Lebanon MO was founded in 1849. The community was named after Lebanon, Tennessee, the native home of a share of the first settlers.  Lebanon also had many motels, for travelers along Route 66 to stay in. 

Thousands of visitors come from all over the world to drive on the famous highway and soak up the history of “The Mother Road.” Nat King Cole immortalized the highway in song, telling travelers to “get your kicks on Route 66”.

Trout, bass, crappie, catfish and perch all can be found in the waters in and around Lebanon. Fishermen enjoy reeling in the big ones from the Niangua River, the Gasconade River, and the Osage Fork. You can also enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ozarks by leisurely floating down the river, truly a favorite Missouri past time. Bennett Spring State Park, one of Missouri’s favorite and oldest state parks, is a trout fisherman’s haven, with 12 miles of hiking trails and natural tunnels. Whether you pitch a tent, roll into a full-service RV park or a cabin is more your style you will experience Lebanon’s fun, friendliness and enjoy your getaway!


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