Sedalia Travel Guide

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    Public Library
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    Dignified Looking Church
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  • Landscape setting on Hwy 50 in town
    Landscape setting on Hwy 50 in town
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Sedalia Highlights

  • Pro
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     Nice old ornate buildings and homes 

  • Con
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     A presence of poor living conditions for many in town 

  • In a nutshell
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     A nice place to look around and go to the fair 

Sedalia Things to Do

  • Elegant Old Style Homes

    The luxury of the town has past, but some homes still are pretty well maintained, and kept up to date in color features. Most are from 1940-60's era.

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  • Downtown buildings

    There are a number of old buildings from the turn of the century-1900's that is. They have been well maintained and most still in use today. The Bothwell Hotel has been an anchor for locals to meet and visitors to stay since 1927. It has 48 rooms, and all still featuring the theme of old days. The Fox theater looks to be newer at maybe 1950's?

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  • Ornate Churches

    The first church is from 1889, and now closed due to cost to maintain this huge monument. The other is the local main Methodist church and very active.

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  • First Baptist Church

    The First Methodist Church is made of Missouri limestone from Carthage. The structure was built in early 1900's, and still is active with members today.

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  • What I missed...

    Unfortunately, I was too late to visit Sedalia's Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the campus of State Fair Community College, and the Katy (railroad) Depot Historic Site. More importantly, I would like to return some day to attend the annual Ragtime Festival. Several of my friends make it a point to venture to Sedalia every year for this...

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  • Bothwell Lodge

    Bothwell Lodge sits atop a scenic bluff north of Sedalia on Hwy 65. It is no longer used as hotel or residence, but is open for tours. The surrounding grounds, formerly John Homer Bothwell's Stony Ridge Farm, feature some very nice picnic areas, a hiking trail, and places for the kids to play.

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  • Pettis Country Courthouse

    One of Missouri's "newer" courthouses, having been built in 1924, this building also contains a collection of historical memorabilia.

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  • Downtown Sedalia Business District

    Many of the buildings in downtown date to the 1870s. There are a couple of good examples of Romanesque Revival architecture, as well as several in the Italianate style.

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  • Missouri State Fair

    The Missouri State Fair one of the largest and best in the country. Have a good time at the Fair. There are plenty of thing's to do, to see, to eat & to drink.Have a corn dog, a beer or soda and go check out all of the exhibits. Then go to the grandstand and see the show, usually a famous band or singer. You can also watch the modified stock cars...

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Sedalia Restaurants

  • Hamburger at its best

    The place is a slower/fast food drive-in, but has that local charm and actual hand made burgers & malts. Prices are extremely reasonable. A combo of drink, fries and large burger is only $4.63. Malts are $3.26, and about 4-5 scoops of real ice cream mixed up The double burger for $3.26 is a bargin, and huge at maybe 1/2 pound in sizew

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  • Hamburger at its best

    The place is a slower/fast food drive-in, but has that local charm and actual hand made burgers & malts. Prices are extremely reasonable. A combo of drink, fries and large burger is only $4.63. Malts are $3.26, and about 4-5 scoops of real ice cream mixed up The double burger for $3.26 is a bargin, and huge at maybe 1/2 pound in sizew

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    9 Hotels in Sedalia

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Sedalia Shopping

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    by basstbn Updated Feb 18, 2005

    In the photo, you see a closed door. I was too late to get in. On a return visit to Sedalia this will be my first destination. This shop contains an outstanding collection of ragtime music, recordings and merchandise.

    What to buy: Ragtime music, recordings, and other merchandise. If nothing else, buy a copy of "Maple Leaf Rag" written here in Sedalia by Scott Joplin. This song was the first piece of printed music to sell one million copies.

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Sedalia Warnings and Dangers

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    Vehicles BAck up on street-Hwy 50

    by BruceDunning Written Aug 19, 2010

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    It takes a while to get end to end on this mid sized town-like 20 minutes due to all the cars of the strip. Hwy 50 runs through the middle, and that brings ll travelers and locals together

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    by AFWifeMomof3 Written Jul 1, 2005

    Favorite thing: The State Fair is held here every August. If you have a fond attraction to farm animals or farm equipment, this is an absolute must see. :)
    There are quite a few rides and they are trying to make it a little less about faming and a little more well-rounded.
    They normally have some big music stars to come perform too.

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