Lebanon, Missouri

Life in Lebanon, Missouri, explained by people who’ve lived in Lebanon:

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Lebanon Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Lebanon?

  • Eating at Chen’s and most of the people. (J. R., 14 years)
  • Nothing. (April, 18 years)
  • Nothing. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • 10% of its residents. (Chris, 24 years)
  • Nothing. (Michael, 24 years)
  • Nothing, been trying to leave since we moved here. (Elaine, 25 years)
  • Small town. (Lois, 25 years)
  • Nothing. (Christy, 30 years)

Lebanon Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Lebanon?

  • Churches and the solicitors of the churches. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • All the crappy fast food and all the d*mn churches. (April, 18 years)
  • Everything. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • The other 90%. (Chris, 24 years)
  • The amount of people on welfare, the drugs, the lack of things to do. (Michael, 24 years)
  • If you don’t have money, you don’t count- especially the kids in school. (Elaine, 25 years)
  • Lack of good restaurants. (Lois, 25 years)
  • Everything. (Christy, 30 years)

Lebanon Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Lebanon?

  • Go to the parks and races and YMCA. (J. R., 14 years)
  • When you find out, let me know. (April, 18 years)
  • Nothing. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • Bowling, mini golf, people watching at the Wal-Mart. (Chris, 24 years)
  • A couple decent parks, some decent restaurants and a theater. (Michael, 24 years)
  • There is nothing to do here, but if you go out of town, you have the rivers, for fishing and camping. (Elaine, 25 years)
  • None. (Lois, 25 years)
  • Nothing. (Christy, 30 years)

Lebanon’s Reputation

What’s Lebanon known for?

  • Meth. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • DRUGS! And all the d*mn churches. (April, 18 years)
  • Route 66. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • Meth and aluminum boats. (Chris, 24 years)
  • Meth and racism. (Michael, 24 years)
  • Friendly people- lies. (Elaine, 25 years)
  • Route 66. (Lois, 25 years)
  • Drugs and homicide. (Christy, 30 years)

Lebanon Crime

What’s the crime like in Lebanon? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Overall not bad. (J. R., 14 years)
  • Theft is huge…and the drugs are ridiculous. (April, 18 years)
  • Killers and drugs. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • I’ve never been effected, but I’d say it’s on par per capita. (Chris, 24 years)
  • Well lots of meth and people beating their significant others. (Michael, 24 years)
  • Not bad, but some drugs are, like meth. (Elaine, 25 years)
  • Drug use is high. (Lois, 25 years)
  • The entire town. (Christy, 30 years)

Lebanon Advice

Any advice for people moving to Lebanon?

  • DON’T…if you ain’t from here, you get treated like crap. Especially your kids through the school district. (April, 18 years)
  • Don’t move here. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • Lower your expectations. In fact, I propose that as the new city motto. (Chris, 24 years)
  • Don’t, unless you like welfare and meth. (Michael, 24 years)
  • DON’T, keep looking. (Elaine, 25 years)
  • Don’t do it. (Christy, 30 years)

Lebanon Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Lebanon (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Got married in Lebanon. (J. R., 14 years)
  • Cops always next door at neighbor’s house. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • I’ve nearly been run over crossing the street several times. I’ve been threatened by rednecks and methheads. It’s a fun, memorable, crazy place! (Chris, 24 years)
  • A random guy came up to my work one night and asked if I had any pills. (Michael, 24 years)
  • Good schools, great teachers. (Lois, 25 years)

Lebanon’s Future

How do you think Lebanon will change over the next 10 years?

  • I think it will continue to grow. (J. R., 14 years)
  • More drugs, more politics getting out of hand (further out of hand). (April, 18 years)
  • Worse. (Janessa, 22 years)
  • We’ll get three new restaurants, 20 businesses will fail, a new factory will open, and the city administration will hurt their elbows patting one another on the back. (Chris, 24 years)
  • The government will stay unacceptable, the meth usage will increase, the single mothers will increase, their will be fewer decent jobs and more people. (Michael, 24 years)
  • It probably won’t. (Elaine, 25 years)
  • Get bigger. (Lois, 25 years)
  • Worse than it is now. (Christy, 30 years)

Lebanon Facts

Any other interesting facts about Lebanon?

  • It could be 1,000 times better with some fresh ideas, and a new perspective. But it will never change. Not until the old money and good old boy network, dies a horrible death. It’s unaccepting of change, and it’s only a great place to live if you don’t have to use your college degree to use manual labor. So roughly 60 people. It needs more professional jobs, more recreation, something to do other than drugs and teen pregnancy. (Chris, 24 years)
  • Yeah, if any people besides the boomers actually came together than the government would be decent and more of our druggies wouldn’t be free. (Michael, 24 years)