As the weekend dawns, do you want to do something fun and head out for a small trip with your gang? You don’t even have to take a long flight and spend a fortune for a nice weekend in your own state. Missouri, a Midwestern state tucked between Kansas and Kentucky, has a wide range of options, from nature to history to nightlife on offer, which makes it such a popular destination among the hip younger crowd. If you have a nice little vacation to plan, head to one of these exciting destinations for your weekend fix.
St. Louis Gateway Arch
Located in Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, the St Louis Gateway, the symbolic Gateway to the West is an iconic structure which visually defines St. Louis and is visible from all over the city. It is what welcomes you to St. Louis from afar while you are driving on the surrounding highway. Take the elevator to the viewing platform at the top and enjoy stunning panoramic view from 630 feet. You can click some of the most mind-blowing pictures with your gang here.
National World War I Museum and Memorial
If you have a cool group of history buffs the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is where you must head to. Get a glimpse of the rich American history and learn about the World War I and its corresponding events at this beautiful museum which boasts of some of the rarest artifacts from history.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
120 North Main, Hannibal, Missouri, or as it is known as Mark Twain’s home to literature lovers from all over the world, is a popular tourist spot, especially among young students. This two-story home where Twain lived with his family between the ages of seven to eighteen, is a must visit if you are in this state. The two adjoining buildings next to it has been restored to a museum which contains precious Twain memorabilia, such as first editions of his books, original manuscripts, photos and the desk where he sat while he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
This is a heaven for adventure and history lovers alike as the Silver Dollar City in Branson combines a major theme park with a cultural preservation theme. Enjoy exciting rides and attractions such as live demonstration of basket weaving, pottery, candle making, glassblowing, blacksmithing, candy making etc. There are a number of shops, restaurants and live shows as well. Make sure you pop by the mining town of Marvel Cave as well.
Lake of the Ozarks
There is perhaps nothing more relaxing than a nice guys weekend at Lake of the Ozarks, lazing around in your pjs, drinking margaritas, maybe watching a few movies and soaking in the beauty of nature. Located in the northern part of the Ozark Mountains of central Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks offers some breathtaking views of nature and exciting watersports options. Hop on a water taxi or rent a boat and spend some quality time with your gang on the water for a fun weekend trip.
Book yourself an exciting tour with your friends this weekend and unwind as you explore the beautiful state of Missouri.