Short URL: https://tnot.es/usMO
Missouri Travel and Tourism on Travel Notes
Find Missouri Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Missouri.
Also known as the Show Me State, after Representative Willard Van
Diver was credited with the famous expression "I'm from Missouri, you've got to show
The state capital of Missouri is Jefferson City.
About Missouri - Missouri Weather:
Find out more about Missouri before you travel there.
Saint Louis was founded as a trading post, below the confluence of
the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers, by the French fur trader Pierre Laclede.
Saint Louis was the starting point for the Lewis and Clarke
Expedition, and the opening of the West; the towering Gateway Arch symbolises this, at the
museum of westward expansion.
Journals of Lewis and Clarke:
From 1804 to 1806, Meriwether Lewis, accompanied by co-captain William Clark, the Shoshone
guide Sacajawea, and thirty-two men, made the first trek across the Louisiana Purchase,
mapping the rivers as he went; tracing the principal waterways to the sea, and
establishing the American claim to the territories of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
Gateway Riverboat Cruises give you the chance to view St. Louis from
the Mississippi River.
Back on dry land you can visit the Old Courthouse and St. Louis'
oldest church; the Old Cathedral.
The cobble stone Laclede's Landing area has a number of restaurants,
bars and a Video Game Museum.
For lovers of the 'offbeat' the dog museum, giant teeth, and a hall of
fame dedicated to bowling top the hit parade of unusual attractions in St. Louis.
The official St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission web site.
St. Louis is famous for its thousand one-of-a-kind restaurants. So grab a knife and fork,
take a seat and hold on to your taste buds.
St. Louis History:
French and Spanish before American -- and before European explorers travelled the river,
the land was home to the Mississippians; a mighty Indian civilisation of mound builders.
There's so much to see and do in St. Louis, here are just 25 of the hundreds of ways you
can explore St. Louis for yourself.
Missouri is named after the Missouri River, an
Algonquian name for a group that lived near the mouth of the river.
States neighbouring Missouri are: Oklahoma,
Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa,
Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas.
Public office serving the citizens of Missouri state.
The Pony Express National Museum:
On April 3, 1860, a lone rider left on horseback from the gates of the Pikes Peak
Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri. The riders travelled 2,000 miles west to Sacramento,
California. These brave young souls raced against natures cruel elements and rugged
terrain in an attempt to unite a country separated by distance. Today the stables continue
to stand as a tribute to the legend and legacy of the Pony Express and its enduring era.
On the Mississippi River, 100 miles north of St Louis, Hannibal is
the boyhood home of Mark
The Missouri community was used as the setting for The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer (1876) and The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum houses many of the authors
first editions, and one of his famous white suits.
Branson is the modern home of country, comedy and a variety shows;
a cross between Nashville and Vegas, where The Osmonds are still going strong in their own
Have no fear, the Ozarks are nearby.
Special events throughout the year provide visitors with a tremendous opportunity to
experience the best of the Branson/Lakes Area. For personal assistance in Branson, stop by
the official Welcome Center at 269 State Highway 248.
Branson 4 Kids:
Provides information on Branson Missouri shows, attractions, activities, hotels, and
savings for families with children.
Branson Scenic Railway:
Experience the luxury of rail travel from yesteryear on this 40-mile roundtrip excursion
through Ozark foothills and tunnels and learn the history of the area as you cross bridges
Activities in Branson change frequently. It is possible to visit Branson several times in
a year and experience different activities.
Ride The Ducks:
You'll have a quacking good time on this scenic tour of Branson with a difference --
aboard an amphibious Duck. Every sightseeing adventure includes about 20 minutes afloat on
beautiful Table Rock Lake - a scenic, natural, Ozark treasure.
The area of Jefferson City was explored by members of the Lewis
and Clark expedition in 1804, but permanent white settlement did not occur until 1821.
As it's the capital of Missouri State, you'll no doubt want to visit
the State Capitol, which contains noted murals by Thomas Hart Benton and Sir Frank
Brangwyn. The large Fountain of Centaurs was designed by Adolph A. Weinman.
South-east of Jefferson City is the Lake of the Ozarks.
Independence, east of Kansas City, was once the starting point for
those going west on the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails.
President Harry S. Truman lived in Independence and the Harry S.
Truman Library and Museum contains his personal papers.
The city is also the world headquarters for the Reorganised Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a branch of Mormonism.
In 1821, the year Missouri was admitted to the Union, a Frenchman
from St. Louis, Francois Chouteau, made his way up the Missouri River and established a
trading post here.
After the 1826 flood, he rebuilt on higher ground; at the foot of what
is now Troost Avenue.
Learn about the City of Kansas City, Mo., government and how its leaders impact you.
The Kansas City Star:
The metropolitan area's leading destination for
breaking news, video, sports,
entertainment, classifieds, shopping and maps.
The official site of the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association.
AC Hotel Kansas City Westport: Kansas City, Missouri.
560 Westport Road.
AC Hotel Kansas City Westport.
Tucked away in Kansas City's historic Westport district, the hotel surrounds you with old world
hospitality and modern amenities; with easy access to some of the city's best shopping and
Enter the lobby and you'll be enchanted by the rich, hand-crafted oak and
brass trim, spectacular marble floors and even a crackling fire.
Add a Business Listing - Add a Destination Guide - Add a Place to Stay.
If you find Travel Notes useful, please take a moment to like us on
Facebook and share with your friends on social media.
North America Index -
North America Tourism -
North America Websites.