Description - Nathan Boone was a genuine Missouri icon – a hunter, soldier, surveyor, and businessman. Boone carried his father’s name – he was the youngest son of Daniel Boone – deep into the Missouri wilderness. His last home, preserved at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, is now a place to travel back to the 1830s. Come explore his home and the cemeteries associated with it and learn more about one of the families that defined early Missouri.
- Take a guided tour of Boone's home during normal hours.A variety of special events are held each year interpreting Boone’s life. Hike along the Interpretive Trail System. Relax or enjoy a picnic lunch in the historic site's small picnic area, which has seven tables available.
Recreation - Activities at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site include; tours of Boone's home, hiking the Interpretive Trail System or enjoying a picnic at the site's small picnic area.
Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.
The Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located in the south western portion of the state near Ash Grove Missouri. Directions from Springfield:Head west on Park Central W toward S Patton Ave, Continue onto W College St., Turn right onto N Kansas Expy., Turn left onto W Kearney St., Turn right onto US-160 W/NW Bypass, Continue to follow US-160 W and turn right onto N Calhoun Ave/Missouri V
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