Van Meter State Park

32146 N. SR 122
Miami, MO 65344- Map It
Phone: (660) 886-7537

AAA Editor Notes

Van Meter State Park is 6.5 mi. s. on SR 41S, then 4 mi. w. on SR 122 to 32146 N. SR 122. The 1,100-acre park grounds preserve burial sites, ceremonial mounds, a hand-dug earthwork and other remnants of a Missouria Indian village mapped by French explorers in 1673. Exhibits and a large mural at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center interpret this and other ancient and Native American cultures—some of which date from 10,000 B.C.—to inhabit the area. Hiking trails and Lake Wooldridge are also within the park. Note: The road to Lake Wooldridge is closed November through March. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Free.
Hours: Park open daily 8 a.m.-dusk. Cultural center open Wed.-Sun. 10-4, May-Sept.; Fri.-Sun. 10-4, in Apr.; Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.