PULASKI COUNTY USA’S SCENIC CRAZY 8 82 MILES • I-44; Rtes 28, 133, 17, 7, D, Z, J, T
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Head west out of Waynesville on Historic Route 66, and turn north on Route T to Route 133, which leads you west into Richland. Swing by the Chopper Shop, or enjoy a scrumptious tenderloin sandwich at the Burger Stand. Take Route 7 south out of Richland to Roadhouse Bar & Grille, home of great BOGO Burgers and weekends full of live music. The Pulaski County Shrine Club located near Buckhorn is home for the annual FORR Mid America Freedom Rally, which is attended by thousands of bike enthusiasts every year. Route 66 east will return you to St. Robert and dinner at the infamous Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ Pit. Stop at the Pulaski County Visitors Center, where the staff can help you find more local fun. Check out the PulaskiCountyUSA.com website for additional rides, including the Route 66 Adventure, available as an audio download to your smartphone.
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GET READY for a day filled with scenic beauty, plenty of Ozark curves, open road, and a feeling of peace. Take Historic Route 66 E/Route Z out of St. Robert and head east on Route Z—a.k.a. Old Route 66—through Devil’s Elbow. At Route J, catch I-44 for a short trip to Jerome where you’ll catch Route D north to the junction of Highway 28. Turn right on Route 28, and take it into Dixon. A quick diversion south on Route 28 will lead you to a million-dollar view and a delicious menu by Chef Kyle at Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro. Dixon, the first of three towns that lay along the Frisco Railroad, features murals located throughout the town and a hidden gem, Homeplate Bar & Grill. Open the throttle along Route 133 west out of Dixon, to Route 17. The twists and turns lead you through Crocker and into Waynesville, the home of Hoppers Pub and sixty-six different beers on tap.
Elbow Inn Bar and BBQ Pit