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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

Old Catholic Church

The Catholic Church was built in 1905 from bricks said to have come from Verona.

Aurora, MO Historic Churches

The Hansard House

Dr. Hansard sold the west section of his property on Washington Street for the construction of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in 1901. The house was built circa 1872

Pierce City, MO Historic Homes

Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Visitors Center

Truman Reservoir in truly a water sports paradise. This tree studded lake is a haven for some of the best fishing in the country. With 55,000 surface acres, there is plenty of open water for your boating and skiing pleasure and beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy the summer sun! The Visitor'

Warsaw, MO Visitors Centers


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

Carnegie Library

Webb City's library, built in 1914, is one of the few active Carnegie libraries in Missouri. Housed in an elegant stone building highlighting Webb City'

Webb City, MO Carnegie Libraries

Longview & Blue Springs Lakes Fishing

A wide variety of fish and wildlife species may be found at the Little Blue River Project. The Missouri Department of Conversation has stocked the Lakes to supplement the existing fish population. The stocking program includes species such as largemouth bass, blue gill, channel cat, and walleye.

, MO Fishing


Bloodworth House

The original red brick Queen Anne style cottage built around 1910 was the home of the C.T. Bloodworth family for many years. Today, this home has been restored as an English Baroque stately home in the style of the William and Mary Period (1689-1702)

Poplar Bluff, MO Historic Homes

Water Mill Tours

History lives on through the Old Mill Tour, where you can tour some of the nation's finest surviving pioneer water mills. To early settlers, water was the primary source of power in the form of mills to grind grain, saw lumber

Mountain Grove, MO Tours

W.H. Scott Home

The Scott home was built in 1906 for $38,000 taking 20 laborers and two years to build. The light fixtures are attached to gas and electric lines.

Aurora, MO Historic Homes

Old Fashioned Windmill

Located in the middle of Main Street where once a well served the community'

Blackwater, MO Pioneer Life