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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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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

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

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



The Little Ole Opry

Country music and dancing. Live music and comedy. People come from near and far to perform on stage.

Bufordville, MO Arts

Mississippi River Observation Deck

Stroll down the 120 foot observation deck and view the one of a kind 20 mile long "Bessie Bend" of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the mighty Mississippi and see an interpretive exhibit on the Civil War Battle of Island No. 10

New Madrid, MO Natural Attractions


Common Pleas Courthouse

Common Pleas Courthouse grounds have played an important part in the city'

Cape Girardeau, MO Historic Courthouses


New Madrid Historical Museum

The New Madrid Historical Museum occupies the former Kendal Saloon, 1886. Exhibits reflect the culture of this ever changing river town from the Mississippian Indian period through the great earthquakes of 1811-1812, New Madrid's role in the Civil War and the early 20

New Madrid, MO Museums


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