MO Posted in Missouri September 15, 2016 by Vanessa Righeimer The 10 Most Underrated Places In Missouri That You Must Check Out These may not be the top recommended spots for out-of-state tourists, but sometimes the hidden gems you find off the beaten path are more exciting to experience. 1. The Pinnacles - Sturgeon Heath Cajandig/flickr MeryAnneR/TripAdvisor Take a hike through this unique Ozarkian geological formation. You may even come across some fossils! 2. Glore Psychiatric Museum - St. Joseph Missouri Division of Tourism/flickr Missouri Division of Tourism/flickr This psychiatric museum is not for the faint of heart. At one point in the exhibit, you'll come across hundreds of safety pins found in the stomach of a past patient. 3. Kauffman Memorial Garden - Kansas City Kauffman Memorial Garden/Facebook Kauffman Memorial Garden/Facebook The Kauffmans donated more to Kansas City than just the Royals. This beautiful garden is a short walk from the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum and both are free and open to the public. 4. The Space Museum - Bonne Terre The Space Museum/Facebook The Space Museum/Facebook The NASA headquarters in D.C. isn't the only place you can go to learn about our country's exploration of outer space. Just head on over to The Space Museum in Bonne Terre to view their world class collection of space suits, rocks and more. 5. Meramec Spring - St. James BritttheDem/TripAdvisor Ernie B/TripAdvisor We're lucky to live in a state that is home to so many beautiful springs. Meramec is the fifth largest spring in the state, so it is often overlooked in favor of other larger springs. 6. The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure - Branson Torri M./Yelp teena y./Yelp Butterflies are beautiful, but often rare to find and even more rare to catch. The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest is home to butterfly species from all over the world for guests to see and interact with. 7. Prairie State Park - Mindenmines Captain Mikey/TripAdvisor Bev R./TripAdvisor This state park offers easy trails to hike and see wild buffalo. 8. Leila's Hair Museum - Independence Leila's Hair Museum/Facebook Leila's Hair Museum/flickr A museum dedicated to wreaths crafted by human hair? A bit strange, but it could make for an interesting day trip. 9. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park - Columbia karenL/TripAdvisor marhuck/TripAdvisor Take a peek into Missouri's underworld by exploring the underground caves and springs and sinkholes found in this Columbia state park. 10. Cotton Belt Freight Depot - St. Louis Paul Sableman/flickr Paul Hohmann/flickr Recently listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this train depot now features beautiful murals and graffiti thoughout its walls. It also plays host to Artica, an annual outdoor arts festival. Have you been to all of these? If not, we suggest you take a trip this weekend!