Top 5 Places to Visit in Missouri
1. St. Louis Getaway Arch – One of the most iconic structures and the most emblematic element of the cityscape of the infamous St. Louis is the symbolic Getaway to the West or the so-called St. Louis Getaway Arch. All visitors have the chance to enjoy a truly stunning view by taking the elevator to the viewing platform at the top. The infamous St. Louis Arch is located in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park and it can be seen all over the city no matter where you stand. Another adventurous way to experience and enjoy the Arch is through a helicopter tour.
2. Branson – With no unnecessary modesty, Branson is a city in southwest Missouri that calls itself the “Live country music chapel of the universe”. Attracting millions of tourists and visitors but mainly country music fans and enthusiasts, Branson is jam-packed with music places, restaurants, hotels, and souvenir booths that are selling all imaginary kinds of the popular in this area kitsch. In addition, the local music venues are hosting some of the best country music festivals and best performers The city is also a good base for exploring the surrounding Ozark Mountains including the Table Rock Lake State Park and Talking Rocks Cavern.
3. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – One of the most important historic and cultural attractions located in Kansas City is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art that is a home to pieces from all around the world with an emphasis on East Asian art and history. You don’t even have to enter the building of the museum to enjoy the sculpture garden Rotating exhibits make every visit unique and extra exciting and admission is always free.
4. Silver Dollar City – An interesting and exciting blend of modern-day and old, Silver Dollar City located in Branson is a quirky combination of a theme park with crafts and the preservation of the Ozark culture from the 1880s. One of the more interesting experiences in this park is watching the popular back then crafts coming to live including glassblowing, basket weaving, blacksmithing, pottery, candy making, and candle making, which is a very unique experience for all ages. In addition and for a more unforgettable experience, the park also has a bunch of attractions, rides, shops, restaurants, and even live shows. The park is also a home to the Marvel Cave that brings you back to the 1880s and the mining traditions of the town.
5. Forest Park – Stretching its beautiful, lush, and fertile lands over 1300 acres and visited by millions every year, this amazing St. Louis Park was a host to the 1904 World Fair. Forest Park is deservedly considered to be one of the most beautiful urban parks in the world with its appealing natural settings of ponds, gardens, and more than 45 000 trees, and many of the city’s top cultural attractions. Some of the highlights when visiting the park include visiting the St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, or even enjoying a live show at America’s largest and oldest outdoor musical theatre The Muny.