Exploring the Great Outdoors

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Hill of Peace Friedenberg Church

If you are of Bavarian German Lutheran descent from Perry County, Missouri, you are likely related to this group that created the Friedenberg Peace Lutheran Church.

Historic Faherty House

The Faherty House built between 1827 and 1831 is located at 11 S. Spring Street in Perryville, Mo. The four room brick and stone house has been restored to two different time periods.

Horse Island (Lewis & Clark Lookout Point)

As the sun was starting to set on Nov. 25, 1803, Lewis and Clark saw Tower Rock, a famous landmark to all rivermen. Lewis described the “immense and dangerous” whirlpool that formed below the rock in high water. Horse Island is on levee downst

Legion Lake

Nearly ten acres of fantastic winter Rainbow Trout fishing! Summer fishing has bass, crappie, blue gill, catfish and sunfish. Lake has a boat ramp, fishing jetty, pavilions, picnic tables and bathrooms. Open daily sunrise to sunset.

Legion Lake Winter Trout Fishing

Legion Lake offers fishing year round right in the heart of the City of Perryville but you would never know it with scenic views and quiet spaces. Each year it become one of the largest lake winter Rainbow trout fishing areas in Southeast Missouri

Lithium Spring

This natural lithium spring has been sought out for healing properties since the mid-1880s. The spring is around 7.7 miles from Perryville.

Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum

The Lutheran Heritage Center of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society has a state-of-the-art museum with a world-class family research library. The site interprets the 1839 German-Lutheran immigration to Perry County, Missouri.

Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a tribute to the dead and missing soldiers of the United States’ longest and most unpopular war. Perryville, Missouri, building begins on the only full-sized, black granite wall replica.

National Shrine

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is a Roman Catholic church and former Seminary in Perryville, MO. Established in 1818 it is the historic seat of the American Vincentians. Visit this historic church along with its Rosary Walk.

Old Appleton Bridge

The bridge crossing the Apple Creek was built in 1879 connecting Perry and Cape Girardeau Counties. The only iron bridge in Missouri still in its original location.

Perry County Barn Quilt Tour

The Perry County Barn Quilt Trail is a self-guided tour of fifty-five barn quilts hung in Perry County, Northern Cape County and Northern Bollinger County in Missouri. Visible from the public roadway you can enjoy a customized route of your choosi

Perry County Community Lake

This area is mostly forest with some fields. Facilities/features: picnic area, archery range, boat ramps, fishing jetties, and Perry County Community Lake (103 acres).