Whether you coming to Pulaski County for a Military graduation, attending one of our many festivals, getting "your kicks on Route 66", camping or planning a float trip along the scenic Big Piney or Gasconade River you will find all the information you need to plan your vacation, here in the heart of the Ozarks.
Much of Pulaski County’s charm rests with its link to a younger America. As stagecoaches made way for railroads and the Wire Road faded under the construction of Route 66, Pulaski County witnessed history and the rise of the Midwest. The Cherokee traversed the area in 1838 on the grueling trek to Oklahoma that would become known as the Trail of Tears. The Civil War was the backdrop against which Pulaski County witnessed neighbor fight against neighbor, while the Union Army built a fort in Waynesville and Confederate militias patrolled the woods.
Railroads boomed and faded, planting the foundations for Crocker, Dixon, and Richland. World War II introduced the construction of Fort Leonard Wood, through which passed infantry troops bound for Europe as well as German and Italian POWs. The post has since supported and trained military personnel for every U.S. conflict.