Nestled high atop the wooded bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, Boonville is a charming city rooted in history, which offers visitors and unexpected experience.  Right in the heart of the state, conveniently located about halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis with three exits off Interstate 70. Boonville is one of central Missouri’s oldest towns and was voted the “Friendliest Small Town in Missouri”.  Preserving the rich history has been important for its citizens with 450 sites and structures on the national registry of historic places, and a great walking history tour to help you experience that history and architecture for yourself.  

Boonville boasts some nationally acclaimed attractions including the 237-mile-long Katy Trail State Park that runs right through town, luring thousand of cyclists to experience the beautiful rolling countryside of Missouri.  Boonville is also home to the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales breeding and training facility that is open for guided tours by reservation April through October and for a festive lighted tour during the holiday season.

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You will want to start your adventure at the Visitor Center and River, Rails & Trails Museum located in the Historic Depot District. Housed in a renovated industrial building, it features a great little family friendly museum with interactive exhibits on steamboats, the railroads and the area’s early trails and highways.  From there you can make reservations for a tour of the largest collection of Mitchell Antique Motorcars.   

Boonville is a Charming Missouri City

Along with Boonville’s great historic sites, there are also amazing modern attractions including the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Hail Ridge golf course, an aquatic center, soccer park, nearby wineries and great shopping and dining options as well.  Boonville also makes a great hub to tour many of the great small towns in the area as well as a tri-county Barn Quilt trail of the Boonslick.