HISTORICAL BUS TOUR FEATURED
AT THE OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL
A group of West Plains’ history buffs will once again add an Historical Bus Tour to the activities at the Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival. The Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo., will celebrate its 24th year Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 2018. The two-day annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo., celebrates Ozarks music and culture. Admission to all festival events is free. Festival hours are 3-9 p.m. Friday, and noon-9 p.m. Saturday.
The bus tour will be offered three times on Saturday, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., leaving from the West entrance of the West Plains Civic Center. Seating is limited to 16 passengers each trip, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The tour will be conducted by local historians, and include stops at Oak Lawn Cemetery, and the historical downtown area, among others. Topics will include the Dance Hall Explosion, Civil War sites, settlement, and other historical highlights of West Plains. Each tour is estimated to run an hour to an hour and a half.