Weston Bend, Tobacco Barn

There was one day with pleasant weather during spring break last month, and I had a chance to get out of town with my granddaughter to visit Jack at the VA complex in Leavenworth for a day out.  For lunch, we brought a picnic to Weston Bend, a state park in Missouri. I didn’t get good photos of the view over the Missouri River  (you can also see the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, KS from the overlook), but we ate lunch by this old tobacco barn and explored a bit. There are 5 tobacco barns in the area and evidently people still grow tobacco here.

I’m not supposed to put photos of my granddaughter on the internet, but I’m sneaking this one in so you can see the size of the building. I don’t know now why I didn’t try to get a full view of it, but probably the light was wrong.


We couldn’t actually get in, but there were plenty of ways to peek inside and through.









There’s a lovely camping area there, and plenty of walking trails, so I hope I get back soon before the oak mites and ticks make it unpleasant to be outdoors. The town of Weston is also worth exploring, as it dates to pre-Civil War, but I’ll save that post for another time.


3 responses to “Weston Bend, Tobacco Barn

  1. Oak mites be damned. Let’s go!

  2. Was there still the aroma of tobacco leaves?

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