As you follow those first settlers through the Gateway to the West, you too will carve a path. One filled with memories from an adventure second to none. Branch out, like the pioneers did, covering the trails that launched thousands of prairie schooners.
Along the way, experience Missouri's natural beauty and neighborliness, with a lifetime of navigable rivers. Just ask the ghosts of Lewis and Clark, who started - and ended - their 1804 Corps of Discovery in St. Charles. Carve your own path of discovery along Missouri's rivers. Blaze your own trails and write your own journals.
All across the state, you'll find plenty of opportunities to take home Missouri memories. Our shops are like our rivers. No two are the same. Each offers something new. So take off antiquing through Missouri's rich history. Browse through hundreds of shops at two of the world's largest railroad stations turned into shoppers' paradise, they're the state's biggest bookends, both named Union Station - one in Kansas City, one in St. Louis. From either spot, you can do more than read about Missouri's past, you can jump right in.
Longview Lake provides a variety of facilities, including a public swimming beach, picnic shelters, ball fields, boat ramps, a nature trail, a bike trail, a 118 unit campground with eletrical hookups and shower facility. Jackson County has developed a 27, MO Camping
A bronze Civil War soldier stands facing south in the square. Its orientation caused great controversy among the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic when it was first erected.
A marble soldier commemorates the dead of World War I. The statue was carvedMountain Grove, MO Monuments
The Railroad Historical Museum features a Frisco 4524 Steam locomotive and tender, Burlington Baggage Car, Chicago Northwestern Commuter Car and Burlington Northern Caboose with hundreds of artifacts from the St.Louis San Francisco RR and other railroads.Springfield, MO Museums
The beautiful, stately, historic church, known familiarly as Brick Church because of its 17-inch thick brick walls, stands solidly in a picturesque setting of prairie land.
The church, organized in 1854 was built in 1872 to last as a house of praise to the Lord. Today'Mt. Vernon, MO Historic Churches
The Chapman School was built in 1884 and originally located on the Chapman property about 2 miles from the Park. First called the "Hazel Hill," the school was later renamed "Hazel Dell," and eventually "Chapman." When it was closed in 1951Pierce City, MO Historic Schoolhouses
With over 18,000 acres of water, Mark Twain Lake offers anglers thriving populations of catfish, bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill and sunfish. Timber has been left in the upper ends of the lake and in selected coves to improve fish habitat. According to 2004 reports: Bass. Based on 2003, MO Fishing