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Bloomfield City Park has tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, a Frisbee golf course, a playground, a picnic area, two pavilions, a covered bridge and two log cabins.
The larger cabin, a two-story dogtrot style, was built in 1888-1889 by the Barnett family; it was disassembled and reconstructed in the park in 1973 by the Stoddard County Historical Society. The smaller cabin, circa 1833, was moved as a unit to the park.
This park, with its panoramic view of Hannibal and the Mississippi River, is reached by 244 stairs which begin at the north end of Main Street. At the bottom stands the bronze statue, sculpted in 1925, of Twain's most memorable and mischievous characters, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, walking along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The top features a new interpretive panel on the history of the lighthouse.
This 9-hole Frisbee golf course is in a scenic setting at Kellogg Lake, along Route 66.
Faust County Park is located on a tract of land that once belonged to Frederick Bates, the second governor of Missouri. In 1818, he built a home on the property and named his estate Thornhill. That home is one of the park's many prominent features.
In addition to Thornhill, the park is home to:
Check each attraction's webpage for specific operation hours, admission prices, and information.
Fort Zumwalt Park has two historic sites, native woodland scenery and fishing in Lake Whetsel. The Darius Head Home, built circa 1884, is open for tours during special events and by appointment. A large limestone chimney and an interpretive sign mark the site of Zumwalt's Fort, a War of 1812 settler fort. A replica of the original fort is under construction with completion scheduled for 2012. The park contains a one-mile walking/jogging path and a large playground under shady trees. Fort Zumwalt Park is home to the annual Celebration of Lights drive-through holiday light display beginning the day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 30.
This park is home to the Historic Sitze Log Homestead and ES Lett Memorial Bridge; there's also a picnic area and a playground. Take a stroll through Marquand's park or sit to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Views from this city park show where Lewis & Clark and countless steamboats passed in the 19th Century. Read about Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery at the historical marker; amenities include a picnic shelter, restrooms and a boat launch.
Skateboard enthusiasts will find this park provides features to match all skill levels. Restrooms and a pavilion are also available on site.
Our trail offers anglers 17 unique locations to experience river, lake and stream fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill, buffalo and carp. This self-guided itinerary lists the amenities available at each location, contact information and maps.
Many sites are handicapped accessible. Information is downloadable from our website.
A Missouri fishing license is required at most locations.
Note: the address shown is for the Sikeston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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