Big BAM Day 3 Bonus: Discover Richland

Big BAM treats cyclists to unexpected and extraordinary treasures in towns and villages that ordinary travels may bypass for faster thoroughfares. Occasionally, a short detour can lead to a new-to-you charming burg that leaps to the top of your list of favorite fortuitous discoveries. Such is the case with Richland, Missouri which will certainly delight and surprise riders who tour Day 3’s official brunch stop. This modest hamlet, rich in history, arts, nature, entrepreneurship and sense of community will greet you like an old friend. Richland Chamber of Commerce and town merchants have banded together to craft these thoughtful and unique experiences for Big BAM adventure cyclists.

DSC_0993 1000x694

By Carrie Turner, Richland Chamber of Commerce

Infused Water Station

At the junction of Hwy FF & 133, Richland Ambassadors will welcome you and provide a place to refill your water bottle. They will be providing a variety of infused water options and will share with you the many happenings in Richland.

The Burger Stand
101 West Pulaski Street
Richland
573-765-3028

“Best Lil Burger Stand in town!!! Love this place. Love the homemade chips and burgers are amazing.” -Teresa P.

Curly the Clown will welcome you into Richland at The Burger Stand. Locally owned and operated by Carrie Turner and her brother-in-law, Donnie Bolan for the past 10 years, they serve up hand-pattied burgers, fried pickle spears with their homemade Ranch, as well as the best Milkshakes in town. Become a kid again on their Bike Obstacle Course.

IMG_9462

The Burger Stand, Richland Missouri

H.E. Warren & Sons Department Store
Pine & McClurg
Richland
573-765-3381

At the corner of Pine & McClurg you will find one of the oldest family run stores in the country. The Warren Family has been providing Levi’s and fabric to the community of Richland since 1869. Stop by and take a selfie in their bicycle themed window.

Rockin’ Rooster Ridge
106 West McClurg
Richland
573-674-2134

“Cuteness abounds here!”- Bridget J.

Just down McClurg the Rick’s offer refurbished furniture and Dixie Belle Chalk Paint at Rockin’ Rooster Ridge. They have a working classroom available for groups to bring in their own creations and make them new again. They will have small projects available to be completed and will be able to ship them home for you.

Daugherty’s Pub & Grub
208 West McClurg Street
Richland
573-765-3203

“The best food around!! Sue and Jackie out do themselves. Come in as strangers, leave as friends. The atmosphere is awesome!! Reminds me of Cheers!!” -April R.

Richland native and recent Army retiree, Sue Daugherty has returned home to reopen the family Pub. You will find her sister Jackie cooking up the lunch specials. Stop in and experience their Bloody Mary Bar or grab a bite to eat.

IMG_9487

Daugherty’s Pub & Grub, Richland Missouri

Richland Library
111 West Camden Street
Richland
573-765-3642

The Richland Library located at 111 West Camden provides a cool place to sit back and relax. They have free Wi-Fi, computer access and are a phone charging station for Big BAM cyclists. Take a stroll through the community room and see the Alumni Association’s work to preserve the Richland Class pictures.

IMG_9474

Pulaski County Library Richland Branch, Richland Missouri

Market Basket Café & Florals
302 West Washington Avenue
Richland
573-765-0101

“I always love coming to the Market Basket. Everyone is so friendly and the food is delightful!” -Kelly T.

When the local flower shop shut down earlier this year, Barb Bolan decided to add fresh flowers to her business. A Richland native and owner of the Market Basket for more than 15 years, she specializes in home-style cooking. Her place is cozy, and you may just find a new friend before you leave.

IMG_1227

Market Basket Café & Florals, Richland Missouri

Shady Dell Park & Pool
L.G. Myers Drive
Richland

Take a break, cool off and relax with a dip in our Olympic size community pool. Or you can just grab a seat on one of the park benches along our quarter-mile walking trail. Mature trees and flowers set against the rock lined creek allows for a great spot to enjoy the scenery.

Parks and Trails near Fort Leonard Wood 1000x548 ldh

Shady Dell Park, Richland Missouri

Be Part of Something Rich!

Related Articles:
The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders
Big BAM Day 3 Host Hotels
Big BAM Day 3 Grub & Grog
Big BAM Day 3 RV Parks
Big BAM Day 3 Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance
Big BAM Day 3: More Fun Along the Route!

oie_transparent TRY

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color

Advertisements

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 21-May 27, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 21-May 27, 2018)

This Week Header White FB SIze

Welcome to the following group- HoonDog Performance Group (May 26 & 27)

May 25 through 28- 30th Annual Mid America Freedom Rally
What: Motorcycle rally
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Wood Shrine Club, 26920 Shrines Road, Waynesville
When: Gates open at Noon May 25th
Cost: $30 MRO members, $40 non-MRO members. 18+ to enter.
Contact: Mid-America Freedom Rally Committee (Eric Price)- hfpd1801@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/2053496278267956

Mid American Freedom Rally Memorial Day Weekend Tagged

May 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged

May 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged

Looking Ahead:

June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon Tagged

 

June 2- 19th Annual USMC Volkslauf 10K Mud Run, Fort Leonard Wood

Volkslauf 2018A Tagged

June 2- Return of the Drag Queens, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged
June 3- Pride in the Park, Waynesville
June 13 through 16- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Fair 2018 Tagged

June 16- Freedom Fest, Waynesville

FREEDOM FEST Tagged
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

oie_transparent TRY
June 22 through 24- Cave State Cruisers, WaynesvilleCave State Cruisers Car Show June 23_24 Tagged

June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair Tagged
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

JUly 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day Tagged
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

Railroad Days September 1 Tagged
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

not all those who wander COURTHOUSE MUSEUM tagged

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

not all those who wander OLD STAGECOACH STOP Tagged
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15 Tagged
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

2018_River Bassin_Championship_Waynesville MO_10

Pulaski County, MO set to host 2018 River Bassin’ National Championship

September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

Nasty Pulaski Tagged
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

Frog Hill Half Tagged
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square Tagged
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com  

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color

“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

Summertime Fun in Pulaski County USA! (2018 Edition)

Summer time is fun time in Pulaski County, Missouri! Whether you are looking for girl’s getaway, wind therapy, or quality time with your family on our beautiful, lazy rivers or a road trip on Route 66, we have just what you are looking for! Plan your trip around one of these fun events- or plan your itinerary for anytime of the year at http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

summer-fun-3

JUNE:

Big BAM is a cycling adventure across Missouri. This year’s event follows Route 66 from Joplin to Eureka. Cyclist can sign on for the full ride or can pick and choose segments to ride. For those who can’t commit to a full week of riding the segments between Lebanon and Cuba, with an overnight in Waynesville June 20 are a favorite pick. The Museums on the Square in Waynesville will be open to cyclists. Shuttles to Pulaski County featured restaurants and bars and attractions will also be available for riders. 399th Army Band and Two-Bit Steve entertain riders, locals, and visitors at the Waynesville City Park that evening.

oie_transparent TRY

Cave State Cruisers Car Show returns to Waynesville City Park June 23 & 24 for their 31st Annual Car Show. The show features 26 classes of cars competing for top honors. Dad, and the entire family, will have a grand time admiring these beauties and chatting with car owners. Don’t forget your camera!

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

Tri-County Fair is a Richland, Missouri summer tradition! Visitors from Central Missouri and around the state converge on Shady Dell Park for this authentic county fair. This year’s fair takes place June 27 through 30. A carnival complements traditional county fair activities. Don’t miss the truck and tractor pull Friday night!

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair

JULY:

Summer Scarefest is a new Summer event in Pulaski County, Missouri and the organizers couldn’t have picked a better date- Friday, July 13th! Watch the cult horror classic movie Friday the 13th, play games, get your face painted “monster style” and start Halloween early with a trip through Rising Haunted Attraction! Photo ops abound!

July 13 Summer Scarefest at Waynesville, MO

Old Settlers Day returns to Waynesville City Park for the 38th year July 28 & 29. OSD is a family-friendly living history event. Families can tour the Roubidoux Spring Cherokee Campsite before heading to the main events at Waynesville City Park. Seven National Park Service interpretive signs tell the tragic tale of the Trail of Tears along the (mostly) paved walking trail. The trail leads directly to Waynesville City Park where you will find mountain man encampments and both Union and Confederate camps. Mock Civil War battles will be re-enacted throughout the weekend. Bring your appetite to Vendor Row and keep your eyes peeled as you stroll through the camps- you might bump into President Ulysses Grant!

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day

AUGUST:

Halloween fans rejoice! Pulaski County kicks off Halloween early with the extremely popular Haunted River Floats. Haunt fanatics from across the Midwest and beyond pilgrimage to Ruby’s Landing near Waynesville to float the Haunted River in rafts. The season kicks off August 31 and the one-of-a-kind experience is held every Friday and Saturday night through September. Don’t forget to bring your tent- a free night of primitive camping is included with admission!

“I want to say that the whole experience was fantastic!!! All of the staff was very accommodating and polite. They did give scares for sure. We were not expecting the interaction that we had, but we loved every minute. Thank you a fabulously frightful evening. Will definitely be back next year” – Shali V.

SEPTEMBER:

Crocker, Missouri has been honoring their railroading heritage for 50 years. This year’s Railroad Days celebration, the 51st, takes place September 1. Bring your crew for this family-friendly festival. Highlights include a parade, live music, and the Frisco Depot Museum.

Railroad Days September 1

Kiwanis Ninth Annual Outdoor Show happens September 8 & 9 at the St. Robert Community Center. Outdoor enthusiasts can peruse over 100 tables and exhibits of guns, knives, archery equipment, fishing supplies, ATV’s and boats. $5 gets you in the door both days and food will be available.

September 8_9 Outdoor Show
Cow Days is one of Missouri’s quirkiest and fun festivals. Festival-goers have a chance to win an authentic, bonafide cow! Cow Days is held in Dixon September 14 & 15. Both days are jam-packed with live music, vendors, and food!

Cow Days September 14_15

River Bassin’ National Championship highlights Pulaski County’s beautiful wild waters and its prime fishing September 21 through 23. Anglers from across the United States will make Ruby’s Landing near Waynesville their headquarters during the tournament. Divisions include Individual, Team, Super Team, Flyfishing & Youth- with more than $75,000 in cash and prizes for winners!

2018_River Bassin_Championship_Waynesville MO_10

Pulaski County, MO set to host 2018 River Bassin’ National Championship

Jump start your Summer in Pulaski County, Missouri during these events:

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Extremicon

Volkslauf 2018A

June 2 Pulaski County Pride Drag Show 2018

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

June 3 Pride in the Park 2018

Pulaski County Regional Fair 2018

FREEDOM FEST PART 1 RED

Prepare for Fall y’all! Pulaski County, Missouri puts on a brilliant foliage display during leaf-peeping season! Visit a pumpkin patch, farmers markets or a first-rate haunted attraction! Plan now for one of these events:

October 6_7 ClawCon PREMIERE WARGAMING EVENT

Nasty Pulaski (1)

Frog Hill Half

Subscribe to this blog, like us on Facebook, or visit our online calendar to receive event news and updates!

summer fun 1

Big BAM Day 3: More Fun Along the Route!

Big BAM is known for treating its cyclists to the best of Missouri’s cities, villages, and landscapes. This year’s ride, along Route 66, is especially inspiring. To many Mother Road enthusiasts around the globe this fabled road represents freedom and authentic Americana. That symbolism is spot on. Pedal slowly through these points along the byway and Route 66’s genuine narrative will become a chapter in your personal story.

Waynesville__PulaskiCounty_MO_001_Cropped_1046x380

Gascozark: An Old Settlers Gazette article regarding Gascozark’s founding father, Frank A. Jones begins “This is a brief sketch of energy, creativity, and entrepreneurial zeal.” Jones possessed three vital ingredients of a prosperous Route 66 enterprise. After retiring from an executive position with Shell Oil Company Jones purchased a few hundred acres of land along the Gasconade River in western Pulaski County. Missouri Highway 14 had been designated Route 66 just a year before his purchase. He began his ambitious plan to change his portion of the rugged Ozarks into a working farm. Jones combined the words Gasconade and Ozark and christened his outfit Gascozark Hereford Ranch. The farm operation led him to another bustling startup, Pulaski Dairy. Next Jones built and launched Gascozark Café and Station, a roadside endeavor. This string of robust ventures led Jones to his most ambitious vision, Gascozark Hills Resort. GHR’s roaring success can be directly attributed to Jones’ drive and ambition, its ease of accessibility via Route 66 to the touring public, and unique amenities not found at other Ozark Mountain resorts, namely a 30×60 feet concrete swimming pool and sumptuous meals crafted from ingredients produced on the ranch. Gascozark Hills Resort outlasted its competitors and is still in operation today as Gasconade Hills Resort. A two-and-a-half-mile round-trip gravel-travel detour will lead you to Jones’ dream, or, you can admire his ambition (and take a selfie) in front of the still-standing Gascozark Café and Station at Gascozark, Missouri.

Frank Jones constructed Gascozark Café & Station in the early 1930’s. The structure was “rocked” in 1939. Image courtesy of Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation/Terry Primas.

Buckhorn: Pulaski County old-timers repeat a tale passed on by their grandfathers, who heard it at the knee of their grandfathers that Buckhorn acquired its name from a former tavern located there. The tavern was distinguished by the set of deer antlers that graced the doorway. Throughout the Route 66 years several storekeepers and tourist court operators made a name for themselves in Buckhorn. Although the exact location of their cabin court remains a mystery to Mother Road historians and explorers, Buffalo Lick Camp was established in the early 1930’s by Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Potts. BLC operated until at least 1946.

The Normandy, owned and operated by Mrs. C.J. Funke, consisted of a service station, restaurant, and hotel. The impressive towered giraffe rock structure was destroyed by fire in 1978. All that remains are two concrete gateposts.

All that remains of Mrs. Funke's Normandy Hotel is two gateposts. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

All that remains of Mrs. Funke’s Normandy Hotel is two gateposts. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

Ely and Minnie Toops scratched their living by peddling handcrafted souvenirs to traveling tourists. Their store remains, transformed into a private residence. Pleasant Grove Resort began in the 1930’s and was later renamed Bell Haven Court by Edgar Bell. The cottages were still advertised for rent in the 1960’s. Today the cottages are gone, and the store’s gasoline pumps are only a hand-me-down memory. The combination store and office structure survive, also transformed into a private residence.

Across the Interstate 44 overpass was the iconic Witmor Farms restaurant operated by Waynesville physician Dr. R.O. DeWitt and husband and wife team Roy and Norma Moorman. Their roadside business flourished and expanded with a gift shop/snack bar/gasoline addition across the county road from the eatery. The main restaurant structure was razed in 2015 leaving only the addition (and Norma’s famous Macaroni Salad recipe) as reminders of the partnership’s mini-empire.

Witmor Farms Restaurant began in 1963 as the third Nickerson Farms location. The structure was demolished in 2015. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

Witmor Farms Restaurant began in 1963 as the third Nickerson Farms location. The structure was demolished in 2015. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

Each year, over Memorial Day weekend, Buckhorn takes center stage for thousands of motorcyclists who converge on the community during Mid America Freedom Rally.

Saint Robert: is Pulaski County’s newest (and one of the fastest growing) city. When Route 66 was designated as a federal highway in 1926 the town did not exist. The construction of Fort Leonard Wood in 1940, and several plucky civic-minded businessmen breathed life into this area once known as Eastville.

St. Robert Municipal Center is home to the Saint Robert Museum. The museum is a fascinating look at the city's growth as a military boom town on Route 66. Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

St. Robert Municipal Center is home to the Saint Robert Museum. The museum is a fascinating look at the city’s growth as a military boom town on Route 66. Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

The (then) village, named for St. Robert of Bellarmine Catholic Church, was chartered in 1951. A diverse cast of colorful characters and savvy capitalists hung their shingles along the road hoping to make their fortunes, or at least, a living. They certainly did succeed in creating a robust city, albeit one that suffered growing pains in its adolescence. Today, older and wiser, Saint Robert is known around the world as being both a home to heroes and a gateway to Missouri’s premiere military training facility.

The city has not lost sight of its Route 66 heritage and several businesses operate from vintage Mother Road structures. Highlights include Mike’s Gym and Martial Arts which evolved from Pops’ Place. “Pops” Sindler also owned and operated Sindlers Cabin City and Café. Neon tubes on the roofs of Sindler’s cabins could be seen at night, miles away, from the ridge that ran through Hazelgreen.

Sindler's Cabin City & Café. Image courtesy of Terry Primas.

Sindler’s Cabin City & Café. Image courtesy of Terry Primas.

Another highlight is Skyline Welding which began as Louis Ferkol and Willard “Chad” Chadwell’s ultra-modern Skyline Garage Auto Service in 1953. A closer look at the business’ signage reveals that the eastbound side has been modified to reflect the new primary line of work, while the westbound is unaltered and still bears the original name.

In 1955 a women’s civic organization raised funds to establish a roadside park near the Fort Leonard Wood junction. Their efforts resulted in George M. Reed Roadside Park which is one of only two remaining roadside parks on Route 66 in Missouri. A new fundraiser has been established to bring Route 66 Neon Park to the location. We think “Pops” Sindler would approve.

Route 66 Neon Park rendering by Ireland Architects. Rendering and signs are for illustration purposes only.

Route 66 Neon Park rendering by Ireland Architects. Rendering and signs are for illustration purposes only.

Big BAM Tip- Pulaski County Tourism Bureau’s Route 66 guide provides an in-depth look at Saint Robert’s Route 66 landmarks and sites of significance. Order your free copy today by calling 573-336-6355 or messaging your mailing address to email@pulaskicountyusa.com.

Devils Elbow: The mere mention of this former logging hamlet will cause any Route 66 fan’s eyes to sparkle like Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree. Devils Elbow (population 374) is famous. World famous. Legendary famous. Devils Elbow is the Paul Bunyan of Route 66 villages.

Hugged by the Big Piney River, decorated by dramatic limestone bluffs that were once declared to be one of “Missouri’s beauty spots”, complete with a centerpiece vintage steel bridge, this community has inspired artists, musicians, and poets to memorialize it in paintings, song, and verse. Duck into the Post Office or the Elbow Inn & BBQ (a Big BAM featured bar) to find the Ozarkian art of storytelling in action.

The bluffs at Devils Elbow, marketed as Hiawatha Bluffs during the 1930's were once listed as a "Missouri beauty spot." Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

The bluffs at Devils Elbow, marketed as Hiawatha Bluffs during the 1930’s were once listed as a “Missouri beauty spot.” Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

In 2017 eight properties comprising the Devils Elbow Historic District were added to the National Register of Historic of Places. Each year, shortly after Thanksgiving, Devils Elbow residents and admirers gather to adorn the beloved bridge in twinkly lights and holiday cheer. The bridge is lit each evening to delight both children and adults through the New Year.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

Related Articles:

The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders
Big BAM Day 3 Host Hotels
Big BAM Day 3 Grub & Grog
Big BAM Day 3 RV Parks
Big BAM Day 3 Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance

*A majority of the information in this article was provided by historian Terry Primas through his invaluable book “Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history.” Copies may be purchased at various locations in Waynesville, including the Old Stagecoach Stop. Additionally, it may be purchased online. Our many thanks to Mr. Primas.

oie_transparent TRY

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color

Big BAM Day 3 Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance

Big BAM cyclists will have pedaled almost 193 miles of Route 66 when arriving in Waynesville at the end of Day 3. Enhance your epic adventure with these one-of-a-kind Pulaski County experiences before saddling up for Day 4!

Downtown Waynesville Missouri

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

B&B Theatres Waynesville Patriot 12: Waynesville’s newest movie house is as big as a whale! The Grand Screen is an impressive 62’ x 32’ making it larger than a humpback whale- and one of the largest screens in southern Missouri.

Arts_Entertainment near Fort Leonard Wood micmal 1000x548 NF

Image by Michelle Mallard

Route 66 Community Art Gallery: Located in a period Route 66 building that first housed Weber’s Appliance, Route 66 Community Art Gallery celebrates all things Route 66. The gallery features paintings, photography, drawings, and sculpture work of local and international artists. The gallery is also a favorite place to pick up Route 66 books and memorabilia.

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum: The former Courthouse housed Pulaski County’s government offices over 85 years. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and began a second life as a museum after the current Pulaski County Courthouse was dedicated. The building was designed by Henry H. Hohenschild who served as Missouri State Architect in 1899. The National Park Service notes that “The irregular shape of the courthouse is interesting, especially the distinctive, square Italianate tower, or campanile, with arched windows on each side.” NPS continues “If you look up, you’ll notice that exposed rafters edge the bell tower’s roof. They are supported by a decorative corbel table – pieces of protruding, decorated stone provided to carry the weight of the roof above. This is worth noting for its lovely Italianate aspect right there in the middle of Missouri, the Show Me State.” They elaborate further “Inside, look for the original wooden frames around the windows and doors and the original Stromboli fan with wooden blades hanging in the old county clerk’s office. On the wooden stairway leading to the second floor, the original decorative spindle balustrade is just like it was in 1903. Once upstairs, visitors can see the original oak ceiling with exposed rafters and joints in the courtroom–an example of superb craftsmanship.”

not all those who wander COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

Old Stagecoach Stop Museum: Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Stagecoach Stop has been a fixture of Waynesville’s town Square since the late 1850’s. It first served as a stagecoach stop and during the Civil War it was commandeered as a hospital. The building has also been used as a hotel and an apartment building before falling into disuse and disrepair. It had sat empty and abandoned for almost twenty years when it was condemned in 1982 and slated for demolition. A heroic and determined group of citizens banded together to purchase, rehabilitate, and preserve the iconic structure- now one of Missouri’s Route 66 gems.

not all those who wander OLD STAGECOACH STOP

Roubidoux Spring Cherokee Campsite: Discover the tragic tale of the Trail of Tears and honor the memory of those who suffered during the removal at the Roubidoux Spring Cherokee Campsite at Laughlin Park. Seven National Park Service interpretive markers document the forced removal of the Cherokee and other Native American tribes from their homelands. Laughlin Park is one of only seven certified Trail of Tears Historic sites in Missouri.

IMG_4466

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Frog Rock: Also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker this quirky rock sculpture has been delighting Route 66 travelers since 1996. An Instagram-worthy selfie with Frog Rock is becoming a Route 66 rite of passage. (Please do not climb on W.H. Croaker.)

Waynesville__PulaskiCounty_MO_001_Cropped_1046x380

Image by Brand USA, Courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Freedom Rock: During September 2017 Iowa muralist Bubba Sorensen set up temporary headquarters on St. Robert Boulevard in Saint Robert, Missouri to create Missouri’s third Freedom Rock installation. His completed artwork is now one of St. Robert’s most photographed locations. His tribute to Pulaski County’s deep-seated military roots is guaranteed to stir the patriotism of all those who visit the Freedom Rock.

Freedom Rock IMage by ldh

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center: Make a splash at Saint Robert’s Tiger Typhoon! More than a municipal swimming pool, TTAC has a current channel, lap lanes, and more!

Images of Pulaski County, Missouri on May 30th and 31st, 2017.

St. Robert’s Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center. Courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Bow & Barrel Sports Center: Bow and Barrel Sports Center is home to an indoor firearms range that has 7 individual shooting lanes. Shooters have a variety of 50+ rental guns to choose from including Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Ruger, Glock, Springfield, Kel-Tech, FN, HK, Kahr, and Walther. The center also offers outdoor archery.

Uranus Inc. occupies the former footprint of Route 66’s Mark Twain Motel & Restaurant. The center is home to Chicken Bones Party Bar and Grill (a Big BAM featured bar), a fudge factory and general store, escape rooms, and the world’s largest belt buckle.  Uranus is modeled after over-the-top tourist traps of Route 66’s heyday and its sometimes peculiar and bizarre photo ops are often Instaworthy.

World's Largest Belt Buckle at Uranus, Inc.

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Shuttle service will be available at Waynesville City Park to transport riders to and from amusements, attractions, and sites of significance.

Related Articles:

The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders
Big BAM Day 3 Host Hotels
Big BAM Day 3 Grub & Grog
Big BAM Day 3 RV Parks
Big BAM Day 3: More Fun Along the Route!

oie_transparent TRY

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 14-May 20, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 14-May 20, 2018)

This Week Header White FB SIze

Welcome to the following group- 463rd MP Company Reunion (May 17-20)

May 18, 19, & 20- PFAA presents “House for Sale”
What: Pulaski Fine Arts Association production
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children under 12 $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050
https://www.facebook.com/events/381936662319844

House for Sale

May 19-Vintage Market Day
What: A fun day of shopping!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Dixon Pilot Newspaper & Print Shop- 573-759-2127
https://www.facebook.com/events/181006979189297

May 19 Vintage Market Day

May 19- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

May 19- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Looking Ahead:

May 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 2- Return of the Drag Queens, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
June 3- Pride in the Park, Waynesville
June 13 through 16- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Fair 2018
June 16- Freedom Fest, Waynesville

FREEDOM FEST PART 1 RED
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

Adobe Spark Big BAM Yellow Bike
June 22 through 24- Cave State Cruisers, Waynesville

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

Railroad Days September 1
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

2018_River Bassin_Championship_Waynesville MO_10

Pulaski County, MO set to host 2018 River Bassin’ National Championship

September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

Nasty Pulaski (1)
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

Frog Hill Half
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com 

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

 

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 7-May 13, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 7-May 13, 2018)

This Week Header White FB SIze

Welcome to the following group- Czech Route 66 Association (May 7)

May 7 through May 12- National Travel & Tourism Week
What: Learn how Pulaski County Tourism Bureau impacts those who live and work in Pulaski County! FREE cookies & coffee! #TourismMatters
Where: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center, 137 St. Robert Boulevard, Saint Robert
When: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center- 573-336-6355
http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Saint Robert MO

May 12- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

UPDATE: The COURTHOUSE MUSEUM will be CLOSED MAY 12th and will REOPEN MAY 19th. 

Images of Pulaski County, Missouri on May 30th and 31st, 2017.

On Route 66 in Waynesville, Missouri

May 12- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

Family fun at Old Stagecoach Stop Waynesville MO

Family fun at the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum on the Square in Waynesville, Missouri

Looking Ahead:

May 18, 19, & 20- PFAA presents “House for Sale”, Waynesville
May 19 & 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 19- Vintage Market Day, Dixon

May 19 Vintage Market Day
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 2- Return of the Drag Queens, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
June 3- Pride in the Park, Waynesville
June 13 through 16Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Fair 2018
June 16- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

Adobe Spark Big BAM Yellow Bike
June 22 through 24- Cave State Cruisers, Waynesville

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

2018_River Bassin_Championship_Waynesville MO_10

Pulaski County, MO set to host 2018 River Bassin’ National Championship

September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

Nasty Pulaski (1)
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

Frog Hill Half
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.