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Gatherings at 601

601 Georgia Street
Louisiana, Missouri

Do you want a beautiful place to hold a family gathering this coming season, but don’t have the space in your home or don’t want the stress of hosting it in your home. We have the perfect space for you.  Contact us to chat about options available to you.


Historic Walking Tours

Come take a self-guided walking tour of our 200 year old tree lined streets.

Historic Walking Tours

Two Rivers Marina

13495 US Highway 54
Rockport, IL, 
(217) 437-2321

Your River Get-Away Camping and Boating all in the same spot! Come see what we have to offer.

Open now
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Twin Pike YMCA

614 Kelly Lane

Twin Pike YMCA

Come check out our wellness center, indoor heated pool, indoor track, aerobics room, workout room, gaming center, private rooms, and before and after school mentoring programs that are available.

Mon-Fri 5:30AM-8:00PM
Sat 8:00AM-5:00PM
Sun 1:00PM-5:00PM

Twin City Bowl

3511 Georgia Street
Louisiana, MO  63353
573 754-4280


Louisiana Riverfront Park

Get up close and personal with the Mighty Mississippi at the Louisiana Riverfront Park. With picnic tables and gazebo’s you can relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon. Launch your boat from the boat ramp and have plenty of space to park the trailer as well.

In January don't forget to swing down and catch the Bald Eagles in action as they migrate each year. Eagles love using the Mississippi flyway and we have a perfect viewing area every year. Come down and see how many you can see!

OpenDaily: Dawn-Dusk

John B. Henderson Riverview Park

North Main & Jackson Street, Louisiana

Named after the famous senator who co-authored the 13th amendment, the John B. Henderson Riverview Park has arguably one of the best views along all the Mississippi River. Eagle watch using the new viewing station. See for nearly 20 miles across the river into Illinois, watch riverboats and barges travel up and down the river, or get an amazing view of the Brand New Champ Clark Bridge (Photos coming soon) or Railroad bridge. Not only is this an amazing location but one that is a favorite for weddings.

Open Daily: dawn - dusk

Riverview Cemetery

300 Block of Nebraska Street, Louisiana

Riverview Cemetery contains more than 14,000 graves with many of those dating back to the early 1800’s. Notable people laid to rest there include Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark, the 2nd Governor of Indiana Radcliff Boon, silent film stars Cam Hardin and Gloria Payton, and many others. But even with all the history, it may actually be the view that is truly stunning. Driving to the top of the cemetery reveals a breathtaking view of the Mississippi in one direction and a birds-eye view of Louisiana in another.

Open Daily: dawn - dusk

Reflections of Missouri

107 South 9th Street, Louisiana

For over 20 years, John has been capturing the history of Missouri and other notable sites in America in extremely detailed pen, ink, and watercolor. Over 300 drawings make up the two main bodies of work: “The Heartland Collection” and “Reflections of Missouri.” These drawings along with many others are available for viewing and purchasing at his studio, located in one of the oldest buildings in the community.

Open Daily: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Summer hours may differ.

St Louis University Henry Lay Center

17533 State Highway UU, Louisiana
Henry Lay Sculpture Park 

Set on approximately 20 acres, the sculpture part is within 350 acres of natural meadows, wooded rolling hills, lakes and streams. A well-maintained path takes guests on a 40-minute walk through a maple grove, the McElwee Cemetery and most importantly, a plethora of sculptures.

April to December: Thursday - Sunday 10 a.m. - dusk

Louisiana Public Library

121 North Third Street, Louisiana
Library Information

Louisiana's library is one of the first ten Carnegie libraries in the state of Missouri. It's doors were open to citizens in 1905.
History of the Library

Large variety of book selection as well as computers available for use.

Monday - Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Louisiana Area Historical Museum

304 Georgia Street, Louisiana

The museum is located right in the downtown historic district. The many artifacts housed in the museum date back from the early days of the town including artifacts from the world renowned Stark Bro's Nursery. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are always accepted.

June - Mid October: Monday-Saturday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment

Route 79 Mural City

Murals located throughout town

View over 20 various murals dotting the landscape of Louisiana that feature a variety of historical references to days gone by in Louisiana. From the first settlers at Fort Buffalo to co-author of the 13th amendment John B Henderson, these murals represent a pictured history of our great community.

Mesker buildings

Downtown Louisiana

Pieces of Louisiana’s early days are, once again, apparent in downtown Louisiana with the return of the Mesker facades. The designs, which use stamped metal and cast iron to create beautiful storefronts, disappeared for many years due to modernization. However, in recent years those hidden facades have been uncovered to reveal a downtown full of Mesker buildings. In fact, Louisiana ranks 6th in the country for the largest amount of existing Mesker buildings.

Mesker Building Walking Tour Digital Brochure

Louisiana's Historical Homes

Georgia Street, Main Street, Third Street, Louisiana

For a small community Louisiana certainly has its fair share of historic buildings. More than 15 buildings in the downtown area are on the National Registry of Historic Places, with many more dating back to the mid and early 1800’s. Take a walking tour of the two historic districts and see for yourself what makes Louisiana’s historic homes so unique.

Walking tour brochures available at the Louisiana Visitors Center

Main Street Walking Tour Brochure

Third Street Walking Tour Brochure

KC Southern Railway Bridge

Highway 79, Louisiana

Those who enjoy historic properties will certain want to see the Railway bridge in Louisiana. One of the first six bridges built across the Mississippi, the railroad bridge was built in 1873 at the cost of $685,000. Today, the trust swing bridge is one of only two remaining of its type on the Mississippi River. The bridge is 2,053 feet long and sits 16 feet above the water. It was rebuilt in 1893 and again in 1945.