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The exhibit concerns the resolution of a dispute over land ownership for the Osage tribe who once lived in Missouri, but were moved to Kansas, and then to a reservation in Oklahoma. The federal government allotted what had been tribally owned reservation land to the original 2,229 individual Osage tribeal members. This was the result of the Osage Allotment Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1906; it also gave the tribe the mineral rights to the reservation's lands.
More than 1,300 photographs are showcased in this exhibition, featuring the original allottees of the Osage Tribe. Individuals, families and friends are presented as a proud nation steeped in tradition. Presented in the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.
The exhibit is organized by the Osage Tribal Museum, established in 1938; it is the oldest tribally-owned museum in the U.S. The museum is located on the Osage Nation Reservation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Step into the past at Montauk State Park and experience lost skills, arts and crafts of the Ozarks.
The celebration includes tours of the old mill; old time music; dances; crafts; arts of the Ozarks; soap making; sheep shearing; and other skills.
Watch blacksmiths make steel that will be transforme into a gun barrel, a knife and horse shoes. See a real whiskey still; an Ozark quilting bee; and try your hand at using a cross cut saw. These are a few of the skills from the past waiting for you.
Looking for an active vacation for your family? Come ride the fault line June 22-28, 2014. During this 7-day, supported bicycle tour of the Mississippi River Valley, you'll start and finish in Sikeston, MO, visiting 4 states and traveling 400 miles.
Along the way you'll spend an evening at Caruthersville’s riverfront and riverboat casino; visit Big Oak Tree State Park; learn the history of the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake; and visit Civil War era mansions and battle sites.
Check out the full trip itinerary.
Registration is open until June 21. Rider check-in and late registration is 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri, 511 Taylor Street, Sikeston, MO 63801. First riding day begins 6 a.m. Sunday, June 22. Registration available for partial tour riders and non-riders (includes camping fees and meals).
The annual Tour de Corn is a fun bicycle ride for all ages and all levels. The ride features frequent, well-stocked rest stops; fresh-cooked sweet corn; live entertainment; rolling support and gear; and great hospitality.
Tour de Corn 2013 welcomed 1,034 riders from 23 states and was named 2013′s Missouri Bicycle Event of the Year by Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation.
Registration is available online and on-site on race day. Choose from four routes: 15, 30, 65 and 100 miles. All routes are on state highways, in rural agricultural areas. The terrain is flat except for some rolling hills on the 100-mile route. Helmets are required for all participants.
There is a fun Main Street Party on Friday night: a traditional street party featuring food, live music and various vendors.
In addition to the ride, Saturday is the 40th Annual Sweet Corn Festival in downtown East Prairie. The all-day event includes activities such as outhouse races; dog, car, antique tractor and quilt shows; food vendors; and a lip-sync contest.
Note: the address shown is a spot along the route, in town.
Don’t miss the 14th Annual Old Tyme Country Festival at Markham Springs Recreation Area. Enjoy the crafters; food; antique cars; water slide; bounce house; rail splitting; children’s games; and old time photos.
Camping and shuttle hayrides are available. Visit the Ellsinore Pioneer Museum and the rock house by the mill pond.
Live music all day:
Event takes place at Markham Springs Recreation Area, Mark Twain National Forest, located three miles west of Williamsville, MO on Route 49.
There will be something for all water garden enthusiasts on the 14th annual St Louis Water Gardening Society Pond-O-Rama, water feature and garden tour. This year we have some "over the top" water features. There are towering waterfalls, gentle trickling streams, pondless waterfalls, swimming ponds, acres of extensive gardens with fabulous scenery, and one with an 1800-foot-long trail that leads to a three acre lake surrounded by 50 year old cypress trees.
Pondless waterfalls have gotten more popular over the past few years. People who want to have the soothing sounds of water, but either do not have room for a pond, or don’t want the responsibility of caring for plants and fish choose this option. Of the 40 host gardens on the 2014 tour, 14 are new locations. Host sites are throughout the St Louis Metro Area and Illinois. This is the only time our members open their private gardens to the public.
As always, the best part of the tour is enjoying speaking with the home owners and walking through the blooming gardens and landscapes surrounding the water features and the interesting individual whimsical touches in each one. The 2014 tour will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014, and Sunday, June 22, 2014, with about half the tour sites on each day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour tickets will be available early May at local retailers and nurseries, at SLWGS meetings, through our website or call 314-995-2988. Tickets are $15 each for everyone over the age of 18.
Address shown above is just one of 40 host gardens.
Join us for a week-long celebration of our Civil War Sesquicentennial – 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pilot Knob, with a variety of events scheduled including concerts, speakers, hikes, grand ball, and the battle re-enactment which features "blowing up the fort."
Please visit our website for the latest updates to the scheduled events.
Full-scale reenactments of the Battle of Pilot Knob are staged, attracting tens of thousands of spectators to the Valley. Be sure to make your plans now to attend the next two reenactments scheduled during the Civil War Sesquicentennial commemorations; they are September 27-28, 2014.
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 Pilot Knob, the Arcadia Valley region and Black River area throughout the war. Fort Davidson, the target 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.
Fort Davidson State Historic Site serves as a memorial to those who gave their lives on the battlefield, and the Visitor's Center provides detailed information about the battle through the use of artifacts, a diorama, and 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 Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
We welcome everyone to attend this historic, educational and exciting event.
Rock hobbyists from all over the United States will set up outdoors and under tents at Missouri Mines State Historic Site to swap and sell rock and mineral specimens, fossils, rock jewelry and other rock-related items. The public is invited and all are encouraged to participate.
The historic site’s museum will be open free of charge during scheduled hours throughout the event. Missouri Mines State Historic Site co-hosts the rock swap with the Mineral Area Gem and Mineral Society and the Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs.
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful home in a cove at the 28-Mile-Marker on the Lake of the Ozarks. This home has outstanding views from four decks, plus a private boat dock.
The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home sleeps eight (maximum) and has everything you need to enjoy the lake: a fully furnished kitchen; two living rooms; two fireplaces; wet-bar; two fully covered decks.Just bring your clothes, life jackets, beach towels, and food.
The home has an information-binder outlining some of the area's best places to go, see, eat, and visit, plus recommendations from all our previous guests. Be sure to look at our visual tour on our website.
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.
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.
Paradise Point features a large master suite with a king bed and private bath; the main level includes the kitchen, dining area, living room with three stories of windows overlooking the lake, a half-bath, and laundry room. The lower level features two bedrooms, one with a view of the lake, and a family room.
Exit the lower level and it's just a short walk to the private dock, which features two slips with hoists, personal watercraft slip and a swim platform.
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.
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