Places To Go

Welch Spring
The ruin of Welch Hospital sits over the opening to Welch Cave. It was thought that cool cave air would benefit "consumption" patients. It didn't work and Dr Diehl's hospital soon went under.

Photo by Patty Wheatley-Bishop

There is so much to explore in and around the Ozark National Scenic Riverways! There are springs, caves, mills, even a waterfall. These pages will give you some idea of what awaits you, but the best thing to do is just get out there and explore. Who knows what you'll discover?
PARK MAP (.pdf file)
 
Visitor enjoying the solitude of Blue Spring.
A visitor enjoying the solitude and beauty of Blue Spring.

Bill O'Donnell

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965

Phone:

(573) 323-4236
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