Find Adventure In Mexico Missouri
Points of Interest
· Audrain County Historical Museum Complex (Mexico)
· Pinnacles Nature Park (Sturgeon)
· Rothwell Park (Moberly)
· Centralia Battlefield (Centralia)
· Rock Bridge Memorial State Park (Columbia)
· Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding
· ATVs & Golf
· Motorcycling (Missouri Life 2017 Motorcycle Guide page 24)
· Walk Back in Time (Mexico, last wknd Sept)
· Heritage Festival (Columbia, September)
· Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival (Columbia, September)
· Boone County Fair (Sturgeon, July)
· Peddler’s Jamboree (Columbia, May)
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Hey ya’ll! Have you even heard of Mexico Missouri? It is a cute little town located almost dead center between Kansas City and St Louis on the northern side of Missouri. Mexico Missouri is a short 2 hour drive from either city and this little town is full of Big Adventures!
Camping is available right in town at Lakeview Campgrounds in Lakeview Park. RV sites at this campground are only $10 for nonresidents and $5 for a tent site. There are about 16 RV sites at this campground and all sites are first come first serve. Pets are allowed on specific sites. Within an hour of Mexico, you can make reservations at Finger Lakes State Park in Columbia, one of the two parks in the Missouri State Park System that has ATV trails. Or check out Thompson Campground in Moberly, MO.
If you are more of the glamping type – there is AP Green House Bed and Breakfast right in town. This B&B features a hot tub and of course a hot breakfast.
Mexico, MO, is full of history and historical sites. In addition to the many museums and historical sites, if you visit the last weekend of September you can see history in action at the Walk Back In Time, living history event. Or visit the 3rd weekend of September for the Heritage Festival in Columbia MO.
Other events in this area are the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, the Boone County Fair in Sturgeon and the Peddler’s Jamboree, a bicycle music festival on the Katy Trail, starting in Columbia with an overnight stay in Boonville’s Kemper Park.
Only 30 minutes from Mexico, Pinnacles Nature Park is home to a unique geologic formation. “About 250 million years ago Boone County was covered by a shallow sea. This sea teemed with life and the fossilized remains of these ancient sea creatures are preserved in the Burlington limestone bedrock that composes the “Pinnacles” rock formations here. Through millennia Rocky Fork and Silver Fork Creeks have down cut through this bedrock creating the fascinating rock formations we see here today. Look for soaring turkey vultures above and cricket frogs along the creek below on summer days.”
In Columbia, check out Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. “The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world.”
Rothwell Park in Moberly and the Centralia Battlefield in Centralia are both worth a visit. Rothwell Park, a recreational destination, features the Thompson Campground, disc golf, fishing and boating and a miniature railroad that transports passengers of all ages on a one mile adventure. Centralia Battefield is the site of civil war battle on September 27, 1864.
Whether you are looking for a quick weekend trip or a longer adventure, this area has so much to do and see. Hiking, Biking, horseback riding and ATV trails, lots of historical sites, and golf and shopping are part of the adventure if you decide to visit Mexico Missouri!
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