Getaway to Osceola, Missouri

While Osceola is often thought of as a pitstop on road trips across Highway 13, folks should consider making this charming small town their destination.

By Jo Jolliff

Nov 2022

Photo courtesy Four Fillies MercantileDon’t forget to grab a coffee from Four Fillies Mercantile in Osceola.

1. Find Antique Goodies at the Pine Street Mercantile

At Pine Street Mercantile (570 3rd St., Osceola; 417-309-1113) you can shop to your heart’s content and find a variety of home decor and clothing. With antiques and local products, you can find it both old and new. Their collection of gourmet foods includes vintage candy, kits for making your own homemade goodies and homemade jams and jellies.

2. Sample Cheese at the Renowned Osceola Cheese Company

Many people who think of Osceola automatically think of Osceola Cheese Company (3700 Highway 13, Osceola; 417-646-8131). Famous for a reason, Osceola Cheese Company offers the largest variety of cheese you can find as well as beef jerky, summer sausages and everything else you need to create the perfect charcuterie board. 

3. Shop and Eat at the Amish Trading Post

The Amish Trading Post (3649 NE Highway 13, Osceola; 417-646-2354) is the center for local Amish communities to sell fresh, homemade items. If you’re a fan of locally sourced items made by hand, you’ll love all of the items you can find here. From baked goodies like apple butter and beef jerky to natural health and beauty products to handmade furniture. 

4. Sip from the Soda Fountain at Four Fillies Mercantile

If it isn’t obvious by now, you’ll want to pack lightly on the trip to Osceola so that you’ll have room for all of the goodies you return with. Yet another stop for shopping, Four Fillies Mercantile (11210 Highway 13, Lowry City; 660-492-0309) is a town over with a general store full of locally made goods and produce. Here you can also find a fountain soda with fancy sips.

5. Eat Dinner at the Daylight Diner

Finish off your day with an old-fashioned diner experience at the family-owned Daylight Diner (175 Pine St., Osceola; 417-391-4220). They offer all the diner classics like burgers, reubens, salads, milkshakes and pies, but also offer some fun surprises like taco salad and polish sausage stir fry that are sure to impress. No matter what you order you’re sure to feel like you’re straight out of the Grease diner.