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WELCOME

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West Plains

WELCOME

TO

West Plains

With so many things to see and do around West Plains, choose West Plains as the place to shop, dine, rest your head, and wake up to begin another adventure.

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EVENTS

Looking for something to do?
Visit our Calendar of Events for
information on local events.

annual tree lighting

Saturday, Nov. 26, 6 p.m.
Howell County Courthouse Lawn


November 26

annual chamber christmas parade

Saturday, December 10, 4 p.m., Downtown
Details on Facebook: West Plains Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.


december 10

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WEST PLAINS

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About West Plains

Nestled in the beautiful Ozark hills, West Plains is the largest city within a 100-mile radius. It boasts of lodging, dining, and shopping conveniences of city-life while having the advantage of being close to the country. In just a very short drive, you can find yourself hiking in the Mark Twain National Forest, exploring one of ten historic water mills, kayaking or fishing crystal-clear spring-fed rivers and streams, or hunting the more than 63,000 wilderness acres of National forest.

Come experience West Plains for yourself. We think you will love it!

GETTING HERE

West Plains Directions

Driving Distance from:

Springfield, MO (100 miles)
Branson, MO (125 miles)
St. Louis, MO (195 miles)
Kansas City, MO (275 miles)
Little Rock, AR (190 miles)
Memphis, TN (190 miles)
Birmingham, AL (425 miles)
Wichita, KS (350 miles)
Chicago, IL (500 miles)
Oklahoma City, OK (400 miles)
Dallas, TX (510 miles)
Atlanta, GA (570 miles)
West Plains airports

Access to Airports:

West Plains, MO (9 miles)
   No commercial flights available
Springfield, MO (100 miles)
   Regional airport with commercial flights
Branson, MO (125 miles)
   Regional airport with commercial flights
St. Louis, MO (195 miles)
   International airport with commercial flights
Kansas City, MO (275 miles)
   International airport with commercial flights
Little Rock, AR (190 miles)
   International airport with commercial flights
Memphis, TN (190 miles)
   International airport with commercial flights

 

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JUST THE FACTS

Population
12,257 (2018)
Coordinates
36°44’14″N 91°51’54″W
Total area
13.29 sq. miles
First settled
1838

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