Eminence was named
one of the top 50 sports
towns in the
Eminence, the country seat of Shannon County, is nestled in the heart of the
Missouri Ozark hills. It is a very small, quaint town with a population of about
600 residents. Eminence was listed as "the top outdoor sports town in
Missouri" in Sports Afield Magazine and as "one of the top
50 sports towns in the country." The crystal clear Jack's Fork River
flows through the middle of town and, along with the nearby Current River,
attracts thousands of floaters and campers each year. Both rivers have
beautiful, scenic views, an abundance of fish, and numerous opportunities to see
many different types of wildlife. You might even catch a glimpse of our famous
"Eminence is one of the Ozarks' treasures," according to
Today's Woman Magazine. The July 2002 issue of the magazine includes an
extensive article about Eminence and describes the town as the following:
Eminence is a haven for canoeing, trail riding, hunting, fishing and camping.
This area is home to the Jack's Fork river which winds through Eminence, feeding
into the Current River and surrounded by abundant caves, springs and waterfalls.
There are quaint shops downtown and a diverse array of restaurants as well as
numerous choices for lodging or camping. Other activities include a 9-hole golf
course, rental horses for a trail ride, walking trails, and of course the many
picturesque springs that are available to visit.
addition to being the "Canoe Capital
of the World," Eminence is home to the
nation's largest organized trail ride. For
those looking for a beautiful drive we
offer "Scenic Highway 19" or "Main
Street" as it is called when it passes
through the center of Eminence. This
highway winds through the beautiful
hills and valleys north of Eminence
displaying some of the most
breathtaking scenery you may ever
chance to view. Eminence is also the hometown of astronaut Tom Akers, former
Principal of Eminence High School and veteran of four space shuttle missions."
Come visit our small town where the hills and rivers meet. Our motto here
is "stay a day or a lifetime," ... we'll let you make the choice!
Eminence Missouri Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 415, Eminence, MO 65466
Copyright ©2003 Eminence
Missouri Chamber of Commerce