9 Epic Adventures Every Missourian Must Take Before They Die
Let’s go on an adventure today, Missouri! How lucky are we to live in a state with so many amazing things to see and to do? We really can’t suffer from boredom unless we try
really hard. After all, Missouri’s got something for everyone — from the daredevils to the casual adventurer and everyone in between. Today, let’s take a look at some of the most epic adventures we can — and should all — take at least one time in our lives.
1. Marvel Cave — Branson
Journey 300 feet below the ground at Marvel Cave, the masterpiece of Silver Dollar City. The hour-long tour will give you an up-close view of the limestone cave, including the massive Cathedral Room and the Lost River Canyon. But, be prepared. You will have to climb 600 stairs during the tour.
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2. Amp Up Action Park — St. Louis
Get ready for a day of action-packed excitement at Amp Up Action Park. The brand-new facility boasts a full menu of activities — from indoor go-karting and a ropes challenge course to laser tag and air hockey. Or, kick back and relax with a delicious meal at the Filling Station and Trackside Tavern while the kids play.
3. Promised Land Zoo — Branson
So, you might be scratching your head, wondering
a zoo is on a list of adventures? Well, Promised Land Zoo boasts a spectacular adventure park, where you can go on a safari and feed a giraffe. Of course, you can also visit all the critters who call the zoo home.
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4. Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours — Walnut Shade
Get a bird’s eye view of Wolfe Creek Preserve as you zip through the trees on a zip line. Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours promises an action-packed day of excitement. The Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Express just might take your breath away. In fact, you’ll zip along the park’s longest zip line before freefalling from a platform. The park also features three canopy zipline tours.
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5. Hawn State Park — Genevieve
Seasoned hikers, this one’s for you! Hawn State Park’s Whispering Pines Trail spans 9.75 miles and features two loops. During the vigorous hike, you’ll pass such natural beauties as the River Aux Vases, Pickle Creek, and even a few small waterfalls. Cross footbridges. And, at the end, enjoy picture-perfect views of the park from the top of the trail.
6. Maramec Spring Park — St. James
Ready for a relaxing adventure? Then, set your GPS to take you to Maramec Spring Park, home to Maramec Spring, the fifth largest spring in Missouri. Stroll around the blue water of the spring and watch the fish peacefully swim. (Fishing and swimming in the spring are prohibited, although you can fish in the park’s streams.) The park also features a picturesque, man-made waterfall, a perfect backdrop for photos.
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7. Meramec Farm — Bourbon
Embark on a horseback riding adventure along the upper Meramec River at Meramec Farm. And, if you’ve never been horseback riding, you don’t have to worry. The staff at Meramec Farm will provide you with the training you need for a fun ride through the countryside. Meramec Farm offers horseback riding by the hour. Or, you can spend the whole day riding at the farm.
8. Fritz’s Adventure — Branson
Always dreamed of going skydiving, but not really all that keen on actually jumping out of a plane? Then, Fritz’s Adventure is for
. The adventure park boasts an 80,000 square foot facility, brimming with fun activities — from underground tunnels to a ropes course. But, if you really want to skydive, head outdoors to the outdoor vertical wind tunnel. Before you fly, however, you’ll complete a mini flight school.
9. Floating Treetops Aerial Park — Leasburg
Play among the trees at Floating Treetops Aerial Park, a picture-perfect adventure for those seven and older. The treetop adventure park features an obstacle course that’s sure to challenge you as you tiptoe over tightropes, swing with the monkey rings, and climb up cargo nets.
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What other epic adventures in Missouri would you add to this list? Join the conversation in the comments! Then,
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