10 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Route 66 Fans

10 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Route 66 Fans (1)
Compiled by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Do you have a Route 66 fan on your Christmas list? No matter where they are across the globe you can give them the gift of the Mother Road this year! Stop by the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert) between 8-5 p.m., Monday through Friday or shop anytime at our online store!

This year your Route 66 dollar goes further in Pulaski County. A portion of the proceeds from selected items will go towards funding Saint Robert’s Route 66 Neon Park!

Route 66 Neon Park (1)

Rigsby Station Ornament– Rigsby’s Station was a beloved landmark on Route 66 in Waynesville for many years. Keep its memory alive each year by hanging this ornament on your tree! STOCKING STUFFER $6.50

A Tour on Route 66 in Pulaski County DVD– Travel the 33 miles of the Mother Road in Pulaski County, Missouri, for a detailed look at the construction of Hooker Cut and scenic Devils Elbow. More than 260 vintage images of roadside architecture and attractions. (Big Piney Productions 2007) $10

Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history– Pulaski County has 33 miles of Route 66 and a rich road history to go with it. Spanning the years 1926-1980, this narrative includes the people, roadside developments, and the changes to the road itself. Using a variety of sources and over 400 images and maps, this book records much of the local history adjacent to the famous highway. (Terry Primas 2017) $24.99

SCAN Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri

A Kid Growing Up On Route 66– Bill Wheeler had the distinct pleasure of growing up with Route 66 in his front yard. As a young person he got to experience the heyday and the final demise of Route 66. He witnessed the beginning of Interstate 44, an event that made a lasting memory for him. Growing up in Waynesville, Missouri and in the shadow of Fort Leonard Wood was an adventure to say the least. Bill left Waynesville after high school to attend college and serve in the military but the memories of Route 66 were fondly etched in his personal history. A Kid Growing Up On Route 66 is a firsthand account of Bill’s experiences. (Bill Wheeler 2015) $11.25

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

100 Things To Do On Route 66 Before You Die– Bucket list book of things to do on Route 66. Paperback book, 176 pages written by Jim Hinckley acclaimed author, lecturer, historian and tour guide. Book contains some color and black & white photos. $18

Route 66 Wooden Ornament– Decorating the Christmas tree is a beloved tradition around the world! Bring your love of the road to your evergreen with this laser cut Route 66 wooden ornament. MADE IN THE USA $6

Route 66 Thimble– Have a digitabulists in your life? This is the perfect gift! STOCKING STUFFER $3

Route 66 Panhead T Shirt– Put your knees in the breeze on America’s Main Street while sporting this vintage styled shirt. M-XL (2X & 3X available) $17.00

Route 66 Cotton Hat– The legend lives on in this vintage styled ball cap. $15

Route 66 Est. 1926 T Shirt– Get your kicks on Route 66 in this vintage styled shirt. S-XL (2X & 3X available) $13.00

10 Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Pulaski Countians

10 Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Pulaski Countians

Compiled by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Do you have a Pulaski Countian on your Christmas list? No matter where they are on the planet you can give them the gift of “home” this year! Stop by the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert) between 8-5 p.m., Monday through Friday or shop anytime at our online store!

A portion of the proceeds from selected items will go towards funding Saint Robert’s Route 66 Neon Park!

Route 66 Neon Park (1)

*Frozen Tears The Fort Leonard Wood MP Murders: A true crime book account of the Fort Leonard Wood murders over 40 years ago. This book recounts the murder of three teenagers, the investigation and the effort it took to bring the murderer to justice. (J.B. King & Sandra Miller Linhart 2019) $22

Frozen Tears Cover

*Old Pulaski in Pictures: Uses more than 250 images to present some of the rich history of Pulaski County, Missouri. Seminal events and life-ways of two centuries of development are covered in four topics: Rivers, Rails, Roads, and Recreation. The vintage photographs and postcards are accompanied by text passages and captions that expand the content and meaning. They range from Daniel Boone’s saltpeter mining and trapping activities, through the founding of the railroad towns, to Route 66 and the construction of Fort Leonard Wood. Vintage photographs visit many of the more than 30 resorts that once dotted the banks of Pulaski County’s clear Ozark streams. (John Bradbury & Terry Primas 2012) LIMITED SUPPLY $24.99

Old Pulaski in Pictures by Bradbury and Primas

Old Pulaski in Pictures by Bradbury and Primas

*Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history: Written by Terry Primas, this paperback book narrative shares Pulaski County’s 33 miles of rich Route 66 history including the people, roadside development, and changes to the road itself. (Terry Primas 2017) $24.99

SCAN Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri

*A Tour on Route 66 in Pulaski County DVD: Travel the 33 miles of the Mother Road in Pulaski County, Missouri, for a detailed look at the construction of Hooker Cut and scenic Devils Elbow. More than 260 vintage images of roadside architecture and attractions. (Big Piney Productions 2007) $10

*A Kid Growing Up On Route 66: Bill Wheeler had the distinct pleasure of growing up with Route 66 in his front yard. As a young person he got to experience the heyday and the final demise of Route 66. He witnessed the beginning of Interstate 44, an event that made a lasting memory for him. Growing up in Waynesville, Missouri and in the shadow of Fort Leonard Wood was an adventure to say the least. Bill left Waynesville after high school to attend college and serve in the military, but the memories of Route 66 were fondly etched in his personal history. A Kid Growing Up On Route 66 is a firsthand account of Bill’s experiences. (Bill Wheeler 2015) $11.25

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

*The Roaring Roubidoux: Dan Slais is a retired middle school earth science teacher from the Waynesville R-VI school system. His somewhat organized thoughts on the Roubidoux Creek are a cross between textbook information and storytelling from his experiences on the creek. His wife Bobbie, son Tim, and daughter Leslie, are shown throughout the book in the pictures and tales. Slais is a founding member of Roubidoux Grotto. (Dan Slais) $15

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

History Pulaski County Missouri Volume I: The first history book of Pulaski County! This volume includes historical news items, histories of selected Pulaski County organizations & churches, listings of office holders, and submitted family histories. A must have for anyone with family roots in Pulaski County, Missouri. (Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society 1982) LIMITED SUPPLY $30

History Pulaski County Missouri Volume I, Pulaski County Museum and Historical Society

History Pulaski County Missouri Volume I, Pulaski County Museum and Historical Society

Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County: In the early 1980’s Pulaski County Historical Society volunteers visited all known cemeteries in Pulaski County and painstakingly recorded the tombstone inscriptions. Their research was published in two volumes in 1984 and 1985. Ten years later, in 1995, editor Leonard Fetterhoff combined the editions, along with a surname index. This book is invaluable to researchers, genealogists, and historians. Many of the stones documented in the 1980’s are no longer legible today. (Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society 1995) $22.00

Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County, Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society, 1995

Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County, Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society, 1995

*Pulaski County Obituaries 1902-1952: 1902-1952 obituary information taken from Pulaski County newspapers including name, birth, death, and marriages. Does not contain actual obituaries. (Compiled by Chris Rowell, Reprinted 1997) $22.25

*Pulaski County Rural Schools: Pictures-Stories-History of Pulaski County Rural Schools. (Compiled by Pulaski County Historical Society, Revised 2009) $22.25

BONUS STOCKING STUFFER

Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865: Edited by John Bradbury & Terry Primas. $5

Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865, Bradbury & Primas, 2016

Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865, Bradbury & Primas, 2016

Restaurants Open on New Year’s Day in Pulaski County USA (2019)

Restaurants Open New Years Day

Compiled by Mitzi Sparks, Pulaski County Visitors Center Representative

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO
573.774.6533

Buffalo Wild Wings
136 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.3030

Bulgogi House
1018 Missouri Avenue, Suite 15
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7550

Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO
573.774.8489

Cancun Mexican Grill
690 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8585

Cantina Bravo Grille
332 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3390

Colton’s Steakhouse
318 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2686

Cracker Barrel Restaurant
128 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.7273

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
143 Replacement Avenue
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
573.329.4227

El Cabrito-Richland
700 West Washington Avenue
Suite C
Richland, MO
573.460.2727

El Cabrito-Saint Robert
560 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4373

Ichiban Japanese Grill
240 Marshall Drive, Suite 8
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5036

La Familia Mexican Restaurant
1018 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.3339

Lucky House Chinese Restaurant
119 Saint Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.2313

OB’s Billiards
982 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8808

Ocean Buffet
225 Saint Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.451.2178

Panera Bread
138 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4488

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.8989

Route 66 Kitchen
948 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
573.842.5783

Route 66 Taco Company
946 Missouri Avenue
Suite 1
Saint Robert, MO
573.232.1399

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.5140

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
573.336.4331

Wagon Wheel Restaurant-Crocker
13165 Highway 17
Crocker, MO
573.433.5755

Wagon Wheel Restaurant-Richland
103 South Main Street
Richland, MO
573-460-2657

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO
573.765.3831

Whoa Nellie’s Gravel Bar
26650 Highway 17
Waynesville, MO
573.774.4010

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Pulaski County USA (2019)

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.6533

Bulgogie House
1018 Missouri Avenue, Suite 15
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.7550

Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.8489

Cancun Mexican Grill
690 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.8585

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
573.765.3831

 

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Pulaski County USA (2019)

Thanksgiving Day

Compiled by Mitzi Sparks, Pulaski County Visitors Center Representative

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.6533

Buffalo Wild Wings
136 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.451.3030

Bulgogi House
1018 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.7550

Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.8489

Cancun Mexican Grill
690 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.8585

Cracker Barrel Restaurant
128 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.7273

Della B’s Soul Food Café
1057 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.451.2091

Ichiban Japanese Grill
240 Marshall Drive
Suite 8
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.5036

OB’s Billiards
982 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.8808

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.8989

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.5140

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.4331

Wagon Wheel Richland
103 South Main Street
Richland, MO 65556
573.460.2657

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
573.765.3831

Whoa Nellie’s Gravel Bar
26650 Highway 17
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.4010

Restaurants Open on New Years Day in Pulaski County USA (2019)

Restaurants Open New Years Day

Restaurants Open on New Years Day in Pulaski County USA (2019)

Compiled by Mitzi Sparks, Pulaski County Visitors Center Representative

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO
Open during operating hours

Buffalo Wild Wings
136 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO

Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO

Chicken Bones Party Bar & Grill
14400 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO
Open 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Colton’s Steakhouse
318 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO

Cracker Barrel Restaurant
128 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
Open 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

The Hitchin’ Post Saloon
301 West Second Street
Dixon, MO

OB’s Billiards
982 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO
Open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Panera Bread
138 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Tap on Route 66
948 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 24 hours

Westside Café’
1119 Historic Route 66
Waynesville, MO

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO
Open 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bulgogi House
1018 Missouri Avenue, Suite 15
Saint Robert, MO
Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

China Buffet
743 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO

Ichiban Japanese Grill
240 Marshall Drive, Suite 8
Saint Robert, MO
Open 11:00a.m. til 2:30p.m. & 4:30 pm – 9:30p.m.

Lucky House Chinese Restaurant
119 Saint Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO

Ocean Buffet
225 Saint Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
143 Replacement Avenue
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Open 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cantina Bravo Grille
332 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO

El Cabrito
560 Old Route 66
Saint Robert

La Familia Mexican Restaurant
1018 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Pulaski County USA (2018)

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Pulaski County USA (2018)

Compiled by Mitzi Sparks, Pulaski County Visitors Center Representative

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
Open during operating hours
Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 24 hours

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
Open 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bulgogie House
1018 Missouri Avenue, Suite 15
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lucky House Chinese Restaurant
119 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
Open 11:00 –

Cantina Bravo Mexican Grille
332 Marshall Drive, Suite J
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm.