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Big River is a musical based on Mark Twain's novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Though trying to stay "respectable," Huckleberry Finn runs into trouble when his father, Pap, returns to town. Huck is forced to fake his own death to escape and joins up with another on the run - Jim, a slave in the search for freedom.
As they head down the river, they get sucked into scams involving two "aristocrats," one of which lands Jim in chains once again, and Huck and Tom Sawyer join together to free him. Rated PG.
Adult Tickets: $27 Main Floor and $22 Balcony. Student Tickets: $16. Groups of 12 or larger: $24. Performances are held at the Maples Repertory Theatre: Matinees at 2 p.m., evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Bingo: The Winning Musical is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a colorful group of die-hard Bingo players and friends: Vern, Honey and Patsy, whose lives are thrown into a tizzy when a young stranger blows through their bingo hall and makes them confront their past.
A hilarious musical with a tuneful score and outrageously funny book that leaves its audiences’ pulses racing! During this uproarious new musical comedy, the audience plays three games of bingo – that’s three lucky winners at every performance! Rated PG.
Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.
Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. Rated G.
The Boys Next Door takes place in a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack.
Norman works in a doughnut shop, is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries and takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist. Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about. Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex. Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro.
Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four (where "little things" sometimes become momentous, and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy. With touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped – like the rest of us – want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they are allotted on this earth. Rated PG.
The Odd Couple is one of his funniest and most popular plays. The iconic characters of Oscar the slob and Felix the neat freak have become mainstays of popular culture; more surprisingly, its touching insights about friendship remain equally moving, nearly fifty years after its Broadway debut. Rated PG.
Chase away the chill of December with The Winter Wonderettes! When Santa vanishes from the Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party, the Wonderettes spring into action and save the day by putting on a Christmas show.
With tinsel-like shimmer and the voices of angels, this hilarious celebration of 60s girl groups includes dozens of holiday pop standards including "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Rated G. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you deserve this Christmas treat!
Located at the junction of highways 63 and 36, this property features 62 rooms and offers the feel of a rustic lodge, with a rock fireplace in the lobby. Every morning, wake up to a free Comfort Sunshine breakfast; we also host nightly themed receptions. We offer suites with Jacuzzi-brand tubs. Our hotel offers access to several area attractions, including Maples Repertory Theatre, two lakes, Long Branch State Park and the Pear Tree Restaurant. U.S. 36 is known as the "Way of American Genius" and different sites pay tribute to well-known Missourians ranging from Mark Twain and Walt Disney to Jesse James and Gen. John J. Pershing.
Hay's Ten Mile Store is one of the most authentic ol' time country general stores in the nation. The store was built in 1904. Since then, the structure has changed little. All of the original shelving, counters, showcases, and advertising pieces are intact.
Tour the store, with its wide array of antiques and farm supplies, which gives it that authentic atmosphere. Located six miles east of Macon; four miles north on Route K. Open Saturdays only, year-round.
This established bicycle route connects a number of historic sites, points of interest, recreational areas and natural attractions as it stretches approximately 260 miles across northern Missouri.
The route follows county and state roadways that generally parallel Route 36, with some stretches on Route 36 itself. There is generally no shoulder on the secondary roads, but they have very little vehicular traffic. There are rolling hills throughout the route, but no particularly steep or extended climbs.
Route 36 across northern Missouri is known as “The Way of American Genius” because of towns along the way that were home to people such as Mark Twain, Walt Disney, Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing, J. C. Penney, Jesse James, and others; plus the Pony Express.
Visit our website for details, event schedules and maps. Be sure to read the safety Disclaimer.
Note: The address and phone shown are for the Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance offices.
Kemp's Restaurant is located directly off of Route 36. This large building took the place of four old store buildings in the downtown area. Walk through the oak doors into the spacious, inviting atmosphere. The large dining room is flanked by a stone fireplace and is sun-lit by our six skylights. Our raised stage area is ideal for performances or entertainment and is also a favorite place for children to sit.
The entire building is wheelchair accessible. Venture past the fireplace and you will find a lounge where visitors can sit and have a drink. The lounge is also a popular spot for many parties and small business meetings. Larger business meetings and special events are held in the 140-seat capacity banquet room. Wi-Fi, sound system, and wireless microphones are available. For our smoking patrons, we have a covered patio at the back of the restaurant.
There are a variety of entrees each evening on our dinner menu. If you are in our area during lunchtime, join us for our old-fashioned lunchtime specials which include our popular pan-fried chicken served every Thursday and Sunday. Or, you can order our famous French dip sandwich from the variety of items on the lunch menu.
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.
This park features water recreation on the 2,430-acre Long Branch Lake, which has an excellent reputation for bass fishing. Facilities include: a swimming beach; trails; camp sites; an ADA accessible fishing dock; a camp store; boat slips; picnic sites; and shelters.
This State Park is located two miles west of Macon, off of Route 36.
The park offers basic and electric campsites and a special-use camping area. Services include a dump station, showers and water. There are several walk-in campsites available. The park features water recreation on 2,430-acre Long Branch Lake. A swimming beach, trails, an accessible fishing dock, a store and picnicking sites are all available. Camping reservations: 877-422-6766.
Talented professional actors, technicians, designers and directors from across the nation and around the world entertain audiences at the Maples Repertory Theatre, located at the intersection of Highways 36 and 63 in northern Missouri.
Season is mid-June to December; matinee and evening performances of musicals and plays; shows for children on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.
Main floor tickets are just $27; balcony tickets are $22. See website for show dates, descriptions and box office hours.
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).
We offer five guestrooms with private baths. Enjoy privacy or interact with the Innkeeper at this early 1900s house, decorated in Victorian decor and furnished with art work and antiques. Enjoy the small-town hospitality.
We welcome hunters, family reunions, overnighters. Playground, swimming beach, outdoor stage for concerts, sales and service area and "The Idle Mind Event Center."
Special events scheduled all summer including car show, gospel jamboree, dock dog exhibition and free music and entertainment. Check out our remodeled shower room, restrooms, and laundry. The recreation hall includes a kitchen, tables, chairs and sits beside a 4-acre lake for fishing, paddle boats and just lakeside relaxing on the deck overlooking the lake.
Visit our website for details and schedules.
Silver Rails Country encompasses all attractions within approximately an hour's drive of the La Plata Amtrak Station and the Kirksville Regional Airport, serving the communities in northeast Missouri.
Silver Rails Country spotlights the region's history with, and ties to, the railroad industry. Our Tourist Information Center is located in the lobby of the Depot Inn and Suites motel.
Silver Rails Gallery is one of the world's only stand-alone art galleries and museums dedicated entirely to works of railroad-related art. All of the art shown gives each viewer a look at the railroads alive today.
Some views take you on a trip to the past, some get up-close and personal, and some show you a different perspective of what we still have.
Also, the facility houses the Silver Rails Memorial Library, a repository of railroad artifacts.
Voted Rural Missouri Magazine Editor's Choice for Best Winery 2013. A relaxing setting to enjoy and learn about wine: tour our winemaking facility; sample our wines; browse our local crafts. We offer more than one dozen grape wines, and a selection of fruit wines made from pears, apples and plums. Train lovers delight in our Loco Vino Collector's Series (www.LocoVino.com); wines inspired by our nation's great railroad history, featuring beautiful train images on the labels.
Our renovated 1800s tasting room overlooks our wine making area. We bring the outdoors in with our roll-up glass front.
Bring a picnic, or purchase snacks here. Several restaurants deliver, including Ugo's Italian/Pizza and the Ole' Beaumont.
Please check our website and Facebook page for music schedule. Our open mic nights are open to all genres of solo artists and bands. Home winemakers and craftspeople are invited to recycle our empty bottles (take as many as you can carry). Meeting and event space is available, including a high-definition projection unit, with 110-inch screen and wireless capability.
Less than a half-mile from Maples Repertory Theatre, shopping and dining. Long Branch Lake State Park is nearby, as is the recently relocated Pear Tree Restaurant.
No outside alcohol allowed.
From Route 63, go west on Vine Street less than one mile.
This website focuses on the Silver Rails Country, which encompasses the attractions in and around La Plata and Kirksville. Also, you'll find information about attractions near the cities of Macon, Moberly and Hannibal.
The address and other information shown is for our Visitors Center, inside the lobby of the Depot Inn & Suites.
Fully renovated, circa 1900 barn. Facilities include a full kitchen, laundry room, reception area and a library.
The lodge is spacious enough for large parties and corporate events. There are four guestrooms and a loft; rent one or reserve the entire house.
Our 311-acre property is heavily wooded, and it adjoins crop land and the Chariton River, making this a perfect spot for hunting white tail deer, turkey, and pheasant.
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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