|I am not compensated by any of these places...this is my honest, first-hand experience opinion!|
Because of my son...the history buff, we are always looking for places to visit that are historical in nature, and we try to keep it on the cheap, after all we are a one-income family. I wrote about some of the places we have visited in Part I. Here are some more places of interest in our beautiful state!
Stars & Stripes museum: The museum is named after the original military newspaper, The Stars and Stripes, which was also located in Bloomfield, Mo. You will find exhibits here from many different wars. Each exhibit is unique, informative, and interesting. While you're there, check out the gift shop and commemorative wall of honor. The museum is located at 17377 Stars and Stripes Way just off Hwy 25 South of Bloomfield.
Mud Island-Memphis: If you live in Southeast Missouri, you understand how much the Mississippi River has impacted our area from the beginning of time. Most of the larger cities were built close to the river, and there is much history there. At Mud Island in Memphis, you can take the riverwalk through an exact replica of the Mississippi River. You can read many interesting facts about the river and its course through America. There are many other things to do at Mud Island. You can ride the monotrain, ride the pedal boats, and visit the Mississippi River Museum, which is probably my favorite thing! They also have lots of events and concerts at the amphitheater there. Check it out at 125 N. Front St. in Memphis; you won't be disappointed.
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum: The Hemminway-Pfeiffer Museum is actually located in Piggott, AR. which is only a few miles from the bootheel of Missouri. You can tour the 1930's historic Pfeiffer home, and the barn used by Hemingway to write when he visited Piggott. Admission is only $5, and there is much history to be discovered. You can also sign up for one of their writer's workshops while you're there. The museum is located at 1021 W. Cherry S.t in Piggott.
You really can't attend these places without learning something. For a true field trip, do some research before the trip and take some notes. There are lots of possibilities for working these into your curriculum. Have fun!