Tag Archives: Route 66

Show Me Wine Country: Fall Drives

In Missouri Wine Country, getting to the wineries is often just as beautiful and picturesque as the wineries and vineyards themselves. Driving along tree lined roads and rolling hills is part of the relaxing experience of a Missouri winery adventure. This is particularly majestic during the fall, when the Show Me State does not disappoint, offering mesmerizing views. These are …

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Missouri Eats: The FourWay

The FourWay was built as a filling station along Route 66 in 1932; the Wallis family bought it in 1968 and operated it as a Mobil gas station. In 2015, they decided to restore the building and open a restaurant serving classic American food with a Mediterranean influence. Appetizers include fries topped with crumbled Feta, tzatziki and housemade hot sauce, …

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4 Beautiful Fall Drives in Missouri

Missouri has excellent routes for memorable fall drives, with the rolling hills and winding back roads of the Missouri Ozarks serving up beautiful spots for enjoying fall foliage. Sometimes, though, staying on the beaten path is just as enjoyable, as Missouri’s major highways offer scenic views and convenient access to attractions. Here’s a look at four fall drives to consider …

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Best of Show: Route 66 Still Has Kicks

“If you’re looking for hidden treasures, the Meramec Caverns in the Ozarks in Missouri are it – quite literally.” This is how USA Today 10Best described Meramec Caverns in Stanton. The historic caves were listed on the site’s “Road Trip: 10Best Spots Still Left on Route 66.” Take a guided tour through the caverns that have been thrilling Americans for …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Route 66

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Route 66 State Park, St. Louis County The park …

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15 in ’15: Famous Routes in Missouri

This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Americans love a road trip. And who better to show you a great one (or three) than the Show-Me State?   “Way of American Genius” There …

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Route 66 in Missouri: Rolla and Cuba

Route 66 has been celebrated in film, story and song. Many tales have been told about the bootleggers, bandits, movie stars, hobos, writers and singers who have traveled on this famous route. More importantly, though, are the visitors on Historic Route 66. It’s the everyday visitor who keeps Historic Route 66 thriving. Route 66 is the longest designated scenic Byway …

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Top 10 Fun Ways to Get Your Kicks in Carthage

Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau announces summer 2013 is packed with family events. With traditional opportunities available as well as special events, Carthage offers individuals and families a variety of opportunities for fun in and out of the sun. Check the Carthage CVB website for all the up to date information and events, Visit-Carthage.com. Red Oak II is a work in …

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Ride Through History With Route 66 Exhibit

A Route 66 exhibit titled “Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield” is on display at The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, in Springfield. The museum is open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; the exhibit runs through Aug. 31. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children; and free for ages 2 and younger and …

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Christmas Print Evokes Holiday Nostalgia

If you love nostalgic Christmas prints featuring our Missouri Route 66 heritage, the newest public art commission by Viva Cuba is one you can add to your gift list. The commission to Missouri artist Ray Harvey allows citizens to take public art into their homes. Harvey was commissioned to bring elements of Cuba’s past and present to life for a …

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