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Branson

Branson

Wholesome family entertainment and a huge 'music show' scene have made Branson an upstart tourist favorite in a few short years...

Jefferson

Jefferson

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Kansas City

Kansas City

Located very close to the geographic center of the United States and containing an extremely average-size population, Kansas Ci...

St Louis

St Louis

St. Louis claims the title "Gateway to the West", and so it is, but Missouri combines some of the best elements of the South, the ...

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When to visit:

Missouri’s peak tourist season lasts from late April to mid-October, but there’s outdoor fun to be had all-year. The crowds at the lakes are thickest in mid-summer. Fall constitutes a secondary tourist season in the Ozarks, and is a popular destination for those tired of the summer crowds. Winters are a good time in Missouri as well; this is a state that really puts on the dog around Christmas time. Spring also is a pleasant and little visited season in Missouri. Branson is the off-season tourism hotspot in Missouri, but the tourist season seems to extend itself every year.

Missouri Facts:

State Abbreviation: MO
State Capital: Jefferson City
Largest City: St. Louis
Area: 69,709 square miles (the 21st biggest state in the USA)
Missouri Population: 5,800,310 as of 2005
Industries: farming, mining aircraft equipment, cars, beer
Missouri Rivers: Mississippi River , Missouri River, Osage River
Missouri Lakes: Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Clearwater Lake, Lake Wappapello
Highest Point: Taum Sauk Mountain- 1,772 feet above sea-level
Origin of the Name: An Algonquian Indian word that means "river of the big canoes."
State Nickname: The Show Me State
State Motto: The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
State Song: Missouri Waltz