Historic Downtown / Riverfront

Visitors to downtown Warsaw can easily see the wealth of history along the riverfront.

Antique and unique shops throughout the Downtown / Main Street area invite shoppers inside, to discover bargains and collectibles, reminiscent of Warsaw's historic past. In 1999, Warsaw was the Missouri Main Street State Award winner for facade restoration. In 2001, the City of Warsaw started a major infrastructure improvement project in the downtown that replaced watermains, sidewalks, and added special landscaping. This project also installed replicate early street lighting that is nearly identical to the original lights in early 1900 Warsaw. The project won the State of Missouri 2002 Excellence in Redevelopment Award for Public Improvements.

Dining, shopping, and fascinating site-seeing opportunities are all conveniently located in downtown Warsaw, where they have always been… along the banks of the Osage River.

Warsaw maintains its downtown riverfront roots with boat docking facilities and the Drake Harbor Recreation Area. This includes the newly opened Steamboat Landing. Visitors can easily access the downtown Main Street from either Highway 7 or Highway 65. Once in downtown, pause and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in surroundings that preserve Warsaw's historic heritage.