Just a short 45 minute drive from Columbia is the village of Arrow Rock. The entire village is a designated National Historic Landmark and is full of friendly people, charming shops and fascinating historical attractions.
Start your day by checking out the visitors center and museum right on the edge of the village. Get visitor information and learn about the rich history of the era. Then head down the path into the village!
Just like that, you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you explore historic buildings and merchants including antiques and a country store. You can also use this handy walking tour map to help you find all the can’t miss stops.
If you’re in Arrow Rock in May-November, be sure to see if you can add a performance at the Lyceum Theatre to your agenda. The theatre is one of Missouri’s oldest professional regional theatres and professional actors, directors, designers and technicians from across the country take residence in Arrow Rock for several months to bring our audience outstanding musicals and plays. This year’s season included the Music Man and Camelot with To Kill a Mockingbird and Sanders Family Christmas still to come. Buy your tickets early, these shows sell out fast!
Next time you’re in Columbia, escape for an afternoon and immerse yourself in history in Arrow Rock. It’s just a short drive to the past.