Itineraries

U.S. 63 Itinerary Part II

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This section of Route 63 takes you into Southeast Missouri and the beautiful rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks. Charming small towns and unique attractions dot the landscape here.

Morning

A. U.S. 63 Itinerary Part II

Okay, it's supposed to be a "road trip." That's fine; a float on the Big Piney is worth time outside the car. Offering one- to four-day fishing trips, a half-day kayak, raft and canoe float. Canoes, kayaks and rafts available.

Evening

A. U.S. 63 Itinerary Part II

Cafe 37 offers excellent food, a wonderful atmosphere, great service, a relaxing decor and a truly unique dining experience. Located inside the old West Plains Opera House.

B. Grand Gulf State Park

Cap your day with a visit to what's often called the "Little Grand Canyon." The gulf was created when the ceiling of a giant cave collapsed more than 10,000 years ago. An remnant of the original cave forms a 250-foot natural bridge.

Afternoon

A. Golden Hills Resort and Trail Rides

This ranch (a short drive east of 63) includes spring-fed streams, forest, massive bluffs, large caves; some caves are large enough to ride your horse into. You can ride the trails every day for a week and not cover the entire distance. The trails are marked and maps are provided. Lodging is designed for the ranch lifestyle; suites, individual rooms, and bunkhouses for eight.

B. Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course

A nine-hole gem with bent grass greens and zoysia tees. Three holes have water in play. Five sets of tee markers allow the course to be played from a par-three layout to a challenging 6,164-yard, par-35 course.

C. U.S. 63 Itinerary Part II

Three generations of the Traver family have worked together to produce superior hand-crafted and award-winning wines, such as Bear's Den Red. The winery offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere for guests to learn about wine from the vintner.