Area Attractions and Activities
Nature provides many attractions for the sight-seer and nature lover in the Ozarks of Southeastern Missouri:
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge—a refuge that preserves bottomland hardwoods and provides habitat for other migratory birds
Big Spring (Ozark National Scenic Riverways)—the world’s biggest single outlet spring.
Taum Sauk Mountain--Missouri's highest point at 1,772 feet
Mina Sauk Falls--Missouri's tallest wet-weather waterfall
Elephant Rocks has unusual granite formations.
Bollinger Mill and covered bridge on the Whitewater River
The Mark Twain National Forest borders Holliday Landing, with features including the Ozark Trail which has access within three miles of the resort.
The area is rich in Civil War history too, with Fort Davidson at Pilot Knob interpreting the bloodiest battle fought west of the Mississippi.
Nearby State Parks
Sam A. Baker State Park
Lake Wappapello State Park—offers the closest beach on the lake, about a 25 minute drive from Holliday Landing
Other Local Entertainment:
Showplace 8 Kerasotes Theaters
3525 S. Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff
1602 N. Main St., Poplar Bluff
Ozark Ridge Golf Course
Cravens Rd., Poplar Bluff
2801 Cheshire Blvd, Poplar Bluff
The Fishin’ Hole offers a variety of fish, chicken, and other dinners and is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Craven Scoops offers sandwiches barbeque is open each summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Mid-Way Drive In has a walk-up window and a small seating area. They sell sandwiches and ice cream.
Kin Folks is a café open for three meals a day.
If you don’t mind a short drive, Poplar Bluff offers several restaurants to choose from. There is a wide variety of fast food restaurants, as well as several casual dining restaurants.