Take a day & enjoy Greer Mill or Old Iron Work Days

Friends of the Eleven Point River and the U.S. Forest Service will host an open house at Greer Mill from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Admission is free.
You can look around the mill and inside to see what volunteers have been working on. There will be people around to answer questions and show you what they have finished and what is left to complete.

There will be raffle and silent auction items, and they will be selling food and drinks. Proceeds will go to the the mill’s restoration project.

“We will also run shuttles down to the cabins on the Spring Branch if you want to see that area as well,” said Brian Sloss, one of the event organizers. “Parking will likely be at the Greer Crossing picnic area and shuttles will run back and forth to the mill regularly. Come and see what all the fuss has been about!”

Greer Mill is located in Oregon County in south-central Missouri, in the Mark Twain National Forest.

One of the most popular travel destinations in Missouri continues to be Maramec Spring Park. This beautiful, 1,800 acre park offers many activities for history and outdoor enthusiasts alike, regardless of the season.

This year marks the 38th annual Old Iron Works Days at Maramec Spring Park. The two-day event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, and will feature over 100 crafters demonstrating 40 different crafts that were important to the way of life in the mid-1800s era.

Visitors of the festival will learn about doll making, quilting, wood carving, how arrowheads were made and blacksmithing, to name a few. Several of the demonstrations will offer participation in educational and fun craft activities for all ages. Daily admission is still $15 per carload or free with a Maramec Spring Park season pass.

No trip to Branson is complete without visiting the newly-installed Branson Ferris Wheel, located on the main drag (Highway 76) about a half-mile west of the Titanic museum.
Formerly located at Chicago’s Navy Pier (1995-2015), the ferris wheel is 150 feet tall with 40 gondolas holding up to six passengers each. Each rotation lasts about 7 to 7.5 minutes and is programmed with 16,000 lights.

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