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Rocheport Historic District

Rocheport Historic District

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Visits to the Rocheport Historic District are free of charge
lat: 38.9800346 long: -92.5640732

If you’re interested in trailing along the path traveled by Lewis and Clark, Rocheport, Missouri is a cannot miss. History was made for this historic town when Lewis and Clark passed through on June 7, 1804. William Clark documented the presence of petroglyphs along the rocks in his journal,

“. . . a Short distance above the mouth of [a] Creek, is Several Curious paintings and carving on the projecting rock of Limestone inlade with white red & blue flint, of a very good quality, the Indians have taken of this flint great quantities. We landed at this Inscription and found it a Den of Rattle Snakes, we had not landed 3 Minites before three very large Snakes was observed on the Crevises of the rocks & killed . . .”

While the original petroglyphs that were discovered are no longer visible, by no means should it stop you from staying for a day in the town of Rocheport. Hailed as one of the “best tiny towns”, Rocheport is right in the heart of Missouri. With just two hours away from both Kansas City and St. Louis, this small town has something for everyone. From outdoor recreation along the trails, to supporting local small businesses, or even extending your stay in one of the numerous bed and breakfasts, this historic Missouri river town will steal your heart.

 

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Red House Path

lat: 37.3008461 long: -89.5186713
Klondike to Mississippi River

lat: 38.58395 long: -90.81858
Lewis and Clark Memorial

lat: 38.57843 long: -92.1714
The Gateway Arch

lat: 38.6254157 long: -90.1881888
Bean Lake Natural Area

lat: 39.49763 long: -95.02227
Lewis and Clark Nature Trail

lat: 38.77314 long: -90.4821
Red Star Access Site

lat: 37.3156208 long: -89.5126263
Arrow Rock

lat: 39.0685825 long: -92.9457706
Francis Quadrangle

lat: 38.94607 long: -92.32836
LaBenite Park to Miami

lat: 39.16744 long: -94.39343
Trail of Tears Access

A boat ramp that allows visitors to access the Trail of Tears

lat: 37.4539977 long: -89.4625079
Trail of Tears to Cairo

The path taken by Chief John Ross on his way to Cairo. (https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=161480)

lat: 37.45684 long: -89.46319
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