Introduction to Bolivar, Missouri
The original settlers of this area migrated from Bolivar, which is located in southwestern Tennessee. According to some sources, the city was named after the place in Tennessee, while other sources state that Bolivar was named in honor of General Simon Bolivar, the South American historical figure who was better known as El Libertador. Bolivar became a city in 1835 and is the county seat of Polk County, Missouri.
Bolivar and nearby Attractions
- Dunnegan Park
- Polk County Museum
- Dunnegan Gallery of Art
- First Baptist Church
Things To Do In Bolivar
Dunnegan Park and Newhart Park are popular for the kind of recreational facilities they offer. There are many beautiful churches in Bolivar that are worth paying a visit to including the First Baptist Church, United Methodist Church, and St Alban's Episcopal Church. History lovers should visit the Polk County Museum which offers a host of information about the local culture and history. Dunnegan Gallery of Art is another popular tourist attraction. The Polar Bear Run, and the Beat the Heat Run are organized in the city of Bolivar every year.
Springfield-Branson Regional Airport is nearby.
Bolivar Higher Education
The Southwest Baptist University is located in Bolivar. Among the other higher education institutes near Bolivar include Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, Missouri Southern State College, and Southwest Missouri State University.