The Overnight Adventure In Missouri That Will Take You Back In Time
The railroad is an important part of Missouri’s rich history. Many towns across the state exist only because trains once stopped in their community. Just like many other Missouri towns, Hollister sprang to life in 1906 when the first train arrived in town. By 1910, the town had a bustling train depot and the town of Hollister became incorporated. By 1910, realtor William H. Johnson was busy bringing his dream of turning Hollister into an English style resort town to reality. Today, the timber trimmed, cottage-style buildings are still the most popular attraction in the town and you can still stay in the original English Inn. It’s an overnight adventure that will take you back in time and transport you to another country!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you been to Ye Olde English Inn? Did you stay overnight or just pop into the pub for dinner? Either way, tell us about your experience in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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