A fall drive
in the country
Touring southwest Missouri
just something about a drive through the countryside in the fall and
Missouri has no shortage of great places to visit on one of those backroad
One such place is southwest Missouri where on a bright, sunny afternoon
you can still find plenty of locally grown garden produce at farmers
markets like the one shown on this page. Bailey Richardson of Neosho
is a regular at a farmers market on the Newton County Courthouse
Neosho is a beautiful stop on a fall drive. The town offers several
parks and other public places including one on the eastern edge of town
which features whats claimed to be the worlds largest flower
box. The box is actually a 66-foot-long railroad gondola car. In fact,
Neosho is known as the Flower Box City.
Other parks include the Neosho National Fish Hatchery, the oldest operating
federal hatchery in the country, and Big Spring Park, which features
its namesake spring bubbling out from a bluff. Neosho is also rich in
history and offers a number of museums to tour including the Newton
County Historical Park which has three.
For information about attractions in Neosho and Newton County contact
the Neosho Chamber of Commerce at 308 West Spring St., Neosho, MO 64850,
(417) 451-1925; or visit on line at www.neoshocc.com.