Warrensburg

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Warrensburg is a city in Missouri. It is home to the University of Central Missouri.

Understand[edit]

Warrensburg was founded in 1835 by settlers John and Martin D. Warren who provided its name. It is the county seat for Johnson County and the largest town. Warrensburg has had a longstanding relationship with the local college, the University of Central Missouri, in addition to Whiteman Air Force Base which have both provided much diversity to the community.

Warrensburg was also the location of a famous trial in regard to the killing of a dog, Old Drum, which is commemorated by a statue outside the historic court house.

History[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

US Route 50 runs through Warrensburg traveling east and west and connects the town with Kansas City and Jefferson City. Missouri Route 13 splits Warrensburg in half and travels south and north connecting the community to Springfield and Interstate 70.

By train[edit]

Amtrack currently provides two trains daily to and from Kansas City, and two trains daily to and from St. Louis. The station also houses the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce visitors center.

Get around[edit]

Taxi[edit]

ETS provides Taxi service in Warrensburg. They also provide service to Kansas City International Airport, Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Columbia Airport, Springfield Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Walking[edit]

Warrensburg is a fairly small community and you will often see people walking to and from work, classes, or even grocery shopping.

Car Rentals[edit]

Enterprise does provide car rentals in Warrensburg.

See[edit][add listing]

  • University of Central Missouri (UCM), University of Central Missouri P.O. Box 800 Warrensburg, MO 64093, 877-729-8266, [1].  edit
  • Old Drum Statue, 300 N. Holden Street.  edit
  • Johnson County Historic Society, 302 N. Main Street, Warrensburg, MO, (660) 747-6480, [2].  edit


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Parks[edit]

  • Blind Boone Park.  edit
  • Cave Hollow Park, Gay Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093.  edit

Sports[edit]

College Sports occur throughout the school year. Go cheer-on the Mules and/or Jennies in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, volleyball, golf, track & field, wrestling, soccer, softball, and bowling.

Golf[edit]

Keth Memorial Golf Course, built in 1971, is owned and operated by the University of Central Missouri. This full-service, newly renovated 18-hole facility is equipped with a snack bar and pro shop, and is open to the public.

Hidden Pines Country Club is a semi-private club with an 18-hole golf course. The club offers a snack bar, pro shop, pool, banquet facilities, and a bar.

Events[edit]

  • Old Drum Days. Every April since 2012, Warrensburg has celebrated Old Drum Day in which the community celebrates man's best friends. Everyone is welcome to bring their canine friends out to Historic Downtown Warrensburg where they can compete in events such as Smallest Dog, Celebrity Look-alike, Old Drum look-alike, and Looks Most Like Owner. Free.  edit
  • Johnson County Fair. Held annually in July, the County Fair provides fun for children and adults.  edit
  • Johnson County Rodeo. Held annually in September.  edit
  • University of Central Missouri Homecoming Parade and Football Game. Take part in the annual Homecoming Parade and Mule's Football game. Held annually in October.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Due to the Airmen from the Whiteman Air Force Base and University of Central Missouri students from all over the country, Warrensburg offers a diverse selection of eating establishments.

  • Heroes Restaurant and Pub, 107 West Pine Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093, 660.747.3162, [3]. Probably the best burgers in Warrensburg. You must also try their "Unknown Heroe" drink!  edit
  • Siam Restaurant, 409 N Maguire St, Warrensburg, MO 64093, (660) 747-2668. Traditional Thai food.  edit
  • Fitter's Pub, 131 West Pine St Warrensburg, MO 64093-1723, 660-429-3500, [4]. Voted best bar and pub in town for 2009 and 2010.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Pine Street, Pine Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Warrensburg's 'Bar Scene' is always exciting, especially when college is in session. Pine Street houses half a dozen bars and pubs all of which are busy Thursday through Saturday.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Gelbach Manor, 300 S. Holden Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093, 660.747.5085, [5].  edit


Contact[edit]

The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce is located in the historic train depot, Warrensburg, Missouri. Regular hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The office may be closed during Chamber networking events.

Chamber Office 100. S. Holden Street Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone: (660) 747-3168 Toll Free: (877) OLD-DRUM Fax: (660) 429-5490 chamber@warrensburg.org

Get out[edit]

Powell Gardens, just 25 minutes west on 50 Highway, hosts dozens of activities throughout the year, including a Festival of Butterflies exhibit, plant sales, a wedding planner fair, and numerous holiday-themed events.

Knob Noster State Park is located eight miles east of Warrensburg between Whiteman Air Force Base and Warrensburg. The park encompasses more than 3,500 acres and offers fishing, camping areas, covered pavilions, picnic areas, an equestrian trail and camp, and restroom facilities. The park has a nature center with exhibits, several small lakes, a small stream, and many trails for exploring. Several WPA-era buildings are still in use.

Just outside Warrensburg, east on Highway 50 in Montserrat, Bristle Ridge Vineyards offers lovely views, meeting and event facilities, wine tasting, a gift shop, decks to enjoy the sunset, and delicious wines from locally grown grapes.


Routes through Warrensburg
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