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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

Performing Arts

The arts flourish in Joplin. Missouri Southern State college is host to many events, from a formal ballet or musical performance in Taylor Auditorium to a lighthearted "Pops" concert on the college'

Joplin, MO Arts

Lay Center Sculpture Park

A sculpture park featuring international and acclaimed American sculptors is located outside Louisiana. The project was started by Henry Lay, alumni of Saint Louis University, who wished to use his estate as a place to promote the arts in Northeast Missouri.

Louisiana, MO Art

George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument is administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The park consists of 210 acres of the original 240-acre Moses Carver homestead. The visitor center includes a museum with exhibits that trace George W. Carver'

Diamond, MO Monuments

Theron Bennett Home

Theron Bennett, nationally known ragtime composer, lived in Pierce City until returning from college 1902 when he left to begin a career where his unseen future would become the past that we can now recall as his successful contribution to the music world.

Pierce City, MO Famous Homes

Big Spring Park

One of the most photographic scenes in Neosho and a popular wedding site is Big Spring Park. The park features beautiful gardens, picnic tables, a floral clock, and a children'

Neosho, MO Recreation


Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

A turn-of-the-century "Castle on the Hill." Bothwell Lodge represents early 20th-century living and arts and crafts architecture. This castlelike building was constructed between 1897 and 1928 for a prominent Sedalia lawyer, John Homer Bothwell.

Sedalia, MO Famous Homes


Bank of Aurora

The Bank of Aurora was organized in 1887. It was robbed in the 1930

Aurora, MO Architecture


Maclay Home

Built in 1858 as a girls seminary, this 3 story brick structure served briefly as headquarters for General John Fremont in 1861

Tipton, MO Historic Homes

Shepherd Sawmill - Jolly Mill Park

The Shepherd family has operated sawmills in this area for many years. The family built this sawmill to honor all members of the family. The sawmill is steam powered by a 1918

Pierce City, MO Historic Mills