Missouri: Unlikely Vacation

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As far as summer vacations go, the 24th state in the Union usually doesn’t rank too high on the list of places to go. Despite this, Missouri can be a new and exciting adventure, as well as a relaxing and comfortable destination.

Perhaps the most famous spot in Missouri is the St. Louis Arch, known as the Gateway to the West. This towering arch is 630 feet tall, the highest monument in the United States.

Missouri has many beautiful cities and towns where you can slow down and enjoy a lovely season in the center of America. Audrain County is especially nice, located along the Missouri River, and St. Louis, of course, is a major attraction, as is the capital city of Jackson, Missouri.

The Missouri River itself is a treasure trove of history. Its easy for travellers and tourists to take a step back two centuries and experience 1800s Missouri by taking a trip on one of the traditional riverboats that makes excursions on the river.

The Civil War left several historic battle sites in Missouri, such as Lexington, Wilson’s Creek, and others. In addition, Missouri was the playground of the Jesse James’ gang in the 1860s and 1870s. Taking a tour of James’ Gang sites can be an exciting trip, especially the family farm in Kearney where the infamous outlaw grew up.

Don’t let Missouri fool you: it’s a one-of-a-kind destination waiting to be explored. And unlike far off exotic vacation spots, it’s readily accessible!

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