POINTS OF INTEREST – 5
From the last 2-car ferry in Missouri to a viewing platform suspended above an underground lake, there’s several interesting places to visit.
- Built in the 1930s spanning the North Fork River and Spring Creek
18 miles From West Plains
Take Highway 63 north. In 2 miles, turn left on Highway 14 and go 15.5 miles.
- Trail and a creek overlook
16 miles From West Plains
Take Highway 160 west toward Caulfield. Turn left on JJ Highway. In 8.5 miles turn left on County Road 8110. In less than a mile, turn left on County Road 9720. The entrance is on the left.
Relax on the back porch, on the covered patio, and inside by the fire. The Viandel Vineyard farmstead is situated on Route 60, in Missouri’s pristine Ozark mountain woodlands.
The vineyard was established in 2006 and the tasting room opened in 2011.
25 miles From West Plains
Take Highway 63 north toward Willow Springs. Just before Willow Springs, take Highway 60 east toward Mountain View. In 12 miles, Viandel Vineyard will be on the left.
Wild Horses of Shannon
- 5 herds roam the hills around Eminence
The wild horses of Shannon County have been roaming freely for almost 100 years when seven fillies and an Appaloosa stallion were turned out by farmers in a drought during the Depression. Today, there are five herds of about 50 horses total and they can be elusive with over 80,000 acres to roam around the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. The best places for viewing the horses are the Broadfoot Fields (north of Eminence), the Shawnee Fields (east of Eminence), or the fields above the two Rivers on Highway V.
61 miles From West Plains
Take Highway 63 north toward Willow Springs. Just before Willow Springs, take Highway 60 east toward Mountain View. Stay on Highway 60 for 36 miles. Turn left on Highway 19 toward Winona. Go through Winona and travel 11 miles to Eminence.
World’s Largest Constitution
- 23-foot-high metal version of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
39 miles From West Plains
Take Highway 63 north toward Willow Springs. Stay on 63 North and 60 West at the junction. Continue on Highway 60 West at Cabool. Take exit for Hwy 95 North at Mountain Grove. Turn right onto Hwy 95 then turn right on Outer Road. Constitution is less than a half mile on the left.