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2017 Missouri Travel Guide

2017 Missouri Travel Guide

Enjoy the variety of Missouri as you explore the Show-Me State on your next getaway.

Missouri’s destinations offer countless fun experiences for visitors of all ages, and across the state, cities of all sizes welcome visitors with warm, Midwestern hospitality.

Enjoy the discovery of world-class museums, exciting live shows, thrilling outdoor fun and the memorable stops you might not have expected to find in the Show-Me State.

Don’t forget the shopping, dining, lodging and resort options that are abundant in Missouri. And remember, our destinations and attractions offer options for everyone’s style, taste and budget.

Welcome to Missouri. Stay safe, visit often and enjoy the show.

Check out the complete 2017 Official Missouri Travel Guide.

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Find Your Independence as you retrace the footsteps of President Harry S Truman, pioneers, trailblazers and more at 16 heritage attractions. 800-748-7323 or VisitIndependence.com

Clay County

Getaway with Clay. Treat your family to exciting attractions, outdoor fun, charming communities and Jesse James history. Just minutes from Kansas City. VisitClayMO.com or 816-407-3659.

Crown Center

Vacation fun. Shopping, dining, festivals and events, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE and Halls Kansas City all within steps of the Sheraton and Westin hotels. crowncenter.com

Kansas City

From cuisine and culture to arts and jazz, it’s no surprise that Kansas City is making headlines. See for yourself what makes KC the place to be at VisitKC.com.

Kansas City Zoo

With more than 1,700 animals to explore, it’s always a new adventure. See some of the wildest animals on the planet including polar bears, baby apes and penguins. KansasCityZoo.org

Platte County CVB

Getaway to Platte County — wineries, distillery tours, quaint B&Bs, 4,500+ hotel rooms, KCI Airport, antiques, charming shops, casino, festivals and events — VisitPlatte.com for more!

St. Joseph

Make a memory in St. Joseph! 13 unique museums, 12 annual festivals, amazing architecture listed in the National Register of Historic Places and KC Chiefs Summer Training Camp.

Budweiser Brewery Experience and the Biergarten

Where Beer & Friends Are Made! Join us for a Celebration of Food & Beer and also enjoy our Tours. 12th & Lynch streets, St. Louis, MO 63118. 314-577-2626

Black Madonna Shrine

Nestled in the Ozark foothills, the Black Madonna Shrine is a welcome tonic for the soul. Hand built by a Franciscan monk. franciscancaring.org, 636-938-5361

City Museum

Explore a surrealistic playground that’s part museum, part jungle gym. Recycled items become slides, tunnels, caves and more. Perfect for all ages. 314-231-CITY, CityMuseum.org


Write your own story when you visit Mark Twain’s hometown! Museums, caves, festivals, shopping, and a historic downtown await! VisitHannibal.com 573-221-2477


Voted Missouri’s most beautiful town, Hermann is a perfect Wine Country getaway. Explore the Wine Trail, stroll the historic district, relax at a B&B. VisitHermann.com, 800-932-8687

Visit Kirksville

Enjoy festivals: Red, White and Blue, MO Livestock Symposium, Round Barn Blues, Red Barn Arts, Midwest Antique Fest, Highland Games. 660-665-3766, VisitKirksville.com

Meramec Caverns

America’s largest and rarest cave formations. Cave offers tours, cafe, gift shop, motel, campgrounds, canoes, riverboat rides, zipline tours & more! 800-676-6105, americascave.com

Historic Saint Charles

Discover fun and adventure in Missouri’s largest historic district. Enjoy fantastic shopping, delicious dining and unique attractions. Plan your visit at historicstcharles.com.

Saint Louis Art Museum

One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections of art from virtually every culture and time period. Admission is free to all every day. slam.org

Saint Louis Zoo

Apes, penguins & polar bears! Visit Polar Bear Point and take a ride on the Conservation Carousel and Zooline Railroad. Free general admission. 800-966-8877, StLZoo.org

Explore St. Louis

St. Lou Is…All Within Reach. Explore free attractions, great restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Visit ExploreStLouis.com for the Official St. Louis Visitors Guide.


Washington has the charm of a small town with the amenities of a big city. Just 45 minutes west of St. Louis off I-44. Group tours available. 888-7WASHMO, washmo.org

Historic Boonville

Visit our historic sites, bike the Katy Trail, tour Warm Springs Ranch, home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. Come visit and “Discover Our River, Rails & Trails” goboonville.com, 660-882-3967

Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail

Enjoy mid-America’s premier golf destination, with 12 courses & 216 holes of golf variety & fun in a sparkling lake setting. 800-490-8474, lakeoftheozarksgolfvacations.com

Lake of the Ozarks

“Best Recreational Lake” in the nation as chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best. Request your free vacation guide today. Go to FunLake.com or call 800-FUN-LAKE.

City of Lebanon

Fishing, camping, canoeing, Route 66 heritage, shopping and scenic beauty. Come enjoy Bennett Spring State Park. Getaway to memories in Lebanon. 866-LEBANON, LebanonMo.org

Missouri State Fair

Events, craft & trade shows, camping, receptions, meetings, livestock events and more! 2017 Missouri State Fair Aug. 10–20 in Sedalia. 800-422-FAIR, MOStateFair.com

Pulaski County

Relax and re-energize on gentle river floats, Rt. 66 adventure, antique trail, museums, exciting events! Plan today to visit America’s heartland. 877-858-8687, PulaskiCountyUSA.com

Visit Sedalia

Sedalia is a product of the railroad ... For more than a century, Sedalia’s history and fortunes were tied to the railroads. Call 800-827-5295 for a free visitor guide.

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Located on the Lake of the Ozarks. Fun for the whole family! Activities include indoor waterpark, golf, boating, mini-golf, bowling, spa & more. 800-826-8272, Tan-Tar-A.com

Cape Girardeau

Nestled along the western banks of the Mississippi River, you’ll find Cape Girardeau, a community rich in history and heritage. We’d love to help you plan your visit! VisitCape.com


Known for bar-b-que, antique shops & malls; located in a county w/many historic places, recreational & conservation areas, and the Stars and Stripe Museum. Check us out at visitdexter.com.


Boasts scenic waterways for canoeing, camping and fishing. Discover the area’s wineries. Get your kicks on Route 66; Rolla captures the spirit of the Mother Road. VisitRolla.com 888-809-3817

West Plains

Plan your vacation to the Ozarks. Visit historic mills, natural springs, rivers and lakes, a historic downtown, specialty shops and antique stores. 888-256-8835 WestPlains.net


Live shows, exceptional entertainment, lake and land adventures, family attractions, endless shopping, world-class golf. Order an Official Branson Vacation Guide. ExploreBranson.com 877-BRANSON


Carthage is a unique crossroad of art and inspiration with Victorian architecture, art galleries, and the Precious Moments Chapel. visit-carthage.com, 866-357-8687


An artsy Downtown, delicious local flavors, unique attractions and comfortable lodging await you in the Ozarks on Historic Route 66. visitjoplinmo.com 800-657-2534

Myer Hotels

Six award-winning hotels in the entertainment area of Branson. Lots of amenities. Satisfaction guaranteed. For reservations or information call 866-837-3777 or visit MyerHotels.com.

Pointe Royale

Branson condos nightly rental, golf, tennis, fitness rm, in/outdoor pools, fishing, dining, meetings. Buy show packages. 800-962-4710, PointeRoyale.com

Showboat Branson Belle

America’s Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise features live shows, plus a 3-course meal and 2-hour Table Rock Lake cruise all in one. 800-775-2628, ShowboatBransonBelle.com

Silver Dollar City

Discover America’s Best Theme Park: 100 craftsmen, 40+ rides, live shows and 17 restaurants, plus world-class festivals from spring to Christmas! 800-831-4386, SilverDollarCity.com


Celebrate friends and family in Springfield, the heart and soul of the Ozarks, featuring great attractions, shopping, dining and more. Call 800-678-8767 or visit SpringfieldMo.org.

Table Rock Lake

Missouri’s premiere lake for family adventures, fishing and fun! 43,000 acres of clean water and majestic views. Stay at the lake, just minutes from Branson. VisitTableRockLake.com

Americas Best Value Inn

A family of 1,000 inns, hotels and suites throughout North America, all offering hometown pride, quality and exceptional value. Vantagehotels.com, 888-315-2378

Drury Hotels

Save up to $500 to top Kansas City and St. Louis attractions! Call 800-325-0517 for free Vacation Savings or print coupons at KCVacationSavings.com, StLouisVacations.com.

Missouri Choice Hotels

Connect with your people in Missouri. Visit ChoiceHotels.com/Missouri-hotels or call 877-424-4777 and get our best available rate.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover nature with us! 573-751-4115, MissouriConservation.org

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