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In July, the sounds of fireworks and the smell of hamburgers and funnel cakes fill the air as the Rolla Lions Club throws its annual carnival, featuring wristband-nights for rides, as well as stunning fireworks displays. Food includes, among other choices: hamburgers; barbecue; steak sandwiches; cotton candy; Lioness funnel cakes.
A 2014 Ford Mustang will be given away, with the winning ticket drawn on July 5, at midnight. Tickets are available from any Rolla Lions Club member and at the car booth during the carnival.
Proceeds benefit the Rolla Lions Club Park, vision and hearing programs, plus area youth activities and scholarships for local students.
Held at Rolla Lions Club Park.
Are you ready to get your kicks on Route 66? The downtown area comes alive with the rumble of classic cars and the sounds of classic oldies. The event kicks off with a convoy of motorcycles and classic cars, cruising down historic Route 66.
Summerfest has something for everyone, from car shows to burn out contests, street dance to derby races, plus food and craft vendors. Join us in celebrating the legacy of the Mother Road.
Check out the calendar for a full list of events.
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.
A Slice of Pie has about 30 different pies, cheesecakes, cakes, and no-sugar-added items ready at any time, and a list of about 50 it can make with a little notice. Lunch items, which come with fresh-baked bread, include quiches, pot pies, soups, and two unique chicken salads. Creations from A Slice of Pie have been featured in local, state and regional publications.
Two fully furnished, house-trailer cabins; plus a separate acre for riverfront camping. All are very private and surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest.
The three-bedroom cabin is on two acres; it sleeps 10 and includes a large pavilion and horse pen. The two-bedroom cabin is on 16 acres; it sleeps eight. Both cabins have a full kitchen, large living room, fire pit, barbecue grill, picnic table, screened porch and are fully furnished with the conveniences of home. Pets are welcome, no leash required.
Located 90 minutes from St. Louis; five miles from the Berryman Trail; six miles from the Ozark Trail; four miles from the Huzzah River and Courtois Creek.
Located on Historic Route 66. Two of our rooms are special-occasion rooms that have a two-person whirlpool tub, king bed, dining area, cozy living and TV viewing area, and a balcony overlooking the indoor pool. Nine of our rooms are oversized with whirlpool tubs and a king bed. Some rooms feature a lake view. Premium movie channels and pay-per-view movies are available. We participate in the Wyndham Rewards Program. The half-mile long Blues Lake walking trail is adjacent.
Spacious rooms; heated indoor pool. Our free breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, muffins, juice and coffee. Two miles from Fort Leonard Wood.
The 9,143-acre Bell Mountain Wilderness is part of the St. Francois Mountains, one of the oldest landforms in North America. This is mostly old-growth, oak and hickory forest, with pine and elm, grassy glades, and granite outcroppings. The rugged 12-mile Bell Mountain Trail (rated More Difficult) is recommended for experienced hikers only. Steep slopes are encountered throughout the area. Elevations on the trail range from 1,702 feet, at the peak of Bell Mountain, to 970 feet at the base, in the area of Joe's Creek. Groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people, to help protect wilderness values.
Horses are allowed; no motorized/mechanical transportation allowed. No camping within 100 feet of trails and water.
Shut-in Creek, a year-round, spring-fed stream, crosses this area; there are several shut-ins along its path.
The U.S. Congress designated the Bell Mountain Wilderness in 1980.
ALERT: Feral hogs are degrading the natural habitat within the Bell Mountain Wilderness. The Missouri Conservation Department asks all hunters who encounter a feral hog to shoot it on sight.
Two crucial rules: 1> Do Not Carry in Your Own Firewood! (Moving firewood around the country spreads forest pests like the Emerald Ash Borer and Gypsy Moth.) 2> On and near any waterway, glass containers and glass bottles of any kind, and all foam-type food and beverage coolers are prohibited by Missouri law.
Note: the address and phone shown are for the Mark Twain National Forest office responsible for this wilderness area; however, the map pointer indicates the approximate location of this Wilderness Area.
Our hotel is located right off of I-44 at Exit 184. We have two restaurants adjacent to our property: Waffle House, which is open 24 hours and Sirloin Stockade, which is open for lunch and supper. There are several other restaurants located approximately five minutes from our hotel.
We have a continental breakfast in the morning that includes free waffles. We also have free Wi-Fi available in the whole hotel. There is a business center with a computer and printer available 24 hours. We can also make copies and send/receive faxes 24 hours.
No-smoking rooms available. Located on famous Route 66.
Five log cabins are nestled along a private lake. Swim, fish, canoe and relax on one of the docks, decks or screened porches. Enjoy a crackling fire by your cabin. Play ping pong and shuffleboard. Have your children explore little creeks. Snip fresh herbs from the garden. Barbecue on gas, charcoal or wood stoves. Enjoy a relaxing drink while watching the stars and fireflies. Hike winding trails on 380 acres. Rental fees for cabins include use of canoes, fishing and local fresh eggs.
We are a full-service canoe outfitter offering canoe, raft, kayak, tube and Jon boat floats on the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers. One day floats of three to 14 miles; multi-day trips up to 100 miles can be arranged. Camping facilities on-site.
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.
Located just off Interstate 44, our hotel offers easy access to popular area destinations and is five minutes from downtown Rolla. Feel refreshed when you stay in one of our spacious rooms, which include free Wi-Fi access, microwaves and refrigerators. Take advantage of conveniences such as free parking, with large-vehicle spaces, and our free Daybreak continental breakfast each morning. Guests may also enjoy a refreshing swim in our outdoor pool (seasonal). Our hotel is pet-friendly.
A long, narrow ridge—known to early settlers as The Devils Backbone—is the main attraction in this 6,687-acre Wilderness. Elevations reach from 1,020 feet at the highest point to 680 at the lowest. Thirteen miles of trails (rated Moderate) follow the Backbone (and four other ridges), dropping off into surrounding forested hollows. Horses are allowed; no motorized/mechanical transportation allowed.
The area is ideal for day-hikes and overnight backpacking. Four trailheads offer good entry points. Three springs in the area flow into the North Fork of the White River, which transits the area. On the northern boundary are campsites and a canoe launch. Do not build rock fire rings.
The U.S. Congress designated the Devils Backbone Wilderness in 1980. Check the area’s website for details, a map, and restrictions.
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, boneless chicken wings, chili, nacho bar, soup, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, chicken wings, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and more (subject to state and local laws).
Don't miss our Quikstart breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries.
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.
Rooms include free local calls; no surcharge for using a calling card, 32-inch flat screen TVs; buy on-demand movies and games. Hotel includes: meeting rooms; coffee and tea in the lobby 24 hours; complimentary hot breakfast; USA Today; and message and fax services. At I-44, Exit 186.
The 12,413 acres of Hercules-Glades Wilderness encompass some of the most scenic and unique landscape in the Midwest. The area is crisscrossed by 32 miles of maintained trails (rated More Difficult to Most Difficult); additionally, off-trail, cross-country hiking is allowed. No camping is allowed within 100 feet of an established trail, stream, body of water, cave, rock shelter, and other occupied campsites. Do not build rock fire rings. Horses are allowed; motorized and mechanical transportation is not allowed.
Long Creek Falls affords panoramic views of the Ozarks. The sparsely marked trails include steep terrain, stream crossings, and elevations from 600 feet to 1,200 feet.
The U.S. Congress designated the Hercules-Glades Wilderness in 1976. Check the area’s website for details, a map, and restrictions.
Rooms feature deluxe pillow-top mattresses. Off of I-44, exit 184; one mile from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Country Regional Medical Center.
Kokomo Joe's has family fun for a variety of interests, from go karts and mini golf to batting cages, an arcade, inflatable water slide and bounce houses. There is a driving range, where guests can hone their golf skills.
Open daily during the summer months; weekends only the spring and fall. See our website or call for details and hours.
Leach Theatre is located on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Castleman Hall. The theatre’s season runs from August to May. Since opening in 1991, Leach Theatre has provided world-class theatre productions, hosting an average of 100 events per academic year. Please see our website for a complete listing of events and ticket prices.
This website offers information and links to Mark Twain National Forest recreation sites and activities around Missouri. The forest, which has several sections in Missouri, covers 1.5 million acres, features 14 floatable streams and 16 lakes ranging in size from three acres to 440 acres. You'll find trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and off-road vehicle riding, chances to canoe, raft or float, along with plenty of wildlife, among the many recreational opportunities.
To access the site directly from VisitMO.com, please click the "Web site" hot link on our listing page.
This area affords a glimpse of one of the jewels of the Ozarks, the Meramec River. Most of the area is home to lush forestland. Sheer cliffs along the Meramec River form the western border of the area, giving a scenic view of the river valley and surrounding hills. The wheelchair-accessible Woodland Trail offers hikers of all abilities glimpses of the river as well. Other trails provide hiking, horseback and bicycle riding. The area contains six caves, a great blue heron rookery and abundant wildlife. A number of streams and a spring are found on the site. Don’t forget to pack your fishing gear for a chance at hooking bass, catfish and sunfish. To reach the area, take I-44 to Route 185 near Sullivan. Exit south, go five miles and look for the cantilever sign.
Full service RV Park with water, 30- and 50-amp electric and sewe. Canoe and kayak float trips available. Open from March through October. Please view our Web site for full details, dates and prices.
Onondaga Cave, a National Natural Landmark within Onondaga Cave State Park, is recognized as one of the most spectacular caves in the nation because of the quality of its formations.
Scheduled tours are given, mid April theu mid October. Cave tour prices: $12; seniors $10; ages 6-12 $7; younger than 6, free. Group rates are offered.
This park is home to a spectacular show cave, which is a National Natural Landmark. Tours are offered March through October. The park features Meramec River access; camping; scenic hiking trails; a lake; picnic sites; and a shelter. The park is located seven miles southeast of I-44 on Route H.
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