Lock and Dam 18, located on the scenic Mississippi River, just off the Great River Road, was constructed in 1934 to provide a river channel for commercial barge traffic. The dam and water area are favorite walleye fishing spots. In winter, it affords an observation area for watching bald eagles.
Henderson County Conservation Area, located to the south of Gladstone, is a popular spot for camping and fishing. The 87-acre site includes Gladstone Lake, a 27-acre lake with 1.5 miles of shoreline.
Henderson (Allaman) Covered Bridge, located to the north of Gladstone and along Route 164, is a post Civil War Construction that offers a glimpse into transportation modes from another period in time. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
South Henderson Church, to the east of Gladstone, is a pre Civil War construction that offers a breath taking view into history. There is also an adjacent cemetery where many were laid to rest during the Civil War. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.