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Wildwood Springs Lodge welcomes the New Riders of the Purple Sage to their Wildwood Concert Series, Sep. 29, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
The New Riders of the Purple sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records.
NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart (drums) teamed up with John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar). Although early live appearances were viewed as an informal warm-up to the main attraction, the group quickly established an independent identity through the strength of Dawson's original songs.
By 1970 Dave Torbert had replaced Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane, had joined as the group's permanent drummer. Garcia remained in both The Dead and The New Riders until he found himself overcommitted, at which time Buddy Cage replaced him and the classic NRPS lineup was born.
This is your one-stop destination for camping, cabins, float trips and outdoor fun in the Missouri Ozarks.
Enjoy the Courtois, Huzzah and Upper Meramec Rivers. Select from a wide array of accommodations, including riverside campsites, RV sites with hookups, and log cabins.
Take advantage of our Great Escape Plans; combo packages offering the special values for floating, meals, camping, lodging and horseback riding.
Camping, RV sites and cabins. See our website for a complete list of activities and lodging options. A deposit is required for those who choose to camp or lodge; camping rates vary by guest's age and the day of the week.
Bass' River Resort is a one-stop destination for outdoor fun. Enjoy some of the best floating available on canoes, rafts, kayaks and tubes. We have sit-on-top kayaks that offer easy entry and exit. Select from three rivers: the Courtois, the Huzzah and the Meramec. We offer floats of six, seven and 13 miles.
A one-stop destination for outdoor fun. Enjoy some of the best floating available on canoes, rafts, kayaks and tubes. We have sit-on-top kayaks that offer easy entry and exit.
Select from three rivers: the Courtois, the Huzzah and the Meramec. We offer floats of six, seven and 13 miles.
Camping, RV sites and cabins are available. See our website for a complete list of activities and lodging. Our hours vary by season, please call to confirm.
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.
Cathedral Cave is located in Onondaga Cave State Park. The tour begins at the campground showerhouse. Before entering the cave, you'll have a one-third mile walk up Deer Run Trail to the cave's entrance. Once inside the cave, the tour lasts about 90 minutes. The cave temperature is 57ºF (13ºC). The tour is limited to the first 30 people. It is more strenuous than the Onondaga Cave tour and covers 1.66 miles round trip.
Most, if not all, of Cathedral Cave is hollowed in the Gasconade dolomite, which was laid down approximately 440 million years ago. The cave consists of two distinct sections: a dimensionally larger and presumably older passage with its entrance high on the campground valley hillside; and the much longer, narrower, younger and lower (both in passage size and elevation) cave stream passage, which intersects the stream at right angles near the Cathedral column - the premier speleothem in the cave.
Admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for ages 13-19 and 65 and older; and $6 for ages 6-12. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free.
Tours of Cathedral Cave are offered:
Welcome to Cobblestone Lodge Home of the All-Inclusive Family Vacation! Our Plan is simple: we are a summer resort nestled in the scenic Ozark foothills on the Meramec River. We offer an all-inclusive vacation package for one fixed price. Our package includes your own individual cottage, planned entertainment, float trips, and three meals daily.
Individual cottages range in size from one bedroom cottages sleeping three people up to an eight bedroom cabin capable of sleeping up to thirty-two people. Most of the cottages have either enclosed or screened porches. All cabins are nicely appointed and air-conditioned. Cottages with handicap access are also available. We provide all linens, towels, and housekeeping service.
We offer three all-you-can-eat meals daily. We serve everything from country fried chicken, pork chops, and roast beef to spaghetti, chicken & dumplings, and an outdoor barbeque. Our meals are all served family style.
We offer canoeing, rafting, and tubing daily, all included with the price, and you can go on any of the floats you like as often as you want based on availability. We offer lots of other amenities, activities and planned entertainment daily.
We are right on the banks of the beautiful Meramec River and offer many walking trails for the nature enthusiast. It is not uncommon to see an abundance of wildlife.
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From its founding in the early 1890s through the Roaring 20s and the Dirty Dancing Era, people flocked to Steelville for its lodges and resorts. It hasn't really changed that much, with Wildwood Springs Lodge, Cobblestone, Fox Springs and Birds Nest Resort all still going strong. They’ve been joined by Bass River Resort, Ozark Outdoors, Huzzah Valley Resort, Garrisons and Lucky Clover.
Downtown Steelville is on the move with antiques, art crafts and food. Steelville's Art Galley displays some of the area’s finest, pottery, carving and painting. Mo Hick South BBQ restaurant and The Fountain Soda Fountain are two fine lunch choices.
ExploreSteelville.com can help you make reservations for lodging or camping, even book your concert tickets at Wildwood.
ExploreSteelville.com hopes you have a wonderful vacation at what we think is the best place on earth, " The Garden of the Ozarks," Steelville Mo.
Five secluded log cabins with jetted tub, fireplace and fully furnished kitchen. Linens and bedding provided.
Fully furnished. Creek and river access. Hiking trails. Situated 11 miles south of Steelville.
This 1871 Victorian has four guestrooms; private baths, one with a jetted tub. A full breakfast is served; snacks and beverages in the afternoon. Rooms have a balcony, ceiling fans, TV/VCR and a coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi. Relax on the wraparound porch. No smoking indoors.
The area consists of more than 6,000 acres of rugged forest terrain in prime Ozark country, plus sections of the Meramec River, Huzzah and Courtois creeks. Take a canoe or kayak to access these streams for a day of fishing and floating.
For hikers, the area includes six miles of the Ozark Trail. The Narrows, located in the extreme southwest portion of the area, is a narrow hogback ridge that features extremely steep topography and rapidly changing vegetation from ridge to creek bottom. Bear Cave and Bat Cave add to the site's geology.
Primitive campsites are open from September 15-May 15 only.
To reach the area, cross the Meramec River at the end of Route H at Onondaga Cave State Park; or go northeast of Steelville on Route E and cross the low-water bridge at Huzzah Creek.
Huzzah Valley Resort offers 2.5 miles of riverfront camping. RV hookups, cabins, a motel, and two farmhouses on-site. Canoe, raft, kayak, or tube on the Huzzah, Courtois and Meramec River. Horseback riding and hayrides are available upon request. Open year-round.
Huzzah Valley offers float trips on the Huzzah River, the Courtois River and the Meramec River. Chose a canoe, raft, kayak or an inner tube. We have 2.5 miles of riverfront camping along the Huzzah River, plus RV sites and other lodging accommodations. There is a dining lodge on the resort, serving breakfast and supper. Horseback rides are available. We even make and deliver pizza and hot wings to your campsite or lodging unit.
This area covers 13,503 acres in northeast Dent County and is located between Salem and Steelville. The entrance to the area is off Route 19. The area is mostly forested, but also includes food plots, ponds, and a 350-acre warm-water fish hatchery, which provides channel catfish, bluegill, and bass for stocking throughout the state. The area contains an intricate mosaic of dolomite glades and chert savannas with open-grown trees on exposed slopes.
An old-fashioned nostalgic general store founded circa 1908, located in historic downtown Steelville.
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.
This seventh generation working cattle farm on Meramec River offers horseback riding vacations on gaited breeds: Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walking Horses and Peruvian Pasos – yes, your horse is always welcome.
Take in the river valley, wooded trails, pastures of cattle and the Meramec River as you travel at your own pace. There are plenty of places to swim and picnic.
This is not a "nose to tail" ride; guests have access to experienced, well-trained horses. You are welcome to bring your own horses; we have facilities for guest horses. We offer access to water and electric hookups.
Two cabins are available for rent on-site.
The Meramec Music Theatre is in the rustic Ozark town of Steelville.
Offering musical variety shows, featuring country, gospel, bluegrass and oldies music, with a dose of comedy tossed in for good times.
In addition to our regular shows, we present concerts by top name headliners.
Great family entertainment, April-December. See our website for schedules.
Murphy's Place offers two beautiful vacation cabins nestled in the Ozark woods, each with an incredible view of the Meramec River. The first, Murphy's Retreat, is a three bedroom home with a basement that can sleep up to 12 people. The second, Copperstone Cottage, is a great little honeymoon-style cabin with a handmade queen-size bed. Both cabins have AC and heat and come complete with linens, kitchen utensils and almost anything else you may need. Just bring your food, charcoal and lighter fluid. Relaxation is the name of the game here. Our pavilion near the river's edge is a nice, shady spot to enjoy the afternoon. Take a dip in the water if you like. Peaceful Bend Winery is just across the road. We offer all these activities and attractions plus horseback riding, float trips and hiking trails without the crowds and bustle of a conventional campground. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, come visit us at Murphy's Place. We would love to meet you.
Located on the Meramec River, across from Onondaga Cave State Park. Also, we have access to the Courtois and Huzzah creeks.
Our rustic cabins sleep eight. The condominium, with full kitchen, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a great-room, porch, gas grill, heat and air, sleeps 20. Two motels on-site. More than 100 acres; large, primitive tent-camping sites (many are riverfront) and 125 RV sites.
Canoe, raft, kayak and tube rentals available. Paddler’s Grill Restaurant open seasonal weekends. Meeting and banquet space available. We have a country store; shower houses; outdoor swimming pool; volleyball courts; horseshoe pits; laundry; fire ring; picnic tables; and playgrounds.
Our tasting room and covered deck are great spots to enjoy wine and visit with friends. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the deck. Hike to the Meramec River for a secluded retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle. Located four miles northwest of Steelville. Live music many weekends; visit our Web site for schedules.
Public House Brewing Company is a microbrewery and pub in a warm, inviting, smoke-free atmosphere. We produce and serve many styles of handcrafted beer, some of which won medals at the Best of Craft Beer Awards in Bend, Oregon. We have an extensive wine list.
We serve sandwiches and a selection of artisan sausages and cheeses. You are welcome to bring your own food, even order something and have it delivered to the brewery (you have to be here to receive it).
We hold many events throughout the year and regularly feature live entertainment. Please visit our website for details and schedules.
The Root 66 Market (sic) is a year-round farmers marketplace offering, among other items: produce; artist works; honey; eggs; baked goods; coconut oil; health food items; no-sugar-added jams & butters; specialty Italian groceries; specialty Mexican groceries; local trout; Gus' pretzels; handmade hair bows and tutus.
We are one of the few farmers markets that accepts EBT (food stamps).
The market has regular community events. We are adding a mural kids can stick their heads thru for photos.
Sligo was a thriving, unincorporated, iron ore mining community, founded in 1886. Tour the circa 1886 Sligo School and the circa 1903 United Methodist Church; both retain their original wooden interiors.
The school is now used as a community building; the church still holds services, Sundays, 9 a.m.
Call to arrange a tour. Located off Route 19, on Route TT, about 15 miles north of Salem. Look for signs.
Note: If you send an email, please include Sligo Church in the subject line.
The outdoor market offers such things as fresh Missouri-grown plants and produce; canned jellies, fruits, salsas and vegetables; baked breads and sweets; homemade soaps, candles and lotions; handmade quilts, hair ribbons and kitchen items; plus handcrafted jewelry, home décor and wood products.
Items sold are required to be grown, crafted or prepared only in Missouri.
The market operates from Apr. 1-Sep. 30 and is located in our Visitor Center parking lot. Guests are welcome to browse our indoor facilities for additional handcrafted items, visitor information or use of our ADA-compliant restrooms. Our walking trail is available for guest use.
This is a public golf club with an 18-hole golf course. The course is a challenging 6,174-yard, par 71 with Bermuda fairways and undulating bent grass greens. The course takes advantage of the natural rural landscape and is enhanced with beautiful landscaping.
The first nine holes are accented with hundreds of mature trees, while the remaining holes have a links flavor. The course, which is home to more than 250 trees, has a 3.5 acre lake that stretches the entire length of the No. 17 fairway.
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