Introduction to Mexico, Missouri
Mexico, Missouri, in Audrain county, is located 28 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 94 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri. As of the year 2000 census, 11,320 people resided in Mexico.
Mexico was laid out in 1836. At that time it was known as New Mexico. It became the county seat of Audrain County in 1837. In the same year, the city adopted its present name. It was incorporated in 1855 as a town. The city charter was adopted in 1874.
Mexico and nearby Attractions
- South Trails Shopping Center
- American Saddlebred Horse Museum
- Graham Cave State Park
- Graceland Museum
- Mark Twain Home and Museum
- Deutschheim State Historic Site
Things To Do In Mexico
Mexico has numerous parks and playgrounds including the Plunkett Park, Fairgrounds Park, Robert S. Green Park, Lakeview Park, Green Estate Park, and Teal Lake Park. One can shop at the South Trails Shopping Center. The city also includes several lakes including Blackmore Lake, Lakeview Park Lake, Burlington Lake, and Teal Lake. The American Saddlebred Horse Museum and Graceland Museum are among the popular tourist destinations.
Columbia Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Mexico Higher Education
University of Missouri - Columbia, University of Missouri - Columbia, and Columbia College are the centers of higher education.