In the heart of Missouri, Pulaski County affords the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life to glimpse a simpler time. Looking for a bit of history? We've got that. How about history in the making? No problem. Have a passion for outdoor adventure? Give us a real challenge! Golf? Fishing? Spelunking? As summer's warmth folds into the brilliant fall foliage, possibilities in Pulaski County thrive. Festivals, museums, unique attractions, activities and access to some of America's favorite outdoor escapes - reasons abound that beckon visitors from around the world. Charming Midwestern towns, breathtaking scenery, outdoor adventure and echoes of history invite travelers throughout the year to linger in the Ozark landscape. Whether you enjoy admiring a stunning sunset, reflecting back on history or just reconnecting with family, Pulaski County is the right choice for you.
It has undergone many transformations and is known by many names, but most of us have heard of Historic Route 66. If you're traveling the 2448 miles of highway that spans 10 counties in Missouri, it means tearing a page out of history. Call today to order your free copy of the Driving Tours of Pulaski County or download your copy. Also available online is our Audio Tour and our Route 66 Phone App.
The 33 original mile stretch of Route 66 that winds through Pulaski County is lush with brilliant scenery and breathtaking landscapes. Valleys cut through limestone and dolomite rock, and you'll visit cities whose heyday was years ago or cities just finding their roots. The tour will captivate travelers as they wind through the historic road in Pulaski County. Take your time to experience what a 1930 tourist map describes as "a glorious panorama, whose grandeur is unrivaled in America."
Fort Leonard Wood has become both an integral part of Pulaski County and an active supporter of the surrounding communities. Visitors are welcome to visit the Army Museum Complex, the only place in the country where you can see three U.S. Branch museums in one location, experience the WWII building complex or relax with a round of golf.
It's no surprise that Fort Leonard Wood has devoted significant effort to honoring military history and heritage; after all, units and personnel from the Army post have deployed to aid every major U.S. military action and peacekeeping effort since World War II. With its state-of-the-art technology and training, Fort Leonard Wood leads the way to the future while preserving the proud history of the U.S. Military. Fort Leonard Wood is home to museums, memorials and historic attractions that stir patriotism in all of us.
While in the area stop by and check out the Freedom Rock and Military Rock Display, photograph Frog Rock and murals of Dixon, Waynesville and Richland, stroll along the Roubidoux River and to learn about the story of the Trail of Tears at the National Park Service Memorial and Walking Trail. Just a few of the key sites throughout Pulaski County.
Pulaski County's calendar features year-round listings of festivals, events and fun things to plan your vacation around. Gun shows, cook-offs, 5k's, poker runs, horse and ATV rodeos, truck and tractor pulls.
Pulaski County has many family and seasonal events and festivals year-round. Family festivals include unique events such as Frogtober Fest, Old Settler's Day & Civil War Reenactment, Dixon Cow Days, Railroad Days, Route 66 Challenge and many more.
Seasonal events are always fun! Fall is known for various haunted trails, houses, float trips, and paranormal investigations. November; for craft shows for those special homemade gifts and December brings live nativity and interpretive trails, the historic manger scene that lights up the night sky over Waynesville, and the breathtaking bridge lighting of the historic Route 66 bridge in Devils Elbow. To keep in the loop, sign up for notifications from our online calendar and connect with us on our social media channels!
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