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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.
One of the area's top car shows. Trophies awarded in 52 classes, including: Best of Show Car; Best of Show Truck; Best of Show Motorcycle; Best Paint; and Chamber's Choice.
Contests include Muffler Rack-Off; Engine Blow-up; and Model Car. Concessions available on-site. Registration 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Held in Tilles Memorial Park, Oran.
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.
Attend the Downtown Cotton Festival and Antique Tractor Show in Sikeston and celebrate the region's agricultural heritage.
Farm tractors dating from 1939 will be on display. Festivities include, among other events: a kids pedal tractor race; crafts; concessions; music; kids games; Halloween dog costume contest; and a fall plant sale.
While in downtown Sikeston tour our historic home district, and shop our galleries, boutiques and shops. Historic Home Walking/Driving Tour Brochures available upon request.
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.
Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization presents Jackson in Bloom. Join us for local food and live music. We will be celebrating spring as a community on May 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Jackson Courthouse.
Entertainment will include a Maypole Presentation, Garden Planting Ceremony, and Pottery Painting. This event is free to attend. This event is in celebration of Jackson's Bicentennial.
This community tradition features a carnival complete with games, nightly entertainment, and lots of food. Contests include Little Mr. and Miss Cotton; Jr. Miss Sikeston; Miss Sikeston; and Miss Cotton Carnival.
The Cotton Carnival Parade, one of Missouri's largest parades, begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the corner of Malone Avenue and Pine; it travels west on Malone Avenue, ending downtown.
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.
This website offers information about the history of the Civil War in Missouri as the state prepares to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the war, which was fought 1861-1865.
Throughout the site, you'll find details about Civil War battles that took places in Missouri, such as Wilson's Creek and Pilot Knob; the people who played a significant role in the war, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Sterling Price; and resources for educators, where links to lesson plans and teacher's guides are available. Information about upcoming Civil War events around Missouri can be found on the site, which also features videos about the war and its impact on the state.
You'll also find information about Civil War-related attractions in Missouri, such as the Old Courthouse, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Calvary Cemetery, to name a few.
People interested in getting involved with Civil War Sesquicentennial events may use the website to submit their e-mail address if they'd like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, as those opportunities become available.
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.
Bollinger County is home to a variety of attractions, including the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History - home of the Missouri dinosaur - and the Cat Ranch Art Guild, which was founded in memory of the late Tom Runnels, a local artist, sculptor and writer. Bollinger County also is home to Castor River Park and Duck Creek Wildlife Refuge. Visit Bollinger County to enjoy dinosaurs, art, history, a variety of family-owned businesses, outdoor adventures, and other activities. Bollinger County for Beauty Bones BBQ.
The park has 90 level pull-thru sites and 12 tent sites. Each site has water, sewer, electric, free cable TV and wireless Internet. There are handicap sites available. We have two bath houses, a laundromat, game room, miniature golf, swimming pool, and a two-acre fishing pond all on-site. There is also a recreational center available with seating for up to 120 people. We are open all year and have daily, weekly and monthly rates available. We are located 1.6 miles east of I-55 at Exit 99.
The Cape Girardeau walking/biking trail connects us to the Cape Splash water park and the Missouri Conservation Nature Center - both within one mile of our campground. Three restaurants are also adjacent to our RV park. Please visit our website for additional information.
An all-suites hotel. Suites include a living room area with a couch that opens into a full-size bed, as well as a 32-inch wall-mounted LCD television. Located off I-55 at Exit 99.
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).
This is a private cottage overlooking a 5.3-acre, stocked lake that provides great fishing. The cottage has: 1,300 square-feet; air-conditioned; fully furnished kitchen. The front is all windows with a great forest view. There are 150 acres for hiking.
Located near the junction of Routes 60 and 61, this hotel is three miles from Lambert's Cafe and the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. Free cookies and coffee after 4 p.m.
The extras aren't extra at Drury Hotels. Your rate includes free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 kickback, free hot breakfast, free wireless Internet access and free long distance. Our 5:30 kickback includes a rotating menu of chicken strips, boneless chicken wings, chili, nacho bar, soup, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, chicken wings, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and more (subject to state and local laws).
Don't miss our Quikstart breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries.
We offer guided and unguided hunting in southeast Missouri for dove, duck, snow geese, deer, pheasant and quail.
Local artists Annie Schuchart and Juliana Comer welcome you to their working studio in downtown Sikeston. Visit the studio during Downtown's Gallery Walk, held bi-monthly on the second Friday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Large windows and contemporary decor welcome you to the Holiday Inn Express. We are located off of I-55 at Exit 67 (Route 62).
This family-owned and operated farm focuses on sustainable, natural and humane farming methods. All natural fruits, vegetables, pork, free-range chicken and grass-fed beef and lamb are raised on the farm and sold in our Market. Our Market Restaurant is open for lunch Monday-Friday, breakfast on Saturday mornings and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. We feature fresh, seasonal foods from our farm as well as from other local farmers. Guided farm tours are available by reservation. Visitors are welcome to walk around the farm anytime Monday through Saturday during regular Market hours.
LeBounce is a clean and safe, family-focused, indoor inflatable play centre for all ages. The facility includes: 6,000 square feet of inflatable fun; a restaurant; a lounge for the grownups; and private party rooms.
LeBounce is a climate-controlled, interactive family experience, designed to promote fun physical fitness. Our well-trained staff supervises the children to ensure safety and good sportsmanship; parents are highly encouraged to play an active role in their child’s play time. Socks required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Located inside City Center.
Family owned and operated Christmas Tree farm with two tree fields totaling in 14 acres of cedar, white pine and scotch pine. Belgian horses carry your sled out to the fields where you can pick your own tree. Also, there is a Christmas Shop at the farm that sells gifts, decorations and 'fresh from the farm' wreaths.
Open on weekdays starting Nov. 27. Call or visit our website to verify hours of operation.
The Miner Convention Center offers 16,000 square feet of meeting space, with seating for 600. Each section has a projector with a screen.
The kitchen is equipped with commercial appliances: an ice maker with an 800-pound capacity, refrigerator, freezer and a range.
Built in 1908, this impressive brick home can be seen as you cross the Mississippi River Bridge from Illinois. It features the original woodwork and many opulent touches. One mile to Southeast Missouri State University Main Campus; one block to the Preforming Arts Campus. Room service is available. Dinner and lunch are available by reservation. Free long distance with in-room phones.
Located in 1916 train depot, in downtown Sikeston, this museum recounts the most important aspects of the area's culture. It includes an art gallery in which local artists display their work; and a cultural center displaying traveling exhibits from national museums.
Scenic train rides through rolling farmland. Jesse James train robberies; Santa express; Murder mystery dinner train; haunted train car. Open Arril through New Year's Eve.
Steele Crest Winery sits on five acres, four miles from Cape Girardeau. Features 16 varieties of wine, pizza from one of the tallest outdoor wood-fired ovens in Missouri, as well as sandwiches and salads.
All of the furniture is handmade. The wrap-around porch seats 150.
The Trail of Tears– the forced relocation of Cherokee Indians from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1830s – passed through this area. Exhibits cover the event.
The park offers camping, hiking, equestrian and backpacking trails, a lake, fishing, a swimmimg beach, picnicking and an accessible overlook of the Mississippi River.
Note: The visitor center's hours vary by month; the visitor center is closed December-February.
This park offers basic sites, electric-water-sewer sites, and electric only campsites; plus a special-use camping area. Some sites are reservable. Services include showers, water and laundry. There is a dump station. The park includes a portion of the Trail of Tears. Exhibits in the visitor center highlight this forced march of American Indians. The park offers hiking, backpacking and equestrian trails, a lake for fishing and swimming, picnicking and scenic views of the Mississippi River. Located 10 miles east of Fruitland, off Route 61, on Route 177. Camping reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
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