Known alternately as Missouri S&T, the Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public university located in Rolla. The school was known as the University of Missouri-Rolla until a name change was approved in 2007. As its name indicates, this university's students tend to focus on science, technology, math, and engineering fields, though majors in liberal arts, business, and humanities disciplines are also available. One quirky feature that may draw visitors to this school's campus is its very own Stonehenge, a granite replica that is much like the real thing, only half the size.
Historic Landmarks Ar
As the county seat of Phelps County, Rolla has long been the site of many important buildings. There are some interesting historic sites in Rolla, some dating back to the city's early history in the mid-1800s. These buildings include the beautiful red brick Phelps County Courthouse and the old Phelps County Jail, both of which were built in 1860. The old jailhouse was used by the occupying Union Army during the Civil War, though it was replaced by a different building in 1912. These two buildings, along with the National Bank of Rolla, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Local Produce Farmers
The period of time between April and September is likely to be one of the best of the year for Rolla residents who love to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables grown just a few miles from their own homes. It is during those months that a weekly farmers' market is held in downtown Rolla. In order to keep things local, vendors at this market must have grown their wares either in Phelps County itself or in a direct neighbor county, making the offerings at this farmers' market just about as local as you can get.