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Join us for a week-long celebration of our Civil War Sesquicentennial – 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pilot Knob. A variety of events are scheduled, including: concerts; speakers; hikes on Pilot Knob Mountain; a grand ball; and the full-scale battle reenactment.
Full-scale reenactments of the Battle of Pilot Knob, which feature "blowing up the fort," are staged on September 27 and 28. These attract thousands of spectators, so be sure to make your plans early.
At 10:30 a.m. on Sep. 27, Missouri State Parks holds a ceremony officially renaming the historic site “Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site.” In addition to being the location of Fort Davidson, the site includes two burial trenches.
The Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation area are rich in Missouri Civil War History. The towns of Pilot Knob, Ironton and Arcadia were of strategic importance as the southern terminus of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad. Union soldiers occupied this area throughout the war. Fort Davidson, the site of the Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864, is a hexagonal earthwork constructed by the Union Army and stands 300 yards from the base of Pilot Knob Mountain. The assault on Fort Davidson by Confederate troops left 1,300 soldiers dead, missing or wounded. The fort and site are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site serves as a memorial to those who gave their lives on the battlefield, and the Visitors Center provides detailed information about the battle through the use of artifacts, a diorama and a film. Additionally, a self-guided driving tour around the Arcadia Valley directs visitors to some of the most significant points on the battlefields. Each stop is marked by a red granite monument. Maps for this tour are available at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site.
We welcome everyone to attend this historic, educational and exciting event. Times vary by date and event, so please visit our website for the latest scheduled.
Arrow Rock hosts one of Missouri's oldest and most popular heritage festivals, featuring traditional and modern hand-crafted items, historic reenactments, living history presenters, entertainment and food.
Booths feature: weaving; spinning; needlework; rug hooking; bobbin lace; gunsmithing; blacksmithing; soap making; rope making; pottery; woodworking; printing; and medical exhibits.
Note: Address and phone shown are for the Friends of Arrow Rock office. The festival takes place throughout the village of Arrow Rock.
The Ray County Historical Society is hosting a Civil War Reenactment for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Albany and the death of Capt. William Anderson. Reenactors will check in on Friday, which is followed by two days of mock battles; Battle of Albany reenactment; the funeral of Capt Anderson; a Civil War Ball; the dedication of two Missouri State Civil War Panels; and a variety of other events.
The City of Cape Girardeau's first public art exhibit will open on Friday, April 4 and will consist of seven substantial pieces to be placed along the Broadway Corridor in downtown Cape Girardeau for a year, culminating in early April 2015. The seven artists are: Andy Arvantes, Mike Baur, Beth Nybeck, Dan Perry, Ben Pierce, Stephanie Sailer, and Chris Wubbena.
The Cotton Ramble Bike Ride begins and ends at the Sikeston Depot Museum in downtown Sikeston. Riders travel along shaded, tree-lined streets with majestic homes constructed in the early 1900s. This event is not a race. It is designed to allow riders to choose their routes based on their own level of training.
Choose from 13-, 26-, 65- and 100-mile rides. The longer routes leave town, traveling along fields of cotton, soybeans and corn. On the 26- and 65-mile routes you can visit two working cotton gins, each offering free tours. All routes are well marked and include rest stops with refreshments and toilet facilities.
While downtown, enjoy the Harvest Festival and Antique Tractor Show in Legion Square (adjacent to the Depot). You're invited to enjoy downtown's galleries, antique and collectible stores, and boutique shopping.
Registration at the Depot Museum: Oct. 10, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 12, 7:30 a.m. Ride begins at 8:30 AM at the Red Caboose.
The Ozarks Older Iron Club sponsors this annual event on the club grounds which includes: tractor pulls; exhibits; demonstrations; gas engines; steam engines; wheat thrashing; corn binding, hulling & grinding; rock crushing; antique tractors and farm equipment; wool spinning; barrel stave sawing; blacksmithing; wheelwright; kids games; pedal tractor pull; saw mill; hay baling; sorghum boil; cider pressing; horse drawn equipment; a swap meet and flea market; and a concession stand.
Free parking. Limited primitive camping and RV sites (no hook-ups) available.
The OOIC's purpose is to stimulate interest in collecting, restoring, preserving, and exhibiting gasoline and oil engines, gas/diesel and steam tractors, power and horse driven farm machinery and any other farm related equipment of historical value. OOIC shows and tractor pulls are the 2nd Friday and Saturday in May and October every year at the Ozark Older Iron Club Grounds.
One Day Annual Event: Fun for the whole family, or friends and couples looking for a day filled with fun.
Come learn some of the History of Monegaw!
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Lake's biggest winter event. More than 20 bars and restaurants around the Lake of the Ozarks participate in the huge event.
A $10 wristband gets you access to ride the buses, as well as entry in to all participating locations – including pick up and drop off to sponsoring hotels. Scan our website for details, locations and wristband information.
Don't forget your Mardi Gras attire.
Note: The address and phone shown are for the Lake Area Visitors Bureau.
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum and 6 beautiful Louisiana churches are holding the 20th Annual Church Walk. Explore the beauty of these amazing buildings and enjoy short presentations from each of the churches starting at 3pm at the Bethel AME Church.
Missouri Town 1855 celebrates the variety of traditions of the 19th century at Christmas time. Settlers new to the frontier use native materials to adorn the buildings throughout the village. The residents of the town also display their cherished heirlooms passed down through the generations at this festive time of year. A special visit from a 19th century Santa Claus is sure to delight the child in all of us.
Experience Chillicothe’s history through these 17 larger than life scenes; a unique way to transform the streetscape of a community is through artistic renderings on barren walls.
The themes include the Utica Brick Plant; Sports; and historical depictions of Chillicothe as it existed in 1928—the year we became the Home of Sliced Bread.
Citygarden combines sculpture, plants, fountains and architecture into one location in downtown St. Louis. The area offers a vibrant, serene blending of lush plantings and internationally-renowned sculpture with water, stone, architecture and design. The Terrace View restaurant is on-site.
Citygarden is bounded by Eighth, 10th, Market and Chestnut streets.
Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s more shoreline than the coast of California. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches; great fishing; and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water.
Cities around the Lake of the Ozarks offer hundreds of dining and lodging options. Abundant recreation activities include, among other things: golf; horseback riding; boat excursions; wineries; airplane and helicopter tours; ziplines; spas; and shopping.
Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices, ranging from a pontoon boat to fishing boats, ski boats to houseboats, and personal watercraft.
Please note: the address provided with this listing is for the Bagnell Dam, in Lake Ozark.
Handmade colonial Windsor chairs made using traditional hand tools and techniques of the late 1700s. No power tools, nails or screws are used. Visitors are welcome to watch the process of crafting these beautiful chairs.
it...little word...big show. it - where 50 amazing singers, dancers, and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talents to create Branson's ultimate entertainment experience. From Broadway to country to comedy to patriotic to gospel to rock-n-roll, it is everything you want to see in a Branson show–and more.
From the energy and emotion of huge production number with brilliant lighting and sound to the warmth and charm of the on-stage talent, this is the show with it. The stars of it, including the Hughes Brothers and their families, create a sensational show for everyone, especially the show connoisseur looking for top-of-the-line entertainment with an emotional connection.
Presented January thru October at the Hughes Brothers Theatre.
Tickets: $39; ages 12-17, $15; ages 6-11, $9. VIP seating available in rows 1-6. Add a sit-down, table top dinner with your show.
Visit our website for details, schedules and tickets.
A 15-foot-long, steel replica of the Cuba-Salem branch train sits at the intersection of Route 19 and Washington Boulevard. Father and son team Glen and Curtis Tutterrow sculpted the train in three pieces, which were welded together. While visiting the train, please enjoy the 12 outdoor murals along the Route 66 corridor. Mural brochures are available in some area businesses and at the I-44 Visitor Center (Exit 208).
The train replica is located in a landscaped pocket park along the Route 66 corridor in the town's historic district with shopping and dining available.
Unusual "squirrel cage" jail, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also serves as a visitors' information center in Gallatin, MO.
The Daviess County Squirrel Cage Jail was completed in 1889. Its unique architectural design provided answers to concerns about prisoner security, worries about both prisoners breaking out and accomplices breaking in: rotary jails, where a round "squirrel cage" divides into jail cells and spins on a single axis inside a perimeter of stationary bars.
Eight rotary jails are known to have been constructed, all variations of the patented design by the Pauley Jail Building & Mfg. Company of St. Louis. Only three still stand today as visual markers of yesteryear.
Featuring games from the 80's! No quarters or tokens needed, play all you want for 5 bucks! 1984 is THE 80's arcade! Stop in and get your 80's on in style. We have the games, the music, and the vibe from the greatest decade ever! Need a place to host your next event or party? We offer private events and party room rentals. Located in downtown Springfield Missouri. 1984, the best thing since 1983!
Life-size bronze statue honoring the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry, the first uniformed all Black American unit to fight in the Civil War. The unit fought in the October 1862 Battle of Island Mound, also known as the Battle of Fort Toothman.
We offer two guestrooms with queen-sized beds, private bath, fireplace and sitting area. We serve house-made cookies, snacks, beverages and a full hot breakfast.
Guests enjoy the eight-person hot tub and four acres of wooded grounds. Our library contains books on local history, old campus yearbooks and other topics.
A work space, with Wi-Fi and a printer, is provided. Within 25 miles of the Inn, you can visit wineries, fish for trout at Maramec Spring, and take a float trip on a spring-fed stream.
Serving the St. Louis metropolitan area since 1992. Offering 6-25 passenger stretches, 14, 16,18 and 25 passenger SUVs and 18,28 and 38 passenger limo coaches. Visit our web at APerfectTouchLimo.com to see all cars inside and out.
Editor's Note: Address is not for business use. We meet you where you need us to.
Acorn Ridge offers four charming guestrooms, each with a king bed, private bathroom, and nice views. At check-in, you are greeted with our signature Grandma Stumpe's cookies. A full breakfast is served.
We are less than one mile from the Katy Trail, Augusta Brewery, Mount Pleasant Winery, and Augusta Winery.
Whether you are looking for an easy get-away, or searching for a unique bed & breakfast, we have what you need.
Rooms available Fridays and Saturdays only. Please explore our website for details and reservations.
Displays include items of historical note, from pioneer materials and American Indian relics and arrowheads, to collections of military objects, including a cannonball that struck the courthouse during the 1862 Battle of Kirksville.
Rentals of pontoons, deck/ski boats and WaveRunner brand personal watercraft. By water: find us at 3 mile marker, Jobson Hollow Cove, north shore of Lake of the Ozarks. By land: take Route 54 to Business 54/Bagnell Dam/Route W exit. Take Route W to W-20 (Village Marina Road) to the end. Age restrictions do apply.
At Adventure Boat Rentals, we want you to have a fantastic time with one of our boats or WaveRunners. We maintain and prep everything as if they were our own personal vessel. From WaveRunner brand personal watercraft for blasting around to pontoons for stable platforms with larger groups to deck and ski boats for fun, we have your boat.
Our location at Miller's Landing offers convenient access from the Osage Beach and Camdenton areas. Take 54-63 (Runabout Drive) off of Route 54 to the end. We also have a location at the 3 mile marker on the north shore at Village Marina off of W-20. Our hours vary by season, please call to verify times.
Adventure Ziplines of Branson is the ONLY zip line adventure tour located inside the city limits of Branson, MO. We are conveniently located just seconds from the hotels, shows, and attractions that have made Branson the tourist destination that it is today.
If you are 3 to 103 years of age, with no major health issues, you too can join in on the fun! Your heart will leap as you speed through the air on our Branson zip lines at speeds up to 50 mph!
We offer scenic tours of the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas.
AirLake Aviation offers 30-minute airplane rides out of the Grand Glaize and Camdenton Airports. Rides are available year-round.
Reservations required. Schedule by phone or on our website.
Cost: $50 per person; third person, $20.
This is the last two-car ferry operating in Missouri. The ferry takes you across the Current River on Route K at Akers. The ferry is operated by Akers Ferry Canoe Rental. The fee is $4 per car or $5 for a vehicle and trailer.
Contact for special rates for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Camping, RV sites and cabins available. Facilities include pool, dining, general store, hot showers, modern restrooms and electric hook-ups. Canoe, kayak, inner tube and small raft rental and floating on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.
Canoe, kayak, inner tube and small raft floats. Facilities include pool, dining, general store, hot showers, modern restrooms and electric hook-ups. Camping, RV sites and cabins available. You can cross the Current River on the ferry. Located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, 21 miles south of Salem, off Route 19, at the junction of Routes K and KK.
Family campground with 162 spaces beside the Jacks Fork River. Some sites with electricity and water. Two blocks to Alley Mill and the one-room schoolhouse. Park rangers lead hikes and campfire programs during the summer. Group rates offered. Reservations at Recreation.gov.
Low and slow pit barbecue at its finest. We have sandwiches; plate dinners; a kids menu; specialty items; pizzas; and desserts.
Bring the family for a relaxed lunch or dinner.
As seen on The Travel Channel and The Tonight Show, Waltzing Waters Theatre is Branson's longest-running year-round attraction. Watch hourly exhibitions of world famous liquid fireworks and 40,000 gallons of non-stop live water action. Dancing waterfalls and spinning rainbows three stories tall (and twice as wide) are choreographed to music.
No trip to Kansas City's fabulous Country Club Plaza would be complete without a graceful and romantic glide down the relaxing waterway in an elegant Venetian style Gondola. Celebrate a special occasion. Float beneath bridges, beside majestic fountains, and view the spectacular Country Club Plaza. Operating April-November.
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