As you wander around this beautiful state known as Missouri, you may be trying to find something fun and unique to do today. In fact, there are so many things to see and do around the state you may be unsure what to do first. We decided to create a short and simple guide that will show you some of those hidden treasures that you might otherwise not see or hear about. Regardless of what you choose to see or do, we guarantee you are going to love it!
One of the very first places you are going to want to put on your agenda for the day is a visit to the Boathenge located at 11301 South Smith Hatchery Road Columbia. I am sure you have heard about Stonehenge, this is going to beat it 100 times over! Think of Stonehenge only in smaller terms and with a more nautical feel to it. That is exactly what you are going to get at Boathenge! Now keep in mind this is not like every tourist trap across the nation. In fact, it is considered somewhat of a secret and you may just have a little bit of a hard time finding it. Just head to Copper’s Landing off the Katy Trail and go west.
The next part of your journey is going to take you to the incredible Big Burr Oak on Burr Oak Road. You may find it odd to drive out of your way to see a tree, but this is unlike any tree you may have seen before. If you are here in the spring you will be amazed at the view and the fields of gorgeous violets, it truly is stunning. In addition, researchers believe the tree may not have long to live, so it is best to see it now and not regret it later.
Finally, your journey across the highways of Missouri will lead you to the magnificent Workhouse Castle. You may wonder what royalty would have been housed in Missouri. Oddly enough this gorgeous castle housed prisoners and not princes! The prison fell vacant in the late 1970s and it has remained empty since. While there may be spirits left inside, the outside is a gorgeous setting for picnics and photo opportunities.
As you can see, Missouri holds a lot more to see and do than what you might have expected. Take the time and see what you can explore today!