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What to See and Do in
Silver Rails Country
Located in Northeast Missouri (NEMO)

Things to see and do in Silver Rails Country in Northeast Missorui.
Note: This is a draft page under construction.

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    La Plata:

  • 1. Depot Inn & Suites (Photos) [0 min], 1245 N. Brown St., La Plata, MO 63549, 818-814-3669, 660-332-4669, Historic Railroad Displays Outside & Inside

  • 2. Exhibition of Amtrak History (Photos) [0 min], in 2 railroad cars at 1245 N. Brown St., La Plata 63549, 660-332-4669, Collection of the Amtrak Historical Society, a TrainAndToyDisplays.com professional railroad exhibit, and a display of railroad telegraphy (coming soon!)

  • 3. Silver Rails Gallery & Memorial Library (Photos) [2 min], 109 S. Gex St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-956-4157, Works of Railroad Art & Photograph, a railroad gift shop, plus a collection of railroad books & journals

  • 4. Chris Guenzler Millionth Rail Mile Lookout Point (Photos) [1 min], at the end of the road behind The Red Rooster Restaurant, Cabin & Deck overlooking the BNSF mainline

  • 5. La Plata Santa Fe Depot / Amtrak Station (Photos) [2 min], 535 N. Owensby St., La Plata, MO 63549, Restored Historic Santa Fe Depot Click here for station info and history.

  • 6. TrainWeb.com & TrainParty.com (Photos) [2 min], 100 E. Benton St., La Plata, MO 63549, 800-761-4294, Home office of TrainWeb.com & TrainParty.com - Take a tour of the warehouse of over 750 different railroad themed party supplies

  • 7. Silver Rails Event Center (Photos) [2 min], 204 E. Moore St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-956-4157, A rail themed function hall for meetings, shows, weddings, etc.

  • 8. Autumn Harvest Festival Train Maze (Photos) [10 min], 28496 Nature Lane, La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-7899, Walk the Steam Loco Corn Maze and more at the Jackson Country Connection (September & October)!

  • 9. Chew Choo Cafe [2 min], located in the La Plata Pharmacy at 113 S. Gex Street, La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-4456, Eat in or have food delivered to your room at the Depot Inn & Suites

  • 10. Santa Fe Lake [2 min], Built by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1907 and has been a swimming, fishing, and picnicking destination since the 1920's.

  • Note: Above Items Are All Railroad Related and In La Plata!
    More Railroad Related Items Are Located Further Down The List In the Region:

  • 11. The Red Rooster Restaurant (Photos) [0 min], 1155 N. Brown St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-7337, A great restaurant right next door to the Depot Inn & Suites

  • 12. Grandma's Home Cookin (Photos) [2 min], 129 E. Moore St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-7939, Especially great for breakfast in Downtown La Plata

  • 13. Smitty's Tavern (Photos) [2 min], 209 S. Gex St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-4232, Late night spot for beer, wine & spirits

  • 14. Gilbreath-McLorn Victorian House (Photos) [2 min], 225 N. Owensby St., La Plata, MO 63549, Built in 1896, Added to National Registor of Historic Places in 1978. Tours by Appointment.

  • 15. Doneghy Victorian House (Photos) [2 min], 301 N. Owensby St., La Plata, MO 63549, Built in 1895, Added to National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

  • 16. Lester Dent House [2 min], 225 N. Church St., La Plata, MO 6349, Lester Dent was author of the "Doc Savage" pulp novels of the 1930's and 1940's. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Click here for further information.

  • 17. Green Theatre [2 min], 217 S. Gex St., La Plata, MO 63549, Historic movie house built in 1935, closed in 1985, currently undergoing restoration. Click here for further information.

  • 18. Amish Country Variety Store & Amish Country Baker [7 min], 25531 State Highway 156, La Plata, MO 63549, less than 4 miles out of town. A General Store to the Amish but also open and welcome to the public.

  • 19. La Plata Municipal Golf Course [3 min], 301 S. Hastings, La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-4584, 18 Hole Golf Course.

  • 20. La Plata City Reservoir [2 min], Leopard Ave., La Plata, MO 63549, Fishing, Hunting, Boat Ramp, Camping Available, Contact City Hall 660-332-7166.

  • 21. Casey's General Store (Gas Station & Carry-Out Pizza) [0 min], 1107 N. Brown Street, La Plata, MO, 660-332-4449.

  • 22. La Plata Short Stop (Gas Station & Store) [0 min], 1000 N. Brown St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-7744.

  • 23. Bank of La Plata [0 min], 1200 N. Brown Street, La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-2265.

  • 24. C&M Super Market [2 min], 109 E. Clark St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-332-4422.

  • West:

  • 25. Walt Disney Hometown Museum (Photos) [52 min], 120 E. Santa Fe St., Marceline, MO 64658, 660-376-3343, Walt first came to Marceline by train when he was five years old. The museum is housed in the historic restored Santa Fe Depot. Also see a steam locomotive and caboose in EP Ripley Park, the original street that "Main Street U.S.A." was modeled after in every Disney Magic Kingdom, Walt's Barn, The Dreaming Tree and the original Uptown Theater.

  • South:

  • 44. Moberly Historic Railway Museum & Depot Park [50 min], 101 Sturgeon St., Moberly, MO 65270, 660-263-9396.

  • 45. The Magic City Line, Mini Train Ride at Rothwell Park, (Photos) [50 min], Rothwell Park Rd., Moberly, MO, 660-651-2409.

  • 26. Bevier & Southern Railroad Co. No. 112 Steam Locomotive (Photos) [30 min], Bevier, MO

  • 27. The Pear Tree Restaurant (Photos) [29 min], 222 N. Macon St., Bevier, MO, 660-773-6666, From its famous imported batter dipped lobster tail to its succulent prime rib, the Pear Tree Restaurant offers a tantalizing selection of gourmet food and drink. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 4:30pm - 9:30pm. Closed January and Major Holidays.

  • 28. Maples Repertoire Theater [25 min], 102 N. Rubey St., Macon, MO 63552, 660-382-2924.

  • East:

  • 29. The Heartland (Photos), Newark, MO, 660-284-6212, 29A. Heartland Dairy [53 min], 14014 255th St, La Belle, MO, 660-213-5180, View the entire process of where milk comes from! You will see 360 cows per hour take their turn on the carousel milking machine! 29B. Ford Museum & Solid Rock 50's Cafe [50 min], 6512 Shelby 150, Bethel, MO 63434-2120, 660-284-6371, Visit the 50's cafe where you will see a lineup of antique cars -- from a 1906 Model S to the 2007 Shelby Cobra.

  • 30. Mark Twain Boyhood Hometown & Museum (Photos) [90 min], 120 N. Main, Hannibal, MO 63401, 573-221-9010, A self-guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties gives you the chance to explore the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens' childhood and experience the beloved stories he created as Mark Twain through the power of his imagination. Come discover how a young boy growing up in the small village of Hannibal became one of the world's most beloved authors!

  • 31. Big River Train Town (Photos) [90 min], 320 N. 3rd St., Hannibal, MO, 573-221-1966, Take a journey to a time where the Golden Age of railroading and toy trains was a part of most everyone's life.

  • The Wineries: ( Click Here for more about Silver Rails Wine Country!)

  • 32A. West Winery at Jackson Stables, [20 min], 22694 Rainbow Basin Trail, Kirksville, MO, 660-665-4611, Wine Tasting, or 32B. West Winery [25 min], 107 Vine Street, Macon, MO 63552, 573-268-3424, Winery & Wine Tasting, Featuring Loco Vino railroad themed wine labels!

  • 33. Jacob's Vineyard & Winery (Photos) [13 min], 26078 Eagle Lane, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-627-2424, Wine Tasting. Notice the caboose on the front lawn on your right as you near the wine tasting room.

  • 34. Cooper's Oak Winery and A & K Cooperage [63 min], 96-A West Jones Street, Higbee, MO 65257, 660-456-7507, Winery, Wine Tastin, &Factory Tour of Manufacturing Oak Wine Barrels!, or
    Cooper's Oak Winery-Boonville [110 min], 327 Main Street, Boonville, MO 65233, 660-882-0111, Wine Tasting

  • Kirksville:

  • 35. Kirksville Downtown Cinema 8 [19 min], 115 N. Elson, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-665-5683.

  • Additional Hunting, Fishing, Camping, etc.:
    (Also see under La Plata above).

  • 36. Long Branch Lake & State Park [34 min], 28615 Visitor Center Rd., Macon, MO 63552, 660-773-5229, Offers boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and swimming.

  • 37. Thousand Hills State Park (Photos) [28 min], 20431 State Hwy 157, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-665-6995, boating, camping, canoeing, dining, fishing, marina, picnicking, swimming, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, backpacking trails.

  • 38. Hidden Hollow Conservation Area [32 min], 7 miles west of La Plata on Hwy 156, then 1.5 miles south on Hwy 3, and 3 miles west on Fox Rd., 660-785-2420, Hundting of deer, rabbit, squirrel and turkey. Walk-in, float-in, backpack-in to Primitive Camping.

  • 39. Atlanta Conservation Area [25 min], 5 miles north of Macon on Hwy 63, 2 miles west on Route AX, then 2.5 miles north on Jupiter Ave., Hunting: deer, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, Fishing: bass, catfish, and sunfish, firearms range and fishable ponds, individual campsites, walk-in, float-in, backpack-in camping, boat ramp, bird watching.

  • 40. Thomas Hill Conservation Area [51 min], Main entrance is 5.25 miles west of Macon on Highway 36, then 10 miles south on Route C to College Mound, and 2.4 miles west on Route T, Campground, boat ramps, boat docks, picnic areas, a fishing jetty, and 4,950 acres of fishable water. The area also has a waterfowl refuge north of Route T and upland hunting on several thousand acres. A heated water discharge canal offers unique winter fishing opportunities. Individual campsites, Fishing: Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Other, Hunting: Deer, Dove, Quail, Rabbit, Squirrel, Turkey, Waterfowl, Bird Watching.

  • Colleges & Universities:

  • 41. Truman State University [16 min], 100 E. Normal St., Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4000.

  • 42. A T Still University [16 min], Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 800 W. Jefferson St., Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-626-2121.
    Not A Tourist Attraction:

  • White River Productions, 24632 Anchor Ave., Bucklin, MO 64631, 877-787-2467, Though not open to the public, White River Productions located in Bucklin in Silver Rails Country is home of one of the largest publishers of railroad related books, DVDs, and magazines including the subscription magazines Passenger Train Journal and Railroads Illustrated and the membership publications for the National Model Railroad Association (Scale Rails), the National Railway Historical Society (The Bulletin), plus the membership publications of more than 16 other Railroad Historical Societies.

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