Autumn Road Trip Inspiration

Autumn Road Trip Inspiration

Autumn Road Trip Inspiration

Ideas for Your Fall Road Trip

The vibrant colors of the rolling Ozark landscape signal a change in season in Pulaski County. Autumn is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the cool Missouri weather — and in case the fall air isn’t enough to draw you outdoors, our calendar of events will. From family-friendly festivals to winding, twisting bike rides to spooky float trips, the communities around Pulaski County host a wide range of seasonal events for all ages. Plus, Pulaski County’s awe-inspiring natural beauty is the perfect setting for Mother Nature’s fiery brilliant colors! Discover the majestic limestone bluffs that tower above the Big Piney River at Devils Elbow. Backpack in the Mark Twain National Forest.

Dramatic Landscapes & Panoramic Views

Follow the Frisco Railroad self-guided tour, available for download, to discover dramatic landscapes and panoramic views. Connect with Mother Nature on our Ozark backroads. Autumn is the perfect season to get your kicks on our Route 66! The first weekend in October, compete in the Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind or Frog Hill Half Marathon. Celebrate the harvest at a Farmers Market or dine on authentic, delicious German comfort food.


Immerse yourself in the season while you drift lazily down the Gasconade River in a kayak or canoe. Spend the afternoon fishing for smallmouth bass or trout. Giggle your way through Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store. Find one-of-a-kind treasures and delectable goodies along our Thrift & Sweets Trail. Star in your own screamfest at Rising Haunted Attraction or Haunted River Float. Narrate your own spine-tingling tale around the campfire at one of our campgrounds.

Join in two-day Route 66 Hogs and Frogs Festival. Win a cow at Dixon's Cow Days or roam the railroad town of Crocker during Railroad Days. Stroll around Waynesville's charming Square during Oktoberfest.

Lounge in your clean and comfortable room at one of our hotels. Live like a local at an Airbnb. Feast on flavors from around the globe at our eateries.  

For even more inspiration and trip ideas, visit our blog. Request our Pulaski County Getaway Guide, Route 66 Historic Driving Tour, and the Waynesville Walking Tour. All three, along with many other publications, are available online on our website as Digital Downloads.

Our Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert) is excited to safely assist you during your travel to Pulaski County. Looking for insider info on the area during your stay? Want to know more about our can’t-miss dining, attractions, and experiences? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer your questions! Just give us a call, shoot us an email, or stop by!

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