Missouri’s got quite a few jaw-dropping hidden gems, including Bonne Terre Mine. The historic former lead mine has beckoned visitors with perhaps the best boat ride in Missouri. Deep below the ground, the former mine is also home to the world’s largest freshwater scuba diving spot in the world. Whether you’re visiting for a Missouri boat ride or to go scuba diving, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure at Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri. Let’s dive deep into one of the best things to do in Missouri.

See what it’s like to dive deep into the waters of the mine :

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What are the strangest roadside attractions in Missouri?

The strangest roadside attractions in Missouri include:

  • Boathenge. This is a replica of Stonehenge that is entirely made out of boats. You’ll find it in the town of Easley.
  • Metal Dinosaur. This is a dinosaur made out of scrap metal and there’s also a metal warrior with a horned helmet and a bow and arrow hunting it.
  • The Awakening. This is a metal sculpture of a giant either clawing his way out of or sinking into the earth.
  • Castle Northmoor. Located in Kansas City, this strange castle has a tower with stone bear heads and oil paintings of knights.

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What are the coolest underrated attractions in Missouri?

The coolest underrated attractions in Missouri include:

  • The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. This is the biggest collection of antique toys in the nation and is a wonderful place for nostalgia.
  • Seal Life. This aquarium in Kansas city has over 30 exhibits where you can learn about and interact with all manner of marine life.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum. Come see the place where the “Little House on the Prairie” books were written.
  • Lone Elk Park. If you enjoy wildlife, come here to see elk, deer, wild turkeys, bison, and much more. 

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What are the coolest hidden attractions in Missouri?

The coolest hidden attractions in Missouri include:

  • Painted Rock Conservation Area. You’ll need to do a bit of a hike to get here, but the views are well worth it.
  • McBaine Burr Oak. This gigantic and magnificent old oak tree is over 300 years old and is the oldest living tree in Missouri.
  • Hickory Canyons Natural Area. Located near Ste. Genevieve, this area has several trails with beautiful waterfalls along the way.
  • Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Few things are as serene and lovely as a well-manicured Japanese garden and this one is no exception.

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