Introduction to Lebanon, Missouri
Lebanon was originally named as Wyota and was inhabited by the Native Americans. Later on, it was renamed after Lebanon, Tennessee. The city is famous for its "magnetic" water, which was discovered in 1889. A worker found that his tools were magnetized by the water while digging a well. It was also believe that the magnetic waters had healing powers. Lebanon was the hometown of Missouri governor Phil M. Donnelly and dramatist Lanford Wilson.
Lebanon and nearby Attractions
- Azure Hills Golf Course
- Bennett Spring State Park
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum
- Ha Ha Tonka State Park
- Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
- Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Things To Do In Lebanon
There are several parks in Lebanon including the Mount Rose Memorial Park and Maplecrest Park. One can enjoy fishing and boating on Horseshoe Lake. The Azure Hills Golf Course is an ideal place for the golf lovers. The Southern Heights Church, Highland Park Church, and South Five Church are some of the local churches. The Bennett Spring State Park provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. Local festivals include Hillbilly Days and is held in the month of June.
Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field provides facilities for air transportation.
Lebanon Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued through Southwest Baptist University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Southwest Missouri State University.