August 10th is Missouri’s 197th birthday! On this day in 1821, Missouri became the 24th state in the Union. To celebrate our great state, here are 12 reasons why Missouri is the BEST state in the nation!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Happy Birthday, Missouri — you only get better with age!
How do you plan to celebrate being a Missourian? What makes you proud to be from the Show Me State? Tell us in the comments below!
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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