Marceline, MO - Visual Journey...Missouri
 
   
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Marceline, Missouri is where Walt Disney spent his boyhood and under this cottonwood tree, called the "The Dreaming Tree", is where Walt would daydream and get inspiration for his cartoon creations.  "The Dreaming Tree" is on the American Forests Register of Historic Trees.
This barn is where Walt would play as a child.  Later he recreated the barn at his home in California as a workshop and called it his "Happy Place".   
 
   
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Visitors to the barn are invited to sign their autograph and leave a message to Walt to share with others.
The Walt Disney Hometown Museum has many artifacts and memorabilia that showcase the inspiration for Walt's creativity.  The guided tours give a personal touch with stories about Walt's life in Marceline and elsewhere.   
 
   
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Nearby is Ripley Park, which is named after the first president of the Santa Fe Railroad, E.P. Ripley. This is also the name on the trains at Disneyland.  Ripley Park has a Santa Fe steam locomotive and caboose on display.
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