County Tourism Bureau and Visitors Center is a
non-profit organization, (501C6), funded through a 3% Guest Tax collected by hotels, motels, cabins, bed & breakfasts and vacation homes for room nights sold within the county.
We are the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Pulaski County Missouri, organized for the sole purpose of promotion of tourism and the comprehensive marketing of our destination, in order to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base.
The revenue that we receive is used to market Pulaski County Missouri as a tourist destination in a variety of media outlets from internet marketing tools, print, radio, cable, billboards to tradeshow participation.
Our reach in marketing is much further out in order to obtain those overnight stays, with
aggressive campaigns that our local businesses are unable to fund on their own.
With this marketing comes servicing the tourists. Assisting them with information and resources, planning motor coach, group and reunion itineraries and collecting of information about our Pulaski County partners and events. The
Bureau also operates a state-of-the-art Visitors Center located north of Interstate 44, Exit 161.
I welcome you to visit Pulaski County USA, A Welcome Place In America's Heartland.
Beth Wiles, CDME
Beth Wiles, CDME
(Certified Destination Management Executive)
Recognized by the Destination Management Organization, (DMO) industry as its highest
educational achievement, CDME is an advanced educational program for experienced
DMO professionals seeking career advancement. Offered through Destination Marketing
International Association (DMAI) core curriculum includes Strategic Issues and Planning,
Marketing Plan and Budget Development, and Leadership Development. Additional required
courses consist of Advocacy, Sales, Community Branding, Partnerships, Economic Development,
Regional Planning, Sports Marketing, among others. The CDME program requires recertification
every 4 years.
Karen Hood, CTIS
(Certified Travel Industry Specialist)
The American Bus Association (ABA) created the Certified Travel Industry Specialist
(CTIS) Program to provide an opportunity for members of our industry to gain practical business
and industry-specific knowledge to build a strong business reputation for the industry. These
continuing education programs were created exclusively for the motorcoach and group travel
industry and extend the benefits of professional education past our industry shows and into
your business. ABA has partnered with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
(IUPUI). These rigorous, demanding but essential courses, designed exclusively for the
motorcoach and group tour industry, introduce new concepts in the industry and
expand professional and personal skills.
Be sure to stop in our
We offer over
750 brochures highlighting attractions across
the state of Missouri. A great resource for
planning your next vacation and quick
Hours of Operations:
Open 8am - 5pm Monday through
Friday Year Round
Saturdays 9am - 3pm May
Sundays 9am - 3pm Memorial
Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
- Free wireless
- Access to weather and MODOT
(Missouri Department of Transportation) online
- Clean restroom facilities
- Complimentary coffee
- Souvenirs; Route 66, Frogs,
Patriotic Bears, genealogy books
- Brochures and maps
- Snacks, Pepsi products and
water available for purchase
The staff is here
to assist you in organizing your visit to our
county. Whether you are a leisure traveler, group
planner or tour operator we want to insure that
your stay in Pulaski County is enjoyable and
You may contact
us by calling
1-573-336-6355 or toll free
Are you looking to give back to the community? Do you enjoy helping people?
Are you proud to live in Pulaski County? The Pulaski County Visitors Center is seeking volunteers and
this may be just what you are looking for!
Individual must be committed to providing superior customer service; professional, passionate, outgoing and
enjoy working with the public. Resourceful in answering questions specific to Pulaski County attractions,
outdoor activities and history, as well as tourism activities within the state of Missouri. Ability to give
directions and itinerary suggestions. Additional projects to include research, lead fulfillment and stocking.
Intermediate computer skills, ability to meet, greet and show visitors around the Center, climb stairs,
and ability to lift 25lbs. Shift available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm year round, Saturday and Sundays
9am-3pm Memorial through Labor Day. Complete the Volunteer Application
and email firstname.lastname@example.org