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Celebrate the beginning of 2015 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. Start a new tradition with your friends and family as you get some healthy exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.
There are 41 First Day Hikes from which to choose. Visit the website for details, meeting location and schedules at specific parks.
Note: The address shown above is for the Missouri State Parks headquarters in Jefferson City. Hikes are scheduled in locations throughout the state.
First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Join hikers from all 50 states. For details, visit americasstateparks.org.
We carry a wide variety of real antiques, along with a few more modern collectables. If you collect something we don't have, we will do our best to find it for you.
We offer shipping services and layaway. Our stock changes regularly, so check with us often. Call for holiday and fair hours.
The De Soto Farmers Market offers fresh local produce, community artisans, bedding plants, baked goods, and occasional live music and dance troupes. Located on the lot behind St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. From Route 21; east on Boyd St.; south on Tenth St. four blocks. From Route 110; south on Main St.; west on Boyd St.; south on Tenth St.
Open Saturdays, early May through mid-October. We accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT). Visit our website or Facebook page for more information and hours.
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. It consists of three, engraved black granite slabs, fronted by red bricks and granite blocks, embedded in the floor, which are engraved with the names of the workers and sponsors. Other features memorialize the railroads and their workers.
This area is for folks who appreciate nature and geology, or are simply looking for a breathtaking view.
The 1.5 billion year-old Precambrian rock outcrops on Hughes Mountain are among the oldest exposed rocks in the United States. A rhyolite formation, known locally as the Devil's Honeycomb, is one of Missouri's geologic wonders; it is the highest point on Hughes Mountain. A short hike takes you there–be sure to take your camera.
Two-thirds of the area is wooded. The area features glades, which are natural openings on western or southern slopes dominated by native grasses and wildflowers. Animals often found on these glades include fence lizards, collared lizards, lichen grasshoppers and prairie warblers.
Hughes Mountain Natural Area is 11 miles south of Potosi on Route 21, then five miles east on Route M; the parking lot is on south side of road, 200 yards east of Cedar Creek Road (CR 541).
The Living Well Village houses leadership camps, with health and wellness programs designed for individuals, families and organizations. The facility can be rented for family or group events/outings. Operated by The Living Well Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.
Our mission is to create healthier individuals and families, through experiential learning across the life cycle. The Living Well Village assists individuals in reaching their highest level of wellness, through education with practice.
The hours listed are our regular hours; extended evening and weekend hours are available for groups with a reservation.
The Valley View Glades Natural Area is part of a large complex of glades in a band two-to-five miles wide and offers some outstanding views. It is a pleasing stop for nature lovers, birdwatchers, plant enthusiasts and photographers. The small intermittent streams, which drain the glades, add diversity to the area. The plants and animals here are similar to what was seen at the time of settlement. The glades are dominated by native grasses. Non-grass species provide good wildlife food and add color to the glades during seasonal peaks of blooming. For such a small area, remarkable examples exist of stream ledges, waterfalls, overhangs, and pools. Many kinds of snakes and lizards as well as larger animals, such as deer and turkey, live on this area. Valley View Glades Natural Area is on Route B between Morse Mill and Hillsboro.
Petroglyphs (rock carvings) left by prehistoric Indians are preserved in this park. Other features include canoeing and fishing on Big River, campsites, cabins, a swimming pool, hiking and backpacking trails, and picnic sites and shelters.
This park offers nice, two- and three-bedroom housekeeping cabins. The cabins have linens, towels and fully equipped kitchen. No pets are allowed inside the cabins. The cabins are available April through October, and weekends only in November.
In this park, visit the site where prehistoric people left petroglyphs as remnants of their culture. The park features a swimming pool, hiking, picnicking and canoeing on the Big River. Cabin and camping reservations: 877-422-6766.
This park offers basic sites, electric campsites, and a special-use camping area. Services include showers, water and a laundry. There is a dump station. In this park, you can see where prehistoric people left petroglyphs as remnants of their culture. The park features a swimming pool, hiking, picnicking and canoeing on the Big River. Camping reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
Washington State Park offers float trips down The Big River. Three- and seven-mile trips are arranged through the Thunderbird Lodge and transportation is provided. Kayaks, canoes, tubes or multi-person rafts are available May through October, river condition dependent.
This Web site promotes equestrian activities within Missouri. We publish information about saddle clubs and arenas which host horse shows and other equestrian events.
Our calendar is constantly updated with information about horse shows, rodeos, seminars, organized trail rides, et cetera.
We regularly search the web for equine events in MO and we welcome submissions from the readers of our site and our participating saddle clubs.
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