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Historic Sites

Fort Davidson
Scene of Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864, between Union troops of Brig. Gen. Thomas Ewing Jr. and Confederate troops of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price. Price's troops attacked the fort and more than 1,000 men were killed or wounded in fierce fighting, ending in defeat for Confederates. For information call: (573)526-5900

Nathan Boone Homestead
Log house was home of Col. Nathan Boone, an early developer and son of Daniel Boone. Research is being conducted at the site, which currently has no facilities. For information call: (573)526-5900

Bollinger Mill
The 140-foot, self-supporting, Howe-truss bridge, one of four covered bridge, one of four covered bridges left in the state, is located next to grist mill. Corn meal is ground as part of mill tour. For information call: (573)526-5900

Arrow Rock
Santa Fe Trail crossed Missouri River here. Historic village's sites include house of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham, 1834 Arrow Rock Tavern, Old Courthouse, Dr. Matthew Walton Hall House. For information call: (573)526-5900

Battle of Lexington Historic Site
Here in 1861, Missouri State Guard troops of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price defeated Union troops of Col. James A. Mulligan in one of state's major Civil War battles. For information call: (573)526-5900
Tourist Attractions

Estimated 7 million visitors to community (attractions include several dozen music/entertainment theaters, several theme parks led by Silver Dollar City, plus two major lakes.) For information call: (573)526-5900

Springfield Bass pro Shops Outdoor World
World's largest sporting goods store; massive freshwater and saltwater aquariums; 4-story waterfall, indoor log cabin with water wheel, shooting range, art gallery, Hemingways full service seafood restaurant, barber shop, indoor Ozarks stream and a full line of sporting goods. For information call: (573)526-5900

St. Louis Union Station
A National Historic Landmark; and the world's largest and busiest train station which first opened in 1894. Union Station was restored and redeveloped in 1985 as a festive marketplace with 100 specialty shops, restaurants and the Hyatt Regency Hotel. For information call: (573)526-5900

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse)
America's tallest man-made national monument; also features Museum of Westward Expansion. A monumental project was launched recently to add to the tram experience, calling the project Time Trams To The Top-each leg of the Arch has an exhibit that will educate and entertain visitors as they are waiting in the queue area to ride the trams. At the south leg of the Arch, the When Riverboats Ruled exhibit invites visitors to have a conservation with Mark Twain as they wait. Also, At the Fitting The Final Piece exhibit, visitors will be transported to the memorial morning of Oct. 28, 1965, as the last section of the Arch was lifted into place. For information call: (573)526-5900

Science City at Union Station being restored in Kansas City
The community's historic Union Station-the nation's second-largest train station - is being restored. The station will primarily serve as the home of the Kansas City Museum's Science City. Will include several restaurants, shops office space and evening entertainment district. For information call: (573)526-5900