Missouri June 16, 2015
Here Are 10 Unique Day Trips In Missouri That Are An Absolute Must-Do
There’s nothing like a little adventure to get you away from the humdrums of day-to-day life. But who has time for a week-long vacation everytime you want to get away? Never fear: Missouri offers a plethora of destinations with fascinating, fun and delicious attractions that you can enjoy within a day’s time. Here’s just a sampling of great places for day trippin’!
1. Lederhosen, anyone? It's got to be Hermann!
Hermann Mo is a chamring German town, famous for its Oktoberfest, patterned after those in Munich. It also boasts wineries, great architecture and restaurants throughout the year.
2. All aboard for Branson!
Branson is the place for old-fashioned fun. Take the 40-mile roundtrip scenice railway. Or enjoy Silver Dollar City amusement park or great country music acts.
3. Smells great - we must be in Kansas City!
Kansas City is famous for being 'cue capital of the Midwest. Gotta try it! Plus there's a lot of great city attractions, such as the Plaza and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
4. Not bad for a golf course - Lake of the Ozarks
Vsit lovely Lake of the Ozarks for fun in the sun - swimming, boating and of course golf. There are many scenic courses here.
5. St. Louis sparkles
The Lantern Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden is just one of many exciting things you can experience in St. Louis this summer, along with the world-famous zoo, the City Museum and so much more!
6. Veranda Row in St. Charles
Historic St. Charles -- Missouri's first capital -- is delightful for history lovers. And complete with cobblestone streets!
7. M-I-Z-Z-O-U! Columbia
The state's pride and joy - Mizzou and the Tigers - are in charming Columbia. Visit for a football game or to stroll the beautiful campus or downtown.
8. Beautiful AND spooky at the same time - Meremac Caverns
Very surreal and enticing. the caverns make for a great tour. Watch out for the bats!
9. Explore Tom Sawyer's stomping grounds: Hannibal
Mark Twain's hometown lets you relive the life and times of Tom Sawyer. Also make sure to see this charming lighthouse on the Mississippi!
10. Magnificent Bonne Terre Mine
A diver's paradise, Bonne Terre's famous mine is lovely and historic.
So when you have a day to play, venture to these Missouri hot spots! What’s your favorite Show-Me day trip destination?