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The Louisiana Area Historical Museum and 6 beautiful Louisiana churches are holding the 20th Annual Church Walk. Explore the beauty of these amazing buildings and enjoy short presentations from each of the churches starting at 3pm at the Bethel AME Church.
Colorfest began in 1985, and is held each year on the third weekend in October. It's the largest festival event in Pike County Missouri with over 100 vendors lining the up and down Georgia Street in Historic Downtown Louisiana Missouri. Car Show, Art Show, kids' corner, and a huge parade are just a small portion of the activities the Colorfest every year!
Handmade colonial Windsor chairs made using traditional hand tools and techniques of the late 1700s. No power tools, nails or screws are used. Visitors are welcome to watch the process of crafting these beautiful chairs.
A circa 1850 home with three guestrooms; situated on a 60-acre farm, 14 blocks from downtown.
Come visit a studio and gallery where we make and offer 100 percent lead-free, functional pewter items. Visitors may tour the studio and watch us making traditional pewter pieces by hand; shop our gallery and purchase a pewter family heirloom; and select from the works of more than 60 American artisans.
ASL Pewter is the place to go when you are looking for anything you need to decorate your home in the style of the 18th or 19th centuries. We offer classes and instruction. Tours welcome. Closed New Years Day, December 25, Thanksgiving and July 4.
ASL Pewter, where American crafts are made by American Craftsmen.
Bankhead Chocolates has been producing hand-dipped candies since 1919. The candies are now – as they have always been – prepared in large copper kettles, poured onto a marble table and cut to perfection.
Hand dipping each piece is a delicate craft that is evident with the individual artistry of each luscious creation, distinguishing our fine craft from other machine-stamped candy. This craft was begun by Thomas Jefferson Bankhead, a great-grandson of President Thomas Jefferson and a prominent Bowling Green, Missouri, restaurateur.
You can order from our website, but note we do not ship during the warm summer months (June, July, August) to avoid melting in transit.
A spacious (1,400-square-foot), two-master-bedroom apartment inn with two baths, living room with view of the Mississippi River, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district in Clarksville. Ideal for a weekend or extended getaway for a couple, two couples or a family. Inn includes Wi-Fi and many other amenities. A year-round destination and superb eagle viewing venue in the winter months.
We have 45 sites (15 pull-thru) with 30/50 amp hookups, water and sewer; tent sites, showers; laundry; arena campfire; firewood; Wi-Fi; cable; mini-golf; banquet room; pavilion; soft-serve ice cream; and propane refills.
We are located nine miles from the Mississippi River; 45 minutes from Mark Twain Lake.
The Dubach Inn is an 1871 Italianate located three blocks from Hannibal's historic Main Street. We offer two, one-bedroom suites with private entrances, private balcony/patio, private sitting room and private bath. In addition, we have a two-bedroom suite, also with private sitting room and private bath. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or are here to enjoy all Hannibal has to offer, we provide atmosphere, attention to detail, and hospitality at an affordable rate.
Restored 1880s bank building has seven guestrooms, all with private baths. A full breakfast is served in the bistro. Located one block from the Mississippi River. The property includes: a bistro, a winery, a fine dining restaurant, an open-air garden patio; and a gift shop. No children younger than 15.
Sample and purchase Eagle’s Nest wines, plus a selection from Missouri, California, France and Australia. Enjoy a bottle of wine and a cheese, sausage and cracker platter in the enclosed garden-patio, May thru October.
Let us create a custom gift basket; shipping is available to many states.
Weddings and private events in the garden are a specialty, with complete planning from flowers to music to the photographer.
The Eagle's Nest Bed and Breakfast Inn, and Josephine’s Bakery are on-site.
At Greenwells, you can watch a master cabinet maker. Mike Greenwell is a third generation cabinetmaker. You may stop in the store to see Mike at work; or perhaps catch one of his impromptu carving demonstrations.
Greenwells is a custom woodworking shop making a wide variety of products from tables, to cupboards and cabinets, to Christmas ornaments and historically correct building fronts with doors windows and all the details.
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum, located at 304 Georgia, is open daily except Sundays from Memorial Day through Colorfest in late October. The beautifully restored Victorian store building features numerous collections of Louisiana's history since its settlement in 1816. Staffed by volunteers, the museum is open weekdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. or by appointment by calling 573-754-4443.
The recent creation of The Stark Room showcases items, catalogs, photographs, and equipment used in Stark Nurseries' nearly 200 years leading the nation's fruit stock and grafting business. The Hercules Room explains through models and photographs the role this major employer played in the creation of artificial fuel during World War II. Other areas feature pre-1900 toys and games; vintage clothing; military memorabilia; local streetscape, school, and organization photos; and pioneer household items and quilts.
Twenty-four outdoor murals commemorating historic events. Tours are given with prior arrangement. Self-guiding maps are available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), 202 S. Third Street.
We offer a large selection of Byers Choice Carolers, handmade in America. Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher Carolers are made exclusively for Picture Perfect. We have a large selection of Civil War limited edition prints by John Paul Strain & Mort Kunstler, two of the top Civil War artists of our time.
Additionally, we offer many product lines and art prints; custom picture framing; and shipping.
U.S. Highway 61 runs through Pike County in Northeast Missouri. The eastern border of the county is the Mississippi River with the river towns of Louisiana and Clarksville offering tourism and outdoor recreation.
Bowling Green is the county's government seat with attractions including a chocolate factory, antique stores, historic home and museum, fishing lakes, campground, Old Jail Museum, world-renowned smoked meats producer, and an Amish community featuring handcrafted woodworking and baked goods.
Louisiana offers a walking tour of many historic homes, including one owned by Missouri's former governor, Lloyd C. Stark. The Stark Nursery is renowned for selling fruit trees to the world. Visit the downtown History Museum or the Riverview Cemetery sitting high on a bluff overlooking the river.
At Clarksville you can "Touch the Mississippi" from the Terracing Steps at the Riverside Park or visit the many working artisans shops in town. Tour the Victorian Elgin/Cottrell House. Many fine dining and B&B experiences are available in the county. Clarksville provides great opportunities to view river life from observation scopes at the Visitor Center and at the Lock and Dam 24.
We feature a variety of antiques, including several large pieces. We also sell vintage and trendy jewelry, home decor items, candles, embellished shirts and custom shirts. We have seasonal hours, call to verify hours of operation.
Lay Center for Education and the Arts is SLU's meeting space, sculpture park and sleeping quarters located near Louisiana, Missouri. It features beautiful grounds and an atmosphere conducive to learning and reflection. For your safety, Lay Center will be closed each year in mid-November during deer season. Please call ahead during that time to ensure access to the park at 573-754-4726.
Lay Center provides sleeping accommodations for up to 48 guests. The 12 bedrooms are equipped with dressers, reading lamps, coat racks and desks. Showers and restrooms are conveniently located near all rooms.
Meeting spaces vary in both size and style. The spacious auditorium provides seating for up to 75 people, while four smaller classrooms (two of which are laboratories) seat up to 20.
With a seating capacity of more than 50, the cafeteria is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and can be used as a meeting space. The kitchen is complete with all cooking amenities and food service can be provided to meet your needs.
This 350-acre property is a nature lover's dream. The five-mile walking trail winds through a primarily oak-hickory forest with several open fields and two lakes. Throughout the trail, signage has been posted to help guests identify the seasonal flora and fauna. This trail is perfect for science class field trips.
A well-maintained path in the Sculpture Park takes guests on a 40-minute walk through a working Maple Grove, the McElwee Cemetery and most importantly a plethora of sculpture.
Visitors to the Henry Lay Sculpture Park will have the opportunity to read, play on and picnic in Story Woods...a collaboration between artists Michele vandenHeuvel and Henry Lay. It allows guests the opportunity to experience literature and artworks as various artists interpret them in natural settings. This children's area provides a place where imagination and learning can be stimulated through visual, tactile and spiritual encounters.
Built around a circa 1834 limestone schoolhouse, believed to be the oldest standing schoolhouse west of the Mississippi River. In addition to the two guestrooms, we have a game room loft, a screened porch, and a high privacy porch for sun lovers. Located on 15 acres, we offer privacy and peace and quiet.
Busy bird feeders, along with other wildlife, supply non-stop action and color. The owner, a former chef, serves big fluffy omelets or sourdough pancakes with huckleberry syrup for breakfast. Custom dinners are available by reservation. Guests are greeted by Daisy the basset hound, and Cocoa the chocolate lab.
Located along the Mississippi River, at the community of Ashburn, the 6,705-acre Ted Shanks Conservation Area offers unique opportunities for wildlife viewing and waterfowl hunting. The area contains a mix of bottomland hardwood timber, open marsh, mixed shrub/scrub/emergent wetlands, row crops, oxbow lakes and sloughs, old fields and upland woods. About 4,000 acres of the area are seasonally flooded to provide feeding, roosting and shelter habitat for migratory birds. Facilities/features include: a lake boat ramp, stream boat ramp, waterfowl blinds, and two natural areas. There are more than 500 acres of fishable water, inluding Horseshoe Lake, Salt River and the Mississippi River.
Handcrafted Missouri willow furniture made using modern construction and finishing techniques while retaining an age-old charm; each piece is a unique work of art that will last a lifetime. Fiber art and artist-made leather bags; an artist is always on-site to explain techniques.
Build your own rustic furniture at a weekend workshop. Class size is limited, so register early. Call or email for more information.
The shop offers a varied selection of antique furniture, quilts, linens, primitives, glassware, silver and china, and estate items gathered from the local area and beyond.
Delicious food and cozy fireplace in a quiet setting with a panoramic view of the Mississippi River. Receive service with a smile from the developmentally disabled adult residents who make up the staff. The outdoor fire-pit and pavilion offer great bird and animal watching experiences. Hold your private, catered events here. Three Bed and Breakfast rooms are available. The Red Barn Antique and Collectible shop and the Flea Market are adjacent. Closed december 25 through January 1.
On 60 wooded acres. Three guestrooms, each with a view of the Mississippi river. Private bath. Outdoor fire pit; decks; large pavilion overlooking the river. On Route 79, five miles north of Clarksville; five miles south of Louisiana.
Lodge Restaurant is open for lunch, Wednesday-Sunday; dinner Friday-Saturday. Flea market and Red Barn Antique and Collectibles shop are open Wednesday-Sunday, or by appointment. Our developmentally disabled residents live and work on the premises. Their gentle, caring service will make your stay memorable. Closed Dec. 25 thru Jan 1.
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