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Boone's Lick State Historic Site


After a short hike, visitors to Boone’s Lick State Historic Site can see the remnants of one of Missouri’s first and most important industries: salt. Timber and rolling green hills drew settlers to Cooper, Howard and Saline counties, but it was salt that made the area grow. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark noted the presence of many saltwater springs. Daniel Boone’s sons commercialized the largest of the area’s springs, opening up a salt business and shipping the salt, which crystallized after the water was boiled away, to St. Louis by keelboat. The site has outdoor exhibits that interpret and explain how salt became big business in the “Boone’s Lick Country.”


Matthew Rahner

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Great historic site. Fun quick hike. Very secluded.

Merri Yount

Monday, June 11, 2018
Use lots of bug spray before going to this place. Interesting to see the place Daniel Boone discovered in 1804. The trail is not groomed but they have steps to get down to where they made salt.

Terri Porter

Monday, June 18, 2018
A neat little place with a lot of history, small hiking trail.

Alan Creek

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Cool place. Loaded with history

Kara Appel

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
This was beautiful. Nice historical markers. Picnic area clean. Good bathroom facility.

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