What are your ideas for things to see and do in Missouri? This is actually inspired by Rick in another post. I was replying, but figured it would make a good thread of its own.
Mine (off the top of my head of things I have done):
Negro League Baseball Museum (KC)
Gates BBQ (KC)
Fall Boathouse rental table rock lake
Caving (all over the state)
Washington Area Wineries
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Floating on the Meramec
Missouri History Museum
Broadway in Cape Girardeau MO
Table Rock Lake
Going to all the places James Baughn writes about! I never realized that Missouri had so many interesting places to visit and see.
Ozark Scenic Riverways
Crown Winery, and the Champagne House, Famington
Anywhere around Eminence
Trail of Tears State Park
McCormick Distillery Weston, MO
Pony Express Museum St. Joseph, MO
The ozarks alone can keep people busy a summer.
7 year old grandson's soccer practice at Laurel Park?
Lumbr, I've been meaning to go to the transportation museum for quite some time. Last chance was trumped by Warrenton to buy shoes at the outlet center.
Rural Missouri, published monthly by the electric coops does a "voted best" for eats and day trips.
We visted a restraunt a few years ago that was voted tops. Bailey Joe's in Ironton was worth the drive and of course the elephant rocks and the civil war museum along with fall foilage made for a great day.
Here close to Cape, I have delighted some of my friends with a short drive to the Block Hole and following the old federal road that James covered in his blog a while back. If you have read anything of The Allenville Kids website, you can see his passion along the way. You can see where James Hilderbrand claims to have routed a union supply train and see the only reminder left in a sign that says Round Pond Rd.
Don't take anything fancy to entertain me. :)
And lastly may I say, it is amazing how folks from out state come to vist us and find things of such interest, [things right here in our own backyard to speak] that we never notice.
Thanks for creating the thread!
I know, Real-ist, it looks awful and has looked that way for a while now. I spend my time there on the hiking trails which are beautiful, and only 15 minutes from my front door!
I forget the name of it but there is a famous Catholic Church in St Louis that is famouse for it's mosaics. It is really worth seeing. Pretty amazing.
That is the St. Louis Basilica. It is on Linden, near Forest Park.
The Old Cathedral downtown is worth a visit, too. There is also the Fox Theatre, and Powell Hall, both on North Grand Avenue, worth a visit. You can see the massive Church at St. Louis University, and the Rock Church, while in the area.
Make that "It is on Lindell" and I will agree with you. (Danged contrary keyboards) I was there a couple of weeks ago showing a visitor from Holland around. I believe there are more mosaics there than in any other single building in the world. But I would need to check that as a fact. Whatever there are a lot of them and it is an interesting see for free.
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