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This 983-acre state park was once the home of Missouri Indians, who inhabited the area through the early 1700s. Prehistoric Indian tribes in this area predated the Missouri, and their burial mounds are located within the park. Park highlights include the 'old fort,' a six-acre Missouri Indian earthwork construction, whose purpose remains unknown. The park features black walnut and oak trees located in the hilly terrain of the Missouri River floodplain. Park amenities include a visitor center, campground, picnic area, hiking trails and an 18-acre fishing lake. The park is 12 miles west of Marshall.

Location: Hwy 122, Miami Missouri 65344 Telephone 660-886-7537

Other Missouri State Parks nearby:
(Arrow Rock) Arrow Rock State Historic Site
(Arrow Rock) Boone's Lick State Historic Site
(Higginsville) Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
(Columbia) Finger Lakes State Park
(Columbia) Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
(Boonville) Katy Trail State Park

01/20 Coming to The Miami area
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Farmington Strawberry Festival Farmington IA June14-16 Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these three days in June.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.