Missouri February 08, 2017
7 Of Missouri’s Most Beautiful Man-Made Creations Are Hiding In Plain Sight
Missouri is full of beauty, some of which is made by Mother Nature and some of which is made by man. In addition to these amazing
man-made wonders, check out the breathtaking spots listed below in the Show-Me State.
1. Alley Spring Mill - Eminence
When it was first constructed, Alley Spring Mill served as a grain mill that converted wheat into flour using water power.
Eminence, MO 65466
2. Missouri State Capitol - Jefferson City
The Missouri State Capitol houses the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. Senate of Missouri. In addition to its political importance, it also boasts stunning architectural features. Its dome soars 238 feat above ground level with the Missouri River as its backdrop.
201 W. Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
3. Loose Park - Kansas City
During the warmer months, Loose Park is packed with grill-outs, joggers and sunbathers, alike. The 75-acre park features a Rose Garden, a playground, tennis courts and a trail along the outer area.
5200 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64112
4. Katy Trail - Machens to Clinton
The Katy Trail is a 268-mile-long rail trail that runs from Machens all the way to Clinton. After the rail line went out of service, this strip of land was converted into a beautiful recreational path for joggers, walkers and cyclists. To find the nearest trail head to you, click
5. Nathanael Greene Close Memorial Park - Springfield
This botanical garden features 21 gardens and horticulture collections with hundreds of plant varieties. They may not be wild plants, but you'll certainly go wild over how many unique plant species are grown here.
2400 S. Scenic Ave. Springfield, MO 65807
6. Liberty Memorial - Kansas City
The Liberty Memorial was completed in 1926 and is undoubtedly one of Kansas City's most iconic structures. It was built as a memorial for all of those who served in World War I.
2 Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64108
7. Smithville Lake - Smithville
Locals flock to this 7,190-acre reservoir in the summer to swim, kayak, boat and even paddleboard. It may be man-made, but it's one of the best natural spots near Kansas City to enjoy a sunny day outside.
4619 Chapel Rd.
Smithville, MO 64089
Where are some of your favorite man-made spots in Missouri? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.