Were you one of those kids who used to lie down on the grass and gaze up at the sky on a starry night? Maybe you were hoping for a shooting star? Or perhaps you wondered if life existed beyond what we could see? Stargazing has always been popular in Missouri and for good reason. We have a lot of dark skies, from Echo Bluff State Park to Thousand Hills State Park, to spend an evening watching the stars. If you’ve never been to this park in Missouri, you might find it quickly becomes a favorite.

Have you been to this park in Missouri for stargazing? What did you think? Share your experience in the comments! For an adventure of a different kind, visit this little-known nature preserve in Missouri.

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