Plan a Visit!

 

Fall 2018 Be a Tourist  
in Your Own County 

 

September 11, 2018, USA Tours will take you on a bus tour to northeastern Osage County:

  • Demonstrations of state-of-the art farming equipment in the Chamois-Morrison Bottom by the Paulsmeyer and Hackman families.
  • Tour of the Townley House Museum, one of the earliest homes, built in Chamois. in 1856.   It is cared for by the Chamois Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Lunch will be provided by the Heritage Community Bank and served at the Haystack Restaurant.
  • Visit to St. Peters UCC Church at Deer Creek, four miles southwest of Chamois.  The congregation was organized in 1865 and the first church building was erected in 1867.
  • Stop at the Chamois City Cemetery on Highway 89 North.  The magnificent view from the top of the hill overlooks the farmlands of the fertile valley to the north.
  • Visit the herd of bison at the farm of Steve and Janice Smyth.  They have had bison on their property, south of Chamois, for 18 years.

Cost for the entire day is $35.00 per person and includes transportation by USA Tours of Rolla, guides and lunch.  Meet the coach at the Osage County Community Center at 8:00 a.m. 
We will be leaving PROMPTLY AT 8:30 A.M.

RESERVATIONS can be made by printing out and returning the registration blank here with your payment.

Please contact the Osage County Extension Center at 573-897-3648 if you have questions. You can also pick up a registration form there.

 

Be a Tourist in Your
Own County Spring 2017

 

June 14, 2017, first stop was Westphalia Trading Company, then Painted Rock Conservation Area, then lunch in the Meta Civic League Hall, compliments of Mid America Bank. After lunch the bus went to Kempker’s Back 40 Wedding Barn (pictured at right) and on to St. Anthony of Padua Church, Folk. Last event of the day was a bale-wrapping demonstration by Kenny Luecke. Everyone had a good time according to feedback forms. Both the wedding barn and bale wrapping stole the show — even under gray clouds most of the afternoon, threatening rain!

 

 

2017 5th Annual Taste of
Osage County June 24 

 

People flocked to visit Linn City Park, just off U.S. Highway 50, Saturday, June 24, for Taste of Osage County. They met local food producers and crafts people — a farmer’s market on steroids! The park afforded shade for Taste of Osage County producers, makers, shakers and purveyors of fun and flavor to talk about what they do — people from Osage County and surrounding agricultural communities from Jefferson City to the Highway 44 corridor. The Osage County Agritourism Council organizes the event to fullfill their mission — “Open our doors to showcase Osage County’s unique communities, heritage, agricultural lifestyle and products.” They partnered this year with University of Missouri Extension and Missouri River Bluffs Association to bring you one nice afternoon in the park. Even the perfect weather was in on it!

 

 

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Self-Guided Scenic
Driving Tours!

 

Adventurers discover wineries, restaurants, cozy bed and breakfasts and little antique shops — and more — in northeastern Osage County, along Highwy 100, to Highway 50 and back along Highway N. The council printed and distributed a paper map describing the day-trip loop to inaugurate a series of maps throughout the county. You can pick up a map from locations along the route or stop by the Extension office.

 

Group Tour Information

for Osage County

 

Looking for a DAY TRIP that is different and interesting as well as educational and fun?


RECENT GOOD TIME! Fall tour, Oct. 2, 2014, was a trip south and west from Linn, the County Seat. Event was Be-A-Tourist-In-Your-Own-County, but tour planners are always invited to join us. The tour went to an historic school house in Cooper Hill, then to Gerloff Farms for a close up look at a successful registered and commercial cattle business. Lunch was after a wine tasting at Wenwood Winery. People stopped at an old country store and gas station in Mount Sterling after lunch (many finding tasty ice cream there), visited a very small, intimate country church, and then headed home.

Summer Tour 2014 was with book authors of

“Gospels in Glass:” At Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain, authors provided books for each participant and engaging commentary about history of stained glass as an art form in Missouri. Tour continued on to St. Joseph’s Church, Westphalia, and lunch before visiting Holy Family Church, Freeburg. The last stop was Visitation Church in Vienna, before returning to Linn.

Let the Welcome to Osage County Agritourism Council help you make plans to visit Osage County.
We are located in the center of the State of Missouri with two main highways crisscrossing our county, Highways 63 and 50. The mission of the Osage County Agritourism Council is to open our doors to showcase Osage County’s unique communities, heritage, agricultural lifestyle and products.

 

We provide that rural experience by inviting groups to spend time with us. We will help you plan your itinerary, making all arrangements for you, except transportation and/or lodging. And you may pay for everything with one check. We will also provide a guide so you have the opportunity to get to know a native, ask questions as you travel from each venue and learn the rural life-style we share in Osage County. Click HERE for more photos from past Osage County tours.

 

In sample files listed below, you will find itineraries for a day in Osage County. These can be modified for two-day stays with overnight accommodations here. We can combine any of the items in the itineraries (depending on distance involved) or add additional ones to make your rural experience complete. We will be glad to give you pricing for any itineraries that you would like us to prepare for you. We can easily customize your itinerary to match interests of your travelers.

 

Please contact Kay Schwinke if you would like more information about future tour itineraries and planning. Click on links below for samples.

1. Sample Intinerary

2. Sample Intinerary

 

CLICK HERE to find scenic routes through Osage County 

Click here to download a PDF map at 8.5 x 11 inches.