Historic Route 66 - Meramec Caverns - Stanton, Missouri, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 38° 14.487 W 091° 05.515
15S E 666981 N 4234326
Quick Description: Possibly the oldest stop along historic Route 66. Meramec Caverns have been a tourist attraction on the Mother Road since 1933. Believed to be where Jesse James used to hide out in the 26 miles of the cave system. Located in Stanton, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2015 6:12:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMNM97
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Meramec Caverns are limestone caves, advertised by signs on barns, billboards and buildings all along Historic Route 66.
Jesse James reportedly, and his brother and partner in crime Frank used the caves as a hideout.

"Beneath the fertile rolling hills of the Meramec Valley, lies a complex of mineral formations and color as rare and unique as they are beautiful. These jewels of nature which took thousands of years to grow, are preserved in the spectacular sights of Meramec Caverns.

Meramec Caverns is the largest commercial cave in the state of Missouri. Missouri is also known as the Cave state, hosting home to more than 6,000 surveyed caves. Meramec Caverns is open year round and offers a fun, affordable vacation for all its visitors. The well-trained rangers can accommodate groups of any size." Text Source: (visit link)
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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