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Monett is located in Monett Township in Barry County and Pierce Township in Lawrence County, Missouri, off of Highway 60. Our airport is the sixth busiest in the state and provides easy access to our downtown center. Finding us is easy, so plan your visit today! We look forward to meeting you in Monett.

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Historic Districts and Attractions

 

In 1887 Monett (originally called Plymouth Junction) was established as a trading post and shipping center for the St. Louis–San Francisco (Frisco) Railway terminal. As this outpost quickly grew to become a vibrant center for trade and economy, Monett’s exports included cash crops, retail commercial products and small manufactured goods. The town developed into a diverse economy, with trade in livestock, apples, tomatoes, cigars, ice, razors and cutlery, poultry, dairy and the famous Ozark strawberries. In fact, Monett was known as the “Strawberry Capital of the Midwest” for many years.

 

Though the Frisco has long since left Monett, the original town structure remains. The historic buildings and landmarks stand in much the same place as they did in the late 19th century and some even provide the same goods and services. The Monett Opera Hall was constructed in 1893 for Edward S. Wilson, a new resident who moved to the community in 1888. This three-story brick building is still in existence today and serves as a testament to the vibrant culture of Monett’s past and present.

 

Currently Monett is a thriving small-town community with unique shops and businesses and a culture that demonstrates a continued commitment to celebrating our past while working towards a progressive future. To share in this city’s rich historic past, visit the Downtown Monett Commercial Historic District or Monett Historical Society to become fully immersed in the town’s culture, historic past and local residents.

Shop & Eat Downtown

Monett offers a variety of classic and fine dining options, as well as specialty shops and services provided by local business owners. Stop by and support all downtown and featured businesses on Monett Main Street.

 

Restaurants

 

MONETT FAMILY RESTAURANT 608  BROADWAY
MEXICO 2000 613  BROADWAY
MOCHA JO'S COFFEE CAFÉ 404  E BROADWAY
EBENEZER MEXICAN RESTAURANT 212  BROADWAY
TWO HEART'S CAFÉ & BAKERY 107  THIRD STREET
NEW BEGINNING'S ICE CREAM & DELI 106  FOURTH STREET
MR. B'S FROZEN YOGURT 321  BROADWAY

 

Shops

 

BROWNSBERGER'S 313  BROADWAY
FASHION CROSSROADS 413  BROADWAY
MODERN VARIETY 406  BROADWAY
PEPPERS & CO 416  BROADWAY
LADURANGUENA WESTERN WEAR 310  BROADWAY
AZUL Y ROSA 307  BROADWAY
MITZI'S 411  BROADWAY
DECORACIONES LA ROSITA 217  E BROADWAY
ADRENALINE APPAREL & DESIGN 314  BROADWAY
BEER CAVE, LLC 501  BROADWAY

 

 

Meet Us in Monett!

Originally a trade and shipping outpost for the Frisco, Monett’s history still lives in the antique buildings, storefronts and landmarks that decorate the downtown area. Share in this history by exploring the Downtown Monett Commercial Historic District, with its specialty shops and restaurants. If you’re planning to make a trip, get directions.

 

Shop & Eat Downtown

Downtown Monett offers a variety of unique shopping and dining options with local flare and flavor. Check out the restaurants and shops on Monett Main Street to get a taste of our local cuisine and culture.

Historic Districts and Attractions

Monett has a rich history to share – from a stop on the Cherokee Indian’s Trail of Tears to a former rail town to a bustling and diverse manufacturing center. Explore the historical buildings in the downtown district to glimpse Monett’s storied past and learn why residents and visitors choose to stick around.

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