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The brand new Benton County Museum is truly fun for all ages. Our rich history comes alive at our new home located at 1660 Hilltop Drive in Warsaw, Missouri.
Experience what was like to ride the rivers with our extensive steamboat history section. Visit the 1800's in our parlor, school, shops and more. Learn about our countries military history through the clothes and keepsakes of our fighting men and women.
At the Benton County Museum you can relive America's history on our historic timeline from 1835 to 1985. Admission: free to members of the Benton County Historical Society; Adults, $3; Seniors, $2; Ages 3-12, $2.
Open April through October, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Best Western State Fair Inn is conveniently located with easy access to key area attractions and business locations including the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Katy Trail State Park, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival and Pittsburgh Corning.
Hotel guests will appreciate the variety of dining and shopping options in downtown Sedalia. Each well-appointed room or suite features free high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, free long distance access, toiletries, iron/ironing board, coffee/tea maker and hairdryer.
King-size beds and other upgraded amenities are available in select rooms. Other hotel amenities include a Jacuzzi, sauna, indoor swimming pool, and the Carousel Dining Room family restaurant located on the premises.
Catfish Safari is a professional catfish fishing guide service, with onsite lodging. We offer year-round, daytime, rod and reel fishing trips on the beautiful Harry S. Truman Reservoir and the Osage River arm of the Lake of the Ozarks at Warsaw.
Steve Brown, a professional catfishing guide since 2002, is an expert blue catfish angler who has been featured on numerous television and radio shows.
Fish from a heated, 24' boat, fully rigged for lake and river fishing. All rods, reels, tackle are bait are provided. All you need to bring is a current Missouri fishing license, lunch, drinks and your camera. Dress for the season.
Stay in our comfortable lodge, with private bedrooms and a living room with sofa, flat screen TV, DVD, and a wood burning stove.
Check our website for details, rates and reservations.
The hotel was designed to resemble a train station of yesteryear, offering all the amenities of today. Rooms have 32-inch flatscreen TV, fridge/microwaves, and CD/MP3 players. Free hot breakfast; free USA Today or local paper; free local calls; Free HSIA; free business center; free pass to full workout facility. The lobby is filled with keepsakes and antiques from days long gone. The hotel's library has a fireplace.
Family dining. Senior and children menus available. Tour groups welcome. Breakfast served all day. Soup and salad bar Monday-Friday.
Modern, 70-stall equine facility offering boarding packages with attached outdoor paddocks to pasture.
Riding trails available on the property, with access to the Katy Trail.
Located beside the Katy Trail, 10 minutes south of Sedalia. From Route 65; west on Route B, 1.25 miles; west on Sacajawea road.
The 1842 country home of General Smith, founder of Sedalia. Two miles from town; four miles from the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
Golden Corral's legendary, endless buffet features an abundant variety of familiar favorites and new menu offerings.
Surrounded by water on three sides, the park encompasses the tip of a peninsula jutting into Truman Lake. The park offers a marina, camping, hiking, picnic sites, a shelter, swimming, boat rentals and ramps, and great fishing.
Eight miles west of Warsaw: west on Route 7; then north on Route UU.
This park offers reservable basic and electric campsites. Services available include, showers, water, a laundry and a dump station. The park is on the tip of the peninsula jutting into Truman Lake. The park offer swimming, boating, fishing, a marina, hiking and picnicking. Camping Reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
The Visitors Center sits atop Kaysinger Bluff, providing a spectacular view of Truman Dam and Reservoir. Exhibits give information about the rich history of the Osage River Valley from pre-civilization to modern day. A social history time-line depicting the exploration and settlement of the Osage River Valley is displayed. Exhibits on the upper deck explain Truman Lake’s role in cultural history, wildlife, and environmental managements, the operation of the powerhouse, Corps of Engineers missions, and construction of the Harry S. Truman Project.
Waterfowl, bald eagles, and turkey vultures can routinely be observed from the observation deck. Truman Lake brochures and other informational pamphlets are available.
A quarter-mile nature trail and a three-quarter-mile walking trail are on-site. The Visitors Center is located two miles north of Warsaw, at the east end of Truman Dam.
Open March through October.
This 55,600-plus acre lake offers 958 miles of coast line and has created a diverse wildlife area rich in the history of Osage Indians, explorers, fur trappers, traders and settlers. Harry S Truman State Park, located on the peninsula that juts into the lake, opened in 1983.
Clear waters, dramatic bluffs and vibrant summer and fall colors make Harry S Truman State Park an ideal place to vacation. The park offers a marina, ample fishing and boating opportunities and water that are ideal for every kind of swimmer. Hiking trails, picnic areas and campsites that dot the park's open oak woodlands, natural grasslands and lakeside areas let visitors enjoy the abundance of wildlife and recreation opportunities at this park.
Truman Lake is a great location for fishing, even in the winter, as power from Truman Dam helps heat the water. Truman Lake is nationally known for its excellent crappie and bass fishing. The reservoir is fed by four rivers and several small streams, creating a broad diversity for fishing.
More than 8,800 acres of timber were left standing in the lake to improve aquatic habitat. The lake often hosts major fishing tournaments.
Journey through an "excursion destination" like no other. Learn the story behind this beautifully restored landmark, built when the Katy Complex was the center of town. Stroll through the Sedalia of yesteryear. Traveling exhibits throughout the year. Featured exhibit: Sedalia and the Civil War.
Special event and guest presentations. Train room just for kids; public sculpture and memorial garden; gifts and souvenir shop; and tasty treats. Welcome Center services. Guided group tours by appointment.
Full-service Katy Trail trailhead. Champion Bicycles sales, service and rentals.
Lake Hills Motel, located in Warsaw, is within 10 minutes of Truman Lake, Osage River, and Truman Dam. It is a fantastic fishing area. Lake Hills Motel offers a swimming pool, king-size beds, satellite TV, flat screen TVs, air-conditioning and free ice.
Lakeview RV Park opened in 2000. The park ovelooks the Osage arm of Truman Lake. It offers complete facilities for a vacation spot, or guests may come spend the year. There are more than 200 sites, some with a spectacular view of Truman Lake. Many sites have shade and a large patio. Lakeview RV Park offers convenient access to boat ramps, swimming beaches, golf courses, shopping, medical facilities, restaurants and night life.
One cabin, 50 full hook-up RV sites, 12 with just electric/water. All sites are well shaded.
Activities include: fishing, an in-ground pool, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, bike riding and a playground. We have a shower house, restrooms, laundry facilities, boat dock, launch ramp and boat storage.
Located seven and one-half miles east of Warsaw on Route MM, mile-marker 83 on the main channel of Lake of the Ozarks.
The hatchery building houses a 2,000 square-foot visitor center. The center includes a 12,700 gallon aquarium. A variety of exhibits focusing on fishing and aquatic themes include an over-sized native Missouri mussel model, a model of hatchery water flow, computer games, fishing line knot- tying and many other demonstrations and displays. Remember to visit our Gift Shop. We also sell Missouri hunting and fishing permits.
Fishing for youth 15 years of age and younger is allowed in a pond on site during Visitor Center hours. Tackle and bait are available at the Visitors Center. There is no charge for fishing or the use of the equipment or bait.
The Lost Valley Fish Hatchery is the largest state-owned, warmwater hatchery in Missouri and one of the largest in the nation. The hatchery building houses a 2,000-square-foot visitors center, where visitors can learn about fish culture, fishing and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Large spaces in a natural setting. Concrete pads; full-hookups (30- & 50-amp); fishing; peddle boat; kayaks; swimming in a large pond; pavilion with propane and charcoal grills and a bonfire ring. Great place to relax. We live on the premises
Annual, nightly, and monthly rentals. One cabin rental (sleeps 4).
Opened in 2006, and features large, clean rooms. Standard rooms and suite rooms that have microwaves and mini refrigerator, as well as jetted bath tubs, are available. We also have loft rooms that will sleep eight, with a king bed downstairs and two queen beds upstairs. Large indoor pool and spa. Excellent breakfast that has biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage links, waffles that you make yourself, fresh fruit, cereals, doughnuts, danish, juices, coffee and cappuccino. We have another location in Clinton.
Standard Perkins restaurant. Fresh pies, muffins, and a full line of salads are featured. Breakfast is served all day.
Located in the Katy Depot building, which serves as a Trailhead for the Katy Trail. We provide maps, brochures, and directions, for people who are traveling through the area. The Depot is home to a museum and gift shop.
View Eric James Bransby's 1976 murals depicting Sedalia, a community drawing from the wisdom of the past, but looking to the future. Located inside the Sedalia Municipal Building.
Stroll the historic business district and enjoy the stories the buildings have to tell. Pick up your free Heritage Trail brochure and map at the Katy Depot Welcome Center.
With every passing hole, Shawnee Bend Golf Course presents challenging character that you won't find on many of the area courses. Course includes: 9 hole golf course with fantastic views of Truman Lake, driving range, putting green and fully stocked golf shop.
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