Historical and cultural sites surround Morrell Legacy Ranch, always providing something new to discover. Below is a list of the most popular attractions:
Distance from Gallatin, MO – 11 miles
Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish colony west of the Mississippi and the largest colony in the state. Visitors will experience an authentic Amish town filled with town and country shops, restaurants buggies, farming and true Amish furniture workshops.
LDS Visitors Center
Distance from Gallatin, MO – 74 Miles
The Independence Visitors’ Center honors the past and the present, telling the story of the Mormon settlers in Missouri between 1831 and 1839, as well as exhibits, displays and films.
National Frontier Trails Museum
Distance from Gallatin, MO – 74 Miles
The Trails Museum tells the story of the exploration, acquisition, and settlement of the American West. An award-winning introductory film prepares visitors for the interpretive exhibits that guide them along the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. Quotations from trail diaries are extensively used, allowing pioneer travelers to tell of their experiences in their own words.
The Liberty Jail
Distance from Gallatin, MO – 58 miles
The Liberty Jail was built in 1833 and is also where Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and several other church leaders were imprisoned in 1838. Joseph Smith received three revelations in the Liberty Jail that are included in the Church’s Doctrine and Covenants today.
Jesse James Bank Museum
Distance form Gallatin, MO– 58 miles
The Jesse James Bank, located on the historic square in Liberty, Missouri, was the site of the nation’s first successful daylight peacetime bank robbery. While the robbers were never caught, the crime as attributed to the infamous James Gang. Photographs and other documents are on display for the public to view.
The Pony Express National Museum
St. Joseph, MO
Distance from Gallatin, MO – 55 miles
In 1860, the Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph served as the start of the Pony Express, where riders travelled over 2000 miles west to California on horseback to deliver messages. Today, the original stables house serves as a modern, interactive and educational tribute to the history and legend of the Pony Express.
Crowder State Park
Distance from Gallatin, MO– 23 miles
Crowder State Park is a 1,912-acre park in the rolling green hills of northern Missouri. Visitors can enjoy more than 17 miles of hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails in a forested, rugged terrain. The park also offers fishing and boating in the 18-acre Crowder Lake
Far West, MO
Distance from Gallatin, MO – 26 mile
Far West is the settlement Mormons founded in 1836 that served as the church’s headquarters during most of 1838. Cornerstones for a planned temple were laid here in July 1838, however it was never completed. A small visitor’s center is open to the public to explain the significance of this landmark.
Caldwell County, MO
Distance from Gallatin, MO – 27 miles
Settled in 1834, Haun’s Mill was the second settlement in what came to be Caldwell County. This is also the site of the Haun’s Mill massacre, an event in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A historic site located along the east bluffs above the Grand River in Daviess County, Missouri. According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is the site where Adam and Eve lived after being expelled from the Garden of Eden. They believe it will be a gathering spot for a meeting of the priesthood leadership, including prophets of all ages and other people, prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Squirrel Cage Jail
Built in 1889, the Squirrel Cage Jail in Gallatin, Missouri is one of the three remaining rotating jails in the United States. Rotary jail cells were arranged so that they rotated in a carousel fashion; allowing only one cell at a time to be accessible from the single opening.
Distance form Gallatin, MO – 253 miles
Just a short drive from Gallatin, Branson offers top-notch entertainment for the whole family. Live music shows, Silver Dollar City, champion golf courses, and premier shopping are just a few activities offered.