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Local Attractions & Recreational Areas

Fun awaiting right around the corner!

 

Elephant Rocks

The giant elephant-shaped granite boulders are the star at Elephant Rocks State Park. The coarsely crystalline red granite forms are popular with history buffs (who like to read the names of the 19th century miners who used to work in the area and who carved their names into rocks), children (who love to climb and scramble over and through the rocks) and parents (who revel in taking pictures of their children pretending to push the rocks). The park has a trail that winds through the rocks, which is an interpretative Braille trail. Abundant picnic areas and vibrant fall colors add to the park’s appeal.

 

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Johnson Shut-Ins

Play in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. Shoot through Mother Nature’s hydraulics in the shut-ins. Hike a trail that will show you 1.4 billion years of geologic history. Take your horse on a pretty mountain trail. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is a jewel of the system, a place with something for everyone: pretty picnic areas, Ozark landscapes, natural places to swim, great campsites.

 

 

YMCA of the Ozarks

YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood is located in Missouri's Eastern Ozarks and situated on a 360-acre lake surrounded by 5,200 acres of forest-covered hills. Great for a family getaway!

 

 

 

 

 

Council Bluff Recreation Area

With beaches and dunes, bicycline, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, water activities, and picnicking, you are sure to have a good time!

 

 

 

Arcadia Academy

Restaurant, Bakery, Ice Cream Shop, Bed and Breakfast, Tours, Weddings, Events & Entertainment

 

The former Ursuline Academy, now known as Arcadia Academy, is being restored and used as a premier destination vacation spot in one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of Missouri. With its unique history, architecture, amenities & natural beauty, Arcadia Academy is one destination vacation location you’ll visit over and over again. The peaceful beauty is the ideal place to make meaningful memories!

 

 

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Missouri Wineries

Before prohibition, Missouri was the country's second leading wine producer, behind only New York.  Today, a new generation of well-educated winemakers, healthier lifestyles, and the increasing consumer demand for locally brewed spirits has once again catapulted Missouri's wine industry into the international spotlight. Growing 70 percent since 2001, Missouri now ranks 11th in the nation. Missouri wines are once again winning national and international acclaim.

Take a tour of Southeast Missouri Wine Country while you're here.  A "must" for visitors to the Show Me State!

Bonne Terre Mines

This unique adventure, can be your "Dive to the Center of the Earth". Bonne Terre Mine, a national historic site, is the world's largest fresh water dive resort. Water conditions remain constant with over 100 foot visibility, Sights include: mammoth architecture, guaranteed year round diving conditions. Cal falls, oar carts, scaffolding, grating, staircases, pillars, slurry pipes, the famed elevator shaft, and much more. Bonne Terre Mine is without a doubt one of the most unusual, beautiful, and relaxing full service dive resorts anywhere. Your accommodations located In the rolling foot hills of the Ozark mountains are elegant at the nearby 1909 Depot, or if you prefer a more casual atmosphere, the Divers Lodge, located at the Mine.

 

DEPART: Every Weekend Year-Round!


Restaurants
  • Caledonia BBQ | 573-779-1339

  • Russell's Caledonia Diner

  • Thee Abbey Kitchen | 573-546-4249



Shopping
  • Crab Apple Cabin - Antiques and Gifts

  • Caledonia Flea Market (Open Weekends)

  • Carr House Antiques & Icecream Shop

Lodging

 

 

 

Things to Do
  • 2nd Saturday in October is our Pumpkin Fest

  • Saturday before Thanksgiving is our "Open House Chocolate Walk."