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Current River Heritage Museum
Doniphan (101 Washington Street)
Displays of life in river valley from early 1800s to today, logging, world's largest sawmill, Civil War, circa-1900 kitchen, 1-room school. Genealogy and history library.
Year-round · Free · 573-996-5298

Pioneer Heritage Homestead
Doniphan (101 Washington Street)
Log cabin museum built in 1865. Homestead also houses a log barn and an early blacksmith shop.
Year-round · Free · 573-996-5298

Pioneer Museum
Ellsinore (HCR 3, Box 247 / Hwy. V & Cleveland)
Local history & genealogy collections: tools, clothes, utensils. Periodic demonstrations of spinning, 4-harness looming, basketry and other pioneer skills. Be sure to visit the Gift shop. Special events on Saturdays.
Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Wednesdays & Saturdays - 10 am to 5 pm · Donation · 573-322-0102 or 573-322-8482

Round Spring Cavern
Eminence (Rt. 1, Box 132)
Lantern tours of this beautiful cavern are at 10 am and 2 pm daily. Tours are limited to 15 people. first come, first served. No reservations.
Memorial Day thru Labor Day · Admission fee · 573-858-3297

Texas County Missouri Historical & Military Museum
Houston (300 South Grand Avenue)
Exhibits featuringTexas County historical past and present military artifacts. Texas County Genealogical and Historical Society Library.
Open Thursdays - 10 am to 3 pm · Free · 417-967-2946

Iron County Courthouse
Ironton (250 South Main)
Historic courthouse built in 1858. On the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse is associated with Civil War history and still has a cannonball mark on/in the front side.
573-546-7690

Iron County Historical Museum
Ironton (123 W. Wayne)
Arrowheads, minerals, tools, clothing, pictures.
May to September · Free · 573-546-3513

Calico Cupboard Toy Sewing Machine Museum
Mountain View (116 North Oak Street)
Featuring over 300 toy sewing machines including treadle and crank and a red toy Singer.
Year-round Monday thru Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm · Free · 417-934-6330

Wayside Park Trail
Mountain View (E Hwy 60)
1800s log cabin, Frisco railroad caboose, wood sculptures of pioneers, 3 botanical gardens of native flowers & plants.
Year-round · Free · 417-934-2794

Bloodworth House
Poplar Bluff (626 Cynthia Street)
Renovated in the style of an early 18th-century English country manor.
Year-round · Free · 573-686-3040

Epps-Houts Museum
Poplar Bluff (County Road 451)
Paintings, artifacts and carvings from South Korea, Saudi Arabia and all the southern parts of the continent of Africa.
Year-round · Admission fee · 573-785-2734

Margaret Harwell Art Museum
Poplar Bluff (421 North Main)
A white-framed, Victorian-era house. Displays monthly exhibits from local, regional and national artists.
Year-round · Free · 573-686-8002

MO-ARK Railroad Museum
Poplar Bluff (303 Moran Street)
Photos, maintenance tools, uniforms, train shop, souvenirs, model trains, layout, agent's work area, Morse code, signal lanterns, library and educational films.
Year-round · Donation · 573-686-1598

Poplar Bluff Historical Museum
Poplar Bluff (1010 N. Main)
Exhibits of Butler County Historical Society, area's sports hall of fame, memorabilia from local veterans' groups.
Year-round · Free · 573-785-2220

Oller-Reynolds House
Qulin (10 South Street)
3-room circa-1900 cypress house is example of early settlers' homes in southeast Missouri lowlands.
April to September · Donation · 573-328-4488

Mineral Museum
Rolla (125 McNutt Hall, Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Monday thru Friday - 8 am to 5 pm · Free · 573-341-4616

Old Phelps County Jail
Rolla (Third & Park)
2-story, lime-stone block jail built in 1860; housed Civil War prisoners.
Sundays and by appt, May thru September · Free · 573-364-5977

Phelps County Museum
Rolla (302 Third Street)
Two-story log cabin from 1830s-40s; displays, artifacts of county's pioneers, Civil War, early industry & commerce.
Sundays, and by appt, May to September · Free · 573-346-5977

Bonebreak Center of Nature & History
Salem (601 North Hickory Street)
A private, non-profit site with a spring, creek, walking trails through various natural habitats. An 1880s Victorian home and an 1830s log cabin.
Year-round · Admission fee · 573-729-4300

Dent County Museum
Salem (102 N. Iron Street)
1896 home of former congress-man, W.P. Elmer; houses area artifacts.
Sundays, Memorial Day toThanksgiving · Donation · 573-729-5048

Ozark Heritage Museum
Salem (702 South Main Street)
On scenic and historic State Hwy 19. Ken Feibelman's area historical collection.
Open daily · Free · 573-729-5707

Maramec Spring Park
St. James (E on Hwy 8)
Remains of first iron works west of the Mississippi. Trout fishing, camping, history and agriculture museums, nature center, state's fifth-largest spring.
Year-round · Admission fee · 573-265-7124

Carter County Historical Society Log Cabin
Van Buren (Courthouse Square)
1851 hand-hewed log cabin, reconstructed on square & furnished with 1850s antiques.
Weekends, May to September · Donation · 573-323-4708

Hidden Log Cabin Museum
Van Buren (John & Ash / 305 West John Street)
Covered log cabin from 1872. Once inside one becomes a member of a society that has existed more than 100 years ago. Ozark history lessons are countless.
April thru November · Admission fee · 573-323-4563

Harlin Museum
West Plains (505 Worchester)
Historic artifacts from West Plains and Howell County. Permanent art exhibit.
April to October · Free · 417-256-7801

Antique Fire Truck, Automobile & Soda Museum
Willow Springs (Business Hwy 60/63 East)
Largest antique fire truck and soda bottle collection in Missouri and Arkansas.
April 1 thru August 31 · Admission fee · 573-469-3158


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