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"A Horse With No Name"
"Sister Golden Hair"
"A Horse With No Name" made the band called America famous in the United States, Europe and beyond, leading the way for an impressive string of hits to follow. America's journey has taken them into a wide variety of musical terrain, and a look backward seems overdue as they enter their fourth decade.
America at Wildwood Springs Lodge
America returned to the upper reaches of the Pop chart in 1982 with "You Can Do Magic" and brought their live show to audiences in new corners of the globe. In many ways Beckley and Bunnell came into their own as mature artists during this time. And their growth has continued into the present day with such impressive releases as 1998's “Human Nature.”
In a special appearance Rusty Young will open for America.
Packages available: concert tickets only; dinner and concert; dinner, concert and lodging.
"Dead and Gone"
"In the Garden"
Even though progressive rock may have been born in Europe, several American groups rose to carry the torch of this musical style in the early 1970's. One of the most popular of these bands was Gypsy. The complex musical arrangements, the beautifully executed vocals and the spiritual lyrics made them overwhelming favorites for live concerts. They landed such exceptional gigs as house band at The Whiskey-A- Go-Go; tours with The Guess Who, Black Sabbath, Spirit, The Kinks, King Crimson, Steppenwolf and more.
Gypsy, at Wildwood Springs Lodge
Gypsy has had appearances at major concert venues such as The Atlanta Pop Festival (with Mountain, Jimi Hendrix, and the Allman Brothers) and as headliners at The Fillmore East and West and Winterland. They still play a few selected dates a year.
Michael Brewer & Tom Shipley are truly two who work as one. Still as passionate as ever, they continue to blend guitars and voices and perform for audiences 40 years after their trademark vocal harmonies and intertwined acoustic guitars carved a unique niche in America's soundboard. Their melodic music and underlying lyrical themes of personal freedom and traditional songs of love still resonate with long time fans while continuing to draw new ones.
Brewer & Shipley's Top 10 hit "One Toke Over The Line" was largely responsible for introducing them to the masses, yet their music careers neither began nor ended with this one song.
"I Put a Spell on You"
"Roll Away the Stone"
"Shootout on the Plantation"
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.
Leon Russell, at Wildwood Springs Lodge
Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2011 and inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in June, 2011. Leon continues to write songs, record, and thrill audiences on his non-stop tour across the U.S.
"If You Want To Get To Heaven"
"It'll Shine When It Shines"
With eight albums selling over two million records and worldwide hits like "Jackie Blue" and "If You Want To Get To Heaven," the Ozark Mountain Daredevils have come a long way from the Missouri bars and porches where their music was born.
Ozark Mountain Daredevils at Wildwood Springs Lodge
It all began for the Daredevils in 1971 when a collection of singer songwriters from the Springfield area put together a band as an outlet for their songwriting. They Played their first gig near the end of 1971 and, in the spring of the following year, went into the studio to make a demo tape. Their first album contained the smash hit "If You Wanna Get To Heaven" written by Cash and Dillon, and produced a gold album. The pop "Jackie Blue," written by Cash and Larry Lee, came from the second album "It'll Shine When It Shines,” and was a top-five worldwide record.
The band has made subsequent albums, and continues to build their audience through records and touring across the U.S. and Canada, performing for their large cult following. The band was described by Rolling Stone Magazine as "A mixture of Country, Appalachia, the south, and Rock & Roll."
Wildwood Springs Lodge welcomes the New Riders of the Purple Sage to their Wildwood Concert Series, Sep. 29, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
The New Riders of the Purple sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records.
NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart (drums) teamed up with John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar). Although early live appearances were viewed as an informal warm-up to the main attraction, the group quickly established an independent identity through the strength of Dawson's original songs.
By 1970 Dave Torbert had replaced Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane, had joined as the group's permanent drummer. Garcia remained in both The Dead and The New Riders until he found himself overcommitted, at which time Buddy Cage replaced him and the classic NRPS lineup was born.
This is your one-stop destination for camping, cabins, float trips and outdoor fun in the Missouri Ozarks.
Enjoy the Courtois, Huzzah and Upper Meramec Rivers. Select from a wide array of accommodations, including riverside campsites, RV sites with hookups, and log cabins.
Take advantage of our Great Escape Plans; combo packages offering the special values for floating, meals, camping, lodging and horseback riding.
Camping, RV sites and cabins. See our website for a complete list of activities and lodging options. A deposit is required for those who choose to camp or lodge; camping rates vary by guest's age and the day of the week.
Bass' River Resort is a one-stop destination for outdoor fun. Enjoy some of the best floating available on canoes, rafts, kayaks and tubes. We have sit-on-top kayaks that offer easy entry and exit. Select from three rivers: the Courtois, the Huzzah and the Meramec. We offer floats of six, seven and 13 miles.
A one-stop destination for outdoor fun. Enjoy some of the best floating available on canoes, rafts, kayaks and tubes. We have sit-on-top kayaks that offer easy entry and exit.
Select from three rivers: the Courtois, the Huzzah and the Meramec. We offer floats of six, seven and 13 miles.
Camping, RV sites and cabins are available. See our website for a complete list of activities and lodging. Our hours vary by season, please call to confirm.
Located off Interstate 44, Days Inn & Suites St James hotel near Mark Twain National Forest offers great rates and service with a smile.
Our amenities include free Daybreak continental breakfast with hot items, free Wi-Fi Internet access, fitness center, heated indoor pool, 32-inch flat-screen TV with expanded cable, meeting space, free large-vehicle parking and a guest laundry.
Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. Book a suite for added space and comfort and be sure to check out the St. James Place Wine Shoppe in the lobby of our pet-friendly hotel in St. James, MO.
Tucked between colorful Ozark hills, Dillard Mill, bult in 1900, is one of Missouri’s best-preserved examples of a water-powered gristmill. The red mill overlooking the spring-fed Huzzah Creek makes a picturesque place to picnic and hike. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than age 6 admitted free.
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From its founding in the early 1890s through the Roaring 20s and the Dirty Dancing Era, people flocked to Steelville for its lodges and resorts. It hasn't really changed that much, with Wildwood Springs Lodge, Cobblestone, Fox Springs and Birds Nest Resort all still going strong. They’ve been joined by Bass River Resort, Ozark Outdoors, Huzzah Valley Resort, Garrisons and Lucky Clover.
Downtown Steelville is on the move with antiques, art crafts and food. Steelville's Art Galley displays some of the area’s finest, pottery, carving and painting. Mo Hick South BBQ restaurant and The Fountain Soda Fountain are two fine lunch choices.
ExploreSteelville.com can help you make reservations for lodging or camping, even book your concert tickets at Wildwood.
ExploreSteelville.com hopes you have a wonderful vacation at what we think is the best place on earth, " The Garden of the Ozarks," Steelville Mo.
This 1871 Victorian has four guestrooms; private baths, one with a jetted tub. A full breakfast is served; snacks and beverages in the afternoon. Rooms have a balcony, ceiling fans, TV/VCR and a coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi. Relax on the wraparound porch. No smoking indoors.
Rooms include free local calls; no surcharge for using a calling card, 32-inch flat screen TVs; buy on-demand movies and games. Hotel includes: meeting rooms; coffee and tea in the lobby 24 hours; complimentary hot breakfast; USA Today; and message and fax services. At I-44, Exit 186.
The area consists of more than 6,000 acres of rugged forest terrain in prime Ozark country, plus sections of the Meramec River, Huzzah and Courtois creeks. Take a canoe or kayak to access these streams for a day of fishing and floating.
For hikers, the area includes six miles of the Ozark Trail. The Narrows, located in the extreme southwest portion of the area, is a narrow hogback ridge that features extremely steep topography and rapidly changing vegetation from ridge to creek bottom. Bear Cave and Bat Cave add to the site's geology.
Primitive campsites are open from September 15-May 15 only.
To reach the area, cross the Meramec River at the end of Route H at Onondaga Cave State Park; or go northeast of Steelville on Route E and cross the low-water bridge at Huzzah Creek.
Huzzah Valley Resort offers 2.5 miles of riverfront camping. RV hookups, cabins, a motel, and two farmhouses on-site. Canoe, raft, kayak, or tube on the Huzzah, Courtois and Meramec River. Horseback riding and hayrides are available upon request. Open year-round.
Huzzah Valley offers float trips on the Huzzah River, the Courtois River and the Meramec River. Chose a canoe, raft, kayak or an inner tube. We have 2.5 miles of riverfront camping along the Huzzah River, plus RV sites and other lodging accommodations. There is a dining lodge on the resort, serving breakfast and supper. Horseback rides are available. We even make and deliver pizza and hot wings to your campsite or lodging unit.
1-4 Person Charter
Day or Night Trips
Free Lunch Provided
Guide to Help
All Equipment Provided
Great Family Sport
An old-fashioned nostalgic general store founded circa 1908, located in historic downtown Steelville.
This working ranch on the Meramec River has two private guest cabins.
They offer trail rides on smooth-gaited horse breeds. Enjoy canoeing, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, springs,wineries and caves.
A website dedicated to floating the rivers and streams throughout our beautiful state. Featured articles every week; information on outfitters; places to float, whether by canoe, kayak or raft.
Murphy's Place offers two beautiful vacation cabins nestled in the Ozark woods, each with an incredible view of the Meramec River. The first, Murphy's Retreat, is a three bedroom home with a basement that can sleep up to 12 people. The second, Copperstone Cottage, is a great little honeymoon-style cabin with a handmade queen-size bed. Both cabins have AC and heat and come complete with linens, kitchen utensils and almost anything else you may need. Just bring your food, charcoal and lighter fluid. Relaxation is the name of the game here. Our pavilion near the river's edge is a nice, shady spot to enjoy the afternoon. Take a dip in the water if you like. Peaceful Bend Winery is just across the road. We offer all these activities and attractions plus horseback riding, float trips and hiking trails without the crowds and bustle of a conventional campground. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, come visit us at Murphy's Place. We would love to meet you.
Located on the Meramec River, across from Onondaga Cave State Park. Also, we have access to the Courtois and Huzzah creeks.
Our rustic cabins sleep eight. The condominium, with full kitchen, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a great-room, porch, gas grill, heat and air, sleeps 20. Two motels on-site. More than 100 acres; large, primitive tent-camping sites (many are riverfront) and 125 RV sites.
Canoe, raft, kayak and tube rentals available. Paddler’s Grill Restaurant open seasonal weekends. Meeting and banquet space available. We have a country store; shower houses; outdoor swimming pool; volleyball courts; horseshoe pits; laundry; fire ring; picnic tables; and playgrounds.
Victorian dollhouse in wine country. Decorated with chandeliers, antiques, wallpaper and lace. King and queen beds, jetted tubs, private baths, outside decks. A hearty breakfast is included.
Pheasant Acres RV Park is a welcoming, family and pet-friendly RV park offering 50/30/20 full electric/water/sewer hookups all year long, and six 30/20 amp electric/water sites with dump as well as five primitive tent sites; all with fire pits and picnic tables. DirecTV (bring your own receiver and connect to our dish for free) and free Wi-Fi.
Our shower house and restrooms are very clean. We are 5.5 miles south of I-44, halfway between St. Louis and Branson and halfway between Lake of the Ozarks and Arkansas. We are only 2.2 miles from Maramec Spring Park where you can fly fish for trout year round. Opening day for Catch and Keep trout season is always March 1. Derby Day where you fish for prizes and that lunker is always the last Saturday in October.
We are bordered on two sides by 5,000-plus acres of Woodson K. Woods Memorial Conservation Area, where you can hike and bow hunt for turkey and deer during archery season. From April to October, our campers enjoy campground cook-out potluck dinners and group campfires. We also have a dump station if you are just traveling through. Check our website for local events in the area and a schedule of our monthly events. Reservations recommended for holidays and special-event weekends.
Call 573-265-5149 for information and to make reservations.
Our publication covers the Missouri outdoors from Mark Twain Lake to the Bootheel, the Parkland and River Hills, and the eastern Ozarks and I-44 corridor from Lebanon east, in a unique monthly news magazine, now in its 40th year.
Our specialty is first-hand reports of news you need and outdoor adventures at specific places in Missouri, covered by knowledgeable outdoor writers and photographers. We focus on things to do and places to go: fishing; floating; camping; hiking; hunting; birding; wildlife-watching; history; geology; recipes and interesting people.
Like us on Facebook, follow RHTrav on Twitter, read us in print or our new full-coverage e-Edition with Web Extras, and pick up a copy of Mo-Go, our free annual outdoor services guide. Sign up for a free three-month trial print or e-Edition subscription (no strings attached) on our website.
We offer guided fishing trips on the Huzzah River, the Courtois River, and the St. Francis River. We specialize in the Missouri smallmouth bass and the Missouri bronze-back bass, which is known to grow up to eight pounds. Our packages include single-day and multi-day trips.
Guides Paul Stone and Kenny Rector have a combined total of more than 40 years experience fishing in Missouri. We are an official corporate outfitter for Cabela's in Hazelwood and the Gander Mountain Company.
Visitors enjoy complimentary wine tasting of over 30 of our wines and juices. Wine cellar tours are offered hourly on Saturday and Sunday; other days by reservation.
Our gift shop features our wines, gourmet foods, stemware and wine accessories. Picnic tables are available under the grape arbor in front of the winery. St. James Winery is closed on Thanksgiving and Dec. 25.
St. James Winery opened in 1970; it is Missouri's largest and most awarded wine producer.
This is the official website of the Missouri Canoe and Floaters Association. The association is a not-for-profit organization of paddlesports outfitters, dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources. We strive to protect the safety of customers by promoting our sport through education about safety and skills of paddling.
The site provides information about Missouri's rivers and floatable streams; displays ads from members; includes a directory of members (with links to their websites); and has a detailed map of floatable rivers.
The Missouri Canoe and Floaters Association is a volunteer organization and does not have an actual headquarters. The physical address provided is not affiliated with a single canoe outfitter or campground. Please visit the association website for a list of outfitters.
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