Almost nine-hundred miles northeast of the country it shares its name with sits Mexico, Missouri. Laid out in 1836 and made the county seat of Audrain County in 1837, it was chartered as a city in 1874. In the Nineteenth Century, Mexico was a major stop for settlers travelling through the region and was a shipping point for mules and horses. By 2000, 11,320 people called Mexico home.

Visitors to the city of Mexico are more than welcome and there are a number of activities and attractions open to them. A few would be:

  • The Audrain County Historical Society where visitors can learn about the history of the area – everything from the early settlers to the old timber and firebrick industries and much more.
  • The American Saddlebred Horse Museum commemorates Mexico’s historic renown as the Saddle Horse Capital of the World. Visitors can view the extensive collection of saddlehorse memorabilia and learn about the equestrian history of the region.
  • The Presser Performing Arts Center serves the area with culture, fine, and performing arts. Many famous performers have acted on the Presser stage.
  • The Mexico Area Community Theatre is the area’s community-based association for the study of theatrical drama, music, and art. The theatre encourages and showcases amateur theatrical productions.
  • There are 14 public parks totaling over 450 acres where people can picnic, hike, and participate in a variety of other leisure activities. The parks and recreation department also offers summer playground programs and swim instructions.
  • The Miss Missouri Organization – The Miss Missouri pageant has been held in Mexico for nearly 40 years. Other annual pageants for age groups ranging from tots to teens are also held.

Visit the city of Mexico, Missouri. See what is listed here and the other attractions that await visitors to this fun Midwestern community.