107 B, Historic 66 East Waynesville, 573-528-1292
Waynesville is also home to the Route 66 Community Art Gallery. The gallery displays and sells locally made art, and it also offers a handful of art classes from glass ornament painting to mixed media. The gallery is currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
115 N. Benton St., Waynesville, 573-774-4995
Taking a day trip is the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique gift or tchotchke for yourself or someone else that you might not find anywhere else. Gift baskets, jewelry, mugs, ornaments, snacks, sweets and even something a little more boozy—you’ll find it (or something like it) at Just Because Gift Shop.
599–799 U.S. Route 66, Waynesville
A lot of days out and strolls are all about places to stop for a selfie. But, if you ask me, the stranger the selfie the better. Rather than just a pic of your plate when you stop for lunch, why not find something more unusual to pose with? Waynesville has just what you need with Frog Rock. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it sits just off of Route 66.