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At Shrimpfest, education and entertainment merge in a rural farm environment, providing an astounding experience for all ages. We have a nice crop of freshwater shrimp.
Learn the basics of aquaculture and the phases of producing the freshwater prawns. Fresh, heads-on prawns are $10/pound, with free ice. Shrimp dinners: $9. Soda, water, chips and ice available for purchase.
Children enjoy the free, inflatable jump-house and pony rides. The event includes, among other activities: free tours of the shrimp farm; washer toss; volleyball, horseshoe pitching; wine tasting (must show ID); and karaoke for those who like to share their talents. We have musical entertainment with Scott Stoner, the amazing DJ and stand-up comedian from Dallas, Texas.
Held rain or shine at the Show-Me Shrimp Farm. Camping available. Bring your lawn chairs and spend a day in a relaxing atmosphere in the middle of nowhere. We are 2.5 miles west of Dixon, off of Route C.
Deep Woods Farm and Pumpkin Patch is a small, 4th generation, veteran owned family farm. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a fun AND educational experience.
There are many activities plus a hay ride through the “deep woods” to the pumpkin patch. Fall produce is available at the barn, along with a concession stand. Check out the barn that was built in 1929, feed the farm animals, enjoy the crisp fall air. Photo opportunities abound, including the red barn as background for special photos. Feel free to contact us regarding photo ops anytime of the year.
The pumpkin patch opens in October. Groups and special visits are by appointment through the week. We are located at 19059 N. Route 133, Crocker, MO 65452 in the small community of Hancock, which is between Dixon (Route 28) and Crocker (Route 17).
Please feel free to call 573-759-3586 for more information and visit our web site, www.deepwoodsfarm.biz for more information and updates for the 2014 season.
Pulaski County Humane Society and Loving Paws Adoption Center invite you to the Haunted Trail on Oct. 10-11 from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. each night.
Come hear the scary tale of "The Witches of Pulaski County" and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri.*
@Loving Paws Adoption Center 319 Keeth Rd. Crocker, MO. Cost: $5 per person.
*Actual haunted level may vary
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.
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.
Campground offering tent and RV camping; camp store; bait shop; Wi-Fi; dump station; on-site RV rentals; laundry; restroom; lighted boat ramp; grills; picnic tables; pavilion; bagged ice; fire wood; shower house. Ideal location for Scouts, organizations, family, church and military groups. Located on the banks of the Gasconade River, 10 miles north of I-44, take Exit 163.
Full-service canoe, raft, kayak, tube, and jon boat floats on the Big Piney River and the Gasconade River. One day floats of three to 14 miles; multi-day trips up to 100 miles can be arranged.
We are a full-service canoe outfitter offering canoe, raft, kayak, tube and Jon boat floats on the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers. One day floats of three to 14 miles; multi-day trips up to 100 miles can be arranged. Camping facilities on-site.
A very scenic 2.5 mile loop hiking trail leads from the Clifty Creek Conservation Area parking lot to the natural bridge and back. The trail, along a creek bed, over rough rock, takes you to the Clifty Creek Natural Area and the natural bridge.
Hikers should have appropriate foot wear, bottled water and be in good enough physical condition to walk the moderately difficult trail. The difference in elevation from the parking lot to the bottom of the arch is about 200 feet; however, because of the terrain, the change in elevation exceeds 200 feet as the hiker moves up and down the lay of the land in route to the arch.
Take Route 28 northeast of Dixon and then go east on Route W; pavement ends and gravel leads to area.
Rooms include refrigerator, microwave, and iron/board. Free continental breakfast. Hotel offers a hot tub and outdoor pool. Balcony picnic area available to guests. Situated along historic Route 66, south of I-44 at Exit 163.
Our free continental breakfast includes waffles, cereal and fruit. Ruby Tuesday and Cracker Barrel Restaurants are adjacent. Located 2.5 miles from Fort Leonard Wood.
This hotel offers business amenities and Cloud Nine bedding. Meeting and banquet facilities, with catering, available.
Rooms feature deluxe pillow-top mattresses. Off of I-44, exit 184; one mile from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Country Regional Medical Center.
We offer several beautiful one-day and multi-day floats from 4 to 60 miles. We rent canoes; kayaks; rafts; jon boats; and tubes.
We have camping facilities, a shower house, horseshoes and sand volleyball, walking trails, annual full moon float, NEW Haunted River Float in October.
This is an extended stay hotel located three miles from Fort Leonard Wood.
The property features 300+ camp sites, on 38 wooded acre, including tent sites and full RV hook-ups.
Enjoy a meal at the Americana Grille. Our outdoor amphitheater hosts live entertainment ranging from bluegrass to rock ‘n’ roll.
Our festivals include, among others: chili, barbecue and salsa competitions; car shows; swap meets; and even a horror film festival. The Black Diamond Airsoft Park offers air softing at its best, in a natural forest setting.
We are 10 miles from the Gasconade River; 20 minutes from Fort Leonard Wood; 45 minutes from Lake of the Ozarks; St. Louis is 90 miles; Springfield is 90 miles.
Located four miles north of Dixon.
An unusual complex of military museums:
A replica of a World War II camp, with barracks, chapel and mess hall, supply office, as well as building displays that discuss segregation in early military life and the German Prisoners that lived at Fort Leonard Wood during WWII.
Outdoor Military Vehicle Museum, great photo opportunities!
The Indoor Museum Complex offers; Army Engineer Museum, with maps and tools dating to the Revolutionary War, the Military Police Museum, housing items from U.S. frontier army-post life to the Iraq wars and the Chemical Corps Museum which documents the effects of chemical warfare, covering the last nine centuries. Display's are changed regularly.
Note: Photo ID, vehicle registration and proof of insurance required to enter the post. Closed major holidays and Sundays.
The Pulaski County Visitors Center is located along Interstate 44 north of Exit 161. The Center offers more than 700 brochures and maps covering Pulaski County, as well as attractions throughout the state of Missouri.
Souvenirs of Pulaski County, the state of Missouri and Route 66 are available. Complimentary coffee and Wi-Fi are available.
We are an Official Missouri Affiliate Welcome Center.
Visitors Center with more than 700 brochures covering attractions and activities in Pulaski County and Missouri. We offer free coffee, free Wi-Fi, a souvenier shop, restrooms, and information about events in the local area.
Country memories are made here. This off-the-beaten-path retreat provides seclusion in the wooded hills with private access to the Gasconade River. The setting attracts nature lovers, fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers and bird watchers. Scenic, wooded environment. Three modern cottages for family vacations or couples retreats. Two rustic ol' time cabins are nestled in the forest. Accommodations have scenic vistas and are secluded well apart from one another. Child and pet friendly. Private river access with canoes provided.
Plenty of room to roam. A place to discover! Bring your camera.
World-renowned cave scuba diving adventure in Laughlin Park. The average daily flow of Roubidoux Spring is 37 million gallons; 16th largest in Missouri. Temperature ranges from the upper 40s in winter to the low 60s in summer and fall.
Roubidoux Spring is open to all certified cave divers. You must check-in and present your certification in the 911 Emergency Center, on top of the hill adjacent to the fire station. There is no charge for diving. Contact the Waynesville Police Department for information.
Local dive shop on the square in Waynesville is another great resource for information.
Note: the address shown is the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.
Come out and join the fun in Dixon. There will be a pumpkin patch, kids train, hayrides, bounce house, corn bin, straw maze, petting zoo, giant slingshots and a full concession with plenty of food and seating. Call for details 573-759-9045.
Open weekends only, Sept. 29-Oct. 28, 2012.
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