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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.

Explore Missouri

Schoolhouse and Caboose

The one-room school house built in the early 1900s and the old Burlington Northern caboose remind the town of it's proud past.

Seneca, MO Historic Schoolhouses

Lake of the Ozarks Birdwatching

"The Missouri Ozarks is one of the most productive breeding areas for migratory birds in the hemisphere. Neotropical migrants such as the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Northern Oriole, Woodthrush, and over 100

, MO Birdwatching

Mt.Vernon Golf Course

Mt. Vernon's golf course features a nine-hole course, clubhouse, and golf cart rental and storage. There are a number of active leagues, including a senior men's league and Ladies' Golf Association.

Mt. Vernon, MO Recreation

Gilbert H. Wild and Son Nursery

Established in 1885, this retail facility provides a lovely experience to tour peony, day-lily, and iris fields when in bloom. A large mail-order business keeps the Gilbert H. Wild name prominent in the nursery field.

The Sarcoxie Nursery was started in 1875

Sarcoxie, MO

Jones Memorial Chapel and Museum

Built in 1961 as a "thank you" to the people of his home county, Lawrence K. Jones provided a beautiful stone building which houses a wedding chapel, a meeting hall, and the Lawrence County Historical Society Museum.

Mt. Vernon, MO Museums

Stockton Lake Scuba Diving

Scuba divers have learned that Stockton Lake holds many great dive sites below her glittering surface. The underwater structures are as beautiful and varied as the surface terrain which surrounds the lake. Visibility will vary with the seasons and is usually in the 8 to 10

, MO Scuba Diving

Calamity Jane

Martha Jane Canary (1848-1903) was born in Princeton, Missouri. This hard drinking woman wore men's clothing, used their bawdy language, chewed tobacco and was handy with a gun. She traveled from Arizona through the Dakota territories during her rough life. At her death, the "

Princeton, MO Famous People

War Memorials

The Doughboy Statute was erected in 1925 in honor of the Polk County servicemen during 1917-1919. Next to the WWI memorial is a black granite memorial to honor servicemen of All Wars erected in 1996

Bolivar, MO Memorials

Neosho National Fish Hatchery

Established in 1888, the Neosho National Fish Hatchery is the oldest of 65 hatcheries operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is one of the few fish hatcheries located inside the "city limits." The hatchery was located on a 12.36 acre tract of land purchased from Limuel Hearrell for $2

Neosho, MO Natural Attractions

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

Golf Courses

Bolivar Country Club is a nine hole golf course, located along Highway 32 West, is open to the public for daily green fees or membership.

Silo Ridge Country Club is a semi-private course with over 6,800

Bolivar, MO Golf Courses

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury

Twice destroyed by fire, the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, is part of the Winston Churchill Memorial. The Church, which dates from the 12th century, was redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677

Fulton, MO Historic Churches