Dexter is a small city in Missouri, more exactly in the Stoddard Country. A typical American city, Dexter only has 7000 resident living on an area of 6 square miles, popularly known as Crowley’s Ridge. For the locals of Dexter, heritage is extremely important, that is why in this little, yet charming city, you will find great attractions based on the history of the city. If you have the opportunity to visit Missouri, Dexter is a place to see, definitely not for its big city life, but in order to observe a regular American city and to blend in among locals.
Top Attractions withinDexter
The Heritage Museum is the local historical museum dedicated to preserve the great history of Dexter. This is the perfect place for history aficionados to admire great collections of vintage photos, journals and documents. Another great thing to see here are the exhibitions of clothing and footwear and the tools people used in the past.
The Heritage House of Dexter is located in one of the oldest buildings in Dexter – called Cooper and Castor. In this great house, you have the chance to see different rooms restored in different styles. The building is maintained by an ONG which also organizes tours with guides.
The Heritage Depot is another historical building from Dexter and it is the place where you can find to buy a wonderful book about the development of Dexter – Dexter – A Pictorial History, filled with great texts and photos.
The Stars and Stripes Museum is another great museum within Dexter, this one dedicated to veterans and men and women who joined the military services. Not only a great military museum, but also a library, this facility is great for historians, students, teachers and writers who can access great documents and books useful in their studies.