Our park system is one of the finest around with eight public parks, five public tennis courts and three swimming pools. As the county sear, we're also home to the Macon County Fairgrounds and myriad of activities you'll enjoy there throughout the year. Festivities like old-fashioned ice cream socials, a family style 4th of July celebration, picnics and parades are all part of the heritage of our midwestern lifestyle.
For the active sports enthusiast, Macon County is widely known for its excellent hunting, fishing and water sports. Each year, hunters bag records numbers of wildlife in our fields and woods. We have many small ponds where you can catch bass or crappie. We have one of the finest Army Corp of Engineers lakes in the Midwest and nearly 25,000 acres of water where fresh water fishing, boating , skiing, swimming and sunning are enjoyed throughout the seasons. Macon is also home to a fine Country Club with a manicured golf course and pool. Other recreational possibilities include bowling lanes, campgrounds, a fitness center, YMCA and more.
But if spectating is a more appealing sport, we offer world renowned exotic animal sales, Grand National tractor pulls (the only one in Missouri), historic places, natural wonders, festivals, bull buck-off, vintage car shows, community theatre and cinema.