Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and other areas of Missouri feature fun, popular places for the whole family to enjoy. In a state full of fun, history and adventure, here are three popular places to visit with your family.
Visit The Hometown Of Mark Twain
Hannibal, Mo. is the hometown of Samuel Clemens—better known as Mark Twain. For fans of Twain’s literature, Hannibal has several attractions that give visitors a glimpse into his life, inspiration and history.
Start your trip at Mark Twain’s childhood home which is now a museum. There you can learn about Twain himself, and a lot of the people/characters that appear in his stories. Next, journey up the 244 steps of the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse. There you can find a magnificent statue of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn along with a great, scenic view of the town and the Mississippi River.
See The Gateway Arch
The famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Mo. is 630 feet tall and 17,246 tons of iconic art. The arch and St. Louis are practically synonymous, so it is a must-see when visiting Missouri. In 1947, the vision of the arch was to show commemoration to American settlers’ expansion to the west. By 1965, the structure was completed just steps away from where Lewis and Clark completed their quest along the Mississippi River.
Explore The City Museum
The City Museum in St. Louis, Mo. is like no other museum you have ever seen. Seriously, you have to see this family-fun place! The city museum is a monstrous metal playground, spanning inside, outside and even on the roof right in downtown St. Louis. This museum features huge winding staircases, slides, things to climb, buses in trees, hanging airplanes and practically anything else you can imagine. You and your family will get to play and explore in a playground that you have only seen in your dreams! This is no ordinary playground or museum. The unique mixture of art and fun will keep you entertained all day!
Give Back To Missouri
After experiencing some of the most popular places Missouri has to offer, consider giving back to Missouri. A fantastic way is to benefit Make-A-Wish, helping to make dreams come true for local children with critical illnesses. One of the easiest and most hassle-free ways to do so is to donate an unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes.
Wheels For Wishes, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) car donation organization benefiting Make-A-Wish, makes the process easy by offering you free towing and a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt. You can give back to Missouri today by calling 1-877-431-9474 or by filling out an online donation form.