Deer Creek Campground

County Road 200 Lesterville MO. 63654 (573) 637-2255

The area has several attractions to visit while you are enjoying your stay with us.

MUSIC & DINNER

ARCADIA VALLEY JAMBOREE 135 S. Main St., Arcadia MO 573-546-7627 ARCADIAN CAFE 123 Main St., Arcadia MO 573-546-2432

Weekend music and dinner show featuring country, bluegrass and gospel shows with a whole lot of mountain humor. Season: Weekends March-December Price: $3-$20.

Delicious menu and historic decor make it the area's most unique eatery. Season: Year-round Price: $5-$25.

MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES

IRON COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM W. Wayne St., Arcadia MO 573-546-3513 ALLEY MILL Route 3 box 19, Eminence MO 573-323-4236

Museum houses, many unique artifacts, records and photographs of Arcadia Valley history including union battle flags from the Battle of Pilot Knob. Season: May-Oct. Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. Price: Donations.

Historic 1894 roller mill and one-room schoolhouse that were the focus of the Alley Spring community. Season: Daily Memorial Day - Labor Day. Price: Free.

GLORY DAYS EMPORIUM AND MUSEUM 120 S. Main St., Ironton MO 573-546-5454 IRON COUNTY COURTHOUSE 250 S Main St., Ironton MO 573-546-7117

Antiques and collectibles on display. Authentic motion picture memorabilia. In the former commercial hotel. Hours Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Season: Year-round. Price: Free.

Historic courthouse built in 1858. On National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse is associated with the Civil War history and still has a cannonball mark lodged in the front side. Season: Year-round. Price: Free.

ULYSSES S. GRANT MONUMENT 350 S Main St., Ironton MO 573-546-7117 BOLLINGER COUNTY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 207 Mayfield Dr., Marble Hill MO 573-238-1174

Surviving members of Ulysses S. Grant's old 21st Illinois Regiment dedicated this monument to their leader. Season: Year-round. Price: Free.

Home of the "Missouri Dinosaur" Features dinosaur fossil exhibits, regional history showcases, timeline and Native American artifacts. Senic location overlooks rural countryside. Season: Year-round. Price: Donations.

MISSOURI MINES STATE HISTORIC SITE At N. Edge of St. Joe State Park, Park Hills MO 573-2431-6226 FORT DAVIDSON STATE HISTORIC SITE On Highway V, off Highway 21, Pilot Knob MO 573-546-3454

Milling complex, used by St. Joe Minerals Corp. in days when missouri's "Lead Belt" produced nearly 80% of the nation's mined lead, is being restored at site. Season: Year-round. Price: $2.50 Adults $1.50 Ages 6-12, under 6 free.

Scene of Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864. Confederate troops attacked fort and over 1000 men were killed or wounded in fierce fighting, ended in defeat for Confederates. Vistor center and picnicking. Season: Year-round. Price: Free.

MO-ARK REGIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM 303 Moran St., Popular Bluff MO 573-785-4539

Designated a National Historical Site, Old Frisco Depot built in 1928 houses many pictures, trainbell, tools, trains layout, ticket window, lanterns, train shop, H-O items, Morse code tickets and many other items.. Season: Year-round Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. Closed Holidays Price: Free.

PARKS & OUTDOOR AREAS

ROUND SPRING CAVERN Route 1, Box 132, Eminence MO 573-858-3297 TAUM SAUK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Highway CC, Arcadia MO 573-546-2450

Lantern tours of this beautiful cavern at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Tours are limited to 15 people. First come , first served, No reservations. Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day Price: $5 Adults, $2 children 12 and under

Park offers the highest point in Missouri, tallest waterfall, deepest valley, largest collection of volcanic rock glades, and 7448 acres of solitude. Season: Year-round Price: Free

BLUE SPRING 14 Miles E. of Eminence on State Route 106, Eminence MO 573-323-4236 PICKLE SPRINGS NATURAL AREA East of Farmington on Dorlac Rd. off Highway AA, Farmington MO 573-290-5730

Called "Spring of the Summer Sky" by Native Americans. One of Missouri's prettiest and deepest springs. Quarter-mile walk from parking. Season: Year-round Price: Free

A two-mile trail meanders past waterfalls, rock shelters, bluffs and canyons. Enchanting natural area dense with rare plants. Season: Year-round Price: Free

AMIDON MEMORIAL CONSERVATION AREA Off County Rd. 208, E. of Fredericktown, Fredericktown MO 573-290-5730 MILLSTREAM GARDENS CONSEVATION AREA 8 miles W. of Fredericktown Highway 72, Fredericktown MO 573-290-5730

A one-mile trail leads to dramatic pink granite shut-ins on the Castor River. Forest and glades also support a rich mix of wildlife such as bobcat, mink and turkey. Season: Year-round Price: Free

St. Francois River flows through shut-ins to create the only white water in Missouri. Used by kayakers in spring. One mile hiking trail along river provides views of rocky landscape and woodland life. Season: Year-round Price: Free

HUGHES MOUNTAIN NATYRAL AREA On Cedar Creek Rd. off Highway M, S. of Potosi, Potosi MO 636-441-4554

A 1.5 mile trail winds through this unusual igneous rock landscape, which is home to collared lizards, prickly pear cactus and coreopsis. Season: Year-round Price: Free

SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS

FARMINGTON WATER PARK #2 Black Knight Dr., Farmington MO 573-756-0900

Largest water park in the area. Two giant slides, 500 ft. long lazy river, family pool with water play equipment. Season: May-Aug. Price: $4-$6