Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
Trail of Tears
Enjoy one of Missouri's scenic and historic auto route trails on your way or during your stay. The Trail of Tears, Historic Route 66 and the historic drive through Maramec Spring Park are conveniently located nearby.
Maramec Spring Park Historic Drive
Travel back in time on this historic auto trail that provides a breathtaking view of the Meramec River Valley, passes by the Maramec Village Cemetery and transects a portion of the Trail of Tears. The open pit iron mine is accessible via a short foot trail near the end of the auto route. The Massey (or Maramec) Iron Works was the first successful iron works west of the Mississippi River and operated here from 1826 to 1876. Maramec Spring Park is a scenic 28 mile drive from ArdPark Cabins.
In 1825 the U.S. government formally adopted a policy to remove American Indians. That policy was extensively carried out in the 1830s. Primarily the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles were driven from their homes, herded into internment camps, and moved by force to a strange land. They were not guaranteed equal protections under the law and they could not prevent whites from seizing their lands. To increase public awareness of their heritage, many Cherokees have advocated the designation of the Trail of Tears as a national historic trail. Guests can access the Trail of Tears auto route from the exact location of ArdPark Cabins and campground on Highway 8. The National Park Service provides detailed information and a map depicting this historic auto trail in its entirety. Two significant landmarks can be visited along this auto route, the Massey Iron Works at Maramec Spring Park and the Snelson-Brinker Cabin, both of which are within 30 minutes from ArdPark.
Historic Route 66
Beginning in Chicago, Illinois and ending in Santa Monica, California, historic Route 66 transects 8 states and spans 2,448 miles. St. Louis, Missouri is the largest city in between. Historic Route 66 no longer appears on modern day road maps but it remains bright in the public eye. A mainstay stop along historic Route 66 is Cuba, Missouri. The Missouri legislature has named Cuba the "Route 66 Mural City." ArdPark is just 25 miles from this friendly town where visitors can view 12 outdoor murals from their car, see an 1873 train replica and a non-operating 1930s Phillips 66 station in the Viva Cuba Garden, visit a chocolate bar and much more. Each year on the third weekend in July drivers can watch the Crawford County Fair parade as it moves along old Route 66 and guests traveling through St. Louis to or from ArdPark Cabins may enjoy a stop at the Route 66 State Park in Eureka, Missouri. Visit the Route 66 Association of Missouri website for more information.
Highway Y
If you simply want to take a beautiful drive that doesn't take all day, you must experience Highway Y. We self proclaim Highway Y to be one of the most beautiful, peaceful rides that all driving enthusiasts will appreciate. Driven by vehicle or motorcycle, the trip down Highway Y is certain to please. Beginning at ArdPark Cabins and ending in Viburnum, Highway Y winds nicely, has very little traffic or homes and meanders through many miles of
scenic, untouched Mark Twain National Forest. This trip is gorgeous all year long!
Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging, Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly, Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
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Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
Historic Auto Trails Routes, Route 66, Scenic Drives in Missouri
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