Ramp It Up at Exit 161

Exit 161 offers varied and diverse fuel, lodging, and dining options for Interstate 44 travelers.

Exit 161 offers varied and diverse fuel, lodging, and dining options for Interstate 44 travelers.

Whatever your destination on Interstate 44, Exit 161 is THE top stop!

Interstate 44 in Missouri runs 290 miles (east and west) beginning in St. Louis and ending in Joplin. Pulaski County USA, in the scenic & beautiful Ozark Mountains, is at the heart of Interstate 44, centrally located on the road, and is the midway point between the Illinois State Line and the Oklahoma State Line.

Exit 161, in Saint Robert, is a beacon for the road weary, the hungry, the leg stretchers, the curious and for all travelers. When you need to top off your tank, grab a bite, are in need of a “sit down” meal or a clean, comfortable bed, Exit 161 has plenty of options to meet your needs.

Looking for some adventure? Exit 161 is a jump off point to Historic Route 66, the famous nostalgic Mother Road of America.

History buff? Exit 161 is the gateway to Fort Leonard Wood, one of the largest joint military training bases in the United States and home to John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex, the only place in the world that has three U.S. Army branch museums in a single location. The museums are open to the public and have free admission.

Looking for some unique photo opportunities? Family vacation shots? Exit 161 has many areas for photo opps, including two locations with authentic M-60 tanks as the backdrop.

Need information about the road ahead of you? Exit 161 has a first class Visitors Center (a Missouri Welcome Center affiliate). Providing complimentary maps of adjoining states (Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska), a kiosk to find easy access to MoDOT travel and traveler information including traffic alerts, road and/or weather conditions and work zone construction locations, and resource brochures about all types of Missouri attractions. The Center also has bathrooms so clean that your grandmother would be proud!

Whether your visit is for a 15 minute break or an overnight rest, Exit 161’s 1300+ hotel rooms, 40+ food options (including German, Greek / Italian, Mexican, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, & American table service restaurants), convenience store/ gas stations and shopping centers, you will ♥ #Exit 161.

Hospitality- Pulaski County USA style!!

Travelers Resources at Exit 161:

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
137 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.6355
http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com
http://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
http://www.twitter.com/PulCoUSA
http://www.pinterest.com/PulCoUSA
http://www.youtube.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.wordpress.com

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau's Visitors Center in Saint Robert is located on Interstate 44 at #Exit161

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau’s Visitors Center in Saint Robert is located on Interstate 44 at #Exit161

Lodging:
All Town Suites
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
250 Carmel Valley Way
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2600
http://www.alltownsuites.com
All Towne Suites is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers.

Alliance Inn & Suites
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
562 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
http://www.ftwoodhotels.com
Alliance Inn & Suitesis a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers.

Alpine Haus
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
632 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3424

America’s Best Value Inn
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
562 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.3100
http://www.abvistrobert.com
America’s Best Value Inn is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers.

Baymont Inn & Suites
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
139 Carmel Valley Way
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5050
http://www.baymontinns.com
Baymont Inn & Suites is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers.

Bell’s Extended Stay
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
116 Bell Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2222
http://www.bellsmotelsuites.com

Budget Inn
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
127 Fina Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5212
http://www.budgetinn.com

Candlewood Suites
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
140 Carmel Valley Way
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2500
http://www.fortwoodhotels.com
Candlewood Suites is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers.

Comfort Inn
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
103 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3553
http://www.fortwoodhotels.com
Comfort Inn is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Econo Lodge
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
309 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7272
http://www.econolodge.com
Econo Lodge is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Fairfield Inn
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
131 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8600
http://www.fortwoodhotels.com
Fairfield Inn is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Hampton Inn
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
103 St. Robert Plaza
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3355
http://www.fortwoodhotels.com
Hampton Inn is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Holiday Inn Express
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
605 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2299
http://www.holidayinnexpressstrobert.com
Holiday Inn Express is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Liberty Lodge
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
140 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3121
http://www.fortwoodhotels.com
Liberty Lodge is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Mainstay Suites
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
227 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2700
http://www.fortwoodhotels.com
Mainstay Suites is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Motel 6
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
545 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3610
http://www.motel6-strobert.com
Motel 6 is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Quality Inn & Suites
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
114 Vickie Lynn Lane
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2535
http://www.qualityinn.com
Quality Inn & Suites is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Ranch Motel
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
461 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4894

Red Roof Inn
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
129 St. Robert Boulevard
573.336.2510
http://www.redroof.com
Red Roof Inn is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Relax Inn
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
461 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3113

Value Place
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
239 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3068
http://www.valueplace.com
Value Place is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

ZLoft Hotel
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
127 Vickie Lynn
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7829
http://www.zlofthotel.com
ZLoft is a great lodging option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

For more lodging options in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit: http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com/hotel_options.asp

Dining:

Arby’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
116 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3624
http://www.arbys.com
arbys

Aussie Jack’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
141 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2447
http://www.aussiejacks.com
Aussie Jacks is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
136 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.3030
http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Buffalo Wild Wings is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Bulgogie House (Asian)
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
1018 Missouri Avenue
Gateway Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7550

Café Korea (Asian)
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
839 VFW Circle
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3232
http://www.cafekorea.net
Café Korea is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Cancun Mexican Grill
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
690 Missouri Avenue
Clayton Towers Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8585

China Buffet (Asian)
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
743 Missouri Avenue
Spur Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5886

Chopstix (Asian)
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
220 Missouri Avenue
Hidden Valley Plaza Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.0104

Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
318 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2686
http://www.coltonssteakhouse.com
Colton’s Steak House & Grill is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Cracker Barrel
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
128 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7273
http://www.crackerbarrel.com
Cracker Barrel is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Culver’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
114 Town Center Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2888
http://www.culvers.com
Culver’s is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Dr. Phil’s Catfish & Ribs
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
720 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.0184
http://www.drphilscatfishandribs.com

Domino’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
213 St. Robert Boulevard
St. Robert Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3400
http://www.dominos.com
Domino’s is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
220 Marshall Avenue
Hidden Valley Plaza Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7555
http://www.eljimador3.com

GW Pizza
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
896 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5565
http://www.facebook.com/gwspizza

Hardee’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO
Opening December 2013
http://www.hardees.com
Hardee’s is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

The Hub Restaurant & Lounge (German)
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
777 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.9990

Joe’s Korean Restaurant
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
1005 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3590

KFC
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
180 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5885
http://www.kfc.com
KFC is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
151 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2364
http://www.rollakyoto.com
Kyoto Japanese Restaurant is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

La Familia Mexican Restaurant
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
1018 Missouri Avenue
Gateway Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3339
http://www.lafamiliamex.com
La Familia Mexican Restaurant is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Lamb’s Donuts
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
115 Gateway Circle
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3368

Mama Mia (Greek/Italian)
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
101 Comfort Inn Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.1200

McDonald’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
381 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3011
http://www.mcdonalds.com
McDonald’s is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Miller’s Grill
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
231 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.1004
http://www.millers-grill.com
Miller’s Grill is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Mi Suks Oriental Restaurant
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
1058 Missouri Avenue
The Plaza Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4770

Mizeki Japanese Sushi & Grill
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
198 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3399

Panera Bread
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
138 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4488
http://www.panerabread.com
Panera Bread is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Papa Johns
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
220 Missouri Avenue
Hidden Valley Plaza Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3344
http://www.papajohns.com
Papa John’s is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
151 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7776
http://www.papamurphys.com
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Peppers Sports Bar & Grill
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
560 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.366.2100
http://www.pepperssportsbargrill.com
Peppers Sports Bar & Grill is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Pizza Hut
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
133 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4828
http://www.pizzahut.com
Pizza Hut is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Route 66 Diner
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8989

Ruby Tuesday
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5140
http://www.rubytuesday.com
Ruby Tuesday is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Ryan’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
225 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8536
http://www.rubytuesday.com
Ryan’s is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Seoul Garden (Asian)
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
946 Missouri Avenue
Main Gate Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2023

Southern Spice Café
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
690 Missouri Avenue
Clayton Towers Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2058
http://www.southernspicecafe.com
Southern Spice Café is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Subway
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
453 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3199
http://www.subway.com
Subway is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Sunshine Café
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
688 Historic Route 66
St. Robert, MO
573.336.3255

Taco Bell
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
2029 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4633
http://www.tacobell.com
Taco Bell is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Thai Thai Cuisine
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
379 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8490

TK’s Pizza
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
743 Missouri Avenue
Spur Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5616
http://www.tkspizza.net
TK’s Pizza is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Tommi’s Café
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
878 Missouri Avenue
878 Shopping Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3060

Waffle House
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4331
http://www.wafflehouse.com
Waffle House is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Wendy’s
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
209 St. Robert Boulevard
St. Robert Center
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3233
http://www.wendys.com
Wendy’s is a great dining option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

For more dining options in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit:
http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com/shopping_dining.asp

Fuel / Convenience Stores

All Star Express
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
906 Missouri Avenue
St. Robert, MO
573.336.7372

Cenex
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
333 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5220
Cenex is a great refueling option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Eagle Stop
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
681 Historic Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5454
Eagle Stop is a great refueling option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

Mobil On The Run
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
122 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5853
On The Run is a great refueling option in Pulaski County USA for Interstate 44 travelers. Centrally located between St. Louis, MO and Joplin, MO.

One Stop Shop
Missouri Interstate 44, Exit 161
109 Brian Circle
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2530

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This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Events for the week of July 29th –August 4th, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
August 2nd – August 4th: 12th Transportation Reunion

August 2nd – I-44 Shoot Out Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull
What: Truck and tractor pull competition
Where: Jeremiah Brackett Pulling Track, Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 7 pm
Cost: Adults $15, Kids 5-10 $5, Under 5 FREE
Contact: 573.765.2711

I-44 Shoot Out Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull flyer

I-44 Shoot Out Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull flyer

August 3rd – Lights & Sirens 5K Kolor Run
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Registration begins at 6 am, race starts at 7 am
Cost: Adults $20, Kids 6-12 $10, 5 & Under FREE
Contact: Gwen Andrewcavage 573.202.5451

Lights & Sirens 5K Kolor Run flyer

Lights & Sirens 5K Kolor Run flyer

August 3rd- Pulaski County Motorcycle & Car Show
What: Motorcycle, car, & tattoo show
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: Show and contest begins at 11 am
Cost: Adults $5, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: Chris Leaverton- 573.433.6960

Pulaski County Motorcycle & Car Show flyer

Pulaski County Motorcycle & Car Show flyer

August 3rd- Ride 4 Our Heroes
What: Motorcycle ride benefiting Wish 4 Our Heroes
Where: Starts at Skyline Cycles and ends at Waynesville City Park
When: Registration 10 am, Kickstands Up 12 noon
Cost: $20
Contact: Viki- 573.433.2043

Ride 4 Our Heroes flyer

Ride 4 Our Heroes flyer

August 3rd- Paranormal Investigation of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Call for start time
Cost: $20
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora- 573.528.2149

August 3rd- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

August 3rd- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573.765.4033

August 3rd- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

August 3rd- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:

August 10th: Local 28 Memorial Ride
August 17th: Run For The Fallen

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

Baymont Inn and Suites Ft. Leonard Wood/Saint Robert

Recipient Of The 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Enjoy all the comforts of home at Baymont Inn & Suites Ft. Leonard / Saint Robert hotel. Conveniently located off Interstate 44, our hotel is only two miles from Ft. Leonard Wood and close to the best area attractions, including 33 original miles of Historic Route 66, John Mahaffey Military Museums and Roubidoux Springs.

We offer amenities you can count on for a restful stay. Start your day with free continental breakfast or work out in the gym. Go online with free Wi-Fi or watch a movie on DVD in the comfort of your room. After a long day of work or play, take a plunge in our heated indoor pool. Our hotel is pet friendly, and meeting space is available.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Our Fort Leonard Wood hotel is the perfect choice for exploring natural scenic wonders of the area. Explore historic Route 66 or view the archeological wonders at Miller’s Cave. Expert underwater cave divers will want to experience Roubidoux Spring, where you can also fish and picnic.

Experience scenic Pulaski County by floating leisurely along the Big Piney or Gasconde Rivers. Get a taste of local history at Old Stage Coach Stop Museum, just a few miles away, or sample the local vintage flavor at St. James Winery, about half an hour from our Ft. Leonard Wood hotel.

DINING OPTIONS

Several popular restaurants, including Ruby Tuesday, Pizza Hut, Cracker Barrel and more, are located across the street from our hotel in St. Robert, MO. For a unique experience, dine in a real cave at the Cave Restaurant or indulge in hometown goodness at Miller’s Grill. Greek and German dining options are also nearby.

BUSINESS AND EVENT FACILITIES

Our Ft. Leonard Wood hotel offers a meeting room and full-service business center.

Baymont Inn & Suites advertisement in the upcoming Pulaski County, Missouri Visitors Guide.

Baymont Inn & Suites advertisement in the upcoming Pulaski County, Missouri Visitors Guide.

This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Events for the week of July 22nd –July 28th, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
July 23rd: McMillen Tours
July 24th: International Military Students

July 26th & July 27th – Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “Oliver Twist”
What: Community theater performance
Where: Theater On The Square, Waynesville
When: House opens at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee: House opens at 2 pm, show starts at 2:30 pm
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5
Contact: Tracy Moran-573.855.6625

July 27th – 5K Rhino Run
Where: Colyer Park, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 8 am
Cost: Adults $21, Kids $15
Contact: 573.596.0300

5K Rhino Run Flyer

5K Rhino Run Flyer

July 27th- Old Settlers Day & Duck Race
What: Festival in the park celebrating the Old Settlers of Pulaski County
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Jan Primas- 573.435.6766

July 27th- Glow In The Dark Night
What: Live band, hula hoopers, glow events
Where: Shundahai Campground, Saint Robert
When: 8 pm
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: Viki- 573.336.1226

July 27th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

July 27th- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573.765.4033

July 27th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

July 27th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:

August 2nd: I-44 Shoot Out Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull
August 3rd: Lights & Sirens 5K Kolor Run
August 3rd: Ride For Our Heroes
August 3rd: Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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

Local Professional Receives CDME Certification

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Twenty-three industry professionals have earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the Destination Marketing industry. Currently in its 21st year, just over 200 destination marketing professionals have achieved the CDME designation, with more than 600 participants currently enrolled in the program.

“The CDME program is recognized by the industry as the highest educational achievement for destination management professionals. The achievement of these CDME graduates is outstanding, and requires a significant commitment in time and resources,” said Michael D. Gehrisch, DMAI President and CEO.

The CDME program is an advanced educational program designed to prepare senior DMO executives and managers for increasing change and competition and to become more effective organizational and industry leaders. The program focuses on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

“By earning this designation, these graduates join an elite group of professionals who seek to elevate the industry and its standards,” said Kristin McGrath, CDME, Chair of DMAI’s Education Committee.

These individuals were recognized during the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) 99th Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida on July 15-17, 2013.

“Working through the process of obtaining my certification was extremely important to me, both personally and professionally. This program has offered educational opportunities to enhance my leadership of our organization”, Beth Wiles, CDME, Executive Director of the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Fellow constituents include; Patrick Tuttle, Joplin CVB, Keith Backsen, Vice President, Spokane Regional CVB, Kim Baker, Director of Marketing, Santa Monica CVB, Karyl Leigh Barnes, Senior Vice President/Partner, Development Counsellors International, Vicki Higgins, Executive Marketing Officer & EVP, Newport Beach and Company, Misty Johantgen, Senior Vice President, Partner Relations & Development, Visit Orlando, Linda John, Executive Director, Visit Eau Claire, Jennifer Johnson, Director of Finance, Monterey County CVB, Nancy Justman, Executive Director, Visit Brookfield, Stephen Koranda, Executive Director, Norman CVB, Kathy McKillip, Director, Nebraska Tourism Commission, Diane Morgenthaler, Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Planning, Greater Madison CVB, Todd O’Leary, Vice President of Partnership, San Francisco Travel Association, Wes Rhea, CEO, Stockton CVB, Marla Roe, Executive Director, Frisco CVB, Lauren Rogers, Director, Sales and Services, Santa Monica CVB, Shannon Rose, Director of Business Services, Calhoun County CVB, Kathy Silverthorn, Executive Director, Red Wing CVB, Tico Soto, Sales Director, Lakes Charles/SW Louisiana, Eric Summe, President & CEO, Northern Kentucky CVB, Jay Tusa, Director of Communications and Research, Louisiana Office of Tourism, Ellie Westmin Chin, Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Events, Atlanta CVB.

Image: Beth Wiles, CDME, Executive Director, Pulaski County Tourism Bureau, St. Robert Missouri.

This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Events for the week of July 15th –July 21st, 2013

July 19th, July 20th, & July 21st – Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “Oliver Twist”
What: Community theater performance
Where: Theater On The Square, Waynesville
When: House opens at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee: House opens at 2 pm, show starts at 2:30 pm
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5
Contact: Tracy Moran-573.855.6625

July 19th & July 20th – Ozark Rodeo Association Rodeo
What: Two days of rodeo action
Where: Richland Saddle Club
When: 7 pm
Cost: Adults $8, Kids 6-10 $4
Contact: 573.793.3193

Ozark Rodeo Association Rodeo at Richland Saddle Club in Pulaski County flyer

Ozark Rodeo Association Rodeo at Richland Saddle Club in Pulaski County flyer

July 20th & July 21st-Doomsday Preppers & Storm Chaser & Severe Weather Festival
What: There are lectures, movies, and static displays; plus storm chase vehicles. Learn about severe weather.
Where: Missouri Festival Park, Dixon
When: Call for times
Cost: $5, Kids 6 and younger FREE
Contact: 573.759.2378
For information regarding Pulaski County lodging options contact Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573.336.6355

Doomsday Preppers & Storm Chaser & Severe Weather Festival flyer

Doomsday Preppers & Storm Chaser & Severe Weather Festival flyer

July 20th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

July 20th- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573.765.4033

July 20th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

July 20th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:

July 26th & July 27th- PFAA Presents “Oliver Twist”
July 27th- Old Settler’s Day & Duck Race

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

This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Events for the week of July 8th –July 14th, 2013

July 12th & 13th- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “Oliver Twist”
What: Community theater performance
Where: Theater On The Square, Waynesville
When: House opens at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5
Contact: Tracy Moran-573.855.6625

July 12th, 13th & 14th – Gospel, Bluegrass, & Fish Fry Festival
What: Benefit for renowned Bluegrass artist, Jimmy Allsion featuring Bluegrass & Gospel performances on an outdoor stage.
Where: Missouri Festival Park, Dixon
When: Friday 7 pm until 10 pm, Saturday 5 pm until 11 pm, Sunday 10 am until 12 pm
Cost: Donations accepted at gate
Contact: Missouri Festival Park- 573.759.2378
For information regarding Pulaski County lodging options contact Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573.336.6355

July 13th- Bark for Life & 4-Da Dawgs Car Show
What: Non-competitive canine walk event & car show
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 9 am until 3 pm
Cost: $20 per participant
Contact: Christine Edwards- 573.855.0832

July 13th- Richland Cruise In
What: Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Cruise In
Where: Richland
When: 5 pm until 8 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Justin Walters- 573.855.1247

July 13th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

July 13th- Richland Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: 200 block of South Pine, Richland
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Travis Prewett: 573.765.4033

July 13th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

July 13th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:

July 19th & 20th- Ozark Rodeo Association Rodeo
July 19th, 20th, & 21st- Luau & Pig Roast
July 19th, 20th, & 21st- PFAA Presents “Oliver Twist”
July 20th & 21st- Doomsday Preppers & Storm Chaser & Severe Weather Festival
July 20th- 1st Annual Back Yard Games Tourney Motorcycle & Car Show

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