Pulaski’s Bizarre and Unique
Itinerary for unique stops in central Missouri
Traveling is about experiencing things that are unique to the destination you are visiting. Pulaski County, Missouri, is filled with fun and different sites to explore, laugh, and tell your friends about! Charge up your phone, or pack your camera, and set out to capture the sites!
Your First Stop
Must be Uranus Missouri. Known worldwide for their famous fudge at the Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store. The complex is filled with quirky sites; dinosaurs, the Guinness Book of World Record’s Largest Belt Buckle, aliens, vintage vehicles, a double-decker bus from London, and spend some “time” in the Uranus City Jail. And that is just naming a few of the oddities! Browse through the Sideshow Museum, and snap a photo of the 22-foot Mega Mayor, located on the north side of Route 66. Things are ever-evolving in Uranus, so watch for more activities coming soon.
The City of St. Robert is working to “light up the night”, establishing an open-air museum featuring vintage neon signs that originated along Route 66. The location is within the George M. Reed Roadside Park, a unique park with access from both the west and eastbound lanes of Route 66.
Continue Along Route 66
Frog Rock, locally known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker, overlooks the community of Waynesville. This giant boulder, painted like a frog, is situated along Historic Route 66. The shoulder is wide, allowing tourists to stop and photograph Croaker. But beware…the hillside is made of shale, which easily crumbles. Safety first, so photograph from the roadside. Head on into Waynesville and get an up-close selfie with Croaker, a 6.5-foot wooden carving.
Find a spot on the square to snap a group photo with the Waynesville Route 66 Shield. The shield weighs over 1,000lbs and is 8-foot tall x 8 foot wide.
Artistic Impressions Throughout the County
Murals abound throughout Pulaski County. The interactive Waynesville Mural is located on the east side of the Electric Originals and Odyssey Scuba building. Stop in and borrow the paddle and take selfies with the canoe. If Raleigh-the dog is working, he might even come out and join you!
Explore the community of Dixon painted murals throughout downtown. These murals depict the history of the community which is centered around the Frisco Railroad. The City of Richland mural created signifies the founders and bicentennial of the community and the interactive Butterfly mural is a fun selfie location. Swing by the Frisco Park off Main St. for the whirlygigs, the vintage gas pumps along Hwy 133, and swing by Shady Dell Park for the Caboose. Crocker ties together the railroad towns of northern Pulaski, featuring Frisco Park and their red caboose.
Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood Throughout the county, you will find memorials and tributes expressing our community appreciation to those that serve and protect our country. St. Robert’s Freedom Rock and military tribute feature boulders representing various branches and companies of the military. The featured boulder, Freedom Rock, is part of the 50 state Freedom Rock Tour. Other stops include; The USO Memorial, the City of St. Robert Welcome tribute, and various veteran memorials.
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