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Pretty location to picnic and walk that has historical significance

The park looks pretty and well maintained, with lots of room to picnic and stroll right off of... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Lake Ridge, Virginia
Striking colors, worth a visit

We walked the one mile trail from the spring, along the creek, through Laughlin Park to Roubidoux... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
Missoula, Montana
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100 Historic Route 66 East, Waynesville, MO 65583
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We walked the one mile trail from the spring, along the creek, through Laughlin Park to Roubidoux Park (awesome playground and also borders the creek). The spring and creek are beautiful. I can't remember the last time I spent so long skipping rocks. During our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Took my 13 year old for a hike through Roubidoux and she complained about the bugs biting her. So wear bug spray in the hot summer months. This was one of my favorite places to fish and hang out in high school 10+ years ago!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

This park needs a lot of maintenance and work. The spring by the underwater cave is popular with divers. Other than that there is no real sitting area if you're just looking for a swim. There are much better and cleaner parks in Missouri to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank gallotva32
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This park is not the prettiest I've ever seen, but it's nice. The water is clear and cool, and it has historical interest as part of the Trail of Tears. Sadly, some people disrespect the environment and their fellow citizens, and leave trash behind when...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed July 17, 2017

So sad when we got the public area of the spring. Someone had a party by the spring and left about a case of empty beer cans. I know in public areas hard to control, but it took the beauty away for sure. Easy access...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Barbe22
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Great place to go walking/enjoy nature. Playground for the younger kid(s) and a nice creek to put your feet in or fish or just let the kids and dogs run free. Location is great if your are looking for a place to eat/drink or be...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

The Roubidoux Springs - Trail of Tears site has a great walking trail. When the water isn't too high you can get in about 2 miles (1 mi. each way). Very nice paved path. Open fields along the path where you can throw a ball,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Kfenstermaker6
Reviewed February 16, 2017

This is now called Roubidoux Springs Cherokee Campsite and is located on Route 66 in Waynesville, Missouri. It is part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail where Cherokee Indians camped on their journey west. The section of Route 66 this is on was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank DustinHolmes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Waynesville is a nice small town with friendly shopkeepers. The Roubidoux creek & Spring is a nice site on your Route 66 drive.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank donnakhf
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The park looks pretty and well maintained, with lots of room to picnic and stroll right off of Historic Route 66. There are plenty of signs with bits of history about the area's significance in the Cherokee Trail of Tears, which adds some interesting depth,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Patricia V
March 16, 2017|
Response from DustinHolmes | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I think about a half mile.
October 10, 2016|
Response from KC O | Reviewed this property |
google pulaskicountyusa.wordpress. com/2014/01/30/ early-roubidoux- spring-cave-exploration/ also youtube Roubidoux cave try these