Fulton, Missouri

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Fulton Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Fulton?

  • All of the community activities! (Jay, 5 years)
  • It’s close to family, but not in the same town as them. (Steve, I lived just outside of Fulton almost five years)
  • The potholes and never ending construction. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Small town. (Trips, 12 years)
  • The police department. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • The celebrations the town has; street fair, morels and microbrews, all the 5k runs, etc. (Matt, 26 years)
  • I know most people. (Heather, 31 years)
  • Small town. (Sue, 43 years)
  • Everyone knows everyone. (Sophie, 45 years)
  • Nothing. (Penny, off and on 49 years)

Fulton Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Fulton?

  • The trashy people in this town! (Jay, 5 years)
  • The crazy people, but I guess we are all a little nuts. (Steve, 5 years)
  • The crappy attitude at the DMV. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Small town. Not a lot of access to cultural diversity like taking my kids to the opera or plays or music festivals. (Trips, 12 years)
  • The drama. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • The City officials and City Council; they seem to ignore the citizens that they are supposed to take care of, and the officials at City Hall ignore their own employees. (Matt, 26 years)
  • The type of people that live here. The drugs, the filth, the slap on the wrist by the judges. (Heather, 31 years)
  • Lack of good restaurants. (Sue, 43 years)
  • The division amongst groups…people can’t seem to get along…too many trolls..not enough working together for community betterment. (Sophie, 45 years)
  • Everything. (Penny, 49 years)

Fulton Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Fulton?

  • Bowling/Movies/Parks. (Jay, 5 years)
  • Not much, but we are getting old and I prefer staying on my place with my dogs and horses. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Pool and splash pad, disc golf, parks, skatepark. (Trips, 12 years)
  • The bars and vandyz. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • Run the trail, go to the splashpad, take a walk downtown. (Matt, 26 years)
  • We go to Columbia to do anything fun, because the type of people in Fulton scare my teenage children. (Heather, 31 years)
  • Street fair. (Sue, 43 years)
  • The street fair…farmers market..movies..that’s about it. (Sophie, 45 years)
  • Leaving. (Penny, 49 years)

Fulton’s Reputation

What’s Fulton known for?

  • Trashy people and the national Churchill museum! (Jay, 5 years)
  • State hospital, prisons, William Woods, Winston Churchill. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Crappy roads and crappy Mcdonalds. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Iron curtain speech, Missouri School for the Deaf, Backer’s potato chips, Fulton State Hospital. (Trips, 12 years)
  • F*cked up little town of nothing. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • The Churchill Memorial and Iron Curtain Speech. (Matt, 26 years)
  • The prison and state hospital, as well as Churchill museum. (Heather, 31 years)
  • Winston Churchill Memorial and visit. (Sue, 43 years)
  • The colleges.. MSD and the state hospital. (Sophie, 45 years)
  • Meth, crime, stupid people, nut cases that have been released from state hospital. (Penny, 49 years)

Fulton Crime

What’s the crime like in Fulton? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Drugs everywhere. (Jay, 5 years)
  • Unknown to me. (Steve, 5 years)
  • There’s a park no one knows the name of except they all call it crackhead park, so what’s that say… (Steve, 5 years)
  • Mostly drugs and prostitution. (Trips, 12 years)
  • Bad, very bad. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • Overall not terrible, Carver Park has a bad reputation and is usually pretty nasty despite the Parks departments efforts to clean it. Every now and again something big will happen, but usually it’s drug offenses. (Matt, 26 years)
  • It’s everywhere, except maybe Tanglewood and Southwinds. But it’s definitely active at gas and go gas station, and fastlane. I have been asked to buy drugs, with my kids in the car, just trying to pump my gas. (this just happened last week). (Heather, 31 years)
  • Worse than I like. (Sue, 43 years)
  • Getting bad. (Sophie, 45 years)
  • It’s everywhere. (Penny, 49 years)

Fulton Advice

Any advice for people moving to Fulton?

  • Don’t do it. (Jay, 5 years)
  • Don’t, but if you must, be prepared for the inhabitants and meth dealers. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Don’t. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Be careful that you’re not in the flood area, watch out for parks after dark. (Trips, 12 years)
  • Don’t do it. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • Get to know your neighbors, it’s a fairly small town and the people here are welcoming, if you need things to do just ask around, something is always happening. (Matt, 26 years)
  • Schools are great!!!! (Heather, 31 years)
  • Learn Columbia area if you like to eat out. (Sue, 43 years)
  • There are some cute local shops and you can get what you NEED..but for variety you will need to head out of town. (Sophie, 45 years)
  • Don’t. (Penny, 49 years)

Fulton Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Fulton (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Can’t think of anything that stands out however, I love riding my horse in the Christmas parade. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Methhead in Walmart having a seizure. (Steve, 5 years)
  • I like the festivals- Autumn on the bricks street fair. (Trips, 12 years)
  • Going to vandyz and going mudding. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • The morels and microbrews festival in the spring is a definite must, great food, beer and plenty of fun people to meet. (Matt, 26 years)
  • Too many too list. Been here my whole life. (Heather, 31 years)
  • Court street is beautiful on a snowy night with all the Christmas lights lit. (Sue, 43 years)
  • We used to cruise PD parking lot…the skating rink was always fun! (Sophie, 45 years)
  • Was born and raised there. Best memory…jumping on a greyhound when I was 15 and leaving Fulton behind even for just three months. (Penny, 49 years)

Fulton’s Future

How do you think Fulton will change over the next 10 years?

  • More drugs, more trashy people…they keep reproducing. (Jay, 5 years)
  • Not much. I can see it growing a little bit due to the new state hospital but I can’t really see that bringing in much more business. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Hopefully less meth, but probably not. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Yes everything changes over time. (Trips, 12 years)
  • More crime. (Cheryl, 13+ years)
  • Fulton is getting bigger, unfortunately, but I think it is also becoming more young person friendly, more places to go to eat and drink (try the station- their alcoholic slushes are amazing), and hopefully the city will be able to clean up some abandoned properties giving Fulton a cleaner look. (Matt, 26 years)
  • I hope that we will get some drug dealer families behind bars, and fix the roads. (Heather, 31 years)
  • Taxes will go up. (Sue, 43 years)
  • I sincerely hope for the better!!! (Sophie, 45 years)
  • In 49 years it’s done nothing but gone downhill. (Penny, 49 years)

Fulton Facts

Any other interesting facts about Fulton?

  • It is in the Kingdom of Callaway and not a county or, it used to be. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Fulton can’t keep any good restaurants, they all shut down within a year and people would rather put in storage units than something the town actually could use. (Steve, 5 years)
  • Two colleges, Iron Curtain Speech Winston Churchill Memorial and Museum. (Trips, 12 years)
  • Plenty of outdoor activities. (Matt, 26 years)
  • The Churchill memorial… Our history… (Sophie, 45 years)
  • The roads suck. The people suck. They think they are in higher paying towns and charge outrageous rent. Taxes are higher here than in the capital city and roads and schools are worse. (Penny, 49 years)