Plan a Visit!

 

Fall 2017 Be a Tourist  
in Your Own County 

 

September 21, 2017, USA Tours took a bus load on a mystery tour! They left the Community Center, Linn, and went to discover new work and expansion at Quaker Windows, Freeburg. After dropping in on the quirky Hilkemeyer Store there, they went for a sumptuous meal provided by the people of St. Boniface Church, Koeltztown. Last stop was just south of Meta at the Wansing dairy farm to see a newly installed automatic milking operation. Everyone learned something new and had a good time along the way uncovering a few mysteries in Osage County.

Cost for the entire day was $35 per person, including the German pot roast lunch with homemade dessert along the way.

 

Be a Tourist in Your
Own County Event 

 

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

 

 

Be a Tourist

in Your Own County!

 

Fall Tour held in October every year:
The Osage County Agritourism Council provided a day in the central area of Osage County in 2011. The tour hosted 40 people to visit: Osage Ambulances, Inc.; Voss Land and Cattle Co.; St. John’s Methodist Church, Linn; Fried Chicken and German Pot Roast Dinner by Argyle Catering; Country Guest House at Paradise Bluff; and a Farm Toy Shop.



MORE INFORMATION: Call the Osage County Extension Center at 573.897.3648 ext. 4

 

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CLICK HERE to find scenic routes through Osage County 

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