Pictures:  Missouri - Interstate 44 Westbound

Total Mileage In State: 293 miles
Eastern End: At I-70 / I-64 junction in St. Louis
Western End: At Oklahoma state line
Mileage Covered in Pictures: 293 miles
Counties Covered in Pictures: St. Louis, Franklin, Crawford, Phelps, Pulaski, Laclede, Webster, Greene, Lawrence, Jasper, Newton
Major Junctions in Pictures: I-55, in St. Louis
I-270, near Fenton
US 63, in Rolla
US 65, in Springfield
I-49/US 71, near Joplin
Main Towns/Cities in Pictures: St. Louis, Fenton, Rolla, Lebanon, Springfield, Joplin

Westbound

Interstate 44 West / Interstate 55 South at Exit 290C: 7th St

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West / Interstate 55 South approaching Exit 290B - 1/4 mile.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 290B: Interstate 55 South - Memphis

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 290: 12th St / Gravois Ave

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Speed limit sign located at mile marker 289.8. The speed limit starts out at 55 mph on Interstate 44 West through the St. Louis city limits.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 289: Jefferson Ave

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Take Exit 288 to Tower Grove Park.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Sign listing the distances to the three upcoming exits on Interstate 44 West.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 288: Grand Blvd

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Just past Exit 288, the speed limit increases to 60 mph.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 287: Vandeventer Ave / Kingshighway

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Take Exit 286 to Forest Park Museums and Zoo.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 286: Hampton Ave

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Take the next exit (Exit 285) to Historic Downtown Maplewood. For a while here, it looked like some big storms were brewing in the area.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 285: Southwest Ave

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 284B: Arsenal St

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West as it leaves the St. Louis city limits and enters St. Louis County.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 283: Shrewsbury Ave

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Take Exit 280 to Webster University.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Also take Exit 280 to Historic Downtown Webster Groves.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 280: Elm Ave

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 279: Berry Rd

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Sign listing the distances to the upcoming interchanges.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 278: Big Bend Rd

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Take the next exit (Exit 277B) to Historic Downtown Kirkwood.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 277B: US 61 / US 67 / US 50 East - Lindbergh Blvd

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching Exit 276 - 1/2 mile.

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 276: Interstate 270 - Chicago / Memphis

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 275: Soccer Park Rd / N Highway Dr

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 274: Bowles Ave

Picture taken 5/16/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 272: MO 141 - Fenton / Valley Park

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 273.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Mileage sign located near mile marker 272. It's 111 miles to Fort Leonard Wood, 194 miles to Springfield, and 370 miles to Tulsa, OK.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Near mile marker 271.4, the speed limit increases to 65 mph.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 271, as I-44 starts up a little bit of a grade.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 269: Beaumont Antire Rd

Picture taken 5/17/15.

At the top of the grade, trucks (or trailers, more specifically for whatever reason) are warned of a steep downgrade ahead.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Mileage sign on Interstate 44 West. It's 11 miles to Pacific, 81 miles to Rolla, and 259 miles to Joplin.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 268.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take either of the next 2 exits to Route 66 State Park.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 266: Lewis Rd. This exit sign has had the exit number tab missing from it for as long as I can remember.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching Exit 264 - 1/2 mile.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take the second exit ahead (Exit 261) to Six Flags.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 264: MO 109 - Eureka

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Another mileage sign at mile marker 263.4. Pacific - 6 miles, Rolla - 77 miles.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 261: Interstate 44 Bus. - Six Flags Rd

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 261.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

At mile marker 258.2, the speed limit increases to 70 mph, which is standard on most rural Interstates in Missouri. A 40 mph minimum speed limit also applies.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 257: Interstate 44 Bus. - Pacific

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take either of the next 2 exits to MO 100: Take the first one (Exit 253) for MO 100 East, and take the second one (Exit 251) for MO 100 West.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 253 to Shaw Nature Reserve and Purina Farms.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 253: Interstate 44 Bus. / MO 100 East - Gray Summit

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 251: MO 100 West - Washington

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West / US 50 West shields located near mile marker 251.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take the next exit (Exit 247) to East Central College.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 247: US 50 West - Union / Jefferson City

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 245.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 242: Route AH

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 240: MO 47 - Union / St Clair

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 239: Route WW / Route AB / MO 30 - St Clair

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching the Weigh Station near St. Clair. Don't you love how they misspelled the word 'buses'?

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 238.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching the Rest Area at mile marker 235.4 (on the left).

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at the Rest Area located at mile marker 235.4.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 233.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 230 to Meramec Caverns.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 230: Route W / Route JJ - Stanton

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 226 to Oak Grove.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 226 to Meramec State Park.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 226: MO 185 South / Route AF - Sullivan / Potosi

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 225: MO 185 North / Route D North - Sullivan

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West as it enters Crawford County.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 218: Route N / Route C / Route J - Bourbon

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 214 to Onondaga Cave State Park.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 214: Route H - Leasburg

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Closer view of the exit ramp for Exit 214, since I botched the previous picture due to the rain.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 210: Route UU

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 208 to Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 208 to Steelville.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 208: MO 19 - Cuba / Owensville

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 203: Route ZZ / Route F

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 202.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West entering Phelps County.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 199.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 195 to Missouri Veterans Home and Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 195 to Meramec Spring Park.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Use Exit 195 to Salem.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 195: MO 8 / MO 68 - St James

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 192.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take any of the next 4 exits to Rolla.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching Exit 189 - 1 mile.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 189: Route V - Hy Point Industrial Park Dr

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 186 to Salem.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 186: Interstate 44 Bus. / US 63 / MO 72 - Rolla / Jefferson City

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 185 to Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 185: Route E - Rolla

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Just past Exit 185, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph as you pass through Rolla.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 184: Interstate 44 Bus. - Rolla

Picture taken 5/17/15.

The 60 mph speed limit doesn't last very long, as it increases once again to 70 mph here near mile marker 184.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 182.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 179: Route T / Route C - Doolittle / Newburg

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West shield.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at the Truck Parking Area located at mile marker 178.4.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

At mile marker 177.2, this sign indicates that it is now exactly 100 miles to Springfield.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 176: Sugar Tree Rd

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 175.6.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 172: Route D - Jerome / Dixon

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 172.4, as I-44 begins up a short but steep grade. As such, a truck climbing lane begins.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 171, at the top of the hill.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 169: Route J

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 167.6.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 163: MO 28 - Dixon

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 161 to Waynesville - St Robert Regional Airport at Forney Field.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 161 to the US Army Museums and Fort Leonard Wood.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 161: Interstate 44 Bus. / Route Y - Fort Leonard Wood / St Robert. Notice the sign error on the left with the I-44 Business shield rather than a regular I-44 shield. This sign error has existed for as long as I can remember.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 159: Interstate 44 Bus. - Waynesville

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 159.2.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 156 to Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 156: Interstate 44 Bus. / Route H - Waynesville / Fort Leonard Wood

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 153: MO 17 - Buckhorn

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 150 to Lake of the Ozarks.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 150: Route P / MO 7 - Richland / Laquey

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 145: Route AB / MO 133 - Richland

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West entering Laclede County.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 144.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 141.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 140: Route N / Route T - Stoutland

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 135: Route F - Sleeper

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take any of the next 3 exits to Lebanon.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 130: Route MM / Interstate 44 Bus. - Lebanon

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 129 to Pomme de Terre Lake.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 129: MO 32 / MO 5 / MO 64 - Jefferson Ave / Hartville

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 127 to Drury University.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 127: Interstate 44 Bus. / Route W - Evergreen Pkwy / Elm St

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Mileage sign on Interstate 44 West. Phillipsburg - 8 miles, Springfield - 48 miles.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 123: County Road

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 118: Route C / Route A - Phillipsburg

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 113: Route J / Route Y - Conway

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching the Rest Area / Missouri Welcome Center - 1 mile. This is the last full Rest Area in Missouri. Not to worry though, since most exits from here on out have services off them.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West entering Webster County.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at the Rest Area / Welcome Center located at mile marker 111.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 109.4.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 107: Sampson Rd / Sparkle Brook Rd

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 106.4.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 100: MO 38 / Route W - Marshfield

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 96: Route B - Northview

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 93.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West as it enters Greene County at mile marker 91.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 88: MO 125 - Strafford / Fair Grove

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take any of the next 6 exits to Springfield.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 84: MO 744

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Sign welcoming you to Springfield at mile marker 84.2, as you enter the city limits.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching Exits 82B-A - 1 mile.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 82A to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 82A to Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals Lake.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 82A to Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, and Missouri State University.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Near mile marker 83, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph as you pass through Springfield. The 40 mph minimum speed limit still applies.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 82B: US 65 North - Sedalia

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 82A: US 65 South - Branson

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 80 to Downtown Springfield, Bass Pro Shops, and Battlefield Retail.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 80 to Evangel University.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 80: Interstate 44 Bus. / Route H - Glenstone Ave / Pleasant Hope

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 77 to Baptist Bible College and Central Bible College.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 77 to Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Dickerson Park Zoo.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Use Exit 77 for Fantastic Caverns.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 77: MO 13 - Kansas Expressway / Bolivar

Picture taken 5/17/15.

At mile marker 76.6, the standard speed limit of 70 mph resumes.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 75 to Stockton Lake.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 75: US 160 - West Bypass / Willard

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 72 to Springfield / Branson National Airport.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 72: Interstate 44 Bus. / MO 266 - Chestnut Expressway

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 70 to Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 70: Route MM / Route B

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 69: MO 360 / To US 60 - James River Freeway

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 67: Route N / Route T - Republic / Bois d'Arc

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 66.4.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 64.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 61: Route PP / Route K

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West entering Lawrence County.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 58: Route O / Route Z - Halltown

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 57: MO 96 - Avilla

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 53.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at the Truck Parking Area located near mile marker 52.4.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take any of the next 3 exits to Mount Vernon.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 49: MO 174 - Chesapeake / Mount Vernon

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 46 to Missouri Veterans Home.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 46: MO 39 / MO 265 / Interstate 44 Bus. - Aurora / Mount Vernon

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West shield.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 44 to University of Missouri Southwest Center.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 44: Interstate 44 Bus. / Route H - Monett / Mount Vernon

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 44.4. See what I did there?

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Mileage sign on Interstate 44 West. It's 5 miles to the junction of MO 97 and 35 miles to Joplin.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 42.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 38: MO 97 - Pierce City / Stotts City

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Another mileage sign, this one at mile marker 37.8. Sarcoxie - 8 miles, Joplin - 29 miles.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 35.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 33: County Rd No 1010

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West as it enters Jasper County.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 29: Interstate 44 Bus. / Route U - Sarcoxie / La Russell

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 27.8.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 26: Interstate 44 Bus. / MO 37 - Reeds

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Mileage sign on Interstate 44 West. It's 17 miles to Joplin and 124 miles to Tulsa.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 22: County Road 100

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching Exits 18B-A - 1 mile.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 18A to the George Washington Carver National Monument.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Also take Exit 18A to Neosho National Fish Hatchery.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 18B: Interstate 49 North / US 71 North - Carthage / Kansas City

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 18A: MO 59 South - Diamond

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take any of the next 5 exits to Joplin.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 15: Interstate 44 Bus. / MO 66 - Duenweg / Joplin

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West / Interstate 49 South / US 71 South shields.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West: Road view from mile marker 15.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching Exit 11 - 2 miles.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 11 to Missouri Southern State University.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 11: Interstate 49 South / US 71 South - Neosho / Fort Smith

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Mileage sign near mile marker 11. It's 2 miles to the Range Line Rd interchange, 27 miles to Miami, OK, and 109 miles to Tulsa, OK.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West entering Newton County.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 8 to Joplin Regional Airport.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 8: Interstate 44 Bus. - Range Line Rd

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West shield at mile marker 8.2.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Take Exit 6 to Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 6: MO 86 East / Interstate 44 Bus. / MO 43 North - Racine / Joplin

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 4: MO 43 South - Seneca

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West approaching the Weigh Station near mile marker 3. Once again, they have succeeded in misspelling the word 'buses'.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 3.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at the Truck Parking Area located just past the Weigh Station.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Exit 1 ahead is the last exit before Interstate 44 West turns into a toll road (Will Rogers Turnpike) in Oklahoma.

Picture taken 5/17/15.

Interstate 44 West at Exit 1: US 166 / US 400 West - Downstream Blvd / Baxter Springs. The Oklahoma state line and the beginning of the Will Rogers Turnpike lie just ahead.

Picture taken 5/17/15.