Missouri Star Event Calendar
Follow the quilt trail from Brookfield to Trenton and discover the unique character and heritage of this beautiful region. Catch the spirit of “The Way of American Genius” and get to know a little more about the Show-Me State with this folk art phenomenon. Quilt trails are popping up all over the U.S. and they’re a lot of fun! Open from May to October. Learn more >
J.C. Penney Museum
Young James Cash Penney grew up in historic Hamilton. Learn more about his life and the retail legacy he left behind at this wonderful museum. Penney’s Quilt shop and his boyhood home also stand as a reminder of him. Learn more >
Lakeview Golf Course Hamilton Missouri
Don’t miss a chance to tee off at this beautiful and quiet golf course with a lake view! Just five minutes from downtown Hamilton, you’ll find a golfer’s paradise with 9 holes and golf carts to rent. Ask about their special for MSQC visitors. Learn more >
World’s Largest Spool of Thread
Come visit the world’s largest spool of thread measuring 22 feet tall and containing more than one million yards of thread! It sits on the southwest corner of the Missouri Quilt Museum property. Bring your own thread and add to the spool.
Take time to unwind with Lou Yoga N Flo at Studio Inertia. There are classes for every skill level and ability. Align, focus, and breathe, all in one hour. See the schedule >
Hamilton Municipal Pool
Cool off in the best way possible at the Hamilton pool! This little gem is a lifesaver when the days get hot. It’s a great way to relax and you’ll find it just two minutes down the road from MSQC, near Penney High School. Check swimming times >
Cameron Veteran’s Memorial Golf Club
Cameron Veteran’s Memorial Golf Club boasts an 18-hole USGA Rated golf course. Fairways with 100, 150, and 200 yardage markers will appeal to all levels of play. The lush bentgrass greens will have you stepping back for a second look. From beginning golfers to seasoned sticks, everyone will have a great time on the Cameron Veteran’s Memorial Golf Club course. Book a tee time HERE.
Home of Sliced Bread
You’ve heard of the “greatest thing since sliced bread,” right? Well, Chillicothe is the home of the real thing—sliced bread! It was first offered for sale—ever—in Chillicothe, Missouri. A product of the Chillicothe Baking Company, it was sliced on a machine called the Rohwedder Bread Slicer, invented Otto Rohwedder in 1927. Come visit the town that started the sliced bread craze today!
Take a trip back in time and visit Jamesport, Missouri’s largest Amish community. Instead of the roar of engines, you’ll hear the clip clop of horses’ hooves. It’s a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Plain and simple never looked so appealing. Come visit their peaceful community today.
LDS Church History Sites
A discovery of LDS Church sites in Missouri begins at the Independence Visitors’ Center. This center honors the past and the present, with exhibits depicting experiences of Mormon settlers in Missouri between 1831 and 1839. Other nearby historic sites include Liberty Jail and Far West. All of these locations are within an hour of Hamilton. Learn more HERE.
Shatto Milk Company in Osborn, Missouri, is a small family-owned and operated dairy farm located just 30 minutes outside of Hamilton. It has been a working farm for 100 years and began as a dairy farm more than 80 years ago. If you’re looking for “Milk at its finest,” look no further! They go to great lengths to insure that their products are truly the freshest and best tasting. Schedule a tour HERE.
Wallace State Park
Less than an hour from Kansas City, Wallace State Park is beautiful and serene. Visitors can fish in the park’s six-acre lake or hike one of four scenic trails with benches along the way for relaxing. Bring a picnic and lounge under shady trees that are scattered throughout the park. If you like to camp, the family-oriented campgrounds also include modern restrooms and hot showers. Make a reservation today.
Wineries near Hamilton
Go ahead, wine a little, you’ll feel much better! Choose from many wonderful local wineries near Hamilton, Missouri and take a tasting tour. Each has something unique to offer. Why not go exploring and sample the local flavor? Find out more HERE.
Jesse James Museum
46 miles from Missouri Star
Jesse James, an infamous American outlaw of the Wild West, was born in Kearney, Missouri. Visit the restored farm where he grew up and learn more about his life. >
Walt Disney Hometown Museum
62 miles from Missouri Star
Walt Disney first came to Marceline, Missouri by train when he was five years old. This simple farm boy from Marceline grew up to become the keeper of childhood magic! Visit his hometown museum and learn more about his life. >
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
147 miles from Missouri Star
Famous American author, Mark Twain, brought to life beloved characters like Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, and more. Visit his boyhood home that inspired his novels. Learn more >