Frisco Railroad

37 mile scenic drive along the Frisco Railway

Frisco Railroad

Dixon, Missouri 65459, United States

Created By: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center

Tour Information

Program powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

This one and a half hour scenic drive takes you through the towns of Dixon, Crocker and Richland. To compliment this drive download our driving tour or pick up a free copy at the Pulaski County Visitors Center located at 137 St Robert Blvd., Saint Robert MO.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Three way stop

This is the begining of the Frisco Railway driving tour.  You may download a copy of our printed brochure, or pick up a copy at the Pulaski County Visitors Center located at 137 St Robert Blvd. Saint Robert MO.
2
Abandoned Route 66

Off to your right you will see an area that takes you back through a section of the original Route 66 pre-1940. This section was abandoned when realignment occurred, which is now the section that takes you through Hooker's Cut.  This area ... Read more
3
Veterans Bridge

Crossing the Gasconade River, the longest river in Missouri.  This bridge was built in 2001.
4
Portuguese Point

This beautiful scenic overlook features striking rainbows and eagles  The story behind the name came from an Indian who owned the land in the 1800s.  In those days he didn't want people to  know his heritage, so he told them he was of Po... Read more
5
Highest Point in Pulaski County

Beautiful scenic overlook, the highest point in Pulaski County.
6
Frisco Railroad Overpass

Dixon was founded in 1869,  The surveyor, Milton Santee, suggested the name of the town, as his hometown was Dixon, Illinios.  Dixon Missouri serviced engines and also provided the location for railroad crews to change until 1883.
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Dixon City Murals

The Mural painted by the Dixon Art Club was completed May 2014.   The City has since added several murals throughout the downtown area.  Visit our online mural tour for more information!Local photographer Thomas Johnson later won 3rd p... Read more
8
Dixon Depot

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9
1890s Victorian Home

This 1890s Victorian home which was originally a boarding house and now serves as a private residence, but notice the beautiful architecture.
10
Community of Hancock Missouri

Hancock was established in 1869 and was first named Iron Summit.  The name was changed to Hancock after a Frisco official when the railroad acquired it in 1877. 
11
Kentucky House

Built in the 1930s this unique corner building is an interesting peice of architecture on the main street of town.
12
Frisco Depot Museum

The South Pacific Railway built the original depot in 1869.  It was later  in 1889 due to tremendous growth.  This depot did more passsenger and freight business than all the other towns in the county.    The depot was located further... Read more
13
Frisco Caboose

Located in Frisco Park, across the street from City Hall.  Also home to the Veterans Memorial.
14
Schlict Springs Access

Schlicht Springs was a popular resort in the early 1900s visited by tourists from Saint Louis.  Missouri Conservation later opened a public access to the river naming it after the nearby resort.Hwy 133 was built during 1932-1933.... Read more
15
Swedeborg, Missouri

The village of Swedeborg was named in 1883 by Swedish immigrants that bought the land from the railroad company.  Frisco built the depot in 1881.  Swedeborg was a fuel stop for locomotives and was known prior to 1883 as "Woodend", for the... Read more
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Entering Richland, Missouri

Richland,  named after G. W. Rich, a director of the railroad.  If you would turn down Hwy 7 North to Rochester Road you would discover the former  Gascozark Resort which more recently operated as Caveman BBQ and The Cave Restaurant and ... Read more
17
Shady Dell Park

Beautiful park system offering events year round, walking trail, pool, pulling and demolition derby track. Drive up to the top of the hill to see the Caboose.
18
Burlington Northern Caboose

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19
First United Methodist Church

This church organized in 1870 in the Frisco Depot.  Later a wooden building was constructed in 1878 on this site.  In 1925 the current brick structure, you see, was built.
20
Bicentennial Mural

This mural was painted in 1976 by the Richland Art Guild, celebrating Fred Manes (center foreground), who was the village blacksmith for over 75 years.
21
H E Warren & Sons Inc

In operation since 1869!
22
Gasconade River

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Richland Depot - Original Location

Richland also had two depot.  One from 1869 and another built in the 1950s.  The most exported item in the 50s?  Goldfish, from Ozark Fisheries located just north of the city of Richland on Hwy 7.

 

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