Marceline, Missouri: Walt Disney Dreaming Tree and Barn

Young Walt would sit beneath the tree and dream up ideas for cartoons. The entire farm is owned by a former Mouseketeer. The barn is another destination; Disney fans write their names on its inside walls. The old, decayed tree was reported gone in 2019.

275 W. Broadway St., Marceline, MO
North edge of town. From Hwy 5 turn west onto Broadway St. and drive a half-block. The path to the Dreaming Tree and barn will be on the right.
Tree reported gone in 2019. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Walt Disney Dreaming Tree and Barn

The original Dreaming Tree is now completely gone, but it is still a lovely place to take a stroll.

[Kent, 08/19/2019]

Not even a Dreaming Stump remains? That's sad.

Dreaming Tree.

Walt Disney Dreaming Tree and Barn

The tree has been hit by lightning and only a small part of it remains. There is, however, a new sapling that was planted from the seeds of the Dreaming Tree. Don't forget to bring a sharpie to write your message on the inside of the barn!

[Sara Howe, 07/03/2010]

Walt Disney's Dreaming Tree.

Walt Disney Dreaming Tree and Barn

If you visit the Disney Museum in Marceline, ask for directions to Walt's farmhouse. Out back you'll find a large cottonwood tree (not looking too healthy). Signs there describe how a young Walt would sit beneath the tree and dream up ideas for his cartoons. For any fan of Disney, half-dead cottonwood trees, or sappy recollections of childhood, this place is definitely worth a visit. Plus you can check out the barn out back where people have written to Walt Disney on the inside walls.

[Joe Tamony, 11/21/2005]

The old Disney farm is now owned by a former Mouseketeer who got the tree placed on the National Register of Historic Trees and sells its seeds and saplings on line.

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Walt Disney Hometown MuseumWalt Disney Hometown Museum, Marceline, MO - 1 mi.
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