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Address: 100 Historic Route 66 East, Waynesville, MO 65583
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+1 573-774-6171

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Nice Walking Trail

The Roubidoux Springs - Trail of Tears site has a great walking trail. When the water isn't too high you can get in about 2 miles (1 mi. each way). Very nice paved path. Open... read more

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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Saint Robert, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roubidoux Springs - Trail of Tears site has a great walking trail. When the water isn't too high you can get in about 2 miles (1 mi. each way). Very nice paved path. Open fields along the path where you can throw a ball, play fetch with your dog, or lay around for a picnic. I enjoy coming here... More 

Thank Kfenstermaker6
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is now called Roubidoux Springs Cherokee Campsite and is located on Route 66 in Waynesville, Missouri. It is part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail where Cherokee Indians camped on their journey west. The section of Route 66 this is on was also part of The Old Wire Road. There are 7 information boards located in the... More 

Thank DustinHolmes
Biloxi, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Waynesville is a nice small town with friendly shopkeepers. The Roubidoux creek & Spring is a nice site on your Route 66 drive.

Thank donnakhf
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great park for a nice walk or run. If you need to stretch your legs, take your dog for a walk, or go for a run, this is the best place for that. There is a trail that turns into a gravel road that you can use for miles. Also, there is a swimming hole in the... More 

Thank Chad P
Lake Ridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The park looks pretty and well maintained, with lots of room to picnic and stroll right off of Historic Route 66. There are plenty of signs with bits of history about the area's significance in the Cherokee Trail of Tears, which adds some interesting depth, and a river nearby that creates a nice ambience for a walk. Definitely not a... More 

1 Thank A_Tropical_Snowstorm
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting history, as it was a pitstop for the Trail of Tears. The Cherokee Native Americans stopped at the Roubidoux en route to Oklahoma. It has 0.65 miles of paved walkways along the creek and about 0.5 mile of unpaved gravel/dirt trail. The current bridge over the creek was built in 1923, replacing an older bridge. That bridge is part... More 

3 Thank Reema S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

swim, wade, fish, crawdad hunt, frog hunt, bike walk.....etc really wonderful little place to enjoy wildlife viewing and getting wet.

1 Thank KC O
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you have not been to Waynesville yet, you will quickly discover once you are there that there are not much to do. The two something mile walk from the park around the creek and spring is beautiful and you will encounter some people fishing. They call this the trail of tears due to all the Native Indians who gave... More 

1 Thank Jeanette N
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

After having witnessed Big Spring at Roaring River State Park, I was intrigued to compare it to others and today I did so at Roubidoux Spring in Waynesville. It is much more accessible than Big Spring and apparently swimming is allowed as long as you don't jump from the boardwalk or wall above it. Pristinely clear and dumping what appears... More 

1 Thank Ronald H
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Very cool place! Expected the spring to be hot at first but is cold in the winter time and right after a big flood so the park was full of spilt and down trees.

Thank Mitch R

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