Jason's Reviews > Weird Missouri: Your Travel Guide to Missouri's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Weird Missouri by James Strait
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Nov 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: bathroom-book, forteana, ghosts, travel, outsider-and-folk-art, history, humor, visionary, shadow-culture, cemeteries, coffee-table-book, roadside-oddities
Read from November 06 to 09, 2010

Missouri evidently doesn't have nearly the level of weirdness needed to flesh out one of these books, because a good number of the topics in this volume were just not very interesting, let alone "weird." The book would definitely have benefited from a more in-depth look at the religious weirdness in Missouri, from the varied grottos and shrines scattered across the state to the alleged location of the Garden of Eden.

That said, I did enjoy the descriptions of Times Beach (aka Route 66 State Park) and Weldon Springs, two eerie locales in the St. Louis metro area, as well as the Rolla Stonehenge, a favorite place to stop on the way to visit friends in Licking.

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