The Western Region is vibrant with both historical and cultural aspects that make it a region to revel in. The western area of Missouri stands out for those who inhabit it and leaves a mark on those who visit. When taking a trip through the Western Region, you will find a home away from home; a place where the simple pleasures of life are easy to appreciate and the wide range of activities are accessible to all.
One of the trails that are well known within this region is the Katy Trail, a popular starting point for many Sunday saunterers. Here you will find historic homes, nationally renowned antique shops, craft shops and cafes. One of the bed and breakfasts is a restored, 80-year-old schoolhouse, which has been referred to as the "Top 10 Most Romantic B&B'S in the U.S."
The Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is a popular stop for cyclists. Located right on the trail includes a hot tub and a fully loaded breakfast which makes for the ideal destination. Stay in the 1880's historic home or stretch out in the spacious, Adirondack-style carriage house.
Most eateries and shops are generally open on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Try to plan your trip so that you can dine in Rocheport. The restaurants are outstanding.
Take a rest in Rocheport and paddle the Mighty Mo river with a river historian as your guide along its incredible scenic views. (Call 573-698-3903 for more information or visit www.mighty-mo.com)
Aside from the flowing rivers and streams, one of the world's largest man-made lakes can be fond within the expansive setting of the Central Region as well as Missouri's Capitol and the largest University in the state.
When enjoying this part of Missouri, you can escape the realities of life and find the perfect getaway amongst the land. Whether that's actively enduring the outside, visiting historical sites, or roaming around the vivacious small cities, you will indeed find a reteart in your visit.