Things to Do in Perryville

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Things to Do in Perryville

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  • Honey1721
    Goreville, IL256 contributions
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    This is a beautiful memorial honoring the more than 58,000 brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and well worth a trip to Perryville, MO. It's a full-scale black-granite replica of the Vietnam Wall in D.C. There is a welcome center, gift shop, and museum. The gift shop has some interesting items, and the prices are extremely reasonable. The museum has a lot of military firearms on display showing how they've changed over time. Volunteer veterans are on hand to answer questions and tell you about their experiences if you like. There are displays honoring all branches of the military, not just Vietnam. This is just the first phase of this wonderful project. Phase II has begun with the display of a jeep in the museum. They're preparing a pad and are going to have a Huey on display in 2024. This is a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on donations and there are many ways to contribute - flags, memorial bricks, benches, and trees. It's a great way to honor those whose names are on the wall.
    Written December 30, 2023
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  • Tim W
    Kirksville, MO102 contributions
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    A beautiful cathedral and rosary walk. It was a great way to stop on our road trip, stretch our legs, and relax and reflect.
    Written March 17, 2023
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  • Laura Kehl
    Winfield, MO78 contributions
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    We had a great time visiting the American Tractor Museum. There was so much to see and learn, and many very unique tractors and equipment. I personally enjoyed that each tractor had a plaque with information regarding the tractor as well as an emblem for tractors over a century old and an emblem for tractor that are rare — which you probably won’t see anywhere else in your lifetime.

    In the months of February, May, August, and November the museum features a restored tractor that is privately owned which allows the museum and the owner together to share some very unique stories about the specific tractor, families, and farms. We were tickled pink — er, orange — that the featured tractor we saw featured was a 1953 Allis Chalmers CA.

    All of the staff were absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable. We had the privilege of running into one of the founders of the museum. Between the museum curator and the founder we had a great conversation regarding their collection of tractors (and there’s a ton more not on display yet — so fingers crossed for an expansion!), the museum’s history, as well as some other spots to visit in Perryville while there.

    Definitely worth a visit in!
    Written May 7, 2023
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  • sarah2sh
    Perryville, MO31 contributions
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    Hayrides, games for small children, animals, and TONS of unique pumpkins in all colors, shapes and sizes. Great place to visit in the fall!
    Written May 27, 2018
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  • Joyce H
    Saint Louis, MO319 contributions
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    Seeing so many names listed for the same family groups shows how much so many families loved their country.
    Written September 20, 2019
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  • Dean D
    Perryville, MO3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place that one can go to and experience what natures all about
    Just relaxing and a good place to get away from life's troubles
    Written December 18, 2020
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  • froggie1961
    Perryville, MO25 contributions
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    Very proud to have this in our city. Very emotional seeing all of the names. Very proud of those who sacrificied their lives for our freedoms. My husband is a vet and his brother's name is on the wall. He volunteers on Thursdays. So proud of him doing this. Grateful to those who have donated their time and money to build and care for this project.
    Written November 18, 2018
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  • Smiles525
    London, UK15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In all honesty it has been a few years since I was here, but I loved it. You had to arrange for a viewing, but this lovely lady showed us around and we all got a real sense of what local living would have been like when the area was founded. I particularly liked the old cooling spring on site. The stone walls and foundation are also very cool to see in Perryville.
    Written August 8, 2016
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  • socntytiger
    St Louis, missouri336 contributions
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    It is located on the second floor of the building. There is an elevator you can use. ONce you find the library go to the first door on the right and meet Sarah. She gave us a tour of the place and showed us where to look. There is only one wall of books, documents, etc. but has a wealth of information. You can use a computer connected to Ancestry.com for you to do research. However there is NO printing capabilities. You can save to the desktop and then email the items to your self. A little time consuming but at least you have access to Ancestry.com.

    They have books on specific Families of Perry county. Most of them were from people who were interested in their history and but a book together. Some had lots of information in them.

    They also have census, marriage and death certificates from 1821 on.

    Sarah was wonderful and you must see her first to unlock all the cabinets for you.
    Written August 23, 2016
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,357 contributions
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    It seems that the museum is not open everyday. We visited the Perry County Veterans Wall Of Honor and this museum is located next to this site.
    Written December 23, 2018
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  • Jamie W
    Farmington, MO1 contribution
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    They hosted a spa day for me and a few ladies. It was an absolutely amazing experience! So much fun and relaxing! Don't hesitate book now you won't be disappointed!
    Written October 12, 2020
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