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Onondaga Cave State Park presents Batfest 2014.
The events includes, among other activities: discounted tours of Onondaga Cave; exhibits on cave gear; information on how white nose syndrome in bats; cave restoration; Missouri bat census; U-Haul’s Onondaga Cave State Park bat truck. For kids, there are bat-related crafts, activities and an inflatable “cave” to explore.
Representatives from “Incredible Bats” present live bat shows, featuring African straw colored fruit bats on display in the visitor center.
In the evening, scientists study bats through mist netting at Onondaga Cave’s natural entrance.
Sell or trade. Explore acres of crafts, collectibles, pigeons, poultry, small animals (no horses, cattle or swine) and many other items. Refreshments sold.
Camping and a shower-house available; some electric sites. Quite time on the grounds, 10:30 p.m.-dawn, includes turning off generators.
Held at Jacob’s Cave – Route 5, between Gravois Mills and Versailles. Reduced rates for cave tours during the event.
Admission: $5 per vehicle per day.
Join us at Coldwater Ranch for our annual Easter Trail Ride. We will begin with dinner April 13, 2014, ride for several days, and end with breakfast April 19. We'll have cowboy church Wednesday night after the pig roast.
Our annual Thanksgiving Trail Ride at Coldwater Ranch will begin Wednesday, November 26 with dinner, and end Sunday November 30 with breakfast. We will ride daily, feast often, and enjoy visiting with our guests.
Join us for a festival of gospel music with: The Lesters; The Perrys; Tribute Quartet; Mark Trammell Quartet; The Talleys; BIG Mo; Karen Peck & New River; Gordon Mote; The Diplomats; Jerry & Little Jan Goff; Brian Free & Assurance; The Hoppers; New Horizons and The Blackwood Brothers.
This music festival takes place in the ballroom at Meramec Caverns. Seating is limited.
History, legend and spectacular cave scenes come alive in our sixth annual Nighttime Lantern Tours. Embark on an 80-minute, guided tour of the caverns, by the light of hand-held lanterns.
Hear stories of determination, bravery, and exploration as characters recount their personal experiences of the caverns.
Visit our website or call for reservations. Tickets $25; ages 5-11, $12; younger than 5, free.
Offered on specified dates only. Space is limited.
Join representatives from the Onondaga Friends Association for their unique, guided, late-night Cathedral Cave tours. These tours are fundraising events, which benefit the Onondaga Friends Association, which in turn, benefits Onondaga Cave State Park.
Reservations are recommended and can be made at www.onondagafriends.org or by calling the park.
On the way to the cave, you will hike up Deer Run Trail and be able to hear night sounds such as owls, coyotes, insects, etc.
Conditions in the cave include concrete walkways and metal handrails, cool temperature (57 degrees F) and high humidity (nearing 100 percent). There is no lighting on the hiking trail or in the cave, so at least two flashlights are recommended. Please dress appropriately (warm clothes, no heels/flip flops). Cave tour fees apply.
Take the 45-minute drive from Springfield and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder, as she reminisces about her childhood pioneer days, her incredible family and her beloved Almanzo.
Laura’s life unfolds through a live theater production that culminates on that momentous day in 1951, when Mansfield dedicated its library in her honor. Laura’s Memories captures her journeys through Iowa; Minnesota; the Dakota Territory; Kansas; and finally: Mansfield, Missouri, where Laura and Almanzo spent their remaining years.
The Ozark Mountain Players bring this story to life under the Ozark sky, in a comfortable amphitheater in Mansfield’s Recreational Park. Concessions are available.
Tickets are $10; ages 5-11, $5; younger than 5, free and are available one hour prior to curtain or by calling 417-924-3383. General admission only; no reserved seats.
Note: Performances held only on dates listed above.
Amateur photographers are invited to join park staff on a photo tour of Cathedral Cave. This extended tour will include extra time for photographs to be taken at specific locations along the tour route.
Those wishing to attend must make reservations in advance as the tour is limited to 30 people only.
No equipment will be provided by the park, so please bring your own. Conditions in the cave include concrete walkways and metal handrails, cool temperature (57 degrees F) and high humidity (nearing 100 percent). There are no lights in the cave, so bring a flashlight. Please dress appropriately (warm clothes, no heels/flip flops). Cave tour fees apply.
Amateur photographers are invited to join park staff on a photo tour of Onondaga Cave. This extended tour will include extra time for photographs to be taken at specific locations along the tour route.
No equipment will be provided by the park, so please bring your own. Conditions in the cave include limited lighting, concrete walkways and metal handrails, cool temperature (57 degrees F) and high humidity (nearing 100 percent). Please dress appropriately (warm clothes, no heels/flip flops). Cave tour fees apply.
Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s more shoreline than the coast of California. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches; great fishing; and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water.
Cities around the Lake of the Ozarks offer hundreds of dining and lodging options. Abundant recreation activities include, among other things: golf; horseback riding; boat excursions; wineries; airplane and helicopter tours; ziplines; spas; and shopping.
Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices, ranging from a pontoon boat to fishing boats, ski boats to houseboats, and personal watercraft.
Please note: the address provided with this listing is for the Bagnell Dam, in Lake Ozark.
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: $32; 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.
A beautiful home in a cove at the 28-Mile-Marker on the Lake of the Ozarks. This home has outstanding views from four decks, plus a private boat dock.
The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home sleeps eight (maximum) and has everything you need to enjoy the lake: a fully furnished kitchen; two living rooms; two fireplaces; wet-bar; two fully covered decks.Just bring your clothes, life jackets, beach towels, and food.
The home has an information-binder outlining some of the area's best places to go, see, eat, and visit, plus recommendations from all our previous guests. Be sure to look at our visual tour on our website.
This park is known as The Quiet Campground for all the right reasons. You can hear the crackling of the fire and rustling of leaves. There are 79 nicely landscaped, level, full hook-up sites and six fully furnished two-story Villas that sleep six. Located 1.5 miles west of Silver Dollar City, on 43 acres of Ozark forest, 100 yards off Route 76. Big rigs are welcome.
Our amenities include: an outdoor pool; playground; enclosed pet play area; recreation-hall with full kitchen; private bathroom and showers; and a laundry facility. Planned social activities are held. Named Top 100 in the Nation by Good Sam Club in 2009; Mid-size Park of the year by Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds in 2009.
Newly constructed in August 2009, this Americas Best Value Inn has won our company's "Best of the Best" awards since the day it was opened. We offer a free hot breakfast buffet and are less than five minutes from the Main Gate of Fort Leonard Wood.
Quiet relaxation on beautiful Table Rock Lake. Individual one-, two- and three-bedroom lake view cabins and one condo. Valley View has a pool, a shaded park, playground, a guest laundry, a boat launch and dock. Boat rentals available.
Our lakeside cabins at Antlers Resort are located on Indian Point Peninsula, on Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Missouri. Conveniently located just two miles from Silver Dollar City and 15 minutes from the entertainment of Branson, Antlers Resort offers easy access to all the excitement the area has to offer.
Tucked off the main path, our lakeside resort rests in a quiet setting with the best of nature all around. We offer affordable, comfortable cabins in a variety of sizes. Each cabin is fully-furnished with amenities including air conditioning, heat for during the winter, kitchens, decks, and grills to help you relax after a full day of fun at Silver Dollar City, boating on Table Rock Lake or enjoying any of Branson’s other attractions. Our beautiful resort is the perfect choice for a more simplistic, natural setting on Table Rock Lake.
We look forward to hosting you.
Offering comfortable hotel rooms and suites on the medical mile, across the street from Cox Medical Center, Emergency Room and Trauma Center.
Move in for a day, a week, a month, or as long as you need. Call or make a reservation online.
Two fully furnished, house-trailer cabins; plus a separate acre for riverfront camping. All are very private and surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest.
The three-bedroom cabin is on two acres; it sleeps 10 and includes a large pavilion and horse pen. The two-bedroom cabin is on 16 acres; it sleeps eight. Both cabins have a full kitchen, large living room, fire pit, barbecue grill, picnic table, screened porch and are fully furnished with the conveniences of home. Pets are welcome, no leash required.
Located 90 minutes from St. Louis; five miles from the Berryman Trail; six miles from the Ozark Trail; four miles from the Huzzah River and Courtois Creek.
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.
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.
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.
Spacious rooms; heated indoor pool. Our free breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, muffins, juice and coffee. Two miles from Fort Leonard Wood.
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 hotel is located right off of I-44 at Exit 184. We have two restaurants adjacent to our property: Waffle House, which is open 24 hours and Sirloin Stockade, which is open for lunch and supper. There are several other restaurants located approximately five minutes from our hotel.
We have a continental breakfast in the morning that includes free waffles. We also have free Wi-Fi available in the whole hotel. There is a business center with a computer and printer available 24 hours. We can also make copies and send/receive faxes 24 hours.
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.
Best Western Plus Coach House Inn is located on six acres, one half-mile south of I-44, exit 80. Facilities feature three distinctive themes: Rustic lodge; Classic Colonial; and Contemporary.
We offer 129 guestrooms with pillow-top mattresses. Thare are two outdoor pools.
We proudly participate in the Green Program, doing our part to be an environmentally friendly hotel.
This hotel was completely remodeled in 2009. It is now a 100 percent non-smoking hotel offering views of the Mississippi River and convenient access to key area attractions. Within six blocks, you'll find downtown shopping, restaurants, Mark Twain Riverboat and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum.
Spacious rooms equipped with microwave, refrigerator, LCD TV, premium cable and work areas. A hot breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room. Panoramic river views and meeting and banquet space for up to 75 people.
Eight sandstone cottages, built in 1938, known as the Rail Haven Motor Court, started what is now the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven. Experience this refurbished inn on old Route 66.
This hotel is full of history. Take a picture with the retired 1965 Best Western lighted road sign, including the old five-point crowned logo – remember that? Purchase a copy of the book Route 66 Rail Haven: An Offspring of the Mother Road.
We have rooms with queen beds and recliners. Keeping with the nostalgic atmosphere, we offer Monroe and Elvis suites, each complete with a jetted tub. All rooms are ground level. Sorry, truck parking is not available.
Family-friendly camping with large RV sites with 30/50-amp electric, water and sewer; swimming beaches, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Tent sites are available.
The air-conditioned recreation room includes video games, pool tables, board games, a laundry room, a convenience store, firewood, ice and a bathhouse. There is a shaded upper deck overlooking the Current River.
River cabins are available; they have cable TV, central air, complete kitchens, two grills, fire pits and covered porches with tables and chairs.
Located on the banks of the Current River, one-quarter mile south of Van Buren. Tube rentals and float trips available.
We sell vintage sewing notions, buttons, lace, fabric fat quarters, Missouri and Hannibal memorabilia. We offer sewing, craft and quilting classes. We have a gentleman's corner to visit while the ladies are shopping.
Our summer hours are daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our Winter hours are Fri. and Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and run Nov. 1 through April 1.
We will be open when the River Boats stop in Hannibal and by appointments for visits if we are not open when you are in town.
On 40 secluded acres with woodlands, small pastures and private fishing ponds. Offering five guestrooms with private baths and bathrobes; some rooms have a fireplace; some with jetted tub.
There are covered patios and an aviary/wildlife viewing deck. Two horse stalls are available in the barn; riding trails are adjacent, in the Compton Hollow Conservation Area. For group events, there is a retreat area with private restrooms and a commercial kitchen. Group lunches and dinners are available, by appointment.
A drive-up offers easy access for our disabled guests. Our guests enjoy the local culture with visits to Amish country, antique shops, old mills, Compton Hollow Conservation area and a Friday night Barn Dance. Located 20 minutes from Springfield; 15 minutes off of Route 60 and I-44.
Five log cabins are nestled along a private lake. Swim, fish, canoe and relax on one of the docks, decks or screened porches. Enjoy a crackling fire by your cabin. Play ping pong and shuffleboard. Have your children explore little creeks. Snip fresh herbs from the garden. Barbecue on gas, charcoal or wood stoves. Enjoy a relaxing drink while watching the stars and fireflies. Hike winding trails on 380 acres. Rental fees for cabins include use of canoes, fishing and local fresh eggs.
The cave was discovered and explored in 1925; excavation began in 1927. Substantial artifacts were discovered, including arrowheads, grinding stones, tools made of bone, and skeletal remains of the early inhabitants, including American Indians; some items date to 5,000 B.C.
This cavern has been open every day since 1927 for public tours. Only 50 percent of the cave is developed—the remaining areas are preserved for wildlife. The educational, family-friendly tour takes 45 minutes to one hour. It is an easy, well lit walk. The cave has several recognized cave formations, including one of the largest rimstone pools in the state.
The on-site Browning Museum, included in the tour, holds more than 700 locally-found arrowheads and other chipped artifacts, plus a collection of mineral rocks, fossils and artifacts. To fully enjoy the cave and the museum, allow 1-1.5 hours.
Admission: $12; ages 4-11, $6; younger than 4, free.
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