Keep your head on a swivel and take as many photos as you can. Even then, you won’t be able to soak in all the sights to see in Missouri. Murals, observatories, botanical gardens and beautiful state parks dot the landscape and invariably wind up taking it over. So don't underestimate the drive as one of the more fascinating parts of your trip.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Lake of the Ozarks

state & national parks

The beauty of Missouri is on display at the many state parks, nature and wildlife preserves and conservation areas.

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield

sculpture parks & botanical gardens

Stroll through massive sculpture parks and meticulously maintained botanical gardens in Missouri.