Major Local Attractions
Marshall's most well-known attractions have become a staple for tourism in our town. We pride ourselves on the maintenance and preservation of these attractions, which define our culture
and our history.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Be sure to 'share' your experiences with us on our Visit Marshall MO Facebook page so we can treasure these timeless attractions with you!
Located in the Marshall Welcome Center
Missouri's infamous "State Wonder Dog" lived in Marshall in the 1920's, during a time of expansion and exploration in our town. We have several monuments dedicated to the memory of "Jim" and his uncanny canine abilities. Be sure you include time for Jim in your schedule!
Missouri Valley College is a four-year liberal arts college, located on a beautiful campus in the middle of Marshall. For generations, "MoVal" has provided education to local, national and international students. Check out a game, rodeo, theater performance or visit its historic campus!
Indian Foothills Park is Marshall's 325 acre park offering visitors every activity under the sun. Take a dip at our aquatic center, play golf (disc or club), skateboard or simply walk through the colorful rolling hills. Whatever your outdoor passion, Indian Foothills has something for you.
Saline County has partnered with two surrounding counties to provide visitors and locals a glimpse of our agricultural roots... through barn quilts. These colorful designs, with thoughtful history, get tourists motoring on the barn quilt trail... out of town and into our beautiful agricultural countryside.
In the 1870's, a sixty-four acre plot south of Marshall was purchased by freed slaves and Pennytown was established. This once thriving black community now consists of a refurbished church and historic markers describing life during this important time in our nation. Each August, decedents of Pennytown return to the area for annual homecoming festivities.
Saline County Fairgrounds is anything but typical! A beautifully refurbished amphitheater, newly redesigned multi-purpose building and fantastic rodeo arena await your visit. There is something going on year round including concerts, festivals, rodeos, the county fair, the Missouri State Corn Husking competition and much more!