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Nestled along the Meramec River, Route 66 State Park is a 419-acre park featuring a visitor center and gift shop, along with a wide variety of artifacts from Missouri's share of the Mother Road. The park also offers plenty of picnicking sites, a boat launch, and great bird watching opportunities, as over 40 species may be spotted at certain times throughout the year.

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Much of Route 66 SP lies on the west side of the river, which you must cross on Interstate 44 just a few hundred feet to the south coming from St. Louis and eastern Missouri – you’ll get a great view of the old Route 66 bridge from the highway.

At Exit 261, Route 66 leaves I-44. To the north lies Six Flags St. Louis; a major theme park nestled in the hills, featuring thrill rides and roller coasters set against the backdrop of tree-covered bluffs.

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