Missouri has the 7th largest population of Amish people in the country, and has experienced a huge increase in new settlements in the last 15 years, with orders migrating from other states. Although the Amish population is growing and can be found in small orders sprinkled around the state, these are the six most tourist-friendly, with Jamesport relying heavily on Amish-related tourism.
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If you visit these areas, out of respect for Amish culture, you need to dress a bit more conservatively (show less skin), there is no business done on Sundays, and make sure to watch out for horse-drawn buggies when driving. Have you been to any of these communities? What was your experience? Share in the comments below.
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