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Neosho, Missouri

Neosho, Missouri

Early spring brings visitors to Neosho for the annual dogwood tour as six species of dogwood occur naturally in Missouri and are abundantly displayed throughout Neosho. Then again, fall is another pretty time of the year in Neosho. The wide varieties of hardwood trees turn stunning colors that leave the resident and visitor alike in awe of Mother Nature's splendor.

Neosho, a county seat town of 10,500 is located in Newton County on the western edge of the Missouri Ozarks. The name, Ne-o-zho or Ne-u-zhu, is of Indian derivation meaning "clear or abundant water." The nine springs within the city limits played an important part in the early development of Neosho. Spring Park is one of Neosho's main attractions with springs streaming by six rose gardens and a trout pond where all can enjoy feeding the fish.

Neosho, nationally known as the Flower Box City, received a grant in 1955 to launch an experiment in city beautification, and has since concentrated on easy care planters in every conceivable location. Flower boxes in front of business establishments, churches, schools and residential homes have spread Neosho's fame. The project is so much an accepted part of the city's thinking that many new residences and businesses have flower boxes incorporated as part of their landscaping plans. We are now proud to be home of the world's largest flower box.

In addition to beauty, four prominent American figures are tied to Newton County, three of them born here and the other one settled on a farm here and completed his most important work. Thomas Hart Benton, George Washington Carver, James Scott, and Herman Jaeger have been nationally recognized for their contributions to the arts and sciences of a growing nation. Along with details about the works of these men, historical materials about the area are displayed at the Newton County Historical Museum and the Longwell Museum at Crowder College. On McKinney Street is the U.S. Fish Hatchery, the oldest one in the United States.

Specialty shops, food, lodging, and of course, Missouri's largest Garage Sale brings thousands of people to Neosho on the first Saturday in April. Come and enjoy our year-round beauty, activities, and hospitality!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Neosho Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame is a project to honor citizens of Newton County who have made significant contributions to society and achieved widespread recognition for their work. Of the four men, three (Thomas Hart Benton, George Washington Carver, and James Scott)

Neosho, MO Monuments

Historic Downtown

A large portion of downtown Neosho is listed as an historic district in the National Register of Historic Places, including the Second Baptist Church, built in the Victorian Gothic style of 1896. Neosho's history is well-documented

Neosho, MO Historic Downtowns

Big Spring Park

One of the most photographic scenes in Neosho and a popular wedding site is Big Spring Park. The park features beautiful gardens, picnic tables, a floral clock, and a children'

Neosho, MO Recreation

Neosho National Fish Hatchery

Established in 1888, the Neosho National Fish Hatchery is the oldest of 65 hatcheries operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is one of the few fish hatcheries located inside the "city limits." The hatchery was located on a 12.36 acre tract of land purchased from Limuel Hearrell for $2

Neosho, MO Natural Attractions


Things to do near Neosho, MO

Siler's Shady Acres Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Ava Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...