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A vacation to Missouri offers visitors a chance to explore the Gateway Arch – the tallest national monument in the United States.

It’s also an opportunity to sample some of the best food in the country (particularly barbecue); walk in the footsteps of historical figures, including Mark Twain and Walt Disney; see museums and sites where history was made; be entertained by some of the best performers in the world; and enjoy beautiful outdoor settings found nowhere else.

From modern architectural icons and breathtaking outdoor scenery to open-air rides down Historic Route 66 and coaster rides at Silver Dollar City, the Show Me State has a surprising variety of exciting vacation destinations. There's more to see and more to do in Missouri. Let us welcome you with Midwestern hospitality. Enjoy the show.

Missouri Highlights

Don't leave without tasting...

Missouri is famous for its barbecue. Chow down at Gates and Arthur Bryant’s in Kansas City, or at Pappy’s and Bogart’s in St. Louis.

Midwest wine country

Enjoy fine wine? Then Missouri pairs well with you. With more than 120 local wineries and nine wine trails, Missouri’s nationally recognized wine country is vast, spreading from Augusta to Hermann to Ste. Genevieve and beyond.

Must-see museums

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is the only American museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of World War I.

Stop by the Titanic Museum in Branson to relive one of the world’s most legendary sea stories.

Outdoor excitement

Recently named America’s “Best Trails State” by American Trails, Missouri is renowned for Katy Trail State Park. The former railway line offers 240 miles of flat trail for running, walking, biking and hiking.

For adventures on the water, enjoy a beautiful day boating at Table Rock Lake or Lake of the Ozarks.

Night out on the town

The Kansas City Power & Light District is a vibrant, nine-block area featuring dining, entertainment, live music and shopping in the heart of downtown.

If you visit the chic Washington Avenue entertainment district in St. Louis, you’ll be walking along what the American Planning Association dubbed one of the “Top 10 Great Streets.”

Shopping paradise

In addition to large outlet malls, including the Osage Beach Premium Outlets and two brand-new outlets in St. Louis, you’ll find great antiquing and smaller boutiques in Columbia, Jamesport, Warsaw and more.

Top places to take the kids

Bringing the kids? It’s fun for all at Silver Dollar City in Branson, LEGOLAND in Kansas City, the (free) Saint Louis Zoo and the giant playground that is City Museum in St. Louis.

Classic road trip

Get your kicks on Route 66. Missouri is the birthplace of the historic American highway. Drive from St. Louis to Springfield to Joplin, and hit the classic stops and eclectic roadside attractions along the way.

Theater

With more than 100 star-studded live music shows, Branson is the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” and a slice of Americana the whole family will enjoy.

Official Missouri Travel Site

Missouri Division of Tourism

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