Pulaski County Tourism Bureau releases expanded Route 66 Driving Tour brochure.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau releases expanded Route 66 Driving Tour brochure.

Saint Robert, MO- March 28, 2018

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Executive Director Beth Wiles is delighted to announce her team has expanded the Route 66 Driving Tour brochure. The free guide, first offered in 2001, now includes 66+ points of interest, 10 detour worthy side trips, and 7 roadie inspired tips to enhance your Route 66 experience in Pulaski County, Missouri.

The brochure takes inspiration from Jack D. Rittenhouse’s 1946 A Guide Book to Highway 66 and is adapted from Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri (a local history) by noted Route 66 historian and author, Terry Primas. The updated version includes 20+ vintage Route 66 postcards, almost triple the prior amount. The images were provided by John F. Bradbury, Jr. Collection and noted Route 66 author and aficionado Joe Sonderman. The expansion project was managed by Tourism Bureau content creator Laura Huffman. Huffman is also a local historian and life-long Route 66 enthusiast. She remarked that the guide was produced “by a Route 66 fan for Route 66 fans. It’s a keepsake.”

For the first time in the seventeen-year history of the booklet, it now includes detailed directions to Pulaski County’s abandoned “ghost section”, a short two-lane 1930’s alignment at the former Morgan Heights community. The brochure also details Waynesville’s significance to Route 66 as the “Birthplace of the Byway.”

For the first time in the seventeen-year history of the Route 66 Driving Tour brochure, it now includes detailed directions to Pulaski County’s abandoned “ghost section”, a short two-lane 1930’s alignment at the former Morgan Heights community. Image courtesy of Joe Sonderman/www.66postcards.com.

For the first time in the seventeen-year history of the Route 66 Driving Tour brochure, it now includes detailed directions to Pulaski County’s abandoned “ghost section”, a short two-lane 1930’s alignment at the former Morgan Heights community. Image courtesy of Joe Sonderman. http://www.66postcards.com.

The turn-by-turn directions guide visitors, travelers, tourists, and roadies to Route 66 alignments that date to the 1920’s, 1930’s, & 1940’s. Pulaski County’s boundaries include 33 miles of drivable Mother Road.

Wiles says, “the Bureau’s expanded Route 66 Driving Tour brochure is being released just as Route 66 fans begin hitting the legendary road to tour, explore, and discover.” She noted that the complimentary guide also includes driving tours of historic Fort Leonard Wood and of the former Frisco Railroad line through Dixon, Crocker, and Richland. She also noted that the beefed-up pamphlet is an example of Pulaski County’s tourism dollars at work. “The brochure is designed to engage Route 66 travelers with our Route 66 communities, namely, Devils Elbow, Saint Robert, Waynesville, Laquey, and Gascozark.”

The updated guide has been submitted to the Route 66 Association of Missouri’s magazine, Show Me Route 66, for inclusion in an upcoming issue.

The free turn-by-turn guide can be preordered by contacting Pulaski County Tourism Bureau at 573-336-6355 or via email at email@pulaskicountyusa.com. It will also be distributed to Pulaski County businesses that cater to travelers along the route. Pulaski County residents can pick up a copy at the Visitors Center at 137 St. Robert Boulevard, Saint Robert.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel 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 has actively promoted Route 66 to the traveling public for nearly twenty years.

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Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center
Executive Director
Beth Wiles
573-336-6355
bethw@pulaskicountyusa.com

UPDATE: 

17 April 2018

The expanded Route 66 Driving Tour brochures have arrived hot off the printer’s press!  The Tourism Bureau will begin shipping copies for those who pre-ordered Wednesday, 18 April 2018. If you are in the area feel free to stop by the Visitors Center in Saint Robert to claim yours!

Hot off the printer's press! Order yours today!

Hot off the printer’s press! Order yours today!

 

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 26-April 1, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 26-April 1, 2018)

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March 31- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

Looking Ahead:

April 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

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

April 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
April 13 & 14- Sportsman’s Gun Show, Dixon
April 28- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
May 5, 12, 19, & 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 5, 12, 19, & 26- 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

May 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
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
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

Cave State Cruisers Car Show

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 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, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations are held at the historic Talbot House in Waynesville every Saturday evening during September & October.

Paranormal Investigations are held at the historic Talbot House in Waynesville every Saturday evening during September & October.

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

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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 & 10K, 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

Make your plans now to explore, discover, & experience Pulaski County USA! Order your FREE visitors guide at email@pulaskicountyusa.com

Make your plans now to explore, discover, & experience Pulaski County USA! Order your FREE visitors guide at email@pulaskicountyusa.com

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 19-March 25, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 19-March 25, 2018)

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March 23 & 24- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents Arsenic and Old Lace
What: Live theater.
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-528-4164
https://www.facebook.com/events/579021565764305

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March 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

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March 24- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
What: Sample area restaurants and bid on goodie filled baskets.
Where: Saint Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson JR Drive, Saint Robert
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5, 4 & Under FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573-336-5121
https://www.facebook.com/events/1984645161775497

Taste of Pulaski County

March 24- Richland Parks Easter Egg Hunt
What: Community Easter egg hunt.
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Parks Department- 573-765-4421
https://www.facebook.com/events/164449640794115

Looking Ahead:

March 31- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- 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

April 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
April 13 & 14- Sportsman’s Gun Show, Dixon
April 28- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

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

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 15 & 16- Hunting, Fishing, & Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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

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
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville
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

Email your event information and flyer to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 12-March 18, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 12-March 18, 2018)

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March 16 & 17- Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook Off
What: Three events in one! Also featuring an auto show!
Where: Saint Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Jr. Drive, St. Robert
When: Friday 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Saint Robert Parks & Recreation- 573-451-2625
https://www.facebook.com/events/128683824531869

March 16 17 Outdoor Sportsman Show

March 16, 17, & 18- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents Arsenic and Old Lace
What: Live theater.
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-528-4164
https://www.facebook.com/events/579021565764305

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March 17- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

Looking Ahead:

March 23 & 24- PFAA presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Waynesville
March 24 & 31- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
March 24- Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Saint Robert

Taste of Pulaski County
March 24- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- 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

April 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
April 13 & 14- Sportsman’s Gun Show, Dixon
April 28- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

Adobe Spark Big BAM Yellow Bike
June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 15 & 16- Hunting, Fishing, & Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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

October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

Nasty Pulaski (1)
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
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

Email your event information and flyer to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 5-March 11, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 5-March 11, 2018)

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March 9 & 10- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”
What: Live theater.
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66 East, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews) 573-528-4164
https://www.facebook.com/events/579021565764305

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March 10- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

March 10- Ham & Bean Dinner and Variety Show
What: Live entertainment in a family-friendly venue.
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $15, Children 10 & Under, FREE
Contact: The Barn (Bill Johnson)- 573-433-9370
https://www.facebook.com/events/2078696012142332

Ham & Beans Dinner & Variety Show at The Barn, near Dixon, March 10th at 6:00 p.m.!

Ham & Beans Dinner & Variety Show at The Barn, near Dixon, March 10th at 6:00 p.m.!

Looking Ahead:

March 16 & 17- Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook Off, Saint Robert
March 16, 17, & 18- PFAA presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Waynesville
March 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
March 23 & 24- PFAA presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Waynesville
March 24- Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Saint Robert

Taste of Pulaski County
March 24- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- 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

April 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
April 13 & 14- Sportsman’s Gun Show, Dixon
April 28- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville
June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 15 & 16- Hunting, Fishing, & Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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

October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
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

Email your event information and flyer to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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