97 North Outer Road, Suite 1
Eureka, MO 63025
The picnic grounds, nestled
among the shade trees, offer you a relaxing place to
sit and have a snack, or just time to enjoy the
serene splendor of nature.
Route 66 State Park displays
the history and mystique of �The Main Street of
America.� The historic Route 66 has come to
represent American mobility, independence and spirit
of adventure, and the park has captured the essence
of the highway in its displays and array of
Located along the original
Route 66 corridor, the 419-acre park is a bonus to
park visitors who want to enjoy nature and see
interesting historical displays showcasing Route 66.
Bridgehead Inn, a 1935 roadhouse, serves as Route 66
State Park's visitor center. It houses Route 66
memorabilia and interprets the environmental success
story of the former resort community of Times Beach,
which once thrived on the location of the park.
The park grounds are open
daily from 7 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset
year-round. Gates open and close at these times. The
visitor center and park office are open daily from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year-round.
Nestled among the bluffs and
woods of the Meramec River valley, visitors can
thoroughly enjoy the scenery of Route 66 State Park.
With seven and one-half miles of trails circling the
park, individuals can hike, bicycle or horseback
ride along side the Meramec River and near the
Burlington Northern Railroad.
The park features level
walking, bicycling and equestrian trails that are
perfect for beginning riders and health-conscious
visitors. The trails link to a new trail system in
Eureka and will eventually link with portions of
Castlewood State Park in Ballwin.
The park's visitor center
has a historical display area complete with Route 66
memorabilia. Wandering among the display items,
visitors will see the rich architecture of the
buildings and towns that graced the roadways of
Missouri from the 1930s to the 1960s, and souvenirs
that long ago travelers bought on their journey
across Missouri on Route 66.
A gift shop, specializing in
hundreds of Route 66 items, is also located in the
visitor center building.