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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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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


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



Old Lorimier Cemetery

Public burial ground given to the city by Louis Lorimier. George Lewis, a cousin of George Washington, is buried here. Established in 1808

Cape Girardeau, MO Cemeteries



Farmington Water Park

Largest water park in the area. Two giant slides, 500

Farmington, MO Water Parks

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge is 21,676

Puxico, MO Wildlife Refuges

Rush Linbaugh Hometown Tour

Self-driving tour will take you past sites that influenced Rush'

Cape Girardeau, MO Tours

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