Poplar Bluff is a city in Southeast Missouri, just east of the Ozarks.
Poplar Bluff is within an area of Missouri with a rich and diverse background. Confederate forces freely roamed this area during the civil war, leading to a multitude of stories and points of interest. There are several historic homes and building that have been preserved in this town as well as a certified Sear's house on Main Street. This area is very much about history and the continuation of its heritage. It is also fiercely striving to become The Crepe Myrtle Capital of Missouri.
Poplar Bluff is on a main highway, US 67. It runs the length of the town, running north to south.
Driving is the major mode of transport. Some Mark Twain National Forest Areas offer horse trails, hiking, and bike paths. There is also a Municiapal Airport that offers charter flights.
Poplar Bluff's main attraction would actually be the rivers and forests surrounding it. Poplar Bluff is home to the Black River Coliseum, two golf courses, Bluff Falls Water Park, and several museums including the Margaret Harwell Art Museum (located within a historic residence on Main Street).
The Current and Black Rivers offer water recreation, camping, hiking, and several annual events. Wappapello Lake also hosts a major speed boat competition every year.
Shopping is still rather limited at this stage. There are a few shopping centers and a Historic Downtown Area that offers small boutiques offering varying items from musical equipment (Hay's Music) to office supplies to furniture and gifts. Poplar Bluff is an expanding town and may develop more diverse shopping opportunities as it progresses.
Poplar Bluff has several national chain franchises as well as locally owned, mom and pop style diners (Hayden's BBQ).
Poplar Bluff offers several bars, a dance club, and adult entertainment clubs located outside city limits.
There are national chain hotels and motels along with a few privately owned inns. There are also cabins to be rented along the rivers and lakes.