Spring, what a wonderful word. The trees finally bloom and we get to see more greenery appear after a cold winter. Being home to one of the largest city-owned parks in Missouri, Moberly has plenty of spring-time activities to get out of that winter slump. Here are six activities that you can do in Moberly, Missouri.

1. Hike in the West 43 Wilderness Area

One of the best times to hike in the West 43 Wilderness Area is in the spring as almost 70 different types of native flowers and plants are placed here by the Missouri Department of Conservation. This wilderness area is located in Rothwell Park behind Howard Hils Athletic Complex and includes 43 acres of hiking, biking, horseback riding and more.

2. Shopping!

Who doesn’t love shopping once the weather warms up? It is a perfect time to shop at Moberly’s locally-owned businesses to purchase their springtime wears before your family arrives at your home on Easter. Some recommendations we have, especially for décor are Randolph Mercantile, Vintage 424 and a Stroke of Magic. View a full list of shops here.

3. Visit the Clark Amish Community

Did you know there is an Amish Community about 15 miles South of Moberly in Clark, Missouri? Before the summer heat comes it is a great time visit the Amish Community and get your produce for the year, plants, bulbs and of course some delicious homemade treats. Email tourism@moberly.com for a map.

4. See a performance at Mid-Missouri’s Oldest Vaudeville Theatre

Moberly is home to many historic properties and the 4th Street Theatre is no different. It is actually the oldest vaudeville theatre in Mid-Missouri established in 1913. 

Today, they host a variety of plays and performances. Upcoming they are having The Outsider Play on April 1 & 2, Melody Hart on April 23 and several classic movie nights. Their full schedule of events can be found on their Facebook page here

5. Have dinner on one of Moberly’s patio restaurants

Imagine the sun shining down while you eat a delicious lunch or dinner. Who doesn’t love that? Moberly has several restaurants with patios where you dine for your next date night or have dinner with friends.
Patio locations are The Bean, Coates Street Corner Grill, D’Abolengo, El Vaquero, Fiesta Bar & Grill, Los Amigos, Shady’s.
Being most known for our recreation activities this is a no brainer to spend some time outside, whether it is at one of the largest city-owned parks, Rothwell Park. Some activities that visitors can do are walking on the trails, kayaking on Rothwell Lake or crossing the train car bridge at Lion’s Beuth Park, there are so many outdoor activities to do in Rothwell that are perfect for the spring. View a map here.

Moberly is a fantastic destination to spend the spring in for these reasons and more. We hope that you will be able to visit our centrally-located and relaxing destination soon.


Visit Moberly is a part of the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce which serves as the convention & visitors bureau for Randolph County, Missouri. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #showmemoberly & #ThatsMyMO and learn more about planning your trip at moberly.com