St. Robert and Waynesville Missouri
The Devils Elbow area of Big Piney River
A fun day canoeing on the Big Piney River
The historic Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville
Preparing to cave dive at Roubidoux Spring
The Elbow Inn in Devil's Elbow is the perfect place for a roadside meal
Looking out over the Ozarks
Over 50 flavors of taffy on the Antique & Sweet Tour
The Waynesville Memorial Clock on Route 66
A cold brew at Hoppers Pub
Ancient arrowheads in the Pulaski County Museum
Discover wayside sights and tributes to history.
Homage to History
Laughlin Park’s Trail of Tears National Historic Trail site includes several interpretive plaques commemorating the area near Roubidoux Creek as a Cherokee camping spot. Follow the walking path along the river to learn all about the area’s role during this difficult period of history. No less than five museums are open at the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex at Fort Leonard Wood, including the Army Engineer Museum, Outdoor Military Vehicle Museum and the Military Police Museum, as well as a replica of a World War II camp. For a lighter look at history, stop by the Military Rock Display, Route 66 Courthouse Museum or the Old Stagecoach Stop to have guides in period costume walk you through 19th century buildings.
Explore Route 66
With so many kilometers of the famed “Mother Road” perfectly preserved here, take a driving tour to maximize your experience (available via print, app or audio download). Don’t miss Elbow Inn & BBQ Pit in Devils Elbow (so named for an awkward bend in Big Piney River), just off the route. This quintes