Five Places to Check out While in West Plains, Missouri
West Plains might seem small, but it's packed with local culture, picturesque photo-ops and boutique store.
By Jamie Thomas
Chantilly’s Artisan Bakery
210 W. Main St., West Plains
Chantilly’s Artisan Bakery puts an emphasis on freshness, so get to this local bakery for breakfast and sample some of the best fare in West Plains, both savory and sweet. Chantilly’s goods are organic and locally sourced and range from fresh salads and sandwiches to strawberry and chocolate cream tarts.
West Plains Historic Murals
36 Court Square, West Plains
Springfield isn’t the only place in 417-land with Instaworthy murals. Just off Court Square is a mural depicting the history of West Plains from 1800 to 1996 created by artist Michael McClure. The mural has been maintained over the years, so you can still get a colorful selfie with some local history.
403 Washington Ave., West Plains
If you’re feeling inspired by taking a selfie in front of the mural, head to the nearby Poppy’s Boutique for some shopping. This downtown boutique carries a variety of brands like E Luna and Hidden Valley and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
128 Garfield Ave., West Plains
10/40 Coffee is a short distance from the square, just off the Missouri State University West Plains campus. It’s the perfect place to drop after you shop and take some time out. Fresh coffee, a friendly atmosphere and a variety of pastries are on offer from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
1 Court Square, West Plains
Downtown Antiques is a 22,000-square-foot antique mall overlooking Court Square and is the perfect place for some vintage item hunting. If you didn’t get your fill of coffee at 10/40, Downtown Antiques also houses the Window on the Square Coffee Shop. The mall is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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