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Visit These Popular Places In Missouri

August 5, 2018

Kansas CitySt. LouisSpringfield 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.

This destination has versatility as it even includes a registered national natural landmark. The Mark Twain Cave is featured in five of his books and it features several points of interest. Beyond its natural delights, the cave also includes a winery. After reading some of Mark Twain’s classic tales, it wouldn’t be right to not take a tour on a riverboat. Again, this tour reveals several points of interest as well as history, legends and natural views. 

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.

As part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Gateway Arch is just one part among national campgrounds that include the Old Courthouse and Luther Ely Square. The arch can be enjoyed from many angles and distances. From afar, the Arch is a beautiful part of the St. Louis skyline. Up close, you can really take in how massive and magnificent it truly is. If you elect to visit the arch grounds, you can take a tram inside the arch all the way to the 630-foot-high top where you can see 30 miles of sights both ways. You can also experience the arch by way of helicopter or riverboat cruise!  

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 1-855-278-9474 or by filling out an online donation form

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