We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Boone's Lick State Historic Site

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Hwy 187, Arrow Rock, MO
Phone Number:
+1 660-837-3330

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
Very Interesting and a Nice Short But Steep Trail

This was a pleasant surprise as we enjoy the quiet farm area and the salt lick history. Very interesting. Found in 1804 by Daniel Boone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 May 2016
Mark R
Lewis Center, Ohio
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

5 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 5: English reviews
Lewis Center, Ohio
Level Contributor
313 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise as we enjoy the quiet farm area and the salt lick history. Very interesting. Found in 1804 by Daniel Boone.

Thank Mark R
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
671 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This site preserves the saltworks that supplied St. Charles with this essential frontier commodity. The trail to it opened up the region to settlement. Take 87 across the bridge at Boonville 10 miles to the junction with 187, then 2 miles on 187. The sign that says the site is 1 mile away is actually only .3 mile from the... More 

Thank Edge W
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Off the beaten path, this site explains the salt process and shows you how it was done in the early days. Steep walk to the site, but worth it, especially in spring.

Thank Kit J
St. Louis, MO
Level Contributor
176 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

The Boone family has always intrigued me. Have traveled to see many historical sites associated with them. Drove two hours to see this in March and the gate was locked because there was snow on the ground and the park road was not plowed. Very disappointing.

Thank Iluv2travel059
Florissant, Missouri, USA
Level Contributor
188 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2010

This site has an information kiosk, a picnic area, and some restrooms. The hike down to the area of the actual "lick" offers a few signs, but you mostly have to use your imagination to see what went on there. The museum at Arrow Rock Historic Site has some decent exhibits regarding this area, but there is little on the... More 

4 Thank dorsalmo

Travellers who viewed Boone's Lick State Historic Site also viewed


Been to Boone's Lick State Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Boone's Lick State Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?