Nature July 02, 2016
12 Unbelievable Missouri Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight… No Hiking Required
The sound of rushing water, spray fracturing the sunlight into tiny rainbows … it’s no wonder we love waterfalls. Thankfully, you don’t always have to go on a miles-long hike to see one.
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1. Brush Creek waterfall – Kansas City, Mo.
On the southern end of Theis Park, you’ll find this beauty, located just behind William Volker Memorial Fountain.
2. Climatron waterfall – St. Louis, Mo.
Head to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron for a glimpse of tropical paradise, including, of course, this gorgeous waterfall.
3. Stephens Lake Park waterfall – Columbia, Mo.
These waterfalls were added to the park in 2009—good thing, too, since they’re a stunning feature!
4. Waterfall Park – Independence, Mo.
This park, next to Bass Pro Shops, features a great playground, a scenic lake and a don’t-miss waterfall.
5. Rock and Waterfall Garden at Powell Gardens – Kingsville, Mo.
There’s a lot of beauty to take in at Powell Gardens, but the Rock and Waterfall Garden is one of our favorites!
6. Silver Dollar City waterfall – Branson, Mo.
In between screaming your lungs out on the rides, be sure to check out this beauty.
7. Falls Recreation Center waterfall – O’Fallon, Mo.
If your golf game doesn’t include a picturesque waterfall, you’re missing out. This one is located on the Falls Golf Club in O’Fallon.
8. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Gardens waterfall – Springfield, Mo.
Japanese gardens are all beautiful, and this one’s no different. This waterfall adds to the soothing atmosphere.
9. City Garden Falls – St. Louis, Mo.
A natural oasis in the heart of downtown, Citygarden features a 40-foot waterfall made of native limestone.
10. Bass Pro Shops waterfall – Springfield, Mo.
You don’t even need to be outside to appreciate this one! Located inside Springfield’s Bass Pro Shops, this waterfall was designed to mimic the beauty of the great outdoors.
11. Westin Crown Center waterfall - Kansas City, Mo.
Here’s another indoor option. This one’s located in Kansas City’s Westin Crown Center.
12. The Cascades in Forest Park – St. Louis, Mo.
Forest Park’s 75-foot waterfall was named for the World’s Fair Cascades that on Art Hill during the 1904 fair.
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ultimate Missouri waterfall road trip!