Are you a member of a tourism entity? Chamber of Commerce or the press? We offer Familiarization and Press Tours (FAM/Press Tours) to individuals and groups who are interested in learning more about Benton County. Actually, we would be happy to show you around Warsaw, Lincoln and Cole Camp.

What are Fam/Press Tours?

Perhaps you are not familiar with FAM/Press Tours. These are tours that are meant to familiarize media members with our area and its offerings. Additionally, we offer these tours to individuals or groups of press members who are looking to learn about Warsaw, Lincoln and Cole Camp.

How Does a Fam/Press Tour Work?

The FAM/Press Tours can be customized to each group’s interests. When the individual or group plans a tour, we will work with you to schedule activities for the entire day. If the media wants to have a completely scheduled itinerary, we can provide one. You will have the option to be accompanied by a representative for the entirety of your tour or for part of the time. Some guests find it helpful to have us join them for their tour, which is why we provide that option. If you would prefer to take the tour without a guide, you are free to do so.

We can schedule tours if we are contacted by the media and given a specific date that they would like to come. We can also offer one tour per year to media groups. These tours can cover categories, such as outdoor recreation, dining, or shopping.

Outdoor Recreation

Benton County is Missouri’s outdoor playground because it offers a diversity of outdoor recreation to fill your adventurous spirit. Come for the weekend or a full week and find out why Benton County is Missouri’s hidden gem.


You can experience the variety of dining offered in our area. From well-known places to local favorites, you are sure to find something that hits the spot. The food and restaurants can say a lot about an area, so this is a great way to learn about Warsaw, Lincoln and Cole Camp.


Along historic Main Street in downtown Warsaw, you’ll find an abundance of unique shopping, from old-time antique malls to modern-day boutiques, wine bars, and home décor.  Main Street has been revamped to significantly resemble the streets of old. Lincoln and Cole Camp also feature their fair share of second-hand stores, quilt shops, and toy stores. There’s something for people of all ages.