Poplar Bluff is a beautiful city in the state of Missouri, United States, located more exactly in Butler County and being its county seat at the same time. The history of Poplar Bluff goes back to 1539, when the European settler Hernando de Soto’s explored the area for the first time. Then, the French took right over Poplar Bluff but eventually ceased it in 1770 to Spain, which held it until 1802. In 1819, reports show that about 300 Native Americans were living in Poplar Bluff. Finally, Poplar Bluff became incorporated in 1870 and its development started. There are 17,023 people living in Poplar Bluff, according to the 2010 census. Poplar Bluff is nicknamed ‘The Gateway to the Ozarks’ and ‘The Bluff’.
Top Attractions within Poplar Bluff
is one of the best providers of family fun in Poplar Bluff. This small water park features a wave pool, three slides, a lazy river and a great playing area for children. Mini-golf, go-karts, arcade and batting cages are also available, so children will be able to enjoy both indoor and outdoor fun activities. Should you get hungry, a wide array of food items awaits you.
The Poplar Bluff Historical Museum
is the place where you will be able to learn many interesting facts about the history, culture, heritage and traditions of Poplar Bluff and the surrounding area. The museum features numerous artifacts and historical items, as well as paintings and carvings. A café is located nearby, in case you want to enjoy a great cup of coffee after exploring the galleries at the museum.
is one of the best eating venues in Poplar Bluff. The Mexican cuisine will impress you, the setting is beautiful and the staff is really friendly, so you have everything you need for a nice lunch or dinner. Other Mexican restaurants are Maya’s and Las Margaritas. Nevertheless, Poplar Bluff provides many other dining options, such as Exotic Grill, Hart’s Catfish and Andrea’s.