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Built in 1894-95, this Romanesque Revival building is constructed of Carthage stone and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its turrets, towers and arches evoke a feel of a medieval castle looming over the city below.
Inside, a wrought-iron cage elevator still operates and an array of military artifacts and mining specimens are displayed along with the “Forged in Fire” mural by Lowell Davis that portrays the history of Jasper County.
A display representing the history of Route 66 was added in 2009. The Jasper County Courthouse is said to be the second-most-photographed building in the state of Missouri. Closed state and national holidays.
This stately, two-story brick house was built in 1849. The building was used as a command center by both sides during the Civil War.
Tours by appointment. Private event space is available.
Please note, there is no secure parking on the Missouri side of this bridge. The parking lot on the Missouri side is considered closed, except in cases of special events. Please click on the weblink above to find bridge access and parking information.
Once part of Route 66—the Mother Road—this bridge across the Mississippi River was reopened in 1999 as one of the world's longest pedestrian-bicycle-only bridges. It connects Missouri’s St. Louis Riverfront Trail with the MCT Confluence Trail in Illinois.
This is a particularly scenic stretch of the Mississippi River, overlooking the natural chain of rocks, from which it derives its name.
Officially recognized as the birthplace of Route 66, it was in Springfield on April 30, 1926, that officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. In 1938, Route 66 became the first completely paved transcontinental highway in America-the "Mother Road"-stretching from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Coast. Traces of the Mother Road are still visible in downtown Springfield and on the city's north side. Travelers still see traces of history along the famous thoroughfare. In some areas, early gas stations and cafes are still in operation, sitting alongside antique stores and flea markets.
Route 66 Part One
Route 66 is a great way to explore the Show-Me State and to see some truly unique sites.
Route 66 Part Two
Charming cities and unique attractions along Route 66.
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