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Begin your Christmas season with an unforgettable new family tradition Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 4-6 at the Racine Christian Church. Travel back in time to first century Israel to experience the original Christmas story, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, at "Journey to Bethlehem." Doors are open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with guests seated on a first-come, first-served basis. "Journey" trail tours begin at 6 p.m., departing every few minutes throughout the evening and continuing until the last guest is served. Admission is Free.
After a short wait which includes Christmas caroling; refreshments; and other festivities; the "Journey" begins with a live stage production in the auditorium, featuring a dazzling ensemble of talent. For the second leg, join a small group of fellow travelers on the outdoor trail for an incredible, live, interactive theatre experience. Trek from the tiny Galilean hamlet of Nazareth to the distant town of Bethlehem in Southern Judea to enroll and be counted in the Roman census (the trek is about a half-mile or 45 minutes).
Along the way your family group will encounter fellow travelers, local residents, camels, Roman cavalry, shepherds, radical revolutionaries, and more. Guests are encouraged to participate by interacting with characters. Your "Journey' will conclude with a heart-warming scene in a stable with a newborn baby and a message of hope. Refreshments follow.
"Journey to Bethlehem" takes place on the campus of Racine Christian Church, located a half mile west of Racine in southwest Missouri, about 12 minutes south of I-44 on Route 86. Parking is limited so ride sharing is encouraged. Dress for the weather with comfortable walking shoes.
Complimentary breakfast features many hot items and fresh fruit. Indoor sauna. Outdoor pool. Hotel overlooks a golf course.
RV hook-ups, tent camping, canoeing, kayaking, rafting.
Enjoy the amenities of home with a rustic lodge feel. Romance packages available.
Fans of the famed comic strip "Beetle Bailey" should include this 2,212-acre Missouri Department of Conservation area on their travel schedule.
This site was the location of Camp Crowder Army Base during World War II and it was this site that gave cartoonist Mort Walker the inspiration for "Camp Swampy," the mythical military base that figures prominently in the cartoon strip.
This link to the comic strip is honored in the Crowder Area's "Mort Walker Trail," an 11-mile hiking/bicycling/horse trail. Hunting for all major game species is permitted in season. Primitive camping (no amenities provided) is permitted on the area, except for seasonal closures for some hunting activities (call 417-451-4158 for details).
Dogs must be leashed or confined when not being used for training or hunting purposes. There are no fishable streams or ponds on the area. There is an unmanned shooting range and an archery range on the area.
The Miners Museum building was originally a mercantile store; it is the oldest standing building on Main Street.
The museum documents and preserves the history of one of the oldest mining towns in southwest Missouri.
This wonderful museum full of old pictures, mining tools and helmets, rocks, minerals, clothing, old newspapers, military items, and tons of other stuff.
Two large murals on the outside wall depict mining activities in the Granby area.
Circa 1893 Queen Anne Victorian with original stained glass windows. Four guestrooms with antique furnishings.
Business rates available. Home tours and special Murder Mystery Weekends by appointment.
L.A. Coffee House is located co-located with Neosho Powersports. The coffee shop has a separate entrance and parking. We have free Wi-Fi, fresh baked goods, and toasty bagel sandwiches. We serve Starbucks coffee.
The Newton County Tourism Council (NCTC) is a not-for-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers who have a passion for promoting tourism in Newton County and southwestern Missouri. The NCTC has many ongoing projects including the Murals of Southwestern Missouri, the Murals in Schools program, the annual Thomas Hart Benton Symposium, and other annual events. The NCTC is responsible for the development of two made-for-television documentaries featuring Thomas Hart Benton and Charles Banks Wilson and will be releasing its third documentary in early 2011. The new film documents the role of American Indians during the Civil War battle surrounding the Ritchey Mansion in Newtonia, Missouri.
This is the official website of the Newton County Tourism Council. History and adventure await you in Newton County. From the passion of the Civil War to the remarkable beauty of murals, from prominent Midwest artists to the thrill of outdoor recreation, Newton County offers intrigue around every turn. The Newton County Tourism Council exists to unite and promote the vast array of attractions within Newton County into a premier visitor destination.
Fine Gourmet Coffees and Teas. Specialty cookies, pastries, and desserts. Light sandwiches, salads, and soups. AREA 114 full service venue with video recording of performances.
Offering 31 guestrooms, on two levels. Weekly rates available. North of Route 86; two miles from the downtown square and Big Spring Park.
Sam's Cellar features a full-line bar and a wide selection of wraps, wings, salads and wood-fired pizzas. Sam Wolfinbarger opened the bar in the early 40s to serve the soldiers stationed at Neosho’s Camp Crowder.
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.
Motel has standard units and suites with a jetted tub. Guest laundry services available; coffee/tea in lobby 24 hours.
Join us every other thursday evening for music and dinner. Call for reservations and dinner menu.
Canoe, kayak and raft rentals; camp store; shower house; RV sites; seven-acres on the northern bank of the Elk River.
Right off 71B; turn east at the Elk River Bridge; follow the orange behind National Realty. Great camping location for fall hunting season.
Open May thru October. Call for information and reservations.
Baseball and Brews
Enjoy a Missouri brewery tour and a day at the ballpark.
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