10 Underrated Missouri Towns That Deserve A Second Look

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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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.