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. http://www.pikecountytourism.com/byways.htm
2) Antique Shopping in Clarksville & Bowling Green MO
Clarksville is known for its great antique shopping! (Along with other shops)
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.
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)
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10-4:30 (other days open by chance)
3) Scenic Mississippi River & Lock & Dam #24 in Clarksville MO
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 during warmer months. Including barges going through the locks at the dam. Often eagles can be seen perched in trees along the river near the dam or catching fish below the dam. http://www.clarksvillemo.us/lockdam24.html
4) The River Heritage Center in Clarksville MO
Come watch the river boat traffic and in the winter the largest area for Bald Eagles migrating. Or you can tour the museum which is full of artifacts from all the different cultures that used to reside on the banks of the Mississippi. http://www.clarksvillemo.us/riverheritagemuseum.html 573-242-3132
5) Champ Clark House-Bowling Green MO
The Champ Clark House was 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 www.champclark.org for more information
6) Amish Community–Bowling Green Mo
Just outside of Bowling Green 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. http://www.visitbowlinggreenmo.com/amish.html
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
40 minute walk past 20 sculptors 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. State Route UU 573-754-4726 http://www.greatriverroad.com/hannibal/laypark.htm
9) Riverview Cemetery-Louisiana MO
This cemetery is located up high on the Mississippi 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 Nursery 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. 11523 Highway NN Louisiana, MO
Please contact each location directly to check on hours they are open and directions.