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GROOVE (General Registry of Ozarks Volkswagen Enthusiasts) is sponsoring its 20th Annual June Bug Jamboree June 13-14. It will be in the shade on the grounds of Hood’s Service Center and Motel, located off Interstate 44 at exit 61 in southwest Missouri…or three miles from Historic Route 66 near Route K and Route 266.
Over the years, the GROOVE June Bug Jamboree has become an area summer staple for VW owners and enthusiasts. The Giggle Box Project, a local non-profit, will be on site with the Giggle Bus doing face painting, making balloon animals and spreading happiness. They have been chosen as the benefiting charity for this event.
All car show entries must be Volkswagen powered or bodied. Admission to the event is free. Entries to competitions, camping, car corral, and car show require nominal registration fees. For additional information visit our website.
Celebrate spring at this super fun festival which includes: a carnival; food vendors; games; crafters; artisans; live entertainment; and other family activities.
Springtime on Broadway is held downtown, on Route 66.
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.
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.
Join the Route 66 Car Club and St. Clair Elks Club for the 24th Anniversary Fathers Day Car Show in Orchard Park.
The show will feature 29 classes: open to American-made Stock or Modified cars and trucks up to 1989. Drive-through judging on arrival. No under-carriage judging. There will be three awards per class plus special awards.
The event is free to spectators.
The Lesters and Friends present the Easter Pagent with song, in the ballroom at Meramec Caverns.
A 15-foot-long, steel replica of the Cuba-Salem branch train sits at the intersection of Route 19 and Washington Boulevard. Father and son team Glen and Curtis Tutterrow sculpted the train in three pieces, which were welded together. While visiting the train, please enjoy the 12 outdoor murals along the Route 66 corridor. Mural brochures are available in some area businesses and at the I-44 Visitor Center (Exit 208).
The train replica is located in a landscaped pocket park along the Route 66 corridor in the town's historic district with shopping and dining available.
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.
We feature large rooms. Cable TV has more than 60 channels. Rooms with mini-fridge available upon request.
Heartland Antique Mall is one mile away; Midway Speedway is eight miles; and Bennett Spring State Park is 11 miles.
Off of I-44, at exit 127.
Enjoy the opportunity to sample every day at Annie's, a regional destination offering wine, spirits, culinary treats and gifts.Stop in and peruse over 300 labels and sample your newest favorite. Contact us to find out if we have your favorite and if we don't, we'll get it for you.
The Antique Mercanitle is located one block from historic Route 66, and less than five minutes from Exit 100 off I-44 that leads into Marshfield, is filled with quality antiques. Take a trip back in time and see more than 125 booths filled with antique furnishings, houseware, glassware, large and small collectibles, toys, jewelry, records, pictures and memorabilia.
Arbor Suites offers 80 executive penthouse and studio suites by the day, week or month. These self-contained suites, many of which have working fireplaces, are specifically tailored for the corporate business traveler as well as the extended stay casual traveler. Located across from Battlefield Mall.
Offering comfortable hotel rooms and suites on the medical mile, across the street from Cox Medical Center, Emergency Room and Trauma Center.
Move in for a day, a week, a month, or as long as you need. Call or make a reservation online.
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.
This not-for-profit art organization offers exhibitions, classes, workshops and seminars in the visual arts. Gallery artwork is available for purchase. Continuing exhibits of work by area artists on display. Call to verify hours of operation.
Located just off Interstate 44, Baymont Inn & Suites Joplin hotel is an ideal combination of location and amenities. If you are here on business, it is just a short stroll to the John Q. Hammons Convention Center. Our Joplin hotel, near historic Route 66, also features meeting facilities, a business center and free Wi-Fi. If you are visiting local schools, you will appreciate being just four miles from Missouri Southern State University and Ozark Christian College.
Take a dip in our pool, relax in the Jacuzzi or work out in the gym. Room comforts include refrigerators and microwaves as well as coffee and tea makers. We invite you to enjoy free continental breakfast daily in our Baymont Breakfast Corner.
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.
Shaded, pull-through, full-service RV sites in a park-like setting beside I-44 at exit 29. We have a tent camping area, a 1.5-acre private fishing pond, propane filling station, modern restrooms and shower houses, and coin-operated laundry machine.
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.
This location offers access to a variety of St. Louis area attractions, including the Gateway Arch, Six Flags St.Louis, Magic House Children's Museum, Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals) and Grant's Farm, as well as shopping and dining options.
The Kirkwood Inn is located on the legendary Route 66. A Chili's Grill and Bar is on-site. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is served daily with a wide variety of options including Belgian waffles.
The hotel has a heated outdoor pool, 24-hour exercise facility and business center. This award-winning hotel has been the recipient of the Best Western Director's Award for excellence since 2004.
At Best Western Oasis Inn, along with the standard rooms, you may also choose from our business king rooms, family rooms, and romantic rooms with a jetted tub. Free guest Internet computer in the lobby. Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast. Comfortable seating and a giant screen TV in the air-conditioned lobby.
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.
Best Western Plus Coach House Inn is located on six acres, one half-mile south of I-44, exit 80. Facilities feature three distinctive themes: Rustic lodge; Classic Colonial; and Contemporary.
We offer 129 guestrooms with pillow-top mattresses. Thare are two outdoor pools.
We proudly participate in the Green Program, doing our part to be an environmentally friendly hotel.
This Best Western showcases one-of-a-kind Precious Moments artwork, created by Samuel J. Butcher, including paintings and silk screen artistry; also a Precious Moments gift shop.
We are located three miles from the Precious Moments complex.
Eight sandstone cottages, built in 1938, known as the Rail Haven Motor Court, started what is now the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven. Experience this refurbished inn on old Route 66.
This hotel is full of history. Take a picture with the retired 1965 Best Western lighted road sign, including the old five-point crowned logo – remember that? Purchase a copy of the book Route 66 Rail Haven: An Offspring of the Mother Road.
We have rooms with queen beds and recliners. Keeping with the nostalgic atmosphere, we offer Monroe and Elvis suites, each complete with a jetted tub. All rooms are ground level. Sorry, truck parking is not available.
No-smoking rooms available. Located on famous Route 66.
Good paved/gravel interior roads. 63 total spaces. Available: 55 gravel, patios, mostly shaded. 46 pull-thrus (27x70), back-ins (20 x50). 47 full hook-ups. 8 w/s-only sites that are 30 amp, extended- stay sites, big rig sites, digital cable, svc, WI-FI, tent sites available.
Restrooms and showers, dump station, laundry facilities, LP gas, fire pits and firewood, ice. Playground, Horseshoes, Rally Barn, game room with darts and pool table. ECO-FRIENDLY, PET FRIENDLY
Hand-built by a single Franciscan Monk from Poland, this peaceful shrine is named for Our Lady of Czestochowa, known in Poland as the Black Madonna. Constructed of Missouri tiff rock, the shrine contains mosaics and rock sculptures.
Boots Motel is located at The Crossroads of America (the intersection of historic U.S. Route 66 and Route 71). Built in the 1940s, this icon of Route 66 is once again open for tourists after a hiatus of nearly 20 years.
Rooms are restored to their 1940s era appearance with hardwood floors, ceramic-tile showers, built-in dressers and air conditioning. There are no TVs, but we have kept a promise made by Arthur Boots, the original owner: “A radio in every room.”
Each room features one or two double beds. For families, a lock-off is available, with two double beds in one room and one double bed in the second room. Experience what automobile touring was like "back in the day."
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