My parents didn't go out to dinner too often when I was a kid, but one of their usual places to go when they did was Noah's Ark in St. Charles, Missouri. I was always asleep by the time they got home, but I was always assured of finding swizzle stick giraffes to play with when I woke up in the morning.
I found this brochure for Noah's Ark at an estate sale last week. I love the Noah's Ark mobile. I also never knew it was a Motor Inn as well.
I always wanted to go with my parents, but they said kids weren't allowed. Looking at the pictures below, I'm a little dubious.
Built in 1967, Noah's Ark enjoyed a profitable run until declining in the 1990's and closing in 2000. It was torn down in 2007. Todd over at Neatocoolville caught some pictures just before it was torn down.