When traveling to the southeast region of the state, consider a Bonne Terre, Missouri bed and breakfast for your lodging instead of the typical hotel accommodations.
Discovered by the French in 1720, Bonne Terre means Good Earth which refers to the fact that the richest lead ore in the world was found in the surrounding area. The Bonne Terre Mine, a national historic site, is open for tours and is also a scuba diving attraction.
The Space Museum in Bonne Terre is the largest privately held collection of space memorabilia including a flag that went to the moon on Apollo 17.
There are several parks in the area such as Elephant Rocks, Hawn State, Saint Francois State, Saint Joe State, and Washington State. Outdoorsmen can canoe or fish in The Big River, a slow-moving Ozark stream, while taking in the scenic bluffs.
For others who prefer less strenuous activity, there are several antique shops and wineries in the area to satisfy shopping and wine tasting interests.
Consider a member of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri in the southeast region for your vacation getaway and be assured of staying at a B&B that is inspected and approved for hospitality, cleanliness, and professionalism.