Visit the Past While You're Here...

History is Everywhere You Look.


Lexington offers a unique mix of past and present, just waiting for you to explore. Known for the Civil War's "Battle of the Hemp Bales", people seek out the famous cannonball which is still embedded in one of the columns of our legendary downtown courthouse.


You can explore the Civil War battlefield, access the banks of the Missouri River, experience scenic views of the river valley from the bluffs, see original antebellum homes (the largest number per capita in the state of Missouri), and much more.


Lexington is also a part of a rich agricultural region with orchards, wineries, and beautiful rolling scenery that makes a day trip such an enjoyable and relaxing experience.


Discover one of the true jewels of Missouri. For shopping, dining, sightseeing, Lexington and the surrounding region offers plenty to see and do.


Explore the past, discover the Lexington, Missouri.


 Links to help plan and expand

your visit to Lexington


Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce:


Lexington Tourism Bureau:


City of Lexington:


Old Trails Region:

River Reader Books  |  1010 Main Street  |  Lexington, MO 64067  |  660.259.4996

Hours of Business - Tuesday through Saturday, 10am -4:30pm  |  Closed Sunday & Monday