Ozark Mountains scenic drive | Midwest Living

Ozark Mountains scenic drive

See state parks with amazing natural features as well as a hillside winery and Civil War battlefield on this Missouri drive.

We drove more than 500 miles among the hills, hollows, caves and springs of the Missouri Ozarks to research this drive, and then we figured out a shortened loop for you. The route starts off Interstate-44 in Cuba and includes a hillside winery, a Civil War battlefield and state parks with amazing natural features: pink boulders at Elephant Rocks, mountaintop views at Taum Sauk and natural wading pools at Johnson’s Shut-Ins.

Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks

Get your kicks The route includes stretches of old Route-66. Snap a kitschy photo by the hilariously huge rocking chair at the Fanning 66 Outpost in Cuba.

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