Missouri hideouts and hangouts Meramec Caverns, Stanton, Missouri: Meramec was a longtime must-see on All-American road trips, and pop culture still lurks everywhere on the cave tour. Jesse James hid out along the underground river. A side room hosted honeymooners for 10 days in a 1950s' TV stunt, and an episode of Lassie--the one where Lassie rescues Timmy--was filmed inside. #VisitMOtreasures
According to The State Historical Society of Missouri, the oldest restaurant in Missouri is in the historic mall town of Arrow Rock. In fact, it is the oldest continuously serving restaurant west of the Mississippi River. J. Huston Tavern was originally the two-story home of the Huston family, built in 1834. Arrow Rock became a popular stopping spot for settlers heading west, so Huston began offering lodging and meals to travelers and local citizens.