When thinking of Missouri what do you Fort think of? I think of the St. Louis arch, Lake of the Ozarks, cows, farmland and plenty of greenery. Missouri is full of life from different colleges, Amish Cities, Farm land and city life. Missouri is also known as the “show me state”. People also put Missouri at times in the list of flyover states. Raise your hand if you have been to Missouri? Anyone? Missouri is so much more than just what I listed above and it truly is a wonderful state to visit. Below I will list my top 5 favorite cities to go to in Missouri. Although I have only listed 5 there are many more wonderful cities to go to in Missouri, which I will list after.
Top 5 cities to go to in Missouri:
1.) Kansas City
Kansas City is close to my hometown, so it is a city near and dear to my heart. There is a lot of fun things to do in the heart of Kansas City. From Arrowhead Stadium (where the Chiefs play), Kauffman Stadium (where the Royals play), The Sprint Center for concerts, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Union Station, Liberty Memorial and so much more. One of my favorite restaurants there is called Chai Shai, so if you ever go to Kansas City be sure to eat there. Kansas City is also known for the plaza which is a truly beautiful place to explore. I definitely and highly recommend this city.
Branson is a fun town with so many different things to do. There is the Butterfly Palace, Talking Rocks Cavern, Silver Dollar City and so much more. This place has a lot of different places to shop, eat and stay. This city definitely takes more than a day to explore and do all that it has to offer.
3.) Lake Ozark
Lake of the Ozarks is in the city of Lake Ozark and a couple other cities. This lake is one of the most popular places to go in the summer for many Kansas and Missouri residents. I spent most of my Labor Day weekends at this lake and loved every minute of it. There is a lot to do all around the lake, many of which I have not seen or done. I recommend this as a summer destination or weekend getaway.
These are both really small towns in Missouri. My grandma and grandpa both live in or near these cities, so I have spent a lot of time in these towns. If you are ever find yourself near or in this town, I highly recommend going to Matt’s Market and getting one of his amazing sandwiches. He has a butcher shop where he makes these specialty sandwiches. They also have a train for show (as shown below). This city definitely gives you the small town feel, but they are both wonderful cities.
5.) St. Louis
This city is one of a kind and has the St. Louis Arch which is shown below. There is a lot to do and see in St. Louis. My husband and I spent roughly two hours there walking around exploring the city. We went to the arch, but expect long lines to be able to get up into the arch. Look into getting your tickets ahead of time. The arch is definitely a lot taller than you think it is. I highly recommend this city!
All 5 of these cities have special memories attached to them, which is why I listed them. There are many more wonderful cities to go to in Missouri. Each city has their own thing that makes it appealing and draws visitors in. Many of these cities are actual towns, but some are farm towns or Amish cities that are even more interesting to see (I grew up in the city so I find farm towns interesting). I grew up about 15 to 20 minutes from Kansas City, Missouri so I have spent a lot of time in Missouri. This state has more to offer than just corn fields I promise you. Below I have listed some other cities that are wonderful to visit and see in Missouri.
These cities include: Springfield, Columbia, Jefferson City, Independence, Joplin, St. Joseph, Lee’s Summit, Saint Joseph, Sedalia, Liberty, Warrensburg, Kirksville and so many more. Many of these cities are college towns, farm towns and much more.
Missouri is truly one of a kind and has plenty to offer and see. I still have so many different places in Missouri that I would love to go back and explore at some point. Stay tuned tomorrow to get a rewind on my 2017 and a fast forward to my 2018. I will share then what I have in store for next week.
See you soon!