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Bourbon is the only town named after bourbon whiskey. It sits on the Interstate, a quick drive away from major cities like Saint Louis and Rolla. A person in need of a veterinarian for their pup will have to drive a short distance for help. Bourbon has one city park which offers its residents and visitors a place to take a stretch. The city maintains the ten-acre tract for recreational use. It has a playground and a paved walk/bike path. You and your leashed pup will find plenty of friendly townspeople congregating in this community hub.
For more outdoor adventures, Blue Springs Conservation Area has 859 acres of state-owned property to check out. Blue Springs has no dedicated trails, but offers plenty of wide-open forest and grassland open for exploration. The main attraction at Blue Springs is the fishing. Anglers will find a multitude of different species of fish in Blue Springs Creek.
If you and your pup are in the mood for a long hike, Berryman Trail in the Mark Twain National Forest will be on your list of things to do. This national forest is eighteen miles south of Bourbon. The trail is a 24-mile loop trail through some heavily forested and gorgeous outdoor scenery. Camping is available too. Dogs may enjoy the trip but must remain on-leash.
Back in town, you and your tired and hungry pup will want to stop in at the Planet Sub on Old Hwy 65. This sandwich shop has four outdoor tables awaiting you. This popular restaurant serves a variety of sandwiches and is open for lunch and dinner.
Sullivan is six miles east of Bourbon. Sullivan welcomes its visitors with a canine family member. Your Max or Molly will be able to lodge with you at the Comfort Inn on the South Service Road. This motel is conveniently located off of the Interstate. It will accommodate as many as two dogs of no more than 40 pounds for an additional charge of $15 per pup per night. America's Best Value Inn on the North Service Road accepts two dogs of any size for a charge of $10 for each dog per night stay. Super 8 on the North Service Road charges $5 for a night stay per dog. The dog-friendly Super 8 imposes no size restrictions on your canine pal.
Cuba is twelve miles west of Bourbon. Cuba has plenty of options for a person who doesn't want to leave their furry dining companion behind! The Four Way Restaurant on West Washington has unique decor. This converted automobile garage has put away the car lifts and tools for some ovens and stoves. This dog-friendly establishment has two outdoor tables on its patio which welcome a diner plus dog. The Four Way Restaurant serves a variety of salads, sandwiches, and entrees. It specializes in delectable baklava. It is open for lunch and dinner. Missouri Hick BBQ on East Washington Street offers another dog-friendly dining experience. This locally loved meatery will make you and your pup feel at home dining on its front porch.
Saint Clair is twenty-two miles east of Bourbon. Saint Clair has two places for a traveler with a canine pal can find lodging. Super 8 on the South Outer Road accommodates visitors with one dog under 50 pounds. This motel charges a fee of $10 per night. Budget Lodging on the same road will welcome up to two dogs of any size for a fee or $25 per dog per night. Visitors should call in advance to secure a dog-friendly room. While in Saint Clair, a person with a furry pal can enjoy the green space at Orchard Park. This city park offers green space, picnic tables, and a chance to get out and take a walk. A 0.6-mile asphalt walking trail makes for some easy and invigorating exercise. Dogs should be on-leash in the park.
Union is thirty miles north of Bourbon. K9 & Kiddos Dog Park on North Christina Avenue gives folks with kids and dogs a place to spend an hour or two. This ingeniously designed dog park has a playground next to it. The center area has seats so a parent is able to supervise child and pup at the same time. The dog park features a separately fenced section for small dog play. Many trees surround this grassy property. Shade is abundant here. Pieces of agility equipment make this an even more desirable destination. This pawesome dog park includes plenty of waste stations as well. Water is not immediately available. Don't forget to bring some to share!
It is but a thirty-four-mile drive west on I-44 to reach Rolla from Bourbon. Rolla has many lodging opportunities for a traveler with a fur-baby on board. Econo Lodge on Martin Springs Drive accepts a person with as many as two canine pals for $10 per dog per night. This motel has no weight limitations. Super 8, also on Martin Springs Drive, will lodge a traveler with as many as two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $15 per dog per night stay. Best Western Coachlight will accommodate up to two dogs of any size for a charge of $20 per dog per night.
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