About Us

There's so many things to see and do within a 75-mile radius of West Plains. Choose West Plains as the place to shop, dine, rest your head, and wake up to begin another adventure!

With West Plains as your hub, venture out to see the beauty of the Ozarks. 

  • Ten historic water mills

  • Miles of curvy, exhilarating highways

  • Fish a crystal clear river 

  • Numerous trails for hiking

  • More than 350 miles of floatable streams

  • 18 city parks for walking, biking, or play

  • 63,000 wilderness acres of National Forest

The fun doesn't just begin outside the city limits! West Plains has a rich and interesting history beginning with Josiah Howell who homesteaded in 1838 at the town spring. Today, historic Court Square in downtown West Plains is home to shops and restaurants. Shopping, especially antiques, flea markets and boutiques, is abundant in and around West Plains. A variety of dining is available including home-style cooking, BBQ, American, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai.

During your stay, enjoy the comfort of one of seven hotels available. Feeling adventurous? Pitch a tent at a local campground. RVs and campers will find spaces available close to town or even in the middle of nowhere.


The Ozark Heritage Welcome Center is your key to adventure! Located at 2999 Porter Wagoner Boulevard in West Plains, the Welcome Center has an abundance of brochures and maps to get you on your way. Stop by and one of our friendly staff can assist you. While you are here, check out our display featuring  famous West Plainsians Porter Wagoner, Preacher Roe, Jan Howard, Dick Van Dyke, Bill Virdon, Speck Rhoades, and Don Warden.