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You are invited to celebrate the old time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozark Highlands. This festival strives to acknowledge performers and the need to save these expressive traditions to maintain authenticity. The event is held downtown West Plains.
Music is performed on our main stage, featuring outstanding artists representing the musical traditions of the Ozarks. The second stage is designed to bridge the gap between the generations of musicians in an effort to keep the traditional music of the area alive and well through the interpretations of new performers.
Activities include: exhibits; mule jumping; singing; a cooking stage; blacksmiths; spinners and weavers; quilters; candle makers; traditional basket makers; jig dancers; fiddlers; banjos; string bands; pickers; et cetera. On the 'What's Cookin' Stage,' watch demonstrations of traditional Ozark cookin' with a dash of entertainment to boot.
Inside the air conditioned West Plains Civic Center, take part in workshops and jam sessions.
Activities include: craft booths; craft demonstrations; a quilt raffle; a chili and soup lunch; homemade apple pie and apple butter. Held at the Camden County Museum. For information call 573-346-7191.
Jackson County Parks and Rec invite you to share the richness of our pioneer heritage at the annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival. This antebellum village comes alive with the smell of wood fires and hot apple cider.
Vintage craftsmen will be demonstrating their 19th century skills, as children eagerly participate in the games and contests of yesteryear. Build up an appetite for some old-fashioned vittles while kicking up your heels to period music.
Join the fun...you won't want to miss Missouri Town's biggest event of the year!
Enjoy a weekend just for the ladies. Hannibal businesses roll out the red carpet, offering specials, classes, demonstrations and more. Gals may (not required) purchase a Goody Bag full of coupons and goodies.
Shops pamper you with sales, demos, fun, food, fashion and wine tasting. Also, there are special activities in the evenings to finish your day with fun and laughter.
Visit our website for details.
This renowned event features the National Fence Painting Contest; a frog-jumping contest; live entertainment; mud volleyball; and lots of other fun activities.
An annual tradition (60 years strong) in Hannibal, National Tom Sawyer Days draws visitors from all over the world who come to experience the history of Hannibal, through the eyes of author Mark Twain.
Annual fine arts festival in Pierce City Park featuring: artists; authors; art demonstrations; free junk art booth for kids; and free fine art workshops. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wine tasting with local wineries 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Handmade colonial Windsor chairs made using traditional hand tools and techniques of the late 1700s. No power tools, nails or screws are used. Visitors are welcome to watch the process of crafting these beautiful chairs.
it...little word...big show. it - where 50 amazing singers, dancers, and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talents to create Branson's ultimate entertainment experience. From Broadway to country to comedy to patriotic to gospel to rock-n-roll, it is everything you want to see in a Branson show–and more.
From the energy and emotion of huge production number with brilliant lighting and sound to the warmth and charm of the on-stage talent, this is the show with it. The stars of it, including the Hughes Brothers and their families, create a sensational show for everyone, especially the show connoisseur looking for top-of-the-line entertainment with an emotional connection.
Presented January thru October at the Hughes Brothers Theatre.
Tickets: $39; ages 12-17, $15; ages 6-11, $9. VIP seating available in rows 1-6. Add a sit-down, table top dinner with your show.
Visit our website for details, schedules and tickets.
Built in 1893, our beautiful Victorian house was the home of Allen Percy Green, the owner/operator of the Green Refractory, a world renowned fire-brick manufacturer.
Four guestrooms. Guests are served a full, hot breakfast. Our ample common areas total more than 5,000 square-feet. The beautiful grounds cover half an acre. We enjoy a 99.7% customer satisfaction rate.
A multitude of indoor and outdoor activities are available in the area. The National Churchill Museum in Fulton is a 30-minute drive; the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City is 50 minutes away.
Visit our website for more information, area attractions, photos and reservations. Special packages are available with a two-work-day notice.
Acorn Ridge offers four charming guestrooms, each with a king bed, private bathroom, and nice views. At check-in, you are greeted with our signature Grandma Stumpe's cookies. A full breakfast is served.
We are less than one mile from the Katy Trail, Augusta Brewery, Mount Pleasant Winery, and Augusta Winery.
Whether you are looking for an easy get-away, or searching for a unique bed & breakfast, we have what you need.
Rooms available Fridays and Saturdays only. Please explore our website for details and reservations.
"Quaint, quiet and a breath of fresh air in the country” is the most common phrase attributed to the Amish country, near Jamesport, 25 miles northwest of Chillicothe. This is often cited by various publications as one of Missouri's best day trips.
This area is home to the largest Old Order Amish Settlement west of the Mississippi River; one of the strictest Amish colonies in the world. There is a difference between the Amish and the Mennonite; the two religions are not synonymous.
Jamesport's Amish welcome visitors to their home-based stores and businesses, selling hand-crafted wares from baskets and furniture, to bakeries and dry goods, buggies and horses, and everything in between.
Escorted tours of the area are available thru Step Back In Time Tours (see separate listing).
On the shore of Table Rock Lake, in a wooded lakeside atmosphere. Our four modern guestrooms feature: two-person jetted tubs; king or queen luxury beds and linens; private baths; private entrances; private deck or balcony; electric fireplaces; cable TV with DVD; and Wi-Fi. In addition to a full breakfast, the inn provides free soft drinks and snacks. Breakfast is served in the dining area or on the screened porch overlooking the lake.
We also have two private cottages, not part of the bed and breakfast, with remarkable views of Table Rock Lake. Breakfast is not included with the cottages.
Located 35 minutes west of Branson; 20 minutes from Silver Dollar City; one minute walk to Table Rock Lake.
A circa 1850 home with three guestrooms; situated on a 60-acre farm, 14 blocks from downtown.
In September 1856, the steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City with 200 tons of cargo bound for towns in the west. In 1988, the Arabia excavation began, resulting in the astonishing discovery of pre-Civil War artifacts which are now on display. This unique museum has been featured in national television programs and magazines, and in numerous newspapers.
Closed: Jan. 1; Easter; Thanksgiving; and Dec. 24-25.
This charming home, built in 1853, is filled with antiques. It is on the National Historic Register. Two guestrooms, one with a fireplace. Porch swings. Full breakfast.
Featuring original artwork by Mary Peura and a collection of fine antiques including glassware, pottery, furniture, jewelry and primitives.
Detailed, hand-painted new and antique items for indoor and outdoor display. Also, custom farm, wildlife and country scenes on your items. Handmade crafts, braded rugs, quilts and dolls. Meet the artist at the shop.
Come visit a studio and gallery where we make and offer 100 percent lead-free, functional pewter items. Visitors may tour the studio and watch us making traditional pewter pieces by hand; shop our gallery and purchase a pewter family heirloom; and select from the works of more than 60 American artisans.
ASL Pewter is the place to go when you are looking for anything you need to decorate your home in the style of the 18th or 19th centuries. We offer classes and instruction. Tours welcome. Closed New Years Day, December 25, Thanksgiving and July 4.
ASL Pewter, where American crafts are made by American Craftsmen.
Astral Valley is an interactive art gallery & organic orchard nestled on over 230 acres in the Missouri Ozarks. Located only 45 minutes South of St. Louis, it is the perfect convenient getaway to host all your outdoor gatherings: family functions, corporate retreats, spiritual outings, weddings, reunions, group campouts, educational workshops, charity events, fund raisers, live concerts, and much much more.
Unique goldsmith gallery specializing in jewelry designed and crafted on-site, by Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Randall Hurt.
One of only 128 Certified Master Jewelers in the country, he uses his 40+ years of experience to make wearable art, right in downtown Hannibal.
Ayers Pottery is recognized for its form and intense color-rich glazes. Steve Ayers has been a professional potter for more than 30 years, always making pottery with the customer in mind. His pottery is beautiful and functional: handles feel comfortable; spouts pour evenly; the pottery is microwaveable, oven and dishwasher safe. All of our pottery is lead free and food safe. Visit our studio and watch us make pottery. Browse the showroom and then take home a true Hannibal souvenir. If there’s time, we’ll show you around the shop.
Experience break-through entertainment beyond your imagination. Ayo starring Voices of Glory debuts at the Hughes Brothers Theater. While Voices of Glory (Michael, Avery, and Nadia Cole) were in the top five in their America's Got Talent season; today in Ayo, they're in a league of their own.
Ayo (Yoruba for Joy) delivers an epic adventure in sound, light, dance, and joyful emotion, featuring everything from pop to jazz to gospel to soul.
Visit the website for details, schedules and tickets.
A folk art gallery in a restored 100-year-old building. We feature handmade works by Missouri artisans and some from neighboring states. In addition to other types, works include: chainsaw sculptures of eagles, fish, turtles, frogs, bears and mountain scenes; outdoor metal art; and American Indian art.
Serving a savory menu based on authentic Ozark recipes, from steaks, chicken, catfish and seafood to low-cal entrees, sandwiches and our "home cookin'."
Located next to the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show and Motor Inn.
Breakfast Buffet, $6; Lunch Buffet, $8; Dinner Buffet, $12. (Buffet price subject to change without notice.) You may order from the full menu.
Located on Highway 65 and Highway 76, the Branson Baymont Inn and Suites is one-half mile from Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson, shows/attractions and lakes. Renovated in October 2009, guest rooms include refrigerators and microwaves, in-room safe, flat screen TV, wireless high-speed Internet and jetted tubs. Rates include continental breakfast and Internet. Property includes indoor pool, fitness room, business center and guest laundry. Pets weighing less than 30 pounds are welcome. Awarded AAA Three Diamond in May 2010.
A spacious (1,400-square-foot), two-master-bedroom apartment inn with two baths, living room with view of the Mississippi River, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district in Clarksville. Ideal for a weekend or extended getaway for a couple, two couples or a family. Inn includes Wi-Fi and many other amenities. A year-round destination and superb eagle viewing venue in the winter months.
Equipped to accommodate a wide variety of guest needs, with many room types, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, free high-speed Internet access, free hot breakfast, in-house iBranson ticket service and much more. Hotel is adjacent to the Titanic Museum; across from the Clay Cooper Theater; one block from the Starlite Theatre; two blocks from the The Americana Theatre, the Moto-Zip and the Mickey Gilley Theatre.
Our amenities include: 24-hour heated indoor pool and sauna; fitness equipment; outdoor hot tub; sun deck; guest computer in the lobby; hot, deluxe breakfast. We are four tenths of a mile from Branson Landing and its shopping, dining and entertainment on the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo.
This hotel is across from The Shoji Tabuchi Theatre and Paradise Grill. Features two-sink vanities and in-room coffee makers. There is level parking. We have an in-house ticket service.
This 133-room hotel is less than half-a-mile from the Bass Pro Shop, Ameristar Casino, 10 restaurants and two grocery stores; eight miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Shuttle available for an additional fee.)
In addition to our standard guestrooms, we offer two-room suites and whirlpool suites. There are two meeting rooms that accommodate up to 70 people.
We offer a complimentary hot breakfast. Our oversized, heated, indoor pool has an adjoining outdoor sundeck.
Visit our website for details, photos and reservations.
This hotel offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Located in the downtown area, the perfect place for guests to walk around the neighborhood and explore on foot; within six blocks, you'll find downtown shopping, restaurants, Mark Twain Riverboat and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. There is banquet space for 75 people.
This hotel is 100 percent no-smoking.
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