12 Unforgettable Missouri Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year

Three cheers for a new year! Let’s make this our best year yet, the year we get out and explore our beloved Missouri. These 12 amazing Missouri day trips – one for each month of the year – promise an abundance of fun for the whole family. (Each day trip links to more information to help you plan your year.)

Note: Remember to contact the attraction featured in the day trip, before hitting the road, to check for current hours, prices (if applicable), and to ensure it is still open.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Do you agree that these are the best day trips in Missouri? Let us know in the comments! Love waterfalls? You’ll definitely love this road trip to the best waterfalls in Missouri.

Address: 17409 Hidden Valley Dr, Eureka, MO 63025, USA
Address: 1945 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616, USA
Address: 501 N Wildwood Dr, Branson, MO 65616, USA
Address: 15193 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA
Address: 1565 N Kingshighway St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA
Address: 11101 Pittenger Rd, Grandview, MO 64030, USA
Address: 106 Olive St, Van Buren, MO 63965, USA
Address: Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch, 650 N Jefferson St, Kearney, MO 64060, USA
Address: Mina Sauk Falls, Arcadia Township, MO 63650, USA
Address: Silver Dollar City, Sunset Cove Township, MO, USA
Address: 5300 Fox Creek Rd, Pacific, MO 63069, USA
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Best Day Trips In Missouri

December 17, 2021

What are some of the best things to do in Missouri?

We have so many things to do in Missouri that we can never really get bored unless we want to be bored. From scenic hiking trails to one-of-a-kind museums, Missouri boasts so much to do. For perhaps the most unique adventure in Missouri, plan a visit to Uranus a small “town” that’s filled with whimsy. Visit the Uranus Sideshow Museum and the Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store. Just expect the unexpected, and you’ll have a ton of fun. For an enchanting glimpse into the past, on the other hand, plan a day trip to the four remaining covered bridges in Missouri. The Saint Louis Zoo, named one of the best in the U.S., is also one of the best places to visit in Missouri.

Are there any hidden gems in Missouri?

We have so many hidden gems in Missouri that we could spend a lifetime exploring them all. You can even create an entire road trip dedicated to exploring hidden gems, including Cave Vineyard in Ste. Genevieve. The unique vineyard offers wine tastings. Buy some wine and food to go with it then stroll down to the cave that’s dotted with tables and chairs for a unique dining experience. Lone Elk Park in Valley Park is perfect if you love animals – especially elk. The park offers both a driving and several hiking trails. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia leads to a natural bridge, and The Mine at Bonne Terre features the biggest scuba diving facility in the world.

What are some fun things to do outdoors in Missouri?

How’s your bucket list looking these days? Have you added any fun things to do outdoors in Missouri lately? If not, you might want to consider adding Oceans of Fun in Kansas City. (It’s the waterpark at Worlds of Fun.) It just so happens to be home to the world’s mat racing waterslide. Adventure always awaits on the many hiking trails that crisscross Missouri, and you can never go wrong with an old-fashioned camping trip. Glamping’s pretty popular in Missouri, too, with such popular glampgrounds as Glamping St. Louis.

Address: 17409 Hidden Valley Dr, Eureka, MO 63025, USA
Address: 1945 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616, USA
Address: 501 N Wildwood Dr, Branson, MO 65616, USA
Address: 15193 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA
Address: 1565 N Kingshighway St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA
Address: 11101 Pittenger Rd, Grandview, MO 64030, USA
Address: 106 Olive St, Van Buren, MO 63965, USA
Address: Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch, 650 N Jefferson St, Kearney, MO 64060, USA
Address: Mina Sauk Falls, Arcadia Township, MO 63650, USA
Address: Silver Dollar City, Sunset Cove Township, MO, USA
Address: 5300 Fox Creek Rd, Pacific, MO 63069, USA