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Proud of its reputation as one of ‘America’s Dreamtowns’, Rolla, MO, is an exciting place to visit for business or leisure. Take some time to explore its pre-Civil War history, scientific acumen and stunning countryside, and you’ll soon discover why.
Rolla is easy to get to, and is known as a stop on the famous 2,000-mile long Route 66 because of its position halfway between St. Louis and Springfield. You won't hear the same story twice about how the city earned its unique name - so ask around!
The city is within the 1.5 million acre Mark Twain National Forest - so you won’t have to travel far to get into the countryside. There are miles of trails and bicycle paths to explore, but don’t forget water based fun - there’s fishing, canoeing and swimming to enjoy.
Rolla is known for pursuits of the mind as well as the body. Home to the Missouri University of Science and Technology (founded back in 1870), the city is a center for education and research. The campus has a strange but fascinating combination of sights, including a Stonehenge replica, an astronomical observatory and an operational nuclear reactor!
If history's your thing, a self-guided walking tour of Rolla will be right up your street. Just follow the collection of custom-made signs around the significant sights of the city.
After all that, you’ll need the guaranteed quality of one of IHG’s hotels in Rolla to relax and unwind. With world class amenities and friendly staff on offer, you won’t be able to help making the most of your stay with IHG on your team.
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