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

Hotel Bothwell, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Hotel Bothwell has been a destination of choice for travelers to Sedalia for nearly 80 years. Since 1927, Hotel Bothwell has served as the center of social and business activity in Sedalia. By combining original American revival architectural ambiance with luxurious, memorable experiences, guests are invited to relive the glitz and glam of the 1920s by savoring a taste of Sedalia’s best.

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

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.

Ivory Grille Restaurant and Lounge

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.

Day Two

Katy Depot and Railroad Heritage Museum

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.

Champion Bicycles - Sedalia

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.

Kehde's Barbeque

Great barbecue with a great atmosphere. Kehde's is decorated with a railroad theme; you can even eat in a railroad dining car that is attached to the restaurant. Kids and adults love it.

Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

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.

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