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The Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri River here. Landmarks include artist George Caleb Bingham's house, the circa 1834 Huston Tavern, a one-room jail, a visitor center museum, camping, hiking trails and picnicking. The Huston Tavern offers dining in an 1860s atmosphere. Arrow Rock is 13 miles north of I-70.
A circa 1900 castle on a hill. Bothwell Lodge represents early 20th century extravagant living. It was built by Sedalia lawyer and politician John H. Bothwell.
Hiking, mountain biking and picnicking are available.
Bothwell Lodge is off Route 65, approximately six miles north of Sedalia.
For tour information, visit the website. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than 6, free.
This site is comprised of buildings dating to the mid-1800s, when the landing was the area's center of river trade.
Open March thru Labor Day.
Located in Mark Twain State Park, off Route 107, this museum encloses the two-room cabin in which Samuel Clemens was born in 1835. Many of his personal items and books are displayed, including an early handwritten manuscript of Tom Sawyer. Picnic sites are available. Admission: $4; ages 6-12 $2.50; younger than 6 is free.
The Victorian stone house was the famous artist’s home from 1939 until his death in 1975. Benton converted the carriage house into his art studio.
The main house and the studio contain many of his belongings and works of art. A blank canvas, paintbrushes and paints remain in the studio just as he left them.
Tours: $4; ages 6-12 $2.50; younger than 6 is free. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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