This Weekend Road Trip Will Lead You To Some Of Missouri’s Most Beautiful Natural Scenery

Road trip! Who’s up for exploring some of Missouri’s beautiful natural scenery? This road trip, which you can do in a weekend or longer if you prefer, begins in Joplin and will take you to just a few of the most beautiful destinations in the state. If you decide to follow the road trip as it is, you’ll journey 579 miles with nearly 10 hours of drive time. (Don’t forget to add in all the time you’ll need to explore at each destination.)

Click here for the Google Maps for this road trip.

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:

What other destinations would you add to this road trip? Let us know in the comments! For a quick morning or afternoon trip, follow this one-mile trail to Hickory Canyon Waterfall.

Address: Grand Falls Blvd, Joplin, MO 64804, USA
Address: 4872 N Farm Rd 125, Springfield, MO 65803, USA
Address: 26250 MO-64A, Lebanon, MO 65536, USA
Address: 330 Commerce Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109, USA
Address: 8945 Co Rte 431, New Bloomfield, MO 65063, USA
Address: 1505 Peabody Rd, Columbia, MO 65202, USA
Address: Kansas City, MO 64112, USA