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Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

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Address: 19349 Bothwell State Park Rd, Sedalia, MO 65301
Phone Number: 660-827-0510
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Description: With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic...
With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sensibilities in the Midwest. Walk through the 31-room, 12,000-square-foot lodge built atop two natural caves by Sedalia lawyer John Homer Bothwell. You will marvel at the owner’s eclectic tastes and how a country gentlemen furnished a recreational lodge for himself and his friends. Most of the furnishings in the house are original, and the property also has a three-mile hiking and mountain biking trail.
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This is a very interesting home built by a very interesting gentleman. The view from the lodge is fantastic and the unusual features of the lodge are worth the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting home built by a very interesting gentleman. The view from the lodge is fantastic and the unusual features of the lodge are worth the trip.

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Auburn, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We took our group of 20 on a tour and enjoyed it very much. The reservation staffed had warned us ahead of time about the numerous stairs to climb, no air conditioning, and bathroom facilities only in the parking area so we were prepared. The tour was very informative and gave a great historic look into John Bothwell's life and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had a perfect picnic at the site. There are lots of picnic tables and many with shelter houses. There are outdoor sports to play: a soccer field and a bad mitten or volleyball net There are a couple of really fun and easy hiking trails. Trails need work there is a fallen tree right in the middle of one and... More 

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Bates City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

After living in Missouri all my life I decided it was finally time to visit this attraction. I was no disappointed. The Missouri DNR manages the lodge which is open to the public and conducts tours. The tours are about 45 min. in length. There is no air conditioning in the house and there are approximately 200 stairs to navigate... More 

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Bunratty, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Gorgeous landscapes and charming story surrounding this historic property. Tour was like $3 and worth it. Only warning is to watch your noggin if you are over 5'8".

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Monett, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is fascinating, from the decor to the hidden passages to the cave used for cooling things. I've learned something new each time I've been there, and it never gets old. One of my favorite places, growing up.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The weather was cold when we stopped there, so I didn't get much chance to explore -- but I'd seen the signs for the lodge when I was passing through and had to visit. Historic Lodge was built by a leader of Sedalia and wow, what a view he had! Right on the bluffs, surrounded by trees. Lots of porches... More 

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Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bothwell Lodge has a lot of local history and insight into lodge living in the 1910-1930. The architectural details & family story are very interesting. The generator from around 1917 was just about like the generator in my great-grandparents farmhouse which was built about the same time.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a must if you visit Sedalia. Beautiful grounds to take a hike and the house was interesting.

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Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The actual tour is not something you do every year but you must do it once. The history is amazing, a man ahead of his time!

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Address: Address: 19349 Bothwell State Park Rd, Sedalia, MO 65301
Phone Number: 660-827-0510
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Sedalia

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