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Cuba, Missouri: Osage Trail Legacy Monument

A colossal Osage family heading west. Dad is 35 feet tall.

Hwy P, Cuba, MO
I-44 exit 208. Drive north on Hwy 19, then turn right at the stoplight onto Hwy P. You'll see the sculpture on the right.
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Osage Trail Legacy Monument.

Osage Trail Legacy Monument

This is a great set of sculptures, and is completely finished. If you crouch down low with your back to I-44, you can get a photo without business signage in the background.

[Deanna B, 03/19/2023]

Taxidermy wolf.

Osage Trail Monument Inspiration

The Crawford County Historical Society Museum at 308 North Smith St. displays several object related to the Osage Trail Monument north of town. These include the clay model that was used as inspiration for the monument, and a taxidermied grey wolf in the same position as the one on the monument.

The museum also includes a Route 66 room, one room schoolhouse room, and a room full of historic wedding dresses. The museum is open by donation, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 3.

[Steven Emmons, 09/16/2018]

Osage Trail Legacy Monument.

Osage Trail Legacy Monument

Went to the visitor center on June 21, 2018. All statues are up and just the waterfall and landscaping around it need to be finished. The staff at the visitors center were very nice and helpful. Watch not to get hotel signs in background in pictures.

[Dina Exline, 06/26/2018]

Elder daughter of the Osage family.

Osage Trail Legacy Monument

The elder daughter of the Osage family has appeared, along with a wolf pulling the sledge. Eventually there will be a father, mother, and baby added. Expectations are that the finished monument will be 35 feet tall.

[Mike Gassmann, 09/15/2016]

Dog and sled.

Osage Trail Legacy Monument

A steel sculpture at the Cuba Visitors Center celebrates the history and legacy of the Osage Nation. It is the only known monument to the Osage Nation in the state of Missouri.

[Angie Parrett, 01/10/2016]

The current sculpture, of a Missouri red wolf pulling a sledge, is just the smallest part of what is planned to be a 35-foot-tall statue group of an Osage family traveling west.

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