The Clarksville Visitor Information Center serves to showcase attractions and sights for those traveling the Great River Road (Highway 79 in Missouri).
The main floor of the Center includes a wonderful view of the river, an information desk and racks of brochures and maps. Gifts are available, as well as books focusing on the Mississippi River and its environs, and information in particular about the Bald Eagle. Information is also provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Missouri Department of Conservation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers relating to the river, the lock and dam and the wildlife in the area.
The Center has information on Clarksville, its artisans, events, shops and where to eat. Information concerning Pike county and the surrounding area and travel in the state of Missouri are also available. You will even find viewing scopes for that close-up look at eagles, pelicans and other wild life as well as the river and Lock and Dam No. 24.
Coming soon is the Clarksville Historical Museum in the lower level. The Visitor Center introduces Clarksville as a place that is interesting and friendly, filled with history, wildlife, good food, artists, antiques and specialty shops.
Official Great River Road Interpretive Center
The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Learn more >