MO Posted in Missouri July 04, 2016 by Stephanie Zeilenga 14 Unforgettable Tours Everyone in Missouri Should Take At Least Once Get your bucket list out, because you’re going to want to add a few things once you see these incredible tours to take all around Missouri. 1. Missouri Penitentiary – Jefferson City Jon Dickson/Flickr Visit this 1836 prison, named the “bloodiest 47 acres in America” by Time magazine. Tours include the prison grounds and dungeon, as well as cells of famous inmates. If you're up for a spook, consider the paranormal tour. 2. Daniel Boone House – Defiance Kbh3rd/Wikimedia Commons Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Defiance, tours of Boone's home and estate give visitors a taste for life on the Missouri frontier. 3. Amish Community – Jamesport Shinya Suzuki/Flickr Take a step back in time with a tour of the Amish community in Jamesport. You'll see Amish farmlands, homes, shops and the school as you learn about this religious group's customs and lifestyle. 4. Bingham-Waggoner Estate – Independence Brent Schondelmeyer/Flickr See how the other half lived in the 19th century. This graceful home was built in 1852 and owned by famed Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham. 5. Anheuser-Busch Brewery – St. Louis Tom Bastin/Flickr Get a peek behind the scenes at one of the nation's biggest and oldest breweries. Bonus: Free beer! 6. Warm Springs Ranch – Boonville Jonathan Steffens/Flickr Speaking of Budweiser, you must visit Warm Springs Ranch, where the brewery's famous Clydesdales are bred. (Do we even need to mention the free beer again?) 7. Shatto Milk Company – Osborn katesheets/Flickr Tours of this small, family-owned dairy include the dairy and bottling facilities. The farm is committed to providing the freshest milk possible. 8. Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn – Boonville Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr When it closed in 1978, it was the oldest continually operated county jail in the state. Tours provide a fascinating look at a crueler time in our history. 9. Lake Ozark Helicopters – Lake Ozark Missouri Division of Tourism/Flickr Savor the beauty of the lake from above. Lake Ozark Helictopers offer six unique tours of the area, including one that gives a bird-eye view of Ha Ha Tonka State Park. 10. Stone Hill Winery – Hermann DMangus/Flickr Learn more about our state's most fun industry—winemaking! Stone Hill offers daily tours that end in a wine tasting. 11. Harry S. Truman National Historic Site – Independence Missouri Division of Tourism/Flickr Tour the former president's home to learn about his personal life and family. 12. Endangered Wolf Center – Eureka U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr See majestic canids up close and personal, and learn about how the center is helping to save the species. 13. Governor's Mansion – Jefferson City JeromeG111/Flickr Learn about the state's history and get an inside glimpse of how our governor lives. 14. Cathedral Basilica – St. Louis Thomas Hawk/Flickr You're going to have to pick your jaw off the ground after stepping inside this stunning worship space, covered in glittering mosaics. Regular tours available. For more tourism fun around the state, check out our lists of Missouri beaches and water parks, and you’re definitely going to want to check out this great summer day trip.