The Mark Twain State Park
offers camping, boat launching, picnic facilities, and playgrounds. For more information contact (573) 565-3440.
is the home to the birthplace of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). There is a historical log cabin on display in the area. For more information contact the Mark Twain Birthplace at (573) 565-3449.
Mark Twain Landing Resort
is located 8 miles north of the Clarence Cannon Dam. This resort is home to a waterpark, miniature golf, paddle boats, go carts, a convenience store, camping, lodging, and much more. Call (877) 700-9422 for more information.
, located on the Southwest region of the lake, is a history buffs delight. It offers historical buildings and many venues for research. Some of the "must see" attractions are: Monroe County Courthouse, Union Covered Bridge, and the Three Section Tombstone, along with many more interesting sites. For more information contact the Paris Chamber of Commerce at (660) 327-4450.
, situated in Southeast section of the lake, is an antique lover's mecca. Main Street is lined with stores restored to their former glory, all filled with "finds" of a lifetime. The Ralls County Historical Society Museum is located on Main Street as well, and would be the first place to start asking all those geneology questions. For more information contact the Perry Chamber of Commerce at (573)565-2245.
, Missouri is north of the lake. It has antique stores, fast food chains, department stores, and welcoming smiles from the residents. For more information contact the Monroe City Chamber of Commerce at (800) 735-4391.
has a historic district well known as the home of Samuel Clemens and the model location for Tom Sawyers adventures. Visitors can shop in the historic town or enjoy several museums, just blocks from the mighty Mississippi River. For complete information on the Hannibal area sights,
contact (573) 221-2477
downtown is home to the specialty shops you enjoy; antiques quilting, and scrapbook businesses are locally owned and take great pride in their products. Contact the City of Mexico at (573) 581-2100.
is the product of an 1866 railroad auction. The Chariton and Randolph Railroad connected with the North Missouri Railroad Company here. With the coming of the Wabash Railroad Shops in 1873, Moberly seemed to spring from the prairie overnight, and was subsequently dubbed "The Magic City." Contact the Moberly Chamber of Commerce at (660) 263-6070.
might bowl, play golf, swim in one of two pools, shop at a large antique mall on US 61 or in shops in town, or enjoy the recreational facilities of the city park. Contact the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce at (573) 769-0777.
primary shopping areas are on Main Street and along Hwy 54. The city has two name-brand furniture stores, gift shops, appliance stores, flower shop, an antique shop, drug store, ceramic shop, hardware stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Contact the Vandalia City Hall at (573) 594-6186.