All-American Ride in Pulaski County USA

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By Laura Huffman and Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

If your bike could talk it would ask, maybe even demand, to ride to Pulaski County. Home to legendary highways, scenic Ozark byways, timeless rivers, and iconic roadhouses, this day trip defines the classic American ride.

Starting in Saint Robert follow Route 66 east through Devils Elbow to J Highway and catch the north outer road east towards Jerome. D Highway winds through this town that was platted for General John C. Fremont at the close of the Civil War. The ninety-degree curve marks the beginning of your climb up Dixon Hill- terrain that has challenged railroad surveyors for over 150 years. At Dogpatch Corner turn right onto Highway 28 towards Dixon.

In Dixon, if you are hankering for home-style cooking pop into the Homeplate Bar and Grill on Elm Street. Returning to the road, turn west onto 4th Street/C Highway/Highway 133 towards Crocker. 133 meanders lazily along the Burlington Northern railroad tracks. You may recognize the rolling prairie landscape from indie movie favorite Dystopia: 2013.

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Image by Brandon Giesbrecht

Turn left onto Highway 17 and lean in as it snakes you through Crocker and into Waynesville, the home of Hoppers Pub and sixty-six different beers on tap.

Traveling west from Waynesville’s historic downtown square you will cross the “roaring” Roubidoux River atop the storied Route 66 arch bridge. T Highway careens through the Gasconade River valley before leveling off at the old Swedish settlement of Swedeborg. Turn left back onto Highway 133 and chase the train’s whistle into Richland- home of the Chopper Shop and local favorite, The Burger Stand.

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Leaving Richland, south on Highway 7, the road cuts a swath through a Gasconade river bend and plays hide and seek with itself in a section atop the rugged bluffs before diving into the river’s valley. Reward yourself with cold beverages at Pulaski County Shrine Club (home of Mid America Freedom Rally) or Nellie’s Gravel Bar.

A short side trip off of Route 66 at Interstate 44 Exit 156 (Waynesville) onto H Highway will take you to pay your respects to our American veterans at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood.

Route 66 east returns you to Devils Elbow on the Big Piney River. Shake the road dust off and head into Judy’s Place! You will most likely make a new friend or two before you leave. Cap off your tour with a trophy picture of your scoot on the all-American 1923 steel bridge with the stunning Sugar Bowl bluffs in the background.

All-American Ride in Pulaski County, Missouri

All-American Ride in Pulaski County, Missouri

For more ideas of things to see and do in Pulaski County stop by the Visitors Center in Saint Robert or online at www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2019

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Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA

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Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even outdoor haunted trails!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!

Events

Events

Cow Days (September 16th & 17th)
What: 33rd anniversary of Dixon’s signature family friendly downtown street festival. Lucky winners will receive a cow!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday Noon until 11 pm, Saturday 11 am until 11 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Misty Russell)- 573.433.0678
Website: www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com

Gun Show Swap Meet (September 16th & 17th)
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Cost: $3 admission
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370
Website: www.thebakerband.com

18th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion (September 16th & 17th)
What: Two evenings of inspired Southern Gospel performances
Where: Parker Fine Arts Auditorium, Waynesville Middle School Campus, Waynesville
When: Friday- 7:00 pm start
Saturday- 6:00 pm start
Cost: FREE
Contact: Layne Lercher- 573.774.0404

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K (October 1st)
What: A unique and challenging half marathon that ends at Frogtoberfest
Where: Begins at East Elementary School, 1501 State Route F, Waynesville
When: Race starts at 8:30 am
Cost: Half Marathon- $50, 10K-$35
Contact: Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684
Website: www.facebook.com/froghillhalf

Frogtoberfest (October 1st)
What: Family friendly celebration of W.H. Croaker- Waynesville’s Frog Rock. A highlight is the frog race in Roubidoux Creek and “Kiddie Olympics”.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050
Website: www.facebook.com/frogtober.fest

Route 66 Oktoberfest (October 15th)
What: Family friendly Oktoberfest street festival on Route 66!
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 11 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Audra Berrier- 573.774.3001
Website: www.facebook.com/Route66FestOTS

Zombie Run 5K (October 8th)
What: Not your every day 5K! The Walking Dead morphs into The Running Dead as you flee for your life from the Zombie horde in this spirited 5K.
Where: Begins on the Square in Waynesville
When: 4 pm
Cost: $15 Pre-registration
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Cheryl Keeton)- 573.337.2494
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/WDBA-Zombie-Run/1441836812708942

Route 66 Challenge (October 29th)
What: Explore over 33 miles of Route 66 in this historical and spectacular competition of strategy. Take on adventures and unique detours.
Where: Start Line at Old Town Antiques, Doolittle. Finish Line at The Ark Community & Sports Center, Waynesville
When: October 29, 2016; check in at 7:30 a.m.; Event starts at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: Pre-registration: $35 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member; Event day registration: $45 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber (573) 336-5121
Website: www.route66challenge.com

Gene Watson In Concert (October 29th)
What: Country music star Gene Watson in an intimate, family friendly setting
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 Adults, Kids 12 & under FREE
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370
Website: www.thebakerband.com

Veteran’s Day Parade (November 11th)
What: Mid Missouri’s most patriotic Veteran’s Day Parade!
Where: The parade steps off at Waynesville Middle School and ends in Waynesville City Park.
When: Ceremonies begin promptly at 11:00 am and parade steps off at 11:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121
Website: www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com/veteransparade.php

“Honor The Active” Quilt Show (November 19th)
What: Quilt Show that honors Fort Leonard Wood’s active duty personnel. Will feature a variety of quilts, including several Missouri State Fair award winning quilts. Demonstrations, fabric & quilting supply vendors.
Where: St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert
When: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild (Bonnie Kinkel)- 573.774.9990
Website: www.GoneToPiecesQG.blogspot.com

Attractions

Attractions

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House (Every Saturday beginning September 3rd through October 29th)
What: Supervised paranormal investigations of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes. An evening you won’t soon forget!
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, exact start time will be confirmed during reservation.
Cost: $25 per person, paid in advance
Contact: Crocker Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
Website: www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse
Additional info- Reservations are required. Investigations are limited to groups of 8 so reserve your spot early! Participants must be 18+.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Every Saturday September-December)
What: Mid-Missouri’s year round Farmers Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Downtown Waynesville
When: Every Saturday, 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
Website: www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Haunted River Float (September 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, & 30th and October 1st)
What: Haunted river float on the Big Piney River
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Cost: 6 and over $25
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639
Website: www.layzday.net

*UPDATE FOR 2017—Haunted River Float is now being held at Ruby’s Landing located at 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. For more information contact 573-337-4305.

1903 Route 66 Courthouse (Every Saturday in September)
What: One of only two period courthouses on Route 66 in Missouri, this museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. 10 rooms of displays and amazing architectural details will charm and engage everyone! Guided tours, or explore at your leisure.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
Website: www.route66courthouse.com
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Gift shop available.

Old Stagecoach Stop (Every Saturday in September)
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 in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
Website: http://www.oldstagecoachstop.org
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule.

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch (September 17th, 18th, 24th, & 25th. October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th)
What: Pumpkin patch, family friendly activities
Where: 25530 Republic Road, Waynesville
When: Saturday & Sunday 10 am until dark
Cost: $6 per person, 2 years and under are FREE
Contact: 573.433.4375
Website: www.storiespumpkinpatch.com

Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (September 24th & 25th. October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th)
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, straw maze
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 general admission for ages 2 and older.
Contact: 573.759.9045
Website: www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com

Happy Hollows Farm & Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, animal observation area
Where: 10103 Beatty Road, Crocker
When: Call for hours
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: 573.433.6324
Website: www.happyhollowspumpkinpatch.com

For more Fall Family Fun ideas visit our A to Z Guide!

For lodging and dining information visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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Fall Activities: An A to Z Guide- Pulaski County, Missouri

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A-150Auto Tour- If you love Route 66 in the summer time you will be over the moon while exploring its historic pavement in the Fall! Pulaski County Tourism Bureau offers a free brochure with turn by turn directions of PulCo’s 33 mile stretch. Bring your camera!

B-150Bellefonte Loop- While traveling Route 66 in western Pulaski County, take a short detour to explore the Bellefonte neighborhood. Bellefonte was home to the Barlow, Clark, Elam, King, and Wyrick families and included a one room schoolhouse and a post office. The post office began operating November 30, 1830 and was discontinued December 15, 1922. From Highway AB (Historic Route 66) turn south onto Smokey Road. On the east side of the road is Rollins Cemetery. Continue south on Smokey Road and turn west onto Southbend Road. Robert Lincoln Barlow (1861-1936) refers to this road as “the bluff road” in his diary. This portion of the road runs west along a ridge overlooking the Gasconade River and will show off beautiful splashes of color this time of year. As you continue on Southbend the road will turn north, away from the Gasconade River, and loop through one of Pulaski County’s most beautiful farming areas. Be on the lookout for historic barns, turkey houses, and the Elam Century Farm. Southbend Road climbs “Red Hill” before reconnecting with Highway AB.

C-150Campfire- Gather your friends and family around a campfire and share ghost stories and s’mores.

D-150Dine- Many of Pulaski County’s unique eateries include seasonal selections on their menu. Visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com for a complete restaurant listing.

E-150Eat- Eat like a local by shopping for the season’s bounty at the Pulaski County Farmer’s Market. The market is open between 8:00 a.m. until Noon on Saturday and is located at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground in downtown Waynesville.

F-150Frogtoberfest- Plan to bring your family to Waynesville’s quirkiest festival! The festival will be held October 1st and celebrates W.H. Croaker, also known as Frog Rock.

G-150Gene Watson- Country music star Gene Watson takes the stage at The Barn, near Dixon, October 29th. The Barn is an alcohol/smoke free venue and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

H-150Haunted River Float- Love haunted houses? Take it to the next level with a haunted river float– climb into your raft and be scared out of your wits!

*UPDATE FOR 2017—Haunted River Float is now being held at Ruby’s Landing located at 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. For more information contact 573-337-4305.

I-150Investigate- Have you ever wanted to be a Ghost Hunter? Here is your chance! Team up with Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society as they lead a paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes- the historic Talbot House.

J-150Java- Warm up with a hot cup of espresso from a local coffeehouse.

K-150Kentucky Bass- Go fishing on the Big Piney or Gasconade River! Our rivers have several species of bass- Largemouth, Smallmouth, Northern Rock (Goggle-eye) and Kentucky (Spotted). You might reel in a Channel Catfish also!

L-150Lexington Road- Looking for Fall color? Take a drive on Lexington Road. From Highway 17 North, just before WWII Okinawa Veterans Memorial Bridge turn north onto Lexington Road. This country road winds through a river valley, Shockley Bottom, and follows a bend of the Gasconade River. Towards the beginning of your drive keep your eyes peeled for Blue Heron and Century Farms. You might also see deer and turkey in the fields that neighbor the river. Follow Lexington Road until you reach Sawmill Hollow and turn east onto Laramie Road. Laramie Road will lead you to Y Highway. Extend your drive by following Y Highway North to Riddle Bridge Public Fishing Access to view Yellow Bluff.

M-150Museums On The Square- Turn back the pages of time by visiting the 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum and the Old Stagecoach Stop on the Square in Waynesville. Both museums are open on Saturday’s in September and during Route 66 Oktoberfest.

N-150National Forest- Backpack or day hike in Mark Twain National Forest.

Numeral 0-150Oktoberfest- October 15th is Route 66 Oktoberfest in downtown Waynesville!

P-150Pumpkin Patches- Pick a patch! Spend a day with the kids at one of Pulaski County’s pumpkin patches.

Q-150Quilt Show- See award winning quilts and demonstrations at the “Honor The Active” quilt show in Saint Robert November 19th.

R-150Rivers- Grab a paddle and kayak down the Big Piney or Gasconade River. The autumn scenery is a feast for the eyes!

S-150Southern Gospel- Plan to attend the 18th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion in Waynesville September 16th & 17th.

T-150Trestle Bridge- Bring your camera to the Trestle Bridge on Temporal Road for a unique photo op.

U-150Udderly Fantastic Fun- Bring the family to Cow Days in Dixon September 16th & 17th!

V-150Veteran’s Day Parade- Mid-Missouri’s most patriotic Veteran’s Day Parade takes place in Waynesville November 11th.

W-150(Bird) Watching- Autumn is fantastic for bird watching! Many species are winging their way south- and as the leaves fall from the trees spotting our feathered friends becomes easier. Bring your binoculars to Roubidoux Creek Conservation Area or Schlicht Springs Conservation Area.

X-150(e)Xtend Your Stay- Make one of Pulaski County’s lodging properties your home base as you explore the Ozarks.

Y-150Yellow Bluff- The Ozark Mountains are known for their rugged, timeless beauty. Yellow Bluff is a prime example and a fantastic photo op. Bring your camera to Riddle Bridge Public Fishing Access on Y Highway to capture the scene.

Z-150Zombie Run- Not your every day 5K! The Walking Dead morphs into The Running Dead as you flee for your life from the Zombie horde in this spirited 5K. Downtown Waynesville, October 8th.

*Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints while exploring Pulaski County. Enjoy these tours from the public right of way and do not trespass. Be mindful of hunting seasons when exploring public lands.

For our annual round up of Fall Events & Attractions read “Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA“.

For more to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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Ozark Quilt Trail Launched in Pulaski County

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Ozark Quilt Trail launched in Pulaski County June 3, 2016. It is Missouri’s second organized quilt block trail.

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 was an exciting day for the Ozark Quilt Trail project in Pulaski County, Missouri! After two years of research, studying best practices from established quilt trails across the United States, and a lengthy 501 (c) (3) process, the group of eight dedicated volunteers unveiled their first three quilt block installations at the 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum (Waynesville), Old Stagecoach Stop Museum (Waynesville), and the Frisco Depot Museum (Crocker). Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the first unveiling.

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1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum on the Square, in Waynesville, is host to “Four Flags” quilt block. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public every Saturday, April through September. Admission is free.

The 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum’s quilt block pattern is named Four Flags and was chosen to highlight Pulaski County’s patriotism. The Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation chose the Missouri Star pattern to represent their historical site. This pattern can be considered as a Civil War era pattern- an appropriate fit since the Old Stagecoach Stop was commandeered by Union forces and used as hospital during the War Between The States. The pattern chosen for the Frisco Depot Museum in Crocker celebrates Crocker’s roots as a railroad boom town- and is a tip of the hat to the conductors on the Underground Railroad who risked everything to lead slaves to freedom.

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The Old Stagecoach Stop Museum displays the “Missouri Star” quilt block. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public every Saturday, April through September. Admission is free.

Ozark Quilt Trail consists of Kathi Crawford (President), Denise Seevers (Vice-President), Bonnie Kinkel (Secretary), Liz Duplissie (Treasurer), Alex Fry, Mayor James Morgan, Robin Carpenter, and Laura Huffman. The group will continue installing quilt blocks across Pulaski County and surrounding areas at historic sites, points of interest, and barns.

Quilt Trails are popular in other states and Ozark Quilt Trail is the second established quilt block trail in Missouri. Ozark Quilt Trail members reached out to the first, Barn Quilts of the Boonslick, for advice and best practices. Ozark Quilt Trail will “preserve, present and promote our rural communities roots; honor our farming and family traditions; promote agri-tourism in our county, and bring focus and pride to our downtowns, and public areas. We will educate citizens and visitors on our Ozark Mountain heritage, historic sites, and landmarks.”

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The Frisco Depot Museum in Crocker, MO. is home to the “Underground Railroad” quilt block. The Frisco Depot Museum is open by appointment and during Crocker’s annual Railroad Days festival.

The groups focus will first be turned towards historic sites, points of interest, and barns on primary routes throughout the county such as Route 66, Highway 28, Highway 17, and Highway 7. Later, focus will shift to secondary routes such as T Highway, DD Highway, and O Highway, before turning to dirt road thoroughfares within the Pulaski County area.

Ozark Quilt Trail members wish to extend a sincere Thank You and round of applause to Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild who contributed the funds to cover the expenses of the quilt block installation at the Old Stagecoach Stop. If you or your organization would like to host an installation, or nominate a site, please contact Kathi Crawford at 573-433-5645. You can also learn more at the group’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ozarkquilttrail.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of January 25, 2016-January 31, 2016

January 30- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

February 6- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 19 & 20- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert
February 20- Potters Wheel LIVE In Concert, Dixon
March 12- BBQ Competition, Saint Robert
March 12- The Baker Band Ham & Beans Dinner Show, Dixon
March 19- Route 66 St. Patty’s Fest, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of January 4, 2016-January 10, 2016

January 9- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:
January 16- Missouri Boat Ride LIVE In Concert, Dixon
February 19 & 20- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert
February 20- Potters Wheel LIVE In Concert, Dixon
March 12- BBQ Competition, Saint Robert
March 12- The Baker Band Ham & Beans Dinner Show
March 19- Route 66 St. Patty’s Fest

4 Places Brimming with Christmas Cheer In Pulaski County USA!

The holiday season is upon us and tidings of joy can be found all across Pulaski County, MO! We have picked out four of our favorites that you and your family should not miss:

Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow

At the beginning of 2013 the future of the 1923 Devils Elbow Bridge was in jeopardy. Luckily, the bridge was refurbished and after a brief closure during repairs, is again carrying Route 66 traffic across the Big Piney River. Last December residents of the historic village of Devils Elbow, and some “regulars” at the Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ decided to spruce up this engineering beauty with Christmas lights. Word spread, and travelers from across the United States, and around the globe, came to drive across the illuminated bridge. It was a hit and the bridge’s neighbors decided to do it again this year! The bridge decorations include well over 11,000 lights and both ends are decorated with wreaths that light up the number “66”.

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The lights come on at sunset and the bridge will be lit up through at least December 25th.

Croaker’s Santa Hat, Waynesville

W.H. Croaker, also known as Frog Rock, is one of Missouri’s most well known, and beloved rocks. Croaker greets travelers as they descend down Waynesville Hill into town. This year the quirky landmark has been topped off with a whimsical Santa Hat, designed and constructed by Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild. The hat was a house guest at several of the guild member’s homes where it was patch worked together before being placed on Croaker December 3rd.

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Croaker will wear his Santa Hat through at least December 25th.

Nativity Scene, Waynesville

A beloved Christmas tradition since the 1950’s, Waynesville’s Nativity Scene sits high upon Bell’s Bluff. While the nativity itself is on private property, it can be seen from many vantage points in downtown Waynesville- even as far away as Interstate 44. The tradition was started by the Lion’s Club and the nativity’s maintenance has been adopted by the Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club. The nativity is now lit each year during the Christmas On The Square celebration.

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It will be lit nightly through at least December 25th.

Hilton Holiday Lights, Richland

Dr. Shad Hilton and family invite you to enjoy Hilton Holiday Lights display at 601 E. Main Street in Richland. This professional quality light show boasts over 20,000 lights including a 20 foot tall “mega tree”- all sequenced to seven Christmas songs and lasting 25 minutes. The Hilton’s have spent hundreds of hours since August designing and implementing this year’s show. Their reward is seeing a line of cars watching the display and hearing the children’s excitement as “Let It Go” from Frozen starts playing. They do not require an admission fee to watch the display- but they are accepting donations for a new playground at Richland Elementary School. Weather permitting, the lights are on Sunday-Thursday 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10:00 p.m. The Hilton family kindly ask you to pull safely to the side of the road and turn on your hazard lights while watching the display. Tune your radio to 99.9 FM to hear the music while you watch the lights dance to the tunes.

The display will run through January 3rd. You can follow Hilton Holiday Lights on Facebook for further information and details on upcoming displays- including a Halloween display for 2016.

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For more things to see and do in Pulaski County USA visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com