Monday, March 11, 2013

45 Reasons to Visit Missouri

The Civil War in Missouri - Discover the history of the Civil War right here in Missouri.  

Get a little creative with love of art!  (photo of Creative Ewe Cape Girardeau, MO) 

Did you know Sikeston, MO is farthest north Cotton is grown?  p.s. Sikeston is home of the "throwed rolls"

Find your moment of "glory" at Elephant Rock State Park

Who Let the Dogs Out? ...Many of Missouri State Parks welcome your pets!  

Discover the life "Underground" in Missouri Caves

Exhausted Kids Welcome - Find the perfect place for a family friendly hike in Missouri State Parks.

BARGAINS Galore on the path of the 100-mile Yard sale   

Cheers to Missouri Wine....who could disagree?  (pic:  Rothbrick Winery in Jackson, MO) 

The Missouri Department of Conservation welcomes TREE PEOPLE. (photo at Cape Girardeau Nature Center) 

Have you seen the view from the top of the Ferris wheel at the Missouri State Fair?  

From Missouri Mines to Swimming Holes....History become recreation at Silver Mines Recreation Area.  

The Great Mule Jump at the East Perry Community Fair 

Meet the Budweiser Beauties at Warm Spring Ranch

Have you been robbed lately?  Join the James Gang on the St Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway in Jackson, MO .

Discover your "building skills" at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City, MO.  

Are you intrigued?  The Missouri History Museum in St Louis Missouri will get you lost in history.  

A view from the cheap seats?  Who can complain when you are cheering on the St Louis Cardinals!  

Some views just take our breath away....Boonville, MO 

Who is up for a ride?  Check out Missouri Bike Trails.  

The imagination is unstoppable at the St Louis Art Museum 

The Legends are told with the Cuba Murals.

Excessive Energy Welcome at the City Museum in St Louis, MO .  

Dress Up and step back in time with Blackwater, MO

Unique Fun?  Okay, how about a Black Powder Rendezvous in Old Greenville, MO.  

My tractor is bigger than yours!  Maybe, but let's meet at a Tractor Pull and find out!  

Rocky Falls....not much I can say except BREATH TAKING!  

Holy that a Mastodon   Yest Mastodon State Park teaches you the history of this great beast!  

Gateway to the West!  The St Louis Louis Arch.  

The Missouri What?  Oh the Missouri Dinosaur at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History 

The road to nowhere!  Annapolis, MO
What does tuberculosis have to do with Missouri?  Learn the unbelievable details at the ruins of The Welch Hospital.  

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, home to the highest point in Missouri, but at the bottom of the trail you find a waterfall!  

Swamps are made for Ogres right?  Nope they are made for ADVENTURES! Mingo Wildlife Refuge has a kid friendly (stroller friendly) walking trail right through the swamp! 

Forget Colorado!  Do some Missouri Kayaking at Mill Stream Gardens near Fredericktown, MO 

When Spring blooms it really BLOOMS at Pinecrest Azalea Farm, with over 3000 blooming beauties! 

The cave of love?   Could be, discover The Legend of Bridal Cave.  

Add a little SPLASH to your day at one of the many Missouri State Parks swimming holes!  

Catch dinner and eat it too!  The streams at Bennett Springs State Park, Montauk State Park, and Roaring River State Park are stocked daily!   
Cozy up at B&B like Aunt Kat's B&B in Marquand, MO

Run for Life!  Summer time is filled with many runs that give back to those in need!  

Make your own Puppet, at the Puppetry Arts Institute in Independence, MO.  

Take a Tour through the Corn during the annual Tour de Corn in East Prairie, MO 

Red Tractors Oh My!  The annual Cub-Arama in Fredericktown, Mo draws tractors from all around.  

They say Columbia is home of the Tigers, but the real reason to visit is the PIZZA at Shakespeare's Pizza!

Disclosure:  Some of our visits to these places have been sponsored.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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