The Department of Conservation operates Indian Trail conservation area located 14 miles northeast of Salem on Highway 19. This is one of 10 MDC areas in Dent County.

Montauk State Park is located about 21 miles southwest of Salem off Highway 119. It offers great trout fishing. Montauk also offers camping facilities, a lodge and cabins. The park contains 2,126 acres.

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center are located at 200 South Main Street on Highway 19. Co-located in the center are the chamber and the Salem Area Community Betterment Association.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways was created by an Act of Congress on August 24, 1964 and protects 134 miles of two of Missouri's most treasured spring-fed streams, the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.

The Bonebrake Center of Nature and History is located at the corner of North Hickory Street and East Rolla Road. The center has established paths through natural settings of prairie and forest plantings and by ponds and a spring. It is a place for people to stroll, learn and observe nature.

Dent County Museum, 400 North Pershing Avenue, preserves Salem and Dent County's history for future generations.