Adventures & Attractions


Holt County offers many adventures and attractions. 

Mound City

Located directly on Interstate 29 Highway, offers dining, fuel, and hotel options.  While there, visit the nine-hole Golf Course, Sports Complex, City Park, or enjoy a performance at the State Theater.  Mound City Development Corporation is well on its way to establishing Mound City as a great Missouri Wine Country area.  An annual Winefest celebration is held at Griffith Park.  The Holt County Historical Society, located in Mound City, not only operates a Genealogy and Research Center but supports the Society’s Mound City Museum housed in the former Burlington Northern Railroad Depot. 


The county seat hosts a modern courthouse design worth visiting and is located on the Lewis & Clark Trail.  The Holt County Museum and Research  Center, located by the Courthouse, allows a look back in time for the area. 

Forest City

Visit the Forest City Drug Store Museum, the museum will enlighten travelers with unique theme displays and activities. 


Hosts the Ethanol plant and imports corn grown from within the county and Northwest Missouri region. 


If you like to hunt check out the guided hunting tours, lodging, and dining.

Corning and Maitland

Offer that small hometown feel without the hustle and bustle of big town living. 

Big Lake

Hosts recreational water activities within the largest oxbow lake in Missouri.  It is also adjacent to Big Lake State Park which has the largest marsh in a state park in the state of Missouri. 

Holt County offers opportunities to visit several Missouri Department of Conservation locations where hunting, fishing, and camping can be done.  Holt County also hosts Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge.  The refuge, established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, serves as a feeding and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.  It was officially named one of America’s Top 500 Globally Important Bird Areas.  In December, the refuge celebrates Eagle Days.  As many as 300 immature and adult bald eagles and an occasional golden eagle may be seen during this migration peak.  A record 476 bald eagles were counted during a 2001 survey.  While you’re there, don’t forget to climb our Loess Bluffs and gaze at the Missouri River valley of wide open spaces. 


Bald Eagles at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge


Big Lake State Park


Windmill in Holt County at sunset

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