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Celebrate the beginning of 2015 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. Start a new tradition with your friends and family as you get some healthy exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.
There are 41 First Day Hikes from which to choose. Visit the website for details, meeting location and schedules at specific parks.
Note: The address shown above is for the Missouri State Parks headquarters in Jefferson City. Hikes are scheduled in locations throughout the state.
First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Join hikers from all 50 states. For details, visit americasstateparks.org.
Join us for a gospel concert featuring multi-award winners The Isaacs, regulars on the Gaither Homecoming TV series, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. Reserve seat tickets $25. Call 417-532-7402 or visit Morgan Music in Lebanon.
Adventures new Float Trip Office is located on Route 64, 14 miles west of Lebanon and 3.5 miles west of Bennett Spring State Park (15 miles east of Route 65 at Louisburg). This easy access is convenient to people for day trips, motorcyclist or spur-of-the-moment fun.
One of two memorials dedicated to American veterans who served our nation in war and peace.
Names of veterans are inscribed in the bricks that line the walkway.
Located in Palmer Park, on the south side of the Cowan Civic Center.
We feature large rooms. Cable TV has more than 60 channels. Rooms with mini-fridge available upon request.
Heartland Antique Mall is one mile away; Midway Speedway is eight miles; and Bennett Spring State Park is 11 miles.
Off of I-44, at exit 127.
This rustic dining lodge in scenic Bennett Spring State Park was built in the 1930s; it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open daily during trout season, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A buffet is offered Friday and Saturday evenings.
Bennett Spring Inn is located at the entrance to Bennett Spring State Park. The lodging consists of three-room suites, all with complete kitchens.
Bennett Spring is the state’s third-largest spring. The park features; among other activities: trout fishing; lodging; camping; a dining lodge; fly-fishing schools; a nature center; a swimming pool; float trips; hiking trails; a general store; and picnicking.
Bennett Spring is 12 miles west of Lebanon. Fishing hours vary by month. Trout season is March-October; catch and release is allowed at specific times the rest of the year.
A Missouri fishing license and daily trout tag are required to fish. Pets are not allowed in buildings. The park office is closed on state holidays.
Duplex cabins, individual cabins, four-plex units and motel rooms are available. The park features trout fishing, camping, canoeing, dining, hiking, picnicking, rafting and a swimming pool. Float the Niangua River. Pets are not allowed in lodging units.
The park has five campgrounds offering basic, electric, and sewer/electric/water campsites that can be reserved. Services include a dump station, showers and a laundry.
The park features trout fishing, camping, canoeing, dining, hiking, lodging, picnicking, rafting and a swimming pool. Float the Niangua River.
Check-in: 3 p.m.; Check-out: 2 p.m.
For camping reservations, call 877-422-6766 daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m. or visit www.MoStateParks.com. The offices are closed on state holidays.
Take a float trip on the Niangua River. Canoes and rafts are available for rent on an individual or group basis. Reservations can be made beginning in April for trips starting the second week in May at the earliest. The season typically runs from Memorial Day to the second weekend in September. Float trips are available daily. Beginning the first day of September, float trips are limited to Saturday and Sunday only.
No-smoking rooms available. Located on famous Route 66.
A small motel just off of I-44, at exit 129. Several restaurants are within two blocks. The Route 66 Museum is a half-mile away.
In the 1940s-1950s, every town in the USA had a small poultry hatchery located in town; today there are only about 12 of these chicken hatcheries that produce poultry chicks for the backyard user or small farm buyer. Cackle Hatchery is one of those 12 remaining hobby hatcheries and it’s located right here in Lebanon, Missouri.
Cackle Hatchery provides free limited tours, store, incubation viewing, resources and live baby chicks to see or purchase. Best times for visit are March to September.
Cackle Hatchery sponsors a fall festival in October with many education opportunities along with fun and games.
Level, gravel, shaded, full hook-up sites. Some pull-throughs. Quiet family camping.
This 840-acre area owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation is a mostly forested area that provides both hunting and nature-viewing opportunities. Hunting for all major game species is permitted in season. Trails over parts of the area provide hiking and nature photography opportunities. Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails and service roads. Primitive camping (no amenities provided) is allowed on the area. Bicycling is allowed on designated trails. Dogs must be leashed or confined when not used for hunting or training purposes. There is a 14-station walk-and-shoot archery range. There are no fishable streams or ponds on the area.
Shaded campsites with picnic tables, some with electric hook-up. On the banks of the Niangua River. Showers and flush toilets available.
Canoe, tube, raft and kayak rentals. Free camping with canoe rental.
The 12 outdoor murals depict scenes from local and national history, including visits from Harry S. Truman, Amelia Earhart and Bette Davis. Every mural has a story.
A brochure is available at the I-44 Visitor Center (Exit 208) and at area businesses. A step-on narrated bus tour service is available.
The murals are located along the Route 66 Corridor with dining and shopping available.
Offers access to I-44 at Exit 127. We are located on historic Route 66 between Springfield and Ft. Leonard Wood. We offer free high-speed Internet and a free continental breakfast. There is a coffeemaker in all rooms; microwave and refrigerator available on request. We offer ample bus and RV parking free for all guests. Attractions: Lake of the Ozarks, 25 miles; Bennett Spring, 12 miles; Ft. Leonard Wood, 30 miles.
Dowd's is a bayou-themed restaurant. We offer award-winning southern fried catfish, barbecue, steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches and salads. Have a fried dill pickle. We pride ourselves on prompt service.
Don’t miss our daily all-you-care-to-eat specials. Save room for one of our 15 delicious desserts. Our restaurant seats more than 280. We offer two private dining rooms for banquets and private events. On-site and off-site catering available.
Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
This is one of two memorials dedicated to all American veterans who have faithfully served our nation in war and peace.
Veterans names are inscribed in the bricks that line the walkway.
Located in Palmer Park, on the southern side of the Cowan Civic Center.
Beautiful RV park with 150 full hook-up sites and four deluxe cabins, overlooking Bennett Spring State Park. Come and enjoy great trout fishing at Bennett Spring. Shop in our excellent full service tackle store.
Every month we provide a wonderful barbecue for our guests. Please call for reservations. Open daily Feb. 15-Nov15.
Small motel with RV sites. Can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet. Full hookups with 30/50-amp service. No shower facilities.
Located 11 miles from Bennett Spring State Park; 30 miles from Fort Leonard Wood; 50 miles from Springfield; 90 miles from Branson.
Rates are for two people; $3 for each additional person.
Log cabins with air conditioning, shower, fireplace, linens, picnic table and fire ring. Many units are heated for year-round comfort. On the Niangua River, two miles west of Bennett Spring State Park.
Full-service campground and RV park along the Gasconade River, 1.5 miles south of I-44, Exit 145. Pool; country store; basketball court; volleyball; horse shoes; and playground. Canoe, raft, kayak, jon boat and tube rentals.
Canoe, raft, kayak and tube rentals on the Gasconade River. Campground, RV park and cottages available. Pool; store; basketball court; volleyball; horse shoes; and playground. Located 1.5 miles south of I-44 at Exit 145. Canoe, $44 - $48; Kayak, $30 - $34; Rafts, $82 - $168; tube, $12.
Relax in our friendly atmosphere. We offer comfortable guest rooms with either two double beds or one king bed; suites available. Other amenities include free, hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.
Spend a week enjoying Missouri's agritourism resources.
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