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Meramec Traveler: Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center

What a gem! Salem and Dent County are blessed to have a tremendous storehouse for area historical and natural resources in the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center (ONCRC). Packed full of information on everything from bugs to iron ore, the ONCRC, 202 S. Main, Salem, is a treasure trove for visitors and citizens alike.

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Meramec Traveler – Wagon Wheel Motel on Route 66 in Cuba

It was golf extraordinaire Walter Hagen who said, “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” The Wagon Wheel Motel of Route 66 in Cuba, MO., is one of those “flowers” that you won’t want to miss. Built in 1935, the Wagon

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Meramec Traveler – Snowensville

Ever felt the nostalgia of shaved ice in the summer or a good down home café that does a wide variety of burgers and some pretty amazing fried chicken? Snowensville is the perfect place then with both a diner and a shaved ice/ice cream stand. Located in Owensville, the business started as a summer time

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Meramec Traveler – Krooked Moon Distillery

What a great re-use of a vacant building! Owner Tom Reed has done an outstanding job of redecorating the former Midwest Auto building on Highway 28 in Owensville (Midwest is now down the road) into an open, spacious, restaurant that offers everything from lobster tail to corn dogs, not to mention a long list of

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Meramec Traveler: Sweet Caroline’s

Sweet menu. Sweet décor. Sweet prices. SWEET CAROLINE’S! Brand new to Owensville and located at 114 N 7th Street, Sweet Caroline’s offers a well-rounded menu. I have to say, I had the Chuck’s Old-Fashioned Thin Burger and that’s the first burger in a long time that I didn’t want to put ANYTHING on. Was delicious

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The Meramec Traveler: CDR Naturals, Bourbon

“Healthier Living Delivered” is not just a motto for CDR Naturals in Bourbon. Hopefully, the folks in Bourbon and surrounding area know how lucky they are to have a health food store in a town of its size, and being paired with a home/office delivery service, they are twice blessed! Jordan Ray showed us around

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Meramec Traveler: Missouri Pizza Company

Small town + hometown boys + brick oven + entertainment + pizza and wings=SUCCESS! Missouri Pizza Company in St. James is lucky enough to have all these ingredients and more. If you are looking for a relaxing, delicious evening, look no further. Find the railroad track in downtown St. James and you will be close.

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Meramec Traveler – The Rosebud Vault

Not sure of any other place in the region that you can go shopping for women’s clothing where you are greeted at the door with a Mimosa to enjoy while you browse! Now, the Mimosas are for special events, but just a visit to the Rosebud Vault in Rosebud, MO is a treat in itself. This

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Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider Event Planned May 18-19

News Release: For more information, please call: 573-368-8393 “Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider,” a two-man historical re-enactment featuring two American legends of conservation, will take place on May 18-19, 2018, at the Prairie Star Restoration Farm, Bland, MO. The event, hosted by the Prairie Star Conservation Community, will depict President Theodore Roosevelt

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The Meramec Traveler – St. James Marketplace Café

It’s really hard to say what I like most….the delicious food, the great service OR the quaint atmosphere. St. James Marketplace Café is located just a smidge off the beaten path—on Seymour Street, just one block off of the main street through St. James, but well worth the finding! Deb Kleinheider and her crew put

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The Meramec Traveler – Meramec Vineyards

Have you tried it yet? Mine was a chicken, bacon, ranch. This delectable delight—a savory galette—is the creation of Jessica Boulware, event coordinator at Meramec Vineyards/Winery, St. James. Light, flaky, rich and creamy—check! Jessica tells me that there are five others on the menu, including Mushroom/Thyme/Bacon, Roasted Tomato and Basil Ricotta, Chicken Artichoke, Buffalo Chicken

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The Meramec Traveler

The Meramec Region is home to hundreds of unique businesses. We know it is hard for you to get around to all of them right away, so The Meramec Traveler is going to visit some of them for you and fill you in on the experience. Perhaps this will give you a glimpse of a

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Naturally Meramec – A Movement for the Meramec Region

Welcome to Naturally Meramec! This site exists to form a movement in the Meramec Region in Missouri that works to capture the uniqueness of the region, making it a destination for both travelers and local residents. The Meramec Region consists of the beautiful and vast counties of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington.

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The Benefits of Becoming a Member of Naturally Meramec

The Meramec Region is known for its majestic bluffs, wooded areas and dramatic caves. It is seen as a tourist destination for active explorers and adventurers. Naturally Meramec was created in effort to highlight and showcase the agriculture, tourism and culinary businesses or related organizations throughout the Meramec Region and collectively work together to promote

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