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Missouri Mines State Historic Site 'Missouri Mines State Historic Site' © Jerald Schutjer
Premier mine in the lead belt for over 100 years. The mill was retired in 1972 as much of the ore had been mined.
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Missouri Mines State Historic Site
'Missouri Mines State Historic Site'
© Sweet light studios

Premier mine in the lead belt for over 100 years. The mill was retired in 1972 as much of the ore had been mined.

Alley Spring State Park
'Alley Spring Mill'
© Greg Matchick

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Old red mill at Alley Spring State Park which once harnassed the power of the spring.

Big Spring
'Spring Mist'
© Firefly Creek

The humidity and warmth create a misty fog eminating off the Spring that travels the distance of the tributary to the Current River during the Summer months.

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
'Bluff Trail Ferns'
© 2010 Inga Eubanks

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The trail along the bluff behind the Visitor Center provides some of the most beautiful views at Mingo.

Alley Spring State Park
'Alley Spring and Mill in the Fall'
© John Braddy

Photo was taken on Nov 7th, 2017, just past peak Fall color season

Montauk State Park
© J Dorsey

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This is a section of the stream that flows behind the old mill.

Washington State Park
'Boat Launch Area'
© Sweet light studios

Big River boat launch.

Graham Cave State Park
'Cave'
© Darren Good

This is Graham Cave

Big Spring
'Big Springs with Caves'
© Copyright 2016 - Ken Robinson

Taken July 17th, 2007

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
© Lanna Golliglee

Castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Missouri's Central Region Parks


23
State Wildlife Areas
7
State Parks
9
State Forests
10
State Wildlife Management Areas

Parks in this region are near these Missouri Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
COLUMBIA
JEFFERSON CITY
SEDALIA
LEBANON
WARRENSBURG
FULTON
FORT LEONARD WOOD

Bennett Spring State Park
In the mid-19th century, settlers found Bennett Spring to be an ideal spot for grist and flour mills. Today, most people come to Bennett Spring State Park to struggle with the rainbow trout, or just to marvel at the 100,000,000 gallons of clear, cool water that gush from the spring each day. The ........more >
Brownington State Wildlife Area
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Finger Lakes State Park
While enjoying a day at Finger Lakes State Park, visitors may hear more than just the sounds of nature. The steady humming and ever-changing pitch of off-road motor vehicles may linger in the background, as off-road riding is the most popular activity at the park. Once the site of a coal strip-mining ........more >
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
From dark caves to back-country hiking trails to castle ruins perched on a cliff, Ha Ha Tonka State Park is the ideal place for the adventurous. Ha Ha Tonka is a geological wonderland sinkholes, caves, a huge natural bridge, soaring bluffs, and Missouri's twelfth largest spring. Fifteen miles of ........more >
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 ........more >
Knob Noster State Park
Just south of Highway 50, about midway between Sedalia and Warrensburg, lies an often overlooked gem of the Missouri state park system. Knob Noster State Park is an ideal spot for relaxing and forgetting the cares of the world - even if just for a few hours. The park is an interesting mixture of prairie, ........more >
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Enjoy the solitude of an undeveloped cove, hidden along the shorelines of one of Missouri's largest lakes, Lake of the Ozarks. The 17,441-acre Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers this opportunity, along with a variety of recreational activities on the lake or on shore. On shore, hikers, backpackers, ........more >
Lead Mine State Forest
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Montrose State Wildlife Area
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Rinquelin Trail Community Lake State Wildlife Area
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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Get away from the bustle of everyday life by seeing some of Missouris finest karst features such as the rock bridge or by exploring the forests, streams and restored grasslands of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. While walking the half-mile Devils Icebox Boardwalk, visitors will pass both under ........more >
Saline Valley State Wildlife Area
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Whetstone Creek State Wildlife Area
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