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Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

. Description:  Mill and farm with associated buildings surviving from the original small community surrounding the mill
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How to find: 
Address:
26600 Park Road North
Lawson, MO 64062

Parent Organization:
Missouri DNR, Division of State Parks
Contacts
Phone 816 296-3357
Toll Free 800 379-6946
fax 816 580-3784
URL
Missouri DNR
   www.mostateparks.com/wwmill/

Watkins Mill Association
http://www.watkinsmill.org/
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Visitor Center Apr -Oct 10:30 - 5 9:30 - 5 9:30 - 5 9:30 - 5 9:30 - 5 9:30 - 5 9:30 - 5
Visitor Center Nov -Mar
Dec-Feb tours only Fri-Sat-Sun
9:30 - 4:30 9:30 - 4:30 9:30 - 4:30 9:30 - 4:30 9:30 - 4:30 9:30 - 4:30 9:30 - 4:30
Season  Weekday tours leave on the hour, alternating house and mill tours.  At peak season, house is open all day, mill tours hourly. Park office opens at 8, Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of aug 2007
entrance to grounds is free, fees are for tours
6-12 $1.50, under 6 free    $2.50    call
Special Fees:  family $12 
Additional Group Info:  Tours are limited to 15 people due to space and floor load considerations 816 580-3387
Special Tours & Pricing: 
Reservation Contact:  
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Entering either the mill or the farm requires the presence of a guide, which usually means taking a tour.  Self-guided tours of the exteriors are available weekdays Dec-Feb, for a reduced ticket rate. Adjacent to state park.  
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period 1870 Type of Site Village
Buildings: Watkins Woolen Mill (1860), Watkins House (1850), school (1856), church (1871), authentic outbuildings (1850-1880)
Interpreters: tour guides Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic  Yes
Vending/
Snacks
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name      
Sleeping Description

Capacity/ Availability

Reservations/ Contact

Camping/RV 98 RV/tent sites 26600 Park Rd North
Lawson MO  64602
816 296-3357
Cabins      
Recreation

Description

Availability Contact
Trails/Hiking Yes, foot, horse, and bike    
Athletic Facilities      
Other Beach (10-sunset), boat launch, fishing    
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Nearby Attractions:
towns:  6mi  Kearney, Excelsior Springs, Mosby, Crystal Lakes, Holt

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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact

Bed & Breakfast

 
Dougherty House 302 North Water Street
Liberty MO 64068
816 792-4888
Hospitality Inn B&B 400 South Jefferson
Kearney MO 64060
816 628-3922
International Guest House Liberty MO 64068 816 781-5055
Mercantile Manor 117 North Water Street
Liberty Street MO 64068
816 792-5811
Apple Blossom Inn 200 West Broadway Street
Plattsburg MO 64477
816 930-3243
B&B of Liberty 222 West Franklin Street
Liberty MO 64068
816 792-2688
Sugartree Inn 523 West Kansas Avenue
Liberty MO 64068
816 781-9553
Wynbrick Inn B&B 1701 Wynbrick Drive
Liberty MO 64068
816 781-4900
Far West Country Inn 961 East 5th Street
Kidder MO 64649
816 575-2821
Serendipity B&B 116 South Pleasant Street
Independence MO 64050
816 833-4719
Hotel/Motel Reserve rooms in Kearney at Expedia Click Here For Bookings in Excelsior Springs
Elms Resort & Spa 401 Regent Street
Excelsior Springs MO 64024
816 630-5500
Monterey Motel 217 Concourse Avenue
Excelsior Springs MO 64024
816 637-3171
Days Inn 400 Platte Clay Way
Kearney MO 64060
816 628-2288
Econo Lodge 505 Shanks Avenue
Kearney MO 64060
816 628-5111
Holt Steele Inn IH 35
Holt MO 64048
816 264-3311
Super 8 Motel 210 Platte Clay Way
Kearney MO 64060
816 628-6800
James Inn 342 North Water Street
Liberty MO 64068
816 781-3677
Red Rooster Inn JCT 13
Polo MO 64671
660 354-2449
Hampton Inn 8551 Church Road
Kansas City MO 64157
816 415-9600
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Last Update: 01/09/2010

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