The Missouri Ghost Town That’s Perfect For An Autumn Day Trip
Interstates have long been to blame for the slow death of America’s small towns. Ghost towns have popped up all across the nation near old highways, but you’ll find some of the best forgotten towns along the old Route 66. When traveling down this old highway, you’ll encounter Red Oak II, a re-located ghost town that has slowly come back to life. It might just be the most unusual town in Missouri, and it’s perfect for an Autumn day trip.
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Have you visited Red Oak II? Tell us about your experience visiting this beautiful ghost town in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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