Planning your next get-away? Pulaski County Missouri offers up exciting outdoor recreation; scenic float trips, fantastic goggle-eye fishing, red and white trophy trout fishing areas and unique resorts. Explore the roads of Pulaski County with our scenic driving tours along Historic Route 66, which offers over 66 stops along our 33 miles. Wind along the Frisco railroad tour or learn about the history of Fort Leonard Wood. Bring the gals and spend the weekend shopping along our Antique & Sweet Trail. As summer turns to fall bring the kids explore our harvest farms. Plan an evening during the holidays to enjoy our Holiday Light and Festival Trail. Pulaski County communities offer up events year round. Notable events this year are the Mid America Freedom Rally – a 4 day event over Memorial Weekend, Old Settlers Day with 2-days of Civil War Reenactments, Frogtober Family Fitness Festival – crafts, Nasty Pulaski (gravel bicycle event) and the Frog Hill 1/2 Marathon. Check out our calendar of events for other events such as Dixon Cowdays, Crocker Railroad Days and the Tri-County Fair.
For personalized service whether planning your trip or while in the area, the Visitors Center offers a museum experience, assistance and referrals to local business along with information on attractions across the state. Whether you are planning your vacation to Pulaski County Missouri or traveling through the area the Pulaski County Visitors Center staff is here to assist! The Visitors Center is located north of I-44, Exit 161.
The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is located within the Visitors Center. Bureau staff markets Pulaski County and tourism related businesses in geographical locations and in a wide variety of marketing mediums to increase tourism visitation to the region. Promotions focus on scenic float trips, 33 miles of Route 66, history museums, National Park Service Trail of Tears Memorial, city murals, Antique/Sweet trail, historic sites, military, veteran memorials and large events. Marketing targets leisure, motor coach, meetings, reunions and media travelers. The Bureau offers a robust Partner Program and has designed over 15 trails and tours to network area attractions and businesses. The Bureau and Center are funded through a Guest Tax, paid by overnight guests. Revenue is legislated for marketing and operations of a Visitors Center.
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. The Bureau also performs a tourism incubator program which has lead the efforts of establishing; Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation, Roubidoux Grotto and the Ozark Quilt Trail organizations. 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.