Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club Tours Pulaski County USA

Last week, 36 members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club from Bixby, Oklahoma traveled to Pulaski County, Missouri for a “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage” tour. The group enjoyed two jam packed days of Ozark adventure.

After officially being welcomed to Pulaski County by the Tourism Bureau staff, with a reception complete with cookies, coffee, and juice at the Visitors Center in Saint Robert, the tour headed to Fort Leonard Wood for a lunch at one of the dining facilities and a guided windshield tour of the installation. Some of the highlights of the windshield tour included the Reception Battalion, the Main Exchange, Brigade Row on Iowa Avenue, Nutter Field House (built in 1942), Sapper Leader Course, and Training Area 244- also known as the “Million Dollar Hole” because of the value of the equipment kept on site that is used for training purposes.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club first stop in Pulaski County, Missouri was the Visitors Center in Saint Robert.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club first stop in Pulaski County, Missouri was the Visitors Center in Saint Robert.

While on Fort Leonard Wood the participants visited Mahaffey Museum Complex. The museum is unique in that it is the only place in the country where you can visit three U.S. Army Branch museums in a single location. The complex houses the Military Police Museum, The Chemical Corps Museum, and the U.S. Army Engineer Museum. There is also a WWII Company area and a Historic Vehicle Park.

The evening meal was another unique destination and experience- The Cave Restaurant & Resort is the nation’s only restaurant inside a cave! Group members remarked that the view overlooking the Gasconade River was stunning and that dinner was “two thumbs up”.

Host hotel, Baymont Inn & Suites in Saint Robert, exceeded expectations. The complimentary hot breakfast was especially well received. The waffles and biscuits ‘n gravy were just what these adventurers needed to prepare for a busy day!

Baymont Inn & Suites  in Saint Robert, exceeded the expectations of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club.

Baymont Inn & Suites in Saint Robert, exceeded the expectations of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club.

The Bank Club’s second day in “Pulaski County USA” kicked off with a guided tour of Route 66 with local historian Terry Primas. Primas described points of interests and told stories of the section of the old Mother Road that runs between Devils Elbow and Waynesville. They were able to see alignments of the road that dated to the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s. The tour traveled through an area that has been described as the most scenic section of Missouri’s Route 66. The bluffs above the old steel bridge in Devils Elbow looked like a postcard- and sure enough, they had indeed been the backdrop for many postcards of the area!

A vintage postcard depicts the scene that can be found at Devils Elbow on Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

A vintage postcard depicts the scene that can be found at Devils Elbow on Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Ready to stretch their legs, the tour group headed to a fabulous lunch at Hoppers Pub on the Square in Waynesville. Recharged and refreshed, they were ready to explore the 1903 Courthouse Museum, Old Stagecoach Stop, and downtown area. The Courthouse Museum is housed in what was Pulaski County’s Courthouse from 1903 until 1989. Designed by Missouri State Architect Henry H. Hohenschild, the upstairs courtroom is in its original condition. The craftsmanship has withstood the test of time and some folks have commented that one can almost hear attorneys arguing cases from the past. Denise Seevers, Museum Curator, told the visitors of a murder that took place in the building in the 1930’s. She also told of bullet holes on the exterior of the building that are scars from a bank robbery that occurred in 1917. The citizens tried to fight the bandits off from the courthouse area and the bad guys shot back!

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) members chat outside of Pulaski County Museum in downtown Waynesville, MO.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) members chat outside of Pulaski County Museum in downtown Waynesville, MO.

The Old Stagecoach Stop is a fascinating building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the Stop has served as a tavern, Civil War hospital, and hotel. It is one of Pulaski County’s oldest buildings and its museum is arranged by time period- each room depicting an era of the buildings history. Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation President Jan Primas and Jeanie Porter guided the group through the building while explaining its past, significance & importance.

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO has a lot of stories to tell!

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO has a lot of stories to tell! Photo by Laura Huffman.

The club enjoyed free time in downtown Waynesville and members wandered to historic sites and shopping opportunities. Several souvenirs were purchased at Lost In The Woods Antiques & Collectibles, Seda’s Gift Shop, Talbot House, Just Because, Eircil’s Jewelry, and at the gift shop inside Paradise Deli– a German restaurant. Tour members also sampled local flavor at Purn’s Thai Kitchen, Sugar Shack, I Love Ice Cream, Route 66 Candy Shoppe, and Cellar 66. Cellar 66 hosted a wine tasting- and it was a hit! The group also discovered Waynesville Gun & Pawn and Odyssey Scuba. A dive shop in landlocked Pulaski County seemed odd to them until they found out that nearby Roubidoux Spring is home to a large underground cave system and that the area is known for its cave diving opportunities.

A member of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) browses at Seda's Gift Shoppe on the Square in downtown Waynesville, MO.

A member of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) browses at Seda’s Gift Shoppe on the Square in downtown Waynesville, MO.

Participants of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club

Participants of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club ” “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage” tour enjoy a sweet treat at I Love Ice Cream in downtown Waynesville.

Members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK) pose at the corner of Historic Route 66 in downtown Waynesville during their

Members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK) pose at the corner of Historic Route 66 in downtown Waynesville during their “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage tour.

The day’s activities concluded with a sumptuous meal at destination restaurant Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro. The drive to the restaurant on Highway 28 treated passengers to a glorious splash of Ozark color, but that was nothing compared to the views from the dinner tables. The food, the view, and the delightful company of tour companions made this the perfect finale to the two days of “Fun, Fort, and Fall Foliage” tour to Pulaski County, Missouri.

Destination restaurant, Di Trapani's Italian Bistro overlooks Portuguese Point of the Gasconade River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

Destination restaurant, Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro overlooks Portuguese Point of the Gasconade River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

“Everything was perfect. My travel group cannot thank me enough! Thank you for that- I could not have done this tour without you! You help me succeed making my customers happy with our bank, while experiencing a “Class A” tour. My happy customers make me a happy customer!!” —Lisa Beach, Group Travel Planner- Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club

Are you organizing a group travel tour? Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is happy to provide these complimentary services for Receptives and Group Tour Operators:
• Customized Group Itineraries
• Step-on Guide Referrals/Coordination
• Lodging/Dining Bid Assistance
• Meeting Space Assistance
• Museum Tour Coordination
• FREE Welcome Reception/Comfort Stop
Our Certified Travel Industry Specialist will assist with many aspects of the planning process including customized itineraries. Contact Karen Hood today!

Call Karen Hood to arrange your group tour to Pulaski County USA!

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of October 27, 2014-November 2, 2014

October 31 & November 1- Corn Maze
What: Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Friday- 5 pm until 8 pm
Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $6
Kids 5 thru 12- $4
4 & Under- FREE
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground- 573.759.7294

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October 31 & November 1- Haunted Hill
What: Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 Speed Pass $20
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted Hill

October 31 & November 1- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of Halloween on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7 pm until 10 pm
Cost: 13 & Older- $25, Ages 6thru 12- $10, 5 & Under- FREE
*Reservations Preferred
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639

October Haunted River FloatsOctober 31 & November 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

October Paranormal Investigations Halloween EditionNovember 1- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: South Lynn Street, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo November 1- Whitey Morgan and the 78’s LIVE In Concert
Where: 25955 Highway P, Laquey
When: 8:00 pm
Cost: $10
Contact: Roadhouse Bar & Grill- 573.765.5002

Whitey Morgan and the 78's return to Pulaski County November 1st at Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Laquey!

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s return to Pulaski County November 1st at Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Laquey!

Pumpkin Patches:
Uncle Buck’s (Friday)- 573.759.9045
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch (Saturday & Sunday)- 573.433.4375

Looking Ahead:
November 15- Gone To Pieces Quilt Show
December 19 & 20- Route 66 Shootout

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Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of October 20, 2014-October 26, 2014

Welcome to Pulaski County USA:
October 22 & 23- Citizens Security Bank

October 24, 25, & 26- Corn Maze
What: Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Friday- 5 pm until 8 pm
Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $6
Kids 5 thru 12- $4
4 & Under- FREE
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground- 573.759.7294

BSC Corn MazeOctober 24 & 25- Haunted Hill
What: Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 Speed Pass $20
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted HillOctober 24 & 25- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of Halloween on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7 pm until 10 pm
Cost: 13 & Older- $25, Ages 6thru 12- $10, 5 & Under- FREE
*Reservations Preferred
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639

October Haunted River FloatsOctober 25- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo October 25- 18th Annual Halloween Bash
What: Numerous haunted houses including the Haunted House of Doom and a hay ride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest!
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club, 26920 Shrine Road, Buckhorn
When: 6:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $2 donation per person
Contact: Freedom of the Road Riders (Local 28) Larry Wheeler- 573.586.7291

October 25 Halloween Bash Shrine ClubOctober 25- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

October Paranormal Investigations Halloween EditionPumpkin Patches:
Uncle Buck’s- 573.759.9045
Happy Hollows- 573.356.0985
Deep Woods Farm- 573.759.3586
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375

Pulaski County USA has the perfect pumpkin patch for you & your family!

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Events for the week of October 13, 2014-October 19, 2014

October 17, 18, & 19- Corn Maze
What: Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Friday- 5 pm until 8 pm
Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $6
Kids 5 thru 12- $4
4 & Under- FREE
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground- 573.759.7294

BSC Corn MazeOctober 17 & 18- Haunted Hill
What: Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 Speed Pass $20
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted HillOctober 17 & 18- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of Halloween on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7 pm until 10 pm
Cost: 13 & Older- $25, Ages 6thru 12- $10, 5 & Under- FREE
*Reservations Preferred
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639

October Haunted River FloatsOctober 18- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo October 18- Crocker Fall Festival
What: Family friendly fall festival
Where: Norma Lea’s Frisco Park
When: 10 am – 2 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327

Crocker's Fall Festival will be held October 18, 2014 at Norma Lea's Frisco park downtown.

Crocker’s Fall Festival will be held October 18, 2014 at Norma Lea’s Frisco park downtown.

October 18- Old Stagecoach Stop Appreciation Day
What: Games, wood carving and basket-weaving demonstrations, butter-making, handkerchief doll-making, refreshments and more in the backyard of the Stop!
Where: Old Stagecoach Stop, On the Square, Waynesville
When: 11 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation (Jan)- 573.435.6766

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO.

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO.

October 18- Route 66 Oktoberfest
What: Family friendly Oktoberfest street festival
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Route 66 Fest On The Square (Audra)- 573.774.3001

Oktoberfest- family friendly street festival will be held October 18 in downtown Waynesville.

Oktoberfest- family friendly street festival will be held October 18 in downtown Waynesville.

October 18- Zombie Run 5K
What: 5K, with zombies!
Where: Check In at the bell on the west side of the 1903 Courthouse Museum on the Square in Waynesville
When: Race time 4:00 pm
Cost: Pre-registration $20, Day of $25
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association- 573.774.3001

Zombie Run 5K October 18th in Waynesville.

Zombie Run 5K October 18th in Waynesville.

October 18- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

October Paranormal Investigations Halloween EditionPumpkin Patches:
Uncle Buck’s- 573.759.9045
Happy Hollows- 573.356.0985
Deep Woods Farm- 573.759.3586
Stories Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375

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Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of October 6, 2014-October 12, 2014

October 10, 11, & 12- Corn Maze
What: Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $6
Kids 5 thru 12- $4
4 & Under- FREE
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground- 573.759.7294

BSC Corn MazeOctober 10 & 11- Haunted Trail
What: Hear the scary tale of “The Witches of Pulaski County” and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri
Where: 319 Keeth Road, Crocker
When: 6:30- 10:00 pm
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Loving Paws Adoption Center- 573.736.2088

Haunted Trail in Crocker, MO October 10 & 11

Haunted Trail in Crocker, MO October 10 & 11

October 10 & 11- Haunted Hill
What: Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 Speed Pass $20
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted HillOctober 11 & 12- Biker Bash Weekend
Where: 919 Highway Z, Saint Robert
When: Saturday events start at 10:00 am
Sunday events start at 11:15 am
Cost: FREE
Contact: Josh “Prodigal” Braselton- 321.591.1656

Biker Bash Weekend in Saint Robert October 11 & 12

Biker Bash Weekend in Saint Robert October 11 & 12

October 11- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo October 11- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

October Paranormal Investigations Halloween EditionPumpkin Patches:
Uncle Buck’s- 573.759.9045
Happy Hollows- 573.356.0985
Deep Woods Farm- 573.759.3586
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375

Looking Ahead:
October 17 & 18- Haunted River Float
October 18- Crocker Fall Festival
October 18- Route 66 Oktoberfest
October 18- Zombie Run 5K

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