51 Drury Lane, Lebanon, 417-532-2156
Boswell Park sits off Route 66 and is decorated with three large murals commemorating the Mother Road. Another unique feature of this particular park is the last cabin of Camp Joy, the first tourist spot, built in 1927, between Springfield and St. Louis.
915 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon, 417-532-2148
For some authentic, old-school Midwest Americana, the Route 66 Museum and Research Center at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library is free for self-guided walking tours. The center has a recreation of a ’50s gas station and diner, along with a selection of classic cars and more.
941-985 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon
Mother’s Garden is a small park that’s packed with fountains, walkways, statues, gazebos and greenery. This small, peaceful park is well worth a stop for a stroll any time of year. And if you need a quick break from the museums and shops, it’s a great spot to relax with a hot coffee.