Missouri Road Trips

By Matthew and Thena Franssen

Missouri is commonly called the “Show-Me State” by residents and visitors alike. Missourians are known to be welcoming to tourists visiting their state’s many beautiful and fun landmarks, and they’re more than likely going to be right there enjoying the sights along with you. 

Since Missouri falls smack dab in the middle of the United States, it’s often regarded as a “fly-over” state for people trying to get from one coast to the other. 

But if you stick to that opinion, you’re missing out on some of our country’s most beautiful places. In fact, it’s safe to say that with a short visit to Missouri, you just might fall in love with the hospitality, the open land, the cool breeze, and the miles upon miles of parks and exciting outdoor areas to explore. 

Missouri Road Trips

  1. Great River Road
  2. Route 66

Missouri Websites

Route 66 in Missouri

  • St. Louis Arch, gatewayarch.com
  • Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, teddrewes.com
  • Route 66 State Park, mostateparks.com/park/route-66-state-park
  • Meramec State Park, mostateparks.com/park/meramec-state-park
  • Jesse James Wax Museum, jessejameswaxmuseum.com
  • Wagon Wheel Motel, wagonwheel66cuba.com
  • Onondaga Cave State Park, mostateparks.com/park/onondaga-cave-state-park
  • St. James Winery, stjameswinery.com
  • Uranus Fudge Factory, bit.ly/uranusfudgefactory
  • Lake of the Ozarks, funlake.com
  • Wild Animal Safari, animalsafari.com
  • Fantastic Caverns, fantasticcaverns.com
  • Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens, preciousmomentschapel.org
  • Route 66 Mural Park, bit.ly/joplinmuralpark

Great River Road

  • Mark Twain Home and Boyhood Museum, marktwainmuseum.org
  • Rockcliffe Mansion, rockcliffemansion.com

Missouri Events

  • Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival, cherryblossomfest.com/WordPress
  • Route 66 Summer Fest, route66summerfest.com
  • Pulaski County Regional Fair, pulaskicountyregionalfair.com
  • Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, route66festivalsgf.com