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Free and Low Cost Family Activities

Hickory County Historical Society and Museum
Museum St. off Hwy 254, Hermitage, MO 

The Hickory County Historical Society operates a Museum and Research Room in the John Siddles Williams House on Museum Street in Hermitage, MO. With the help of donations and proceeds from fundraisers and grants, the Society is restoring the building and sharing the numerous Hickory County artifacts which have been donated by current and former county residents.

Hickory County Local Attractions

Nemo Public Use Area
Nemo Bridge, Halfway, MO 65663
Open April 16 to September 30

Pomme de Terre lake is divided into two arms which extend from the damsite. Nemo landing is located on the shorter arm, which follows the long and winding Lindley Creek and features numerous coves. Although Pomme de Terre is small in comparison to other lakes in Missouri, its clear, deep waters have plenty to offer visitors.

Pickering Park Ball Field
Hermitage, MO 65668

Pomme De Terre State Park
23451 Park Entrance Rd., Pittsburg, MO 65724

With locations on both the Hermitage and Pittsburg sides of Pomme de Terre Lake, Pomme de Terre State Park offers a little bit of everything. A marina and boat ramps make it easy to get in the water and fish for bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, or muskie. Two public swimming beaches make for great places to cool off or laze the day away. Two hiking trails satisfy an appetite for adventure. Approximately 240 campsites make the park ideal for multi-day getaways.

State Parks in the Lakes Region

Weaubleau Community Park
300 N. Broadway, Weaubleau, MO 65774

Wheatland Park
Pittsburg, MO 65742

Wheatland Sports Complex
2037 W. Sunshine St., Wheatland, MO 65779