MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL SITES:
00 miles. Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum. Mansfield, MO. Author of "Little House" books written while living at Rocky Ridge Farm, near Mansfield, built for them in 1928. Artifacts, keepsakes of the Ingalls and Wilder families, Bookstore, featuring all the "Little House" books, collectibles and gifts.

20 miles. Old Mill Tour. Mountain Grove, MO. Tour of still operating old water powered mills.

49 miles. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Springfield, MO. 1861 Civil War battlefield. First major engagement west of the Mississippi River. 1,750 acre, changed little from its historic setting, near pristine condition.

52 miles. General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History. Springfield, MO. Sweeney was an Irish immigrant in the early 19th century. His military career commenced in the 1840's and spanned the 60's. He was at one time the commandant of the St. Louis, Mo arsenal. The museum contains thousands of Civil War artifacts.

58 miles. Calico Cupboard Toy Sewing Machine Museum. Mountain View, MO. More than 350 toy sewing machines, all makes and models, both old and new, including treadle and crank and a red toy Singer.

71 miles. Bonniebrook. Walnut Shade, MO. Family homestead of Rose O'Neill, creator of the Kewpies. Route 65. On the National Register of Historic Places. parking. Visitor center, gift shop, flea market, tours of museum and reconstructed Victorian home.

71 miles. Tiny Town Tours. Mountain Home, AR. Miniature Museum. 5 rooms of miniatures.

74 miles. 1890 Mountain Village. Bull Shoals, AR. Re-creation of a pioneer Ozark settlement.

74 miles. Veteran's Memorial Museum. Branson, MO. Museum of all U.S. wars of the 20th century.

76 miles. Anglin-Tinnon Railroad Workers' Memorial. Cotter, AR. Museum, largely outdoors, of railroad memorabilia.

76 miles. Denton Ferry. Cotter, AR. A section of the 19th century "Trail of Tears" marking the forced removal of the Cherokee Indian Nation from their ancestral territory by land greedy European-Americans, supported by the US government under the administration of President Andrew Jackson.

76 miles. Rainbow Arch Bridge. Cotter, AR. Unusual reinforced concrete arch design, patented 1912. National Register of Historic Places, dedicated 1930.

77 miles. Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Branson, MO. Commemorating the 1812 Missouri earthquake of 8.0 magnitude.

79 miles. College of the Ozarks. Point Lookout,MO. Home to 1,400 students who work at the school to pay for their education. attractions include Edwards Mill and Keeter Center. The Ralph Foster Museum is full of Ozarks history and culture.

85 miles. Frisco Depot. Mammoth Spring, AR. Near the spring, Beautifully restored 1886 Frisco Depot. Collection of railroad memorabilia. Baggage room displays local history exhibits. Outside a Frisco caboose. One of only a few depots in the nation restored as museums.

85 miles. Historic Wolf House. Norfork, AR. Oldest public structure in Arkansas. Overlooks the confluence of the White and North Fork Rivers. Very large two-storey log structure. Exterior may be viewed.