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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

Mark Twain Lake Trails

Hikers and backpackers are encouraged to use the many miles of trails throughout the lake area. Wildlife blinds, food plots and small ponds enhance a hiker's chance of spotting a deer, bluebird or other wild inhabitants of Missouri.

, MO Hiking

Northward Museum / Polk County Historical Society

The North Ward Museum is housed in the North Ward Elementary School built in 1903 which was purchased by a local family and donated to the Historical Society of Polk County. Hundreds of objects and documents touching on area history are on display and stored in the Museum'

Bolivar, MO Museums

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

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

Hubble Space Telescope Replica

Replica of the Hubble Telescope, quarter-size. Marshfield is the birthplace of Edwin Hubble, the telescope'

Marshfield, MO Monuments

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


Old Route 66

The 100 block of North Main remains as a section of the historical old Route 66

Webb City, MO Historic Downtowns

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


Leaping Lagomorph Rare Breeds

Leaping Lagomorph Rare Breeds is dedicated to rare and unusual fiber animals. Herds consist of Alpacas from Bolivia, Chile, and Peru, as well as the endangered Jacob Sheep. The goal at the farm is to breed for excellent animal genetics, fine fiber and animals with good disposition. You'

Versailles, MO Farm Life

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