Missouri

Missouri
Price point levels scaled for a 7-day visit for a couple and anchored on research and personal experiences.

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Language(s)

English

Currency

US Dollar

Reported for the US traveler with foreign countries rankings based on the US State Department's travel advisories.
Safety
Exercise Normal Precautions

Reported for three representative cities within the destination via Weather Spark.

Climate (°F)
Summer Avg. (°F) Winter Avg (°F)
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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Missouri is from September through November. The heat of summer cools off and the monsoon resides to an occasional drizzle. Temperatures vary in the range of 15 to 20 C and make the weather ideal to set off on an adventurous journey along the mountain trails and the lakes.

  • Autumn/Fall: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
  • Spring: March – May
  • Summer: June – August

Fun Facts

  • Missouri was the eastern starting point for the Pony Express
  • Missouri has thousands of caves earning it the nickname of the ‘Cave State’
  • The ice cream cone was invented at the Missouri World’s Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream
  • Missouri is the location of the first successful parachute jump, executed by Captain Albert Berry in March of 1912
  • Called the Brothel Law, it is illegal in Missouri for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling

Bucket-List Activities

  • Visit the historic Anheuser-Busch brewery (St. Louis)
  • Go spelunking in the caves at Onondaga Cave State Park (Leasburg)
  • Visit and play at the St Louis City Museum (St. Louis)
  • Hike and camp along the Ozark Trail (Leasburg)
  • Have a wine tasting at Les Bourgeois Vineyards (Rocheport)

Natural Wonders

  • Elephant Rocks State Park (Belleview)
  • Grand Gulf State Park (Koshkonong)
  • Mina Sauf Falls (Arcadia Township)
  • Clifty Creek Natural Bridge (Dixon)
  • Blue Springs (Kansas City)
  • Johnson’s Shut-Ins (Middle Brook)
  • Rocky Falls (Joplin)

Major Attractions

  • Gateway Arch (St. Louis)
  • Silver Dollar City (Branson)
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum (Hannibal)
  • Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Independence) 
  • Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City)

Native Foods

  • St. Louis-style pizza
  • Toasted ravioli
  • Gooey butter cake
  • Kansas City barbecue
  • Pork steaks
  • St Paul sandwich
  • St Louis-style ribs

Major Cities / Airports

The capital city of Missouri is Jefferson City.

Missouri has 9 major airports:

  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF)
  • Columbia Regional Airport (COU)
  • Branson Airport (BKG)
  • Joplin Regional Airport (JLN)
  • Kirksville Regional Airport (IRK)
  • Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport (TBN)
  • Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (CGI)
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