Missouri February 27, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Missouri’s Waterfalls
Spring is almost here! Time to take the car out and head on a little road trip full of waterfall adventures. Here are some of Missouri’s most gorgeous waterfalls with a few places to stop in between. To see the full route and directions, click
Hickory Canyon - Ste. Genevieve
Hickory Canyon Natural Area is home to 541 native vascular plant species and 152 bryophyte, not to mention a gorgeous waterfall.
Maramec Spring Park - St. James
Meramec Spring is the fifth largest spring in Missouri and is a premier fishing spot for trout. The man-made waterfall rushes from the spring.
Spend the night at the Painted Lady Bed & Breakfast in St. James.
Not too far from Maramec Spring Park, you'll find this beautiful Victorian Dollhouse. Choose a homey room and enjoy luxury amenities and an open kitchen at this adorable bed and breakfast. For rooms and rates, click
1127 S Jefferson St.
St James, MO 65559
Grand Falls - Joplin
Grand Falls is the largest continuously flowing waterfall in Missouri and is located on Shoal Creek, just south of Joplin.
Before leaving Joplin, grab a bite to eat at Eagle Drive-In.
Eagle Drive-In serves the best burgers and subs in the area. It may not look like much from the inside, but your taste buds will be blown away by these savory entrees.
4224 Hearnes Blvd.
Joplin, MO 64804
Dogwood Canyon - Lampe
Explore the 10,000-acre paradise that is the Dogwood Nature Center. Hike the trails, explore a tree house, ride with bison or just take a stroll past one of their gorgeous waterfalls.
After leaving Dogwood Canyon, spend the night in a cozy cabin at Tall Pines near Branson.
The Tall Pines Resort in Branson has a number of cabins you can choose to rent from, depending on how big your party is. To book a cabin, click
1237 State Hwy UU
Blue Eye, MO 65611
Hodgson Water Mill Waterfall - Dora
Another gorgeous waterfall connected to a spring. Both the waterfall and the water mill are a photographer's dream when it comes to capturing the most gorgeous nature shot.
Mina Sauk Falls - Ironton
End the trip by visiting Mina Sauk Falls, which is the tallest waterfall in Missouri. While hiking at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, you'll also come across the state's highest point of elevation.
Waterfalls are just one of the many fantastic features of Missouri to explore and it’d be a shame to only just see one! Have you been to any of these places before? Feel free to share with us which one was your favorite in the comments below!