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Local Attractions

Explore all the local attractions that the Van Buren area has to offer. With countless rivers, hiking trails, and restaurants, you can count on an amazing experience during your stay with River Ridge Cabins and Camping!

places to explore

The Landing at Current River

The Landing is located on the banks of Current River in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks in Van Buren, MO and is Current River’s number one resort destination.

Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Peck Ranch consists of 23,763 acres of rugged, forested hills and hollows. Limestone and rhyolite glades provide natural openings among the oak-pine forest that dominates the region

Explore Missouri's Big Spring

Big Spring was one of Missouri's first state parks--a gift from Missouri to America. The Big Spring area contains the Big Spring of course, but also a campground, a picnic area, a dining lodge, trails, and housekeeping cabins.


Alley Mill was home, farm, and school for people who lived here a century ago. Tour Alley Mill to see a unique space preserved in time. Great for lovers of history!


Greer Spring is a popular day hike for visitors. Greer Spring is the second largest spring in Missouri. Its average daily flow of 222 million gallons more than doubles the size of the Eleven Point National Scenic River into which it flows.

Falling Spring

One of the more photographed spots in the Mark Twain National Forest, the Falling Spring Picnic Area offers history, scenic beauty, and quiet relaxation.


Few places in the Ozarks provide a glimpse of earth’s turbulent past as well as Rocky Falls. The reddish-brown rock you see here is rhyolite porphyry. It formed as molten rock deep within the earth and flowed onto the surface about 1.5 billion years ago.


The scenic route to Big Spring, Skyline Drive is a great place to watch an Ozark sunset through scenic vistas along the Current River Valley.

Missouri Down Under

Missouri Down Under is your stop for an exciting adventure here in Van Buren Missouri. An interactive zoo where you will be able to not only see, but pet and feed a variety of animals.

Twenty One Drive In

Twenty One Drive In is Van Buren's local theater where visitors can enjoy a night with popcorn and cinematic action!

places to eat

Red Beards Bar & Grill

Enjoy classic American dishes at Redbeard's Bar & Grill! From steaks to juicy burgers and fries, you won't leave hungry!


If you're a fan of ice cream cones, Jolly Cone On The Current is a must-stop culinary destination. Enjoy sweets, treats, and savory menu items.

Springhouse Cafe

The Springhouse Cafe offers homestyle breakfast, delicious lunch items, and savory, mouther-watering entrees for dinner. You don't want to miss out on this amazing restaurant when you're in the Van Buren area!

Blue Heron Restaurant

Known for its four cuts of juicy, charbroiled steaks, The Blue Heron is a prized culinary spot for residents of Van Buren. Try the famous onion blossom, country catfish, and other southern delicacies!

Las Margaritas

You can never go wrong with traditional Mexican cuisine! Enjoy fajitas, tacos, guacamole, and all your favorites at Las Margaritas!


Grab a beer down at Rodies Bar. Enjoy a fun, laid-back atmosphere with friends---we promise you won't be disappointed!


Carbi's is a local bar that offers great drinks, amazing company, and delicious food!

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