Kicking Back in Missouri: Great Places You Won’t Want to Miss During Your Missouri Vacation


It is easy to see why Missouri is known as “The Show Me State” because it definitely lives up to that billing as it has plenty of things to show its visitors.

Here are some of the top attractions and places of interest that should be on your radar if you are paying a visiting to this great part of the country.

Plenty of amusement options

Wherever you decide to stay in Missouri, like the Marriott St. Louis West, for instance, you will be able to find plenty of entertainment options close by, including some amusement parks that will be a big hit with the family.

Missouri plays host to a number of theme parks, including Silver Dollar City, Bigfoot on the Strip, White Water, and the Runaway at Branson Mountain Adventure Park.

Silver Dollar City gets a lot of positive feedback about the Christmas light show, so that would be a special time of the year to visit the attraction.

Plenty of wildlife

Another family favorite would be the Saint Louis Zoo which has an incredible 17,000+ animals under their care for you to enjoy and learn about.

The zoo is particularly mindful of its approach to responsible animal management and wildlife conservation so you will definitely feel a connection and want to visit again a venue that has already been voted America’s top free attraction and best zoo.

Spoilt for choice when it comes to parks

There are some awesome state parks to explore in Missouri, including the Ha Ha Tonka, and Elephant Rocks State Park.

If you like to do a bit of walking and hiking you will be rewarded for your efforts with some spectacular and beautiful views at Ha Ha Tonka State Park when you follow one of the designated trails.

Elephant Rocks gets its name from the unique and large rock formations that you encounter when you visit this state park and everyone will enjoy exploring this place.

Other state parks in Missouri include Table Rock and Roaring River, as well as Castlewood State and Lake of the Ozarks.

Soak up some history

If you like to take in some history when you visit an area you will be able to visit a number of history, art, and specialty museums.

The National World War 1 museum is in Kansas City and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum will be popular with kids. There is also the Titanic Museum and numerous art attractions such as the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Famous landmarks

Your trip probably won’t be complete without the obligatory selfie taken against the backdrop of an iconic monument as a reminder of your visit to the state.

The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis fits the bill nicely, as does the quirky attraction of the world’s largest fork, which can be found in Springfield.

These are just a few of the many attractions and places of interest that should provide you with plenty of fun and entertainment when you visit Missouri.


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