Shopping, antiquing, fishing, tubing, camping, hiking, swimming, golfing, dining, sightseeing, fueling your need for speed or how about floating your cares away? Whether you’re here for business or pleasure; we have something for everyone in Lebanon, Missouri!
Home to almost 15,000 residents and several pioneers of industry, Lebanon, Missouri is conveniently located directly on Interstate 44 positioned perfectly in the scenic Ozarks of south-central Missouri. The Lebanon and Laclede County Area offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities to fit just about any interest!
The City of Lebanon offers 8 parks encompassing over 100 acres! Located within these parks are disc golf, baseball/ softball fields, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, paved walking trails, several playgrounds, 11 shelters, Boswell Aquatic Center, Nelson Pond and a skate park! The Cowan Civic Center is the areas crown jewel in indoor facilities; this multi-purpose facility will accommodate conventions, trade shows, and expositions, sporting events, theatrical productions and business meetings and more! Come enjoy a demolition derby, bull riding, country music concert, county fair, gun show or even a community garage sale in our Cowan Civic Center.
The YMCA is located within the Cowan Civic Center as well, and is one of the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in the Ozarks. It is equipped with a gymnasium and a large multi-purpose sports facility, which includes an amazing NCAA approved lap pool and a tennis court.
Lebanon, Missouri is a great place to visit; our historic downtown features many unique shops and is growing and renewing daily! Lebanon also has many outlet stores, like The Mall, or Shepherd Hills Factory Outlet, the world’s largest dealer of top-selling Case Knives. The huge store offers Ozark Walnut bowls and a vast selection of home décor items. The Heartland Antique Mall is the largest between Joplin and St. Louis, with more than 250 dealers with a Russell Stover’s candy outlet as well as a cheese outlet! The area also has numerous other family owned antique stores peppered throughout the area which are sure to have the perfect vintage treasure for your collection.
Lebanon, Missouri was an important stop along Historic Route 66 and Boswell Park located on the historic route is themed to recognize that. The park is home to 3 larger than life murals featuring historic images of the route and host an annual Route 66 Festival each June on Father's Day Weekend which features a parade, live entertainment, family games, vendors and more! Historic Route 66, often romanticized as The Mother Road, inspires in many of us something buried deep within us. Some may see Route 66 as a link to our parents and grandparents, others perhaps feel the sense of freedom that the road provided to those early travelers. Most of the original auto courts and cafes are long gone, but a few sites still exist such as the Munger Moss Motel, The Manor House Inn and the newly revitalized Wrink’s Market can be visited along the historic highway in Laclede County. Along with driving The Mother Road you can learn more about the historic route in Lebanon’s world renowned Route 66 Museum and Research Center, located in the Lebanon-Laclede County Library.
Every weekend from April through September, you can feed your need for speed at the Lebanon I-44 Speedway, and oval, asphalt track featuring weekly series and Midway Speedway with its fast and wild dirt-track racing, two popular courses!
Lebanon, Missouri is also conveniently located near Bennett Spring State Park. The pristine beauty of the park is a natural attraction. Made famous for it's trout fishing, this popular and scenic park offers 12 miles of hiking trails, Niangua River float trips, interpretive center, a rustic dining lodge, hatchery tours, cabins, condo's and primitive camping, whichever your preference you’ll find dozens of campgrounds and RV parks throughout the area. No matter when you visit, we’ll welcome you with open arms. Lebanon, Missouri, we live and you will love it! Come see us! For more information contact the Tourism Office for the City of Lebanon at toll free 844-4-LEBANON