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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.
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.
Relax and enjoy a variety of wines from the region's vineyards. Live music and light hors d'oeuvres complement this outdoor event. Held downtown.
Pick your own pumpkins. Activities include, among many other attractions: a corn maze; pig races; farm animals; gemstone mining; a rope maze; wagon rides; camp fires. Gourds and other holiday decorations available for purchase.
Check our website for details; some days have extended hours for special entertainment.
Admission: $10; younger than age 2, free.
Come early, stay late and partake of 1,800 lbs. of fresh Louisiana crawfish delivered straight from the Gulf Coast.
Enjoy an evening of live music and great food in a casual, outdoor atmosphere. Event held rain or shine, 2 p.m.-midnight. Activities for the kids include petting zoo and jump-in-space. Tickets: $5 in advance; $8 at the gate.
Held at the Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Grounds.
Start your Christmas shopping with a visit to downtown Sikeston. Browse our galleries, art studio, antique and collectibles shops, boutiques, and specialty stores to find that gift for someone special.
While downtown, take a carriage ride through the area or enjoy our Historic Homes Walking/Driving Tour.
Spend the day in Sikeston's Malone Park enjoying beautifully restored vehicles in 15 classes ranging from antique cars and trucks to military vehicles from WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.; judging at 11 a.m.; award presentations at 3 p.m. Swap meet; concessions; crafts; free ice cream. Sponsored by Historic Downtown Sikeston.
Join us August 6-9 for the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo! This Silver Tour Rodeo draws top PRCA cowboys and cowgirls from across the country with over $100,000 in prize money.
Concerts follow each night's rodeo, as top country music artists take the stage. The 11,000 seat stadium and adjacent rodeo grounds host great food, drinks and entertainment for you and your family.
Join the fun as we pay tribute to the rodeo's royalty, cowgirls, cowboys and clowns. The parade route follows the tree-lined streets of Sikeston's Historic Home District (N. Kingshighway), to the Sikeston Depot Museum and Gallery.
Shop downtown Sikeston, and enjoy the Cowboy Up! Arts Festival, offering pony rides, music, crafts and concessions.
Take your little fisherman to Sikeston's Youth Fishing Derby, held in the Recreational Complex Lake. Prizes awarded.
The old historic A.L. Webb School has been transformed into a museum housing artifacts, pictures, art collection, military and school memorabilia. The museum is not wheelchair accessible. In front of the museum stands the Veteran's Memorial, honoring all military men and women. The memorial is wheelchair accessible.
Antique Centré Mall serves local antique lovers and draws clientele from all over the United States. We offer upscale antiques, including, among other items: furniture; glassware; coins; advertising signs and accessories; pottery; tools; kitchenware.
Private event/party space is available.
Located south of St. Louis, off I-55 at exit 80.
A downtown hotel; all rooms on the second floor; nonsmoking. A large banquet room overlooks Main Street.
Driving along the rural highways in southeast Missouri, travelers may notice an abundance of farmland. Amid this farmland, near East Prairie, 1,029 acres of the area's original landscape has been preserved and stands out above the rest.
This island of trees in a sea of agriculture is known as Big Oak Tree State Park. A boardwalk allows visitors to walk alongside champion trees and through wetlands. The interpretive center highlights the park's flora and fauna. Picnic sites and a shelter, as well as hiking trails are available. The park is managed by Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site.
Authentic Mexican restaurant serving a full menu selection.
This mural showcases the importance of cotton and agriculture in the Sikeston area.
Guest houses sleep four. Each cottage has a bedroom with queen bed and a hide-a bed couch that pulls out to a full-size bed in the front room. Amenities include full-size appliances: stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Kitchens are fully furnished with dishes, cookware and utensils. Also included are 32-inch flatscreen TVs with DVD player and cable.
We offer access to area attractions, such as Lambert's and Beggs Family Farm. The hotel features EcoRooms, which are designed to appeal to the environmentally-conscious traveler. Located off I-55 at Exit 67 (Route 62).
Opened in 2010, these one-room log cabins offer private and quaint accommodations in the downtown area. Rustic with modern conveniences, the cabins feature outdoor themes.
This resturant offers a breakfast menu; barbecued ribs; sandwiches; and daily specials.
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is one of the few remaining riverboat ferries in the United States. It is the only operating ferry crossing the Mississippi River between Missouri and Kentucky. Closed Dec. 25.
Offers a breakfast menu and daily lunch special. There's a drive-through window. For duck hunters, there's an early breakfast during waterfowl season.
A three-bedroom guesthouse with full kitchen, living room and utility area. Ideal for groups or family rental.
The museum contains displays, documents and artifacts significant to the history of East Prairie and Missouri. Open during community events and by appointment.
Motel offers single and double units with microwave, refrigerator and Dish TV. A screened-in patio with grill provides an area for evening dining and relaxation in a country setting. Enter from Route 105.
Large windows and contemporary decor welcome you to the Holiday Inn Express. We are located off of I-55 at Exit 67 (Route 62).
Pizza, sandwiches and lunch special.
This mansion, built in 1859, is typical of pre-Civil War Mississippi River plantations. It contains 15 rooms; nine fireplaces; 80 percent of Amanda Hunter's original furniture, which may be the largest collection of Mitchell-Rammelsburg furniture in the United States; and historic documents.
Tours: $4; ages 6-12 $2.50; younger than 6, free.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and January 1.
Located in downtown East Prairie. Sleeps 10.
There are two two-bedroom units upstairs, both with a private bath, living room and kitchenette. The downstairs one-bedroom unit has a living room, kitchenette and private bath. There is a courtyard with a grill. Full breakfast or continental breakfast.
This hunting lodge is designed for groups: five bedrooms, four bunks to a room, sleeps twenty. Lodge includes a kitchen, washer and dryer and two sitting areas. Located downtown. Available for nightly or weekly rates during waterfowl season and throughout the year.
Two bedroom guest house with full kitchen. Available overnight or for extended stay lodging. Sleeps eight.
Adjoining the Missouri Department of Conservation's Ten-Mile Pond Waterfowl Management Area. Single- and multiple-day hunts are available during waterfowl season. Lodging/guide service packages are offered.
The chamber works to promote Sikeston and the surrounding area, which is home to several unique attractions, including the Sikeston Depot, the historic downtown area and the popular Lambert's Cafe. There are several recreational opportunities in the city, which also is home to dozens of annual events, including the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo.
Fully furnished cottage. Kitchen has appliances, cookware, dishes and utensils. Bedroom has one full-size and one queen bed. Bathroom is handicapped accessible, with large walk-in shower. Amenities include a 32" flat-screen television, and a washer and dryer.
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