Van Meter State Park

32146 N. SR 122
Miami, MO 65344- Map It
(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. 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.
Free.
Hours: Park open daily 8 a.m.-dusk. Cultural center open Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-5, May-Sept.; Thurs.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-5, in Apr.; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-5, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.