Have you ever wondered about Marceline, Missouri? Now you may be curious as to why this town has significance and what it has to do with Disney. Well, Marceline, Missouri happens to be the childhood hometown to Walt Disney!
Al though Walt Disney was not born here, he spent much us his boyhood in Merceline, Missouri when his family moved to the farm in 1906. This town left quite an impression on Walt Disney.
At the time of the 2010 census, the population of Marceline was just 2,221 people. This small town gives Disney fans many reasons to visit!
Recently, a SavEar shared photos of her visit to Walt Disney’s hometown. Within the town of Marceline is a museum to visit and Disney accents to look for on the original Main Street USA and more. Her ventures took her to other locations within town with Disney touches and a visit to his family farm. She highly recommends any Disney fan visiting Marceline, Missouri on a day trip if you get the chance.
See photos from her adventure below!
Walt’s Boyhood Home
This house is now private property and owned by someone else, however there is a plaque at the edge of the property you can read and take pictures from afar of the home.
Main St USA
The original Main Street USA is found downtown here and was Walt Disney’s inspiration for Disneyland’s Main Street (and other Disney parks Main St USA)!
This barn is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Find it located at 275 W. Broadway St, Marceline, MO.
Also here is the former location of The Dreaming Tree, a location of inspiration for Walt and Roy Disney. Sadly in 2015, this tree well. However Walt Disney’s grandson has since replanted a seedling of the original tree in its place.
Walt Disney Hometown Museum
Visit the reasonably priced entry fee to browse thousands of artifacts at Walt Disney Hometown Museum. Find it located at 120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline, MO.
Thank you, Jes. L for sharing these photos!
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