Small-town Americana comes alive in Waynesville. A historic town square, welcoming residents and deep historical roots all abound in Waynesville, all ready to welcome visitors when they arrive.
Waynesville shares a main street with the most famous road in America: Route 66. The Main Street of America cuts through Waynesville as it takes travelers along the infamous road. When Route 66 was designated a historic district, the official ceremony took place in Waynesville, then dubbed the “Birthplace of the Byway.”
If air travel is more your style, the jet charter airport in Waynesville will bring you to the heart of the action. The area lies along the Roubidoux Creek, tucked in the Missouri Ozarks. A recent revival of the county focused on enhancing the quality of life, and the goal was certainly met and exceeded.
The town square is a great starting point for exploring downtown Waynesville. One-of-a-kind shops and restaurants are ready to welcome you as you make your way through the area. Wander through Eclectic Originals or Just Because to find the perfect present to bring home. Refuel at Ursula’s Schnitzelhaus for authentic German cuisine, or cool down with an Ozarks-inspired brew from Piney River Taproom.
Waynesville’s history can be explored at the Pulaski County Museum, housed in a former courthouse. The period courthouse’s craftsmanship is outstanding, and serves as the background as visitors learn about Pulaski County and its impact on the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, and the Frisco Railroad.