Black River Coliseum:

Address:  301 South 5th Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)686-8001
Web Site:  Black River Coliseum
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The Black River Coliseum invites you to join them for some of the greatest entertainment in Southeast Missouri.  The Coliseum is located in historic downtown Poplar Bluff along the banks of the celebrated Black River.  This state-of-the-art 115,000 square foot multi-purpose facility houses concerts, sporting events, family shows, trade shows, conventions and banquets, just to name a few.  It has a seating capacity of 5,000 for concerts, 4,500 for sporting events and 4,000 for rodeos, and has facilities to accommodate business meetings, training classes, receptions, and seminars.

Black River Coliseum Aquatic Center:

Address:  301 South 5th Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)686-8001
Web Site:  Black River Coliseum Aquatic, Fitness, & Recreation Center
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Bloodworth House:

Address:  626 Cynthia Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)785-5295
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During your stay in Poplar Bluff, you are invited to tour the Bloodworth House, which headquarters the Claudia Foundation founded in 1989 by television writer, producer and director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.  The original red brick Queen Anne style cottage built around 1910 was the home of the C.T. Bloodworth family for many years.  Today, this home has been restored as an English Baroque stately home in the style of the William and Mary Period (1689-1702).

Epps-Houts Museum:

Address:  County Road 451, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)785-2734

Learn about the world through artwork and sculpture from thirteen countries.  Africa, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran are some of the countries’ works displayed in addition to others.  For further information or to schedule a visit, contact Erma Epps at (573) 785-2734.

Keener Springs Recreation Area:

Address:  3425  JJ, Williamsville, MO 63967
Phone: (573) 998-3211
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ACTIVITIES This lovely, wooded setting serves as the perfect background for all your favorite outdoor activities. We are privately owned and operated. Reservations are required to access our facility. Day Pass: $5 per person On-site Activities * Boating (Ramp Pass $5 per boat, per day) * Canoeing * Swimming * Picnic Ar * Grilling by the river * Campfire * Hiking * Bird Watching * Bathhouse.

Lake Wappapello:

Address:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 10992 Highway T, Wappapello, MO  63966-9603
Phone:  (573)222-8562
Lake Stage Information:  (573) 222-8139
Web Site:  Lake Wappapello Corps of Engineers
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Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake offers activities for all walks of life.  Several annual special events are held at the lake, such as the Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous, Intertribal Living Indian Village, Disabled Persons Fishing Day, Annual Drag Boat Races, Waterfest, Old Greenville Days and the Festival of Lights.  Wappapello Lake has over 44,000 acres of public lands and water, which welcome hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, camping and picnicking.  Interpretation of the natural resources through trails, Visitor Center exhibits and various programs highlights the natural beauty found in Southeast Missouri.  Ranger Willie B. Safe and the safety team invite you to play it safe and explore the diversity of recreational opportunities that await you at Wappapello Lake.  Come join us!

Margaret Harwell Art Museum:

Address:  421 North Main, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573) 686-8002
Web Site:  Margaret Harwell Art Museum
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The Margaret Harwell Art Museum is an active and vital cultural resource for southeastern Missouri.  As one of only five city art museums in Missouri, it offers a comprehensive program of traveling exhibits, art classes, educational programs for children and a growing permanent collection of works by contemporary Missouri artists.

Mark Twain National Forest:

Address:  1420 Maud Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)785-1475
Web Site:  Mark Twain National Forest

The Poplar Bluff Ranger District, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, Missouri contains 150,000 acres open to the public for hiking, camping, hunting, bird watching, bike riding and canoeing.  The District is well know for its fall foliage.  The Poplar Bluff Ranger District manages several developed recreation areas:  Pinewoods Lake is one mile west of Ellsinore, Missouri on Highway 60.  Camping, picnicking and fishing are permitted here.  Markam Springs Recreation Area, located three miles west of Williamsville, Missouri on State Route 49, is a concession operated area providing hiking, camping, picnicking and boat access to Black River.  The newest Recreation Area in the Poplar Bluff Ranger District is the Hendrickson Boat Launch and Trailhead.  Located ten miles north of Poplar Bluff on Highway 67, this facility provides boat access to the river pools near the Williamsville Stone Plant.

Mingo Wildlife Refuge:

Address:  24279 State Highway 51, Puxico, MO  63960
Phone:  (573)222-3589
Web Site:  Mingo Wildlife Refuge
E-mail Address:  Mingo Wildlife Refuge

When the last of the glaciers retreated over one million years ago, the mighty Mississippi River carved its way through the area we call Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.  Although the primary purpose of the over 21,000 acres is to provide food and shelter for migratory waterfowl, the refuge is open for hiking, canoeing, fishing and nature study.  Mingo Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 21,676 acres of mostly hardwood bottomland swamp.  The refuge is the only large tract of bottomland forest left in the bootheel of Missouri.  The Mingo swamp was formed about 18,000 years ago when the Mississippi River shifted to the east, leaving a dense swamp to form in its abandoned channel.  In 1945, the area was established as a National Wildlife Refuge, primarily to provide resting, nesting, and feeding habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds.

Moark Regional Railroad Museum:

Address:  303 Moran Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)785-4539

The Moark Regional Railroad Museum offers visitors the chance to see displays of model trains and photographs of early railroading days which depict logging, lumber mills, factories, area train depots, the early steam engine and a dining car display.  The museum features a train room with a model train layout which takes visitors on an imaginary train ride through an interesting countryside, featuring farms, cities, mountains, mining, the desert, rivers and industrial sites.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways:

Address:  PO Box 490, Van Buren, MO 63965
Phone:  (573) 323-4236
Web Site: or Ozark National Scenic Riverways was created by an Act of Congress on August 24, 1964, to protect 134 miles of the Current and Jacks Rivers in the Ozark Highlands of southeastern Missouri. The clean, clear waters of these two beautiful rivers provide excellent opportunities for johnboating, canoeing, swimming, fishing and tubing. Hunting is also an authorized use within the Riverways’ boundaries. The landscape is predominantly rural, with broadleaf forests and occasional open fields.

Ozark Ridge Golf Course:

Address:  3045 Cravens Rd, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Phone:  (573) 686-8634
The 18-hole “Ozark Ridge” course at the Ozark Ridge golf course facility in Poplar Bluff, Missouri features 6,247 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 70.0 and it has a slope rating of 113.  Designed by Edmund B. Ault, ASGCA, the Ozark Ridge golf course opened in 1981. Bobby Godwin manages the course as the Pro Shop Manager.

Poplar Bluff Historical Museum:

Address:  1010 North Main Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)785-2220

The Poplar Bluff Historical Museum houses information on the history of Poplar Bluff and Butler County as well as having displays on Public Schools, bowling/golf, Poplar Bluff Sports Hall of Fame, Veterans, Conservation Commission/U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Postal Service and the Boy and Girl Scouts.

Hydro Adventures Waterpark:

Address:  2801 Cheshire Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Phone:  (573)727-9322
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The Rodgers Theatre:

Address:  204 North Broadway Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Phone: (573) 718-2045
Website: Rodgers Theatre