This little army town in the heart of the Ozarks is one of the happiest places in Missouri. Consistently rated as one of the safest and most affordable places to live in the Show Me State, Waynesville tips the happiness scales with the addition of great schools, well paying jobs, and beautiful scenery. This little town is also conveniently located off Interstate 44 between St. Louis and Springfield and was one of the major stops along the historic Route 66. Find out what everyone is smiling about and visit Waynesville for a happy little getaway.

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