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HARRY S TRUMAN STATE PARK
HARRY S TRUMAN STATE PARK
28761 State Park Road
Warsaw, Missouri   65355

Phone: 660-438-7711
Toll Free: 800-334-6946
Reservations: 877-422-6766
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Harry S Truman State Park
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Harry S Truman State Park

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Campground Host Site Fall 2007

Harry S Truman State Park

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Harry S Truman State Park

Visit the birthplace home of the only Missourian ever elected President of the United States - Harry S Truman. Born May 8, 1884, in a downstairs bedroom of a small frame house in Lamar, Harry Truman was the son of John Anderson and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman.

The Truman birthplace, which the family occupied until Harry was 11 months old, was built between 1880 and 1882. The Trumans purchased the 20- by 28-foot house as newlyweds in 1882 for $685. Visitors today can view its four downstairs rooms and two upstairs rooms, as well as the smokehouse, well and outhouse located in the back. The modest furnishings inside the house and the surrounding landscaping accurately represent a typical home of its style during the time the Trumans resided in Lamar. It has neither electricity nor indoor plumbing.

The United Auto Workers donated the home to the state in 1959 for preservation as a state historic site. President Truman himself attended the dedication on April 19, 1959. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Like Truman's trademark country mannerisms and down-to-earth sensibility, the small home possesses an essence of Missouri hospitality that seems to welcome every visitor with open arms.
Events
June 27
Great American Campout: Dutch Oven Cooking
To celebrate the annual Great American Campout weekend, the park will host an outdoor cooking demonstration featuring Dutch oven cooking. Learn the proper and safe way to use Dutch ovens. You can prepare tasty camping food, which can be a fun family activity, while camping and produce delicious food for your outing. For more information, call the park office at 660-438-7711.

Event time: 6 p.m.

This event is being held in conjunction with the national Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Call for more information and to see a list of events being held in Missouri State Parks.

July 3
Movie Night at the Park: National Treasure
Come to the park amphitheater for a free showing of "National Treasure" (Walt Disney Pictures). In this film, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and staring Nicholas Cage, a man sets out to steal a lost fortune in order to save it. Free popcorn, tea and lemonade will be provided. "Bugs Bunny" cartoons will be shown prior to the feature.

Show time: 8:30 p.m.

July 4 - July 5
4th Annual Kid's Boat Races
Come to the park on July 4th weekend for this fun family event! Park staff builds rubber band-powered wooden boats out of recycled wood all winter long to be ready for this exciting event. Kids who participate will be given a boat to paint and decorate on Saturday night. The next morning, we will race all the boats at the campground swimming beach. This is a great family activity that gets kids excited about being outside. It also gives them a chance to have fun and build a memory, which they will cherish for the rest of their lives. For more information, call the park office at 660-438-7711.

Event time: 6 p.m.

August 8
Movie Night at the Park: The Long, Long Trailer
As part of the park's community outreach programing, a very special "Movie Night at the Park" will be held. We will be remembering the good old days, specifically 1952. There will be free popcorn and lemonade for everyone. Two of the most popular actors of 1952 will be showcased - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. At the height of their TV fame, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were contracted by MGM Warner Brothers to make two theatrical films. The first of these, "The Long, Long Trailer," stars them as an upwardly mobile couple who decide to buy a trailer so they can live together while his job takes him around the country. Thanks to their naivete in such matters, they end up with a huge, bulky RV that costs five times what they planned. Their "seeing America" trip turns out to be a slapstick disaster, topped by Lucy's foolish decision to hide a heavy rock collection in the trailer. As Desi tries to maneuver a treacherous mountain road, the weighted-down home-on-wheels nearly loses its balance and almost tumbles off a cliff. So bring out the whole family and enjoy a fun-filled evening at the park. Newsreels from 1952 and "Bugs Bunny" cartoons will be shown before the feature.

Show time: 8:30 p.m.

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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 5 love the park, but very disappointed by Sandman 47 Nixa, Mo
just returned home from hstp, visit was good until the last day at checkout and found all dump station valves locked. nobody around, called sheriffs office, a nice lady found someone that said they could not be opened up. this upset me greatly. why were we not told this, or the area closed off with barricades? charging full price for limited services is not right in my mind, what do you think? we drove 20 miles out of our way and paid to empty our tanks. doubt we will return anytime soon!
October 16 We loved our visit there by C.A. and Kathi
We were very fond of the 3 camphost couples. But unfortunately, we did not get their last names and phone numbers or email addresses or if we did we can not locate them and we would love to contact them. The campsites and amenities were great and all 3 of the couples who volunteered there were friendly and even fed us a catfish lunch.


Area Campgrounds
DeerRest Camppark
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660-438-6005
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14655 HIighway TT
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660-547-0077
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