History doesn’t always have to come from a book or even a television show. Sometimes we can experience a piece of the past up-close, allowing our imagination to take us back decades – or even millions of years – in time. For a short but sweet trail that leads to a historic ruin in Missouri, make your way to Elephant Rocks State Park.

Do you have a favorite historic ruin in Missouri? Join the conversation in the comments! A ton of unique experiences await in Missouri. Next time you’re up for a moderately-challenging hike, set off on the picturesque Boulder Ridge Trail at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

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