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Tourism in Pike County, MO


Pike County offers a variety of attractions

Art and antique lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts are all drawn to Louisiana and its surrounding areas. With breathtaking views, shops filled with restored and handcrafted items, nature trails, historic homes, and the charm of the small river towns, there is something for everyone.

Scenic Byway

The Little Dixie Highway of The Great River Road is a 26-mile stretch of history, scenic views, cultural diversity and education in Pike County.

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There are several nature hot spots in Pike County that draw a multitude of visitors each year, including Ted  Shanks Conservation Area, Lock and Dam 24, Ranacker Wildlife Area and Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge.

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Historic Louisiana

The city has a passion for its history and architecture. Residents of the city’s historic districts show off some of their most beloved properties during scheduled home tours. These home tours offer visitors a chance to see more than a dozen of Louisiana’s finest Federal and early Victorian mansions.


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Louisiana Annual Colorfest

The Louisiana Country Colorfest is a traditional street festival including arts, crafts, food and entertainment.

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Local Artists

Participants along Missouri’s first Scenic By-Way are excited about living and creating art along the beautiful Mississippi River and want to share their studios, galleries, art and unique shops with you.

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Louisiana’s Great Mansions and Estates Tour, 50 Miles of Art Tour, a drive along the Scenic Byway 79 and many other adventures await you in and around the picturesque river town of Louisiana.

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