Some of Missouri’s Amazing Sights


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Tours , educational museum , museum exhibits , family activities , Family Fun
A Five-Star Show
Author: H&L Partners
From natural phenomena to wonders made by humankind, Missouri offers thousands of dazzling sights. Throughout the Show-Me State, discover places you must see to believe.

Plenty of important history unfolded in Missouri, so it makes perfect sense that many of our important sites honor the past. On March 5, 1946, on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his famed Iron Curtain Speech. Learn more about this history-changing man at the National Churchill Museum. Located beneath a 17th-century church moved stone-by-stone from London, the museum vividly illustrates the life and career of Sir Winston.

Hop aboard the Arrow Rock Tram Tour to get a fascinating look at one of Missouri’s historic villages. Explore Arrow Rock, established in the 1800s, aboard a seven-passenger tram. During the 90-minute tour, you visit the restored 19th-century home of native Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham, and the Victorian home of J.P. Sites, among other interesting stops. Tours operate daily through the end of August. While in town, enjoy a meal and a drink at the J. Huston Tavern – in operation since 1834, it is the oldest continuously serving restaurant west of the Mississippi River.

For a complete family sight-seeing adventure, look no further than St. Louis. For some interesting suggestions, the “Kidding Around in St. Louis” itinerary holds plenty of fun in store, including the legendary Gateway Arch – reaching a height of 630 feet, it is America’s tallest national monument. Ride the internal tram and be inspired by the bird’s-eye view of the St. Louis region from atop the Arch.

Add whimsy and adventure to your St. Louis trip with an afternoon at the City Museum. Built to the specifications of visionary artist Bob Cassilly, the museum (better described as “playground-meets-wonderland”) contains thousands of repurposed architectural treasures. Climb through human-made caves and tunnels; zip down massive slides; walk through an enchanted forest; explore two aircraft fuselages; and discover many other unusual attractions, including more than 10,000 creatures and critters in the World Aquarium.

In Springfield, witness winged beauty up close at the Native Butterfly House. Get an amazing look at the transformation from egg to caterpillar, from caterpillar to chrysalis, and from chrysalis to beautiful butterfly. Want to attract such gorgeous creatures to your home garden? Interpretive guides show you how.

Curious about how your favorite cheeses are created? Visit Heartland Creamery in Newark. Missouri’s farm families produce tons of healthy, delicious food. At Heartland, tour a working dairy and creamery; home to more than 6,000 Holstein cows and 1,500 goats.

  National Churchill Museum
In 1946, at Westminster College in Fulton, Winston Churchill delivered one of the most significant speeches ...

  Arrow Rock Tram Tours
The entire village of Arrow Rock is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Take a 1.5-hour ...

  J. Huston Tavern Restaurant at Arrow Rock State Historic Site
The J. Huston Tavern has been serving meals to travelers along the Santa Fe Trail since 1834. The brick ...

  The Gateway Arch
The Museum of Westward Expansion is closed, pending installation of all new museum exhibits. During ...

  City Museum
Housed in the 600,000 square foot former International Shoe Company, City Museum offers MonstroCity, ...

  Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House
Native butterflies swoosh around you in the delightful enclosure. The Butterfly House looks like a greenhouse, ...

  Heartland Dairy Tours
Located in rural northeast Missouri, amid corn and soy beans, our 17,000-acre farm is home to more than ...