Visitors Guide to
Attractions in Missouri's Lincoln Hills
in Lincoln, Pike, Ralls, and Marion Counties
   
  Marion and Ralls Counties, Missouri
Hannibal is the hometown of Mark Twain and offers a wide variety of museums, homes, and tours. Palmyra has been called the Handsomest City in Northern Missouri and features a number of historical sites. Mark Twain Lake in western Ralls County features a wide variety of activities including boating, swimming, camping, hiking, and horseback riding.
  Pike County, Missouri
Pike County is home to one of America's newer Scenic Byways - the
Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road. Visitors to Pike County will find spectacular river views, the river cities of Clarksville and Louisiana, a wide variety of places to interact with nature, and a number of historical sites. The area is considered one of the prime bald eagle watching spots in the Midwest.
  Lincoln County, Missouri
Lincoln County is home to Cuivre River State Park, one of Missouri's largest and rugged state parks. Other attractions include the bottomlands that are billed as the "Duck Hunting Capitol of the Midwest," several conservation areas, and historical sites.
For Travelers Heading Down River
  Meeting the Missouri
The two longest rivers of the United States, the Missouri and the Mississippi, meet at St. Charles County, Missouri. The Historic St. Charles downtown area offers visitors a variety of attractions including the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, The Foundry Art Centre, and Missouri’s First State Capitol. Nearby is Confluence State Park and the Daniel Boone Home.
  Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway
The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is one of America’s newer scenic byways. With over 20,000 acres of forest and wetlands at the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, it is a nature lovers paradise. Visitors will find spectacular colors in the fall and bald eagles in the winter. History abounds in the region ranging from the prehistoric Cahokia Mounds to sites on the National Register of Historic Places.
For Travelers Heading Up River
  The Tri-State Region - Iowa, Illinois, & Missouri
Six counties in three states make up this region that marks the upper reaches of the Middle Mississippi River Valley. Large communities with plenty of attractions in the region include Quincy, Keokuk, and Fort Madison. The historic town of Nauvoo is located in this region. A drive along the Great River Road from Nauvoo to Hamilton runs right along the river and is particularly scenic during the fall. Three locks and dams make this prime Bald Eagle watching country during the winter.
   
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Cuivre River
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Foundry Art Centre
St. Charles, MO
Fort de Chartres
State Historic Site
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