The Katy Trailhead in Boonville, Missouri offers many of the attractions you would expect in one of the trails larger stops but keeps the small town feel. If biking from Rocheport you will be treated to a ride across the Boonslick Bridge where you can take in the sights of the historic Katy bridge that spans over the Big Muddy.
The historic Katy Bridge is in the process of a restoration and residents hope to one day open the entire span to the public. More details can be found at http://savethekatybridge.org/
Once you cross the span of the Boonslick bridge you will be greeted to historic main street with turn of the century buildings such as Hotel Frederick. The best burger in mid Missouri can be found a few blocks down Main at Maggie’s Bar and Grill, or, you can follow the Katy Trail past the Isle of Capri Casino and visit the beautiful trailhead.
The historic Boonville MKT Depot houses the Boonville Chamber of Commerce and Champion Bicycles if you need a quick tune up or snack. You can also explore the restored MKT caboose and museum
Historic Main street offers plenty of shopping, restaurants, and small town charm.
This hotel was built in 1905 and underwent a 4 million dollar renovation in 2007. It features 30 beautifully appointed guest rooms, restaurant, and bar.
Feeling lucky? The Isle of Capri Casino is located right across from the Boonville trail head and features a hotel, restaurants, gaming, and entertainment.
Easily the best burger in mid Missouri and the locals know it. Enjoy the warm atmosphere and friendly patrons at this gem. They have a full and diverse menu as well as an extensive draft beer list with local favorites.
If you are in the mood for BBQ give your taste buds a treat! Watch out KC BBQ fans, Buerkey’s may have you beat!
Light fare, breakfast, lunch, and fantastic coffee. You can’t miss this coffee shop as it sits right across from the Katy depot.