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Looking for an active vacation for your family? Come ride the fault line June 22-28, 2014. During this 7-day, supported bicycle tour of the Mississippi River Valley, you'll start and finish in Sikeston, MO, visiting 4 states and traveling 400 miles.
Along the way you'll spend an evening at Caruthersville’s riverfront and riverboat casino; visit Big Oak Tree State Park; learn the history of the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake; and visit Civil War era mansions and battle sites.
Check out the full trip itinerary.
Registration is open until June 21. Rider check-in and late registration is 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri, 511 Taylor Street, Sikeston, MO 63801. First riding day begins 6 a.m. Sunday, June 22. Registration available for partial tour riders and non-riders (includes camping fees and meals).
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.
We have three cottages that sleep six, located two miles outside of Ironton, 80 miles southeast of St. Louis. The country setting provides a peace and quiet not found in the city. Walk along Stouts Creek; relax by the pool; float the Black River using canoes, rafts or tubes. Trail rides are on the adjacent property.
The Arcadia Valley offers a variety of outdoor recreation and events. Visit our website for details.
The Audrain County Historical Society Museum is located within the 11-acre Robert S. Green Park. There, visitors find the ante-bellum Graceland Museum (1857), (on the National Registry of Historical Places), the American Saddlebred Horse Museum (1970), a Country School (1903) and the Prairie View Christian Church (1889).
"Fire Brick" was the most significant industry and employer in Audrain County during the 20th century. With the decline in the industry, the Fire Brick Museum was added to the museum complex in 2008, to honor the significance of the industry and the employees that made it possible.
Details, event schedules and information about these sites can be found on our website. Admission: $5; age 12 and younger, $3.
Branson Plantation Inn offers 78 guestrooms in a quiet and peaceful location behind The Plantation restaurant; across the street from White Water theme park; half a block from the 76 Strip. Start each day with a hot breakfast.
See our website for details and reservations.
The Common Pleas Courthouse was completed in 1854. It sits high atop a hill, overlooking downtown. It played a big part in our history, from American Indian council meetings to the Civil War. The dungeon was used to jail southern sympathizers and perhaps Confederate soldiers.
On the west side of the courthouse stand three memorials: A cast of a Union soldier, who sits atop a fountain way, was presented by the Women's Relief Corps in 1911; another, made from Georgia silver gray marble, was presented to the city in 1931, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy; the third is a Vietnam Memorial.
This attraction has an audio tour you can access on your cell phone while on-site, to give you the complete history.
Stop by for maps, brochures and information about Cape Girardeau businesses, events and attractions.
Cape Girardeau has many attractions and activities for the entire family. And with more than 100 restaurants, we're sure that you will find dining in Cape Girardeau pleasing to the taste.
The CVB gift shop has souvenirs, post cards and coffee table books by local authors. To view our online Visitor Guide and Dining Guide go to www.VisitCape.com.
Stop by our Visitor Bureau for assistance with your visit to Cape Girardeau. We will assist you with group travel, and offer some great suggestions regarding lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment. You'll find maps, brochures and information about Cape Girardeau businesses, events and attractions.
Cape Girardeau has many attractions and activities for the entire family. And with more than 100 restaurants, we're sure that you will find dining in Cape Girardeau pleasing to the taste. The CVB gift shop has souvenirs and coffee table books by local authors. To view our online Visitor Guide and Dining Guide, go to www.VisitCape.com.
As the City of Kimmswick ages and changes, residents and property owners seek to preserve the Historic small-town atmosphere that brought them here and keeps them here. The vision for the City of Kimmswick is to achieve long-term sustainability to assure that community living, recreation, small business, and cultural activities, can both blend and thrive without compromising community values and assets.
Walk back in time when you enter the beautiful city of Kimmswick. You can enjoy lunch at The Blue Owl Restaurant, The Dough Depot, Mary's sweet shop or the Tin Cup. Shop the quaint streets or visit the Anheuser Museum and Estate.
Offering comprehensive receptive services and tour design throughout Missouri. Itineraries are developed on-site and customized for your preferences, developed to match your criteria: leisure; student travel; culinary arts; education; historical; and incentive. We specialize in unique tours, always striving to stay on the forefront of industry trends. We bring your tour to life with historic interpreters, actors and entertainers.
Marketing support, guide services and on-site hosting available. Special arrangements for travelers from the United Kingdom, Canada and Europe.
Offering 70 guestrooms, featuring king leisure suites and three whirlpool suites. Free local calls. Five minutes to St. Louis Mills Mall, Lambert International Airport and MetroLink; 15 minutes to Harrahs Casino and Ameristar Casino. Located off of north I-270; south on Hanley Road.
We are in the beautiful Arcadia Valley of the St Francois Mountains. All guestrooms have 70-channel cable TV and queen beds, micro-fridge, a microwave and Internet; our suites include a sitting area, separate bedroom and a jetted tub.
Our motel overlooks the civil war battlefield at Fort Davidson State Historic Site and visitors center. We are three miles from Elephant Rocks State Park; eight miles from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park (the highest elevation in Missouri); 14 miles from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.
Fort Davidson Restaurant is adjacent, serving meals from steaks to seafood, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting and unique guided tour of downtown St. Louis, Forest Park or the Soulard/Lafayette Square Neighborhoods riding a Segway personal transporter. Tours last approximately three hours. Tours for up to eight people; minimum age 16; weight 100-270 pounds. Dress for outdoors and wear sensible shoes (no flip-flops).Your starting location and other details are provided upon booking. See our website for details and schedules. April through October.
Training on a Segway is provided. Personal charter tour or event is available.
Located on the Branson strip in the entertainment, dining and shopping district. Relax in our large outdoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool and sundeck overlooking the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Enjoy our complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar. We can assist you with Silver Dollar City information.
The museum is housed in the restored 1941 Ironton-Arcadia Depot. It contains an extensive collection of Arcadia Valley and Iron County artifacts, genealogy records, and photographs. The collection includes the Union battle flag from the Civil War battle of Pilot Knob.
Jefferson Barracks was established in 1826 as the country’s first “Infantry School of Practice." It served as a major United States military installation until it was deactivated in June 1946. Named as a tribute to former President Thomas Jefferson, who died on the fourth of July in 1826, the post played an important role in westward expansion.
Jefferson Barracks served as a gathering point for troops and supplies bound for service in the Mexican War, Civil War, various Indian conflicts, Spanish-American War, Philippine War, and World Wars I and II. Jefferson Barracks also served as the first Army Air Corps basic training site. Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, Philip Sheridan, Stephen W. Kearny and William T. Sherman were a few of the famous Americans to serve at Jefferson Barracks.
In 1950, the federal government ceded the northern 420-acres of the post, including its oldest surviving buildings from the 1850s, to St. Louis County for use as Jefferson Barracks Park. In 1971, Jefferson Barracks Park, the adjacent active military base and several other adjoining land parcels were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jefferson Barracks Park is open from 8 a.m. to ½ hour past sunset. The park museums are open noon-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and are closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is free but a donation is suggested. Note the Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks is open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
This studio features the works of artist Andy Thomas.
The 1,100-foot-long Mississippi River Tales Mural, with interpretive signage, features 24 panels depicting scenes from Cape Girardeau's history and the town's connection with the Mississippi River.
Each panel covers the 15-foot height of the flood wall. The stone arches of each mural create the illusion of looking through the wall at the historically themed scenes.
This attraction has an audio tour, which you can access on your cell phone from the physical site, to give you the complete history.
The Missouri History Museum – originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson – engages visitors in the excitement of historical people, places and things.
In additin to permanent exhibits, there is an ever changing schedule of extraordinary special exhibits fascinating events. Interactive galleries offer children hands-on opportunities for learning.
Bixby’s Restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows, with stunning views of Forest Park. Bixby’s is open for lunch and private events. The Museum Shop is filled with great gifts and mementos for all ages.
The Museum is located in the northern section of Forest Park. There is a MetroLink station within a short block.
See the website for current and upcoming exhibits, event schedules, children’s activities, storytelling, lectures, concerts and theater performances. Fees for some exhibits and events.
Note: The museum may ocassionally alter its hours for special exhibits and activities and private events.
The Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center houses the premier regional history collection documenting St. Louis, the state of Missouri, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase Territory and the American West. Staff can assist you with the library, archives and photographs, media, and objects collections. Materials must remain on premises; they are not available for checkout.
Missouri Life magazine is one of Missouri's top travel magazines, having won Magazine of the Year, and been named a finalist in recent years by an international magazine association of regional magazines.
Every issue includes: Dining Worth the Drive; Road Trips; Travel Destinations; Travel Adventures; and other features. We inform about travel, entertainment, adventure, food, wineries, microbreweries, theater, sports and events.
Let our award-winning photography inspire your choice of where to go next. We excel at finding the secrets of our big cities and charming small towns. We cover our fascinating past and the places where you can discover history. We point out exciting recreation, such as where to go sky diving, take a balloon ride, and find a sleigh ride.
1 year (6 issues): $20
2 years (12 issues): $35
3 years (18 issues): $50
(Canada and International slightly higher.)
The Museum of Westward Expansion charts the entire history of the 19th century American West, from the Louisiana Purchase to the closing of the frontier in 1890, and preserves some of the rarest artifacts from the days of Lewis and Clark. Through our exhibits, you can explore the world of the American Indians and the 19th century pioneers who helped shape the history of the American West.
The museum highlights the people, places and events of the American west during the 1800s through an extensive collection of artifacts, mounted animal specimens, authentic Plains Indian tipi, and an overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Make a stop at one of the museum shops for a wide selection of books, videos, posters, and educational materials.
The Museum of Westward Expansion is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch and The Old Courthouse). It is located below ground, beneath the Gateway Arch.
Explore the region's history by viewing our exhibit galleries, attending programs, or researching your family history. This state-of-the-art facility houses more than 60 million pages of historical records dating to 1815. We have 10 public-access computers for research.
The facility has holdings of value for genealogy research, among them:
When the bridge was completed, in the summer of 1928, it was hailed as "The Gateway to the Ozarks." It provided an invaluable and vital link between Missouri and Illinois.
A small, restored portal of the old bridge is all that remains. At the overlook, there is a viewing scope that provides a commanding view of the Mississippi River.
There is access to the River Campus Trail, which provides a leisurely walkway along these historic grounds, bordering the river. Interpretive signage is scattered along the trail. A new bridge, The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, opened in December, 2003 to replace the bridge of 1928.
Located across the street from America's Center and the Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams. Centrally located in downtown St. Louis, just one block from the Washington Avenue District featuring unique dining, shopping and nightlife. This property offers 295 guest rooms and suites. This is a no-smoking hotel.
This antique mall covers more than 10,000 square feet, with 100 dealers of antiques and collectibles including furniture, glassware, dishes, pottery, advertising, linens, primitives, wild west, architectural pieces, tools, paintings, statues, garden and kitchen collectibles, cookbooks, and jewelry.
Other items include reconditioned designer handbags, pre-owned fur coats, fashion jewelry, Bee Body Butter, Missouri Wines and local snacks.
The mall is located on the south Outer Road of I-44 at Exit 46, 30 miles west of Springfield.
Relics flagship store is located in Springfield, just 25 minutes from the Mount Vernon Store. At 90,000 square feet and over 500 booths,Relics Antique Mall and Tea Room in Springfield is Missouri's largest Antique Mall.
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Following Grant's Footsteps
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Holiday Getaway - Southeast Missouri
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Kidding Around St. Louis Tour
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St. Louis Arch-itecture Day One
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St. Louis Worlds Fair
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Step Back in Time
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