The Chamber of Commerce website has links to lots of local businesses. Whether it's places to eat or floating the river, you'll find lots of things to do here.
The Missouri Division of Tourism website is a great place to plan your Missouri vacation. They have listings for hundreds of attractions and events all across the state, as well as a convenient online travel guide (hard copy available). You'll definitely find something that interests you here.
The landing offers hotel rooms with a beautiful view of the river. They provide canoe, tube, kayak, and raft rentals for floating the river and shuttle service to floating drop-off and pickup points. The Blue Heron Restaurant is also available for fine dining, and the River Centre offers live concerts and other special events.
Big Spring Lodge offers excellent food in a relaxing atmosphere with a beautiful view of the blue waters of Big Spring. Comfortable rustic cabins are available for rent in a peaceful wooded setting (14 cabins available; one with a view of the river, all but two have fire places).
Clean, comfortable rooms at an affordable price. Nice outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area with pavilion and tables. Staffed by friendly, happy people. See website for more information.
Current River Campground offers RV and tent camping as well as river outfitting, including raft, canoe, kayak, and inner tube rentals. Additional services and amenities include: river store, hot showers, picnic tables, shade trees, live music, riverfront gravel bar, and full RV hookups. Located within walking distance of everything in downtown Van Buren.
Born Yesterday is a small craft mall and flea market located behind the Float Stream Restaurant. Here you will find antiques, crafts, and other interesting stuff made and/or sold by local artisans and collectors. No matter what your taste, there's something here for everyone.
Best dog leg BBQ in southeast Missouri. Located at the junction of Highway 103 and US 60, just off the west end of the Current River bridge.
A great place to buy souvenirs, gifts, paintings, antique/vintage items, etc.