Missouri offers so many amazing places to explore it’s hard to keep track of them all.
From your perfect perch on the Mississippi River Observation Deck you can marvel at the majesty of the Mississippi River. Located in New Madrid, this vantage point allows viewers to see eight beautiful miles of the Mississippi River, including the New Madrid Bend, which played a strategic role during the American Civil War.
In St. Joseph, observe our state’s other major waterway: the Missouri River. From the Wyeth Hill Scenic Overlook, see the point where pioneers crossed the river on their journey westward. If the weather allows, take a picnic and enjoy a scenic lunch high atop the Missouri River bluffs.
In and around La Plata, explore Silver Rails Country. This area of northeast Missouri highlights the regions historic (and current) ties to the railroad industry. Attractions include the Silver Rails Gallery & Memorial Library, the restored historic Santa Fe Depot, and the Amish Country Variety Store & Bakery.
Visit amazing, beautiful creatures at The Endangered Wolf Center, in Eureka. Call ahead to reserve a daytime or an evening tour. While at the center, see families of North American wolves and foxes, African wild dogs and South American maned wolves. All live in environments similar to their natural habitats. A trip to the Endangered Wolf Center is an educational and unforgettable outing for your whole pack.