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Canton tourism getting a boost

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CANTON, Mo. (WGEM) -

Canton tourism gets a boost after opening a levee walk just a couple weeks ago.

The levee walk stretches over 2,000 feet between two railroad floodgates along the Mississippi. There are park benches, trash receptacles, and an information kiosk on the concrete path.

The $155,000 dollar project was a joint venture between the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Canton Tourism Commission. No general revenue funds were used for the project.

As Co-Chair for the Canton Tourism Committee Jim Upchurch explains, this project was worth the money spent, "We're in Missouri so we try to do things in the most practical way possible and I think we've not wasted a penny and got good results for our money."

Upchurch also says that an observation tower is in the works, so this is just the beginning as far as a tourism plan for the community goes.

Saturday is the official opening which will be marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am which is open to the public.

The walk is located at Front and Lewis Street.

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