Around the St. Louis Area
H. WHAT?
Kaskaskia Dragon
WHERE?
2024 Progress West Drive,
Vandalia, Illinois
WHY PULL OVER?
For the low price
of one dollar, you can make a 35-
foot-long metal dragon blast flames
from its nostrils! This just might be
the ultimate roadside bargain.
I. WHAT?
World’s Largest Catsup
Bottle
WHERE?
800 S. Morrison Avenue,
Collinsville, Illinois
WHY PULL OVER?
Oh, the anticipa-
tion! We put the red stuff on
everything from burgers to fries to
bologna sandwiches. Here’s your
chance to crane your neck and plant
your gaze on the mother of all bot-
tles. Be the first one out of the car so
you can turn to everyone and say,
“What’s taking so long? Let’s go!
Catch up!”
J. WHAT?
The Awakening
WHERE?
16150 Park Circle,
Chesterfield, Missouri
WHY PULL OVER?
Fee-fi-fo-fum! This
giant smells the blood of Branson-
bound tourists. And he’s waking up
and crawling out of the ground just
in time to pose for a photo! Sit on
his foot and wave to the camera, or
plant a kiss on his bearded cheek.
K. WHAT?
World’s Largest Rocking
Chair
WHERE?
5957 Highway Zz,
Cuba, Missouri
WHY PULL OVER?
Because everyone
loves a big chair! Where’s the
world’s largest grandmother when
you need her?
L. WHAT?
Bob’s Gasoline Alley
WHERE?
822 Beamer Lane,
Cuba, Missouri
WHY PULL OVER?
Remember when
filling your tank cost less than half
your paycheck? Bob does. He’ll wax
nostalgic and share his memorabilia
with you, weary traveler. You’ll see
vintage signs, gas pumps, and ads.
Call 573.885.3637 to schedule an
appointment.
M. WHAT?
The Cave Restaurant
WHERE?
26880 Rochester Road,
Richland, Missouri
WHY PULL OVER?
The Cave is
surprisingly comfortable, well-
appointed, and serves pretty good
grub. You can eat close to a small
waterfall, a (stuffed) mountain lion,
or where the booze was buried dur-
ing Prohibition.
N. WHAT?
Giant Fiddle and Banjo
WHERE?
Grand Country Square,
1945W. Highway 76, Branson,
Missouri
WHY PULL OVER?
They call this
Branson’s Eiffel Tower. We call it a
47-foot-long banjo. Wouldn’t it be
great if when you arrive, a bunch of
French tourists were visiting?
O. WHAT?
World’s Largest Rooster
WHERE?
2421W. Highway 76,
Branson, Missouri
WHY PULL OVER?
It’s not every day
that you get to see a 43-foot-tall
rooster. It’s just too bad this thing
doesn’t crow. That would be loud!
P. WHAT?
World’s Largest Ball of
Twine
WHERE?
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
3326W. Highway 76, Branson,
Missouri
WHY PULL OVER?
There are quite a
few attractions that lay claim to
having the world’s largest ball of
twine. One of the most twisted is in
Branson, and is certainly worth
every inspirational “ooo” and “ahhh”
it elicits.
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INTERVAL WORLD
Spring 2013 IntervalWorld.com
Jeanette & Wade Brower
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ST. LOUIS TO BRANSON, MISSOURI
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where you reside, you can enjoy the whole route or hop on at a point
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