This is one of the strangest sections of Old Route 66 -- one that will leave you feeling like the last person on earth, standing on an abandoned road that was built differently than any 4-lane highway you have ever seen, through a place where two lanes would have been excessive.
Missouri hideouts and hangouts Meramec Caverns, Stanton, Missouri: Meramec was a longtime must-see on All-American road trips, and pop culture still lurks everywhere on the cave tour. Jesse James hid out along the underground river. A side room hosted honeymooners for 10 days in a 1950s' TV stunt, and an episode of Lassie--the one where Lassie rescues Timmy--was filmed inside. #VisitMOtreasures