Missouri April 01, 2017
Here Are 11 Reasons Missouri Will Never Be More Than A Flyover State
Us Missourians are getting sick and tired of having to defend why we love living here so much. It may not be New York City or Los Angeles, but we like it that way. Instead of trying to woo outsiders into visiting, perhaps we can turn them away and keep this hidden gem of a state all to ourselves. With that being said, here are 11 reasons why Missouri will never be more than just a flyover state.
1. Missouri lacks natural beauty.
Forget about the 56 state parks. This place is absolutely atrocious when it comes to natural green spaces.
2. No one of importance came out of Missouri.
Yeah, besides Mark Twain, President Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney or Yogi Berra. Also, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Chuck Berry and Maya Angelou. Other than that, we're not the hometown of anyone cool or famous.
3. Even famous musicians don't want to come here.
Ignore Bruce Springsteen. He must have made a wrong turn during his tour when he packed the house at Kansas City's Sprint Center last spring.
4. The food here is terrible.
I can't think of a single good reason why someone would want to make a stop in Missouri for some award-winning BBQ food. Can you?
5. The views aren't anything special.
Who cares that by standing on top of Taum Sauk Mountain, you'll be standing at the state's high point? The view really isn't that great, anyways.
5. Even Kansas City's skyline is boring.
Nope, nothing amazing to see here.
6. Same with St. Louis...boring.
Do you want to take a picture with this skyline as a backdrop? I know I don't.
7. Speaking of St. Louis, the Gateway Arch really isn't that cool.
Only 4 million tourists visit it each year, so it must be pretty lame.
8. It's a landlocked state.
We're nowhere near any oceans and we don't have any of the Great Lakes. We may have a few crystal clear rivers like the St. Francis River, Black River, and Current River, but none of them are worth swimming in or floating on.
9. It's just a bunch of cornfields and wide open spaces.
I'd much rather spend a summer day in an overpopulated city that reaks of air pollution than take in a gust of this fresh air, wouldn't you?
10. You'll waste too much time inside the free museums.
The St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri State Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are just a few of the museums in Missouri with free entry. Save money and experience a bit of culture? Well, that sounds terrible.
11. The sporting events aren't worth traveling to see.
If you're cheering for the away team, I wouldn't step foot inside a stadium for a Missouri team. For example, look at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. Now does that look like an enjoyable place to watch a summer baseball game to you?
Hopefully, this list of reasons will have out-of-town visitors convinced that Missouri is truly just a flyover state. Really, there’s nothing to see or do here. Can you think of any other reason why Missouri has absolutely nothing to offer? Feel free to share in the comments below.