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Old 10-01-2010, 04:31 PM  
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Missouri History Stops along I-44

I'm a bit of a history geek and want to know if anyone has recommendations for decent stops (museums, etc.) along I-44 between St Louis & Springfield. I'm looking for something that can be enjoyed in a hour or so and located within 15 minutes of the highway. I travel between those 2 cities often enough, but rarely stop between them. There has to be something cool or interesting along the way...
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:17 PM  
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marvel caverns....not sure I'm spelling it right its been along time, it was worth checking out though
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:03 PM  
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theres all kinds of stuff between stlouis and springfield along I-44. you can cruse route 66 through there. you can stop at the museum in waynsville check out the historical buildings around the phelps county courthouse in rolla. you can go to newburg and check out the huston house that was built in the late 1800's
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:40 AM  
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visit the wine areas along the route. you can google them
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:05 PM  
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marvel caverns....not sure I'm spelling it right its been along time, it was worth checking out though
maybe you are thinking about Meramec Caverns?

Wilson's Creek battlefield isn't too far from I-44, down by Springfield.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:51 PM  
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maybe you are thinking about Meramec Caverns?

Wilson's Creek battlefield isn't too far from I-44, down by Springfield.
Yeah, I never heard of Marvel Caverns.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:44 AM  
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plenty of Civil War era events took place along the route, Jesse James, Bloody Bill, Wilsons Creek was mentioned it that had logistics alll the way through Rolla. Many things to look for and see.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:08 AM  
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maevel cave....the reason there is a silver dollar city is what I was thinking, and I mixed it up with meramac caverns
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:31 PM  
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maybe you are thinking about Meramec Caverns?
That was my first thought as well. A trip to see Jesse James hideout in Meramec Caverns might be just the ticket for you. I don't remember how far off the highway it is though. Not sure if it was within a 15 minute drive or not.

Any particular kind of history you are most interested in? That might help get you better choices to visit.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:15 AM  
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Cuba, Mo is a great tgown to stop in. Check the calander in the summer as there are lots of car shows in town being it's on route 66.
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