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Arrow Rock - 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.”


Kara Appel

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

Tyler Hert

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Sheds a lot of insight on the original European settlement of the mid-Missouri area but I wish there was more to see here

Ray Brown

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
We really enjoyed our visit last week. It is a very peaceful site. We also appreciated the fact there was a restroom and shelter with picnic tables.

Jessica Ryan

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Interesting, historical site. After visiting here, visit Nathan Boones Homestead.

Zeb Ayres

Thursday, March 2, 2017
This historic site includes a nice short loop trail with signs and interpretive stops. Great archaeological information relating to the history of the salt extraction industry in central MO!

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