Missouri is famous for its beautiful city life and natural picturesque beauty. It has too many things to offer to a tourist. The combination of good city life with natural places is just totally wonderful. Magnificent cities filled with museums, artificial monuments, library, park, etc are a couple of tourist attractions you will find inside the state. However, the great mountain ranges, lakes, River Mississippi, caves are some special natural elements that are one of the best locations that are always considered by visitors. To really enjoy the flavour of Missouri you need to explore each and every aspect of the state. So just sit back, relax and fill yourselves with some breathtaking tourist destinations in Missouri:
Gateway Arch, St. Louis
It is always a good thought to start your journey with something exciting, so what’s more exciting than visiting the city of St. Louis. It is one of the busiest city and largest metropolitan area of the state of Missouri. The greatest viewpoint or the artificial monument in this city is the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch. This arch sits at the banks of the Mississippi River and the aerial view of this arch looks like a giant welcoming gate to the city.
This Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made arch ever made and it was first opened for the public in the year 1965. There is a complete range of complexes that are designed near the arch. You can easily find parks, museums, gardens, malls, etc. So a complete range of activities is present here while enjoying the sky touching beauty of Gateway Arch.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Mansions, Palaces are such places that always excites visitors or an individual. The Ha Ha Tonka State Park is one of those mansions that are been re-created for the public viewing. In the year 1978, it was established in a proper manner for public viewing, spread in an area of 3,700 acres. The park lies near the lake of Ozark which is approximately five miles from Camdenton which is in the South direction.
One who visits this place will definitely love the ruins of Ha HaTonka; after all, it is the most prime attraction of the United States. Every year number of tourists visits this place to explore the history and other stuff. This park also consists of several other attractions like two caves which are near the sink basin, a natural bridge that is approximately 60 feet long, castles, sinkholes, etc.
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The Branson city which lies in the southwest portion of Missouri is not the biggest city in the country but still, it is listed as the best place to visit and you may be wondering why it’s the best place, apart from being so small in geographical size. So the answer is the piece of entertainment it brings to the visitors, if you love entertainment then the fun is just 4 hours away from you.
Take a drive from Missouri and experience the best of Branson by visiting the world’s largest Toy Museum which is one of the most unique museums in the country and another attraction is the Table Rock State Park where you can see the nature in a different manner. Apart from these places the city also offers several entertainment zones like the adventure activities, drama, live concerts, museums, zoo, music concerts, etc.
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts
The main objective of this Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts is to save the world’s best piece of art that can be showcased to the present and to the future of mankind. You will notice the finest work of contemporary art in this museum with regards to every culture and community.
The history of this museum is very rich and fine even the collection is also very massive and original no modifications are attempted on that art which is unique and conserved in its original form. On a regular day today, there are live concerts on this museum ground which includes events for family, free tours, etc.
Lake of The Ozark’s
What happens when you get lots of things to do in one place, the amount of excitement and happiness you will achieve will be endless. This same feeling arises when you visit the Lake of the Ozark’s, and it is present in the central part of the state of Missouri. This lake was formed by creating the dam in the River Osage and it is been formed with the help of three huge tributaries. The shape of the lake is also quite interesting and brings attention to the visitors.
The Lake of the Ozark’s has lots of things to offer to its visitors, firstly is the long human-made reservoir which is approximately 1850 km’s long that means a long shoreline which has lots of activities to do. As you move forward the amount of activity you will experience will be entertaining and new every time. Water sports, fishing, boating are the prime activities that you can consider while visiting the lake.
The Talking Rocks Cavern
It is quite sure that till now you may have visited many places that are on the ground or the surface but have you ever visited something which is placed underground. If not then you must visit the Talking Rocks Cavern, just by stepping down 265 steps you will reach to the surface of this cave.
This is a natural cave that is filled with flowstones that are naturally made through the mineral deposit. The length of these mineral deposit flowstones is 90 meters long and is been preserved in a maintained environment. These caves are managed by a private organization that also allows and conducts different activities for tourists.
So these were some of the breathtaking destinations of Missouri, the state has everything to offer for its visitors. So without wasting anytime do visit this beautiful state of Missouri.