Thrift & Treats in Pulaski County – 2-Day Itinerary
Thrift, Explore, & Nosh Your Way Through Our Ozark Mountain Landscape
Thrifting and antiques are worth traveling for! Add flea markets, gift shops, and sweet treats into the mix and you have the recipe for a memorable weekend experience! Our 2-day Shopping itinerary is a useful guide full of helpful suggestions to plan your Pulaski County shopping adventure!
Treasures can be found around every bend of our Thrift & Treats Trail! Unique experiences, community art, mouthwatering meals, fascinating history, and amazing views are plentiful along the trail. The trail meanders along Pulaski County’s country backroads to uncrowded, Ozark Mountain small towns with quirky charm.
Wile away the day wandering into our storefronts. Poke through every corner of our antique stores. Discover colorful murals. Browse an art gallery. Shop at unique boutiques. Soak up Waynesville’s unique history as you stroll the Square. Lose yourself in the nostalgic Americana that defines Route 66. Indulge your taste buds at our Mom & Pop restaurants. Indulge your sweet tooth at our coffee shops, cupcakerys, and creameries.
A Memorable Weekend Experience!
You will need a full weekend to antique, explore, and nosh your way through our Thrift & Treats Trail. Clean and comfortable lodging options are clustered in Saint Robert. Airbnbs and rustic Ozarks resorts dot the countryside throughout Pulaski County. Consider three overnights while planning. We recommend traveling to Pulaski County Thursday evening and departing on Sunday morning.
Our suggested two-day itinerary will inspire your travel plans. This is not a complete list of everything to discover in Pulaski County. Make your weekend plans perfect for you by customizing your antiquing adventure exploring Pulaski County. Visit our shopping page to learn more about Pulaski County merchants and to discover group crafting events that you can weave into your itinerary. Our merchants and restaurateurs are flexible. Their hours may change. It pays to call ahead to confirm hours for the locations that interest you most.
Journey along the tracks of the former Frisco Railroad. Two-lane Highway 133 twists though gentle rolling hills of rural, agricultural landscape. It connects the country towns of Dixon, Crocker, and Richland. All these communities, and the “ghost towns” you will stumble across along your route, sprang to life in 1869 as the railroad laid its path across northern Pulaski County.
Dixon & Crocker: Railroad Boomtowns
Rummage through Whatever Antiques and Collectibles (215 West 2nd Street, Dixon, 573-528-5267). This store is stuffed with tchotchkes, retro furniture, housewares and more. Chat up owners Wanda, Harry, and Aunt Flo during your visit!
Thrift shop aficionados will want to add Dixon Area Caring Center Thrift Shop to their tour. Yard-sale type pricing makes shopping here even more enticing. Your purchases here also give back to the less fortunate in the Dixon area.
Before leaving Dixon to travel to Crocker grab an old-fashioned Cherry Malt at Johnson’s Snacketteto savor along the way!
Triple Creek Antiquesis a welcoming antique store full of needful things. TCA also specializes in primitives.
“Love this place! Charming little store that has all the little extras that you drive outta your way for! Great smelling candles and lots of antiques! And they give you a cup of coffee while you’re walking around!”Steve S. via Google
Die-cast collectible fans must treat themselves at Final Stop Die-cast Collectibles & More FSDCCM specializes in Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, Green Light, M2, and Ertl products. This store is guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone! Take a sometime to stop in next door at The Little Grey Room Boutique
Just across the street from The Little Grey Room Boutique is Sanctuary Quilts and Coffee Housed in the architecturally blessed former Methodist Church, SC&Q has made a name for themselves with an abundant selection of fantastic coffee and an impressive quilting room.
A trip to Richland would not be complete without exploring H.E. Warren Store . Founded by Captain Henry Ernest Warren in 1869, Richland’s oldest business is still owned and operated by the Warren family 150+ years later.
Missouri Wines & International Flavors
Round out your day by sampling award-winning craft beers that celebrate life in the Ozarks at Piney River Taproom Brewery .
International dining options in Saint Robert include Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Hibachi,and Mama Mia Authentic Mediterranean. The Hub Restaurant & Lounge has been dishing out delicious German fare since 1971.
For a full listing of our great dining options visit our Dining page.
For a full listing of merchants and crafting opportunities visit our Shopping page.
Today’s suggested itinerary guides you to locations on and near the most nostalgic highway in America- Route 66! The famous Mother Road was commissioned in 1926. It incorporated former Missouri Highway 14 which was the main east-west road in Pulaski County at the time. We recommend grabbing a copy of the Historic Driving Tours and the Waynesville Walking Tour brochures to accompany you. They are both available, free of charge, at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Boulevard, Suite A, Saint Robert, 573-336-6355).