Area Attractions

Lolli Exotic Animal Sales

Held four times a year, these events offer glimpses of such animals as bears, monkeys, snakes, elk, deer, camels, emu, giraffes, miniature horses, ostriches, and much, much more. All sales held at the Lolli Livestock Market on Highway 63.

City of Maples Repertory Theatre

The theatre entered its nineth season in 2013 and promises a bright future. Theatre Director Todd Davison brings a variety of performances to the theatre. Professional actors, designers, and technicians from around the country move to Macon for the summer schedule. The theatre is housed in the historic Royal Theater, a building with a robust history of live theater and vaudeville in Macon. The theater was constructed in 1889 and opened its doors as the Jobson Opera House. A renovation in the 1990s revitalized the building inside and out. The Royal seats 400 on its main floor and in the sweeping, arch-shaped balcony.

Long Branch Lake

The 2,430-acre was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1980 and is an excellent fishery for channel, blue and flathead catfish as well as bass hybrid striped, and crappie.  The park visitor center, office and marina are open to the public and can provide information on hiking, nature study and photography.

Macon City Lake

With a boat ramp located on the northwest shore, Macon Lake offers excellent fishing and quiet moments on the water surrounded by shelter houses with cooking facilities and magnificent oaks.

Hunting and Fishing

If you love the outdoors and hunting, you will feel right at home in Macon County, consistently one of the top counties for both whitetail deer and turkey harvested in the state of Missouri.  There is year-round hunting, with rabbit, turkey deer, raccoon, quail, pheasant, and more.  The fishing options are plentiful too!

We have shooting ranges, sporting goods stores, bait shops, public hunting area, and many other hunting-related activities.  We are proud of the many wildlife organizations that are active in this community and involve our youth in sportsman events.  Whether you consider yourself a professional hunter or an aspiring outdoorsman, you will love what Macon has to offer.  Grab your bows or rifles, put on your camo, and load up your four wheelers.  Your hunting adventure starts in Macon County!  

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