You really need to check out St. Louis. The Arch is really a sight to see.
Fondest memory: I stayed with my cousin in St. Louis and I remember that on the way there, we hit a bad snow storm and the roads were really slick. We were thinking about coming back home.
St. Louis has the world's longest bicycle and pedestrian bridge, the Old Courthouse where Dred Scott was tried, a dockside casino near the famous Gateway Arch, the restored home of Scott Joplin, the home of Ulysses S. Grant, tours of the Anheuser-Busch brewery and the Clydesdale stable, the first public school kindergarten and lots more.
You can take boat cruise and tours in the area.
This is a picture of the Clydesdales.
Favorite thing: Independence, Missouri offers several places to visit about Harry S. Truman. there are the Truman Courtroom and Office and the Truman Library and Museum (pictured here.) The Truman National Historic Site has two parts: Independence Grandview and Independence Home.
If you like outdoors and scenery, visit eastern Missouri places like Elephant Rocks State Park, and Johnson's Shut-Ins. Also Ozark National Scenic Riverways if you like fishing and boating. All are great places for hiking and are very peaceful in the early fall.
Outside of Farmington is a place called Pickle Springs Natural Area, this is not found on most maps but a very unique place to hike and see some rare scenery.
Near Lake of the Ozarks in mid-mo you'll find Ha Ha Tonka State Park, it has so much to see and do!
Fondest memory: I will miss the parks I mentioned before, Ha Ha Tonka, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, also St Louis has so much to do.
MY FAVORITE ACTIVITY AND MOST MEMORABLE IS SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS. I HAVE SEEN THIS PLAY EVERY YEAR FOR TWENTY YEARS, AND SOMETIMES MORE THAN THAT. IT STILL TOUCHES ME AND PUTS ME IN TOUCH HOW LIFE WAS BACK THEN. EVERY ONE I HAVE EVERY TAKEN TO SEE THIS PLAY WANTS TO RETURN.
Fondest memory: I REALLY LIKE THE HOMETOWN FEELING THAT BRANSON PROJECTS. PEOPLE ARE MORE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS THERE, AND I WISH PEOPLE COULD ACT LIKE THAT ALL OVER THE WORLD. I MISS THAT THE MOST. YOU NEVER MEET A STRANGER IN BRANSON, MISSOURI.
the Shojji Tabuchi show, Smirnoff, & best of all was the Presley Family Jubilee. The Branson Belle was also very nice.
Fondest memory: All the people(even the other tourists) were very nice at all times. Even the other drivers
were usually courteous.
An excellant breakfast buffet every morning at Paradise Bar & Grill for $2.99 was a treat.
It's next door to to the Shojii theater in case I got the name wrong.
You must go to St.Louis! The Zoo is wonderfull. You can go to Bush Gardens to see those famous Clydesdale horses and to Bush Stadium to see Mark Macgwire hit those home runs! Don't forget to go up in the arch and pay a visit to Six Flags!
Fondest memory: The people are wonderfull and the city is breathtaking.
You must visit the Ozarks. Try canoeing a crystal clear Ozark river. The Missouri State Parks are among the best in the nation.
Fondest memory: Growing up in St Louis and going to Cardinal games to see my favorite - Stan Musial.
My fondest memory of Missouri is from a hitchhike across US 60. A preacher picked me up in Seymour on a Sunday morning. His church was halfway to Mansfield. He let me out there and told me that if I was still there in an hour, I should come in for the service. An hour later I was still there so I went on in. I'd only been in a few minutes when my dog started whining at the door so they invited my dog in too. Daisy went right to sleep and I enjoyed the down home friendliness of the service so much that when they passed the collection plate around, I put my last twenty-two cents in. Well after the service several people slipped me a few bills and one kind lady gave me a lift up to Mansfield, took me into the buffet, paid for my meal, and also gave me a few bills. It wasn't until I got back up to the highway that I counted all the money... twenty two dollars! My twenty two cents had grown a hundred fold.
Several years later I found myself living a half mile from that church at the end of a tree planting season. I had a few trees left so I went back to the church and planted them 100 trees around the border of their lot. The way I figure it their twenty two dollars was now worth $2200 Do you think there's $220,000 waiting for me there now?
Well, I went back to the old church and I reckon the old blind guy who mowed the lawn there mowed all my trees down. There were only five left.
Missouri has some fine State Parks, especially in the southern part of the state. I especially love the natural springs at Big Springs State Park, trout fishing at Bennett Springs State Park and waterskiing at the Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake.
Fondest memory: Taking float trips on the Current River and Jacks Fork, both part of the National Scenic River system. The water is spring fed, cold, clear, and refreshing on a hot summer day.
Branson; Ozark Mts. in the Spring when everything is in bloom, especially the dogwood trees and forsythia and tulip trees; - or in the summer when wonderful vegetables & fruits are for sale at roadside stands, or in fall;, when maple trees are red and apples and cider are for sale at roadside stands; or in winter, when gentle snow falls.
Fondest memory: Good old 'home cooking' - biscuits & gravy, fried chicken, home-grown tomatoes; and the friendliness & helpfulness of most everyone you meet! People are genuinely caring & helpful - very rare in this day & age!
take the tram ride up to the top of the arch in St. Louis. Nice view of the city if the air isn't too smoggy. Visit Union Station, a converted railway station that now houses shops and restaurants. MUST take a tour of the Anheuser Busch brewery, just because of its size and to see the massive beer vats.
Fondest memory: I wouldn't call it my 'fondest' memory, but it is the most memorable experience: seeing the city and surrounding areas by air prior to landing. This was just after the big mid-west floods, and you could still see the erosion marks on the land from the high water marks. Some parts of St.Louis were still slightly flooded near the docks, but all in all the city had recovered well. The power of nature was awesome to see.
I havent got to see it yet, but would recommed Meremac Caverns. Would also recommend Branson, which I havent been to yet either, but have heard so much about it and hope to make it there someday.
Fondest memory: The beautiful hillsides
bring a high capacity digital or an armload of one time use cameras to capture ALL of the seasons here. If there is a
MUST, then I'd say you MUST just enjoy all that surrounds you as you travel through.
Favorite thing: Visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. Its depiction of the life of black baseball players before they were allowed to play in 'the bigs' is more than a great baseball history lesson - its an invaluable study of segregation in America. And you might even run into Buck O'Neill or other living players who played in the league. Next door is another great museum dedicated to Kansas City jazz. Located in historic 18th and Vine district where 30's jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Bennie Moten and countless others performed in those famous KC jazz clubs.
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