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“What a view!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Sedalia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Sedalia, Missouri
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90 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“What a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

The view from this hilltop lodge is gorgeous, especially in the fall. The tour gives lots of good information about the area and the history of Pettis County. Great walking trails, fun for kids, not too long.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bothwell Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

It looks like a fancy stone lodge, which it is. It is sometimes called a castle. Very neat design and history to the lodge. Period furniture and a tour guide. No ghosts that I know of.

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Thank Connie P
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Windsor, Missouri
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Educational tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

The architecture is amazing and the views are spectacular! Extremely nice tour guides and reasonable cost.

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Smithton, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

This is an amazing place. A lot of beautiful scenery, nice walking trail, and peaceful !! Love it!

Visited March 2012
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Thank April A
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illinois
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hollywood take notice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

This place should be in a movie. Perched atop a high hill it surveys the valley for miles. Originally, a club for the rich, it is now open to the public

Visited April 2012
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