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Route 66 State Park

97 North Outer Road, Suite 1, Eureka, MO 63025
+1 636-938-7198
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Make sure to stop at the visitors station

This very nice park is right off the highway and very easy to access by car. Went there and had a... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
littlegoldenone
,
Houston, TX
via mobile
Great history

We enjoyed reading the history available at the visitor center, looking at all the great pictures... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Ceekjay
,
Milford, Kansas
via mobile
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Travel through history on The Mother Road at Route 66 State Park. Route 66 captured Americans’ imagination and exposed millions of citizens to small towns and different cultures across the country. Sample a slice of that at Route 66 State Park’s visitor center, which has displays showcasing the road. The visitor center is the former Bridgehead Inn, a 1935 roadhouse that sat on the original Route 66. The park’s location, close to metro St. Louis provides visitors with a quick getaway to nature. More than 40 types of birds have been identified in the park and picnic sites are sprinkled throughout the park.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meramec river” (8 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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97 North Outer Road, Suite 1, Eureka, MO 63025
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+1 636-938-7198
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This very nice park is right off the highway and very easy to access by car. Went there and had a great view of the total solar eclipse. Lots of nice picnicking spots and had water fountains etc. Be sure to stop at the visitor...More

Thank littlegoldenone
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed reading the history available at the visitor center, looking at all the great pictures and memorabilia. Worth the stop if you are interested in The Mother Road. The lady there was so helpful, gave us maps of the route. The gift shop has...More

Thank Ceekjay
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The ranger at the visitor center was very helpful for the eclipse. The center has a free museum to learn about route 66, early driving experience in the 1930's and 1950's, the floods of the Meramec River, and the Times Beach pollution disaster. It is...More

Thank D3336HDkevinp
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Nice to place to visit if you are interested in anything Route 66. Did not have to pay to get into the State Park.

1  Thank janelle h
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The old Times Beach turned into a park. Almost a 2 mile paved loop great for bikes-kids and adults, skates, skateboards. An outer loop through the woods for hiking, dog walks, off road bikes. The nicer restrooms are closer to the shelters and have a...More

Thank Gay E
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

66 is a good place for exercise activities. Walking, jogging, bicycling are common activities that are popular there. I have seen people on horses occasionally too.

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Want a great place to ride your bike? Then this is it! This is a nice area with trails for you ride and enjoy the peaceful nature. The trails never have many people on them, so take a buddy. The museum is very tricky to...More

1  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is a little hard to find. We went to the boat launch first. Then got on 44 for one exit to the east. The museum is free! It is in an old restaurant that had been on Route 66. It featured restaurant and...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The paved loop for bikes is decent and flat. There are trails, but they don't seem to be popular and I wouldn't dare go alone. I walked my dog here once, saw a few deer and my dog got a couple ticks. Not as nice...More

Thank stl_locavore
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The site is of the former Times Beach, a community destroyed by Dioxin, after it was sprayed on streets and driveways to keep down dust. A huge incinerator was built there to burn all the tainted soil from the region, and it burned non-stop for...More

1  Thank Mike N
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