Take a Ride on Route 61 – North

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Everyone knows they can get their kicks on Route 66; they may not know about the fun on Route 61. From North to South, this scenic route – also known as the Avenue of the Saints – has family fun and adventure aplenty.


A. Remember When Toy Museum and Village of Cedar Falls

Start your journey on Route 61 with a trip back in time to this circa 1800s village. It has a pioneer post office, hardware store, general store, and dry goods store. The toy museum includes more than 20,000 toys.

B. Mark Twain Casino

Features more than 600 slot machines and plenty of reel slots, video poker and table games. Take a break from the action at Bistro 104, serving everything from buttermilk pancakes to the famous prime rib dinner.

C. Nostalgic Air Adventures

Take a short detour off Route 61 and enjoy the view from above, during a relaxing ride on a restored, vintage plane. Several aircraft are available, an individual can choose a personal tour and invite up to six additional people. At Hannibal Regional Airport


A. Cuivre River State Park

Explore more than 38 miles of hiking, backpacking and equestrian trails as they wind through this 6,393-acre park. Camping, equestrian camping, a lake for fishing and swimming, picnicking, an organized group camp and a visitor center are features.


A. Bankhead Candies

Take a break and satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Bankhead Chocolates. They've been producing hand-dipped candies since 1919. The candies are prepared in large copper kettles, poured onto a marble table and cut to perfection.