It’s no secret that I love classy establishments. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I prefer places like Cielo at the Four Seasons and cute little cars like the Gucci Fiat. But even I, self-proclaimed CityDiva, can appreciate the simpler things in life.
In 2010, my mom, sister, and I headed west for a weekend in Branson. Making our way along historic Route 66 (now known as Interstate 44 in Missouri), I managed to spot a small, hand-written sign along the side of the road advertising the “World’s Largest Rocking Chair.” Loving all things quirky and “World’s Largest anything” we were soon pulling off I-44 and onto the winding side road of Highway ZZ in rural, central Missouri.
Formally known as the “Route 66 Rocker” and standing 42’1” tall and 20’3” wide, it was designated the Largest Rocking Chair by the Guinness World Records in 1998. Guests who travel off the beaten path to see the infamous rocker should also visit the Fanning 66 Outpost General Store. Home to an archery range, traditional Ozark souvenirs, and a Taxidermy Studio (when in Missourah…), you’ll have a one of-a-kind Ozark experience.
Whether you're taking a drive across the country or a native Missourian planning a summer stay-cation, plan a trip to Cuba, Missouri and the World's Largest Rocking Chair for a rockin' good time.