Century Casino Caruthersville is a decent casino in the small town of Caruthersville, Missouri. So if you’re looking for a hot small-town vacation, you came to the right place.
But as you probably know, other than the casino, there is probably little to do here in Caruthersville, Missouri. And that’s where we come in.
Today’s post will list the hottest spots to visit in Caruthersville, so that when you’re finished playing at the nearby casino, you have a solid list of places to visit.
Since it’s a small town, expect more outdoorsy things to do in the area, with the occasional museum and historical building that all small towns in America seem to have.
Are you ready to learn more? Keep reading.
1 – Reelfoot Lake State Park and Pontoon Boat Cruise
Head over to 2595 Hwy 21 E. in nearby Tiptonville, Tennessee, and you will discover Redfoot Lake State Park and Pontoon Boat Cruises. If the great outdoors in the Heartland is your thing, odds are you will spend quite a bit of time exploring the place.
So, what are some of the fun things to do in one of Missouri’s finest state parks?
For one, if you’re into either forestry or nature watching, you will love what Redfoot Lake State Park offers. You’ll find anything from the breathtaking bald and golden eagles that inhabit, this place to the colorful cypress trees during the waning part of the year.
And if you’re here at the right time, you will even come across this cool eagle festival. You can’t go wrong when you venture to the park, and it’s also a great place to camp out if you’re into that sort of thing, given their fully-equipped campsites.
Want more information on things to do? Make sure you check out the visitor center, where the staff is always happy to point you to the hottest spots within the hot spot.
And if you’re interested in a boat tour, check out the Pontoon Boat Cruise. Reviewers have raved about this cool opportunity to tour the river and catch a close-up of the area’s wildlife in action. However, you want to get there early as the boat tour leaves at 9:00 am during the weekday, as one reviewer noted.
Some have come to the park for relaxation as opposed to recreation. But if you’re looking for a few more activities to take part in, check out the boating, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities. Or if you’d rather stay on land, there are plenty of hiking trails to tackle.
2 – Dyer County Veterans’ Walk of Fame
If you’re looking for a quick stop from Century Casino Caruthersville, check out Dyer County Veterans’ Walk of Fame. This one won’t take much time out of your day, with many visitors stating they spent about 10 minutes at the place.
However, if you’re looking for a quick history lesson regarding those from the area who served in different wars throughout the ages, it’s worth checking out.
The grounds surrounding the Walk of Fame are also well-kept and you’re getting a few cool scenic views in the surrounding area. Again, it’s not a place to spend all day. But if you’re a fan of local history or if you’re looking for a few minutes in the Heartland’s great outdoors, it’s worth the draw.
3 – Delta Gateway Museum
Like the Dyer County Veterans’ Walk of Fame above it, you will find a plethora of regional history lessons here at Delta Getaway Museum at 210 W. Main Street in Blytheville, Arkansas. Yes, we were in Tennessee earlier, the casino is in Missouri, and now this third attraction is in Arkansas.
Such is life when you’re venturing to an area where three states meet. It was always worth seeing the looks on faces when I’d tell them you could be in three states within 15 minutes.
They have quite the collection of exhibits from every period imaginable, and like many regional history museums, you won’t spend longer than an hour here. Despite its size, reviewers have praised the museum for its ability to cover a diverse group of topics, which is often rare for a small-town museum.
4 – Historic Greyhound Bus Depot and Visitors Center
Many reviewers have stated Blytheville is a struggling area. And like many areas that have seen better days, you’re getting a lot of history there. We covered the Gateway Museum, and the Veterans’ Walk of Fame; two prominent history spots in the region.
But the Historic Greyhound Bus Depot and Visitors Center may be the most historical of the lot. Many who have left the area return here to reminisce on a time that once was. If you head over and check out the old bus depot and visitors center, you may come across former residents of the town stopping by.
It’s always cool to sit back and listen to their stories. And the building and district it’s located in speaks for itself as well. When you arrive, you can feel the history here, and see in the mind’s eye regarding the simpler days of public travel.
If you’re interested in a visual on even more local history, head over to 109 5th Street in Blytheville, Arkansas and check out the Historic Greyhound Bus Depot.
5 – Caruthersville Water Tower
If you’re not looking to travel far from Century Casino Caruthersville, the Caruthersville Water Tower, also known as “The Lighthouse” because of its shape, is yet another good place in the area for a taste of history.
As with the Walk of Fame, this one won’t take much time out of your day to visit, and again, it’s just a short jaunt from the casino. Built in 1903, it boasts a stand-pipe design and you will also notice some nods to Gothic Architecture within its design too.
If you’re interested in checking out his (not-so) hidden gem, it’s located at W. 3rd Street in Caruthersville. So, take an ultra-quick break from the real money slots and tables, grab the phone camera, and snap a few photos of one of the most unique water towers you will ever lay eyes on.
6 – That Bookstore in Blytheville
If you’re near the Delta Getaway Museum or the Historic Greyhound Bus Stop, make sure you check out That Bookstore in Blytheville. Yes, physical bookstores are still around; mainly because this is more than a bookstore; although books are the main draw here.
You will find a few historical artifacts lined up throughout the interior, so it’s more than worth checking out even if you’re not a compulsive reader. But if you are, you will find more than a few hidden gems located here, along with some of the area’s top local authors.
It boasts a warm atmosphere, cheerful owners, and they exert wonderful customer service. The bookstore has been regularly visited by John Grisham in the past, so if you’re familiar with his works, you will find a solid collection of them here.
They sell limited editions of certain books, hand-signed copies by some of the world’s most famous authors, and so much more. If you’re looking for something limited, the books aren’t cheap.
But they’re a fine and unique piece of memorabilia to add to your collection if you won something over at Century Casino Caruthersville.
Best yet, if you name the genre, they have it. If you’re someone who still loves physical books over e-books, That Bookstore in Blytheville is a good place to visit and pick up your next great read.
Our Final Thoughts on These Attractions
As you can see, there are no more than small-town attractions near Century Casino Caruthersville, such as the Walk of Fame and the historic bus depot and nearby water tower.
But as with all small-town attractions, you’re getting something far different than the norm. So, if you’re looking for attractions that are a little more eclectic than your typical attractions, then you can turn your trip to the region into an unforgettable experience.
Have you visited Century Casino Caruthersville? How about any casinos in Missouri? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments and let us know if you ventured to any of the above attractions. We are looking forward to reading your stories.