Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock

#30 of 117 in Historic Sites in Missouri
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Arrow Rock State Historic Site is an open-air museum encompassing a geographic formation and a portion of the village of Arrow Rock, Missouri. The park is part of the Arrow Rock Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, and commemorates the history of the area as a key stop on the Santa Fe Trail.

A visitor center museum features exhibits about Arrow Rock and the Boone's Lick country. The Bingham Home, built by artist George Caleb Bingham, is a historic house museum furnished as in the 1880s. The 1834 Huston Tavern is a restaurant. A walking tour of the site includes the old courthouse, town doctor's home, stone jail, and other historic buildings. The park's amenities also include camping facilities and hiking trails.
The bridge and shelters were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
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  • Walking in the village was like walking in the history. There was a theater, a court house, a jail, several cabins..., all were originals of old days. The streets were narrow with few old shops...  more »
  • Arrow Rock was first discovered by the French trappers as they headed up the Missouri. This was also a place to load up on fresh water for the wagon trains headed to Santa Fe. A stop here is a step.....  more »
  • Was a very nice campground...big areas between sites. Host couple were awesome and friendly. Would have earned 5 stars if sites were level and less sloped. Only complaint! Arrow Rock town was a trail walk away..Pizza/Ice Cream Parlor for for adults Really cool old town with rich history and small Theatre still showing plays by actors. Very interesting area!
  • Great place to go for historic buildings and stories but not if you're wheelchair or scooter bound. None of the buildings including the newer museum is disabled accessible. Pretty disappointing when I wanted to share the town with my grandchildren but couldn't get in anywhere.

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