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The Ozarks Older Iron Club sponsors this annual event on the club grounds which includes: tractor pulls; exhibits; demonstrations; gas engines; steam engines; wheat thrashing; corn binding, hulling & grinding; rock crushing; antique tractors and farm equipment; wool spinning; barrel stave sawing; blacksmithing; wheelwright; kids games; pedal tractor pull; saw mill; hay baling; sorghum boil; cider pressing; horse drawn equipment; a swap meet and flea market; and a concession stand.
Free parking. Limited primitive camping and RV sites (no hook-ups) available.
The OOIC's purpose is to stimulate interest in collecting, restoring, preserving, and exhibiting gasoline and oil engines, gas/diesel and steam tractors, power and horse driven farm machinery and any other farm related equipment of historical value. OOIC shows and tractor pulls are the 2nd Friday and Saturday in May and October every year at the Ozark Older Iron Club Grounds.
Take the 45-minute drive from Springfield and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder, as she reminisces about her childhood pioneer days, her incredible family and her beloved Almanzo.
Laura’s life unfolds through a live theater production that culminates on that momentous day in 1951, when Mansfield dedicated its library in her honor. Laura’s Memories captures her journeys through Iowa; Minnesota; the Dakota Territory; Kansas; and finally: Mansfield, Missouri, where Laura and Almanzo spent their remaining years.
The Ozark Mountain Players bring this story to life under the Ozark sky, in a comfortable amphitheater in Mansfield’s Recreational Park. Concessions are available.
Tickets are $10; ages 5-11, $5; younger than 5, free and are available one hour prior to curtain or by calling 417-924-3383. General admission only; no reserved seats.
Note: Performances held only on dates listed above.
The Hartville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hartville host a Civil War reenactment to commemorate the Battle of Hartville, fought on Jan. 11, 1863.
The reenactment camps and "Civil War Period vendors" are on the property surrounding the Steele Mansion, which is a privately owned historical home in Hartville. The mansion was built by a confederate soldier after the war. The property surrounding the mansion is where confederate troops were camped during the Battle of Hartville.
On Friday, all area schools are invited to attend "school day" at the reenactment camps, where children can tour the camps to see how the solders lived and fought. The camps are open to the public all weekend. Battles are fought throughout the weekend at the Steele Mansion property; however, one battle is on the streets of Hartville, where the actual Battle of Hartville took place.
There is a Civil War times ball Saturday evening, hosted on the front lawn of the Steele Mansion. There are many other activities planned.
Admission is free. Visit our website for details.
This area is predominantly forest with glades, savanna, and old fields. Facilities/features include: primitive camping and two intermittent streams (Peters Creek, Sanders Branch). The area is located four miles west of Summersville on Route 17; then turn south on Route W and go three miles before turning west on Ranch Road, and go 1.75 miles. An entrance road to the area is five miles west of Summersville on Route 17.
Our cottages are in a wooded setting among the rolling Ozark hills. Each cottage includes: two sleeping areas, a sleeper sofa, a double bed or two twin beds, a full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, heating and cooling and a deck overlooking the pond. Pets are welcome, but dander-free cottages are available.
Hike our 23-acre estate; pick fruit from our orchard; fish or sun by the pond, stocked with channel cat, crappie and bluegill; and explore Hicks Cave. Located two-tenths of a mile from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum; six miles from Baker Creek Seed Company and Pioneer Village.
Missouri Park Campground is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ozarks, three miles west of Mountain Grove on Route 60. The home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House on the Prairie" books, is located 12 miles from the campground. If you are interested in history, you can tour some of the nation's finest pioneer water mills. Missouri Park Campground is a Good Sam Park; camping is available from tents to big rig RVs.
Mojeji Ranch, (pronounced mo-JAY-jee), is an educational family farm set on 296 acres on the Ozark Plateau near Mountain Grove. Owned and operated by two generations of the Schrock family, we raise pastured beef cattle, meat goats, hogs, broiler chickens and free-range laying hens. We avoid chemicals, antibiotics and growth hormones, and use high density holistic grazing practices.
Farm stays at Mojeji Ranch give your family a complete "from field to fork" local food experience: stay one to five nights in our guesthouse, join in preparing and eating boarding-house-style meals, and participate in farm activities (caring for animals, gathering eggs, working in the garden).
Also, take time to visit regional attractions, such as Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company's Pioneer Village, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum (where the Little House books were written), historic mills and natural springs, caverns, or enjoy a river float trip.
The hatchery is on the headwaters of the Current River. Facilities/features include: five fishing jetties, two springs (Montauk Springs, Bluff Springs), Montauk Lake (five acres), picnic areas, shelter houses, camping, interpretive programs, hiking trails, motel, and dining provided by the Department of Natural Resources at Montauk State Park. This hatchery/trout park is inside Montauk State Park, southeast of Licking. From Route 137, turn east on Route V-V and go 10 miles to Route 119. Turn right on Route 119 and watch for signs.
A family friendly lodging experience located near Mansfield on a private family farm in the beautiful rolling hills of the southwest Missouri Ozarks. Studio style guest house features a full kitchen and bath; two queen beds; one full bed; garage parking; small deck; firepit area; and access to the Gasconade River for unique recreational opportunities. Near the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum, and only 2.8 miles from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
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.
On-half mile of the South Fork of Spring River meanders through the east side of this 240-acre area. Approximately two-thirds of the area is open, and about 65 acres are classified as woodland. This area contains prairie and forest. Facilities/features include: Tingler Lake (three acres) and a permanent stream. The area is located south of West Plains: Take Route 17 south from West Plains about six miles to County Road 9100; take 9100 west to County Road 8110; then travel south about one-third of a mile to the access.
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