Mineral Mines Bonne Terre to Millstream Gardens, MO

Leadington, Missouri

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A 33-mile drive that begins at Bonne Terre and travels through the historic mining region to the scenic granite shut-ins of Millstream Gardens Conservation Area 9 miles west of Fredericktown. This drive begins in the Ozark border’s rolling, wooded hills and their broad, open valleys and clear streams. This area is part of the largest lead-producing region in the world. The hills become more pronounced and rugged as you head south. Special attractions: Bonne Terre Mine, Mineral Mines State Historic Site, Silver Mines Recreation Area, and Millstream Gardens Conservation Area; scenic views, hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, off-road vehicle (ORV) trails, and geology.
Scenic Driving the Ozarks

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Scenic Driving the Ozarks

by Don Kurz (Falcon Guides)

A 33-mile drive that begins at Bonne Terre and travels through the historic mining region to the scenic granite shut-ins of Millstream Gardens Conservation Area 9 miles west of Fredericktown.

This drive begins in the Ozark border’s rolling, wooded hills and their broad, open valleys and clear streams. This area is part of the largest lead-producing region in the world. The hills become more pronounced and rugged as you head south.

Special attractions: Bonne Terre Mine, Mineral Mines State Historic Site, Silver Mines Recreation Area, and Millstream Gardens Conservation Area; scenic views, hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, off-road vehicle (ORV) trails, and geology.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Leadington
Distance: 33
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Washington, Elephant Rocks, Hawn, and Taum Sauk Mountain State Parks; The Ozark Trail; Marble Creek Recreation Area; Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness Area (Mark Twain National Forest)
Driving Directions: Directions to Mineral Mines: Bonne Terre to Millstream Gardens, MO

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