Explore Marceline

Welcome to our self-guided walking tour of Marceline. You’ll be able to hear information about a particular site and read along on your phone if you like.

Most sites are within walking distance of Main Street USA, with a few being a very short drive or bicycle ride away. The map below shows the location of the sites.

This is how self-guided tour works:

  • Scan the QR Code at a site and click the necessary prompt to open the website.
  • Once the website opens, click the “Play” prompt to start the narration.
  • Click the pointing hand below the map, or select a specific location.

Download a PDF of this map



Where are the QR Codes at each site?

  1. Introduction to Marceline – Scan QR Code on Tour Map.
  2. Santa Fe Depot – Window to the right of door at garden entrance.
  3. Walt Disney Hometown Museum – Window to left of museum entrance.
  4. Santa Fe Lunch Room – Window to the right of west entrance.
  5. Diesel Locomotive – Sign on south-west side (near front) of locomotive.
  6. Ripley Park – Wooden sign on west side bridge over pond.
  7. Steam Locomotive – Wooden sign on west side of locomotive.
  8. Marceline Post Office – Next to plaque near entrance steps.
  9. Allen Hotel – To the right of glass door on north side of building.
  10. Murray’s – On window to left of entrance.
  11. Uptown Theater – On wooden door to the left of theater entrance.
  12. Marceline State Bank – On front door glass.
  13. First National Bank – Historic Marceline Toy Company front door glass.
  14. Gracia Street Bridge – At start of railing on west side of bridge.
  15. McLaughlin’s Undertakers/furniture – On window to the right of main street corner entrance.
  16. Central Hardware – C & W Hardware window to the left of entrance.
  17. Cater Opera House – Monarch Title Company window to right of corner entrance.
  18. Zurcher Building – Window to the left of corner entrance.
  19. Coke Wall – Wooden post to the left of entrance to Coke Wall area.
  20. Magnolia Building – Door of “Ballroom” entrance.
  21. Company Store – Cupp Chevrolet window to the left of front entrance.
  22. Marceline Carnegie Library – On left-facing side of left post of Library sign.
  23. Gucker Coal Company – Window on main entrance.
  24. Park School – Prenger Foods on left side of left window facing Chestnut near entrance.
  25. Walt Disney Elementary School – Window to left of main entrance.
  26. Santa Fe Country Club – In front of pole on the bottom of driving loop near lake.
  27. Walt Disney Swimming Pool – Window to the left of pool entrance, left corner.
  28. Disney Farmhouse – Wooden post south side of gravel pull-off area.
  29. Disney Barn – Wooden post to the left while approaching the barn.

Credits:

  • Narrator Voice Over: Mike Lynch
  • Map Consultant: Stephen Cargile
  • Technology Development: Dave Tavres
  • Script Research/Writer: Dan Courtney

Historic Marceline Tour Script References

  • (1) Marceline, Missouri Souvenir Booklet (Originally published in 1913 for the Marceline State Bank; reprinted 1975 for the Marceline Bicentennial Commission)
  • (2) Marceline Diamond Jubilee Celebration Book (1963)
  • (3) Marceline, Missouri Centennial Edition Book (Copyright 1988)
  • (4) Tour Guide of Marceline Missouri – Walt Disney’s Home Town Booklet (2001)
  • (5) Memories of Marceline Book (Copyright 2013)
  • (6) Our Marceline Heritage Book (Circa 1980 Marceline High School project)
  • (7) My Marceline Memories (by Dorothy Downing, 2006. Includes note: “This document is transcribed exactly as it was hand written”)
  • (8) Newspaper Achieves (microfilm and hardcopy) at the Marceline Carnegie Library: The Marceline Mirror, The Marceline Journal. The Marceline News, The Marceline Press. Special thanks to Joyce Clapp and Elaine Stallo.
  • (9) The City of Marceline (This is a typed history by Clarence Kendrick in a plastic binder. Date: UNK)
  • (10) Sanborn fire insurance maps
  • (11) Marceline Missouri Online!
  • (12) An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Linn County, Missouri Book (1876)
  • (13) Atlas of Linn County, Missouri Book (1915)
  • (14) Nothing Like it in the World – The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad Book (by Stephen E. Ambrose, Copyright 2000)
  • (15) Walt Disney’s Railroad Story Book (by Michael Broggie, Copyright 1997)
  • (16) RGUSRAIL.COM
  • (17) Railroads In America
  • (18) Wikipedia
  • (19) Information about Marceline in days gone by (phone conversations with Inez Johnson and Dorothy Downing)
  • (20) Information about Marceline in the not-so-old days (phone and text conversations with Kaye Malins)
  • (21) Family photos and significant Marceline information (conversations with Chris Ankeney)
  • (22) Gucker family memories provided by Michelle Lewis (Granddaughter of Frank and Inez) based on information from Dolores Gucker Collins (daughter of Frank and Inez), Jack Gucker (Grandson of Frank and Inez) and Sarah Hughes Thomas (Granddaughter of Frank and Inez)
  • (23) Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency (December 5, 1932), Page 248 – web information)
  • (24) Yesterland.com (by Werner Weiss)
  • (25) Investopedia
  • (26) Disney History 101 (by Mark & Tabitha Ballard.)