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A total of 31 guestrooms on two floors. Located on Route 36 and Route 11, 90 miles east of St. Joseph; 90 miles west of Hannibal. Hunters, vacationers, families are welcome.
The Circle O Lodge is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom log home built in 2010 and fully furnished. The lodge is surrounded by 60 acres of mixed terrain, with timber, wetlands, to open grassland making it a natural setting for family and friends to gather for reunions and outings.
Our mission is to provide a reasonably priced location for families, friends and corporate or social groups to enjoy. Being good stewards of the land is one of our key goals. To achieve this goal, we have worked closely with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), a division of the US Forest Foundation, to become an ATFS Certified Family Forest.
We continue to work with the Missouri Department of Conservation on various programs such as prairie grass restoration, reforestation, wildlife habitat and riparian improvement.
Revisit the birth of nature, visit local attractions such as the boyhood hometown of Walt Disney and spend a few relaxing days on the Circle O. For more details please visit our website.
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.
The renovated 1930s farmhouse on a fully functioning farm. Two suites with baths. Each features a featherbed, high thread count sheets, blankets, handmade quilts, cable TV and Wi-Fi. We serve a fresh, organic breakfast; dinner offered by reservation. Additionally, the Carriage House has two suites, two half baths and two full baths. There is event space for 200, including a large commercial kitchen. We have a covered garden patio, complete with tables, chairs benches and a fire pit. Tours of the property are available.
The Chamber promotes the businesses and attractions in Marceline. Contact us for tourism information on what to see and do in Marceline.
Welcome to the Martin House Motel! We’re glad you found us.
Brookfield is located 90 miles east of St. Joseph and 90 miles west of Hannibal on Route 36 in North-Central Missouri. A community of 5,700 residents, Brookfield is home to a number of well-known businesses and is centrally located to many events that occur annually and visitor attractions in Northern Missouri.
We offer affordable, cozy and comfortable accommodations, and our staff will do their best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you are looking for a way to stretch your budget, we can help.
At the Martin House Motel, you’ve found the right place! We’d be happy to have you as our guest.
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).
Art from the Midwest, including pottery, jewelry, photography, oils and watercolor.
Exhibits change monthly. Workshops offered. Many pieces are available for purchase.
Offering privacy, but not isolation, on a working farm, this is a self-catering, exclusive-use, two-bedroom house that sleeps six. One bathroom. Well equipped, modern kitchen. Nightly, weekly and monthly rates.
Alternate contact phone: 660-412-2005.
Located on Route 5; 4.5 miles north of Laclede. Visit our website for details, photos, rates and reservations.
This 500-square-foot glass mosaic is located in the Official Missouri Welcome Center/Rest Area on Interstate 35 between the Iowa border and Eagleville. The colorful mural displays the prairie landscapes, personalities and history of northwest Missouri. Southbound I-35 at mile marker 112.
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.
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a 10,795-acre National Wildlife Refuge established in 1937 and located in Chariton County, two miles south of the town of Sumner. It is located near the confluence of the Grand and Missouri rivers. There are many things for visitors to see and do at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Wildlife observation is the most popular activity, especially driving through the refuge in the evenings. The arrival of waterfowl and other birds combined with the fall colors make autumn the most popular time to visit. The bird list at Swan Lake includes 241 different species, making the refuge one of the best areas in central Missouri to observe these creatures in their natural habitat.
Many people visit Swan Lake to see the large numbers of ducks, coots, and geese that make the refuge their home during the fall, winter, and spring. Additionally, Swan Lake remains one of the best places to observe bald eagles in the state of Missouri, with the refuge population often peaking near 100 during the winter months.
People enjoy stopping at the Visitor Center throughout the year. Here, you may view videos, ask questions, and look at exhibits. You may also enjoy hiking the nature trail, photographing wildlife, or collecting nuts, berries, or deer sheds. Other popular activities include hunting (deer and geese) and fishing.
The refuge is open during daylight hours only. The interior of the refuge is closed from early November to early March, though the visitor center and entrance road are open year-round.
A spacious, two-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, family room with fireplace, central air/heat, and private entrance. Breakfast including fresh-baked breads, fruit, eggs, and garden produce.
This tranquil setting offers many outdoor activities: strolling the 400+ acres of rolling countryside; fishing; swimming; sand volleyball; basketball; an above-ground swimming pool and arrowhead hunting along the creek. Many farm-related activities are available; if you wish, you may pitch in on the daily chores.
Located on the Disney Farm, this is the tree where Walt first began to draw. The barn is where he put on his first show business production.
The Dreaming Tree is on the American Forests Register of Historic Trees.
For information, contact the Walt Disney Hometown Museum.
Housing 3,000 artifacts received directly from Disney family members, the museum affords visitors a chance to see items never displayed anywhere else.
Located in the restored 1913 Santa Fe Depot.
Pre-visit activity packets are available for school groups.
Open April-October. Admission: $5; ages 6-10, $2.50; younger than 6, free. (Also, visit Walt's "Dreaming Tree" and Barn — see separate listing.)
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.
Way of American Genius - Part 1
This section of the Way of American genius focuses on folks such as Walt Disney and Mark Twain.
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