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Missouri is a midwestern state in the United States.

Regions in Missouri : Bootheel, Lead Belt, Lincoln Hills, Little Dixie, Missouri Rhineland, Northern Plains, Ozark Plateau, Platte Purchase and St. Francois Mountains.

Cities in Missouri : Ballwin, Blue Springs, Cape Girardeau, Chesterfield, Columbia, Gladstone, Florissant, Hazelwood, Independence, Joplin, Kansas City, Kirkwood, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Maryland Heights, O'Fallon, Raytown, Springfield, St. Joseph, St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, University City and Wildwood

Capital City of Missouri : Jefferson City.

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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals Missouri

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  VRBO vacation rentals    -   USA Vacation Rentals

Hotels in Missouri   -   Hotel Guide Missouri
Most popular cities in and around Missouri : Saint Louis, Kansas City, Arnold, Branson, Trenton, Edmundson, Maryland Heights, Clayton, Kinloch, Joplin, Bridgeton, Grain Valley.

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -    Motel 6 and Red Roof   -    

National Parks / State Parks

  Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites
Cuivre River State Park

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

Thomas Cook

   -   Create your perfect trip to Missouri
Flight, Hotel and Car

Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Visit Missouri   -   Missouri Tourism
From family vacations to weekend getaways to everything in between, Missouri has something for everyone. Take in a little culture at our celebrated theaters and museums. Head underground for a fascinating cave tour. Or step back in time at some of the Midwest's most important historic destinations. However you like to VisitMO, you'll find it here. Start planning your trip today!
  Tap into Southern Treasures   -   Group Travel

Travel Guides Missouri /  Travel Related Books

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Transportation / How do I travel to Missouri

Jefferson Airport    -    Jefferson City Memorial Airport
  Springfield Airport [ SGF ]   -   Springfield-Branson Regional Airport
The Springfield-Branson National Airport offers daily non-stop jet service to major hubs throughout the United States.
  St. Louis - Lambert International Airport
  St. Louis Airport   -   Spirit of St. Louis Airport


Book cheap flights to Missouri at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines take you to hundreds of destinations everywhere in the world.

  Airline Tickets Missouri / Bargain Flights

  Amtrak   -   American Railways
Amtrak provides two round trips per day between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops in Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit and Independence.
Amtrak also provides the Southwest Chief that operates between Los Angeles and Chicago, with stops in Kansas City and La Plata, Missouri, as well as the Texas Eagle that operates between Chicago and San Antonio with stops in St. Louis and Poplar Bluff, Missouri. See the schedules for further information.

  Greyhound Lines

  Missouri Department of Transportation
Info Northwest Area, North Central Area, Northeast Area, Kansas City Area, Central Area, St. Louis Area, Southwest Area, Springfield Area, South Central Area and Southeast Area.


  Visit Missouri   -   Missouri Tourism
From family vacations to weekend getaways to everything in between, Missouri has something for everyone. Take in a little culture at our celebrated theaters and museums. Head underground for a fascinating cave tour. Or step back in time at some of the Midwest's most important historic destinations. However you like to VisitMO, you'll find it here. Start planning your trip today!

  Jefferson City   -   City of Jefferson, MO   -   Capital City of Missouri
  Visit Jefferson City   -   Tourism

  Bootheel   -   Bootheel Tourism   -   southeasternmost part of the state of Missouri
The Missouri Bootheel is lying between the Mississippi River and the St. Francis River. The area is very flat and predominantly agricultural [ its soils are predominantly a rich and deep glacial loess, well-suited for growing rice and cotton ]. The region is composed of the counties of Dunklin, New Madrid, and Pemiscot. The Bootheel counties offer a paradise to nature lovers, including many opportunities for wildlife watching in refuges, conservation areas and river access points. Hunting and fishing are two of the most popular activities in the area. Nearby : Ozark Mountains.
  Lead Belt   -   lead mining district in the southeastern part of Missouri
The primary mineral mined here is galena. Counties in the Lead Belt include Saint Francois, Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds, and Washington.
  Lincoln Hills
The Lincoln Hills extend along the Mississippi River, starting about 40 miles northwest of St. Louis and extending to Hannibal, located in Lincoln, Pike, Ralls and Marion counties.
  Little Dixie   -   along the northern side of the Missouri River
See Sons of Confederate Veterans [ About Missouri ].
  Meramec Region
The Meramec Region is an eight-county area located in the southeast-central portion of Missouri. The region, comprised of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties, is marked with gently rolling hills, deep valleys and plateaus. Numerous rivers and streams traverse the region, creating a natural draw for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Meramec Region still possess a flavor of their ancestors. In the far northern reaches of Osage, Gasconade and part of Maries counties, the heavy influence of German immigrants is still evident today in the architecture, customs and penchant for organization. In the southern reaches of the region - primarily Dent, Crawford and part of Phelps and Pulaski counties - one still sees the heavy influence of English immigrants, who first called Kentucky and Tennessee home but then moved to the Ozarks when Kentucky and Tennessee became "too crowded." These folks prided their individualism and independence and preferred minimal government influence. If they could accomplish it on their own, they would—and still do. The areas in between possess a mixture of Italian heritage in the wine-growing area around St. James and Rosati and a French connection in Washington County. These unique cultures add to the rich texture of the Meramec Region's cultural heritage.
  Missouri Rhineland
The Missouri Rhineland is a geographical area of Missouri from west of Saint Louis and slightly east of Jefferson City located mostly in the Missouri River valley.
The area along Highway 94 between Defiance and Marthasville has so many wineries that the highway has been nicknamed the Missouri Weinstrasse (wine road) and mostly runs parallel to much of the KATY Trail. This trail follows the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad line and was renovated for hiking and biking. This area has the highest concentration of wineries in the state. Many of these sit high up on bluffs or hills.
  Northern Plains Missouri
Part of the larger Dissected Till Plains region. Located north of the Missouri River and stretches into Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Here, gentle rolling hills remain behind from a glacier that once had extended from the north to the Missouri River.
  Ozark Foothills Region   -   Wayne, Butler, Carter, Reynolds & Ripley Counties
Nestled within these counties are 16 municipalities: Bunker, Centerville, Doniphan, Ellington, Ellsinore, Fisk, Grandin, Greenville, Mill Spring, Naylor, Neelyville, Piedmont, Poplar Bluff, Qulin, Van Buren, and Williamsville.
From the sandy flatlands of extreme southeast Missouri to the beautiful foothills of the Ozark Mountains, you'll find this region has much to offer — including a strong workforce and pro-business community leadership. Residents enjoy the small-town atmosphere the area offers, as well as the many recreational opportunities available.
  Ozark Plateau   -   covers much of the southern half of Missouri
Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply disected plateau.
The Ozark plateau consists of three sections - the Springfield Plateau, the Salem Plateau, and the Boston Mountains. See Springfield Adventures
  Platte Purchase
The Platte Purchase in 1836 added 3,149 square miles to the state of Missouri making up its northwest corner. The Platte Purchase includes Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Nodaway and Platte.
  St. Francois Mountains
The Saint Francois Mountains, a range located in southeast Missouri, is an outcrop of Precambrian igneous rock mountains rising over the Ozark Plateau. This range is one of the oldest exposures of igneous rock in North America.
The St. Francois Mountains are the center of the Missouri mining region yielding; iron, lead, barite, zinc, silver, manganese, cobalt, and nickel ores as well as granite and limestone quarries. Historic Mine La Motte near Fredericktown was the site of lead mining activity by the French as early as 1720. An old granite quarry lies on the edge of Elephant Rocks State Park which is a spectacular outcropping of huge weathered granite boulders.
Mountains in this range include; Taum Sauk Mountain, Bell Mountain, Proffit Mountain, Pilot Knob Mountain, Hughes Mountain, Goggin Mountain, and Lead Hill Mountain.

  Irish Wilderness   -   see Mark Twain National Forest
Here you'll find sinkholes, disappearing streams that reappear downstream, and Whites Creek Cave, a spacious walk-in with numerous crystalline formations. The western boundary of Irish is near the Eleven Point National Scenic River, which you can see from up high. About 18.6 miles of the Whites Creek Trail provides the main thoroughfare of Irish, a looping path through oak, hickory, shortleaf pine, dogwood, persimmon, and sassafras . . . past Bliss and Fiddler Springs . . . and past Whites Creek Cave. As you hike through these wilds, you may encounter typical Ozark wildlife: deer, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, fox, bobcat, coyote, turkey, vulture, hawk, and owl. Watch your step lest you disturb a sleeping copperhead, rattlesnake, or eastern cottonmouth.
The Irish Wilderness is located within the Doniphan-Eleven Point Ranger District, of the Mark Twain National Forest, 16 miles west of Licking, Missouri.

  Ballwin   -   Ballwin
  Blue Springs   -   Blue Springs
  Cape Girardeau   -   Cape Girardeau
  Chesterfield   -   Chesterfield
  Columbia  -    Columbia
  Gladstone   -   Gladstone
  Florissant   -   Florissant
  Hazelwood   -   Hazelwood
  Independence   -   Independence
  Joplin   -   Joplin 
  Kansas City   -   Visit Kansas City
  Kirkwood   -   Kirkwood
  Lee's Summit   -   Lees Summit
  Liberty   -   Liberty
  Maryland Heights   -   Maryland Heights
  O'Fallon   -   O'Fallon
  Raytown   -   Raytown
  Sainte Genevieve
The town of Sainte Genevieve was founded as a river port for transportation of lead out of the area.
  Springfield   -   Springfield   -   Springfield, Missouri Convention & Visitors Bureau
  St. Joseph   -   St Joseph
  St. Louis   -   St Louis
  St. Charles   -   St Charles
  St. Peters   -   St Peters
  University City   -   University City
  Wildwood   -   Wildwood

More cities in Missouri? See List of cities in Missouri

  News from Missouri   -   News Tribune
  University   -   Lincoln University of Missouri
A toolkit for exploring the Bryant Creek, North Fork, Eleven Point and Upper Spring watersheds in the southern Missouri Ozarks.

Cuisine  -  Missouri Recipes

  Chestnut recipes [ University of Missoury Center for Agroforestry ]
From Roast Chestnuts to Chestnut and Spinach Dip to Chestnut Pudding. Compiled By Julie Rhoads.
  Missouri Apple Recipes [ Missouri Apple web site at the University of Missouri ]
Cakes, Desserts, Pies & Pastry, Breads & Cookies, Accompaniments & Beverages and Salads.
  Missouri Beef Industry Council - see 'Consumers'
Be it steaks, roasts, or burgers - beef is a great-tasting addition to any well-balanced meal, and here you'll find lots great recipes to try with your friends and family.
  Missouri Pecan Recipes   -   Gourmet Pecan Recipes
Enjoy some great pecan recipes straight from Granny's secret cookbook.
  Missouri Soybeans Recipes
Missouri Soybean Programs conducted some of the first soyfoods recipe contests. Here you'll find some of the world's finest soyfoods recipes.
  Missouri Wine
Missouri's climate, with its long, hot summers and good sun exposure, and thin rocky Ozarks soil, is excellent for growing grapes, while its moderate average temperature allows natural cellaring of wine.
  Rural Missouri Recipes
Main Dishes, Vegetables, Breads & Baked Goods, Soups, Desserts and Salads & Stuff.

History Missouri

  Missouri State Archives
The Missouri State Archives is the official repository for state records of permanent and historical value. Its mission is to foster an appreciation of Missouri history and illuminate contemporary public issues by preserving and making available the state's permanent records to its citizens and their government.
Route 66 - Birthplace of Route 66
Officially recognized as the birthplace of Route 66, it was in Springfield on April 30, 1926, that officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. In 1938, Route 66 became the first completely paved transcontinental highway in America—the "Mother Road"—stretching from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Coast. See
  Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Exhibits, programs, and events that relate to the history and culture of the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks.
  Trail of Tears
In 1838, the Cherokee were forcibly removed by the U.S. government from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia then moved to the "Indian Territory." The move became known as the Trail of Tears due to the thousands of Cherokee deaths on the journey and those who perished as a result of the relocation.
  "Wild Bill" Hickok
In the wake of the Civil War, Springfield helped give birth to the Wild West era. In July 1865, the town square was the site of the nation's first-recorded shootout. The incident between "Wild Bill" Hickok and Dave Tutt was also significant due to the incredible marksmanship exhibited by "Wild Bill" that made him known worldwide.

Music, Art & Culture

  Missouri Arts Council
  Missouri Authors
From one of the northernmost Southern states, Missourians offer a unique literary perspective from Mark Twain, who proudly called himself a southern writer, to Linda Bloodworth Thomason a voice from the Ozarks.

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