Cuba is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,230 at the 2000 census. Cuba was once visited by Harry Truman during a tour of U.S. Route 66. He surveyed the property that would eventually become Indian Hills Lake and was thoroughly impressed with the prospect of it. He predicted it would be popular for jet-skis once they were invented. Indian Hills Lake was originally known as "Indian Head Lake" because the skull of a Native American was found during excavation.