The Natural Playground In Missouri That Will Make You Feel A Million Miles Away From It All
It’s easy to explore the great outdoors in Missouri. We have so many free parks to visit that are full of awe-inspiring natural elements. One of Missouri’s most popular state parks is tucked away in the Ozarks. Although it’s quite a drive for most Show Me State residents, this natural playground is one of the most unique sites in the state. Featuring huge pink rocks, 150 year old carvings, an old quarry lake, and an abandoned engine house, there’s so much to do and see at Elephant Rocks State Park.
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Have you been to Elephant Rocks State Park? Did you enjoy hiking and climbing around the rocks? Tell us about your visit 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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