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River Heritage, Missouri

River Heritage Region Bonne Terre Ste. Genevieve Park Hills Weingarten Farmington Perryville Wittenberg Frohna Altenberg Fredericktown Marquand Bufordville Jackson Glenallen Marble Hill Cape Girardeau Scott City Commerce New Hamburg Advance Oran Benton Puxico Bertand Charleston Bloomfield Sikeston Miner Dexter Matthews East Prairie Campbell Malden Marston New Madrid Portageville Kennett Hayti Senath Caruthersville

Like a winding stream, the River Heritage Region reveals beauty, wonder and inspiration at every turn. Delicately preserved river towns and quaint country villages charm guests with turn-of-the-century architecture, antique shops and historic sites. Majestic, wooded bluffs tower above the Mississippi River in this picturesque section of the state. Gently rolling countryside dips into valleys, while sparkling creeks meander through fertile farmland.

A trip through Missouri's "Bootheel," dotted with farms, villages and historical landmarks, radiates both Southern ambiance and a contemporary spirit. Discover quaint downtown shops, locally inspired cafes and tranquil river walks at almost every turn. In the end, you may claim Missouri's River Heritage Region as one of your favorite vacation destinations.

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Higgerson School Historic Site

Restored to the one-room school that operated at Higgerson Landing on the Mississippi River in 1948

New Madrid, MO Historic Schoolhouses

Madison County Courthouse

The Madison County Courthouse in the small county seat of Fredericktown, Missouri (population 3,950) was built in 1899

Fredericktown, MO Historic Courthouses

Bollinger County Museum of Natural History

"Home of the Missouri Dinosaur" the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History shows the official Missouri dinosaur story and life size model of Missouri dinosaur, Hypsibema missouriense.

Marble Hill, MO Museums


Warren E. Hearnes Museum

Stop by for a tour and view items from Governor Warren E. Hearnes' 22

Charleston, MO Museums

Hunter-Dawson Park

Nice shady park with a paved and lighted walking trail, new four baseball field complex, soccer, volleyball, playground equipment, gazebo and covered picnic/

New Madrid, MO Recreation

Bootheel Youth Museum

Hands-on discovery museum with 50 exhibits focusing on science, math, human relations, natural resources and the arts. A 180-seat children'

Malden, MO Learning Centers


MAAPS Military Museum

Military displays, uniforms, memorabilia honoring Malden Army Airfield (1942-1948), Anderson Air Activities and Malden Air Base (1951-1960) and all branches of U.S. Armed Services. Veteran'

Malden, MO Museums

Mississippi County Historical Society

Victorian home built in 1899. Furnished with pieces authentic to the period. Displays include vintage clothing, Civil War memorabilia and artifacts of early area Mississippian Indian culture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Charleston, MO Museums

The Dunklin County Museum

Featuring historic and cultural items of Dunklin County from presettlement to the present. Many special exhibits relate to life in early stages of the county'

Kennett, MO Museums

Red House Interpretive Center

The Interpretative Center is a museum focusing on the 1803

Cape Girardeau, MO Museums

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