Historic Sikeston. Just a Weekend Away!
888-309-6591 | VISITSIKESTON.COM Situated at the crossroads of America's heartland at the intersection of Interstate 55 and 57 at the junctions of U.S. Highways 60, 61 and 62 in the Southeast corner of Missouri.
Farm Equipment Auctions
First Monday of each month, 573-471-1060
St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Homebrew Contest
Enjoy live music, concessions, and some of the best craft beer brewed in the 3-state area. Held in Downtown Sikeston, 573-380-3801
Charleston Dogwood Azalea Festival
Thousands visit our area each year to enjoy historic-home tours, carriage rides, and special events. Join us as we celebrate spring, www.charlestonmo.org 573-683-6509
Crawfish Boil and Music Festival
Enjoy great food, live music, and family activities from 3 PM to midnight. Held rain or shine; Jaycee Rodeo Grounds, 1220 N. Ingram Road. 888-309-6591
Sprockets in Spring Bike Ride
Take advantage of our flat terrain! 15, 30, 65 and 100-mile routes; rest stops and SAG service provided. www.sprocketride.org
Downtown Farmers' Market
From May until the first frost you'll find fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies at this outdoor market. Saturdays, Legion Park, 115 E. Front Street, 573-380-3801
Youth Fishing Derby
Bring your little fishermen! Held each year in May at the Recreational Complex Lake, 501 Campanella Drive. Prizes awarded.
Memorial Day Remembrance Service
Conducted in Veteran's Park, Linn St. at Campanella Drive. Park displays include an M-60 battle tank, Sioux helicopter, and an F-4 Phantom jet.
Music in the Park
Free concert held Thursday evenings in June; enjoy live music performances of country, blue grass, gospel and rock. Downtown Sikeston, 573-380-3801
Annual Oran Car Show
One of the region's largest car shows; featuring competition in 52 classes. Tilles Memorial Park, Oran. 573-275-3310
Ride the Fault Bicycle Tour
This week-long, supported tour travels through 4 states. Enjoy country vistas and New Madrid Fault Earthquake history. 573-380-7875, www.ridethefault.com
Tour De Corn Charity Bike Ride
Hundreds participate in this annual event. 15, 30, 60 and 100-mile routes. Held in conjunction with the Sweet Corn Festival. 573-233-5281, www.tourdecorn.com
Oran 4th of July Picnic
Enjoy a church dinner, ice cream, bingo & fireworks. Guardian Angel Knights of Columbus Hall, 604 Church St., Oran 573-262-3210
4th of July Community Fireworks
Begins at dusk. Recreational Complex, 501 Campanella Drive. Free parking and admission.
Tributary Film Festival
View short and full-length films by filmmakers from throughout the Midwest. Downtown Sikeston, www.facebook.com/TributaryFilm, 573-475-8023
Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo
Missouri's largest rodeo, this 4-day event is held the first full week of August and includes nightly concerts by top country music entertainers. Sikeston Rodeo Grounds, 1220 N. Ingram, www.sikestonrodeo.com 800-455-2855
This free tour is held Rodeo Friday, Sikeston Rodeo Grounds, 1220 N. Ingram
Lunch with the Rodeo Clowns and Queens
Meet the clowns, bull-fighters and queens of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Held on Rodeo Friday. 888-309-6591
Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Parade
Parade starts at 10 AM, Rodeo Saturday. Route ends in Downtown Sikeston
Come Downtown on Rodeo Saturday for carriage rides, crafts, concessions, children's activities and live music. Legion Park, 115 E. Front Street.
Bootheel Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Local quilters gather to display handmade quilts, wall hangings, and gifts. Quilting demonstrations on-site.
Chaffee German Days Festival
This August event features carnival rides, car show, tournaments, music and great food. Frisco Park, 800 S. Main, Chaffee, 573-877-3558
Benton Neighbor Days Festival
Held Labor Day Weekend. Carnival rides, live music, games and a parade. City Park, Benton, 573-545-3558
Living History Day
Held the second Saturday in September at Big Oak Tree State Park; enjoy blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, quilting, woodcarving, herbalism, and bobbin lace making demonstrations. Concession on site. 13640 State Hwy. 102, East Prairie, 573-649-3149, www.stateparks.com
Downtown Wine Festival
This outdoor event showcases the very best wines from the region's top vineyards. Enjoy live music with light hors d'oeuvres. 6-10 PM, 100 Block of East Center Street, 573-380-3801
Bass Pro Shop's Big Cat Quest, New Madrid
Held the first Saturday in October, this is one of the largest catfish tournaments in the country. Teams start fishing at 6 AM and must be in the weigh-in line by 3 PM. It's not uncommon to see several 50-80 pound catfish weighed during the day. This is a catch and release tournament. Main St., New Madrid; www.facebook.com/Big-Cat-Quest, 877-748-5300
Sikeston Cotton Carnival and Parade
Held the last week of September; celebrate the cotton harvest with carnival rides, pageants and a parade. Sikeston Rodeo Grounds, 1220 N. Ingram Road
Beggs Family Farms Fall Festival
You'll love the corn maze, wagon rides, pig races and family activities. Weekends in October. 2319 State Highway U, Blodgett, MO www.beggsfamilyfarm.com, 573-471-3879
Cotton Ramble Bike Ride
Choose from 15, 26, 65 and 100 mile routes showcasing historic homes, and fields of cotton ready for harvest. Tour a working cotton gin. Rest stops and professional SAG service provided. Mass start from Downtown Sikeston. www.cottonramble.com
Downtown Cotton Festival
Held in conjunction with the Cotton Ramble Bike Ride, enjoy food, crafts, live entertainment and family fun. Legion Park, 115. E. Front St.
Oktoberfest & Homebrew Contest
Enjoy bratwurst, sauerkraut and pretzels with your homebrew. Live music 3 PM-midnight. Kids games and activities. Sikeston Rodeo Grounds, 1220 N. Ingram Road.
Downtown Holiday Open House
Enjoy carriage rides through historic downtown Sikeston, as you jump-start your holiday shopping. Front & Center Streets, Downtown Sikeston
Holiday Craft Bazaar
Shop for original handmade and unique items just right for holiday-gifting! 709 Smith Street, 573-472-0012
Santa at the Depot
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with music, children's activities and special holiday fun. Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone, www.sikestondepotmuseum.com, 573-481-9967
Historic Lantern Tour
The Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery is decorated for Christmas and lit by historic lanterns. 116 W. Malone, www.sikestondepotmuseum.com, 573-481-9967
Located in the heart of Sikeston, Downtown offers a variety of antique stores, boutiques and specialty shops. While downtown, stop by Parengo Coffee or enjoy award-winning desserts from Susie's Bake Shoppe. For upscale dining, visit Jeremiah's Restaurant & Lounge. Front and Center Streets
Midtown Village Shopping Center
Conveniently located on East Malone Avenue, Midtown Village offers shoppers a variety of products: automotive parts and accessories, groceries, furniture, and apparel.
Shops At Lake Crossing
Shoppers will find restaurants and personal service providers at this location, N. Main at Lake St.
Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores
The Outlet Stores offer a fine selection of men's, women's and children's apparel. 100 Outlet Drive, 573-471-2222 sikestonoutlet.com
South Pointe Shopping Center
South Pointe Shopping Center hosts national retail stores offering sports apparel, clothing, shoes and electronics. Colton's Steak House, Applebee's and many other eating establishments are located in this area of Sikeston. South Main Street
Yule Log Cabin Holiday Shop
One of the region's most creative and extensive Christmas shops, it offers fall and holiday decorations with more than 150 decorated Christmas trees. Open Sept. 1 through Jan. 1 (Open Thanksgiving; closed Christmas Day), 10 AM-6 PM, 850 County Road 321, Scott City, 573-264-2747.
Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery
On the National Register of Historic Places, the Depot allows visitors to explore the history of Sikeston and Missouri's Bootheel. The Gallery displays the works of local and visiting artists. 116 W. Malone, Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM. sikestondepotmuseum.com
Front Street Studio & Gallery
Visit the working studio of Annie Schuchart and Juliana Comer and view their original artwork, as well as that of visiting artists. Appointments requested, 573-620-2828, 132 W. Front Street.
Lynn Lancaster Art School & Gallery
Offering classes in various mediums. View the work of new and established artists. Appointments requested, 573-380-3801, 113 W. Malone.
Sikeston is the northern-most region for the harvest of cotton which has played a significant role in the growth and development of Missouri's Bootheel. View murals portraying the importance of "King Cotton". 116 W. Front St., 102 N. Kingshighway, and corner of W. Front at N. New Madrid
Front Street Antique Company
110 East Front Street, Downtown Sikeston. More than 30 vendors offer a wide selection of antiques. Open 10 AM-5 PM. 573-475-9999
Tradewinds Antiques & Collectibles
Shop their unique collection of antiques, home furnishings, collectibles, and exclusive line of metal sculpture. 116 W. Front Street, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-8 PM; Sun., 11 AM-3 PM, 573-471-1504
Antique Centre Mall
With clientele from across the country, you'll enjoy this fine collection of upscale antiques. I-55 Exit 80, 109 N. Outer Road, Benton, MO, Open Mon-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, Sun., noon-5 PM.
Sikeston Depot Museum
A restored 1916 train depot, the Museum recounts the most important aspects of the area's culture and history. Learn how the Mississippi River and New Madrid Fault shaped the region, and how over 2 million acres of swamp became some of the world's richest farmland. 116 W. Malone Ave., 573-481-9967, Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM.
Southeast Missouri Agricultural Museum
View this private collection of more than 5,000 pieces of antique farm machinery and two circa 1800 log cabins. 521 County Rd. 532, Sikeston, Viewing by appointment, 573-471-9241
Stars & Stripes Museum
The first edition of Stars & Stripes was issued in 1861 by Union Army forces in Bloomfield, Missouri. This museum recounts the history of this military newspaper, and U.S. military operations from the Civil War to the present. Museum is adjacent to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. 17377 Stars & Stripes Way, Bloomfield, MO 573-568-2055, starsandstripesmuseumlibrary.org
Bootheel Youth Museum
Experience unique educational programs and displays in the fields of math, science, natural resources, human relations and the arts; designed to interest visitors of all ages. 700 A North Douglas, Malden, MO, 573-276-3600, open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM, bootheelyouthmuseum.org
Sikeston Little Theatre
This theater group has been entertaining the community for over 50 years. Visit their website, sikestonlittletheatre.com, for production dates and times. Theater located at 506 S. Kingshighway, 473-481-0255
Sikeston Public Library
In addition to more than 38,000 volumes of books, CDs and DVDs, the library maintains local genealogy records. 121 E. North Street, 573-471-4140
Downtown Walking/Driving Tour
Upon the draining of area swamps and cultivation of cotton, Sikeston experienced a period of great prosperity. During the 1920's Sikeston was home to more millionaires, per capita, than any city in the U.S. Many of these homes remain today and can be viewed on the Historic Homes Walking/Driving Tour. Brochures available at the Visitors Center, 116 W. Malone Avenue or online at VisitSikeston.com
Hunter-Dawson Home State Historic Site
This historic site preserves a now vanished part of Missouri: the Bootheel mansion. Constructed circa 1860, the site is filled with original pieces from the home's first owners. 310 Dawson Rd., New Madrid, Open weekdays 8:30 AM-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday Noon-4 PM, 573-748-5340
Mississippi County Historical Society Home
On the National Registry of Historic Places, this 1899 Victorian country home has 17 rooms filled with some of its original furnishings. Exhibits include period clothing, the Military Room, and Lewis & Clark Display. N. Main Street, Charleston, Open by appointment, call 573-683-6740. misscohistoricalsociety.org
Sikeston is no more than an hour away from 13 Federal and State Parks/Conservation Areas, providing you limitless opportunities for hunting and fishing. Choose from pond, lake, stream or river fishing. Hunters have year-round options with waterfowl, rabbit, squirrel, turkey and deer hunting. For a complete listing of locations with amenities go to our website, VisitSikeston.com and click "Hunting/Fishing."
Enjoy hiking trails or boardwalk strolls along the mighty Mississippi River or through cypress-tupelo wetlands and bottomland hardwood forests. Many of our sites provide boat access for kayaking and canoeing, as well as interpretative centers offering environmental education programs. Depending on the time of year, you can view bald eagles, Canadian and snow geese, great blue herons, great egrets, wood ducks, migrating monarch butterflies, river otters, turkey vultures, fox, bobcat, wild turkey and deer. For a complete listing of these locations go to VisitSikeston.com and click "Itineraries."
For military and history buffs we suggest you visit all or a portion of the sites on this itinerary. (Available online at VisitSikeston.com and click "Itineraries") Start at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone, to learn the history of Sikeston's World War II Harvey Parks Air Base which trained over 1,000 Army Air Corps pilots and mechanics. Sikeston's Veteran's Park, Campanella at Linn Street, hosts an F4 Phantom jet, M-60 battle tank, 1955 Sioux helicopter, 105mm Howitzer and other displays. The Stars & Stripes Museum & Library, Missouri Veterans Cemetery and Civil War Memorial Cemetery are located in Bloomfield, MO (less than 30 minutes west of Sikeston).
Lambert's Café... Home Of The Throwed Roll
Voted the "Number One Place to Pig Out" by the Food Network, be prepared for generous portions, a constant stream of pass-arounds, and flying rolls! You can catch some fun... and rolls at one of the country's most entertaining restaurants. Open 10 AM-9 PM daily (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day), 2305 E. Malone Ave., 573-471-4261, throwedrolls.com
Ray's Of Kelso
Known regionally for its superb food and service, the main restaurant is located in a restored 1920 bank building. Al Fresco dining with entertainment each Saturday. Open Tuesday-Thursday 4:30-9 PM, Friday & Saturday 4:30-10 PM. Closed Sunday, Monday & Mother's Day, 151 South Messmer Street, Kelso, 573-264-1115. Reservations recommended, available online at raysofkelso.com
The rolling hills surrounding Sikeston host outstanding vineyards and wineries. Enjoy great wine, food and entertainment while relaxing with family and friends. Downloadable itinerary available on VisitSikeston.com
River Ridge Winery & Fermentation Room Café
Open daily (except Christmas) from 10 AM-6 PM; Café open 11 AM-6 PM and until 8 PM on Fridays. 850 County Road 321, Scott City, 573-264-3712, riverridgewinery.com
The Riverhouse Wine Place
Located just 300 feet from the banks of the Mississippi River. Open Thursday-Sunday, 11 AM-8 PM, 11500 State Highway N, Scott City, 573-264-0055, facebook.com/theriverhouse99
Boathouse Wine Company
Open Thursday, Noon-6 PM; Friday & Saturday, Noon-10 PM; and Sunday, Noon-6 PM. 17253 County Road 252, Bloomfield, 573-722-3760; facebook.com/BoatHouseWineCo
Indian Hills Winery
Open Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM-7 PM; 9625 County Road 250, Puxico, 573-222-3709; indianhillswinery.com
Malco Sikeston Cinema & Grill
This new theater offers eight all-stadium seating auditoriums featuring wall-to-wall curved screens, state-of-the-art Dolby digital surround and 3D projection. The Cinema Grill offers American grill favorites. 1218 Cinema Lane, Sikeston. Call 573-481-0334 for showings and times or go on-line to Malco.com.
Located at 1045 E. Malone. Call 573-471-4390 for showings and times or go on-line to Malco.com.
Sikeston Bowling Center & Pro Shop
This 16-lane facility is open Monday-Thursday from 11 AM-10 PM and Friday & Saturday from 11 AM-11 PM. 1601 E. Malone, Sikeston, 573-471-2430
YMCA Of Southeast Missouri
Located at 511 Taylor Street, the YMCA offers a fitness center, aquatics center with 6-lane pool, 3-lane walking track, basketball and volleyball courts, wee-care nursery, sauna and locker rooms. 573-472-9622, Open Monday-Friday 5 AM-9 PM, Saturday 7 AM-4 PM, and Sunday 1 PM-5 PM, ymcasemo.net
With four playing fields, a spectators' area, and pro-shop this is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the region. Open by appointment call 573-258-1874. 3925 State Route H, Blodgett, blodgettpaintball.com
Blodgett Fun Factory
Season opens November 1. Enjoy air soft, laser tag, soft play, indoor carnival rides, arcade and concessions. Call 573-258-1874 for hours. 3925 State Route H, Blodgett
Enjoy Motor Cross, ATV and KART racing. 2101 Highway U, Sikeston, Call 573-225-8439 for schedule and race times or visit facebook.com/SEMORaceway.
Jeffers Motorsports Park
Drag racing begins in March and continues through November at this 1/8 mile track offering 1,300 feet of shut down. 389 Sandywood Road, Sikeston, 573-471-9099, jeffersmotorsportspark.com or follow on facebook.com/jeffersmsp
Sikeston Recreation Complex/Veteran's Park
1.5 mile lighted, paved trail with exercise stations; 501 Campanella Drive
R.S. Matthews Park
.5 mile chat trail around lake; 1101 Col. George E. Day Parkway
Mary Lou Montgomery Park
.4 mile chat trail; 300 S. Illinois Avenue
Roberta Rowe Park
.25 mile chat trail, 927 Washington Street
.5 mile paved trail; 900 W. North Street
Bootheel Clubhouse Trail
4.6 mile paved trail, 1218 N. Ingram Road
Sikeston provides 16 parks with 2 fishing lakes; playground facilities; picnic pavilions; tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; soccer, football, softball and baseball fields; 2 band stands; a skate park; and community building. For additional information or to reserve facilities contact Sikeston Parks & Recreation at 573-475-3725 or visit sikeston.org
200 W. Center Street; contains restored 1912 bandstand and playground.
900 W. North Street; provides walking trail, basketball courts, picnic shelter & playground.
American Legion Park
Downtown Sikeston, 115 E. Front Street, is the site of many community events and festivals; features new bandstand.
R.S. Matthews Park & C.P. Wing Lake
1101 Col. George E. Day Parkway; offers 7 acre fishing lake with boat ramp, walking track, picnic and playground facilities.
501 Campanella Dr.; 4.6 acre fishing lake with handicap access; playground; picnic pavilions; lighted fitness trail; skate park; lighted tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; football field; and lighted soccer, softball and baseball fields. The Clinton Building, used for local and regional events, is also located in the Complex.
Roberta Rowe Park
937 Washington; provides lighted softball/baseball fields; lighted basketball courts; walking trail; playground and picnic facilities.
300 Industrial Dr.; features lighted softball field, sand volleyball courts, picnic pavilions and playground facilities.
100 Campanella Drive; features static displays of M-60 battle tank, F4 Phantom jet, WWII 105 Howitzer, 1955 Navy Sioux helicopter, and WWII Navy destroyer anchor.
1260 South Main
1203 South Main
A & W Restaurant
1130 South Main
Bo's Pit Bar-B-Que
1609 East Malone
Buffalo Wild Wings
231 North Main
99 Matthews Lane
921 East Malone
Cheers Bar & Grill
1212 Linn Street
Chester's Fried Chicken
1401 South Main
1207 South Main
Colton's Steak House
101 Hospitality Dr.
801 West Malone
1101 South Main
124 North Main St.
530 South Main
1401 South Main
1103 South Main
2113 East Malone
Grecian Steak House
1105 South Main
& Ice Cream
903C South Main
1637 E. Malone
Jay's Krispy Fried Chicken
218 North Main
Jeremiah's Fine Dining & Spirits
102 (Rear) North Kingshighway
Kirby's Sandwich Shop
109 N. Kingshighway
2305 East Malone
1330 South Main
Little Caesar's Pizza
1051 E. Malone
Long John Silvers Seafood
1130 South Main
2605 East Malone
1301 South Main
Mericks Sandwich Shop
901 E. Malone Ave.
Papa John's Pizza
225 North Main
Papa Murphy's Pizza
331 North Main
114 Front Street
901 S. Kingshighway
1103 East Malone
1905 East Malone
2612 East Malone
Sergio's Mexican Bar & Grill
213 North Main
1189 South Main
1320 South Main
216 North Main
1405 East Malone
1303 South Main
Susie's Bake Shoppe & Restaurant
112 East Center
1165 South Main
1409 East Malone
1205 E. Malone
The Original Fried Pie Shop
2303 E. Malone
1701 East Malone
Fermentation Room Café at Ridge River Winery
850 County Rd. 321
Ray's of Kelso
151 South Messmer Street
The Riverhouse Bar & Grill
11500 State Hwy. N
Scott City, MO
1029 State Highway A
New Hamburg, MO
River Ridge Winery
850 County Rd 321
The Riverhouse Winery & Vineyard
11500 State Hwy. N
Scott City, MO
Boathouse Wine Company
17253 County Rd 525
Indian Hills Winery
9625 County Rd 250
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
115 Hospitality Dr.
Intersection US Hwy. 60 & 61
America's Best Value
220 South Interstate Dr.
Best Western Plus
120 South Interstate Dr.
Comfort Inn & Suites
109 Matthews Lane
1330 South Main
Drury Inn & Suites
2608 East Malone
110 South Interstate Dr.
Pear Tree Inn
2602 East Malone
2609 East Malone
Hinton Park, Inc.
Open year-round, family-owned and operated; weekly and monthly rates; full-hookups - water, 30-50 amp sites, long-level pull-thru; tent sites, amenities - laundry facilities, propane, showers, restrooms, cable & telphone hook-ups available; shuttle service to Lambert's Cafe. Most credit cards accepted.
Town & Country Camping & Storage
Open year-round; weekly & monthly rates; full-hookups with water, electric & sewer; amenities - laundry facilities, propane, ice, cable television & Wi-Fi; shuttle service to Lambert's Cafe. Credit cards not accepted.
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