Big BAM Day 3 RV Parks

Need a site for your RV at the end of Big BAM Day 3 in Waynesville? Reserve your space at one of these nearby RV Parks today!

Big BAM Day 3 RV Parks near Waynesville & Saint Robert

Lamplight Lane RV Resort
26215 Highway 17
Waynesville
573-774-2727
http://www.lamplightlanervresort.com
5.9 miles from Base Camp

Good Sam RV Park at Motel 6
14175 Highway Z
Saint Robert
573-336-3036
https://www.goodsam.com/campgrounds-rv-parks/details/default.aspx?cgid=210100052
6.4 miles from Base Camp

Roubidoux Spring Campground
160 Pippin Road
Waynesville
573-774-6171
http://www.waynesvillemo.org/rvpark.htm
.6 mile to Base Camp

Ruby’s Landing
22474 Restful Lane
Waynesville
573-855-9567
http://www.rubyslanding.com/rv-park
6.3 miles to Base Camp

Related Articles:

The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders
Big BAM Day 3 Host Hotels
Big BAM Day 3 Grub & Grog
Big BAM Day 3 Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance
Big BAM Day 3: More Fun Along the Route!

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Big BAM Day 3 Grub & Grog

Missouri’s cities, towns, and villages are best explored at a leisurely pace. This comes as no surprise to Big BAM riders who revel in immersing themselves in the Show Me State’s scenic beauty as they tour the countryside on two wheels. At the end of each day riders delve into the overnight host city seeking local flavors, iconic landmarks, and community history. Waynesville’s featured eateries and drinkeries are sure to win you over with first-rate food, top-notch refreshing beverages, and an endless supply of hospitality and charm!

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Nona’s Kitchen
103 North Benton Street
Waynesville
573-774-2527

Nona's Kitchen on Route 66 in Waynesville

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Nona’s Kitchen is a well known Route 66 dining destination in downtown Waynesville. Housed in the historic Rigsby House on the square, Nona’s dishes up filling, fresh home cooked meals. Nona’s has earned a loyal fan base, even inspiring the “Tattoo Man of Route 66” to ink their logo onto his Mother Road themed body art gallery!

El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant
560 Old Route 66
Saint Robert
573-336-4373

“Knock your socks off flavor!! Great service all the time! They make you feel like family!! Highly recommend!!!” -Julie B.

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesday! In addition to tasty tacos, El Cabrito is known for their table-side guacamole. The restaurant offers a taco salad, seafood tacos, tacos supremos, and other Mexican favorites.

Paradise Deli/Ursula’s Schnitzelhaus
311 North Street
Suite 8
Waynesville
573-774-8422

“It [schnitzel sandwich] was fresh and flavorful and had the perfect crunch (I’m a texture person so this is important). The German rye was buttery and toasted to perfection, the breaded pork loin was tender and juicy.” -Rachel F.

Taste the Bavarian Alps at Ursula’s Schnitzelhaus/Paradise Deli on Waynesville’s Square. The authentic German restaurant has been serving delicious schnitzel for over thirty years. Favorites include Wiener Schnitzel (pan fried pork loin), Schnitzel “a la Holstein” (topped with an egg) and Jaeger Schnitzel (topped with mushroom, onion, & gravy.) Traditional sides include spaetzle, home fries, red cabbage, or tossed salad.

Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant
115 North Benton Street
Suite 4
Waynesville
573-528-7675

“LOVE this place! I would give it more then 5 stars if I could. Very relaxed atmosphere.”- Alicia G.

Hideaway with friends on the comfy couches at Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant. Pulaski County’s first wine bar also delivers thoughtful, well-executed appetizers and entrees. Carb-load with the bread tray or one of three pasta dishes- spaghetti & meatballs, lasagna, and cheese tortellini. Tickle your taste buds with an ear of hot-off-the-grill fresh roasted sweet corn.

Sweetwater BBQ
14076 Highway Z
Saint Robert
573-336-8830

Sweetwater Barbecue on Route 66 near Fort Leonard Wood

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Beginning in the 1820’s industrious, enterprising men began floating rafts of railroad ties down the Big Piney River, into the Gasconade River, and downstream to Arlington. These rough and ready tie-rafters named landmarks along their journey. In Pulaski County, on land that is now part of Fort Leonard Wood, between Crooked Chute and Spring Creek Eddy was Sweet Water. Sweet Water was a long, swift stretch in the river. Rafters looked forward to this spot on the Big Piney because it was “sweet going”.

Today, folks look forward to a different type of sweet water- Sweetwater Bar-B-Que on historic Route 66 in Saint Robert- not far from the banks of the Big Piney River. Sweetwater shouldn’t be hard to find- let the savory aroma guide you into the parking lot for a taste of the Ozarks.

DRINK

Hoppers Pub
318 Historic 66 East
Waynesville
573-774-0135

Hoppers Pub Waynesville Missouri Big BAM 2018

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In the heart of Waynesville, on the Square, Hoppers Pub pays homage to its Route 66 connection by offering 66 beers on tap. Some offerings of note are: Hoppers Frog Drool, an American Pale Ale brewed exclusively for Hoppers Pub by Piney River Brewing Company; Ad Astra Ale, an Altbier (traditional German ale) brewed by Free State Brewing Company; Stone IPA, an American IPA brewed by Stone Brewing Company; Chocolate Milk Stout, a Milk/Sweet Stout brewed by 4 Hands Brewing Company of Saint Louis; and Black Walnut Wheat, an American Dark Wheat Ale also from Piney River Brewing Company. The extensive beer menu covers domestics and imports, craft beers and industry giant beers-including Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR).

Chicken Bones Party Bar & Grill
14400 Highway Z
Saint Robert
573-336-5055

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Located on the footprint of the former Route 66 landmark Mark Twain Motel, Chicken Bones Party Bar & Grill is part of the Uranus complex. The entertainment center also features escape rooms, fudge factory, and a general store.

Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ
21050 Teardrop Road
Devils Elbow
573-336-5375

Elbow Inn at Devils Elbow Pulaski County Missouri

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Nestled in the Mark Twain National Forest, this historic Route 66 roadhouse has been a “gathering place” dating back to the late 1920’s. Eighty plus years later, travelers from around the world, continue to gather at this tavern to indulge in refreshing bottle of beer and socialize. Sit outside in the Biergarten and take in the views of the rustic Big Piney River, the dramatic limestone and dolomite bluffs, and the ninety plus year old through truss bridge. It is very likely that the voices that drift from inside will include a mix of languages- a testimony to Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ’s international appeal.

The TAP on Route 66
948 Old Route 66
Saint Robert
573-336-1312

“The Bloody Mary’s have stolen my heart!”- Kellie L.

The TAP on Route 66, a “hang out joint,” is best enjoyed with a friend or two. Play trivia, throw darts, shoot pool, or compete during a GIANT game of Jenga! Wednesday is Blue Collar Day featuring well drink and draft beer specials. Try the house favorite Bloody Mary or Mom’s Margarita!

Z Loft Hotel Bar & Grill
127 Vickie Lynn Lane
Saint Robert
573-451-2676

Cocktails near Fort Leonard Wood

Courtesy of Z Loft Bar & Grill

Z Bar & Grill brings a contemporary flair to the table. Cool off with a cold beverage at the bar in the stylish dining room or on the upbeat patio area. Z Bar & Grill prides themselves on their handcrafted specialty cocktails. Kick back with a Liquid Mary Jane, Hippie Juice, or Kentucky Lemonade or enjoy a classic Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri, or Pina Colada.

Shuttle service will be available at Waynesville City Park to transport riders to and from restaurants, bars, and attractions.

Related Articles:

The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders
Big BAM Day 3 Host Hotels
Big BAM Day 3 RV Parks
Big BAM Day 3 Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance
Big BAM Day 3: More Fun Along the Route!

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 30-May 6, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 30-May 6, 2018)

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May 5- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

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

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

May 5- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

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
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: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

Looking Ahead:

May 12, 19, & 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 19- Vintage Market Day, Dixon

May 19 Vintage Market Day
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 2- Return of the Drag Queens, Waynesville
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

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
June 3- Pride in the Park, Waynesville
June 13 through 16- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Fair 2018
June 16- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

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June 22 through 24- Cave State Cruisers, Waynesville

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

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- Railroad Days, Crocker
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

not all those who wander COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

not all those who wander OLD STAGECOACH STOP
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
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

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October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

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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

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“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient 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 actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

Big BAM Day 3 Host Hotels

Big BAM riders are getting their kicks bicycling Missouri’s Route 66 June 17th through 22nd! The total route covers 310 miles averaging 62 miles a day. If you are one of the lucky riders on this epic two-wheeled five-day journey the end of Day 3 may find yourself in need of rejuvenation. When arriving at Waynesville you will have climbed 7,676 feet since leaving Joplin. Day 4 will also challenge your endurance with another 2,469 feet of climb. Luckily, Pulaski County’s host hotels are standing by to shower you in comfort and amenities to refresh your body & spirit before pedaling east 57.2 miles towards Cuba, Missouri. Free shuttles will be on location at Waynesville City Park to transport you to and from the lodging of your choice. Be sure to mention Big BAM when booking your accommodations to receive your rider discount! Indulge & reward yourself at one of these host hotels:

BAYMONT INN & SUITES

Baymont Inn & Suites at Saint Robert, MO. Book now by calling 573-336-5050! Mention Big BAM for your rider discount!

Baymont Inn & Suites at Saint Robert, MO. Book now by calling 573-336-5050! Mention Big BAM for your rider discount!

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LIBERTY LODGE

Liberty Lodge at Saint Robert, MO. Book now by calling 573-336-3121! Mention Big BAM for your rider discount!

Liberty Lodge at Saint Robert, MO. Book now by calling 573-336-3121! Mention Big BAM for your rider discount!

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STUDIO Z

Studio Z at Saint Robert, MO. Book now by calling 573-336-3610! Mention Big BAM for your rider discount!

Studio Z at Saint Robert, MO. Book now by calling 573-336-3610! Mention Big BAM for your rider discount!

Related Articles:

The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders
Big BAM Day 3 Grub & Grog
Big BAM Day 3 RV Parks
Big BAM Day 3 Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance
Big BAM Day 3: More Fun Along the Route!

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 23-April 29, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 23-April 29, 2018)

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April 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

not all those who wander COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

April 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

not all those who wander OLD STAGECOACH STOP

April 28- Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair
What: 1800’s Mountain Man Experience.
Where: 16490 Cracklin Drive, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders (Earl Ellegood)- 573-855-0984
https://www.facebook.com/Kickapoo-Trace-Muzzleloaders-Relive-the-1800s-in-the-middle-of-Missouri-110946338969229

April 28 Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Fun Day 2018(1)

April 28- Women’s Concealed Carry Expo
What: Concealed Carry Fashion Show, Seminars, Q&A Panel, & more.
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson JR Drive, Saint Robert
When: 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 at the door
Contact: Bow & Barrel Sportsmen Center- 543-451-2129
https://www.facebook.com/events/348266905668184

April 28 Women's Concealed Carry Expo

April 28- Fine Arts in the Park
What: Showcase of art, music, & theatre performances.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Waynesville High School (Charles Davis)- 573-842-2400 x3115

Fine Arts in the Park

Looking Ahead:

May 5, 12, 19, & 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 5, 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 19- Vintage Market Day, Dixon

May 19 Vintage Market Day
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

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

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
June 13 through 16- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Fair 2018
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

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

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

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

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

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 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

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
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, & 31Rising 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, 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

“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient 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 actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

Extremicon 2018

Looking to nerd out near Fort Leonard Wood this summer? Extremicon 2018 at the St. Robert Community Center is the place to see and be seen at the beginning of June!

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Extremicon, Pulaski County, Missouri’s only comic convention, is in it’s second year- and growing!

We recently sat down with event organizer Gary Rogers to learn the top five reasons you should not miss this Extremicon.

(SPOILER– the list couldn’t be narrowed down to only five reasons!)

Carla Perez- The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fandom will be in force to meet and greet Rita Repulsa.

Via IMDB.com

Via IMDB.com

Sheri Ray– Ray, a corrections officer, appeared in season two of A&E’s 60 Days In as an undercover inmate. Her decision to return to Clark county jail as a corrections officer has inspired the spin off series 60 Days In: From Inmate to Officer.
JimmyZ Johnston– Comic book writer (The Tick, Micronauts, & Action Lab Comics’ Subspecies)
Wood’s Motorsports Club’s Car Show– Extremicon’s car show will be held June 2nd. Registration begins at Noon with judging at 2. Four categories: Best Truck, Best Car, Best Motorcycle, and Best of Show
Costume Contest– A comic con wouldn’t be a comic con without costumes! Cash prizes and gift certificates will be awarded!
Cosplay Models– Kitty Red, Lars Van Crafter, Kacey Lane Cosplay, Batgirl Pierce
Authors– Romance, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, & urban fantasy authors will be at Extremicon! Meet Samantha McMillan, Kenny Sills, Alison Merrit, Leigh Savage, Jae Byrd Wells, Jasmine Weaver, and Latasha & Matthew Lee.
Artists– David Faught, J.W. Curry, Ceasar Leo Crawford, Glen Paul Richardson, & Trustin Will Poling.
Social Media– Hawk Holman
Cosplay Contest, Martial Arts, Celebrity Panels, Vendors, Games, Giveaways, & More!

June 1-3 Extremicon 2018

Extremicon Car Show

The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders!

Big BAM riders will receive a hearty welcome when arriving at Waynesville for the conclusion of Day 3. The charming community nestled in a picturesque Ozark Mountain valley has a reputation for hospitality.

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First settled in 1832 when G.W. Gibson made his home near the “Big Spring” on the Kickapoo Trace, Waynesville is named for Revolutionary War hero “Mad” Anthony Wayne. The seat of Pulaski County, the town has a vibrant, historic downtown that is infused with arts, entertainment, great food, culture, and Midwestern hospitality with small-town Americana charm.

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Big BAM base camp is at Waynesville City Park which lies along the banks of the Roubidoux River. Take a stroll on the paved walking trail to splash in the Roubidoux Spring. Local legend states that if you dip your toes in the cool, clear spring water that you will make your way back to Waynesville in the future. Mayor Luge Hardman invites and encourages you to test the legend!

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As you ramble along the trail you will discover National Park Service interpretive signage depicting the tragic Trail of Tears. The 1923 five-span concrete arch bridge will have you reaching for your camera. It’s not the only spot in town for fantastic photo opportunities though! (Tip- Pulaski County Tourism Bureau will have free Waynesville Walking Tour brochures as well as a complimentary Route 66 guide on hand. You can find them on Vendor Row in Waynesville City Park.)

Story boards reveal the tragic tale of the Trail of Tears at Laughlin Park in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Story boards reveal the tragic tale of the Trail of Tears at Laughlin Park in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Explore downtown’s historic square and you will be rewarded with unique eats, drinks, and museums. Taste the Bavarian Alps at Ursula’s Schnitzelhaus/Paradise Deli. Hideaway with friends on the comfy couches at Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant. Nona’s Kitchen, housed in an iconic Route 66 building, dishes up filling, home-style nourishment. Hoppers Pub features 66 draft beers on tap.

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Pulaski County Museum is housed in the former 1903 Courthouse. One of only two remaining period courthouses on Route 66 in Missouri, this structure served residents of Pulaski County for well over 80 years. The building was designed by noted architect Henry H. Hohenschild. The upstairs courtroom is a pristine example of craftsmanship. The Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, also located on the Square, began in the 1850’s as a double pen log building on the St. Louis to Springfield stage route. During the Civil War the building was commandeered by the occupying Union force as a hospital. Both museums are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History inside! Pulaski County Museum in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman.

History inside! Pulaski County Museum in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman.

Several eras of Waynesville's history are represented at the Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman.

Several eras of Waynesville’s history are represented at the Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman.

Shop your way around town! You will find antique stores, boutiques, gift shops, souvenir shops, a music store, an art gallery, and even a (scuba) dive shop! Many merchants will gladly arrange to ship your new-found treasures home for you.

Draw or paint a picture of Roubidoux Bridge in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Roubidoux Bridge in Waynesville, MO. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Buses will be available at Waynesville City Park to shuttle Big BAM riders around town.

Scoot back to basecamp for live entertainment under the stars. 399th Army Band will rock the bandstand before Two-Bit Steve takes the stage at 6 p.m.

Two-Bit Steve

Two-Bit Steve. Image courtesy of Two-Bit Steve.

The City of Waynesville hopes that our community captures your heart just as the natural beauty of the area captured George W. Gibson, over 175 years ago.

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