Bethel Travel Guide

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Bethel Things to Do

  • MILLER HAUS

    This was the last house built by the colony - presently occupied - and was built for the teachers of the colony school. It is along Main Street.

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  • MAIN STREET

    Today, there are only 117 people living in Bethel and many are old. The town is quiet exceptfor the occasional dog and rumbling trucks that sometimes respect the 35 mph speed limits.

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  • COLONY SCHOOL

    On the northeast edge of town, this is the old original colonial schoolhouse, slowly, but inevitably being taken over by vegetation.

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  • DAVID BOWER HAUS

    David Bower was the owner of the Bethel General Store. The house was built in 1846 and is presently occupied. One of Bower's descendants, Lucille Bower has been a moving force in trying to preserve both Bethel's buildings and its history.

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  • DAS GROSSE HAUS

    Built in 1846, Das Grosse House (The Big House) featured of local restaurant downstairs with upstairs rooms for bachelor men. Today there is an antique shop in part of the building, but it didn't look like it was regularly open?

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  • VAN DIVER HAUS - 'CROOKED HOUSE'

    This house predates the colony, being built about 1842. Supposedly the foundation was laid down according to the position of the North Star and is said to be the only house in town 'straight with the World'. The original colonists spent their first winter in this house. Locals call the house, the Crooked House and it does appear at an angle to how...

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Bethel Restaurants

  • Food from the Heartland

    There are not many places to overnight in this area of Missouri, just here or the Fest Halle in Bethel. I cannot comment personally on the accommodations or meals but locals in Bethel had only good evaluations of the steaks served up.

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  • This is IT for Bethel!!

    Located in a post colonial, but still old farm supply building, the Fest Halle Restaurant serves as the meeting point for the village today. Inexpensive meals are served up. Good simple food. You can meet the locals here every morning as they coffee up.The Bed/Breakfast is also owned by the restaurant. Overnight rates were only $15/nt . You don't...

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Bethel Off The Beaten Path

  • SHARPE HOME

    On the south side of the lake is Charles Sharpe’s home. He was raised in nearby La Belle, Missouri and went on to found and head the Ozark National Life Insurance Company in Kansas City. He has a long history with Christian evangelism and serves Heartland in a similar fashion that Dr Keil served Bethel in the 19th...

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  • HEARTLAND HOMES

    Providing a place for the families that make up the Heartland Community, tract housing extends north between the school-administrative complexes towards Heartland’s manmade lake. Houses are modest for the most part, becoming slightly grander towards the lake.http://www.heartland-ministries.org/map.html for directions

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  • NATION'S HARVEST BIBLE COLLEGE

    Located on the north shore of Heartland’s private lake is the Nation's Harvest Bible College. The school offers several educational pathways – ‘Leadership Track: Do you have what it takes to be a martyr?’ Students coming here need to be of a very serious inclination. ‘In a generation of no absolutes, we absolutely serve...

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