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Address: 97 North Outer Road (Visitor Center & Museum), Suite 1, Eureka, MO 63025
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+1 636-938-7198

Travel through history on The Mother Road at Route 66 State Park. Route 66...

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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Back in Time

Take a trip back in time and wander through the small museum and gift shop at Route 66 State Park in Missouri. This is a famous stop for motorcycle groups from all over the world... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bev R
Plato, Missouri
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Plato, Missouri
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a trip back in time and wander through the small museum and gift shop at Route 66 State Park in Missouri. This is a famous stop for motorcycle groups from all over the world. You will probably meet some of them while you are there.

Thank Bev R
Eureka, Missouri
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I have trained for multiple marathons out on this course. It is also the location of a great night 5K in October.

Thank 62cdparmer
Saint Louis
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Came here to take a walk with my son. Nice an flat and most paths are paved. not much else to talk about.

Thank smd62
High Ridge, Missouri
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We go here quite often to hike and ride our bikes . Missouri parks did a great job on this one.Lots of deer to see also.

Thank phalanx1
Bow, New Hampshire
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not the most obvious place to find not marked as well as it could be but worth the trip. Good buys on memorabilia and very helpful staff. some great pictures in the building

Thank Ron J
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were looking for Route 66 Tshirts downtown but too expensive. Visited this State Park and found LOTS of Route66 T shirts, denim jackets, bumper stickers, iron on patches and MUCH more at very reasonable prices. The museum had information that the Missouri History Museum - Main street - exhibit did not have. Stop in for a FREE visit.

Thank DFSchneid
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

There is a visitor center with knowledgeable guys (park rangers?) who know the history of the area really well--the shocking and sad history of Times Beach, mainly. There is a museum and very extensive gift shop with Route 66 memorabilia. It's a fun little stop to make right off Interstate I-44 at exit 266.

Thank Farren_Mild
Saint Louis
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I'm formally from this area and am ashamed to admit that I had never stopped here before. Now I'm asking myself, "what was I waiting for?". The museum was very informative and highly nostalgic. For anyone interested in Route 66 this is a must stop.

Thank Jill A
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This review is for the Route 66 museum located inside the park office. Although the weather was pleasant, this stop was purely for finding facts about historic Route 66 and what a pleasant surprise! Don't be fooled by the average looks of the park office on the outside, it's all on the inside! What I discovered was Springfield, MO, is... More 

Thank Jesse R
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife (and whomever she is taking) use this location at least once a month for trail rides - very wide open and great parking area.


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