Missouri Top 10 Attractions

6: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Here you will find Truman’s greatest accomplishments and peer into what it was like being the President of the United States. Plenty of artifacts and artist pieces are on display at this museum, covering both Truman’s life and US history. Don’t worry if you’re going into this museum without knowing much about Harry, there are guided tours and audio tours that will help you gain the best insight on what it was like back in the day and learn just how brilliant this man was.

Address: 500 W US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050

7: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
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Satisfy your craving for art and history right here at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Some of their most popular exhibitions include Edgar Degas Pastels, Echos: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists, and Living with Spirits: Decorating Homes in Traditional China. Learn about art and its history through the museum's educational programs for children and adults.

Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111

8: Titanic Museum

Titanic Museum

Branson's grand Titanic Museum will take you through the most magnificent, most popular ship of all time. As you enter the museum, you will be given a boarding pass so that you feel like "passengers" going on board the ship. You will get to experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and the grand staircase while surrounded by over 400 artifacts collected directly from the ship and its passengers. Learn more about the ill-fated crew at the Titanic Memorial Room then make sure to visit the Titanic Store to shop for unique souvenir items.

Address: 3235 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

9: Jefferson City

Jefferson City
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We couldn’t just pick one attraction in this beautiful city, Jefferson City is a lively and interesting setting. The official state capitol has plenty of museums, theaters, and galleries to keep you busy. It has some very noteworthy historic artifacts and famous buildings surrounding the state capitol building. Other popular attractions include: the Governor's Mansion, a stunning feat of architecture filled with exquisite interiors; the Missouri State Penitentiary, a somber and important part of Missouri history; and the Missouri State Museum itself, where you can find many natural and historic collections. Don’t forget to check out The Lewis & Clark Monument at the Lewis & Clark Trailhead Plaza, you’ll find it just outside the state capitol, it’s a one-of-a-kind sculpture that is admired for its beauty.

Address: Jefferson City, MO

10: Worlds of Fun

Worlds of Fun

The Worlds of Fun Theme Park elevates the description of fun and excitement to a whole new level. Go on the most thrilling, most hair-raising rides like the Patriot, the Mamba, and the Prowler. Enjoy family-themed rides like the Grand Carousel and the Worlds of Fun Railroad. Visit the Oceans of Fun Waterpark to enjoy their newly-renovated slide complex and wave pools for hours of unlimited fun and excitement for the entire family.

Address: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161

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