SCENIC BYWAY - Hwy 79 - Annada to past Ashburn to Hannibal

SCENIC BYWAY - Walking and Bicycle Trails along Hwy 79 between Clarksville and Louisiana

ANNADA - Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide a feeding and resting area for migratory birds. The 3,750 acres of Refuge offer visitors the opportunity to view and photograph over 200 species of migratory birds, some endangered, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The headquarters building offers a knowledgeable staff, educational exhibits, maps, and restrooms. Phone: 573-847-2333 or e-mail:

ASHBURN - Dupont Reservation Conservation Area offers visitors a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and surrounding area. The hills and valleys that once were home to an exlosives factory owned by the DuPont company, are now open to the public for hiking, camping, and outdoor enjoyment. More information 573-248-2530.

BOWLING GREEN - Amish Community in Pike County is located west and south of Bowling Green. The Amish families who first settled in this area in 1948 are one of the stricter sects. For the Amish, farming is the main source of livelihood. All farmong equipment is horse drawn. Amish men are excellent farmers and craftsmen featuring handcrafted woodworking cabinets and furniture. Amish women make quilts, rugs, baked goods, jams, jellies and candies.

BOWLING GREEN - Bankheads Home Made Candy - specializing in hand-dipped chocolates and tasty treats made with care sine 1919 - originators of the Turtle (pecan, caramel, chocolate delights) located at 810 Business Hwy 61 North. Call (573) 325-2312.

BOWLING GREEN - Cozy C RV Campground is nestled among the hills between Bowling Green and Louisiana, immediately off of US Highway 54. All 45 sites are equipped with 20/30 amp and 20 have 50 amp service. All sites have full hook-ups consisting of electric, rural water, sewer connections, and cable TV at 16733 Highway 54 Phone (573) 324-3055 or

BOWLING GREEN - Champ Clark House Honey Shuck, 573-324-6707, 207 E. Champ Clark Drive. Built in 1888, was the home of one of the country's leading political figures. The historic landmark home of the Honorable Champ Clark has been carefully and lovingly restored. While living in this Bowling Green home from 1880 until his death in 1921, Mr. Clark rose through the political ranks of city attorney, county prosecutor, state legisltor to member of the US House of Representatives, where he served for 39 years. He served as Speaker of the House for 8 years. This National Historic Landmark is open June - August. Admission is free; donations appreciated.

BOWLING GREEN - The Pike County Genealogical Society is dedicated to assisting individuals with an interest in family history. Our passion is preserving history and helping others. Our library offers records of the Federal Census, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Cemetery Inscriptions, Funeral Home records, Tax records, Military Records, and County Histories. Our library is located a 5 East Church, Bowling Green, MO. Staffed by hard working volunteers, the library is open every Thursday from 1pm to 4om OR by appointment; please call Audrey (573) 324-5810

BOWLING GREEN - Old Pike County Jail Museum. Built in 1883, this jail was still housing prisoners until 1994. The jail was dedicated as a museum in 2012, with extras. We have a 1933 ledger of prisoners, a Native American display, Champ Clark bridge display, Civil War display, old kitchen display, 1920s thru 1950s rooms, one room schoolhouse, Champ Clark's office, Victorian era displays, etc. Tours are offered Thursdays 1pm to 4pm or by appointment; please call Audrey 573-324-5810. The museum is located at #5 East Church Street, Bowling Green, Mo. - 1 block off the northeast corner of the square.

BOWLING GREEN - Pike County Courthouse & War Memorial

BOWLING GREEN - Woods Smoked Meats - winner of over 600 state, national, and international awards - premium quality and outstnding taste - 1501 Business Hwy 54 West (800) 458-8426

CLARKSVILLE - Visitors Center (573) 242-3132 The Visitor Center is open all year Friday through Monday from 11am to 4pm. Tuesday through Thursday by appointment. The Center provides visitors with brochures, information, and maps of Clarksville, and towns in the surrounding region. It also serves as a gift shop and has numerous items for sale. The Center offers an exceptional view of Lock and Dam #24 along with a wealth of information about the reiver and river traffic provided by the Army Corps of Engineers. Use this viewing opportunity to get a closer look at hundreds of soaring Bald Eagles or other water fowl hunting for fish over the grand Mississippi River - from the warmth of the Center.

CLARKSVILLE - Antiques: B.T. Dove Antiques (573) 242-3422, Clarksville Antique Center (573) 242-9800

CLARKSVILLE - Apple Shed is the site of many special events in Clarksville. This rehabilitated building is used for, among other things, theatrical and musical performances sponsored by the Raintree Arts Council. (877) 585-7260

CLARKSVILLE - Artisans: Greenewell Fine Furniture, Great River Road Pottery and Wood Shop, The Windsor Chair Shop, Simpatico Artist Co-op


CLARKSVILLE - Campgrounds: Silo Park, Tievoli Hills Resort

CLARKSVILLE - Downtown: The Historic Business District offers a variety of shops: antique, gift, craft, art, furniture, Windsor chairs, jewelry, pottery. Food is available at "Tubby's Grub & Pub". Bel-Rose Park, at the center of downtown is a community beautification project. It is an attractively landscaped spot to relax and catch your breath while people watching.

CLARKSVILLE - Eagles Bluff Golf Course, open to the public, with full club house and retaurant. Phone (573) 242-3309 or

CLARKSVILLE - Eagles: Clarksville is the eagle viewing capitol of the United States. Migrations of eagles, pelicans, cranes, ducks, geese, Great Blue Herons. The Clarksville Riverfront and the Visitor Center are prime spots to watch eagles. Hundreds of Eagles and Pelicans come to Lock & Dam 24 each winter to feed in the river.

CLARKSVILLE - Elgin / Cottrell Victorian Home Tours 573-242-9688, 209 S. First Street, Victorian Homes Magazine said this 1845 house is one of the most historically correct, beautifully decorated Victorian houses in the U.S.

CLARKSVILLE - Farm to Table Organic food at Overlook Farms and Vesterbrook Organic Farm.

CLARKSVILLE - Greenwood Cemetery holds local historical significance. 11 Civil War veterans are buried at the cemetery.

CLARKSVILLE - Library: The historic library, born on the Fourth of July in 1910, is open Thursday evenings. The library houses not only books but also a baby grand piano since the Musical Club was allowed to use the building - if they brought their own piano.

CLARKSVILLE - Lock & Dam #24 (573) 242-3524 completed the channelization of the Mississippi River. The excellent observation platform is the place to be to watch the barge traffic maneuver through the locks. It's hard to resist the excitement of experiencing the river's traffic, especially when the paddlewheelers pass through with their calliope playing.


CLARKSVILLE - Riverfront Park is an attractive setting for watching river traffic, picnicking in one of the pavillions, walking the loop around the park or just enjoying the scenery from strategically placed benches. "Touch the Mississippi" from the Terracing Steps or fish the river from the Terracing Steps with ramps for wheelchairs.

CLARKSVILLE - Tievoli Hills Resort on Hwy N to the North of the City.

CLARKSVILLE - Village of the Blue Rose (573) 242-3539 or 242-3464 is a non-profit Christian community where adults with developmental disablilties live, learn and work in a loving family-type environment. Throught education, our special adults will develop in spirit, mind and body. Although the primary mission of the organization is to provide a nurturing residential environment and challenging employment opportunities, the means to achieve this is being done by developing a center of hospitality and welcome where visitors can relax as they enjoy the panoramic view of the river from above, dine at the restaurant and browse in the quaint shops at the Village.

CURRYVILLE - Gateway to the large Amish community located in the western part of the County.

EOLIA - St. John's Episcopal Church & Cemetery 1800s was reportedly built by slaves.The cemetery holds family members of Merryweather Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame.

FRANKFORD - Ranacker Conservation Area

LOUISIANA - Rt 79 Mural City - The Louisiana Mural Organization was founded in 2000 and boasts of 24 Murals painted by local artists or artists with strong ties to Louisiana. The first mural is a Mississippi River scene with the Delta Queen steaming by. Most of the murals protray historic events and people of the town, but one is a beautiful wintertime scene of the Mississippi River at sunrise and another is a repainted early 20th century ad for J. Cornish & Son Ford Cars and Fordson Tractors.

LOUISIANA - Antiques:

LOUISIANA - PARKS - Henderson-Riverview Park offers a magnificent view of the Mississippi River with picnic facilities, playground, benches, and rest rooms. Sunset Park has a ball field, picnic area, playground, shelter, benches, and rest rooms. Veterans Park offers public tennis courts, a public swimming pool, picnic area, shelters, and layground. Lincoln Park has an indoor basketball court and playground. Wallace Memorial Ballpark offrs a lighted ball field, shelter, tennis court, jogging track, and exercise course. The Louisiana Riverfront Park offers cleared fishing areas, picnic area, BBQ grills, camping, and a boat ramp,

LOUISIANA - Henry Lay Sculpture Center (On UU west of City) set on approximately 20 acres, the Sculpture Park is surrounded by 350-acres of natural meadows, wooded rolling hills, lakes and streams. A well-maintained path takes guests on a 40-minute walk through a Maple Grove, the McElwee Cemetery and most importantly a plethora of sculpture. The Lay Center for Education and the Arts is the culmination of Henry Lay's dream of establishing a place where literature and art are combined with the beauty of nature to stimulate learning and imagination. The Lay Center provides sleeping accommodations for up to 48 guests with showers and restrooms near. Meeting spaces vary in both size and style ranging from a spacious auditorium seating up to 75 people to smaller classrooms and laboratories. The dining hall seats more than 50.

LOUISIANA - Historic Library and Historic Museum

LOUISIANA - Historic Homes Walking Tours include one owned by one of Missouri's former governors, Lloyd C. Stark. The Luce-Dyer House was built in 1856 and is on the National Register of Historic Places - it's third owner, the late John B. Henderson, a Republican Senator from Missouri, wrote the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Marcus Dreyfus House completed in 1869 by a prominent merchant who originated from Switzerland. Creamer House, a Cape Cod home, was constructed in 1929. Built in 1866-1867 by Captain George Barnard of New England, this house has six fireplaces and 12 feet high ceilings in the main part of the house. Hardin House built in 1843-1844 by a physician who aided Colonel Charles Noland of the Confederacy and a member of Morgan's Raiders. This house concealed 11 men until they could regain their strength and return to their commander.

LOUISIANA - Historic Railroad Bridge KCS 1873 crossing the Mississippi River. There is a rail station from 1907 west of the crossing that is under repair.

LOUISIANA - Two Rivers Marina (just across the Mississippi River in Rockport, IL) is a full service marina that offers a campground with full hook-ups and a well stocked ship store. Phone (217) 437-2321 or

LOUISIANA - Mississippi River outlooks including one high above the River and Mississippi Riverfront Park

LOUISIANA - Museums: The Louisiana Area Historical Museum contains artifacts relating to the Louisiana area - circa 1840's.

LOUISIANA - Nurseries: Stark Brothers Nurseries renowned for selling fruit trees to the world for decades, home of the Golden Delicious apple. Hoffman's Nursery

LOUISIANA - Riverview Cemetery sitting high on a bluff overlooking the river.

LOUISIANA - Stark Log Cabin on Georgia Street at NN is locaged across from Stark Nursery. It is an authentic log cabin behind a pond and historic marker.


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