Route 66 State Park 97 N Outer Rd E, Eureka, MO63025 People of all ages can still "get their kicks" from Route 66 State Park, which highlights the history and mystique…More of what was called the Main Street of America or the Mother Road from 1926 onward. The park is located along the original Route 66 corridor, with a 1935 roadhouse Bridgehead Inn housing the visitors' center. Displays of actual road signs and other memorabilia draw visitors into yesteryears when the route symbolized American mobility, independence and adventure. Managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the park features trails for walking, bicyclists and equestrians. One side of it meets the Burlington Northern Railroad, and from the other side visitors can launch their boats into the Meramec River. For those who want to take Americana home with them, the shop at the visitors' center offers all types of Route 66 souvenirs.
Offering about 20 acres for fun and recreation, this is Eureka's largest city park.
The park, just off…More Interstate-44, has two pavilions with electricity, grills, restrooms and an accessible trail connection to Route 66 State Park. It also contains a nine-hole disc golf course and a soft, synthetic-surfaced playground. The park serves as home certain times of the year to St. Louis Live Steamers' fully-functional, small-scale train.
The city established Kircher Park with buyout money made available to it after the floods of 1993 and 1994. It is the namesake of former two-time Eureka mayor Leon Kircher. He held the post from 1963 to 1967 and 1973 to 1975.