Area Activities

Riverfront Park - Boat Ramps, Fishing & Marina

Get the best view of the Missouri River possible – the view of the shoreline from a boat! Launch your craft at Lexington's Riverfront Park marina. When you’re ready to take a break from exploring or fishing on the river, have a picnic in the shelter house. Just a few blocks away you can enjoy a walk through our historic downtown or chow down at one of Lexington's family-owned restaurants.

 

Equine & Camping

Big River Ranch is a family owned and operated facility providing 2100 acres of beautiful land for families and individuals to enjoy on horseback. For campers we offer electric and water hookups, clean, sparkling restrooms and showers.  If you have contacts to make, no problem, there is free wireless internet service.

 

Area Wineries & Orchards

Around Lexington and throughout Lafayette County, there are ample opportunities to explore the countryside, buy the best of fresh apples, peaches and farm products in season and get in touch with rural life.

 

MADONNA OF THE TRAIL

Broadway at Highland Ave.

This monument to pioneer women was presented to Lexington in 1928.

Jackson County Judge Harry S. Truman presided at the dedication.

The Madonna is one of 12 placed in every state

crossed by the National Old Trails Road, the route of early settlers from

Maryland to California.

 

LAFAYETTE COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL

Constructed in 1925, this memorial to the veterans of four wars has stairs

leading from the Old Trails Scenic Byway to the top of the bluff on

Highland Ave., where there are benches and a fine view of the Missouri River

valley.

 

LAFAYETTE COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL

Located on the west lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse. Dedicated

November 11, 2006, this memorial honors all branches of the armed service

and all veterans of Lafayette County.

 

COLLEGE PARK

16th & State Streets.

This city park near the battlefield site contains a cannon from the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) and a shelter that is a replica of the Masonic College building that served as Union headquarters during the Battle of Lexington. A marker indicates where Union Col. Mulligan hid $1 million in confiscated funds under his tent during the battle.

 

RIVERFRONT PARK

N. 10th Street.

Although the course of the Missouri River has shifted northward, views from this city park show where Lewis & Clark and countless steamboats passed in the 19th Century. Historical marker, picnic shelter and boat launch

 

 

Instant Info

Crystal Lake walking  & fitness trails

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