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The Ice Age has arrived; come explore the Ice Age exhibits at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History. The replica skull of Dee, the largest mounted Columbian mammoth in North America, is back. Joining Dee is a replica of Dima, a mummified baby woolly mammoth, found frozen in the tundra in Siberia. Dima is one of the few complete mummified baby mammoth specimens ever found.
In addition to the mammoths, see a huge Latifrons bison skull replica; giant ground sloth skull replica; saber tooth tiger skull replica; and a dire wolf skull replica. Two displays have original fossils in our exhibits of Ice Age Man in North America: North Sea Fossils, Ice Age Plants from Missouri; and The Ice Age and its Megafauna.
Joining our Ice Age Exhibit is a Mammoth Hut constructed out of replica Mammoth tusks and covered with animal hides. Mammoth bone huts were used in areas where limestone caves were not available. Many of these types of structures have been found in Russia and western Europe. This structure is not entirely completed yet but will give you a good look at how Palaeolithic hunter gathers constructed their homes in this way when they lived in areas that had little or no timber and no natural caves. Regular admission is Adults $2 and 18 years and under $1.
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area is a 1,630-acre area located on the upper reaches of the Castor River. The forest's timber species range from mixed hardwoods to shortleaf pine to cedar glades. A granite shut-ins on the Castor River adds an interesting geologic feature. The Driscoll Tract contains two old grist mill sites that date to the mid 1800s, lending a historical flavor to the area. The area is located south of Route J, eight miles east of Fredericktown. County Road 208 fords the Castor River.
We have three cottages that sleep six, located two miles outside of Ironton, 80 miles southeast of St. Louis. The country setting provides a peace and quiet not found in the city. Walk along Stouts Creek; relax by the pool; float the Black River using canoes, rafts or tubes. Trail rides are on the adjacent property.
The Arcadia Valley offers a variety of outdoor recreation and events. Visit our website for details.
Three guestrooms: two with a king bed; one has a queen bed. Continental breakfast. Front porch overlooks a city park.
We are about 220-yards from the sparkling Castor River for fishing, swimming and relaxation; about a block to the Durso Hills Winery and Bistro.
Don't forget to visit The Gallery, to view its interesting art exhibits. Stop by Buckhorn School Antiques and find a treasure.
Reserve one room or the entire house. Reservations accepted by phone and email.
The museum offers visitors several rooms of exhibits and information related to the Civil War, The Battle of Fredericktown, and other events of local historic significance. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
This circa 1870 cabin was relocated to the Madison County Historic District from its original location, which was in a flood plain, about five blocks away. The cabin belonged to one of the city of Fredericktown's founding families. The cabin is adjacent to the school house, which was constructed in 2002 using logs from an area home that dated to 1848. Students who tour the school house have the opportunity to write using a feather quill pen and a slate tablet.
You must call to arrange tours of the cabin and school house; the buildings are open during the Azalea Festival and the Madison County Fair.
Full hook-up campground in Southeast Missouri located on Castor River near Marquand, Missouri. Riverfront camping, tents welcome, year leases available. We have horse trails, kayaks, canoes, and floating available on the beautiful Castor River.
A family restaurant with home-cooking and daily specials.
Specialty coffees, lattes and cappuccinos. We serve full breakfast and lunch in a relaxed atmosphere. Serving salads in the summer and soups in the winter.
This is a predominantly forest area. Facilities/features include: a picnic area, fishing jetties, Buford Pond (three acres, fishable), Blue Springs Natural Area (17 acres), Cardareva Bluff Natural Area (95 aces), and a permanent stream (Current River). The main tract of the Current River Conservation Area is three miles west of Ellington on Route 106. There are three entrances: one is located three miles west of Ellington on Route 106; another is located on South Road in Ellington; the other is located on Reynolds County Road 626.
Veteran Campers and first-timers will all find something to love about DD Hwy Campground. Though our site is an excellent spot for family camping, individuals are free to visit as well. As a new campground, we are able to offer newly installed restrooms and shower areas to our customers.
All campsites have full RV hookups in all for RV camping, including water, sewer and electric. We also have spaces available for tent camping.
This is a small vineyard and winery, situated among the rural foothills of the Ozark Mountains, overlooking the town of Marquand and the Castor River. In addition to our wide selection of wine, we serve microbrews and domestic beers.
Our menu changes weekly, usually including prime rib and a chicken selection on Friday nights; burgers, grilled chicken and French Dip, with fries or onion rings on Saturday.
Live music some weekends.
Overlooking the civil war battlefield of Fort Davidson, we are located in the beautiful Arcadia Valley of The St Francois Mountains (the highest elevations of the Ozark Mountains). All guestrooms have 70-channel, cable TV and queen beds.
Fort Davidson Restaurant is adjacent, serving meals from steaks to seafood, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Fredericktown Courthouse Square Historic District includes a Lancaster Plan courthouse square. In the center of the square is the 2.5-story Second Renaissance Revival style Madison County Courthouse, which was constructed in 1900. The courthouse square plan includes two main streets that extend perpendicular to the central square/courthouse. The downtown district’s streets hold one, two, and three-story brick commercial buildings constructed from the late 19th century through the early-to-mid 1940s. One building located northeast of the courthouse square was constructed circa 1845; this is a limestone building used as a livery/stable. This property is the oldest extant building in the district.
Famous for giantic cinnamon rolls, delicious catfish, and homemade pies.
Homan Hall hosts local music and cultural events throughout the year. The hall is available for private events. Located downtown.
This area is for anyone with an appreciation of nature, geology, or simply 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, and is the highest point on Hughes Mountain. A short hike takes you there—be sure to bring your camera. The area features glades, which are natural openings on western or southern slopes and are dominated by native grasses, and a variety of wildflowers. Animals often found on these glades include fence lizards, collared lizards, lichen grasshoppers, and prairie warblers. Two-thirds of the area is wooded. Hughes Mountain Natural Area is 11 miles south of Potosi on Route 21, then five miles east on Route M, and the parking lot is on south side of road 200 yards East of Cedar Creek Road (CR 541).
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is located in Fredericktown and provides tourist and business information for all Madison County communities.
This 2.5 story Second Renaissance Revival style courthouse, constructed circa 1898-1900, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse was designed by architect Theodore Linke, who counted the St. Louis Union Station and several buildings from the 1904 World's Fair, among his accomplishments. The courthouse is situated in the center of the city's Lancaster Plan courthouse square.
This market features fresh, locally grown produce, along with baked goods and crafts. Visit our website or Facebook page for details.
Located adjacent to Gifford's Lumber Company. Open Fridays, May-October.
This park is home to the Historic Sitze Log Homestead and ES Lett Memorial Bridge; there's also a picnic area and a playground. Take a stroll through Marquand's park or sit to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Millstream Gardens Conservation Area is a 697-acre tract of land in Madison County, about halfway between Fredericktown and Arcadia, off of State Route 72. The Tiemann Shut-ins are within the area's boundaries. The St. Francis River forms one of the area's western boundaries, then meanders eastward for 1.2 miles through the area's mid-southern section, before rushing through the shut-ins and passing into the Silver Mines area. The area's woodlands are composed primarily of oak, hickory, and pine in the uplands, and ash, elm, and maple along the river border and its drainages. The St. Francis River at Millstream Gardens, and its wooded corridor, is a part of Missouri's Natural Area System. This large stream contains an adjoining slough and large igneous shut-ins. A wide variety of animals live here. Wildlife species such as whitetail deer, turkey, and squirrel inhabit the uplands.
We offer a turkey hunting guide service, and we have a deer hunting lease, on a private, gated 2,000 acre tract of land. There are several ponds and food plots, along with beautiful scenery.
You pay only if you get your turkey. Open daily during Missouri hunting seasons.
Also, we offer hog hunting in Reynolds county, on 15,000 acres located around Lesterville.
Predator hunting is available.
Our venue features family entertainment; our show schedule is available on our website. Concessions are available during performances. The concert hall is located 10 miles south of Farmington on Route 67; turn right on Canterberry Road.
This trail starts at the Historic Madison County Courthouse in Fredericktown and follows the 36 Civil War battles of the Eighth Wisconsin Infantry (1861-1864) through four states. The Eighth Wisconsin was known as the “Eagle Regiment,” because a live eagle, nicknamed "Old Abe," was carried through all its Civil War campaigns for the Union. The Old Abe Monument is located on the southeast corner of the courthouse.
An ancient circle of granite rocks, erected by early man, marks Missouri’s smallest Wilderness area. The 4,238-acre Rockpile Mountain Wilderness is primarily a broken ridge, with steep limestone bluffs, rock formations, and caves along the St. Francis River.
From the trailhead there is a two-mile section of maintained trail which is often steep (rated Moderate), where elevations range from about 1,300 feet to 520 feet. The rest of the area is accessed by old roads and by cross-country hiking. The area is within the St. Francois Mountains.
No camping is allowed within 100 feet of an established trail, stream, body of water, cave, rock shelter, and other occupied campsites. Do not build rock fire rings. Horses are allowed; motorized and mechanical transportation is not allowed.
The U.S. Congress designated the Rockpile Mountain Wilderness in 1980. Check the area’s website for details, a map, and restrictions.
Two crucial rules: 1> Do Not Carry in Your Own Firewood! (Moving firewood around the country spreads forest pests like the Emerald Ash Borer and Gypsy Moth.) 2> On and near any waterway, glass containers and glass bottles of any kind, and all foam-type food and beverage coolers are prohibited by Missouri law.
Note: the address and phone shown are for the Mark Twain National Forest office responsible for this wilderness area; however, the map pointer indicates the approximate location of this Wilderness Area.
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