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Cultural Guide

Missouri (MO) – "The Show Me State "

Time Zone:

Central Standard Time (CST)



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Famous For:

Missouri is the native state of Mark Twain. Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Missouri is also known as "The Cave State" with over 6000 recorded caves. Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States who was born in Missouri.

Major Cities:

Kansas City, Saint Louis

National Parks:
  • Mark Twain State Park
  • Big Oak Tree State Park
Must do while there:

In St. Louis take a 630-foot ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City. Then stop by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial to get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition. One of the city's many free attractions, the Saint Louis Zoo has been recognized as one of the nation's leading zoological parks. Take a ride on the Emerson Zooline Railroad and get a guided tour of some of the most exciting animal exhibits in the park. Enjoy a fusion of sculpture and landscape architecture at Citygarden, an urban oasis featuring works of modern and contemporary art, native plants, six rain gardens and a café. See what's new at the St. Louis Science Center. Find out what it's like to venture out into the wild, journey under the sea or fly high up in the air at the four-story Omnimax Theater, a film experience unlike any other.

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