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Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. As the eldest son of America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher, Woody Guthrie, and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer, Arlo grew up surrounded by dancers and musicians, all of whom were significant influences on his musical career.
Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of Alice’s Restaurant, whose title song was a hilarious account of actual events that took place in 1965. The song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival and helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism.
Fifty years after the historic events that launched him to reluctant celebrity, Arlo brings to the stage “The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” in its entirety, along with many favorites from his catalog.
Presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Leach Theatre, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tickets: $40; youth, $30.
The event, which is a fund-raiser for Carthage Historic Preservation, features a cross-section of historic homes in a variety of styles, some of which have never before opened to the public. This fascinating look at beautifully restored and decorated homes includes an elegant opportunity for tea at the 1895 Phelps House. Reservations are required for the tea. Tickets may be purchased on the website and at local stores.
Founded in the 1840s, Carthage has three historic districts and more than 600 individual landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Editor's note: address shown above is for Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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.
The Lesters and Friends present the Easter Pagent with song, in the ballroom at Meramec Caverns.
"If You Want To Get To Heaven"
"It'll Shine When It Shines"
With eight albums selling over two million records and worldwide hits like "Jackie Blue" and "If You Want To Get To Heaven," the Ozark Mountain Daredevils have come a long way from the Missouri bars and porches where their music was born.
Ozark Mountain Daredevils at Wildwood Springs Lodge
It all began for the Daredevils in 1971 when a collection of singer songwriters from the Springfield area put together a band as an outlet for their songwriting. They Played their first gig near the end of 1971 and, in the spring of the following year, went into the studio to make a demo tape. Their first album contained the smash hit "If You Wanna Get To Heaven" written by Cash and Dillon, and produced a gold album. The pop "Jackie Blue," written by Cash and Larry Lee, came from the second album "It'll Shine When It Shines,” and was a top-five worldwide record.
The band has made subsequent albums, and continues to build their audience through records and touring across the U.S. and Canada, performing for their large cult following. The band was described by Rolling Stone Magazine as "A mixture of Country, Appalachia, the south, and Rock & Roll."
Packages available: concert tickets only; dinner and concert; dinner, concert and lodging.
Tchaikovshy’s first ballet, Swan Lake, is considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. Its romance and beauty has mesmerized audiences for more than 100 years. The Russian National Ballet Theatre will be performing this classic ballet.
The company was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet.
In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia.
Presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Leach Theatre, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tickets: $38; youth, $28.
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.
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.
Best Budget Inn "your home away from home" on Kellogg Lake, Carthage Mo 64836.
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, then 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 motel 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.
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.
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