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“Fun throughout town”

Arrow Rock State Historic Site
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Owner description: Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that’s now the serene village of Arrow Rock. You’ll walk streets lined with the architecture of the historic “Boone’s Lick Country.” At Arrow Rock State Historic Site, you may wander into the historic Old Tavern, which dates back to 1834 and provides a dining experience in a period setting or see displays of old-time wares at the Huston Store. You can learn about it all through exhibits in the visitor center. The historic site is part of the larger Village of Arrow Rock, which features quaint stores and a bevy of antique shops.
Reviewed January 8, 2013

It never gets old. My family has been there nearly every year around the fall festival. The same vendors usually show up and while a lot doesn't change, it is still fun. The food is great inside the old restaurant as well.

Thank Michael V
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Have visited many times and always enjoy the scenery, picnic grounds and the history. Great photography and the Lyceum offers spectacular performances. Tom Sawyer was filmed in Arrow Rock and all the town's people participated.

Thank Georgia D
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The town is very small, but quaint. We rode bikes around the town and stopped at several shops. As a teacher, I enjoyed the museum displays about the local history and economy. The theater was very popular with other visitors (we did not attend), but I felt $35 a ticket was quite high for a small regional production. We stayed at the state park campground and it was very clean and well kept.
The Katy Trail is near by (15 mies) for extended bike rides.

Thank Grizzlyteacher
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

small town with limited activities when festivals not going on. Has alot of historical information and an informational center

Thank nuprofessor
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is a trip backwards in time. The town was built on the hopes of digging a canal from the location of the town to the nearby Missouri River, which the builders hoped would make the town thrive. Sadly, the canals never got past the inital diggings, and the town never really thrived.

You can spend a day touring the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and stroll through an old town from the past. The 1972 movie, "Tom and Huck" was filmed here, and is probably the town's most famous achievement.

The nearby Lyceum Theatre is a unique venue for live theatre during its season each year, and there's year-round camping available at the adjacent campground.

Thank Scott D
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