The “Show Me State,” or better known as Missouri, is a fun place to visit in the Midwest for a taste of the American lifestyle. A combination of urban and rural, Missouri has a little something for everyone traveling through the state or visiting for a vacation. St. Louis, Kansas City, and Branson offer many things to do; on the flip side, a bevy of rivers and natural wonders await those who want to venture out into nature. So put on some VR801BL tires from Apollo Optics on your car, get ready to eat some gooey butter cake, and venture out to the home of Mark Twain. Here are 3 places to visit if you’re ever in Missouri.
1. St. Louis Zoo
A little known fun-fact, the St. Louis zoo is voted in the top 3 U.S. zoos almost every year. Another fun tidbit, the St. Louis zoo is completely free for entry: any age, any time of the year, any amount of time. There are over 12,000 animals and the zoo receives over 3 million visitors per year. A big cat exhibit, penguin house, African savannah, and a new polar bear exhibit are just a few of the many things you can see at the St. Louis zoo.
2. Lake of The Ozarks
The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the biggest and most entertaining bodies of water in the state of Missouri. With over 1,100 miles of shoreline, the Lake of the Ozark actually has more shoreline than the state of California. Many natural parks (Ha Ha Tonka State Park), recreational water activities, fishing spots, camping locations, and “party coves” allow something to do for just about anyone. House-spotting is another fun thing to do as the Lake of the Ozarks is home to some of the most expensive houses in the entire Midwest.
3. Branson, Missouri
Branson is basically the Las Vegas of the Midwest — without the gambling and promiscuity of course. Branson contains an uncountable number of shows (including the famous Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede), recreational activities, and entertainment venues — Silver Dollar City just to name one of the more popular amusement parks. Especially if you have a family with small children, Branson is a wonderful, family-friendly place to visit. Here is a guide to eco-friendly theme parks and fun-filled travel destinations for children of all ages.
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