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The mile walk begins at 8:45 a.m.; the 5k run at 9:15 a.m. Visit our website for details.
This race is held annually at Stockton State Park Marina (Stockton Lake). Proceeds help implement and maintain the trail system in the park, for nature education, family enjoyment, and exercise.
We strongly encourage online registration: Register. (Paper registration is available at the race.)
For the 5k, we offer prizes for the Overall M/F; Masters M/F; and top-three M/F in each age division. Also, we have drawings for prizes such as gift certificates to local businesses and Stockton State Park Marina. Sometimes we give away a little cash.
5k Age Divisions: 0-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+
We are conveniently located at the crossroads to the Ozarks, between Route 54 and Route 71. We are less than two miles away from the Nevada Speedway, Bushwhacker Museum, and Fox Playhouse. The Walton Family Aquatics Center and Skateboard Park, Osage Prairie Mini Golf, and Radio Springs Park are a few of the fun family activities located within a three-mile radius. For an enjoyable meal, try Chinese Chef Inn, Andy's Pizza, Shooters Sports Bar and Grill.
We are an indoor property with 47 guest rooms, including family suites and suites with Jacuzzi brand tubs. Jump start your day with our free continental breakfast, whether you plan to spend the rest of the day relaxing in our seasonal outdoor pool or conducting business meetings in our 1,700-square-foot meeting facility.
All of our guest rooms offer high speed Internet access, premium bedding, a micro-fridge, 27-inch TV with five HBO channels, a coffeemaker, and a hairdryer. For your next meeting or family getaway, come to Americas Best Value Inn and Suites in Nevada.
This 4,790-acre owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation provides opportunities for a variety of outdoor pursuits and is one of the few public areas in Missouri where prairie chickens can still be seen. The mix of prairie, overgrown farm fields and forest habitats provides viewing opportunities for a number of songbird and wildlife species. Hikers will find a network of trails which criss-cross the entire area. There is also a 6.6-mile horse trail. Bicycling is allowed on service roads, roads open to vehicles and horse trails. Primitive camping (no amenities provided) is allowed at one designated site. Hunting for all major game species is permitted in season. Fishing opportunities exist on the area at 157-acre Bushwhacker Lake, 29-acre Willow Lake and three smaller ponds managed for fishing. Check with the Missouri Department of Conservation office in Joplin (417-629-3423) for boating and fishing regulations specific to the Bushwhacker Area.
The Bushwhacker Museum, housed in a renovated 1920s garage and Ford agency, is a regional history center serving as a repository of more than 150 years of Vernon County history. In the circa 1860 stone jail, visitors experience the cell-room of medieval malevolence, and visit the restored sheriff's home.
Learn why the Osage Indian tribe welcomed the first white settlers and why the tribe eventually left the region. Discover why Federal troops during the Civil War called Nevada, The Bushwhacker Capital. Find out how the community survived and thrived. See what life was like for the POWs at Camp Clark during WWII.
Open May-October. Admission: $5; ages 12-17, $2; younger than 12, $1.
Mouth-watering steaks; loaded baked potatoes; ribs; brisket; coleslaw; chicken; onion rings; baked beans; baked cabbage; and pie.
Caplinger Mills River Front Resort is nestled on the peaceful banks of the Sac River at the Historic Caplinger Mills Bridge and is the perfect place to get away from it all. Sitting on just over 15 beautiful acres, our resort is bordered by the Sac River and a classic Ozark creek, both of which are perfect for those who like to rock hunt, fish, swim, canoe or just poke around in the woods.
We offer accommodations ranging from rustic tent camping to full amenity lodging. Our Historic Mill House and Cabins are situated along the peaceful Sac River. Our serene location welcomes guests to relax and enjoy the river breezes. This area offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the Ozarks, and is quite a history lesson!
The Mill was built in 1842 by John Caplinger. It was burned down several times, twice during the Civil War by Shelby's Raiders. The remaining Mill Ruins, as well as the Dam and Bridge are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Bridge has been restored with decking and acts as a center of activity for the local fishing community.
Mexican restaurant. Dine in or carry out. Happy hour. Full service bar. Meeting room. Outdoor dining. Catering.
Small diner featuring burgers, fried items and pie.
Italian wood-fired grill.
Chinese restaurant. Carry-our available.
This Chinese restaurant offers a buffet.
One-bedroom suites are available. Heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Coin operated laundry. Two rooms have jetted tub. Full-service restaurant next door. Rooms include continental breakfast, cookies, candy, fruit and coffee.
A links-style course, winding through 200-plus acres of Osage Prairie. Water is a factor on 10 holes. Our large greens are among the best in the area; the fairways give a superb lie.
Sophisticated country cuisine. Casual ambiance.
The Golden Dragon is a Chinese eat-in or take-out restaurant.
A 30 foot tall Morel Mushroom. Directions: Route 71; exit at Route M; take the first right and circle back to where you can park on the pavment and walk over.
Selling area produce, baked goods, jams, jellies and honey. Open May-October.
You will enjoy our comfortable rooms whether you are on a trip with your family or for business. We are located in the historic southwest Missouri town of Nevada. Guests will enjoy our proximity to local attractions, including Cottey College, 3-M, Nevada Speedway, Champion Diamonds Baseball Complex, and Bushwhacker Museum. All of our rooms are ground floor, spacious and offer large bathrooms. We are also pet-friendly.
Tourist information for Nevada and Vernon County. Located in a renovated and preserved Carnegie Library building. We offer maps and vacation information as well as on-line help. Regional attractions and nearby cities are featured. Vernon County Arts Council exhibits are available for viewing. There is an outdoor information kiosk available.
Open year-round. Level RV sites with full hook-up, pull-thru sites available. Tent camping available. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available. Amenities included with your stay include free WiFi, mini-golf and seasonal swimming pool. Clubhouse available for groups.
This site was the location of a large, Osage Indian village between 1700 and 1775, when the Osage were first encountered by Europeans. It is on the National Historic Register.
The site features a self-guided interpretive trail and information about Osage Indians. It is located 15 miles northeast of Nevada.
Hike amid tall prairie grasses, colorful flowers and animals, including American bison and elk, at Missouri's largest remaining tallgrass prairie.
Sleep under the vast prairie sky at primitive campsites. Exhibits in the visitor center interpret the landscape. The park is located 16 miles west of Lamar.
American and Chinese cuisine.
This prairie style home, circa 1900, contains five guestrooms, most with private baths. A large, full breakfast is served. The computer system on the first floor offers guests Internet access. Receptions, meetings, private parties and special events are welcome. Located 100 miles south of Kansas City. Smoking outdoors only. No pets. Two blocks to the downtown square. Fast-food restaurant across the street.
Steaks; bar food; burgers.
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.
Baseball and Brews
Enjoy a Missouri brewery tour and a day at the ballpark.
Golfing in the Ozarks
Tee it up at these courses, located in the rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks.
The Civil War in Southwest Missouri
Check out historic sites and battlefields in this region of the Show-Me State.
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