While visiting Morrell Ranch, we suggest stopping into the quaint Amish town of Jamesport. Just 15 minutes away, Jamesport is a destination that features a nostalgic slice of our gentler past and a glimpse into the Amish life style. Experience the lives of the Amish community with a Step Back in Time Tour, indulge your taste buds with Gingerich Bakery (we love their homemade breads), shop for wonderful handmade gifts at Jamesport Mercantile, and more!
Below is a list of a few of our favorite places to experience in Jamesport.
Crowder State Park
Crowder State Park provides 1,912 acres in the rolling green hills of northern Missouri. Visitors can enjoy more than 17 miles of hiking, bicycling, backpacking and equestrian trails in a forested, rugged terrain. The park also offers fishing and boating opportunities on 18-acre Crowder Lake. The family-oriented campground includes modern restrooms and shady picnic sites are scattered throughout the park.
- Located at 8598, 76 MO-128
Step Back in Time Tours
If you’re looking for an adventure off the beaten path, “step back in time” and explore the Amish way of life. This 2.5-hour tour is one that very few people will have the chance to experience. You’ll not only see and learn how and why the Amish community live by the Bible without electricity, but you’ll experience firsthand what very few people are allowed to experience. This is the ONLY Amish Colony in Missouri that permits organized tours of their Colony. No trip to the Jamesport is complete without a personal, professional guided tour.
- Located at 300 Williams St.
if you are looking for friendly service, large portions, pool tables and other games, Jamesport Tavern, is the place for you! Enjoy traditional American options like the classic Cheeseburger and fries.
- Located at 209 Broadway St.
This store is a MUST-SEE! The prices are reasonable and it’s fun to browse through the wide variety of country merchandise. They offer a selection of handmade lotions, candles, soaps, antiques, and leather goods. The perfect place to shop for the perfect gifts.
- Located at 204 S Broadway St.
Sue’s Soft Stuff
Sue’s Soft Stuff is a cozy little gem for neattle workers! Pick up handspun yarns, fibers for spinning, knitted and crocheted items, or specialty yarns. You can even drop in for a consultation or a class.
- Located at 205 S Broadway St.
Bring the family to this delightful Mennonite owned Restaurant & Bakery with a delicious selection of American dishes from the Traditional Patty Melt to Tender Roast Beef.
- Located at 107 W Auberry Grove