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Welcome to Missouri — The State of Caves

Missouri is a beautiful combination of prairie grasses, tall mountain ranges, and cloistered caves. The “Cave State” has more than 7,300 caves and You could spend a lifetime traversing the various springs, caves, and lakes. Visit the Gateway Arch park in St. Louis or the fountains of Kansas City. In between these two large cities lies an outdoor adventure lovers dream, from gentle lakes to the rough terrain of the Ozark Mountain Range. It’s also perfect if you’ve ever wanted to visit the farms of the heartland to get (literally) lost in a corn maze or pick your own vegetables. Missouri destinations include everything from vibrant downtown cities to country towns to corn fields and mountain caves.

Capital: Jefferson City
Largest City: Kansas City
Area: 69,704 mi square miles
Major Rivers: Grand, Mississippi, Missouri, Osage
Elevation: 230 ft at St. Francis River to 1,772 ft at Taum Sauk Mountain.
Bird: Bluebird
Flower: Hawthorn
Tree: Dogwood
Motto: The Welfare of the People Shall be the Supreme Law
Song: “Missouri Waltz”

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

The Missouri Ozarks offer more than just a history lesson— bubbling springs, lush forests, high cliffs, caves, and rivers traverse the St. Francois Mountains. Want to plan a weekend trip? The Ozarks are a great getaway from either St. Louis or Kansas City. The only real difference is…

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