The Abbey Kitchen at The Arcadia Valley Academy The Abbey Kitchen Is a Restaurant Located In The Old Ursuline Academy, In Arcadia, Missouri. Open Saturday 8am-9pm, Phone Number 573-546-4249 or 314-960-1983
Burfordville Covered Bridge- On of the most photographed treasures in Southeast Missouri is the Burfordville Covered Bridge. Have you ran through the covered bridge and listened to the sound of little feet hitting the boards. Burfordville Covered Bridge is located at Bollinger Mill Historic Site, and both are a must see in Southeast Missouri.
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Bollinger County Artesian Wells- Have you seen the water just shoot from the ground, well maybe not exactly shoot, but it does flow at a steady stream. Visit 2 Artesian Wells in Bollinger County, Mo. Sycamore Valley Artesian Well is located just outside of Marquand, MO on county road 872.
Woodland School Artesian Well is located west on 34 on the left just past Woodland School, look for a gravel pull off.
Pinehill Drive-In Movie Theatre – Take me to the movies, the old fashion way. One of the few left around Pinehill Drive-In Movie Theater is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays throughout the summer, showing recent cinema hits.
Bollinger County Natural History Museum- Visit the Bollinger County Natural History Museum the home of the Missouri Dinosaur, see fossils from thousands of years ago, learn about Bollinger County’s History, and discover a day of adventure indoors.
Castor River Park – Swim, Fish, or just relax at the newly remodeled Castor River Park in Grassy Missouri. The Castor River Park has lovely cabins, an excellent camping facility, and the sweet escape you are looking for.
Tower Rock – If Lewis and Clark used Tower Rock to navigate then there must be something special about Tower Rock Conservation Area. Check out the sandy shore, the natural sand dunes, and tag along your fishing pole for a fun filled afternoon at Tower Rock in Perry County MO.
Markham Springs Williamsville, MO – One of the forgotten places in Wayne County Missouri…Markham Springs sits just outside of Williamsville, MO on Mark Twain National Forest Land. The property is complete with camping (both tent & RV), hiking trails, and also the Fuchs Home is available for rent for a nice family getaway.
Welch Spring & Hospital - Welch Spring is located approximately 2 miles north of Akers on Highway K and is the fifth largest spring in Missouri. Welch Spring & Hospital is one of those picture perfect locations with more than a unique tale. In 1913, and Illinois doctor named C.H. Diehl established Welch Hospital with hopes that the spring water would be beneficial to people with asthma, emphysema, and tuberculosis. The hospital sits just over a cave, which gives it an unusual, but unique feeling. Today only remains of the hospital still stand, and you cannot enter the cave, but this is truly a hidden treasure in the middle of nowhere.
Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry - referred to as 'The French Connection', the Ste. Genevieve - Modoc Ferry is your bridge between the historic and scenic City of Sainte Genevieve in Missouri, and the Village of Modoc and all of beautiful Southern Illinois. The ferry operates year-round, except when river conditions make ferry operation unsafe. Daily operating information is available by calling the Great River Road Interpretive Center 573-883-7097.
Greer Spring - near Birch Tree, is the second largest in the state. Its wilderness setting provides stunning natural beauty. The upper outlet goes past a waterfall and plunge pool and may be explored on foot. Do not miss the old Greer Spring Mill, at the start of the trail leading to the spring.
Current River Cave - known by some as "Cave Spring" or "Onyx Cavern," is an exceptionally well-decorated cave with a wide variety of natural cave formations. It is the longest mapped cave in Carter County, Missouri, with approximately 1/2 mile of mapped passage. Tours of Current River Cavern cost $10 per person and given all day during our hours of operation. Also ask about the Quarry Dig, and Gem Panning…see your luck at finding a fossils and gems.
Sky Line Drive in Van Buren, MO – Truly see the Ozarks like you have never seen them before. Take the scenic route along Sky Line Drive, and it will astound you. A 7-mile drive beginning in Van Buren, crossing the Current River following the Forest Service’s Skyline Drive, and ending at Big Spring. Van Buren is the headquarters for the National Park Service’s Ozark National Scenic River-ways.
Wappapello Lake State Park – Even after last year’s tragic floods and storms, Wappapello Lake is still one of the top family destinations in Southeast Missouri. Rather you are fishing, swimming, or just out for a scenic drive. Check out their various lodging and camping facilities, you may want to spend a night or a week.
The Ozark Trail – From here to Arkansas, okay so we don’t really want you to walk the whole trail, but we do want to ask have you seen the Ozarks up close and personal…here is your chance. Check out The Ozark Trail, pick your section and have a hike.
Cape River Heritage Museum located in the old Police and Fire Station on Independence in downtown Cape Girardeau; do you know Cape Girardeau’s History? Well the Cape River Heritage Museum does, and it is loaded with information, fun artifacts, and please ask to see the 1954 Hook ‘n Ladder Truck this will set every little boy or girls heart on fire.
Buckner Brewing Company - do you love beer, or do you love fried pickles…who cares, this place is fabulous place to sit down and have a laugh in a very historic building on the River Front in Downtown Cape Girardeau.
Galati's Italian Pizza & Pasta – there is only one way to have Italian and that is prepared by the Italians…there is a reason Galati’s has been around for so long and that is because they have been serving it up right. Take you hungry self to Perryville, MO and sit down and enjoy a real Italian meal.
Rafter K Rodeo Puxico, MO – Enjoy a family friendly rodeo in the land of Puxico, MO. Rafter K Rodeo host a serious of rodeo events for both young and old, check their schedule for upcoming events.
Fort Davidson Pilot Knob, MO - Fort Davidson State Historic Site preserves and interprets the running battle through the Arcadia Valley. The site’s open, grassy fields include the fort’s old earthworks, two Confederate burial trenches, and a visitor center with a narrated story of the battle and its context within the Civil War.
Missouri Mines State Historic Site - Lead has been big business in the eastern Ozarks since about 1720. Come explore its history – and see the processing plant of the former St. Joe Lead Company – in the heart of the Old Lead Belt at Missouri Mines State Historic Site. The mine’s former powerhouse has been turned into a museum that interprets the area’s lead mining history, displays actual machinery from the mines and houses one of the Midwest's finest mineral collections.
Barks Plantation RV Park & Campground – Bark’s Plantation is a family owned private campground, at the plantation you can waste your day away swimming, fishing, wondering on their trails, and just enjoying nature. Contact them at 573-238-4108