Get Outdoors in Pulaski!

Are these cool dreary days making you yearn for summer, when the sun is hot, and the trees have filled their branches with color? Well, why wait to get outdoors? Spring is almost here and right now is the time to discover Pulaski!

Devils Elbow Scenic Overlook in Bloom

Just think, no mosquitos to swat away, the weather is warming, daylight is longer, and the great outdoors is calling. Rather you’re tired of being cooped up, want to scope out that future adventure or just feel the need to explore – Pulaski has you covered!

Wanting to fish for trout without all that shoulder-to-shoulder action? With two great Missouri Conservation trout fishing ribbon areas, you won’t even miss the trout park. The Roubidoux in Waynesville and Stone Mill Spring on Fort Leonard Wood both have white ribbon trout areas and are lively fishing options that provide great scenery and are intermittently stocked, you might even catch a lunker! Check MDC.gov for fishing regulations, Stone Mill Spring on FLW does require military post access.

While you’ve caught the fishing bug, check out the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers. These great fishing locations contain Missouri Department of Conservation bass maintenance areas that are sure to bring some excitement. While you’re on the rivers get that kayak or other watercraft on the water and participate in one of the Tournaments to Reduce the 22, a drama free, no payout fishing tournament in March sponsored by The Fallen Outdoors. Pulaski’s river fishing is sure to help you brush up on those fishing skills while benefiting veterans at the same time.

Fisherman
Bass Fishin’ is Great in Pulaski! Image courtesy of Jeremy Mitchell.
Oak Hill Golf course sign
Pulaski’s golf offerings have great greens for putting, some sites even have golf carts or a pro shop for your necessities.

If your idea of fun is on land rather than in the water, check out one or several of the following golfing options: Oak Hills Country Club in Dixon, Richland Country Club and Public Golf Course, Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course, and Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood.

For the mini-golf course adventurer, Uranus Putt Pirates offers an 18 – hole swashbuckling good time.

If golfing in a basket is more your style, check out Hanna Hills Disc Golf Course, with 18 challenging holes intertwined with Ozark beauty, you may even spot a peacock

Image Courtesy of Hanna Hills Disc Golf Course

Road trip Dreamin’? Love to feel the wind in your hair and the freedom of the road ahead? With 33 miles of the Mother Road right here, there’s no better way to explore the open road than on your bike, in the car with the windows rolled down or on your special ride, this is the best way to explore it. Request your free self-guided historic driving tour and make that experience even more memorable.

Cycles on the Mother Road
Route 66 Shield on Route 66 at the Pulaski County Museum
Photo Opportunities Galore
Ozarks Beauty on 66

Enjoy finding and seeking treasures? Use GPS to navigate Pulaski and find some cool caches! From easier, traditional geocaches to the more difficult puzzle, earth, or mystery caches – there’s a wide selection of sites to get you outside. Grab a friend, a GPS device, or phone and go have fun!

Photo Courtesy of Google and Geocaching App

Getting outdoors is a great way to connect away from the daily grind. For a quick jaunt, get moving and grab the kids to play at the park, explore one of the open-air museums, or venture on a walking or hiking trail. Why waste time cooking? For additional fun, make it a picnic and select a tasty option to eat at the park or dine outside at a local restaurant.

NPS Trail of Tears, Waynesville MO
Trail of Tears National Park Service Site
Waynesville Walking Traikl
Waynesville Walking Trail
Outdoor Dining is Best

Spring not your favorite season and still dreaming of summer? Go on a recon mission and plan that perfect vacation. Scope out the best camping site, plan that relaxing river adventure, or enjoy nature’s beauty in preparation of the warmer months. While checking things out, go to a spring festival for that down-home feeling that our towns here in the Ozarks commonly offer.

A Welcoming Stay
RV Camping

Before long, summer will be here and with some good planning, you can be ready to float on the river, check out an awesome festival, go camping or find that perfect lodging option and vacation stay. No matter what you enjoy, there are plenty of options for memory-making adventures in Pulaski, so order your free Travel Inspiration Guide and plan that perfect getaway today!

March 2022 Events

Upcoming Events Occurring in Pulaski County, MO

March 5, 2022: 12th Annual Payin’ for the Spayin’ 5k

5K run / walk benefiting the Pulaski County Humane Society. Run begins at 10am Fun for your furry friends and the whole family! Crocker Community Park, Crocker, MO 65452

March 5, 2022: 16th Annual Indoor Poker Run

Featuring an all you can eat chili or spaghetti dinner, door prizes and raffles! Hosted by Chapter 331 American Legion Riders. Begins at 6:30 pm at American Legion, Saint Robert, MO 65584

March 7 – April 15, 2022: Taste of Pulaski County Passport Edition

Purchase a Taste of Pulaski Passport, then taste the Pulaski County goodness, collect your receipts, and turn it back in for a chance to win prizes! Be sure to check out their online auction. Various locations Throughout Pulaski County

March 12, 2022: 6th Annual Racing for Daylight Ultra

Ultra event begins at 6pm March 12th lasting until 7am March 13th Walk, run, ruck or ride, join them for one hour or for the whole time, a great way to bring in daylight savings! Waynesville City Park, Waynesville, MO 65583

March 19, 2022: Free Donut Monthly 5K Run

Free fun run begins at 8am walk or run this free 5K, donuts and coffee to follow. Waynesville City Park, Waynesville, MO 65583

March 19, 2022: Dixon 1st Annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Cruise In & Show

Classic Car. Truck and Motorcycle Show beginning at 10 am with Classic and Custom, Car Truck & Motorcycle Competitions and a Hillbilly Deluxe Competition. Burnout Competition at 5 pm. Event in Downtown Dixon, MO 65459

March 25, 2022: Kickin’ It Route 66 5k Color Run / Walk 

Free Fun Run! Wear your own white t-shirt to be splashed with colors or purchase one onsite. This pre – meal workout will have you hungry for some BBQ then stay to watch the KCBS cook off artists! Run begins at 5:30 pm. Tiger Typhoon, Saint Robert, MO 65584

March 25-27, 2022: Kickin’ It Route 66 BBQ Challenge

Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned Barbecue Event. Several contests to choose from; 2 KCBS BBQ competitions, 1 Kids Q Competition, silent auction and some great food! St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert, MO 65584


WEEKLY

Saturdays 8 AM – 12 PM Pulaski County Farmers Market – Waynesville, MO


SAVE THE DATE

April 9th Dixon Spring Fling Historic Downtown Dixon, MO

April 23rd 2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair Saint Robert, MO

April 23rd Crawfish Boil Waynesville, MO

May 27th & 28th Big Piney River Bluegrass Festival Saint Robert, MO

May 27th thru 30th Mid-America Freedom Rally Waynesville, MO

Upcoming Signature Events, and full PulaskiCountyUSA.com calendar.

During the pandemic changes occur rapidly. Contact event host to confirm event and to verify COVID procedures. In some situations masks and social distancing may be encouraged. If you do not feel well or have been exposed, choose to not attend.  Please follow CDC recommendations, and local Health Department recommendations and trends. 

To add your Pulaski County event to our Event Promotion Program, visit our online calendar

Valentine’s Vacation

Valentine’s Day is our chance every year to show that special someone in our lives how special they really are. And while Pulaski County is an amazing place to visit any time of the year, you should consider coming this Valentine’s. With everything from gifts to an amazing date night, to a cozy place to stay the night; we can help you and your sweetheart make beautiful memories together.

Here in Pulaski, we have a variety of special sweets and handcrafted gifts to choose from. Be sure to order some flowers and stop by our local shops to help make your day extra special. If you need a little help with ideas, be sure to check out some of our Itineraries so your day can go off without a hitch.

Book your own private movie theater and enjoy the latest blockbuster or choose from a classic.  Gamer couples can even bring their equipment and compete on the big screen! Join in on a couple’s painting class or enjoy a relaxing couple’s massage. This year we have several events here locally, such as:

  • “You are Sweet” Bingo @ Hopper’s Pub on the 14th at 7:00 pm
  • Couples Paint @ Healthy Avenue Nutrition on the 19th at 3:00 pm

Get a room at one of Pulaski’s many hotels. Or if you are looking for something a little more magical, try one of our cozy cabins or Airbnb’s. Enjoy a delightful breakfast in bed with your sweetheart.

Eat at one of our many restaurants and enjoy our variety of international flavors. However, if you find it too cold to go out, stay warm and have one of our delivery services bring your meal to you.

Want more ideas? Be sure to check our calendar or request a copy of our Visitors Guide.

February Activities in PulaskiCountyUSA!

February weather might be keeping outdoor activities and festivals at bay, but there are still plenty of fun activities to ward off cabin fever!

Every week

Mondays – Ladies Night Monday Fun Day – 28 Shots Bar & Grill, Dixon, MO

Tuesdays – Bar Bingo Fun – 28 Shots Bar & Grill, Richland, MO

Wednesdays – Bingo – American Legion Post 240, Richland, MO

Happy Hour @ the Piano Bar – Midway Piano Bar & Saloon, St. Robert, MO

Thursdays – Bingo – American Legion Post 240, Richland, MO

Fridays – Karaoke – 28 Shots Bar & Grill, Dixon, MO

Saturdays – Turkey Shoot – American Legion Post 240, Richland, MO


Special Dates:

Feb 12 2022 – Galentine’s Paint & Sip with Mimosas and Brunch, Hoppers Pub, Waynesville, MO

Feb 15 2022 – Couples Sip N Paint – Piney River Taproom, Waynesville, MO

Feb 19 2022– FFG Free Donut Run 5K, St. Robert, MO

Learn more about these activities by visiting our Community Events and Activities Calendar!

To add your events or activities to the PulaskiCountyUSA.com, simply go to the calendar, click More, Add Event!

New Businesses in Pulaski County

January is the beginning of the new year and we have several new businesses in our area to welcome! There are three new eating venues and two massage therapy spas are now open and ready for you to stop in, say hello, and try their services! So while you are exploring Pulaski County please stop in a visit:

Big Ed’s Burgers & Fries

Grant Warren has opened a food truck Big Ed’s Burger’s & Fries. He has worked in local restaurants in the area and his wife’s family has also run restaurants. The idea to open a food truck appealed to Grant and Mary, his wife. They decided to do burgers, fries, chicken tenders, along with homemade brownies!

The Warren’s buy the beef locally from Boucher Farms in Dixon. The Boucher’s raise their cattle locally and do not use growth hormones or any antibiotics, so you are getting “natural beef”!

When setting up the food truck, the Warrens do not have a set location, rather they “pick a neighborhood. Please check their Facebook page to find out their next location.

The Divine Pineapple: Therapeutic and Wellness Center is located at 839 VFW Memorial Drive, Suite 4 in Saint Robert.  They share the office with Heavenly Hands Day Spa.  Corrine Sanchez worked with Whitney of Heavenly Hands Day Spa, previously.  Whitney encouraged Corrine to open her own business, so she did!  When asked what draws in new clients, Connie shares, “Focusing on new energy and trying to connect at the level where the client is at. “

Corrine Sanchez – The Divine Pineapple: Therapeutic and Wellness Center (left) and Whitney Stevick – Heavenly Hands Day Spa (right). Image courtesy of Piney

Savanna Timmons recently opened Tiger Nutrition at 320 Ichord Avenue, Suite S; in Waynesville.  Her husband, Ty, is currently transitioning out of the military.  They are “really big into the gym” and they enjoy eating healthy.  When asked why they decided to open a nutritional bar, Savanna said, “people don’t want to make the food or drinks at home, and it is quick and easy to come into Tiger Nutrition.”

They offer protein balls, community bowls, oatmeal bowls, waffles, nutritional shakes, and teas.  You may choose fruits; vegetables; yogurt; milk; granola or other yummy items featured on their bar and create your own shake!

Image courtesy of Tiger Nutrition, Waynesville, MO

Early in December, Spartan Gyros opened at 690 Missouri Avenue, Suite 5 in Saint Robert.  Kenny, who is retired military, & Cristal decided to open in Saint Robert due to its proximity near Fort Leonard Wood. 

The menu includes gyro wraps; Greek salads with or without gyro meat or chicken; burgers; pizza; and a variety of beverages.  The gyro platter features gyros meat, fried potatoes, Greek Salad, pita bread, and tzatziki sauce and is delicious!  Other food choices also include generous and delicious portions.

Image courtesy of Spartan Gyros, Saint Robert, MO

Opening a business in Pulaski County? Please visit our Industry Login section of PulaskiCountyUSA.com to learn more about the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau programs available to area partners, or email us at email@pulaskicountyusa.com to schedule an appointment.