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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


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

Casino Aztar

Gaming boat and pavilion which includes Corky's BBQ &

Caruthersville, MO Casinos



Bonne Terre Mine

World's largest manmade cavern, parts of it are filled with billions of gallons of crystal-clear water, is a year-round SCUBA diving mecca. Walking and boat tours explore remote portions of the mine and underground lake's 17-mile shoreline. Dived and filmed by Jacques Cousteau, a

Bonne Terre, MO Natural Attractions

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

Malden Historical Museum

American Indian artifacts, Egyptian collection, WWI, WWII, Korean War, fashions from early 1800s to 1900

Malden, 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

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