ABA Route 66 Familiarization Tour Rolls into Pulaski County on Friday

More than 3,000 American Bus Association’s delegates gathered in St. Louis January 10-13, conducting more than 100,000 face-to-face business meetings with people from all across North America. In the process, they booked tens of millions of dollars’ worth of business to destinations, attractions and hotels in the United States and Canada.

Following the just-completed 2015 Marketplace in St. Louis, the trade organization has offered tour operators a variety of Post FAM Tours to explore the beautiful state of Missouri.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau will host 15 American Bus Association representatives on a motor coach tour, Friday January 16th. “These tour operators will get a taste of Pulaski County along their Route 66 themed tour” said Beth Wiles, Executive Director of the Bureau. “We are very excited to show off our county and Historic Route 66. Although we will have just 1 ½ hours with these folks, we intend to show off a few of our best assets- Frog Rock, 1923 Devils Elbow truss bridge, Elbow Inn BBQ which is the original Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop and a good portion of the original Mother Road. We are providing lunch at Cellar 66. Mayor Hardman will welcome the group to Downtown Waynesville, while Old Stagecoach Stop Board President Jan Primas and Curator of the 1903 Courthouse Museum Denise Seevers will present tour venue information from their perspective organizations. Seeing is believing. We are delighted to show our colleagues that we are as promised- A Welcome Place in America’s Heartland… right along Historic Route 66.”

W.H. Croaker, also known as Frog Rock, greets Route 66 travelers into Waynesville. Photo by Cat Spencer.

W.H. Croaker, also known as Frog Rock, greets Route 66 travelers into Waynesville. Photo by Cat Spencer.

One of only two period courthouses on the Mother Road in Missouri , the Route 66 (1903) Courthouse Museum is surely a gem in the historic highway's crown. Photo by Pics By Jax.

One of only two period courthouses on the Mother Road in Missouri , the Route 66 (1903) Courthouse Museum is surely a gem in the historic highway’s crown. Photo by Pics By Jax.

Local historian and Route 66 tour guide Terry Primas will follow up and step on the motor coach to escort them out of the county with a lively and informative tour of Route 66 via Devils Elbow.

Originally the Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop, the Elbow Inn & BBQ has been a Route 66 landmark since 1929.

Originally the Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop, the Elbow Inn & BBQ has been a Route 66 landmark since 1929.

The Old Stagecoach Stop on the Square in Waynesville has served as a stagecoach stop, a tavern, a hotel, and as a hospital during the Civil War. Photo by Terry Primas.

The Old Stagecoach Stop on the Square in Waynesville has served as a stagecoach stop, a tavern, a hotel, and as a hospital during the Civil War. Photo by Terry Primas.

About the American Bus Association: The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

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To learn more about Pulaski County, Missouri please visit: http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com and follow Pulaski County USA on Twitter at @PulCoUSA

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