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It may be a small town, but Dixon knows how to attract attention. Looking for the perfect day trip to gain a little relaxation or perspective? Why not try a scenic overlook that attracts artists, photographers and nature lovers on for size? Maybe you’re in the mood for golf or want to unwind on a trip down the Gasconade River. Your refuge lies just north of Interstate 44, where Dixon blends nature’s beauty, outdoor recreation and a welcoming community. It began as a railroad boomtown on the Frisco Railroad; as the railroad faded, it became a cozy Midwest city known for its miles of scenic views and small-town hospitality and friendliness.
Dixon is home to some of Pulaski County’s best camping, whether you’re pitching a tent or own an RV. Soak up the sun on the Gasconade River as you paddle its waters in a canoe. Golfers can work on their handicap on the beautiful nine-hole golf course. Dixon’s beauty will capture visitors no matter the season. Warm summer breezes on the Gasconade and the vibrant red and orange hues of autumn captivate visitors and bring out the nature lover in everyone.
An afternoon at Portuguese Point provides an extraordinary view of the Missouri landscape. Formed by two large rock formations 400 feet above the Gasconade River, the surrounding valley that once provided land for Portuguese cattle and sheep farmers is now an inspiring perspective for artists and photographers.
If you’re fortunate enough to be in town during one of our annual festivals, stop by and see why Dixon’s hospitality is unparalleled. Feel lucky? Test your luck to win a cow at the Dixon Cow Days festival.
While you’re in town, be sure to browse through the antique shops, or visit local berry and pumpkin farms for your “pick” of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
No matter how you spend your time, you’re sure to leave with the one-of-a-kind perspective and contentment only Dixon’s hometown atmosphere can provide.