Missouri has many great small towns throughout the state. With 80% of the state’s population situated around both the Kansas City and St. Louis metro areas, it’s easy to overlook all the little towns in between. Luckily, we have picked out 10 underrated towns throughout Missouri that deserve a second look. So whether you’re looking for great outdoor activities, historically important buildings, or small town wonders these towns have something for you! If you find yourself coming up on these Missouri gems on your next road trip, stop for a well-deserved visit.

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Have you visited any of these underrated Missouri towns? Tell us what your favorite things about the towns on our list in the comments below.

Looking for more Missouri towns to visit? Check out these 15 slow paced small towns in Missouri where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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