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Go to the Ray Miller Elementary School for a unique event. Teams cook-up chili using wild game; venison, turkey, elk, moose, whatever you have.
Spectators are welcomed to join the fun, including, among other activities, antler scoring, chili bean bingo and fun events for children and families.
Proceeds benefit the Share the Harvest program, a partnership with the Missouri Division of Conservation, the Conservation Federation, the Turkey Federation and the local Community Food Depot.
Entry fee of $25 for each cooking team. Anyone may enter the contest. Spectators: free.
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.
In June 1862, the Civil War Battle of Kirksville involved about 1,000 soldiers; with approximately 500 Union soldiers and 500 Confederate troops taking part.
It is unclear how many men were killed during three hours of fighting. Reports vary anywhere from five to 28 Union soldiers, and to between 35 and 100 Confederate soldiers. An unknown number of Confederate soldiers were executed following the battle.
The battle was seen as a victory for the Union; a marker in Forest Llewellyn Cemetery (four blocks west of Kirksville's square) was erected on the spot of a mass grave where local residents buried executed Confederates.
This area, operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation, features 1,064 acres of mostly woodlands, savannas and crop fields. Regulated hunting, fishing and trapping by permit. Primitive camping near parking areas. Hiking and biking on trails that connect to the Thousand Hills State Park trail system. Access is from Rainbow Basin Trail parking lot.
This 1905 Colonial, surrounded by trees, is across from Brashear Park. Four guestrooms. Loaded with antiques and memorabilia. The wrap-around porch offers plenty of seating. Breakfast is served in the dining room. Murder Mystery Weekends with dinners are available.
The Budget Host Village Inn has 27 units with at-the-door parking. There are 10 restaurants located within one mile of the hotel.
All 46 rooms include king or queen size beds, iron/boards, and hair dryers.
Standard Days Inn. Banquet rooms available.
Located just south of Kirksville on the west side of Route 63, the Northeast Regional Office offers those interested in fish, forest and wildlife the opportunity to learn more about our natural resources. Interactive exhibits, taxidermy mounts, a large freshwater aquarium and a trail await those interested in the outdoors. Those looking for information or publications on Missouri's outdoor resources will find the free publication area, as well as the small nature shop where books, cassette/CDs and DVDs are availble for shopppers. You can also purchase your Missouri Hunting and Fishing permits at the office.
Offering 63 guestrooms with data ports. Rooms with a jetted tub are available.
Jacob's Winery is on the south edge of town, in a country setting. Our tasting and sales room overlooks the six-acre vineyard. There is seating for 50. Enjoy our wines and relax with friends.
Managed by the Kirksville Arts Association, the Arts Center gallery hosts month-long exhibits featuring local and regional artists. The association offers a variety of classes and programs throughout the year and hosts the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival each fall.
Located on more than 100 acres of scenic rolling terrain, Kirksville Country Club offers a challenging 18-hole golf course, driving range, swimming pool, full service pro shop, lounge and more.
This memorial along Route 63 commemorates area men and women who have served in the military. A World War I German Howitzer and a Civil War cannon are on-site. In Rotary Park.
Knights Inn has large rooms. The Napolis restauant is on-site.
This reservoir is a good location for an outdoor getaway in Northeast Missouri. It offers fishing, camping and hiking opportunities. Electric and water hookups are available. For information, please call 660-332-7166. Fees are $12 for camp sites with hookups; $7 for primitive sites. People who bring their own boats will be required to pay a fee, which is $25 for a year or $2 per day.
The La Plata Golf Course is among the most challenging 18-hole courses located in northeast Missouri. The course plays nearly 6,200 yards from the blue (championship) tees and features a clubhouse.
RV park with large sites that accommodate larger units; city water services; laundry facilities; cable TV; private showers and restrooms. We are one mile from the Kirksville city limits. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available.
Lost Branch Lodge includes eight guestrooms with baths. Rent one room or the entire lodge; perfect for family reunions, weddings, retreats, private events, and hunting. The lodge has a full kitchen and living room.
Located five miles east of Kirksville, on Route 6.
Discover some of America's great ideas, inventions and innovators along Missouri Highway 36. A trip across northern Missouri features iconic American stories about the Pony Express, JC Penney, General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, Walt Disney and Mark Twain, to name just a few. To obtain a copy of the audio CD that accompanies this tour, please contact the Hannibal Convention and Vistors Bureau at the address shown.Please note, the address and hours provided with this listing is for the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau, not one of the tour stops. It is the location to pick up the audio CD that accompanies this tour.For contact information on the Highway 36 tour in Northwest Missouri, please click the link: Missouri Highway 36 - The Way of American Genius (Northwest).
Discover some of America's great ideas, inventions and innovators along Missouri Highway 36. A trip across northern Missouri features iconic American stories about the Pony Express, JC Penney, General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, Walt Disney and Mark Twain, to name just a few. To obtain a copy of the audio CD that accompanies this tour, please contact the St. Joseph Convention and Vistors Bureau at the address shown.
Please note, the address and hours provided with this listing is for the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau, not one of the tour stops. This is the location to pick up the audio CD that accompanies this tour.
For contact information on the Highway 36 tour in Northeast Missouri, please click the link: Missouri Highway 36 - The Way of American Genius (Northeast).
All of Montgomery Woods Conservation Area is forested. Visitors find a challenge on the rough terrain of this 348-acre area. Oak-hickory forest covers the steep hills and ridgetops. Bottomland tree species include silver maple, cottonwood, sycamore, and an assortment of other hardwoods. You may view forest management practices such as tree improvement and tree harvest to create forest openings for wildlife, promote a healthy forest, and ensure a diversity of tree sizes and age classes. White-tailed deer, wild turkey and numerous songbirds are abundant.
Located on the NEMO fairgrounds: campsites with electricity; showers.
Novinger was a coal-mining town for several generations. It retains some of its Croation and Italian history. The coal mining museum holds many artifacts.
This meandering river channel has created several oxbow lakes and natural marshes, providing unique fish and wildlife habitat. Rebel's Cove Conservation Area contains a heron rookery and is the site of past river otter and ruffed grouse releases.
During your visit, notice evidence of forest improvement practices, designed to improve tree growth, quality and species composition.
This area was acquired partly through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Read more
The museum, named in honor of Dr. Ruth Warner Towne, a longtime faculty member and administrator at Truman State University, is jointly located with the University Office of Admissions.
The museum focuses on the university and its history. It is open to the public and features multi-media and electronic exhibits that are changing, dynamic and interactive.
U.S. 63 Itinerary Part I
Take a trip from the northern section of Missouri to its southern border on this scenic route.
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