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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.
"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.
Packages available: concert tickets only; dinner and concert; dinner, concert and lodging.
"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 the last two-car ferry operating in Missouri. The ferry takes you across the Current River on Route K at Akers. The ferry is operated by Akers Ferry Canoe Rental. The fee is $4 per car or $5 for a vehicle and trailer.
Contact for special rates for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Camping, RV sites and cabins available. Facilities include pool, dining, general store, hot showers, modern restrooms and electric hook-ups. Canoe, kayak, inner tube and small raft rental and floating on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.
Canoe, kayak, inner tube and small raft floats. Facilities include pool, dining, general store, hot showers, modern restrooms and electric hook-ups. Camping, RV sites and cabins available. You can cross the Current River on the ferry. Located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, 21 miles south of Salem, off Route 19, at the junction of Routes K and KK.
In 1894, this roller mill and one-room schoolhouse was the focal point of the Alley Spring community.
Park rangers in period costume show you how the mill worked, and how school was taught in the one-room schoolhouse. A variety of historic programs are offered.
Open June thru August.
NOTE: Alley Mill will be closed or access limited much of the summer in 2014 for restoration work. Check the website or call for details.
Family campground with 162 spaces beside the Jacks Fork River. Some sites with electricity and water. Two blocks to Alley Mill and the one-room schoolhouse. Park rangers lead hikes and campfire programs during the summer. Group rates offered. Reservations at Recreation.gov.
In addition to the items listed, rooms include: free local calls; data port; hairdryer; smoke detector; fire sprinkler; and electronic locks. Suites include a sofa and desk.
The facility has interior corridors; ice and vending machines; coffee in the lobby; free maps and guides to area attractions.
Located off of Route 60, on Route 181, 65 miles south of Rolla; 75 miles east of Springfield.
This rugged forest and old fields area has a hiking trail and 25 miles of field roads open to horseback riders. It also offers access to the Jacks Fork and Current rivers. The 39,325-acre area is north of Eminence and extends 15 miles west to near Summersville. It can be accessed by Routes 19 and 106, or Route D.
On average, more than 278 million gallons of water flow from Big Spring each day, making it one of America's largest springs.
Enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and picnicking. Four miles south of Van Buren.
The spring, which is part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, feeds the Current River.
The stone and wood lodge was built in the 1930s. Food is served in a beautiful stone dining room, overlooking Big Spring and the Current River. Big Spring is one of America's largest springs.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch and a relaxing supper.
There are 14 rustic cabins for rent on-site.
Built in 1907 as the Bunker Union Church, the museum houses items, photos and memorabilia concerning the town of Bunker, the Bunker Culler Lumber Company, and the timber industry.
If you will be in town other than during our normal hours, please call and we will try to accommodate you.
Facilities includes: 50 RV hook-ups; 60 tent sites; 26 cabins (some riverfront); a small general store; laundry facilities; and a shower house.
Great beach area.
Canoes, rafts, kayaks, and tubes are available for rent. On the banks of the Jacks Fork River. Open April-October.
Rent one of our cabins and combine a trail ride with canoeing for a great family vacation. Ride our horses or bring your own. Meals can be provided.
In the fall, we offer lodging, meals, and maps to some of the area's best deer hunting spots. We are near hundreds of acres of conservation land. Shannon County consistently has one of the highest numbers of deer kills for the state.
Call for more info or see our website for schedules, details and location.
A 65-unit hotel with interior corridors, free local calls and free hot breakfast featuring pancakes, biscuits and gravy and our famous cinnamon rolls.
A 1,000-acre ranch, one mile from the Jacks Fork River and Alley Spring Mill; five miles from the Current River.
We offer unique lodging adventures, including our tree retreat; sheepherder's wagon; log cabins; the old red barn; and modern ranch houses for groups.
There is a museum of horse-drawn equipment and farm primitives; a three-acre lake; two miles of running streams; a nature trails; and recreation center. Most outside activities are free.
We have self-guided ranch tours; a small-animal area; camping; horseback riding; labyrinth; hayrides; and a four-level overlook deck. Our air-conditioned main hall is available for private events.
Come visit Crystal Creek Ranch, a thousand-acre ranch, one mile from the Jacks Fork River and Alley Spring Mill; five miles from the Current River.
We offer unique lodging adventures, from a secluded tree retreat to an air-conditioned sheepherder's wagon to lake side log cabin. Restroom and showers for these accommodations are at the main hall.
The Old Red Barn, originally a milking barn for cows, was redone from the walls inward and offers two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a full bath and sleeps up to six.
And the Overlook Ranch House and Cabin Ridge House offer all the modern comforts in our peaceful, rustic setting.
There is a museum of horse-drawn equipment and farm primitives; a three-acre lake; and two miles of running streams. Most outside activities are free.
We have self-guided ranch tours; a small-animal area; walking trails; camping; RV; horseback riding; hayrides; nature trail; horse trails; labyrinth; a four-level overlook deck; and recreation center. Our air-conditioned main hall is available for private events.
At Crystal Creek Equine Center, we’re proud to offer guided horseback rides and riding lessons, including a therapeutic riding program. Bring your own horse and stay at Crystal Creek Ranch. We have over ten miles of trails on the ranch and connecting trails to Horse Camp on the Jack's Fork River, Angeline Trail Head, and Ozark National Scenic Riverways Trail System.
We have a limited number of rental horses for guided trail rides around the ranch and for private horsemanship lessons.
We offer a variety of unique lodging adventures for your stay. We have self-guided ranch tours; a small-animal area, walking trails, horse trails, camping, labyrinth, recreation center, and a four-level overlook deck. Our air-conditioned main hall is available for private events.
Offering comprehensive receptive services and tour design throughout Missouri. Itineraries are developed on-site and customized for your preferences, developed to match your criteria: leisure; student travel; culinary arts; education; historical; and incentive. We specialize in unique tours, always striving to stay on the forefront of industry trends. We bring your tour to life with historic interpreters, actors and entertainers.
Marketing support, guide services and on-site hosting available. Special arrangements for travelers from the United Kingdom, Canada and Europe.
Plan your family or group vacation, retreat, leadership seminar, or wilderness adventure with us. We offer lodges and campsites; an intimate setting; catered meals; retreat, trip, or vacation planning; a variety of activities; and a Christ-focused staff.
Adventures may include canoeing, caving, orienteering, climbing, rope courses, 7- to 14-day wilderness trips and other special activities.
One of the most unique outdoor adventures in Missouri. Our canopy tours include five zipline runs, three of which are more than 800 feet long; the total length of the course is more than 4,000 feet.
As you soar thru the trees, you will enjoy bird’s eye views of the Jacks Fork River, ponds, a fountain, and a 60-foot waterfall. Night zipping is available. Our website includes details, photos and online reservations.
If you are looking for an outdoor vacation, then Eminence is the place to be. Our river outfitters, horseback riding outfitters, zipline adventure, restaurants, resorts and lodges service the Current River and the Jacks Fork River.
We offer a relaxing floatas on the Jacks Fork River and the Current River. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri's largest National Park, covering 77,000 acres with 140 miles of clear, spring-fed streams.
Our campground is on an Ozark hillside overlooking the Jack's Fork River valley. We pick you up at the front door of your cottage and at the end of your float, we quickly return you to your cottage. Our cottages feature private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and gas barbecue grills.
We have pull-thru RV sites with full hookups; tent sites; 11 cottages; and four hotel suites. The campground includes a shower-house and bathroom facility.
Pets welcome in the campground only.
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.
Canoe, kayak, raft and tube rentals on the Jacks Fork River. Shuttle service; campsite/lodging pick-up; convenience store; wood; ice; camping and fishing supplies; T-shirts; water shoes; and snacks. Located off of Route 106, six miles west of Eminence, at Alley Spring National Park campground.
On the banks of the Jacks Fork River. We have shaded campsites for tent camping and full RV hookups with electric, water and sewer. We have a general store for groceries, camping and canoeing needs. We rent canoes, kayaks and rafts.
East on Route 106, within the city limit of Eminence. Open April 15-Oct. 20.
1-4 Person Charter
Day or Night Trips
Free Lunch Provided
Guide to Help
All Equipment Provided
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