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This features a skirmish for control the train depot in downtown Sikeston, as well as full battles at the original Sand Ridge battle site.
The action kicks offdowntown Saturday morning (116 W. Malone), as armies converge on the Sikeston Depot Museum and Gallery. This facility is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Later that day and on Sunday, battles involving infantry, cavalry and artillery are conducted at the original battle site. Encampment areas are open the public. Call or email for information.
Test your skills; win a prize, at the Black Powder Shoot at the Jesse James Farm and Museum.
Cap & ball revolver and cartridge revolver (replicas accepted); fixed sights & dueling stance only. Historically accurate costumes encouraged, but not required.
Jesse James Medallion prizes awarded for first, second and third place. Additional prizes for special target.
Registration at 8 a.m.; shoot begins at 9 a.m. Call for more information.
Entry: $15; special target, additional $5.
The Missouri Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Show is a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s permanent collection.
This year’s show celebrates the orchids of South America. Delight in the sights and sounds of a tropical garden inspired by the works of Roberto Burle Marx; explore the garden's world-renowned orchid collection; learn about the garden's long-standing research and conservation work in South America.
In addition to regular admission, tickets for this special event are $5 for ages 3 and older.
Regular admission: $8; St. Louis City/County residents, $4; age 12 and younger, free.
The Turner Brigade holds their spring drill and muster on the grounds of the state historic site.
About 100 Civil War reenactors set up army and civilian tents. The soldiers conduct infantry drills, cannon drills and cannon firing. Cavalry joins the demonstrations.
Fort Davidson is preserved as a state historic site. Exhibits and a video in the visitor center tell the story of the battle. Picnicking is available.
Michael Dickey, the author of several books on western Missouri history and the leading expert on historical aspects of Arrow Rock, Mo., presents "Vincent Marmaduke: James Bond of the South" at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
The Marmaduke family was a leading family in the state and in the Arrow Rock area and Vincent's brother, John, was one of the Confederate generals attacking Pilot Knob in 1864.
Rock hobbyists from all over the United States will set up outdoors and under tents at Missouri Mines State Historic Site to swap and sell rock and mineral specimens, fossils, rock jewelry and other rock-related items. The public is invited and all are encouraged to participate.
The historic site’s museum will be open free of charge during scheduled hours throughout the event. Missouri Mines State Historic Site co-hosts the rock swap with the Mineral Area Gem and Mineral Society and the Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs.
Join us for a three-weekend Art Education Event commemorating the first Sainte Genevieve Summer School of Art in 1934.
In keeping with the spirit and context of the original school, instructors who are top in their field are being recruited through the St. Louis Artists’ Guild connections.
Art classes may be held outdoors (weather permitting) and will include a critique of the art created. The salons are patterned after those held in Paris where intellectual discourse about art were conducted in a collegial atmosphere.
For those art enthusiasts who would like to learn something about a variety of art techniques, the Show Me Art Demonstrations are a gathering of many artists and artisans actually performing their work with tips on how to get started, materials needed, etc.
On a delightful spring day, we look forward to our tea table shared with sisters, friends, loved ones.
The tea party at Anna Marie’s Teas will hold a romantic combination of roses - enjoyed by each of our senses: roses captured in our tea cups, edible treats, the scent and sight of the rose.
Interestingly, the rose was the "Herb of the Year in 2012." In April of 2014, we look forward to a simple elegant tea party crafted around the rose and its timeless beauty.
Test your skills, win a prize, at the Black Powder Shoot at the Jesse James Farm and Museum. Cap & ball revolver or cartridge revolver, replicas accepted; fixed sights & dueling stance only. Historically accurate costume is encouraged, but not required.
$15 entry fee; $5 special target. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; shoot begins at 9 a.m. Call (816)736-8500 for more information.
Discover how a young boy growing up in the small village of Hannibal became one of the world's most beloved authors.
A self-guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum gives you the chance to explore the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens and experience the amazing stories he created through the his power of imagination.
The properties include six historically significant buildings; plus two interactive museums whose collections include 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings and a wealth of Twain artifacts.
The Boyhood Home is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Admission: $10; ages 60+, $8.50; ages 6-17, $6; younger than 6, free.
In the Patee House Museum, you can climb aboard an 1860 train and ride a vintage carousel—indoors. The museum houses an 1877 railroad depot; a stagecoach; automobiles; trucks; fire trucks; wagons; buggies and carriages; a horse-drawn hearse; a real gallows; a blacksmith shop; the dressmaker's shop; model railroads; antique furniture and toys; western art; and a wing designed to look like the streets of Old St. Jo in the 1860s-1880s.
Constructed in 1858 as a luxury hotel, the building has been a hotel three times; a girls college twice; the Union Army Provost Marshal's office during the Civil War; the headquarters for the Pony Express; and a shirt factory.
Admission: $6; age 60+, $5; ages 6-17, $4; younger than 6, free.
(One block away, visit the home where the infamous outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed on April 3, 1882.)
On April 3, 1860, a lone rider, the first of his kind, left Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, marking the start of the Pony Express. Brave riders, carrying saddlebags filled with our nation's hopes and dreams, traveled more than 2,000 miles west to California.
Today, the stables house a modern, interactive and educational tribute to the history and legend of the Pony Express. Experience exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits chronicling the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express.
Whatever your age, you’re sure to be captivated by the stories and images of an era long passed. A 60-foot diorama depicts the diverse terrain over which the riders traveled.
Admission: $6; ages 60+, $5; ages 7-18, $3; younger than 7, free.
One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 33,000 works of art. Areas of notable depth include: Oceanic art; pre-Columbian art; ancient Chinese bronzes; and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th century German painting.
The museum offers a full range of featured exhibitions, a research library, four conservation labs, a varied annual schedule of special events, and community and school programs.
The East Building expansion opened June 29, 2013, increasing the museum’s public space by 30 percent. It added: more than 300 parking spaces; a fully accessible entrance on Fine Arts Drive; a new Education Center; and reinstalled galleries in the Main Building.
Located in Forest Park, the Saint Lewis Art Museum is the only permanent building remaining from the 1904 World’s Fair.
Closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Check our website for exhibits, schedules and holiday hours.
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.
For more than forty years, this was the only courthouse between Independence and the Pacific Ocean.
Harry S. Truman held court here in the 1930s. Also, it served as a Mormon mercantile.
Kansas City's oldest remaining brick residence is located in the Westport area. The Greek Revival mansion was built in 1855 by early settlers, John and Henrietta Harris. The bricks for the mansion were made on the premises.
The house stood prominently on the Battle of Westport Civil War Battlefield. In the fall of 1861, the Harris home was used as headquarters for the Union Army.
The house was moved to its present location in 1922. The house is restored to its 1850s appearance.
Visit our website for details and special event schedules.
The dungeon-like cells of the jail housed thousands of prisoners during the bloodiest time in Jackson County's history, including Frank James and William Quantrill. An 1870s schoohouse completes the site. Closed November and January-March.
Built in 1906, this renovated and remodeled Missouri-Pacific Depot is now owned by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. It houses the Aurora Historical Society Museum, filled with memories of yesteryear of Aurora and surrounding communities.
The old historic A.L. Webb School has been transformed into a museum housing artifacts, pictures, art collection, military and school memorabilia. The museum is not wheelchair accessible. In front of the museum stands the Veteran's Memorial, honoring all military men and women. The memorial is wheelchair accessible.
Built in 1893, our beautiful Victorian house, an icon in Mexico, Missouri, was once the home of Allen Percy Green, the owner/operator of the Green Refractory, a world renown fire-brick manufacturer. All our guests receive a gormet breakfast prepared especially for them from our very own recipes; all of which have a balanced blend of flavors that are a unique break from the traditional breakfast. Our ample common areas, featuring more than 5,000 square feet of space, in addition to our hot tub and sauna, provide a place to relax after a long day of sightseeing, or traveling, and guest's surveys reflect a nearly perfect 5 out of 5 in 10 areas, representing an average of 99.7% in customer satisfaction.
The beautiful grounds covering half an acre and stretching from the front of the house on Jefferson Street to the back entrance on Washington Street provide ample space to stretch out and have some outdoor fun. A multitude of fun things to do both within and outside the mansion provide plenty of entertainment during your visit. With five parks, six lakes and other outdoor activities such as Scattering Fork Outdoor Center, Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm, hiking trails, and fishing, Mexico offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation.
In addition to outdoor activities, other attractions such as Presser Hall Performing Arts Center, donated by A.P. Green to the city of Mexico, Audrain County Historical Museum Complex, The Vault Gallery and Missouri Military Academy, to name a few, provide indoor entertainment. Many more attractions and museums, such as the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City and the Winston Churchill Memorial in Fulton, are located within 45 minutes of our bed and breakfast.
While we do not accept pets, we can provide information on two different pet boarding businesses that are near our bed and breakfast.
Additionally, we can provide special packages upon request including: fresh flowers to be placed in your room prior to your arrival; chocolate dipped strawberries (in season); massage therapy; gift baskets with cheese, crackers and meat; wine baskets from a local vendor; or we can put together a picnic basket or any other special request for a special occassion. A 48-hour work-day advance notice is required in order to provide these services adequately.
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.
This museum, in a former school, documents the history of Agency, from the 1836 Platte Purchase to the present. After the Platte Purchase, Agency Ford was a thriving community, but, slowly, flooding caused the town to nearly vanish. Open by appointment.
Hands-on environment for all ages. On display is a Cobra helicopter, a T-33 jet aircraft, Army Jeeps, trucks and other restored military equipment.
Take an imaginary flight in a Cobra helicopter. Type a message on a teletype machine. Have a personalized dog tag made.
We host birthday parties.
Admission: $5; ages 6-11, $3; ages 5 and younger, free.
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of 18th, 19th and 20th century American art in the Midwest. The museum has works by artists such as Mary Cassatt, Rembrandt Peale, Edward Hopper, and Wayne Theibaud.
The collection is housed in the original William Albrecht home, with a large addition. The museum’s gift shop offers a selection of keepsakes and children's items.
Admission: $5; age 65+, $2; younger than 18 & students, $1. Group rates offered. Closed holidays.
In 1894, this roller mill and one-room schoolhouse was the focal point of the Alley Spring community.
Park rangers in period costume show you how the mill worked, and how school was taught in the one-room schoolhouse. A variety of historic programs are offered.
Open June thru August.
NOTE: Alley Mill will be closed or access limited much of the summer in 2014 for restoration work. Check the website or call for details.
Rooms include HBO and free local calls. Located off of I-29.
Each of our locations provides access to Kansas City's attractions. Each location offers you free local calls, free hi-speed wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, and coin-operated laundry.American Inns offer three locations in the Kansas City, Missouri, area: I-70 and Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs; I-70 and Noland Road in Independence; and I-35 and Armour Road in North Kansas City.
Our North Kansas City location is a full-service location featuring Spirits Restaurant and Spirit's Alibi Lounge. Should you have a meeting or reunion planned, allow us to assist you in North Kansas City or Independence in our meeting facilities.
Located in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form.
Activities include interactive exhibits; films; the Changing Gallery; the Blue Room Jazz Club; and the Gem Theater, a 500-seat performing arts center.
We offer education and community-based programs, traveling exhibits, live musical performances and special events.
Closed all federal Holidays, except Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Admission: $8; younger than 12, $3. Combo tickets with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: $10; younger than 12, $5.
A fine arts museum devoted to man's best friend; home to one of the largest collections of dog art in the country. Permanent exhibits include paintings, drawings and sculptures by well known 19th- and 20th-century artists. Gift shop; All-Star Dogs Hall of Fame; and Hope A. Levy Memorial Library. Special events are held throughout the year.
Hands-on, interactive museum of agricultural history. The American Royal is Kansas City's famed barbecue, rodeo, horse and livestock show venue. Tours available.
All rooms have queen or king beds; 30-inch flat-screen TV; USA Today; free local calls; phones with data ports and voice mail. Continental breakfast includes a hot waffle bar. Branson is 30 miles.
We invite you to stay at our hotel, located 6 miles from Truman Lake, at the western trailhead of Katy Trail State Park. We are right at the center between Kansas City and Springfield/Branson area. We are pet-friendly. Pets must weigh less than 25 pounds.
We have meeting facilities of more than 8,000 sq. ft. An atrium of 5,900 sq. ft., a town hall of 2,100 sq. ft. and a Boardroom. We can accommodate from 10 to 500 people.
See our website for details, reservations and a list of nearby businesses and attractions.
Relax and enjoy great views of the Missouri countryside. Two trains daily each direction between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops at St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, Independence and Kansas City.
Limited carry-on bicycle space is available (St. Louis-Kansas City trains only); restrictions apply. Reservations are required for bicycle space and for all passengers. Purchase tickets from any travel agent or on the Amtrak Web site.
Discounts offered: seniors (62+), children (younger than 16), active duty military, groups (20+), AAA, Veterans Advantage members, and Student Advantage members. See individual listings for each city served.
Anchors Away is the sister house of Cat Nap Inn and right next door; your party of up to 16 guests can be close, with privacy, right in the heart of downtown Hermann! Both Guest Houses have hot tubs and fully stocked kitchens with eclectic furnishings and creative touches throughout.
Enjoy being outdoors with fire pits and BBQ pits as well. See our website for prices and availability.
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