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Jamesport is home to not only the largest Old Order Amish colony west of the Mississippi River, but also the oldest and ONLY Amish colony in Missouri that permits tours of the colony. This entertaining and educational tour is excellent for all ages and all sizes of groups. Tours include an Amish home, stables, and farm, where an Amish family demonstrates their lighting, heating, cooling, and tools, visit the Amish country stores nestled away in the countryside. You will also pass a one room school, farms, a saw mill, deer farms and so much more. Cost: $40 for up to five people; additional persons, $8 each. Groups of 10 or more; $7 per person. Reservations are required and should be made well in advance as tours sell out quickly and arrangements must be made with our Amish friends. Tours are 2.5 hours long.

Phone: (660) 684-6174

Green Acres Riding Center
Located 7 miles East of Jamesport, Green Acres Riding Center offers scenic and customized guided trail rides year round (weather permitting). Poosey Conservation Area's gorgeous 6,000 acres are open to the public free of charge; Green Acres Riding Center provides horses and trail guides for a fee. All levels of riding ability are welcome. Reservations are required for all trail rides.

Phone: (660) 684-6201

Poosey Conservation Area

This stunning area contains unique fern-draped rock bluffs, heavily-timbered hills of oak and hickory, rolling grass expanses, and a variety of wildlife. The foliage provides brilliant and showy fall colors.

This portion of the Grand River Valley was one of the last parts of Missouri yielded by the American Indians. In 1833, the last remnants of the Shawnee tribe left the area, opening the area to settlement by people of European extraction, who came here via Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The settlers, who preferred forested tracts to open prairies, were attracted by plentiful natural supplies of food, fuel, water, and building materials. The area's rugged landscape reminded some of the settlers of the Poosey region in Kentucky, giving rise to the areas name. The area continues to be known as the "Kingdom of Poosey," and travelers asking directions to it are usually informed that it is "just ahead over the next hill."

Nestled among the steep, tree-covered hills in the southern portion of Poosey Conservation Area is 192-acre Indian Creek Community Lake, which was constructed in 1987. The lake features a disabled-accessible floating fishing dock. The area also contains a shooting range, which features 25-, 50- and 100-yard firearms targets. The range is located in the northwest portion of the area.

Worth A Short Drive..
Missouri Star Quilt Company

Just a short drive to Hamilton, Missouri and you will find a quilter’s paradise, attracting folks from all of the world to visit Missouri Star Quilt Co, endearingly called the Disneyland of Quilting. YouTube quilting sensation Jenny Doan runs the most famous quilt shop in all of America with her family and staff, offering daily demonstrations, quick quilting tips and techniques. The company has grown to twelve themed quilt shops, Man's Land, and a Sewing Center for retreats and events. The brand new Main Shop is a hub for all MSQC activities, with a focus on education. Bus tours are available. Advanced accommodations recommended.

Crowder State Park
We love this state park so much we designed a best selling tee after it!
More than 17 miles of hiking, cycling, backpacking and equestrian trails in a forested, rugged terrain. The park also offers fishing and boating opportunities on 18-acre Crowder Lake. The family-oriented campground includes modern restrooms and shady picnic sites are scattered throughout the park.  A nature photographer's dream!

Our other fave local businesses to check out: 

Shops:

Farm House Collection
Country Heritage Furniture
The Fabric Barn
Homestead Creamery
Country Acres
Graber's Greenhouse
Jamesport Country Store
H & M Country Store
The Collection Wine & Gifts
Simply Primitives Antiques
Downhome Collectibles

Food:

Gingerich Dutch Pantry
Countryside Bakery
Country Cupboard
Anna's Bake Shop
The BBQ Depot
Jamesport Tavern

Lodging:

Arbor House Country Inn
Marydale Inn Bed & Breakfast
My Manasseh (Air BnB)
Country Escape (Air BnB)