220 E. Grand
Cameron, MO 64429
Phone: (816) 632-6571
Fax: (816) 632-6571
Founded in August 1936 by two Mormon leaders, Far West is a town in Missouri. It actively provides for learning Latter Day Saint history in the Far West vicinity. In 1838, cornerstones were laid for a temple. The Far West Historic Society, a non-profit organization, offers great assistance to the region and the public. Their store offers an insight into the importance of the cornerstones of the Far West temple. Their sitting area has provisions for youth to relax and play a game. The area covers roughly 640 acres (260 hectares) of land and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1970.
Spread across 1500 acres (607 hectares) of woodlands, the Watkins Mill State Park transports you to an idyllic 19th-century pastoral. It features a restored home, an octagonal school, a church and woollen mill as well as textile machineries. There is also a visitor center to give you a background of the Watkins family and their ventures. This vast property has a huge lake that is ideal for fishing, a swimming beach, biking trails, pathways, an equestrian trail, picnic spots and 96 campsites. It is definitely worth a trip with your loved ones.