Nearby Attractions

Onondaga Cave State Park (573) 245-6576 Descend into the depths of Onondaga Cave State Park and drop into a world of wonder: towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones help make the cave a National Natural Landmark and illustrate why Missouri is often called “The Cave State.” Visitors can take guided tours into the underground wonderland.  

Ozark Outdoors (573) 245-6837 Ozark Outdoors specializes in canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and tubing on the Huzzah, the Courtois, and the beautiful upper Meramec. Are you looking for something a little more adventurous? Test your skills on the Floating Treetops Aerial Park, where you can conquer your fear of heights or get the adrenaline rush you seek.

Ozark Trail Go for a hike or bike ride! The Ozark Trail is nearly 400 miles of trail that winds through the Missouri Ozarks, the result of an idea conceived in 1977 to run a trail from St. Louis to the Arkansas border and eventually connect with the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas to create a 700-mile thru-trail. Much of the trail is open to bicycle and equestrian traffic, and the entire trail is open for hiking.

Riddle Me This Escapes Set in the 1920s, travel back in time and become a notorious bank robber. The Farmers Bank is located in Steelville, MO and is known to have large amounts of valuables. You’ll need to enter the bank and break into the vault before the town Sheriff catches you red-handed! You’ll work your way through lock codes, clues, and lots of twists and turns while trying to get away with the loot. You have one hour, do you have what it takes to be the next infamous bank robber?

-or- You are trapped in a psycho killer’s basement. He abandons the place and plans to explode the whole building in order to hide his traces. You cannot communicate with anyone and nobody can find you. A time bomb is ticking and you must disarm it in less than 60 minutes! The countdown begins…

Cuba, the Mural City See 12 Outdoor Murals along the Route 66 corridor through Historic Uptown Cuba that tell the story of Cuba’s history from 1857 when it was founded or spend some time at the History Museum and Veterans Memorial located at 308 N. Smith Street.

Blue Star Travel Bug Hotel and Cache Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. The Blue Star Travel Bug Hotel and Cache is just one of many Geocaches in the area.

Cuba Lakes Golf Course (573) 885-2234 Play a round of golf. Cuba Lakes is a par 34 that doubles as a par 68. A variety of tees makes golf enjoyable for all skill levels and offers a different look from those 18-hole rounds. The course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. Cuba Lakes will challenge you while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. Cuba Lakes offers a private setting and will test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; they have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game.  

Fanning 66 Outpost (573) 885-1484 Not only will you find the World’s Largest Rocking Chair on Route 66, but also over 300 different popcorn flavor possibilities that are rotated over the course of the year. Located inside the outpost, the Route 66 Gourmet Popcorn Store provides only the freshest popcorn and pops daily to ensure that all the product is always fresh for the customers. All popcorn is popped using Coconut oil, making a healthier, cleaner pop.  

The Battle of Leasburg Historical Marker In 1864 the Confederates chased the Union soldiers across the Huzzah River near Steelville, to Leasburg, where the Union soldiers planned on escaping by train. However, Confederate troops burned train tracks in the nearby towns of Bourbon and Cuba, thus trapping the soldiers in Leasburg. You can find the Battle of Leasburg Historical Marker across from Fulton Park in Leasburg, Missouri.

RS Ranch Trail Rides (573) 732-4590 RS Ranch has a special relationship with their herd of 30+ Foxtrotters, Tennessee Walkers, Quarter Horses and Draft Horses. They have bred, raised, and trained them to provide guests with the finest riding opportunities. Your mount will be selected with your own riding abilities in mind, and rides are adjusted to everyone’s riding abilities for the riders, as well as the horses!

Lange General Store (888) 755-2840 Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Lange General Store in historic downtown Steelville, Missouri has mercantile family roots that go back to the late 1800’s. The old general store takes its name from the original family mercantile proprietor, H.C. Lange. Today our old-fashioned general store is visited by thousands of folks per year from all over the world. It’s stocked full of nostalgic candy and candy barrels, 100-plus flavors of bottled pure-cane sugar sodapop including cold bottles available in the vintage late 1940’s soda cooler, specialty roasted coffees and premium loose teas, made-in-Missouri food products, home goods and decor, kitchen gadgets, garments and classic children’s books and toys.

Heartland Arts Gifts and Gallery The Steelville Arts Council would like to invite you to be a part of our new year round gift shop and gallery. The shop will be located in the Evan’s House 303 Main Steelville, Mo. We will be selling original handcrafted arts and crafts from the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide an outlet for local artisans to sell their craft, offer demo’s and/or classes as well as offering different events for the community to be a part of. Example: Book Clubs, Game nights, Fireside Chats, First Fridays, Murder Mystery Nights, Children’s Arts and Crafts, Puppet Theater and more! Time and Place of Shoppe: 303 Main Street, Steelville, Mo. 65565 Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Gallery Zeke The Mission of Gallery Zeek is to introduce Contemporary Art Exhibits which Stimulate Awareness of Visual and Performing Art Disciplines throughout our surrounding communities. The name of the gallery was inspired by the life of Zeke Estep, a young man who was infatuated with art and had an impressive skill. Due to an accident at the age of 21, he suffered a traumatic brain injury This forced him to relearn to draw and paint with his left hand, changing the style of his art. Nevertheless, after much therapy and practice he continued to excel.  Unfortunately, due to consequences of the accident, Zeke passed away in 2005 at the age of 35. His life is honored and his passion for art lives on at Gallery Zeke. Gallery Zeke is a venue for displaying and selling artwork and for art talks, receptions, poetry readings, musical performances, art classes and short films. The gallery provides an educational opportunity for everyone in our community, including high school art students, and exposes them to many different kinds of art. Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Meramec Music Theatre (573) 775-5999 The theatre is dedicated to bringing the musical and performing arts to Steelville in the 600-seat theatre. Built in 2001, the Meramec Music Theatre has hosted well-known country, bluegrass, gospel and folk acts throughout the years, such as The Oak Ridge Boys, Polyphony Marimba Band, and T. Graham Brown. The Meramec Music Theatre is located at 26 Missouri Highway 8, Steelville, MO 65565.

Maramec Spring Park (573) 265-7124 Maramec Spring Park is one of the most beautiful spots to be found in Missouri. The Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. An average of 100 million gallons of water flows from the Spring daily. Maramec Spring Park contains 1,860 acres of forest and fields. The 200 acre public use area of the Park provides many amenities and activities for visitors such as a café, store, camping, wildlife viewing, fish feeding, picnicking, shelters, playgrounds and fishing. The Meramec River, a clear calm Ozark stream, flows through the park providing excellent fishing. Maramec Spring Park is privately owned and operated by The James Foundation. The James Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Missouri. Once you go fishing at Maramec Springs, you’ll keep coming back! Our beautiful spring is filled with rainbow trout, stocked daily by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Trout season starts March 1st until October 31. Catch and Release Fishing runs from November through February. A Missouri Fishing Permit and a Daily Trout Tag are required to fish. For your convenience there are also fish cleaning stations at the park.

Meramec State Park (573) 468-6519 Meramec State Park is a 6,896-acre state park owned and managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and is located in Franklin County, Missouri approximately 60 miles southwest of St. Louis near Interstate 44 and the City of Sullivan. Within the boundary of the park flows the Meramec River – a beautiful, stream-fed waterway that meanders its way through some of the most scenic outdoor environments found in the Ozarks. The landscape features steep forested hills full of pine and various hardwoods and limestone outcroppings rising high above the cool waters of the Meramec. The name Meramec is derived from an Indian tribe that once inhabited the area and the word is believed to mean either “good fish” or “catfish”. From floating to fishing to dining and camping and caving, there is a lot to do at Meramec State Park. Many first-time park vacationers are amazed at the variety of outdoor (and indoor) activities available within the park. Classic Ozarks-style cabins, modern motel rooms, canoe/raft rentals, casual dining atop the valley, and a fully-stocked store are just a few of the things that will ensure your visit to be one of many in the days and years ahead.