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. An 18-acre lake, hiking trails and a natural area also are on the premises.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.