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Boone's Lick State Historic Site

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Address: Hwy 187, Arrow Rock, MO
Phone Number: +1 660-837-3330
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Very Interesting and a Nice Short But Steep Trail

This was a pleasant surprise as we enjoy the quiet farm area and the salt lick history. Very interesting. Found in 1804 by Daniel Boone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 May 2016
Mark R
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise as we enjoy the quiet farm area and the salt lick history. Very interesting. Found in 1804 by Daniel Boone.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This site preserves the saltworks that supplied St. Charles with this essential frontier commodity. The trail to it opened up the region to settlement. Take 87 across the bridge at Boonville 10 miles to the junction with 187, then 2 miles on 187. The sign that says the site is 1 mile away is actually only .3 mile from the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Off the beaten path, this site explains the salt process and shows you how it was done in the early days. Steep walk to the site, but worth it, especially in spring.

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St. Louis, MO
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

The Boone family has always intrigued me. Have traveled to see many historical sites associated with them. Drove two hours to see this in March and the gate was locked because there was snow on the ground and the park road was not plowed. Very disappointing.

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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2010

This site has an information kiosk, a picnic area, and some restrooms. The hike down to the area of the actual "lick" offers a few signs, but you mostly have to use your imagination to see what went on there. The museum at Arrow Rock Historic Site has some decent exhibits regarding this area, but there is little on the... More 

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