This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (June 18-June 24, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (June 18-June 24, 2018)

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Welcome to the following groups:
June 20 & 21- Big BAM Adventure Cyclists
June 22-24- 5th Engineers Reunion

June 20- 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: Noon until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

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June 20- 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: Noon until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

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June 20- Big BAM Concerts in the Park
What: Join the Big BAM adventure cyclists for live music! Bring your chairs, food vendors will be in the park.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: 399th Army Band kicks off the music beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Two-Bit Steve takes the stage at 6:00 p.m. and will entertain until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Waynesville- 573.774.6171
https://www.facebook.com/events/487159118312675

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June 23 & 24- Cave State Cruisers Car Show
What: 31st annual car show featuring 26 classes of cars.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: Saturday- 8 am until 4 pm, Sunday 8 am until 1 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Cave State Cruisers Car Club (Mac Myers)- 573.512.0176
https://www.facebook.com/events/2318397288386843

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June 23- 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

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Looking Ahead:

June 30- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
June 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair Tagged
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 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville

Summer Scarefest
July 28- “An Evening with Grant,” Waynesville

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July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

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August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

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August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

Haunted River Floats
August 31- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

Railroad Days September 1 Tagged
September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 16- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” 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
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert

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September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

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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

Rising Haunted Attraction
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
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

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December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23 2019- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22 2019- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

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.

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Big BAM Day 3 Bonus: Discover Richland

Big BAM treats cyclists to unexpected and extraordinary treasures in towns and villages that ordinary travels may bypass for faster thoroughfares. Occasionally, a short detour can lead to a new-to-you charming burg that leaps to the top of your list of favorite fortuitous discoveries. Such is the case with Richland, Missouri which will certainly delight and surprise riders who tour Day 3’s official brunch stop. This modest hamlet, rich in history, arts, nature, entrepreneurship and sense of community will greet you like an old friend. Richland Chamber of Commerce and town merchants have banded together to craft these thoughtful and unique experiences for Big BAM adventure cyclists.

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By Carrie Turner, Richland Chamber of Commerce

Infused Water Station

At the junction of Hwy FF & 133, Richland Ambassadors will welcome you and provide a place to refill your water bottle. They will be providing a variety of infused water options and will share with you the many happenings in Richland. York & Co. Pharmacy is the proud sponsor of the infused water station.

The Burger Stand
101 West Pulaski Street
Richland
573-765-3028

“Best Lil Burger Stand in town!!! Love this place. Love the homemade chips and burgers are amazing.” -Teresa P.

Curly the Clown will welcome you into Richland at The Burger Stand. Locally owned and operated by Carrie Turner and her brother-in-law, Donnie Bolan for the past 10 years, they serve up hand-pattied burgers, fried pickle spears with their homemade Ranch, as well as the best Milkshakes in town. Become a kid again on their Bike Obstacle Course.

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The Burger Stand, Richland Missouri

H.E. Warren & Sons Department Store
Pine & McClurg
Richland
573-765-3381

At the corner of Pine & McClurg you will find one of the oldest family run stores in the country. The Warren Family has been providing Levi’s and fabric to the community of Richland since 1869. Stop by and take a selfie in their bicycle themed window.

Rockin’ Rooster Ridge
106 West McClurg
Richland
573-674-2134

“Cuteness abounds here!”- Bridget J.

Just down McClurg the Rick’s offer refurbished furniture and Dixie Belle Chalk Paint at Rockin’ Rooster Ridge. They have a working classroom available for groups to bring in their own creations and make them new again. They will have small projects available to be completed and will be able to ship them home for you.

Daugherty’s Pub & Grub
208 West McClurg Street
Richland
573-765-3203

“The best food around!! Sue and Jackie out do themselves. Come in as strangers, leave as friends. The atmosphere is awesome!! Reminds me of Cheers!!” -April R.

Richland native and recent Army retiree, Sue Daugherty has returned home to reopen the family Pub. You will find her sister Jackie cooking up the lunch specials. Stop in and experience their Bloody Mary Bar or grab a bite to eat.

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Daugherty’s Pub & Grub, Richland Missouri

Richland Library
111 West Camden Street
Richland
573-765-3642

The Richland Library located at 111 West Camden provides a cool place to sit back and relax. They have free Wi-Fi, computer access and are a phone charging station for Big BAM cyclists. Take a stroll through the community room and see the Alumni Association’s work to preserve the Richland Class pictures.

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Pulaski County Library Richland Branch, Richland Missouri

Market Basket Café & Florals
302 West Washington Avenue
Richland
573-765-0101

“I always love coming to the Market Basket. Everyone is so friendly and the food is delightful!” -Kelly T.

When the local flower shop shut down earlier this year, Barb Bolan decided to add fresh flowers to her business. A Richland native and owner of the Market Basket for more than 15 years, she specializes in home-style cooking. Her place is cozy, and you may just find a new friend before you leave.

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Market Basket Café & Florals, Richland Missouri

Shady Dell Park & Pool
L.G. Myers Drive
Richland

Take a break, cool off and relax with a dip in our Olympic size community pool. Or you can just grab a seat on one of the park benches along our quarter-mile walking trail. Mature trees and flowers set against the rock lined creek allows for a great spot to enjoy the scenery.

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Shady Dell Park, Richland Missouri

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Big BAM Day 3: More Fun Along the Route!

Big BAM is known for treating its cyclists to the best of Missouri’s cities, villages, and landscapes. This year’s ride, along Route 66, is especially inspiring. To many Mother Road enthusiasts around the globe this fabled road represents freedom and authentic Americana. That symbolism is spot on. Pedal slowly through these points along the byway and Route 66’s genuine narrative will become a chapter in your personal story.

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Gascozark: An Old Settlers Gazette article regarding Gascozark’s founding father, Frank A. Jones begins “This is a brief sketch of energy, creativity, and entrepreneurial zeal.” Jones possessed three vital ingredients of a prosperous Route 66 enterprise. After retiring from an executive position with Shell Oil Company Jones purchased a few hundred acres of land along the Gasconade River in western Pulaski County. Missouri Highway 14 had been designated Route 66 just a year before his purchase. He began his ambitious plan to change his portion of the rugged Ozarks into a working farm. Jones combined the words Gasconade and Ozark and christened his outfit Gascozark Hereford Ranch. The farm operation led him to another bustling startup, Pulaski Dairy. Next Jones built and launched Gascozark Café and Station, a roadside endeavor. This string of robust ventures led Jones to his most ambitious vision, Gascozark Hills Resort. GHR’s roaring success can be directly attributed to Jones’ drive and ambition, its ease of accessibility via Route 66 to the touring public, and unique amenities not found at other Ozark Mountain resorts, namely a 30×60 feet concrete swimming pool and sumptuous meals crafted from ingredients produced on the ranch. Gascozark Hills Resort outlasted its competitors and is still in operation today as Gasconade Hills Resort. A two-and-a-half-mile round-trip gravel-travel detour will lead you to Jones’ dream, or, you can admire his ambition (and take a selfie) in front of the still-standing Gascozark Café and Station at Gascozark, Missouri.

Frank Jones constructed Gascozark Café & Station in the early 1930’s. The structure was “rocked” in 1939. Image courtesy of Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation/Terry Primas.

Buckhorn: Pulaski County old-timers repeat a tale passed on by their grandfathers, who heard it at the knee of their grandfathers that Buckhorn acquired its name from a former tavern located there. The tavern was distinguished by the set of deer antlers that graced the doorway. Throughout the Route 66 years several storekeepers and tourist court operators made a name for themselves in Buckhorn. Although the exact location of their cabin court remains a mystery to Mother Road historians and explorers, Buffalo Lick Camp was established in the early 1930’s by Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Potts. BLC operated until at least 1946.

The Normandy, owned and operated by Mrs. C.J. Funke, consisted of a service station, restaurant, and hotel. The impressive towered giraffe rock structure was destroyed by fire in 1978. All that remains are two concrete gateposts.

All that remains of Mrs. Funke's Normandy Hotel is two gateposts. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

All that remains of Mrs. Funke’s Normandy Hotel is two gateposts. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

Ely and Minnie Toops scratched their living by peddling handcrafted souvenirs to traveling tourists. Their store remains, transformed into a private residence. Pleasant Grove Resort began in the 1930’s and was later renamed Bell Haven Court by Edgar Bell. The cottages were still advertised for rent in the 1960’s. Today the cottages are gone, and the store’s gasoline pumps are only a hand-me-down memory. The combination store and office structure survive, also transformed into a private residence.

Across the Interstate 44 overpass was the iconic Witmor Farms restaurant operated by Waynesville physician Dr. R.O. DeWitt and husband and wife team Roy and Norma Moorman. Their roadside business flourished and expanded with a gift shop/snack bar/gasoline addition across the county road from the eatery. The main restaurant structure was razed in 2015 leaving only the addition (and Norma’s famous Macaroni Salad recipe) as reminders of the partnership’s mini-empire.

Witmor Farms Restaurant began in 1963 as the third Nickerson Farms location. The structure was demolished in 2015. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

Witmor Farms Restaurant began in 1963 as the third Nickerson Farms location. The structure was demolished in 2015. Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

Each year, over Memorial Day weekend, Buckhorn takes center stage for thousands of motorcyclists who converge on the community during Mid America Freedom Rally.

Saint Robert: is Pulaski County’s newest (and one of the fastest growing) city. When Route 66 was designated as a federal highway in 1926 the town did not exist. The construction of Fort Leonard Wood in 1940, and several plucky civic-minded businessmen breathed life into this area once known as Eastville.

St. Robert Municipal Center is home to the Saint Robert Museum. The museum is a fascinating look at the city's growth as a military boom town on Route 66. Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

St. Robert Municipal Center is home to the Saint Robert Museum. The museum is a fascinating look at the city’s growth as a military boom town on Route 66. Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

The (then) village, named for St. Robert of Bellarmine Catholic Church, was chartered in 1951. A diverse cast of colorful characters and savvy capitalists hung their shingles along the road hoping to make their fortunes, or at least, a living. They certainly did succeed in creating a robust city, albeit one that suffered growing pains in its adolescence. Today, older and wiser, Saint Robert is known around the world as being both a home to heroes and a gateway to Missouri’s premiere military training facility.

The city has not lost sight of its Route 66 heritage and several businesses operate from vintage Mother Road structures. Highlights include Mike’s Gym and Martial Arts which evolved from Pops’ Place. “Pops” Sindler also owned and operated Sindlers Cabin City and Café. Neon tubes on the roofs of Sindler’s cabins could be seen at night, miles away, from the ridge that ran through Hazelgreen.

Sindler's Cabin City & Café. Image courtesy of Terry Primas.

Sindler’s Cabin City & Café. Image courtesy of Terry Primas.

Another highlight is Skyline Welding which began as Louis Ferkol and Willard “Chad” Chadwell’s ultra-modern Skyline Garage Auto Service in 1953. A closer look at the business’ signage reveals that the eastbound side has been modified to reflect the new primary line of work, while the westbound is unaltered and still bears the original name.

In 1955 a women’s civic organization raised funds to establish a roadside park near the Fort Leonard Wood junction. Their efforts resulted in George M. Reed Roadside Park which is one of only two remaining roadside parks on Route 66 in Missouri. A new fundraiser has been established to bring Route 66 Neon Park to the location. We think “Pops” Sindler would approve.

Route 66 Neon Park rendering by Ireland Architects. Rendering and signs are for illustration purposes only.

Route 66 Neon Park rendering by Ireland Architects. Rendering and signs are for illustration purposes only.

Big BAM Tip- Pulaski County Tourism Bureau’s Route 66 guide provides an in-depth look at Saint Robert’s Route 66 landmarks and sites of significance. Order your free copy today by calling 573-336-6355 or messaging your mailing address to email@pulaskicountyusa.com.

Devils Elbow: The mere mention of this former logging hamlet will cause any Route 66 fan’s eyes to sparkle like Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree. Devils Elbow (population 374) is famous. World famous. Legendary famous. Devils Elbow is the Paul Bunyan of Route 66 villages.

Hugged by the Big Piney River, decorated by dramatic limestone bluffs that were once declared to be one of “Missouri’s beauty spots”, complete with a centerpiece vintage steel bridge, this community has inspired artists, musicians, and poets to memorialize it in paintings, song, and verse. Duck into the Post Office or the Elbow Inn & BBQ (a Big BAM featured bar) to find the Ozarkian art of storytelling in action.

The bluffs at Devils Elbow, marketed as Hiawatha Bluffs during the 1930's were once listed as a "Missouri beauty spot." Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

The bluffs at Devils Elbow, marketed as Hiawatha Bluffs during the 1930’s were once listed as a “Missouri beauty spot.” Image courtesy of 66postcards.com.

In 2017 eight properties comprising the Devils Elbow Historic District were added to the National Register of Historic of Places. Each year, shortly after Thanksgiving, Devils Elbow residents and admirers gather to adorn the beloved bridge in twinkly lights and holiday cheer. The bridge is lit each evening to delight both children and adults through the New Year.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

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*A majority of the information in this article was provided by historian Terry Primas through his invaluable book “Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history.” Copies may be purchased at various locations in Waynesville, including the Old Stagecoach Stop. Additionally, it may be purchased online. Our many thanks to Mr. Primas.

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Big BAM Day 3 Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance

Big BAM cyclists will have pedaled almost 193 miles of Route 66 when arriving in Waynesville at the end of Day 3. Enhance your epic adventure with these one-of-a-kind Pulaski County experiences before saddling up for Day 4!

Downtown Waynesville Missouri

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B&B Theatres Waynesville Patriot 12: Waynesville’s newest movie house is as big as a whale! The Grand Screen is an impressive 62’ x 32’ making it larger than a humpback whale- and one of the largest screens in southern Missouri.

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Image by Michelle Mallard

Route 66 Community Art Gallery: Located in a period Route 66 building that first housed Weber’s Appliance, Route 66 Community Art Gallery celebrates all things Route 66. The gallery features paintings, photography, drawings, and sculpture work of local and international artists. The gallery is also a favorite place to pick up Route 66 books and memorabilia.

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum: The former Courthouse housed Pulaski County’s government offices over 85 years. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and began a second life as a museum after the current Pulaski County Courthouse was dedicated. The building was designed by Henry H. Hohenschild who served as Missouri State Architect in 1899. The National Park Service notes that “The irregular shape of the courthouse is interesting, especially the distinctive, square Italianate tower, or campanile, with arched windows on each side.” NPS continues “If you look up, you’ll notice that exposed rafters edge the bell tower’s roof. They are supported by a decorative corbel table – pieces of protruding, decorated stone provided to carry the weight of the roof above. This is worth noting for its lovely Italianate aspect right there in the middle of Missouri, the Show Me State.” They elaborate further “Inside, look for the original wooden frames around the windows and doors and the original Stromboli fan with wooden blades hanging in the old county clerk’s office. On the wooden stairway leading to the second floor, the original decorative spindle balustrade is just like it was in 1903. Once upstairs, visitors can see the original oak ceiling with exposed rafters and joints in the courtroom–an example of superb craftsmanship.”

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Old Stagecoach Stop Museum: Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Stagecoach Stop has been a fixture of Waynesville’s town Square since the late 1850’s. It first served as a stagecoach stop and during the Civil War it was commandeered as a hospital. The building has also been used as a hotel and an apartment building before falling into disuse and disrepair. It had sat empty and abandoned for almost twenty years when it was condemned in 1982 and slated for demolition. A heroic and determined group of citizens banded together to purchase, rehabilitate, and preserve the iconic structure- now one of Missouri’s Route 66 gems.

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Roubidoux Spring Cherokee Campsite: Discover the tragic tale of the Trail of Tears and honor the memory of those who suffered during the removal at the Roubidoux Spring Cherokee Campsite at Laughlin Park. Seven National Park Service interpretive markers document the forced removal of the Cherokee and other Native American tribes from their homelands. Laughlin Park is one of only seven certified Trail of Tears Historic sites in Missouri.

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Frog Rock: Also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker this quirky rock sculpture has been delighting Route 66 travelers since 1996. An Instagram-worthy selfie with Frog Rock is becoming a Route 66 rite of passage. (Please do not climb on W.H. Croaker.)

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Image by Brand USA, Courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Freedom Rock: During September 2017 Iowa muralist Bubba Sorensen set up temporary headquarters on St. Robert Boulevard in Saint Robert, Missouri to create Missouri’s third Freedom Rock installation. His completed artwork is now one of St. Robert’s most photographed locations. His tribute to Pulaski County’s deep-seated military roots is guaranteed to stir the patriotism of all those who visit the Freedom Rock.

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Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center: Make a splash at Saint Robert’s Tiger Typhoon! More than a municipal swimming pool, TTAC has a current channel, lap lanes, and more!

Images of Pulaski County, Missouri on May 30th and 31st, 2017.

St. Robert’s Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center. Courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Bow & Barrel Sports Center: Bow and Barrel Sports Center is home to an indoor firearms range that has 7 individual shooting lanes. Shooters have a variety of 50+ rental guns to choose from including Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Ruger, Glock, Springfield, Kel-Tech, FN, HK, Kahr, and Walther. The center also offers outdoor archery.

Uranus Inc. occupies the former footprint of Route 66’s Mark Twain Motel & Restaurant. The center is home to Chicken Bones Party Bar and Grill (a Big BAM featured bar), a fudge factory and general store, escape rooms, and the world’s largest belt buckle.  Uranus is modeled after over-the-top tourist traps of Route 66’s heyday and its sometimes peculiar and bizarre photo ops are often Instaworthy.

World's Largest Belt Buckle at Uranus, Inc.

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Shuttle service will be available at Waynesville City Park to transport riders to and from amusements, attractions, and sites of significance.

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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

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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!

Downtown Waynesville Missouri

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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

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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.

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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:

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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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