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Missouri Travel Guide

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. 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 2018 Official Missouri Travel Guide.

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City of Independence

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. 816-407-3659 or VisitClayMO.com

Crown Center

Vacation fun. Shopping, dining, theater, festivals & events. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Halls Kansas City — all within steps of the Sheraton and Westin hotels. CrownCenter.com

Visit KC

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 visit, it’s always a new adventure. See the wildest animals on the planet. New stingray and shark touch tank opening in May 2018! KansasCityZoo.org

National World War I Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of WWI objects in the world. 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, MO. TheWorldWar.org

Platte County

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!

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. 636-938-5361, franciscancaring.org

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! Call 573-221-2477 or go to VisitHannibal.com today!


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. 800-932-8687, VisitHermann.com

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 DiscoverStCharles.com

St. Louis Art Museum

One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, offering a range of exhibitions and programming. Located in Forest Park, 1 Fine Arts Drive. Free. 314-721-0072, 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

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.” 660-882-3967, Goboonville.com

Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail

Enjoy mid-America’s premier golf destination with 13 courses, 234 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.


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 Fairgrounds

Events, craft and trade shows, camping, receptions, meetings, livestock events and more! 2018 Missouri State Fair, Aug. 9–19 in Sedalia. 800-422-FAIR, MoStateFairgrounds.com

Pulaski County

Relax and re-energize on gentle river floats, Rt. 66 adventure, antiques trail, museum, 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

Let the adventure begin in Cape Girardeau, on the banks of the Mississippi River, with family fun, historic sites, nightlife, great outdoor adventures and everything in between. VisitCape.com


Known for barbecue, antique shops & malls; located in a county with many historic places, recreational & conservation areas and the Stars and Stripes Museum. Check us out at visitdexter.com.

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


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. 888-809-3817, VisitRolla.com


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


A unique crossroad of art, history and inspiration on Route 66 with the world’s only Precious Moments Chapel. Explore visit-carthage.com or call 417-359-8181.


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

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 MyerHospitality.com.

Pointe Royale

Branson condos, nightly rental, indoor/outdoor pools, golf, tennis, fitness room, trout fishing, restaurant. Reunions, meetings. Concierge, 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 40+ rides and attractions including NEW Time Traveler: A Revolutionary Coaster! Plus, 100 craftsmen, live shows and world-class festivals. 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

Drury Hotels

Save up to $500 at 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

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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