Pulaski County USA- Experiences Required!

Experience Pulaski County’s 33 miles of Route 66! The legendary Main Street of America will lead you to:

• Ozark Mountain scenic wonders
• engineering marvels
• nostalgic roadhouses and diners
• chef-owned restaurants
• trophy trout streams & feisty smallmouth bass fishing
• countless acres of Mark Twain National Forest to explore
• canoeing and kayaking on the Big Piney & Gasconade rivers
• antique and boutique shopping
• museums and more!

Devils Elbow, long known for its rugged beauty and plentiful fishing, is an Instagram worthy destination. Don’t miss the Sugar Bowl bluff, Shelden’s Market & Post Office, the world-famous Elbow Inn, and the 1923 steel two-span through truss bridge. Nearby Hooker Cut was once the deepest cut ever made for road construction.

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1923 Route 66 Bridge, Devils Elbow

Saint Robert, established in 1951, celebrates its roots as the gateway to Fort Leonard Wood with several military monuments and memorials placed through-out the town. The City commissioned mural painter Bubba Sorenson to create a stunning, patriotic Freedom Rock on St. Robert Boulevard in 2017. Grab a take-out lunch from the retro 1950’s Route 66 Diner and picnic at George M. Reed Roadside Park. The park is one of only two remaining roadside parks on Route 66 in Missouri. It is also the future home of the Route 66 Neon Park. Looking for lodging? From branded nationwide hotels to mom and pop Route 66 motels to Airbnb rentals, Saint Robert has you and your family covered!

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

Saint Robert, Missouri

The quirky and whimsical Frog Rock cheerfully greets you as you descend into Waynesville, the county seat. The charming town square hosts two museums- Old Stagecoach Stop and Route 66 Courthouse Museum. The Henry H. Hohenschild designed courthouse served Pulaski County citizens from 1903 until 1989. Both museums are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are open to the public (limited hours) April through September. Photographers and artists will be drawn to many buildings that line Route 66 in town. History buffs and nature lovers will want to tour Laughlin Park’s Trail of Tears Memorial and Roubidoux Spring. Driving an RV? Stay at the city’s Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park. Dining, shopping, and trophy trout fishing are all within walking distance of the campground!

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

Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville

Route 66 isn’t the only timeless path through Pulaski County. Highway 133, designated in the 1930’s follows a military trail that was blazed during the Civil War. During 1869 the Southwest Pacific Railroad (later the Frisco Railroad) laid tracks along this route and Dixon, Crocker, and Richland were born. Today, these former boom towns are home to unique eats, historic architecture, Midwestern charm, and fun festivals.

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

Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

Some people say that Pulaski County is always celebrating something. They’re right! Families love Old Settlers Day (July), Railroad Days (August), Cow Days (September), and county fairs in both Saint Robert and Richland in June. Numerous other festivals, events, performances, rodeos, and tournaments attract visitors from across the United States to Pulaski County each year.

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day

For Old Settlers Day information and details visit http://www.route66courthouse.com.

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

To plan your Pulaski County experience request or download a free Visitors Guide at www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (January 2- January 7, 2018)

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January 2 thru January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau– 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

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.

January 6- 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

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

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

January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation starts at dusk. Call for exact start time.
Cost: $20 per person, must be 18+ to investigate. Reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573-528-2149

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Looking Ahead:

January 13, 20 & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert
February 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
February 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 17- Bluegrass at The Barn with The Hunt Family Band, Dixon
February 24- Pulaski County Pageant, 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! (Christmas Edition: December 18-December 26, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (Christmas Edition: December 18-December 26, 2017)

December 18 thru December 26- Richland’s City of Lights
What: A downtown holiday light experience.
Where: Richland’s downtown, Frisco Park, & Shady Dell Park
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 18 thru December 26- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau– 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

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.

December 23- 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

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Pulaski County USA Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center will be closed Monday, December 25th and Tuesday December 26th. We will resume normal office operations Wednesday, December 27th. Visit us anytime, online at http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Looking Ahead:

December 27 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 27 through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6, 13, 20 & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert
February 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
February 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 17- Bluegrass at The Barn with The Hunt Family Band, Dixon
February 24- Pulaski County Pageant, 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! (December 11-December 17, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 11-December 17, 2017)

December 11 thru December 17- Richland’s City of Lights
What: A downtown holiday light experience. Friday & Saturday night also include Village Market.
Where: Richland’s downtown, Frisco Park, & Shady Dell Park
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 11 thru December 17- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

December 15, 16, & 17- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
What: Live theater
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $8, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050

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December 16- 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

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Looking Ahead:

December 18 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 18 through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 23 & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6, 13, 20 & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert
February 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
February 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 17- Bluegrass at The Barn with The Hunt Family Band, Dixon

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! (October 23-29, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (October 23-October 29, 2017)

Welcome to the following group:
October 24: Ozarks Kirkwood/AAA Club- Alliance

October 27 & 28- Haunted House & Corn Maze
What: Haunted house and corn maze.
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Contact: Ruby’s Landing– 573-337-4305

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October 27 & 28- Rising Haunted Attraction
What: Haunted attraction
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $10
Contact: Rising Haunted Attraction (Matt Perrine)- 573-765-3881

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October 28- Route 66 Challenge
What: Route 66 themed strategy competition
Where: Starts at Old Town Antiques (Phelps County), ends in Pulaski County
When: Registration & check in at 7:30 a.m., event begins at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: $55 per team of two
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce– 573-336-5121

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October 28- Zombie Run 5K
What: Not your everyday 5K!
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Race begins at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $25 adults, $15 kids
Contact: Columbia College (Mona Russell)- 573-329-4050

October 28 Zombie Run 5K

October 28- Crocker Truck or Treat
What: Truck or Treat
Where: Crocker Community Park
When: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker City Hall– 573-736-5327

October 28- Spooktacular Trail of Treats
What: Food, games, trick or treating, movie.
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Parks Department– 573-765-3532

October 28 Spooktacular Trail of Treats

October 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, call for exact start time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

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October 28 & 29- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch and family-friendly autumn activities & concessions
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 admission (ages 2 & up)
Contact: Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Marilyn Moehle)- 573.759.9045

Looking Ahead:
October 31- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 31- Trick or Treat on Main Street, Dixon
November 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
November 4- Moe Bandy Concert, Dixon
November 11- Veterans Day Parade, Saint Robert
December 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
December 2- Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon
December 2- Ole Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland
December 3- Christmas on Main Street, Crocker
December 3- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert
December 7- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville
December 8 & 9- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker

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

Belgian solar powered electric bicycle team overnights in Pulaski County USA

First Solar Bike Route 66 Journey

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Belgian solar powered electric bicycle team overnights in Pulaski County USA

Saint Robert, MO- October 9, 2017

Baymont Inn & Suites General Manager Betsy Thomson is pleased to announce that Belgian telecommunications engineer Michael Voros, who is riding the famous Route 66 on an electric bicycle powered by the sun, and his support team, will be lodging at Saint Robert, Pulaski County, Missouri October 13, 2017 before continuing their westward journey October 14, 2017.

Voros has invented and built his solar bike piece by piece. His is the first electric bike sourced by solar panels to reach a speed of 20 miles per hour. The prototype, in its third evolution, consists of a Prodecotech Phantom X3 electric bike equipped with a homemade trailer of his design, constructed of carbon fiber. Each single piece will support the 6 HQST lightweight solar panels regulated by a high-tech computer. This equipment will allow Voros to travel for 60 days on solar energy. If necessary, Voros will contribute needed pedaling. The level of engineering of this bike is “completely innovative and unique, the first 500 watt electric bike straightly fed with 600 watt solar panels.”

Voros describes the challenge as not just technical, but also as a great human adventure: “The technical challenge is obviously what drives me, but it also brings a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with the people I’ll meet along the way.”

Voros’ Solar Bike Route 66 journey will cover 2,448 miles, cross 8 states, ride through 45 cities—all in 60 days! Successful completion of his mission will set a global record.

Voros will be championing green energy as “the sustainable new way in serving our daily needs.” Voros will also be raising funds for the Willie Dixon Foundation during his adventure.

Follow Voros’ Solar Bike Route 66 journey via Facebook at www.facebook.com/SolarBike66 or via his website www.solarbike66.com

Voros will be accompanied by a film crew documenting his trip for Belgian national television.

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Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County

Saint Robert, MO- August 22, 2017

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (www.MVPA.org) 91st Anniversary Convoy with over 60 Historic Military Vehicles (HMVs) will retrace the original 1926 Route 66; launching from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, 16 September, 2017 and scheduled to arrive in Santa Monica, California some 29 days later, on Saturday, 14 October. The procession will enter Pulaski County from the east on Historic Route 66 in late afternoon on 20 September, 2017 and is scheduled to travel to the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex at Fort Leonard Wood for viewing of the HMVs from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to meet and greet the owners and take photos. Visitors should be prepared to provide a current driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration to gain access to the post. Visitors will not need a pass for this event.

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World War II caused a marked decline in civilian and tourist traffic, but it stimulated new business along U.S. 66, when it acted as a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies from one military reservation to another. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of servicemen stationed at military bases stayed for long stretches. But more significantly, Route 66 facilitated perhaps the single greatest wartime mobilization, as thousands of jobseekers headed to California, Oregon and Washington to work in defense plants.

Route 66 had its official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State and National roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as “the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.

Each day’s plans have been carefully prepared, including a detailed route map, stopping locations for AM and PM breaks as well as lunch and dinner stops and lodging plans for all of the RT 66 ’17 teams.

This 2,400 mile / 29 day Convoy represents America’s longest Veterans’ parade, honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans of all generations. Historic Military Vehicles on the Convoy will range from WWI-era to those just released from the US Armed Forces inventories. The privately owned HMVs include motor cycles, jeeps and large cargo trucks.

These Convoys (the MVPA has conducted 3 previous large-scale HMV Convoys) represent the ground forces legacy of the Nation, showcasing America’s Historic Military Vehicles of many types.

The Convoy will have the support of local, county and state law enforcement agencies in many areas along the Convoy route.

Follow the Convoy progress on line http://www.convoyontheair.org/

Follow the Convoy on line with Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MVPAConvoy

Find the schedule and detailed route map (available mid September) at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org/

About MVPA: Established in 1976, the non-profit MVPA is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.

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RT 66 ’17 Convoy Regional Section 1 Officer
Brad Nelson
563-508-4167
Email: dogtag3@me.com