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  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
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    Two years agao, we hosted our first ever Girls’ Getaway Weekend – complete with a wine tasting, gourmet meals, outdoor recreation, and indoor relaxation! The event was a smash hit with ladies from all over the Midwest joining in the fun! Whether you are l
  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
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    Let’s face it. Life just gets crazy sometimes and we all need to unwind. Between work schedules, kids’ activities, and social commitments, our daily lives can be extremely hectic. And whether you are a young couple with children, empty nesters or retir
  • Gift Certifcates. A Great Gift Idea!
    Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!
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    Need a good idea? A gift certificate for a stay at Heartland Lodge is a perfect gift for that special someone! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used. We have many different options available. You can purchas
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  • Can-Am’s Defender Invades Heartland Lodge!!
    Can-Am’s Defender Invades Heartland Lodge!!
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    If you are an ATV enthusiast, then you are familiar with the name Can-Am. To be honest, until the first part of October, I knew the name but had no idea of the impact they have on the personal recreation industry…and had no idea that the company had invad
  • July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
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    I realized something today – it’s going to be a busy summer! My calendar is filling up rather quickly with things I WANT to do…and things I NEED to do. Luckily for me, sometimes both things are the same. We just announced the local fair schedule fo
  • Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
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    ATV riding has always been a popular activity at Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL. If you have been a guest of the lodge and have enjoyed the ATV trails at Heartland, then you will be super-excited to know that we will be opening a NEW Off Highway Vehicle (OHV
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  • We absolutely loved the lodge, our suite, the property, and the views!  The staff was so sweet and pleasant.  We loved the horses and local fishing.  Overall it was a terrific experience.  We look forward to coming again, perhaps even having a family event there.  Well worth my 5 hour commute from Chicago! Thank you!
    - Jennifer Schroeder, Chicago, IL
  • Everything was wonderful.  The property was beautiful and well maintained--so peaceful!  The lodge itself was so comfortable and cozy.  The food was phenomenal!  Each meal was more delicious than the last and there was always plenty.  I enjoyed the family style dining.  The biscuits and gravy were delicious and I consider myself a biscuit and gravy snob because my grandma used to make them for me all the time. The staff was so friendly and accommodating at everything!
    - Sean and Corey Johnson
  • The Heartland Lodge experience was exactly what we needed for a couple days of getting away and relaxing! The staff was friendly, informative, and accommodating from planning our trip on the phone to the guides during our activities.  We loved seeing the deer on the grounds during the bonfire! We met some other great guests from Chicago as well! We will be visiting again!
    - Kerry and Carol Loughary. Rushville, IL
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Pike County MO Top Ten Vacation Ideas

Pike County, MO Top Ten Vacation Ideas

(Clarksville, Louisiana, and Bowling Green)



1)    Scenic Sites and Byways

Enjoy one of the many scenic routes that are in Pike County! Take a drive and just enjoy the natural beauty this area has to offer.


2)    Antique Shopping in Clarksville & Bowling Green, MO 

Clarksville is known for its great antique shopping (along with other shops)!

B. T. Dove Antiques                        573-242-3422
antiques & gifts

Clarksville Antique Mall                 573-242-9800
antiques - 40,000 square feet of antiques!

Great Stuff                                     573-242-968
antiques and vintage home decor       

Bowling Green, MO antique shops:

Adams Antiques and More

Quality antique furniture, nice used furniture, china, glassware, candles, jewelry, coins. Nuwati Herbals: teas, balms, bath salts and massage oil. Seasonal - Amish candy.
Address:  1131 Bus. Hwy 61 S.
Phone: 573-324-0033
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9-5; Saturday 10-5; Closed Sunday and Monday

The Garden Gate Antiques

Specializing in glassware, china, pottery, furniture, linens, primitives and vintage prints.
Location: 21 N. Main Cross (on the town square)
Phone: 573-324-2633
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10-4:30 (other days open by chance)


3)    Scenic Mississippi River & Lock & Dam #24 in Clarksville, MO

Lock & Dam #24 is located on a very scenic view of the Mississippi River. The dam is a favorite fishing spot for bald eagles during colder winter months and an excellent place to view barges and river traffic, including barges going through the locks at the dam, during warmer months. Often times, during peak eagle watching season, eagles can be seen perched in trees along the river near the dam or catching fish below the dam.


4)    The River Heritage Center in Clarksville, MO

Come watch the river boat traffic or tour the museum which is full of artifacts from all the different cultures that used to reside on the banks of the Mississippi. In the winter months, the is one of the largest areas for the migrating Bald Eagles. 573-242-3132


5)    Champ Clark House - Bowling Green, MO

The Champ Clark House was the residence of The Hon. Champ Clark, Congressman from Missouri’s Ninth District who presided as Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919. Now a National Historic Landmark and regional museum, the Clarks’ home is open to the public with collections that interpret not only the personal lives and political legacies of the Clark family, but the remarkable records and rich heritage of public service by elected office-holders from Pike County and Northeast Missouri. Visit for more information.


6)     Amish Community – Bowling Green, MO

Just outside of Bowling Green, MO lies a thriving, self-sufficient Amish Community of talented craftspeople. The families in this community are one of the more conservative sects of the Amish. Their cabinet shop is widely known for its fine handmade cabinets and furniture. Amish women make lovely items for sale such as quilts, rugs, baked goods, jams, jellies, and candies. Other shops include a fabric store, harness shop, buggy shop, rug shop, custom woodworking shop, and saw mill. Serious shoppers are welcome; no photos please. See information about their location and business at


7)     Georgia Street Historic District - Louisiana, MO

Walk the amazing downtown area of Louisiana, MO with over 54 architecturally sophisticated buildings and many art and antique stores located inside.


8)     Henry Lay Sculpture Park - Louisiana, MO

Enjoy a 40-minute walk past 20 sculptures, all made by the amazing Henry Lay. There is also a park for children called the Story Woods. All located on a 300-acre natural refuge, this is a beautiful spot to enjoy some famous art. Located on State Route UU; 573-754-4726;


9)     Riverview Cemetery - Louisiana, MO

This cemetery is located up high on the Mississippi River bluffs with breath-taking views of the river and Lincoln Hills. Located north of US 79.


10)  Stark Log Cabin - Louisiana, MO

This two-room log cabin was built around 1830 by James Stark, founder of Stark Bro’s Nurseries and Orchards. It is said to have been built from the contents of Stark’s saddlebags. Memorabilia is displayed all over the cabin from the botanist and scientist, Luther Burbank. Located at 11523 Highway NN, Louisiana, MO.


Please contact each location directly to check on hours they are open and directions.