Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week

Welcome to Perry County, Missouri, where history, nature, and community charm create an unforgettable destination. This National Travel & Tourism Week, we invite you to explore the rich heritage and vibrant culture of our county. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful getaway, Perry County has something special for everyone. Here are the must-visit spots you won’t want to miss on your trip.

1. Missouri National Veterans Memorial

Begin your journey with a visit to the Missouri National Veterans Memorial in Perryville. This powerful tribute honors all U.S. veterans and features a full-scale black granite replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The serene and reflective environment offers a space to honor and remember those who have served our nation. The memorial also includes beautiful gardens, a chapel, and educational exhibits, making it a poignant and essential stop.

2. National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Next, visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. This spiritual and historical site is a place of peace and reflection, attracting visitors from all over the world. Explore the beautiful church, gardens, and visitor center to learn about the history and significance of the shrine.

3. Perry County Courthouse
The Perry County Courthouse is a historical landmark that stands as a testament to our county’s rich history. Built-in 1904, this courthouse is an architectural marvel and a symbol of our community’s heritage. Take a guided tour to learn about its unique architectural features and the pivotal moments in history that have taken place within its walls.

4. Tower Rock
For breathtaking natural beauty, head to Tower Rock, a massive limestone rock formation in the Mississippi River. This geological wonder has been a navigational landmark for centuries and offers stunning views, especially when the river is low and the rock is accessible on foot. It’s a perfect spot for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

5. Ball Mill Resurgence Natural Area
Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the Ball Mill Resurgence Natural Area, where a unique geological phenomenon occurs. This natural area features a sinkhole that “resurges” water, creating a fascinating and dynamic landscape. The area is also home to diverse plant and animal life, making it ideal for hiking and nature observation.

6. Frohna Heritage Site
Step back in time at the Frohna Heritage Site, part of the Saxon Lutheran Memorial. This historic site preserves the heritage of the early German Lutheran settlers who arrived in the area in the 1830s. Explore the well-preserved buildings, including log cabins and a church, and learn about the settlers’ way of life through exhibits and events.

Perry County, Missouri, promises a blend of history, nature, and community spirit. This National Travel & Tourism Week, come and discover the treasures that make our county a unique and welcoming place to visit. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the best of Perry County with you.

For more information on planning your trip, visit our website Visit Perry County
or contact the Perry County Heritage Tourism office.

Happy travels, and we can’t wait to see you in Perry County!