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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.
Join us for a festival of gospel music with: The Lesters; The Perrys; Tribute Quartet; Mark Trammell Quartet; The Talleys; BIG Mo; Karen Peck & New River; Gordon Mote; The Diplomats; Jerry & Little Jan Goff; Brian Free & Assurance; The Hoppers; New Horizons and The Blackwood Brothers.
This music festival takes place in the ballroom at Meramec Caverns. Seating is limited.
"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.
History, legend and spectacular cave scenes come alive in our sixth annual Nighttime Lantern Tours. Embark on an 80-minute, guided tour of the caverns, by the light of hand-held lanterns.
Hear stories of determination, bravery, and exploration as characters recount their personal experiences of the caverns.
Visit our website or call for reservations. Tickets $25; ages 5-11, $12; younger than 5, free.
Offered on specified dates only. Space is limited.
"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.
The Lesters and Friends present the Easter Pagent with song, in the ballroom at Meramec Caverns.
"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."
We offer two guestrooms with queen-sized beds, private bath, fireplace and sitting area. We serve house-made cookies, snacks, beverages and a full hot breakfast.
Guests enjoy the eight-person hot tub and four acres of wooded grounds. Our library contains books on local history, old campus yearbooks and other topics.
A work space, with Wi-Fi and a printer, is provided. Within 25 miles of the Inn, you can visit wineries, fish for trout at Maramec Spring, and take a float trip on a spring-fed stream.
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.
This 133-room hotel is less than half-a-mile from the Bass Pro Shop, Ameristar Casino, 10 restaurants and two grocery stores; eight miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Shuttle available for an additional fee.)
In addition to our standard guestrooms, we offer two-room suites and whirlpool suites. There are two meeting rooms that accommodate up to 70 people.
We offer a complimentary hot breakfast. Our oversized, heated, indoor pool has an adjoining outdoor sundeck.
Visit our website for details, photos and reservations.
In the scenic foothills of the Ozarks, off of I-44; 13 miles from Meramec Caverns; 20 miles from Six Flags theme park; and five miles from the Meramec River.
In addition to standard rooms, a family suite, a spa suite and a furnished cottage are available.
We are located at the corner of Route 8 and Route M, approximately two miles west of Steelville; eight miles from I-44. Take Route 19 south to Route 8 and we're about two miles on the left. We offer a relaxing country camping atmosphere in the Ozarks; we offer a rural environment with shaded, open and gravel campsites.
We have 20 RV sites; five with full hookups, all others have water and electric. Big-rig friendly; we offer weekly and monthly rates. We have 10 tent and camper sites. We also have one air-conditioned cabin.
We are approximately five miles from the Meramec River and we have an 18-hole miniature golf course on-site.
This area contains forest, savanna, and dolomite glades. Facilities/features include firearms and archery ranges and the Caney Mountain Natural Area (1,330 acres). Interpretive nature programs are held at various times during the year. This area is located five miles north of Gainesville on Route 181, then .50 mile west on a gravel entrance road.
This park, straddling the lush valley of the Meramec River, is an excellent location for canoeing and fishing. The park has hiking and mountain-biking trails for all skill levels–it is one of the best mountain-biking locations in the St. Louis area.
Open for day use only, the park features picnic sites and shelters, a boat ramp and hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.
Cathedral Cave is located in Onondaga Cave State Park. The tour begins at the campground showerhouse. Before entering the cave, you'll have a one-third mile walk up Deer Run Trail to the cave's entrance. Once inside the cave, the tour lasts about 90 minutes. The cave temperature is 57ºF (13ºC). The tour is limited to the first 30 people. It is more strenuous than the Onondaga Cave tour and covers 1.66 miles round trip.
Most, if not all, of Cathedral Cave is hollowed in the Gasconade dolomite, which was laid down approximately 440 million years ago. The cave consists of two distinct sections: a dimensionally larger and presumably older passage with its entrance high on the campground valley hillside; and the much longer, narrower, younger and lower (both in passage size and elevation) cave stream passage, which intersects the stream at right angles near the Cathedral column - the premier speleothem in the cave.
Admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for ages 13-19 and 65 and older; and $6 for ages 6-12. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free.
Tours of Cathedral Cave are offered:
All necessary safety equipment is included.
Open March-October. Located at Meramec Caverns. Motel, campground, and canoe rental on-site.
Tickets: $49; younger than 12, $39.
Weight restrictions: 80-pound minimum; 270-pound maximum.
Minimum age: 10.
Reservations (required) should be made well in advance. See our website for details and reservations.
Enjoy a six-mile or an 11-mile float on the scenic Meramec River. Rentals are available April-September.
Our shuttle takes you up river; you float back to the parking lot.
Located at Meramec Caverns. Motel, campgrounds and a zipline thrill ride are on-site.
Welcome to Cobblestone Lodge Home of the All-Inclusive Family Vacation! Our Plan is simple: we are a summer resort nestled in the scenic Ozark foothills on the Meramec River. We offer an all-inclusive vacation package for one fixed price. Our package includes your own individual cottage, planned entertainment, float trips, and three meals daily.
Individual cottages range in size from one bedroom cottages sleeping three people up to an eight bedroom cabin capable of sleeping up to thirty-two people. Most of the cottages have either enclosed or screened porches. All cabins are nicely appointed and air-conditioned. Cottages with handicap access are also available. We provide all linens, towels, and housekeeping service.
We offer three all-you-can-eat meals daily. We serve everything from country fried chicken, pork chops, and roast beef to spaghetti, chicken & dumplings, and an outdoor barbeque. Our meals are all served family style.
We offer canoeing, rafting, and tubing daily, all included with the price, and you can go on any of the floats you like as often as you want based on availability. We offer lots of other amenities, activities and planned entertainment daily.
We are right on the banks of the beautiful Meramec River and offer many walking trails for the nature enthusiast. It is not uncommon to see an abundance of wildlife.
Canoe and raft rentals for floating on the Meramec River. No dogs or fishing allowed in rafts. One block south of I-44 on Route W.
Age restrictions: You must be 21 years old to rent equipment from us. Children younger than age 5 will not be allowed to float in our canoes; children younger than age 3 will not be allowed to float in our rafts; children younger than age 3 will not be allowed on any of our float trips.
A 65-unit hotel with interior corridors, free local calls and free hot breakfast featuring pancakes, biscuits and gravy and our famous cinnamon rolls.
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.
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.
The extras aren't extra at Drury Hotels. Your rate includes free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 kickback, free hot breakfast, free wireless Internet access and free long distance.
Our 5:30 kickback includes a rotating menu of chicken strips, pasta, chili, soup, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and more (subject to state and local laws).
Don't miss our Free Hot Breakfast Buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries.
Take advantage of free popcorn and soda every evening from 3-10 p.m. as well as our complimentary exercise room and 24-hour business center.
Our 5:30 kickback includes a rotating menu of chicken strips, pasta, chili, meatballs, soup, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and more (subject to state and local laws).
Renovated in 2011, Econo Lodge features 50 rooms on two floors. We offer complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free in-room Wi-Fi, free local phone service, cable TV, and easy access to the interstate, multiple restaurants and local attractions. We are retiree and business friendy with reasonable rates in a quiet, safe area.
We can park up to a 43-foot trailer and welcome pets, which we put in specific pet rooms. We are less than one mile from Missouri Science and Technology, a Level 3 Trauma Center at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, and multiple shops and activities.
We are in Rolla, where 1-44, and routes 72 and 63 meet. We're located 100 miles from St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, and only 25 minutes from Ft. Leonard Wood military base. We are within 25 miles of three state parks, where popular activities include trout fishing, hiking, picnicing and camping.
Five secluded log cabins with jetted tub, fireplace and fully furnished kitchen. Linens and bedding provided.
Fully furnished. Creek and river access. Hiking trails. Situated 11 miles south of Steelville.
Fenton is called the "City of Parks" due to its extensive park and recreation system. It is also home of womens and mens professional soccer teams, Athletica and AC St.Louis. Located 20 minutes from Downtown St. Louis attractions.
From the low, narrow streamside passages to the huge rooms filled with calcite deposits, Fisher Cave offers one outstanding cave scene after another. Inside these rooms and passages are well-preserved bear claw marks, cave wildlife and a vast array of calcite deposits ranging from intricate hellectites to massive columns 30 feet tall.
Educational groups are admitted at half price. All groups must schedule tours at least two weeks in advance.
Located within Meramec State Park, off Route 185. The park offers camping, dining, canoeing, lodging, trails and picnicking.
Tours: $8; ages 13-19, $7; ages 6-12, $6; younger than 6, free.
Float trips through scenic hills and rocky bluffs 35 minutes from central St Louis on the Meramec River. Canoe, kayak, and raft rental. All skill levels okay.
Fox Springs Lodge offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units in the main lodge and 14 cabins of various sizes. Rooms have private baths, air conditioning and daily maid service.
Guests are served three, fresh-cooked meals daily. We offer many planned activities, day and evening. Private events can be arranged.
We do not accept one-night stays. Check our website for details, photos and driving directions.
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