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Caplinger Mills River Front Resort, is situated on the 15 acres beside the peaceful Sac River, at the historic Caplinger Mills Bridge. A dozen miles north of Stockton Lake, this is a perfect place to get away from it all. The Sac River and an on-site Ozark creek are perfect for those who like to rock hunt, fish, swim, canoe and poke around in the woods.
We offer accommodations ranging from rustic tent camping to full amenity lodging. Our Mill House and cabins offer a serene location where guests can relax and enjoy the river breezes. This area has some of the most beautiful scenery in the Ozarks, and is quite a history lesson. (Prices shown here are for camping. Visit our website for other lodging rates.)
The Mill was built in 1842 by John Caplinger. It was burned down several times, twice during the Civil War by Shelby's Raiders. The remaining Mill Ruins, as well as the Dam and Bridge, are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The restored bridge serves as a center of activity for the local fishing community.
Open May thru October.
Beautiful nine-hole public golf course with four sets of tee locations; Bermuda fairways and bent grass greens. Rolling terrain and tree lined fairways make for an enjoyable round of golf, whether you walk or use a cart. Tee times are not required. Open March-October.
The Springfield Cardinals are the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. They are one of eight teams in the Texas League, along with the Arkansas Travelers, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Tulsa Drillers, the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Midland RockHounds and the San Antonio Missions.
Home games are played at Hammons Field. Individual game tickets can be purchased by calling 417-863-2143, at the ticket office at Hammons Field, and online by visiting our website. Ticket prices range from $6 to $24, depending on seat location. Season tickets and group tickets are available.
When the Cardinals play on Saturdays and Sundays, the ticket office opens at 10 a.m. On game days, the ticket office remains open through game time.
The Hammons Field gates open one hour prior to game time.
The Rusty Jug is famous for its selection of smoked meats, while the menu offers something for a variety of tastes, including some very unique blends (our BLT sandwich features bacon, lettuce, tomato and brisket). We make our very own barbecue sauce and are well-known for our signature dish, deep-fried smoked ribs.
Our Root Beer Bar features more than 80 different kinds of root beer, with varieties from around the country. We also make our own homemade root beer and serve it tableside in an ice-cold bucket. Our Sunday buffet (served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) features barbecue and fried chicken; the full menu also is available on Sunday.
Rural Missouri Magazine selected The Rusty Jug as the Best Barbecue Restaurant in Southwest Missouri in both 2010 and 2011, while also naming it the Best Restaurant in the region for 2011.
Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie is a remnant of the prairie ecosystem that once covered more than one-quarter of Missouri, with two small fishable ponds. It is home to plants and animals that are specially adapted for life on the open prairie. Activities on the area include bird watching, hiking, fishing and hunting. There are no designated trails and camping is not permitted.
The Wayside Inn Museum is located in a building built in 1882 as a hotel and bath house called The Palace. Later the hotel changed its name to The Commercial Hotel, then to the Wayside Inn.
In 1984, the building was turned into the town museum with artifacts and other items relating to the El Dorado Springs area including a restored rural school room, healing arts room, doll room, loom room, kitchen, dining room and parlor, circa 1882. Directly across the street there still is a mineral water spring.
Open May-October. Admission is free; donations accepted.
Baseball and Brews
Enjoy a Missouri brewery tour and a day at the ballpark.
Golfing in the Ozarks
Tee it up at these courses, located in the rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks.
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