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Missouri, the twenty-first largest state in the USA, also famous as "Cave State" and “Mother of the West", nicknamed ‘Show Me State’ isa pulchritudinous tourist destination. With a humid continental climate, it abounds with striking natural attractions—waterfalls, caves, state parks, gardens, valleys, etc. Plus, it has unique foods and drinks to tantalize the taste buds of tourists. The adventurous activities commonly practiced here include kayaking, canoeing, floating, horseback riding and hiking. Various types of vacation home rentals in Missouri for the accommodation of tourists include villas, cottages, condos, cabins, chalets and apartments.

Why Visit Missouri?

Missouri is the chief hub of natural wonders, adventures and dining and shopping options. So, it is an ideal vacation destination for those, who are nature lovers and like to indulge in outdoor activities.

Things to Visit in Missouri

The popularity of Missouri is not confined to the US but also the world over. The chief attractions that have compelled tourists to include this destination in their bucket lists include the following:

Springfield: This is a charming city in Missouri with Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and Close Memorial Park. Besides, it has playgrounds, walking trails and gardens. The Fantastic Caverns is another interesting site located near this city. In addition, there are cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. for the refreshment of tourists. All in all, tourists can have a great time here.

Lake of the Ozarks: Known to have been made in 1931 through an impoundment of the Osage River, this lake is one of the best attractions in the state. It has top-class resorts, campgrounds and golf courses. There are plenty of water activities for tourists to enjoy—swimming, fishing and boating. 

Forest Park: Spread over the 1,300 acres of land, this park is the most beautiful park in the world. It has gardens, ponds and many trees. Besides, it also accommodates top cultural attractions—the St. Louis Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum and the St. Louis Zoo.

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum: This is a very large museum that throws light on the career of Truman and US history. Many artistic and historic objects are kept in it for the viewing of tourists. In addition, it also houses many possessions and original furnishings of the Truman family. 

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: As one of the most beautiful cultural attractions in the city of Kansas, it has a wide range of collections from all over the world. But, its main emphasis is on East Asian art. A sculpture garden exists on its ground, which is a chief source of attractions to tourists. No admission fee is charged from tourists entering this museum.

Beaches near Missouri

Beaches are the best places for tourists to enjoy summertime vacations. Although there are many beaches in Missouri, those that are well-furnished with the modern amenities include the following:

Spalding Beach: Located in Northeast Missouri, this is one of the largest beaches in the area. It is a perfect place for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking. Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. Besides, pets are not allowed.

Castlewood State Park: Lying at a distance of 25 miles from St. Louis, this is a wonderful recreational area with many activities—picnicking, camping, fishing and hiking. In comparison to other beaches, it is a bit rockier. Since it is prone to strong undertow, tourists are advised to be careful while wading into the water.

Moonshine Beach: Located on the shores of Table Rock Lake, this is a popular sandy swimming beach. It is furnished with a picnic area, boat ramp and volleyball court. Scuba diving is the most enjoyable activity here. It is a highly spacious beach, surrounded by hickory trees and oaks.

Monsanto Lake Beach: This is an ideal beach those, who love sunbathing. It has picnic tables, volleyball nets and grills to enable tourists to enjoy an exciting vacation. Scuba diving is a common activity in this region.

Best Time to Visit Missouri

Basically, there are two best times to visit Missouri—from April 16thto June 17th and from August 13thto November 4th. During these months the weather remains moderate and there is the least chance of snowfall and rainfall. As a result, tourists can enjoy a vacation without any natural vagaries.

How to Visit Missouri?

Both national and international tourists can easily visit Missouri without much hustle and hustle. The chief airports located here include Columbia Regional Airport, Springfield-Branson National Airport, St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. In addition, the local means of transportation includes buses, cars, trains and trams.

Vacation Home Rentals in Missouri

Find American Rentals, one of the best Missouri vacation rentals by owner, provides no-booking-fee vacation rentals to tourists at affordable prices. These rentals are furnished with all the modern facilities and amenities to make tourists’ lives comfortable and luxurious.