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Frisco Caboose and Visitor Center


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Frisco Caboose and Visitor Center

Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce operates an office and visitor center at the start of the Ozark Mountain Parkway (Route 265), the scenic shortcut to the Branson tourist area. Visitors my stop by and view the restored Frisco caboose and a display of railroad memorabilia while picking up information about Mt. Vernon and area tourist attractions. The courtyard features engraved bricks which helped finance the building project.



Address: 425 Mt. Vernon Blvd.
Phone: 417-466-7654
Our Email: mtvchamber@sofnet.com

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The 3rd "Old Jail"

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The 2nd "Old Jail"

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"Brick" Presbyterian Church

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Mt.Vernon Golf Course

Mt. Vernon's golf course features a nine-hole course, clubhouse, and golf cart rental and storage. There are a number of active leagues, including a senior men's league and Ladies' Golf Association.

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