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Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

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Address: 7850 N State Highway V, Ash Grove, MO 65604-8159
Phone Number: +1 417-751-3266
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Nathan Boone was a genuine Missouri icon – a hunter, soldier, surveyor, and...

Nathan Boone was a genuine Missouri icon – a hunter, soldier, surveyor, and businessman. Boone carried his father’s name – he was the youngest son of Daniel Boone – deep into the Missouri wilderness. His last home, preserved at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, is now a place to travel back to the 1830s. Come explore his home and the cemeteries associated with it and learn more about one of the families that defined early Missouri.

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We have driven by here several times on our way to the lake. We finally stopped and enjoyed our visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Narsha H
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Ash Grove, Missouri

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Ash Grove, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have driven by here several times on our way to the lake. We finally stopped and enjoyed our visit.

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Nathan Boone Homestead is about 16 miles off of I-44 out of Springfield, Mo.. It is open only Friday thru Sun. There is the homestead, a small grave where Nathan and his wife are buried and a slave grave. It was a small easy walking loop. There are also other trails that you can walk that are on the site.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Closed when we got there. Apparently only open on weekends and limited hours. I looked this up before we went and was under the impression it would be open. So to help y'all out, I took a picture of sign with days and hours of operation.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

We went on a weekend in the spring and had the place to ourselves. The young man gave us a private tour and told us so much about the Boones and the homestead. You will see the house and barn and the Boone family cemetery as well as the slave cemetery. This is an important chapter in the Boone family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

I visited during a conference field trip and the tour was excellent. Each guide has a different technique and Dakota made the tour enjoyable. His extensive knowledge about the Boone farm, occupants, and place in history will connect you a little-mentioned part of Springfield's role in the Civil War. Great job to the staff at Ash Grove.

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Thank Jeanne S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

Discover this little recognized MO pioneer and son of Daniel Boone. Not much to see, but if you like old cabins and cemeteries, the staff are able to tell the story of Nathan and his family. Well worth the trip if you are a history buff and fan of Daniel Boone. There is a picnic area and trails to explore,... More 

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Ozark, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

was a nice walk around the grounds, small but very informative museum inside welcome center, very interesting history

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014

It's not fancy or exciting, but it's not meant to be. No fireworks. Just a family's old historic home site.

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Branson West, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this site several times in the past and always suggest people to visit as it is a nice historic site with plenty of trails. If you can only go one Tim the best time is when they have their Nathan Boone Days in October.

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Ash Grove Mo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place for an afternoon picnic with the family, date or school group. Lot's of history here- just ask staff. Make sure you go to the office for a map (there are two driveways and we didn't realize there was an office the first time we went). Not far from Ash Grove so if you are in the area...it's well... More 

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