100 East Spring Street | Boonville, MO 65233
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4pm year round, and 10am - 2pm Saturday and Sundays April through October
The new visitors center and museum opened up to the public this summer for visitor information and as a new attraction. The River, Rails and Trails museum tells the story of the Boonville area’s history starting with Lewis and Clark and features a half scale Keel Boat. There is also a replica fort children’s area, an authentic wagon, steamboat history, and lots of train memorabilia. The visitors center side features lots of brochures and information for the area and some great souvenirs for the Katy trail and Boonville. For those traveling on the trail there are snacks, and beverages for sale to recharge and a seating area to rest or wait for rest of your party. Located right next to the Katy Trailhead for Boonville, we are also in the historic Depot District which includes the first phase of the Katy Train Bridge that is open to the public. Across the street is the Katy Depot which houses the Chamber of Commerce office and a Bike Shop, and just a half a block away is the Mitchell Antique Motorcar Museum, which you can arrange a tour for here at the visitors center.