SMSU-Mountain Grove

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SMSU-Mountain Grove

SMSU-Mountain Grove is a 190-acre campus; home to the Missouri State Fruit
Experiment Station, the Midwest Viticulture and Enology Center, and the Department
of Fruit Science. Established in Mountain Grove around the turn of the century,
the Fruit Station is a research and advisement center serving the fruit industry,
home fruit growers and Missouri consumers. Ozarks Gold Apples, Ozarks Premium
Plums and Loring Peaches are but a few of the varieties released by the Fruit
Station. The Station has also played a vital role in the development of the
blueberry and in Missouri's grape and wine industries. Courses are offered on
campus through Fruit Science, and through West Plains and Springfield outreach

Mountain Grove area residents support the Southwest Missouri State University
Campus at Mountain Grove by participating in undergraduate and graduate educational
programs, pre-school to second grade apple orchard tours, vocational agricultural
high school horticulture programs as well as special events and field days.
Students in the area can complete an associate degree at Mountain Grove through
the West Plains Extended Campus program. The Videoconferencing room 205 in Faurot
Hall is part of the SMSU Off-Campus and Interactive Video Program (Bearnet-Springfield,
Grizznet-West Plains).

The Department of Fruit Science conducts tours of the research plantings and
campus during September for south-central Missouri elementary school classes.
Approximately 2,000 children tour each year during apple season. Tours are also
arranged year round for area vocational agriculture students, high school science
students, and other groups based on their particular interests. Contact Marilyn
Odneal, for information on scheduling an educational tour.

Address: 9740 Red Spring Road
Mountain Grove, Missouri 65711
Phone: 417-926-4105
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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Soldiers Monuments

A bronze Civil War soldier stands facing south in the square. Its orientation caused great controversy among the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic when it was first erected.

A marble soldier commemorates the dead of World War I. The statue was carved

Mountain Grove, MO Monuments

Randel-Hinkle Municipal Golf Course

Randel-Hinkle Municipal Golf Course is an 18 hole course with a Pro shop and clubhouse. It offers all the amenities to make the game of golf much more. U.S.G.A Rules govern all play; Except where local Rules override.

Mountain Grove boasts the only 18

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Historic Downtown Square & Bandstand

Dedicated in 1915 by Vice President Thomas Marshall and rededicated after restoration in 1987 by George Bush, the square and bandstand, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Mountain Grove, MO Historic Downtowns

Water Mill Tours

History lives on through the Old Mill Tour, where you can tour some of the nation's finest surviving pioneer water mills. To early settlers, water was the primary source of power in the form of mills to grind grain, saw lumber

Mountain Grove, MO Tours

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