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Picnic Area

MO 96 at Hwy. 39, Albatross, MO

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If you needed to pull off the road for a bit of a rest in the old days there was, and still is, a neat little roadside park in Albatross. It is on the NW corner where the Mother Road meets MO 39. Today we hop in our car in Springfield and zip right past so many reminders of what traveling was like all those decades ago, this is one of those places. It's easy to imagine Dad pulling in here and Mom setting up a picnic lunch for the whole family.

Small rest/picnic areas like this are a sort of endangered species. This one was still accessable when we last went by, but you have to turn north on MO 39 to get to the entrance.

Photo(s): 2016



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