You really cannot underestimate the amount of tourist destinations we have in Nigeria. There are definitely lots of them that are spread across the country. Unique destinations and special sites that will help in boosting the tourism potentials of the country. There are also lots of tourist destinations in the North central part of Nigeria. Kwara State to be precise. The “State of Harmony” is one place to cherish. Lots of exciting destinations and fascinating places to visit. They are destinations one will savour. Remarkable places that will leave lovely memories. Let’s take you on an amazing ride to the evergreen state of Kwara. Here are five fascinating tourist attractions in Kwara State;
Esie Museum is referred to as one of the must see museums in Nigeria. Established in 1945, it’s also the first museum in Nigeria. It’s located in Esie, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara state. It is known to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world.
This is the tallest waterfalls in West Africa. Owu falls drop graciously at 120 meters above the pool level. It offers a fascinating scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. Not leaving out the melodious music that accompanies the fall and splashes.
Along the River Niger is the Pategi beach. The beach features a long stretch of land used by both fishermen and holiday makers. There is also an annual fishing festival on the beach. Alongside the fishing festival, there’s a boat regatta. These events attract lots of tourists to Kwara state.
Mungo Park Monument
Mungo Park was the European explorer who discovered River Niger. A cenotaph was erected in his memory between the twin Jebba bridges. Tourists also have the opportunity to see the boat that Mungo Park used in one of his explorations on the River Niger.
The Dada Pottery is one of the largest traditional pottery workshops in Nigeria. It’s definitely a place to visit. You get to see beautiful potteries. It is located in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State. The pottery can be found at the Okelele Quarters in Ilorin. There are other pot making centres in Kwara State.