The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center is a 501C6, non-profit organization, funded through a 3% Guest Tax collected from overnight stays in Pulaski County lodging properties. This revenue is legislated for use in marketing Pulaski County Missouri as a tourist destination with a portion of the funding used to operate the Pulaski County Visitors Center.
Tourism Bureau: Our primary focus is destination marketing of Pulaski County. Placements are made in a variety of marketing mediums; geo and retargeting, pay per click, radio, print, billboards, cable, print, tradeshows, marketplaces, direct mailing, custom marketing opportunities, content management, website, phone applications, social media, blogging, etc., which target group and leisure travel and media exposure in markets primarily within a 6 hour with international reach on Route 66 campaigns. Marketing campaigns are focused on niche interests; outdoor enthusiasts, history; Trail of Tears, military and Route 66. The Bureau has also developed trails and tour programs to enhance visitor experience and extend the visitor stay. Group efforts include themed itineraries, step on guided tours, assistance with room blocks, catering, entertainment for motor coach, reunions, meeting and event planners and youth groups. Media relations include press releases and FAM tours.
Visitors Center: The Center is located north of Interstate 44, Exit 161. Offering over 800 brochures and maps for attractions across the state of Missouri. The Center offers 5 rooms featuring displays of Pulaski County history and culture, souvenir shop, rest area, complimentary coffee and wi-fi.