"Cuba, MO Route 66 Mural City" Cuba by gowriter

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Cuba, MO

Cuba, MO was founded in 1957, and was named after the beautiful island of Cuba that was fighting for its independence at the time. Cuba was platted in anticipation of the coming of the railroad. Cuba grew up around the railroad, and the arrival of Route 66 in the 1930s spurred growth. Today, Interstate 44 also interesects the community although Route 66 is still an influence.

Route 66 Mural City

Cuba has 12 outdoor murals along the Route 66 corridor. These large examples of public art celebrate the town's and the nation's history. Cuba has been designated Route 66 Mural City by the Missouri legislature. Brochures are available at area businesses and the Visitor Center at the I-44 overpass.

Viva Cuba Garden

This small green space is at the junction of Route 66 and Highway 19. It has a a replica of a 1873 train that ran between Cuba and Salem, MO. The train is installed on a brick wall.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It has art inside and outside the businesses. It has several independent restaurants, antique malls, and coffeehouse.
  • Cons:It is a small town.
  • In a nutshell:Harry Truman, Amelia Earhart, and Bette Davis visited. Why don't you?
  • Last visit to Cuba: May 2008
  • Intro Written Jun 1, 2008
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