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Chariton Valley Kansas City Osage Lakes Ozark Mountain Pony Express Kansas City Osage Lakes Ozark Mountain Pony Express Lake of the Ozarks Lake of the Ozarks Ozark Heritage Ozark Heritage MArk Twain Region Mark Twain Region St. Louis Region St. Louis Region River Heritage Region River Heritage Region The rivers arrived first, carving their priceless art into the Missouri landscape. They were our first trails, cutting a path for hundreds of explorers and thousands of settlers. The early pioneers branched out, forming their own trails, establishing towns along the way.

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

Lewis Library

Established in 1866, Lewis Library is the second oldest library in the State of Missouri and the oldest library building in continuous use west of the Mississippi.

Glasgow, MO Historic Buildings

Murals

There are several murals painted in the city including the bicentennial mural in the City Hall.

- Larry Banks, 1989; CC Anderson, '80 and '87

Seneca, MO Arts

National Military Heritage Museum

Housed in the Harvey Ellis designed brick building that formerly served as the city'

St. Joseph, MO Museums

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

Spiva maintains a Regional Focus Gallery for the work of local and regional artists. Featured here are pottery by Jack and LeeAnn Sours of Golden City, Missouri.

Joplin, MO Arts


Clarksville Museum

The Clarksville Museum, operated by a volunteer board, covers the history of the town from its founding in 1817

Clarksville, MO Museums


Lincoln School

An old one room brick school house located in Martin Park, one of three remaining segregated schools that finally closed in the 1950s.

Canton, MO Historic Buildings

First Baptist Church (no longer standing)

THIS BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED AFTER EXTENSIVE DAMAGE FROM THE MAY 4, 2003, TORNADO. THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH'S NEW BUILDING IS LOCATED ON HWY 97 JUST NORTH OF LAWRENCE COUNTY ROAD 2220 (POWERLINE ROAD).

The Friendship Baptist Church was organized in 1840

Pierce City, MO Historic Churches

Canton Ferry

The Canton Ferry is the longest continually operating ferry service on the Mississippi River. The first known ferry service began operation a few miles north of Canton around 1844

Canton, MO Tours

Mansfield Bank

The main portion of the Mansfield Bank building was built in 1917

Mansfield, MO Architecture