MIATAS AT MARGARITAVILLE ♦ DRIVING ROUTES
MIATAS AT MARGARITAVILLE
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To the surprise of many, Missouri has some of the best driving roads in the country! This is because the lower half of the State is in the Ozarks, the most extensive highland region between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountain ranges. And the Lake of the Ozarks sits in this region, which is one of the main reasons we selected Margaritaville Lake Resort for our September gathering!
We are putting the finishing touches on an exciting menu of Miata drives for this event. Our routes will feature roller coaster-like hills, sweeping curves and elevation changes, and beautiful rural scenery. Most drives will be morning-only or afternoon-only, although we will offer an all day run with lunch at the midpoint. Participants will be able to choose leisurely, scenic drives, or more spirited ones. Points of interest we will visit on these excursions will include:
Auto World Museum Run
A 174 mile round trip to the Auto World Museum in Fulton, Missouri, which displays both vintage cars and more modern classics in their historical contexts.
Loop the Lake
A 121 mile run with a stop at the Dutch Bakery & Bulk Food Store in Tipton, Missouri. This quaint establishment is run by Dutch Mennonites, and offers foods and candies that you rarely find these days, as well as a fantastic deli.
A 96 mile run with a stop at The “Castle Ruins” at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. These ruins sit on a scenic bluff overlooking the Niangua River not far from Margaritaville. They are the remnant of a majestic castle-like mansion built by a Kansas City businessman, and destroyed by fire in 1942. Hwy D was one of the smoothest roads we took.
Southern Twisties #2
A 95 mile fun run with elevation changes especially on Hwy BB and a number of twisties.
The Roller Coaster
A 126 mile run with numerous elevation changes on Hwy BB and Hwy 42 along with some great twisties.
Margaritaville Thrill Ride
A 170 mile Roller coaster circuit through Maries, Osage, Mille and Gasconade Counties. As the name implies some thrills are to be had on this route. This would be a all day drive.