This article is presented in partnership with Visit Moberly

Have you planned a summer vacation yet? Are you looking for a destination that is affordable, fun, and close to home?

If so, Moberly is centrally located at the intersection of Missouri Highways 24 and 63, just over two hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis. This hidden gem offers great amenities, including weekly races every Friday night at the Randolph County Raceway that is located off of Highway 24 for easy access.

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There is also more than five hundred acres to explore at Rothwell Park, which features an aquatic center perfect for a family outing, an archery range with fourteen targets, a playground, disc golf, and a war memorial that has memorials of all US Wars and at the center features a larger than life statue of America’s Last Five Star General, Omar Bradley whose boyhood home is in Moberly. He commanded the largest Army in US history during WWII. 

The Moberly Five and Drive theater attracts people from all over Missouri who want to watch a movie outdoors and experience it the old-fashion way.   

If all of Moberly’s activities make you hungry, there are plenty of great spots to chow down, such as Lula’s Tavern where great steaks are served, The Bean’s upscale sandwiches and coffee, and mouth watering fried chicken at Don’s Family Style Buffet.

If you’re taking a trip with your significant other, drop by Woodsman Distilling or Skullsplitter Spirits Distillery in Higbee, ten minutes outside of Moberly, for bourbon, wine, and other spirits.

The Amish community, which is a short drive from Moberly and a world away, offers delicious homemade bread, sweet treats, fresh vegetables, and flowers. Don’t forget to take a look at their specialties—bulk spices and homemade furniture.

Moberly has so many great attractions to explore that you don’t want to miss out on this summer. If you’re interested in learning more about Moberly for your next perfect adventure or staycation, plan your trip today at