Further along Route 66 is unincorporated Stanton, which holds several noteworthy stops all its own. Among them are the Antique Toy Museum and the Jesse James Wax Museum, right along the old highway and in full view of Interstate 44. Both feature unique eastern Missouri exhibits and artifacts, and serve as quick, yet rewarding stops along your journey.
Well, you've seen the advertisements since the sides of barns back in Illinois. Since you've finally reached Meramec Caverns, why not stop in and see what all the fuss is about? The nearly five-mile cavern features several must-see, made-from-stone attractions, including the Mirror Room, the Greatest Show Under the Earth, and the Wine Room.