ................143
Laughlin Park and Roubidoux River....95
Laumeier Sculpture Park ....................63
Laura Ingalls Wilder Home
and Museum ........................121, 135
Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping ........92
Lazer Force Lazer Tag Zone ................89
Lazy L Safari Park......................100, 104
Leach Theatre......................................110
Lead Mine Conservation Area ............92
Legends in Concert ............................129
Leila’s Hair Museum ............................21
Leila’s Hair Museum............................28
Leisure Park ..........................................91
Les Bourgeois Winery A-Frame ..........90
Les Bourgeois Winery
and Vineyards ................................18
Lewis and Clark Boat House
and Nature Center ........................61
Lewis and Clark Commemorative
Site–Charleston ..........................104
Lewis and Clark State Park..................31
Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza ....75, 84
Lewis County Historical Society
and Museum..................................48
Lexington Commercial
Historic District ............................36
Lexington Historical Museum........15, 36
Lexington Old Neighborhoods
Historic District ............................36
Liberty Center Association
for the Arts ....................................91
The Library Center..............................143
The Library Station ............................143
Lilleys’ Landing Marina ......................129
Lincoln University ................................84
Little Dixie Conservation Area ............83
Little Hills Winery and Restaurant ......61
Little Lost Creek Conservation Area......69
Little Moore Schoolhouse ..................134
Little Sac Woods ................................134
Loaves and Fishes Bulk Foods......45, 70
Locust Creek Covered Bridge State
Historic Site ..................................30
Locust Creek Wildlife Area..................39
Lodge of Four Seasons–Marina ..........86
Log Cabin Library................................110
Log Cabins ..........................................101
Loganberry Inn ....................................83
Loggers Lake Campground ................111
Long Branch State Park ......................61
Longboat Outfitters ............................143
Longview Farm and Mansion ..............35
Longview Lake ......................................31
Longwell Museum ..............................136
The Loop ..............................................64
Lost Treasure Golf ..............................129
Lost Valley Fish Hatchery....................95
Louisiana Area Historical Museum ....58
Louisiana Murals ..................................58
Lucky J Steakhouse and Arena..........132
Lumiére Place Casino..........................63
Lutheran Church’s Concordia
Historical Institute Museum..........56
Lutheran Heritage Center
and Museum ................................101
The Lyceum Theatre ............................13
MAAPS Military Museum ..................108
Machpelah Cemetery ..........................37
The Maclay Home ................................92
Madison County Farmers Market ......107
Madonna of the Trail Monument ........37
Maggard Canoe and Corkery
Campground ..................................87
Magic House, St. Louis
Children’s Museum ......................64
Magnificent Variety Show ..................129
Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area....101
The Mansion Entertainment
and Media Center ........................129
The Mansion Theatre..........................129
Maples Repertory Theatre ............13, 58
Maplewood Home ................................81
Maramec Spring Park ........................113
Margaret Harwell Art Museum..........109
Mariah Acres ........................................22
Mariners Pier 31 Marina
and Restaurant ..............................78
Mark Twain Birthplace
State Historic Site ........................60
Mark Twain Boyhood
Home & Museum....................44, 54
Mark Twain Cave ..................................54
Mark Twain Himself..............................54
Mark Twain Lake............................50, 58
Mark Twain National Forest................110
Mark Twain Riverboat ..........................54
Mark Twain State Park ........................62
Mark Youngdahl Urban
Conservation Area ........................41
Markham Springs Recreation Area ..109
Marshall Civil War Driving Tour ..........39
Martha Lafite Thompson
Nature Sanctuary ..........................38
Martin Franklin Hanley House ..............51
Martin Hotel and Stage
Stop Museum ................................93
Martin Luther King
Memorial Garden ..........................81
Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City......129
Mary Meachum Freedom
Crossing and Rest Area................64
Master Gardeners
Demonstration Garden................143
Mastodon State Historic Site ..............61
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery ..................31
Maze Creek Studio ............................133
McClure Archives and
University Museum ......................94
McCormack Lake Recreation Area....101
McKendree Chapel ............................107
Mediacom Ice Park ............................143
Memorial to Veterans of All Wars ........107
Meramec Caverns..........................45, 68
Meramec Conservation Area ..............69
Meramec Farm Cabins
and Trail Riding............................101
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Meramec Music Theatre ....................116
Meramec State Park ............................62
Meramec Vineyards Winery................113
Mid-Missouri Museum of Independent
Telephone Pioneers ..........................78
Midway Speedway ................................87
Midwest Genealogy Center..................28
Midwest Sea Kayak
Touring Company ..........................51
Mike Fink’s Marina
and Boat Rentals ..........................86
Mike’s Unique Collectable
and Antique Flea Market ............143
Milan Depot and Caboose ..................39
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum....64
Military Memorial ................................101
Miller Cave–Fort Leonard Wood ........82
Miller House ........................................101
Millstream Gardens
Conservation Area ......................107
Mineral Museum..................................110
Miniature Museum
of Greater St. Louis ......................64
Mississippi County
Historical Museum ......................105
Mississippi Mud Gallery and Gifts......56
Mississippi River Observation Deck ....108
Mississippi River Tales Mural ....99, 104
Missouri Art Gallery..............................81
Missouri Botanical Garden ............46, 64
Missouri Children’s Museum ..............81
Missouri Governor’s Mansion..............75
Missouri Highway Patrol Safety
Education Center and Museum......84
Missouri History Museum ..................64
Missouri Institute of
Natural Science............................143
Missouri Meerschaum
Corn Cob Pipe Museum ..............70
Missouri Mines State Historic Site ......106
Missouri Northern Pecan
Growers LLC ................................122
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot ........107
Missouri Pecan Growers Outlet ........136
Missouri Photojournalism
Hall of Fame ............................45, 70
Missouri River Wine Trail ....................18
Missouri S&T Experimental Mine ......110
Missouri S&T Stonehenge ..................110
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame............143
Missouri State Archives ......................84
Missouri State Capitol....................15, 84
Missouri State Fairgrounds ..................91
Missouri State Museum ..........15, 75, 84
Missouri State Penitentiary Tours ......84
Missouri Supreme Court Building......84
Missouri Theatre Center
for the Arts ....................................81
Missouri Theatre–St. Joseph ..............41
Missouri Town 1855..............................35
Missouri Valley
Trust Bank Building Museum ......41
Missouri Veterans and Law
Enforcement Memorials ................84
Missouri Veterans Home ....................113
Missouri Veterinary Medical
Foundation Museum ....................84
Missouri Weinstrasse............................19
Mizumoto Stroll Garden–Nathanael
Greene Park..................................144
MKT Nature Trail ..................................81
Moark Regional Railroad Museum....109
Mockville Land and Cattle Company
Guest Ranch ..................................26
Moe Bandy Show................................130
Molly Brown Birthplace
and Museum..................................54
The Money Museum ............................31
Montauk Fish Hatchery ......................111
Montauk State Park............................108
Montego Bay Marina............................78
Montelle Winery
and Klondike Cafe ..................19, 48
Montgomery County Historical
Society Museum............................58
Montgomery Woods
Conservation Area ........................56
Montserrat Vineyards ..........................85
Moore Home Museum........................104
Morris State Park ..............................104
Mother Earth Market............................22
Mount Mora Cemetery ........................41
Mount Pleasant Winery–Augusta........48
Mount Pleasant Winery–Branson......130
Movies filmed in Missouri ....................17
The Muny–St. Louis ............................64
Murals of Chillicothe ............................24
Murphysburg Residential
Historic District ............................135
Museum at the Old German School ....54
Museum of Anthropology ....................81
Museum of Art and Archaeology ........81
Museum of Contemporary
Religious Art (MOCRA) ................65
Museum of Missouri Military History....84
Museum of Osteopathic Medicine......56
Museum of Transportation ..................65
Museum of Westward Expansion........65
Museums at Fort Leonard Wood ........82
Muskie Fishing Guide–
Pomme de Terre Lake ..................93
Mutton Creek Marina
and Campgrounds ........................134
The Narrows and Blue Spring............101
Nash’s Carriage Rides........................107
Nassif Aquatic Center..........................94
Nathan Boone Homestead
State Historic Site........................128
Nathanael Greene/Close
Memorial Park..............................144
National Archives at Kansas City ....21, 31
National Frontier Trails Museum ........28
National Historic Landmark District ....99
National Military Heritage Museum....41
National Shrine of Mary,
Mother of the Church ..................86
National Shrine of Our Lady
of the Miraculous Medal ............109
National Silk Art Museum ..................42
National Winston Churchill Museum....83
National World War I Museum
at Liberty Memorial ................21, 32
Native American Trading Company
and Gallery ....................................54
Native Stone Winery and
Bull Rock Brewery ..................18, 84
Neal McCoy Show ..............................130
Negro Leagues
Baseball Museum....................21, 32
A Neil Diamond Tribute......................124
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ........12, 32
Nemo Landing Marina ........................90
Neosho National Fish Hatchery ........136
Nevada Farmer’s Market ....................136
New Haven Farmers Market ................59
New Lebanon Historic Village ............88
New Madrid Historical Museum........108
New Oak Vineyards and Winery..........42
New South Gospel ..............................130
New West Plains Speedway ................118
Niangua Conservation Area ..............136
Niangua River Oasis Canoe Rental ......87
Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum......39
Noland Point Fishing Resort..............148
North Missouri Arts Council..................38
Novinger Coal Miners Museum..........60
Novinger Log Homestead....................60
Number 1 Hits of the 60s Show........130
O’Fallon Log Cabin Museum ..............60
O’Fallon’s Veterans Memorial Walk......60
O’Malley’s Pub and Music Hall ..........42
O’Neill’s Classic Antiques....................42
Oak Grove Plantation House Tour ........24
The Oak Ridge Boys ..........................130
OakGlenn Winery............................18, 54
Old Cabin Shop ..................................133
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge..................65
The Old Courthouse–St. Louis......15, 65
Old Curiosity Shop Antiques ..............95
Old Drum Monument ..........................94
Old Lorimier Cemetery ......................104
Old Louisiana Academy......................115
Old Mississippi River
Bridge Scenic Overlook ..............104
Old Route 66 Driving Adventure ........92
Old Route 66 in St. James ................113
Old Saint Vincents Church ................104
Old St. Patrick’s
Church and Museum....................86
Old Stagecoach Stop Museum............96
Old Streetcar No. 60 ..........................148
Old Trails Road Scenic Byway ............37
The Oliver House ................................107
One Eyed Willy’s ..................................87
Onondaga Cave State Park........106, 107
OOVVDA Winery............................18, 144
Orion DinoSpace
Adventure Science Center ............78
Orleans Trail Marina ..........................148
Osage Beach Premium Outlets ..........89
Osage Village State Historic Site ......129
Otter Slough Conservation Area ......105
Ozark Actors Theatre....................13, 110
Ozark Caverns ......................................88
Ozark Greenways Trail Network ........144
Ozark Greenways–Frisco
Highline Trail ................................144
Ozark Greenways–Galloway
Creek Greenway ..........................144
Ozark Greenways–Sac River Trail ........144
Ozark Greenways–South
Creek Greenway ..........................144
Ozark Heritage Welcome Center ......118
Ozark Mountain Guide Service..........124
Ozark Mountain Jubilee ....................130
The Ozark Mountain
Wine Trail........................................18
Ozark National
Scenic Riverways ................102, 118
Ozark Natural and Cultural
Resource Center............................111
Ozark Shooters Sports Complex ......148
Ozark Trail ....................................57, 102
Paddy Creek Recreation Area............110
Paddy Creek Wilderness–
Big Piney Trail ..............................110
PahloArt Refinery and Gallery ............39
Paint Brush Prairie
Conservation Area ........................91
Paintball Planet ..................................108
Paintball Ridge....................................135
Painted Rock Conservation Area ........96
Paradise Park........................................35
The Parkway–St. Joseph ......................41
Parma Woods
Conservation Area......................39
Partner Junction Sea-Doo Rental ........148
Patee House Museum ..........................41
Peaceful Bend Winery ........................116
Peach Tree Farm ..................................76
Peck Ranch Conservation Area..........118
Pershing State Park ..............................31
Persimmon Hill Farm..........................122
Pete’s Professional Guide Service ....134
Peters Market........................................42
Pettis County Courthouse Murals ......91
PFI Town ..............................................145
Phelps County Courthouse ................110
Phelps Grove Park ..............................145
Phelps House ......................................134
Pick and Pick Plantation................76, 81
Pickle Springs Natural Area ..............106
Picture Perfect Gallery ........................54
The Pierce Arrow Theater..................130
Pig’s Tale Antiques and Gifts ..............95
Pin-Up Bowl–St. Louis ........................65
Pinecrest Azalea Gardens..................108
Pioneer Spring Cabin ..........................28
Pirate’s Point Gas
Dock and Boat Rentals ................92
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf................130
Pirtle Winery ........................................42
Planters Barn Theater..........................54
Platte County Courthouse ..................40
Platte Falls Conservation Area............40
The Playhouse at Westport Plaza ......58
Pogue Sculpture Studio and Gallery ..70
Pomme de Terre Lake ........................80
Pomme de Terre State Park................85
Pony Express ........................................21
Pony Express National Museum..........41
Poplar Heights Living History Farm..133
Poppy ....................................................81
Port of Kimberling Marina ................135
Post Memorial Art
Reference Library......................135
Powder Valley Conservation
Nature Center ................................57
Powell Gardens ..............................76, 85
Power & Light District..........................32
Powers Museum..........................121, 134
Prairie Park Historic House Tour ........24
Prairie Passage Mosaic Mural ............25
Prairie Queen Mural ............................78
Prairie State Park................................129
Praying Hands ............................121, 148
Precious Moments
Chapel and Gardens ............121, 134
Preferred Outlets at Warrenton ..........70
Presleys’ Country Jubilee ..................130
Promised Land Zoo ............................134
PS Gallery ............................................82
Public Art and Sculpture Tour ..........145
Pulaski County Courthouse
Museum......................................96
Puppetry Arts Institute ........................28
Putt and Stuff Family Fun Center ........89
Puxico Murals......................................110
Quail Country Inc. ................................88
The Rafting Company RV Resort........116
Railroad Historical Museum..............145
Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch ......138
The Ralph Foster Museum
at College of the Ozarks..............137
Rankin Brothers Classic Music ..........130
Rasa Orchards ......................................22
Rebel’s Cove Conservation Area ........38
Red Barn Crafts and Antiques ............54
Red House Interpretive Center..........104
Red Oak II ....................................121, 134
Redbeard’s Ranch ................................87
Redbird Roost ......................................121
Reifsnider State Forest ........................70
Relics Antique Mall ............................136
Relics Antique Mall–Springfield ........145
Remember When Toy Museum
and Village of Cedar Falls ............48
Remington Nature Center
of St. Joseph ..................................41
Reptile World Zoo ..............................135
RFD-TV The Theatre ..........................130
Richard’s Canoe Rental ......................101
Richard’s Great Stuff ............................51
Ricky Boen and Texas Mud ..............130
Ride the Ducks ..................................130
Ridge Runner Trail ..............................118
Righteous Brother Bill Medley ..........130
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
ODDitorium..................................130
Ritter Springs Park ............................145
River Campus Art Gallery..................104
River City Casino..................................58
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River City Rascals Baseball ................60
River Hills Sporting Clays....................78
River Market Antiques ........................32
River Ranch Resort ....................126, 136
River Ridge Winery ............................105
River Run Outfitters
Fly Fishing Outfitters ..................130
River’s Bend Gallery ............................39
Riverfront Canoe ..................................87
Riverfront Cultural Society ..................59
Riversong Spa and Salon–Columbia ....82
Riversong Spa and
Salon–Jefferson City ....................85
Roaring River State Park....................128
Robert A. Heinlein Library Addition..133
Robert DeLaney
Lake Conservation Area..............105
Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area ....135
Robertsville State Park ........................62
Robidoux Row Museum........................41
Robller Vineyard Winery................18, 59
Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay ............130
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park ......84
Rockcliffe Mansion ..............................54
Rockwoods Reservation ......................70
Rocky River Resort ............................105
Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry ....106
Rolling Heath One-Room School ........82
Rolling Meadows Vineyards ................70
Rosemary Berkel and Harry
L. Crisp II Museum ........13, 99, 104
Roubidoux Spring Cave —
Scuba Diving..................................96
Round Spring Canoe Rental ................111
Round Spring Cavern ........................106
Route 66 Carousel Park..............121, 135
Route 66 Highway Tour–Carthage ....134
Route 66 Mural ..................................148
Route 66 Museum and
Research Center ............................88
Route 66 Springfield ..........................145
Route 66 State Park ............................60
Route 66 Theater................................148
Route Du Vin ..................................19, 99
Roy Rogers Jr. Show ..........................130
Royal Dumpe Dinner Theatre..............65
RS Ranch Rides ..................................103
Rudolph Bennitt Conservation Area ..55
Runge Nature Center ..........................85
Running River Campground
and Canoe Rental ........................111
Rush Limbaugh Hometown Tour ......104
Ruth and Paul Henning
Conservation Area ......................130
Rutledge-Wilson Farm
Community Park..................122, 145
Saint Louis Art Museum......................65
Saint Louis Science Center ................65
The Saint Louis University
Museum of Art ..............................66
Saint Louis Zoo ....................................66
Sainte Genevieve Winery....................115
Salem Farmer’s Market ......................111
Saline County Courthouse ..................39
Saline County Historical Society
Museum..........................................39
Sam A. Baker State Park ..................108
Sand Creek Winery ..............................19
Sand Pond Conservation Area ..........108
Sandy Creek Covered
Bridge State Historic Site ............61
Santa Fe Lake–La Plata ......................57
Sappington Cemetery
State Historic Site ........................29
Sawyer’s Creek Fun Park ....................54
The Saxon Lutheran Memorial ..........107
SayersBrook Bison Ranch..................110
Scenery Hills Farm ............................100
Schlafly Bottleworks ............................58
Schlafly Tap Room ..............................66
Schreiman Orchards ............................42
Scott Joplin House
State Historic Site ........................62
Scotty’s Trout Dock and Marina........130
Sea Rocket Thrill Rides ......................89
Second Chance Lodge
and Guide Service ......................105
Second Street Beads............................61
Sedalia City Hall Murals ......................91
Sedalia Heritage Trail Walking Tour....91
Sequiota Park......................................145
Seven Springs Winery..........................88
Shady Beach Floats............................137
Shake, Rattle and Roll — Best Hits
of the ’50s....................................130
Shatto Milk Company....................22, 39
Shaw Nature Reserve ..........................52
Shawnee Trail Conservation Area ....136
Sheldon Art Galleries ..........................66
Shepherd Hills Factory
Outlets–Lebanon ..........................88
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ..130
Shepherd of the Hills–Old Mill
Theatre ........................................130
Shirk’s Country Market ........................76
Shoal Creek Living History Museum ....32
Shoemaker Conservation Area ..........60
Shoji Tabuchi Show............................130
Shoppes at Branson Meadows ..........131
Show-Me Trail Ride Outfitter ........26, 37
Showboat Branson Belle ....................131
Shrine of St. Joseph ............................66
Sibley Orchards & Cider Mill ..............22
Sight and Sound Theatre....................131
Sikeston Depot ....................................113
Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores..........108
Sikeston Race Park ............................113
Silver Arrow Canoe Rental ................112
Silver Dollar City..........................121, 131
Silver Mines Recreation Area ............107
Silver Rails Gallery ..............................58
Silver Sands Marina and Resort ........92
Silvermines Quilts and Antiques ......107
Simpatico, an Art Gallery Co-op ........51
Six ......................................................131
Six Flags St. Louis................................52
Skateland of Webb City......................148
The Skinny Improv..............................145
Slater Veterans Park Murals ..............40
Slavery’s Echoes (Civil War Exhibit) ..15
Sligo 1880 United Methodist
Church and School ......................112
Smallin Civil War Cave ......................137
Smithville Lake ..............................26, 40
SoggyBottom Crawfish Farm
and Wetland ..................................24
Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza ....................85
Sons of the Pioneers
Chuckwagon Dinner Show ..........131
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House ......48
Soulard Market ....................................66
Southeast Missouri
Agricultural Museum ..................108
Southeast Missouri State University......13
The Spa at Chaumette........................115
The Spa at the Elms ............................25
Spa Shiki ..............................................86
Spirit of Christmas..............................131
Spirit of the Dance..............................131
Splash Country Indoor Waterpark ....132
SplashZone Water Park and
The Centre ....................................110
The Spook Light..................................136
Springfield Art Museum ..............13, 146
Springfield Brewing Company ..........146
Springfield Cardinals–Double A
Baseball ................................121, 146
Springfield Conservation
Nature Center ..............................146
Springfield Contemporary Theatre at
the Vandivort Center Theatre........146
Springfield Hot Glass Studio ............146
Springfield Little Theatre at the
Historic Landers Theatre ............146
Springfield National Cemetery..........146
Springfield Skatepark ........................147
Springfield–Greene County
History Museum ..........................147
Sprouting Up–Natural Baby Store......110
Squaw Creek National
Wildlife Refuge ..............................39
St. Francois State Park ......................104
St. Francois Winery ............................108
St. James Winery ................................113
St. Joe State Park ..............................106
St. Joseph Doll Museum......................41
St. Joseph Fire Museum ......................41
St. Joseph Museum..............................41
St. Louis Artists’ Guild ........................66
St. Louis Blues Hockey ........................67
St. Louis Cardinals Baseball ..............67
St. Louis Cardinals Stadium Tours ....67
The St. Louis Carousel ........................48
St. Louis Fire Department Museum......67
St. Louis Iron Mountain
and Southern Railway ................107
St. Louis Mercantile
Library Museum................................67
St. Louis Museum of Art ......................12
St. Louis Rams Football ......................67
St. Louis Riverfront Trail ......................67
St. Louis Union Station........................67
St. Louis Walk of Fame ........................67
Starlight Alpaca Ranch........................59
Starr Pines Christmas Tree Farm........76
Stars and Stripes Museum
and Library ............................16, 101
State Historical Society
of Missouri ..............................75, 82
State Historical Society of
Missouri Art Galleries ..................82
State Historical Society of Missouri
Genealogy Library ........................82
State Historical Society of Missouri
Museum..........................................82
State Park Marina ..............................132
State Veterans Cemetery....................101
Statue of Liberty Replica ....................39
Ste. Genevieve Winery..........................19
Stewart’s Landing ..............................106
Stockton Lake......................................126
Stockton State Park............................128
Stockton State Park Marina ..............134
Stoddard County Courthouse ............101
Stoddard County Historical Marker ..101
Stoddard County War Memorials ......101
Stone Crest Mall ..................................89
Stone Hill Winery–Branson................132
Stone Hill Winery–Hermann..........18, 54
Stone Hill Winery–New Florence ........59
Stone Mill Trout Stream and Spring ..82
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre ..........134
Stonehaus Farms Vineyard
and Winery ....................................36
Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy ............76, 82
Streetcar Depot ..................................148
Studio de Michel ................................115
Sugar Creek Conservation Area..........56
Sugar Creek Mini Golf ........................86
Sugar Creek Winery and Vineyards ....19
Sullivan County Museum
and Genealogy Library..................39
Summit Lake Winery ....................18, 83
Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area ....41
Sunday Gospel Jubilee ......................132
Sunklands Conservation Area ..........106
Sunshine Valley Farm, Market,
Bakery and Cafe ............................122
Sutton Bluff Motorcycle
and ATV Area................................112
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge......26
Swan Repertory Theatre Company......147
Swing Right Miniature Golf
and Driving Range ......................147
Table Rock Lake ..........................121, 126
Table Rock Lake Pontoons ................135
Table Rock Marina..............................132
Table Rock State Park ........................128
Talbot House Antiques
and Collectibles ............................96
Talking Rocks Cavern ........................132
Taneycomo Fly Guide Service ..........132
Taneycomo Marina
and Campground ........................138
Tanger Outlets–Branson ....................132
A Taste of Missouri ............................122
Taum Sauk Mountain
State Park ..............................16, 106
Ted E. Bear’s Toy Factory ..................147
Ted Shanks Conservation Area ..........48
Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area ....105
Terre Beau Winery................................25
Terrible’s Casino–St. Joseph................41
The Texas Tenors ................................132
Thespian Hall ........................................15
Thierbach Orchards & Berry Farm ....46
Thies Farm & Greenhouses Inc...........46
Third Degree Glass Factory ................68
Thomas Hart Benton Home
and Studio State Historic Site........30
Thomas Hart Benton Mural–Joplin......135
Thomas Hill Reservoir
Conservation Area ........................50
Thome-Benning House ........................15
Thompson Fishing Guide Service......124
Thornhill–1820s Home of
Gov. Frederick Bates ....................49
Those Were the Days Antique Mall ....94
Thousand Hills State Park ..................61
Thousand Oaks Winery......................109
Three Creeks Conservation Area........82
Three Squirrels Winery ......................113
Three Trails Winery ..............................37
Timber Falls Indoor Water Park..........89
Tingler Prairie Conservation Area ....118
Titanic Museum Attraction ........121, 132
Tom Sawyer Paddlewheeler ................86
Tony Orlando and the
Lennon Sisters ............................132
Touch of Glass Workshop
and Fudgery ..................................95
Tower Rock Winery ............................101
Towosahgy State Historic Site ..........104
Toy and Miniature
Museum of Kansas City..........21, 32
Track 3 Family Fun Park ....................132
Track 4 Family Fun Park ....................132
Track 5 Family Fun Park ....................132
Track at Pirate’s Cove ........................132
Trail of Memories................................133
Trail of Tears State Park ....................106
Treasure Hill Miniatures ......................83
Treehouse Cabins at the
River of Life Farm........................134
Trice Dedman Memorial Woods ........40
Trophy Country–Randolph County ....55
Truman Memorial Building..................28
Tryst Falls Park ....................................35
Turkey Creek Ranch Resort ..............148
The Twelve Irish Tenors......................132
Twin Oaks Vineyard and Winery ....19, 106
Twin Pines Conservation
Education Center..........................118
Twin Spires Cathedral ..........................41
Two Sons Floats and Campgrounds 136
Ulysses S. Grant Monument ..............107
Ulysses S. Grant National
Historic Site ............................15, 68
Uncle Ike’s Trail Ride..........................136
Union Covered Bridge
State Historic Site..........................61
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Union Ridge Conservation Area..........52
Union Station Kansas City ..................32
United Methodist Church ..................101
Unity Village ..........................................41
University of Missouri
Museum of Anthropology..............13
University of Missouri Museum of
Art and Archaeology......................13
University of Missouri–Columbia ....12, 75
Upper Limits Rock Climbing ..............68
USDA Mark Twain National Forest
Headquarters................................110
Vacuum Cleaner Museum
and Factory Outlet........................113
Vaile Mansion ......................................29
Valley View Glades Natural Area ........59
Van Meter State Park............................31
Van Till Farms and Winery ............22, 40
Vance Winery ......................................107
The Vault Gallery..................................58
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ..........58
Veterans Memorial ..............................39
Veterans Memorial
Museum–Branson........................132
Veterans Memorial Wall ......................56
Victorian Home Driving
Tour–Carthage..............................134
Villa Antonio Winery ............................55
Viva Cuba Mural Project ....................105
VooDoo Lounge ....................................58
W.D. Pickers Antique Mall ..................40
Wakonda State Park ............................61
Walk-About Acres ..........................76, 82
Walking Tour of Historic Parkville ......39
Wallace State Park ..............................30
Walnut Springs Farm Museum
and Country Weddings........122, 136
Walt Disney Dreaming
Tree and Barn................................38
Walt Disney Hometown Museum....21, 38
Walters-Boone County
History Museum............................82
Warm Springs Ranch—Home
of the Budweiser Clydesdales......78
Warrensburg Biking
and Walking Trail ..........................94
Warrensburg Farmers Market ..............94
Warsaw Antique Mall ..........................95
Washington County
Farmers Market ..........................100
Washington State Park ........................60
Washington’s Farmers Market ............70
Waters Edge Boat Rentals ..................83
Watershed Center at
Valley Water Mill Park ................147
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park
and State Historic Site ..................31
Way of American Genius......................21
Waynesville Walking Trail ....................96
Webb City Farmers Market ................148
Webb City Mural ................................148
Webb’s Guide Service ........................137
Webster County History Museum ....136
Weldon Spring Conservation Area ......61
Welk Resort Theater ..........................132
Wenwood Farm Winery..................48, 78
West End Scuba Diving Adventures......48
West End Theater ................................78
West Park Mall ....................................104
West Plains Historic
Courthouse Square ......................118
West Plains Murals..............................118
West Winery..........................................58
Weston Bend State Park ......................31
Weston Brewing Company ..................42
Weston Historical Museum..................42
Weston Red Barn Farm ................22, 42
Westphalia Vineyards ..........................18
Westray Art Gallery ............................104
WFO Watercraft Rentals ......................89
What’s Up Dock ..................................135
Whirlwind Ranch Alpacas....................88
Whispering Oaks Winery..............18, 138
White River Outfitters ........................124
White River Valley Historical
Society Museum..........................134
The White Rose Winery................18, 133
White Water ........................................132
Wild Animal Safari..............................148
“Wild Bill” Hickok Shootout Site ......147
Wild River Canoe Rental ....................112
Wildcat Glades Conservation
and Audubon Center ..................135
Wilderness Ridge Resort....................105
Williams Creek Winery ........................18
Willmore Lodge Visitors
Center and Museum ....................86
Wilson’s Creek Civil War Museum ......16
Wilson’s Creek
National Battlefield................16, 138
Wind Ridge Farm..................................46
Winding Brook Estate
Lavender Farm........................46, 52
The Windsor Chair Shop......................51
Windsor Harbor Bridge........................56
Wines by Jennifer ................................40
Wooden Railroad Trestle Bridge ........82
Woodson K. Woods
Conservation Area........................114
Wool Gatherings ..................................52
World Aquarium ..................................68
World Bird Sanctuary ..........................69
The World Famous Platters................132
World of Fun and Oceans of Fun ........32
World’s Largest Flower Box ..............136
World’s Largest Rocking Chair ..........105
World’s Largest Toy Museum ............132
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion............................41
Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens....147
Yakov Smirnoff Show..........................132
Yakov’s Moscow Circus Dinner
Experience....................................132
Yule Log Cabin....................................105
Zen 3 Spa and Bodyworks ................147
Zumwalt’s Fort......................................60
INDEX OF CITIES
AND TOWNS
Advance................................................101
Agency ..................................................24
Altenburg..............................................101
Alton ....................................................101
Annada..................................................50
Annapolis ....................................101, 102
Appleton City ........................................78
Arcadia ................................................101
Arcola ..................................................124
Arrow Rock ............13, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30
Ash Grove ....................................124, 128
Ashburn ................................................48
Athens ......................................14, 15, 60
Augusta ..........................................19, 48
Aurora ..................................................124
Ava ..............................................124, 126
Ballwin............................................48, 60
Baring....................................................48
Barnard..................................................24
Belton ....................................................24
Benton ................................................100
Berger..............................................18, 48
Bernie ..................................................101
Blackwater ......................................76, 78
Bland ..............................................48, 78
Bloomfield......................................16, 101
Bloomsdale..........................................101
Blue Eye ..............................................124
Blue Springs..........................................24
Bois D’ Arc ..........................................124
Bolivar..................................................124
Bonne Terre ................................101, 104
Bonnots Mill ..........................................78
Boonville..............................15, 18, 76, 78
Bourbon ......................................101, 103
Bowling Green ......................................48
Branson..................17, 121, 122, 124–125,
126, 127–132
Branson West ......................................132
Brazeau................................................103
Bridgeton ..............................................48
Brighton ..............................................132
Bronaugh ............................................132
Brooklyn Heights ........................132–133
Bucyrus ..............................................100
Burfordville..........................................104
Butler ..................................................133
Caledonia ............................................103
Calhoun ................................................80
California ..............................................78
Camdenton ....................................78, 83
Cameron ..................................22, 24, 30
Campbell ............................................104
Canton ..................................................48
Cape Girardeau ..................13, 16, 17, 99,
100, 103–104
Carthage ..........16, 18, 121, 128, 133–134
Caruthersville ............................100, 104
Cassville ......................................128, 134
Center....................................................48
Centertown............................................76
Centralia ................................................78
Chadwick ............................................134
Charleston..............................17, 104–105
Chesterfield ....................................48–49
Chillicothe ......................................21, 24
Clarksville ................................49, 50, 51
Clayton ..................................................51
Cleveland ..............................................22
Clinton ............................................78–79
Clyde......................................................24
Collins....................................................79
Columbia......................12, 15, 75, 76, 79,
81–82, 83, 84
Commerce ..........................................105
Competition ..........................................76
Conception............................................24
Concordia........................................24, 26
Craig......................................................30
Crane....................................................134
Creve Coeur ..........................................51
Crocker..................................................82
Cuba ....................................................105
Dadeville......................................128, 134
Davisville ....................................104, 105
De Soto ..........................................51, 60
Defiance ..........................................19, 51
Devils Elbow ..................................75, 82
Dexter ..................................................105
Diamond ......................................121, 134
Dixon......................................................82
Doniphan ............................................105
Dora......................................................134
Dover ....................................................25
Duke ....................................................105
Dutzow ..................................................51
Eagle Rock ..........................................134
Eagleville ..........................................8, 25
East Prairie ............................17, 104, 105
Ellington ..............................................105
Ellsinore ..............................................105
Eminence ............................102, 105–106
Eureka ......................................46, 52, 60
Excelsior Springs..................................25
Fair Grove ............................................134
Falcon ....................................................82
Farmington..............................19, 82, 106
Ferguson................................................52
Florida ..................................................60
Florissant ..............................................52
Forsyth....................................17, 126, 134
Fort Leonard Wood ..............................82
Fredericktown..............................106–107
Frohna..................................................107
Fulton ..............................................82–83
Gainesville ..........................................134
Galena..................................................134
Gladstone ..............................................25
Gower ....................................................27
Grandview..............................................27
Gravois Mills ........................................83
Gray Summit ........................................52
Green Castle ........................................52
Greene County ....................................134
Greenfield ............................................134
Halltown ..............................................134
Hamilton..........................................21, 27
Hannibal ........................8, 45, 50, 53–54
Hartsburg ..............................................18
Hayti ........................................................8
Herculaneum........................................60
Hermann......................18, 45, 46, 54, 60
Higbee ............................................18, 55
Higginsville................................15, 27, 30
High Ridge ............................................55
Highlandville........................................135
Hillsboro..........................................55, 61
Hollister ......................................126, 135
Holts Summit..................................18, 83
Hunnewell..............................................55
Huntsville ..............................................55
Ilasco ....................................................56
Imperial..................................................61
Independence............................21, 27–29
Ironton..................99, 102, 104, 106, 107
Isabella ........................................126, 135
Jackson........................................106, 107
Jamesport ............................................29
Jefferson City ..............15, 18, 75, 84–85
Joplin ......................................8, 121, 135
Kahoka ..................................................56
Kaiser ..............................................84, 85
Kansas City ..............8, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20,
21, 22, 26, 29–32
Kearney..................................................35
Kimberling City ..................................135
Kimmswick............................................56
Kingdom City ........................................85
Kingsville ........................................76, 85
Kirksville..........................................56, 61
Kirkwood ........................................56–57
Knob Noster ..................................84, 85
La Grange ..............................................61
La Plata ..........................................57–58
La Russell ............................................135
Laclede ......................................21, 30–31
Lake Ozark ......................................17, 86
Lamar ..................................121, 128, 135
Lampe..........................................122, 135
Laurie ....................................................86
Lawson ..................................................31
Leasburg......................................106, 107
Lebanon ......................75, 80, 84, 86–88
Lee’s Summit..................................35–36
Lemay....................................................58
Lesterville ............................................106
Lewistown..............................................58
Lexington........15, 17, 21, 22, 26, 31, 36–37
Liberal ..................................................135
Liberty..............................................37–38
Licking ................................................100
Linn Creek ............................................88
Livonia ..................................................38
Lone Jack..............................................38
Louisiana ..............................................58
Lowry City ............................................88
Lupus......................................................17
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Malden ........................................107–108
Mansfield..............................121, 122, 135
Maplewood............................................58
Marble Hill ..........................................108
Marceline ........................................21, 38
Marquand ............................................108
Marshall ....................................14, 38–39
Marshfield............................122, 135–136
Marthasville ..........................................46
Maryland Heights ................................58
Maryville................................................39
Memphis................................................58
Mercer ..................................................26
Mexico ..................................................58
Miami ....................................................31
Milan......................................................39
Millersville ..........................................100
Mindenmines ..............................129, 136
Miner....................................................108
Moberly ..........................................46, 58
Monroe City....................................50, 58
Montgomery City............................58, 61
Morrison................................................59
Morse Mill ............................................59
Mound City............................................39
Mount Vernon................................18, 136
Naylor ..................................................108
Neelyville ............................................108
Neosho ................................................136
Nevada ..................................16, 122, 136
New Florence ........................................59
New Haven......................................18, 59
New Lebanon........................................88
New London..........................................59
New Madrid ..........................16, 106, 108
New Melle ............................................46
Noel ........................................17, 126, 136
Normandy ......................................13, 59
Notch....................................................136
Novinger................................................60
O’Fallon ................................................60
Oak Ridge............................................108
Oran ....................................................108
Oronogo ........................................18, 136
Osage Beach ..................................88–89
Osage City ............................................84
Osborn ............................................22, 39
Owensville ............................................60
Ozark............................................122, 137
Pacific....................................................60
Paris ......................................................61
Park Hills ....................................106, 108
Parkville..........................................39–40
Patterson ............................................108
Patton ..................................................109
Perryville ............................................109
Piedmont ............................................109
Pierce City ..........................................137
Pilot Grove ............................................90
Pilot Knob......................................16, 108
Pineville ..................................17, 129, 137
Pittsburg ........................................85, 90
Platte City ............................................40
Plattsburg..............................................40
Pleasant Hill..........................................40
Point Lookout ......................................137
Poplar Bluff ........................................109
Potosi ..........................................100, 110
Protem ................................................126
Puxico ..................................................110
Raymondville ......................................110
Rayville ..........................................22, 40
Reeds Spring ......................................137
Republic ..................................14, 16, 138
Revere ....................................................15
Rich Hill ..............................................138
Riverside ..............................................40
Robertsville ..........................................62
Roby ....................................................110
Rocheport ......................................18, 90
Rock Port ................................................8
Rockaway Beach ................................138
Rockbridge ..........................................138
Rocky Mount ........................................90
Rogersville ..........................................122
Rolla................................................13, 110
Rosebud ................................................60
Rushville ................................................31
Salem ..........................100, 108, 110–112
Savannah ..............................................40
Sedalia ........................12, 80, 85, 90–91
Seymour ........................................18, 138
Sibley..............................................22, 40
Sikeston ..................................17, 112–113
Slater ....................................................40
Smithville..............................................40
Springfield ........................13, 16, 18, 121,
122, 138–147
St. Charles ..................44, 45, 60–61, 62
St. James ......................................113–114
St. Joseph................12, 17, 21, 26, 40–41
St. Louis....................8, 12, 13, 15, 17, 44,
45, 46, 50, 61–68
St. Robert..................................75, 91–92
Stanton............................................45, 68
Ste. Genevieve ........19, 99, 108, 114–115
Steelville........................................115–116
Stockton ..............................................148
Stoutsville ......................................62, 69
Stover ....................................................92
Strafford ..............................................148
Sullivan ..........................................62, 69
Summersville ......................................117
Sumner..................................................26
Sunrise Beach ......................................92
Sweet Springs ......................................41
Table Rock ..........................................126
Thayer ..........................................99, 108
Theodosia....................................126, 148
Tipton..............................................76, 92
Trenton ............................................26, 31
Troy ................................................50, 62
Tunas ....................................................92
Unity Village ..........................................41
University City ......................................69
Urbana ..................................................93
Valley Park ............................................69
Van Buren......................................117–118
Versailles ..............................................93
Walker ..................................................129
Walnut Grove ................................18, 148
Walnut Shade......................................148
Warrensburg ..................................93–94
Warrenton ......................................69–70
Warsaw ....................................85, 94–95
Washington ..............................44, 45, 70
Waverly ..........................................22, 42
Wayland ................................................63
Waynesville ..............................75, 95–96
Webb City ....................................121, 148
Wellington ............................................42
West Alton ............................................63
West Plains ..........................................118
Weston ......................................22, 31, 42
Westphalia ......................................18, 96
Whitewater ..........................................118
Wildwood ................................46, 63, 70
Williamsburg ........................................96
Williamsville........................................108
Willow Springs ....................................118
Winona ................................................118
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ATTRACTIONS
Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Inc. 59
Baldknobbers Jamboree Show 155
Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos 166
City Museum 166
Dixie Stampede 149-150, 168
The Dutton Family Theatre 155
Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventure 116
Fitz’s American Grill & Bottling Works 71-72
The Fox Theater 52
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area 33-34
Harrah’s Casino - St. Louis 3, 166
Harrah’s North Kansas City 3, 166
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel 89, 167
Kansas City Zoo 38, 166
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum 169
The League of Branson Theatre Owners 155
Legends in Concert 155
Meramec Caverns 49, 71-72, 167
Missouri Historical Society 55, 167
Missouri State Fair 167
Pierce Arrow Theater 155
Presleys’ Country Jubilee 153-154, 155
Purina Farms 51
Ride the Ducks of Branson 149-150
Saint Louis Art Museum 53
Saint Louis Zoo 55, 167
Sight and Sound Theatre 129, 155, 169
Silver Dollar City, Inc. 125, 169
Six Flags St. Louis 47, 167
St. Louis Union Station 167
Worlds of Fun 23, 166
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY
INFORMATION
Barton County Chamber of Commerce 168
Sedalia Area Chamber/CVB 83, 168
Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce 133
Sikeston Convention & Visitors Bureau 116, 168
Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau 123, 169
St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau 53, 167
St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau 27, 166
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission 4, 167
Ste. Genevieve Convention & Visitors Bureau 116
Table Rock Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 153-154, 169
Table Rock Lake Tourism Association 169
Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce 94, 168
Washington Area Chamber of Commerce 69, 167
GOLF
Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail (formerly Council) 94, 167
LODGING
America’s Best Value Inn 19, 169
Artilla Cove Resort 168
Best Western Branson Inn and Conference Center 168
Best Western International 33-34, 71-72,
95-96, 113-114,
153-154,
170, 172
Cedar Stone Lodge 168
Depot Inn & Suites 59
Drury Hotels 170
Indian Point Resorts 169
Kimberling Inn Resort 169
Lake of the Ozarks/Tri County Lodging 7, 167
Missouri Choice Hotels 33-34, 71-72,
95-96, 113-114,
170, 171
Myer Hotels 133, 151-152, 169
Boonville Tourism Commission 89, 167
Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
& Visitors Bureau 2, 169
Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau 103, 168
Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureau 147, 168
Cassville Chamber of Commerce 168
City of Lebanon 85, 167
Clay County Community Relations 166
Clinton Convention & Visitors Bureau 86, 167
Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau 77, 167
Cuba Chamber of Commerce 168
Dexter Tourism 107, 168
Greater Chillicothe Visitors Region 32, 166
Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau 69, 166
Hermann Tourism Group 59, 166
Independence Tourism Department 25, 166
Indian Point Chamber of Commerce 169
Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau 81, 167
Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau 127, 169
Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association 9, 166
Kimmswick Merchants Association 166
Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce 166
Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce 166
Maryland Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau 57, 167
Missouri Bull Shoals Lake Association 169
Missouri Department of Conservation 38, 68, 94,
116, 147
Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce 57
Ozark Heritage Welcome Center 168
Platte County Convention & Visitors Bureau 166
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau 86, 168
River Heritage Association 107
Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce 168
Advertiser Page # Advertiser Page # Advertiser Page # Advertiser Page #
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Pointe Royale Properties, Inc. 131, 169
SayersBrook Bison Ranch 168
Table Rock Lodging 133
Tan-Tar-A Resort 79, 168
Tripium LLC 149-150, 155
Turkey Creek Ranch 131
Village at Indian Point 169
White Wing Resort 169
YMCA of the Ozarks (Trout Lodge) 107, 168
PROFESSIONAL
North Kansas City - City Hall 166
REAL ESTATE
Steed Communities 147
Port of Kimberling Marina 149-150
SHOPPING
Chelsea Property Group
Factory Outlet - Branson 6
Factory Outlet - Lake of the Ozarks 6
Crown Center 29, 166
SPORTS
What’s Up Dock? 149-150
TRANSPORTATION
Amtrak 170
Branson Scenic Railway 147
WINERIES
Hermann Vintner’s Association 6
Missouri Wines 170
Stone Hill Winery - Branson 6
Stone Hill Winery and Restaurant - Hermann 6, 68, 167
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ATTRACTIONS
Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Inc. 59
Baldknobbers Jamboree Show 155
Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos 166
City Museum 166
Dixie Stampede 149-150, 168
The Dutton Family Theatre 155
Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventure 116
Fitz’s American Grill & Bottling Works 71-72
The Fox Theater 52
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area 33-34
Harrah’s Casino - St. Louis 3, 166
Harrah’s North Kansas City 3, 166
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel 89, 167
Kansas City Zoo 38, 166
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum 169
The League of Branson Theatre Owners 155
Legends in Concert 155
Meramec Caverns 49, 71-72, 167
Missouri Historical Society 55, 167
Missouri State Fair 167
Pierce Arrow Theater 155
Presleys’ Country Jubilee 153-154, 155
Purina Farms 51
Ride the Ducks of Branson 149-150
Saint Louis Art Museum 53
Saint Louis Zoo 55, 167
Sight and Sound Theatre 129, 155, 169
Silver Dollar City, Inc. 125, 169
Six Flags St. Louis 47, 167
St. Louis Union Station 167
Worlds of Fun 23, 166
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY
INFORMATION
Barton County Chamber of Commerce 168
Sedalia Area Chamber/CVB 83, 168
Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce 133
Sikeston Convention & Visitors Bureau 116, 168
Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau 123, 169
St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau 53, 167
St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau 27, 166
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission 4, 167
Ste. Genevieve Convention & Visitors Bureau 116
Table Rock Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 153-154, 169
Table Rock Lake Tourism Association 169
Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce 94, 168
Washington Area Chamber of Commerce 69, 167
GOLF
Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail (formerly Council) 94, 167
LODGING
America’s Best Value Inn 19, 169
Artilla Cove Resort 168
Best Western Branson Inn and Conference Center 168
Best Western International 33-34, 71-72,
95-96, 113-114,
153-154,
170, 172
Cedar Stone Lodge 168
Depot Inn & Suites 59
Drury Hotels 170
Indian Point Resorts 169
Kimberling Inn Resort 169
Lake of the Ozarks/Tri County Lodging 7, 167
Missouri Choice Hotels 33-34, 71-72,
95-96, 113-114,
170, 171
Myer Hotels 133, 151-152, 169
Boonville Tourism Commission 89, 167
Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
& Visitors Bureau 2, 169
Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau 103, 168
Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureau 147, 168
Cassville Chamber of Commerce 168
City of Lebanon 85, 167
Clay County Community Relations 166
Clinton Convention & Visitors Bureau 86, 167
Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau 77, 167
Cuba Chamber of Commerce 168
Dexter Tourism 107, 168
Greater Chillicothe Visitors Region 32, 166
Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau 69, 166
Hermann Tourism Group 59, 166
Independence Tourism Department 25, 166
Indian Point Chamber of Commerce 169
Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau 81, 167
Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau 127, 169
Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association 9, 166
Kimmswick Merchants Association 166
Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce 166
Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce 166
Maryland Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau 57, 167
Missouri Bull Shoals Lake Association 169
Missouri Department of Conservation 38, 68, 94,
116, 147
Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce 57
Ozark Heritage Welcome Center 168
Platte County Convention & Visitors Bureau 166
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau 86, 168
River Heritage Association 107
Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce 168
Advertiser Page # Advertiser Page # Advertiser Page # Advertiser Page #
BC = back cover IBC = inside back cover IFC = inside front cover
Pointe Royale Properties, Inc. 131, 169
SayersBrook Bison Ranch 168
Table Rock Lodging 133
Tan-Tar-A Resort 79, 168
Tripium LLC 149-150, 155
Turkey Creek Ranch 131
Village at Indian Point 169
White Wing Resort 169
YMCA of the Ozarks (Trout Lodge) 107, 168
PROFESSIONAL
North Kansas City - City Hall 166
REAL ESTATE
Steed Communities 147
Port of Kimberling Marina 149-150
SHOPPING
Chelsea Property Group
Factory Outlet - Branson 6
Factory Outlet - Lake of the Ozarks 6
Crown Center 29, 166
SPORTS
What’s Up Dock? 149-150
TRANSPORTATION
Amtrak 170
Branson Scenic Railway 147
WINERIES
Hermann Vintner’s Association 6
Missouri Wines 170
Stone Hill Winery - Branson 6
Stone Hill Winery and Restaurant - Hermann 6,