Missouri Road Trip – Day 3 – Heading Home
Missouri Road Trip Itinerary

Missouri Road Trip – Day 3 – Heading Home

Sunday, our third and final day of our Missouri Road Trip started in Springfield. The World’s Largest Fork was definitely the world’s largest fork. And the giant paper cup, while merely an entrance to a Solo cup plant, was quite impressive…even if we had to kind of illegally park it in a not really driveway out front to capture it on digital film…
World's Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri
World’s Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri
Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri
Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri

We drove from there to Marshfield to see a beautiful scale rendering of the Hubble telescope…where I totally went down a one-way street the wrong way where a local saw me and stopped his car to watch me as I turned my car around to park to opposite way…But anyways, it was well worth the stop!

Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri
Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri

At a gas station in Doolittle we saw the Cookin’ from Scratch Chicken Car…literally a car with a giant chicken coming out of it! Awe-some. We almost stopped for lunch there too, but alas it was a bit too early to think about lunch.

Cookin' from Scratch Chicken Car in Doolittle, Missouri
Cookin’ from Scratch Chicken Car in Doolittle, Missouri

In Rolla we stopped at a replica of Stonehenge and managed to take the stupident route ever to get there. FYI, there is a parking lot right next to it (so you don’t have to park across a busy street a block away…) and (if you do happen to miss the entrance and do park a block away) there is an UNDERPASS under the busy street you have to cross…

UMR Stonehenge Replica in Rolla, Missouri
UMR Stonehenge Replica in Rolla, Missouri

From there it was off to find the cute A&W happy family, also in Rolla…and then the EPIC CREATION that was the World’s Largest Rocking Chair! This thing was massive and perhaps the world’s largest world’s largest thing I have ever seen!

A&W Burger Family, a roadside attraction in Rolla, Missouri
A&W Burger Family, a roadside attraction in Rolla, Missouri
World's Largest Rocking Chair in Cuba, Missouri
World’s Largest Rocking Chair in Cuba, Missouri

We stopped for lunch in Cuba and checked out the Route 66 murals that are all over the town and then stopped at yet another Sinclair Station that was closed. So we headed off to another gas station where we saw a giant pink elephant! The guys there told us we could climb it but a) there was no feasible way to do so (and believe me we tried) and b) it didn’t seem quite sturdy enough to make that as brilliant of an idea as it seemed.

Route 66 Murals in Cuba, Missouri
Route 66 Murals in Cuba, Missouri
Large Pink Elephant in Fenton, Missouri
Large Pink Elephant in Fenton, Missouri

Our final stop was another Sinclair station…and it was not only open for business but also had the famous Sinclair Dinosaur still intact! Sweet!

Sinclair Oil Dinosaur at a Sinclair gas station in St. Louis, Missouri
Sinclair Oil Dinosaur at a Sinclair gas station in St. Louis, Missouri

And with that we hit the road again and crossed back into Illinois bidding adieu to the fine state of Missouri. While, of course, we didn’t make everything we had hoped to hit (seriously, I need to plan a museum tour of America because I never make time for them!) we saw a lot, ate a lot, and had so much fun! Missouri, can’t wait to see you again!

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.