AROUND Rock Port, Missouri
Right along the historic Lewis and Clark Trail, the shady and inviting acres of Rivers Edge Campground lies 5 miles from the banks of the Missouri River in far northwest Missouri– about a stone's throw from the Iowa and Nebraska borders. Many songbirds that nest here year-round provide a happy chorus to all the fun. Will you head out to play golf, browse antique shops and flea markets or tour the Meriwether Lewis Riverboat Museum? An hour south, explore the historic town of St. Joseph, home of the Pony Express. Drive into Nebraska to visit its acclaimed Henry Doorly Zoo or grab the gang for a riverboat cruise or fishing on the Missouri.
HISTORIC BROWNSVILLE, NEBRASKA (3 MILES AWAY)
Whether you're interested in Spring/Fall flea markets, historic sites, theatre, or museums, Brownville has it! The 38th season of the Brownville Village Theatre runs from June 11 to August 15, with 5 productions sure to please. There is also a Concert Hall, The Spirit of Brownville Riverboat, The Captain Meriwether Lewis Museum, shops and much more!
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Home of Arbor Day, Nebraska City has many attractions and events throughout the year. There are Historic sites, including the Mayhew Cabin, one of many hideaways used to free runaway slaves. It includes an indoor display of ten early-day shops, the Mayhew Cabin and "Cave", and gift shop.
STRATEGIC AIR & SPACE MUSEUM(1.5 HOURS DRIVE)
On June 15, 2001 the name of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Museum was changed to the Strategic Air & Space Museum. This change incorporated the Museum's rich past while reaching out to a growing audience through dynamic programming and exciting educational programs that captivate the interests and imaginations of everyone. The Museum will always be rooted in preserving the history of the Strategic Air Command and its role in securing peace. The future of the Museum will offer its ever-increasing number of visitors who seek to learn about math, science, engineering, aviation, and space through traveling and permanent exhibits and educational programs. For more information including admission prices and times, visit their website.
WHISKEY RUN CREEK VINEYARD & WINERY
Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard and Winery, located in Brownville, NE where memories are made! Visitors are marveling at the 100 year old barn spanning Whiskey Run Creek, the historic 1886 caves, the state of the art production building, the waterfall, and the serene and inspiring atomsphere inside and outside our facilities. Take a tour and sip their wines.
A town rich in history - famous for being the place where the Pony Express began and Jesse James met his demise - St. Joseph is an exciting city offering first-rate attractions, luxurious bed and breakfasts and fine dining. Enjoy St. Joseph's rich historical past and exciting present. Find out why St. Jo is the way to go!
When Richard and Laurine Kimmel planted their first apple and cherry trees in the rolling hills of Southeast Nebraska in 1925, they created a destination for some of the best produce in the Missouri River valley as well as fertile ground to grow new ideas. The Kimmel orchard complex offers something for everyone, from cider pressing demonstrations in the Apple Barn to lunch at the Kimmel Kitchen, from a browse in the gift shop to a stroll through their informative orchard trail.
OHAMA'S HENRY DOORLY ZOO (1 HOUR DRIVE)
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has four primary objectives: conservation, research, recreation, and education. In promoting these objectives on a local, regional, national, and global scale, the Zoo provides exciting recreational opportunities that simultaneously enhance our visitors' knowledge of the natural world.
RIVER INN RESORT: SPIRIT OF BROWNVILLE
River Inn Resort is located in Brownville, NE, a nationally registered Historic District, just minutes off I-29. River Inn guests can easily visit book shops, boutiques, art galleries, museums, the winery or summer theatre. Guests will find the quiet, romantic atmosphere a opportunity to unwind and explore by hiking, biking or just sitting on the deck. River Inn Resort's excursion boat, the Spirit of Brownville has welcomed generations of visitors abord for an unforgettable, authentic river country encounter. Dinner cruises, sight-seeing tours, and venue hosting are offered also.
HOMESTEAD HERITAGE CENTER
NEBRASKA'S HERTRAGE HIGHWAY 136
A 15-county area spanning Nebraska’s Heritage Highway 136 has organized a three-day event to promote our towns, our businesses and our people. There will be open stores, garage and yard sales, antiques to be found and much more.
Our Trail of Treasures Shopper Guide contains Vendors and Sponsors for each participating town. Vendor sites are mapped and listed within each town. Each Vendor listing provides a brief description of their “Treasures” and the times they will be open to assist you as you plan your route for each day. Official Vendor sites will be marked with our official Trail of Treasures signs. We look forward to seeing you.
THE ATCHISON COUNTY MEMORIAL BUILDING
Designed to capture the essence of the American pioneering story, the new Homestead Heritage Center grows from the land and is a distinguishable form on the landscape. Simple yet evocative, the roof form suggests imagery associated with the American frontier: a ship on the prairie, a plowshare, the billowing canvas of a covered wagon, a furrow in the earth.
Offering an experience of surprise and discovery, the center embraces the resource it interprets. Intersecting planes of glass admit an abundance of natural light, while offering unobstructed views to the restored tallgrass prairie that surrounds the center.
The Liberty Theatre is located at 417 South Main Street in Rock Port, Missouri in the upper level of Atchison County Memorial Building.
The Atchison County Memorial Building is more than a memorial to the Veterans of Atchison County. It is a tribute to the spirit, initiative and determination of our progressive forefathers to make Atchison County the leader in Missouri.The vision and erection of this Memorial Building was a natural response to the ending of the "War to End All Wars", World War I. The $50,000 that was pledged throughout the county in 1919-1921 demonstrated the sense of unity that our people developed during this period. The Memorial Building was used extensively until the advent of the television. Dance bands, and traveling theatre groups used the 700 seat theatre that is located on the second level. School activities were held in the building, the upstairs was also one of the sights for viewing movies. Many fond memories were made in the grand old building. The Atchison County Memorial Building is one of many significant landmarks that can attract recognition to our county: Atchison County Courthouse, Tarkio College Campus, The Manse in Tarkio, the North Polk School House in Tarkio, Atchison County Library, Fairfax Hospital, Charity Lake, Bald Plated Hills, The Thompson House in Langdon, St. John's Church, St. Oswald's in the Field and the Linden Christian Church