Open Hours of City Government Mon - Fri: 8.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.


With 18 city parks, West plains has numerous outdoor opportunities. Venture past the city limits and the possibilities are endless. Situated in the Ozark Mountains, West Plains is a hub for outdoor recreation and sight-seeing. Here are just a few examples of the adventure waiting for you.
  • 18 miles from the crystal-clear waters of the North Fork River where floating and fishing awaits.
  • 8 miles from the trailhead of the North Fork Section of the Ozark Trail winding through part of the Mark Twain National Forest. Mountain bike, hike, or horseback ride and see the real Ozarks up close.
  • 29 miles from Hodgson Mill, 1 of 10 historic mills within a 62-mile radius.
  • Miles and miles of exhilarating highways, a favorite among motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
  • 63,000 wilderness acres of National Forest abundant with wildlife for hunting.
The Ozark Heritage Welcome Center is your key to unlocking adventure! The 2021 Visitor’s Guidebook features this and more. Stop by, call or visit to receive your free guidebook.      
Ozark Heritage Welcome Center
2999 Porter Wagoner Blvd.
West Plains, Missouri 65775