Tag: Route 66

Waynesville Mayor Signs Birthplace of the Byway Proclamation

Waynesville Missouri - Birthplace of the Byway

WAYNESVILLE, MO. -May 22, 2020- As many Route 66 travelers are longing to hit the storied pavement again, Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman signed a city proclamation Thursday evening recognizing the upcoming thirty-year anniversary of Missouri’s designation of Route 66 as a historic district. Five years after U.S. 66 was decommissioned, on July 10, 1990, Missouri… Read more »

Historic Route 66 Bridges of Pulaski County, Missouri

Arch Bridge, Devils Elbow

Pulaski County is a not-so-hidden gem on the crown of Route 66 bridges. Three bridges are distinct ties to the promise and heyday of Route 66. The 1923 Devils Elbow Bridge over the Big Piney River predates Route 66. When it was constructed the roadbed was signed as Missouri Highway 14. The 1942 Devils Elbow… Read more »

Historic Driving Tours

Devils Elbow Bridge, Missouri

Where is Pulaski County’s ghost section of Route 66? Why is Hooker Cut an engineering marvel? What patriotic holiday is also the “birthday” of the iconic Devils Elbow Bridge? Who is George M. Reed? Why is a roadside park named after him? Pulaski County Tourism Bureau answers these questions in their free Historic Driving Tours… Read more »

Historic Downtown Waynesville Walking Tour

World War II era soldiers on the Square in downtown Waynesville, Missouri.

Which building on Waynesville’s public square was owned by Royalty? Where was Waynesville’s Opera House? Why is Waynesville “The Birthplace of the Byway”? Pulaski County Tourism Bureau answers these questions in their free Historic Downtown Waynesville Walking Tour brochure. Waynesville’s history comes to life as you explore downtown with your brochure in hand. Based on… Read more »


Family taking a selfie with Devils Elbow Bridge as backdrop

Inaugural Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards SAINT ROBERT, MO, March 12— Pulaski County Tourism Bureau has been notified by Missouri Life Magazine that Devils Elbow, Missouri has been awarded the title of Best Route 66 Location. The publication’s inaugural 2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards received over 800 nominations for more… Read more »