Blanchard Springs is a great place to visit.
Another interesting place to visit is to take a tour of the Tumbling Creek Cave at the Ozark Underground Lab (OUL) www.ozarkundergroundlab.com. This is located in Protem, MO 417-785-4289.
PIGEON CREEK HIKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS. TRAIL 204 HAS AN ABANDONED MINE ENTRANCE. TRAIL 203 ABOVE IT HAS A WATER FILLED SHAFT OVER THE OLD MINE ENTRANCE.
NICE GEOLOGY/HIKING ALONG PIGEON CREEK.