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Mexico, Missouri

Overview

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Found in Audrain County in the US state of Missouri, the city of Mexico had a total population of 11,543 as per the 2010 US census. The city houses the prestigious Hardin College and Conservatory of Music, which is a Baptist college institution founded by Charles Hardin in 1873. The college caters to young women students. It ceased its operation during the time of the Great Depression and stayed that way for good. Today, it has now been successfully transformed into an auditorium with a 1,200-seat capacity, which is mainly used for hosting community theater productions and concerts. The remainder of the college building, meanwhile, serves as the administrative offices of Mexico Public Schools, which can be found along South Jefferson Street.

Things to Do

While Mexico, Missouri may not be a top tourist destination, there are surely a variety of things that you can do while savoring your vacation in this city. History buffs will have a great time checking out the Audrain County Historical Society Complex, which houses a country church (circa 1889), a country school (circa 1903) and a country home (circa 1857). Meanwhile, golf enthusiasts can play a round a golf at the Arthurs Hills Golf Course or at the Mexico Country Club. Learn a thing or two about the history of the city by walking along the Lincoln Historic Town, which is where the historical Lincoln County war is said to have taken place. If you are tired touring the town, you go apple picking at Binders Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm, which is open all year round. Be sure to schedule an appointment first before coming though. Book your Mexico Hotels with Reservations.com.

Fast Facts

  • Mexico in Missouri was established as a town in the year 1855. By 1874, Mexico was chartered as a city.
  • Situated in Missouri’s blue grass region, Mexico was once a popular shipping point for mules and horses.
  • At one point, the city of Mexico became the top source for the fire brick production industry, thus, earning the title ‘Fire Brick Capital of the World’. However, when the industry went through a difficult time in 2002, major refractory plants in the area had to cease full operation. As of today, clay quarrying remains inactive.
  • Mexico, Missouri was formerly given the moniker ‘Saddle Capital of the World’.

Restaurants and Dining

For those craving for authentic Mexican dishes, a visit to Dos Arcos Restaurant is definitely a must. It is considered as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Mexico City. BBQ fanatics, meanwhile, can gorge on a feast at Porky’s Smokehouse Family Restaurant. It is the best place to get your barbequed goodies. To get excellent tasting prime ribs in town, have a sumptuous meal at the Pig Up and Go LLC. It will surely be one of the best prime ribs that you will ever taste.

Best Hotel Accommodations

Finding a nice place to spend a few nights in Mexico, Missouri will never be problem since varied kinds of accommodations are available for guests. If convenience is a priority, then you should book your stay at the Best Western Teal Lake Inn. This quaint hotel is strategically located close to the city’s featured attractions such as the Graceland Museum, and adjacent to myriads of local retail shops as well as restaurants. If you are traveling on a budget but do not want to sacrifice the quality of your stay in the city, Days Inn Mexico will surely be able to offer you comfortable, air-conditioned guestrooms at a very reasonable price.

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