Bothwell Lodge State Historical Site

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Unknown
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $4.00
Address
19349 Bowthwell State Park Road
Sedalia, MO 65301
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Bothwell Lodge State Historical Site, located in Sedalia, Missouri, is a monument to 20th-century Midwestern living. Situated atop a bluff, the lodge itself affords breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Named for its chief architect, John Homer Bothwell, this historic estate is comprised of 31 rooms spread out of 12,000 square feet. The lodge was originally built as a retreat for Bothwell and his friends to enjoy in their leisure time and still bears most of its original furniture and home decor. 

For those preferring a little outdoor adventure, Bothwell Lodge Historical Site is also home to a 3-mile trail which is conducive to both hiking and biking. Tours of the property are also available for a nominal fee. While dogs are welcome on the premises, they are not permitted any access to the lodge or trails. Dogs visiting the property with their owners are to remain on a lead at all times. Park regulations governing all Missouri State Parks mandate that leads be no more than 10 feet in length.

Poop bags are not provided on site; however, it is required by Missouri State Park legislation that all owners promptly pick up and properly dispose of any canine waste materials. Trash receptacles are scattered throughout the historical property. Bathrooms are available on-site for public use, but there is no access to fresh drinking water for dogs. Owners are encouraged to bring a bottle of water and an appropriate drinking vessel with them to help keep Fido well-hydrated.

Entrance to the lodge is $4, but there is no fee for simply perusing the grounds. There are also picnic areas available on site for those wishing to enjoy a relaxing afternoon meal or snack. Though there are no specific rules governing the use of this historic property, it is recommended that all dogs be current on vaccinations. In addition to this, it is wise for Fido to bear his appropriate state license tag.

For a great afternoon learning more about the history this region of Missouri, consider a trip to Bothwell Lodge State Historical Site. 

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Address
19349 Bowthwell State Park Road
Sedalia, MO 65301
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM