Cuba, Missouri: They came from far and wide to the Fanning 66 Outpost General Store and their Guinness World’s Largest Rocking Chair for an annual event-Picture at the Rocker Day. For a few hours, a large lift run by Outpost staff raises individuals and groups to the seat of the area attraction for that one-of-a-kind [...]
3. With the rocker as an attraction, business has grown for the Outpost.Initially, with only one outdoor archery range under the shadow of the rocker, the Outpost has developed into a 4-plex archery range including a Techno Hunt computer range, an indoor 3D range, and another indoor range. Weekly leagues offer family recreation for the [...]
When people hear about the Fanning 66 Outpost’s Guinness World’s Largest Rocking Chair, they often ask if it rocks. The answer is that for safety reasons the Route 66 rocking chair does not rock. At 26,500 pounds, can you imagine having that giant piece of furniture rock on your foot? But… On August 18, 2008, [...]
Another in Viva Cuba’s 2010 series about other attractions in Cuba, Missouri to combine with a trip to see the murals… William Tell was a legendary Swiss folk hero who was forced to shoot an apple from his son’s head with a crossbow. Later, Rossini composed the William Tell Overture. The finale provided background music for [...]
Cuba Fest 2009 is on the way…October 17-18… A 1904-style Trolley, Apple Butter, Crafts, Music, Cemetery Tour, Great Food, the list goes on and on… Viva Cuba received this Cuba Fest activity card in an email today. The Tri-C organization, a service organization of busy Cuba women, organizes this event each year. Many businesses and [...]
Cuba, Missouri fourth graders know their history. On Friday, May 15, Viva Cuba Members Jill Barnett and Jane Reed joined two busloads of Crawford County R-II fourth graders and their teachers on a bus tour. The Viva Cuba members narrated the stories behind the murals as the big yellow bus toured the town along the [...]
Cuba, Missouri is a year-round destination with many attractions and events.
It is not unusual to see visitors to town carrying cameras and mural brochures as they walk the streets of Cuba along the Route 66 corridor looking at the murals. A Viva Cuba member pauses in her flower planting to give [...]