The grand opening of the M. W. Boudreaux Visitor Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 2. The visitor center for Mark Twain Lake is located 12 miles south of Monroe City off Route J.
The new visitor center will feature a multi-purpose community room, a covered outdoor classroom and a drive around the center that gives visitors views of the lake. There also is a viewing deck in which you can see the lake and the dam along the north side.
Inside of the new visitor center, exhibits showing a history of the area, construction of the dam, along with environmental activities and a hydroelectric display. In the hydroelectric display is a replica generator unit that gives an interactive opportunity to learn about and produce electricity to light a light bulb. Several other exhibits display area artifacts, fossils and historical items from many different ages of time.
For more information, contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at (573) 735-4097, e-mail MarkTwainInfo@usace.army.mil or stop at the office, which is located north of Cannon Dam, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided by Carol Wibbenmeyer, owner of the Lodge at Mark Twain Lake Bed and Breakfast.