Trip Ideas: Sedalia Summer Getaway
Sedalia has been home to the Missouri State Fair since 1901, holding true to the state’s vast history and tradition. If you’ve visited Sedalia during the fair, but never explored the city, you’re missing a great opportunity. Check out these must see's while you're in town!
Day One
The Daum collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits modern and contemporary works of art. It houses nine exhibition galleries on three levels, with a combined area of 9,300 square feet. The Daum sheds light on the stimulating complexity of contemporary art. The museum offers a temporary-exhibition series that changes three times a year. Located on the campus of State Fair Community College.
3201 W. 16th St., Sedalia MO 65301, 660-530-5888
Hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Ivory Grille is located inside Hotel Bothwell. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two, an amusing time with friends or a memorable family gathering, the Ivory Grille has something for you. They offer steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Enjoy the extensive wine list, specialty drinks and a variety of spirits at our lounge. Located inside Hotel Bothwell.
317 S. Ohio Ave., Sedalia MO 65301, 660-829-0060
Hours: Lunch: Tues.-Fri,. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner: Tues.-Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Lounge open: Tues.-Sat., 3 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Day Two
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. Want to get out on the trail while you're in town? The Katy Depot is a full-service Katy Trail trailhead. Champion Bicycles sales, service and rentals is connected to the depot and ready to help start your biking adventure.
600 E. Third St., Sedalia MO 65301, 800-827-5295
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. (April-Dec. only), 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Spending a day on the Katy Trail is so easy in Sedalia due to Champion Bicycles being located in the historic Katy Depot. They offers rentals, new and used sales, full service and repairs, parts and accessories, plus an assortment of refreshments and snacks.
600 East 3rd St., Sedalia MO 65301, 660-826-7773
Hours: Thu.-Mon., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Take a tour of a circa 1900 castle on a hill. Bothwell Lodge represents early 20th century extravagant living. It was built by Sedalia lawyer and politician John H. Bothwell. Hiking, mountain biking and picnicking are available on site. Bothwell Lodge is off Route 65, approximately six miles north of Sedalia. For tour information, visit the website. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than 6, free.
19349 Bothwell Park Road, Sedalia MO 65301, 660-827-0510
Hours: Grounds: 8 a.m.-sunset.