"Located mid-way (along I-44, Exits 184-189) between St. Louis and Springfield, and 60 miles south of Jefferson City,
Rolla was recently designated as one of the 100 best small towns in America. Its rolling hills serve as home to a population
of 16,000 in addition to the 7,000 students of the University of Missouri-Rolla, one of the nation's leading technological
universities. The surrounding Ozark countryside, Mark Twain National Forest, and National Scenic Riverways provide a host of
recreational activities"
-- B-B-OnLine
(slightly modified to reflect latest population figures at Rolla and Missouri S&T)

Rolla is also the home of a regional center of the US Geological Survey, a number of educational institutions,
and some high-Tech companies (see below).

Snapshots of Rolla and adjacent areas

City of Rolla HomePage

Rolla on Legends of America "Among rivers, forested hills and
bubbling springs, you will find Rolla, Missouri- a haven for outdoor fun"

Rolla Public Schools

Rolla Technical Institute

Drury University Rolla Campus

USGS Rolla Center

Mark Twin National Forest Headquarter

Division of Geology and Land Survey, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Brewer Science

Mo-Sci Corporation

Phelps County Regional Medical Center

The Centre -- Rolla's Health and Recreation Complex

Maramec Spring Park (about 15 miles east of Rolla)

Ozark National Scenic Riverways (about 50 miles south of Rolla)

Elephant Rocks State Park (about 50 miles southeast of Rolla)

Ha Ha Tonka State Park (about 70 miles west of Rolla)