Missouri Things to Do

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Missouri Things to Do

  • Gateway Arch

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    The Arch is more impressive than I had expected . To go up in the Arch is currently 13 for adults. The view from up in the Arch is impressive but go when the day is lovely .. not grey and rainy. The lines can be huge so suggest go on a weekday and be there early. The ride up is in a tiny capsule that is not for the claustrophobic and there are some...

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  • Liberty Memorial

    Kansas City Things to Do

    This is a very impressive memorial dedicated to the people who fought in World War I. Construction of the memorial began in November 1921 and was completed in November 1926. In 2014, President Barack Obama signed legislation designating the Liberty Memorial as a national memorial. What is interesting to note is the inscription at the base of the...

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  • Bsss Pro Shop Outdoor World

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Springfield Things to Do

    BAss Pro is one of the main features in the city. It has about 500,000 square feet of retail sporting goods for fishing, hunting, and many other sports. The Springfield location was to start of the operation in 1974 by Johnny Morris. In 1984, I had involvement in helping him find financing for building this store,m while he was on the verge of...

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  • Ste. Genevievre Churches

    Sainte Genevieve Things to Do

    The main church of historical interest is the Roman Catholic church. The parish of Ste. Genevieve was officially started in January 1759 by Jesuits who came from Quebec. The current church was built around the previous stone church which was built at this site. The foundations of the previous log and stone churches are still visible in the basement...

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  • University of Missouri

    Columbia Things to Do

    The best and biggest school in the state. The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. It has continued to grow and expand. It's noted for it's School of Journalism. The school also has 3 other campuses, Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. There are evening program...

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  • Bonne Terre Mine

    Bonne Terre Things to Do

    The old Bonne Terre Mines is worth a visit just to see the lake. The mines are massive with rock formations everywhere from the water. The lake has unbelievable visibility of at least 150 ft. They have underground pontoon boats that you can go on a tour of the various chambers in the mines and if you're a diver, it's rated as one of National...

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  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    My husband liked this better than I did .. as I'm not a beer lover but Clydesdales and Free beer is a good deal. When we entered we handed tickets for the tour. So the shorter tour was free. I gather there is a more detailed longer tour but this was long enough. Took around 40 minutes. THEY GIVE YOU A FREE SAMPLE AND THEN YOU GET ONE DRINK OF...

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  • Country Club Plaza

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Throughout the Plaza are lights-like 280,000 strung up around and on the buildings. That is as long as 80 miles of lights strung. The tradition began in 1930, and now has compounded into an annual event that draws 500,000 people to come down on Thanksgiving evening to see the beginning of the light show being turned on. What a spectacular event,...

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  • Billiards of Springfield

    Springfield Things to Do

    This is the place of Springfield's only premier stand up comedy show every Thursday and Friday. The place is located close to downtown off of Kimbrough & St. Louis. The Blue Room is inside of the billiards hall. On Thursday's they have two shows starting with an Improv comedy group called Beaver High. They are a hilarious group of improvisers...

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  • Ste. Genevievre Memorial Cemetery

    Sainte Genevieve Things to Do

    This is where the early pioneers were buried. But some of the old stones are hard to read. When we were there, some of the stones were broken and lying on the ground and some had been repaired in in-appropriate ways. This land was originally given to the 'Catholic Citizens' of Ste. Genevieve by the Spanish Government. Between 3500 and 5000...

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  • Saint Louis Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    We only had 2 1/2 days in town and the zoo was on my must see things. I'd heard it was a great zoo .. Admission is free but parking was 15 a car load. It was a lot of walking and we had to rush as we were ding the zoo, huge botanical garden and sculpture park in one day. I'd read the highlight were the penguins and polar bear. I'd agree but there...

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  • Art Museums & Galleries

    Kansas City Things to Do

    ....The Museum is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.. The Museum is closed on Mondays and on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 24 and 25. Admission to the Museum's permanent collection is free for all visitors. There may be a charge for...

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  • Ste. Genevievre Historic District

    Sainte Genevieve Things to Do

    The City of St. Genevievre is on the west bank of the Mississippi, south of St. Louis. Two waterways,(north and south Gabouri Creek) cross the district - neither of them currently navigable. The Historic District contains buildings representing the city history from 1790 to the mid 20th century. There are a total of 824 buildings (including...

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  • Union Station

    3 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    A well done job transformed an old and useless train station in a commercial complex. The old style was preserved, and all the area was embellished. The big lake is refreshing, and, when I went there, a live demonstration of fisherman without hooks showed the kids the behaviour of fish in the wild. The only thing I don’t imagine was the effect in...

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  • Parks & Gardens

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Kansas City is a city of parks. This rather large park is on a prominent point of land attached to the Liberty Memorial. It is central to northern mid-town and is a great place to take a break from the urban. This park comes complete with fantastic vistas, monuments and relaxing spots for a picnic, a run or a walk. Just a note this park had a...

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  • Great River Road Interpretive and...

    Sainte Genevieve Things to Do

    We went to the Welcome Center and saw the short video film, but most of the buildings are closed in the winter, at least in the middle of the week. Hours: Everyday from 9a.m.-5p.m. Afterward we drove around town and I took photos of the outside of the buildings.

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  • Old Courthouse

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    Lots to do free in town .. stop in the old courthouse ... loved the doom and the painted ceiling ... loved the stairways. The outside is also a work of art architecturally and of course theres the history aspect ... which is admittedly not a my focus. I like the beauty of the place .. plus you can buy your tickets for the arch here and avoid the...

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  • Union Station

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Union Station in downtown KCMO is a grand old lady, still beautiful and friendly. Nice book store and other shops and places to eat. The KC railroad exhibit is nice, but for a $7 ticket, most of the displays were not in working order, there was no staff on hand to take our tickets or answer questions. The model train display is impressive and FREE!...

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  • Forest Park/Jewel Box

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    I'd read about this glass building and park like setting in Forest park .. most seem to think it's not worth going in .. I think it's only a dollar a person .. but it's a place people go for wedding pics ect. We were in forest park to do the Art museum etc .. well a lot seems to be in this area including the zoo. The glass...

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  • Downtown

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Sorry but eppersonjm is wrong. In 55 years, I have lived in every part of Kansas city. And I can tell you without hesitation that if you go to the east side of Kansas City Missouri, Kansas City Kansas, or SE Kansas City Missouri you are in real danger of becoming a crime victim. Do I go there occasionally? Yes, because I like to go to BB's...

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  • Missouri Botanical Garden

    5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    The Botanical Garden was one of the main reason we visited St Louis from Ohio as one of the top in the country and even in the world .. had to see it for myself. I believe it was 8 a person and we went on an ideal day in .. great weather. LOVED it. So impressed .. so many gardens .. rose garden, Japanese, Chinese, English. ...

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  • Crown Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kansas City Things to Do

    This is the nucleus of the midtown area between downtown and Westport which is at Main and 39th. The main intersection is Main and Pershing/22nd Street. Hall family developed this and it is big with many offices and condos and numerous shops and eateries. Value is over $200 million and has in excess of 3 million square feet of space

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  • Saint Louis Art Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    Van Gogh , Picasso , Degas, and MUCH MORE ... one of the best art museums I've visited and the only great one that is FREE. It's a huge place but you can definitely see it in a day. I thought it had a nice variety. Some things we really liked and some we didn't love .. but that's every art museum. Art Is subjective but it's usually not free...

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  • 18th & Vine

    Kansas City Things to Do

    The facade of the Gem Theatre dates from 1912, but behind it is a modern 500-seat performing space that is used for community events and special jazz performances. The Jazz Museum holds its excellent visiting artist series here.

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  • Sports in St. Louis

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    The sheer loyalty for a baseball team is hard to imagine, but nearly the whole city takes pride in the team. Now that a new stadium is built, the old one seems passe, but it really held a lot of memories for me, and I am sure others. The cheering in there is deafening when they get going. A new stadium was built is 2005 and it was to be a downtown...

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  • Festivals & Fairs

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Every summer in Southmoreland Park a production of Shakespeare is performed. You can "cop a squat" in the grass for free or pay for up-front seats. You'll see families sitting together on a blanket and refined couples sipping wine and eating cheese and crackers from their picnic basket. There are entertainers before the show begins. It's my...

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  • Boat Rides on the Mississippi

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    We took a short sightseeing cruise on the Mississippi River after visiting the Gateway Arch. Overall it was a good experience. The narration of the history provided was wonderful, although in my opinion there wasn't much too exciting to see along this portion of the Mississippi besides the Gateway Arch area. We, however, did pause and took in the...

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  • River Market Area

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Kansas City began as a river town, though we seldom think of it as such today. Along the banks of the Missouri where the Town of Kansas sprang up now sits The City Market, sometimes known as the River Market, and during one "exciting era," as The River Quay. Produce wholesalers call this area home, but on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the farming...

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  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    This is the park and museum complex along the Mississippi River downtown that includes the Gateway Arch (see tip on that). It has a large park along the waterfront and one can go into the museum underground where one also gets to take an elevator to the top of the arch or watch movies. It includes the old courthouse (the green-domed white...

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  • Worlds of Fun

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kansas City Things to Do

    I don't even know where to begin. We planned this vacation over 3 months in advance and were very excited for my children's first experience to the park. I had over 25 people in my group with 9 campers staying at the village. The whole purpose of purchasing and reserving tickets and campsites in advance is to avoid hassle upon arrival. From the...

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  • Neighborhoods

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    St. Louis was once one of the largest cities in the country. Although the metropolitan area has more people than before, the city itself, though, has decline to about 1/3 of its height at about 1960. As a result, it has many old neighbourhoods but many of these have suffered much decay, with buildings in a state of falling down, overgrown with...

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  • Independence, Missouri

    Kansas City Things to Do

    This is located at 313 W. Pacific, just south of town It was constructed in 1852, and was a farm and way station for the Santa Fe Tail travelers. Bingham was an artist of fame about mid 1800's. Waggoner took over the farm and had a large mill and processing of grain business. The activity lasted until 1976. Entry cost is $5 and well worth the...

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  • Grant's Farm.

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    Grant's farm is an amazing place where the family can take an outdoor afternoon to walk around and enjoy the grounds. There are performing acts at certain stages along the way to enjoy. There are animal acts.The grounds also have petting areas, and farm animals to get with. You get around by taking a tram. Drop off in the main square near the horse...

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  • Fountains

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Kansas City likes to call itself the City of Fountains with over 200 man-made springs bursting forth when conditions allow. Certainly one of the most impressive is this fine fountain which dances and prances in front of the Union Station. Henry Bloch is one of the co-founders of H&R Block which was one of the nation’s leading tax preparing...

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  • Cathedral of St. Louis

    5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    Huge construction with a very beautiful interior, it put me thinking about the use or merit of copies: It’s clearly a recent work, following carefully the pattern of old churches, with a dominant Byzantine style. Beautiful? Yes. Rich? Sure. Does its value justify the costs? Who knows? I don’t.

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  • Swope Park

    Kansas City Things to Do

    I'm a big champion of Kansas City, but frankly, the zoo has gone down in quality over the past several decades. There are a fair number of animals but they are far, far apart. In other words, you have to walk hundreds of feet between many of the exhibits. This has really become more of a conservation effort than a zoo. In their efforts to give the...

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  • Riverboat Gambling

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    A cultural reference to most people in the entire world, this mythic river showed me the emptiness of downtown. Two closed boat (during the day), one in each side, were transformed in casinos, waiting for the nightly visitors. I crossed the bridge (which allows me to tell my friends that I travelled to Illinois by foot) and the other side was a...

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  • History Museum

    Kansas City Things to Do

    This was quite a pleasant experience for the museum to see the activity of money. The museum is free and is in the lobby of the Fed Reserve building. It seems small, but if you look at the exhibits and read the monuments, it will be about two hours tour. We enjoyed it thoroughly and you also can see the movement of money into bundles and stacking...

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  • Laclede's Landing

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    The old historical port was invaded by restaurants and bars, becoming the meeting point downtown. It’s a good preserving work, in a small area, which makes it easy to have a general look, and shortens the walk in the irregular cobblestone pavements. Of course, we had dinner there for a couple of times.

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  • Truman Sports Complex

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium is a unique experience around the NFL The Chiefs fans are fanatical supporters of their team, with almost the entire stadium dressing in Chiefs Red. The game itself is best described as a clash of gladiators trying to move into possession of the others territory. Only the team in control of the football may score.

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  • Other Museums

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    It’s, for sure, the craziest museum I ever saw, but it rivals with Science Museum, in London, as the liveliest. Imagination and freedom merge in the use of recycled materials, to compose a place that, more than a museum, is a meeting place and a Luna park. Adults playing like kids, kids playing like adults, and some learning opportunities...

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  • Westport

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kansas City Things to Do

    John McCoy established West Port along the Santa Fe Trail, three miles south of the Missouri River, in 1833. To supply West Port, he set up the riverside Westport Landing. Westport Landing would change into the Town of Kansas in 1838 and finally, Kansas City in 1850. Westport served as an outfitting station for pioneers heading out on the Oregon,...

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  • Missouri History Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    The exhibit on the 1904 World’s Fair also known as the Louisiana Purchase is terrific. The concept of this massive project and how it all came together is beautifully done. It was fun and exciting to see how this grew and became one of the most elegant and grand World’s Fairs, plus the impact it had on St. Louis for the future. Additionally, the...

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  • Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

    5 out of 5 stars

    Kansas City Things to Do

    Spectacular new performing arts center, opened in 2011 and bringing Kansas City audiences beautiful, dramatic, and architecturally significant spaces for their cultural institutions: the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Kansas City Ballet. (Visiting theatrical and musical groups also use one or other of the two...

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  • Kids Stuff

    Saint Louis Things to Do

    The City Museum is one of St. Louis' most interesting attractions. Local artists have taken recycled materials to create a museum out of the old Brown Shoe factory. The museum is more of a gigantic playground with slides and tunnels going every direction. Some tunnels even run underneath the floor. You may not think that you'll be able to make it...

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