HWY 42 between Vienna and Belle + ADD NEW ROUTE
17 in Missouri Missouri17 Miles
By Nick J
on June 1, 2007
- Trip Toolbox
The starting point for this route is in the town of Vienna, MO. You can find Vienna by following 63 north out of Rolla, MO. The path is very easy to follow as all you do is start in Vienna and follow HWY 42 west to Belle, MO.
Everything from open fields to deciduous woods - neat Streams, farms, a small one-lane bridge...
Very fine roads, but there isn't much of a shoulder to speak of for most of the way. Most of the turns are labeled with those yellow advisory signs for 35-45 mph, with the occasional 20 or 25 mph curve. Smooth pavement, not many houses, and little traffic make this a nice road for a spirited romp.
Maggie's Cafe in Vienna is very nice - good "mom and pop" quality with very fair prices. Belle has a little more selection, but I have chosen to eat at Maggie's both times I've stopped in this area. The cafe is on the southwestern corner of the intersection of HWYs 63 and 42.
There's a nice-looking RV site about 3-4 miles west of Vienna that is situated on a river - looks like a good tubing/rafting site for relief from the midsummer heat, though I've never stopped by.
- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Missouri Division of Tourism (314-751-4133).
Nickname (optional) : Nick J