Missouri Destination a beautiful state in the American Midwest and generally termed as “Show Me State” which means one should back up its talk with a solid proof. This slogan is yet not termed as an official one but still it randomly appears on the licence plates. People of Missouri often boast about it and say that, “as I belong to Missouri thus it has to be shown”.
The state is a perfect blend of rural and urban culture and has been considered as a “Bellwether” state from a very long time. It comprises of 114 cities. The state is influenced by both Southern and Midwestern culture as it is majorly a border state.
Generally travellers do not hear much about the state but is well assured that a great welcome is awaited for all. Tourism is said to be trickled when compared to the other Western or Eastern States and this is specifically reflected in the behaviour of the local people and the treatment done towards tourists. If you ever start a conversation with a local Missouri and mention the fact that you are unknown from the place they will pour you with fount of information and will be seen very happy and glad to do the same.
Some major fact about Missouri is that the capital city of the state is Jefferson City, official language of the state is English and the currency in use is US Dollars.
Among 114 cities the major tourist destinations are St Louis and Kansas City. St Louis on one hand has got so many attractions like the St Louis Zoo and the Magic House and they are considered to be the most popular one’s in the nation. There are many other attraction places like Botanical garden which is said to be the oasis for the nature lovers, the Butterfly house, the St Louis Art Museum and last but not the least the Crown Candy Kitchen where one can get to see the sample of some house made candies, ice creams and some delicious and mouth watering soups and salads. Kansas City on the other hand is mostly famous for various museums it also has lots of other adventures too like wile rides, fun & Live entertainment park, mouth watering food and some thrilling rides on the roller coaster. This place is also said to be the best place for water paradise as it is filled with wave pools, water slides, and other water sports.
With the dawn of the 20th century a lot of changes have occurred in the social lives of the people and this state has been influenced by those changes. The state has always played a major role in the evolution and origin of the country music. The people of the state have a great and a perfect taste about some exceptional music like Jazz, Blues and Ragtime. Branson has been specifically considered as the “Mecca for the country music”. While being warm and friendly the local residents of the state is been a part of the Midwestern, especially in the metropolitan areas. Though on the other side the state is still conservative and has no credulous attitude towards the rules and regulations of the state. The state has been remarkably admired for its rule “laissez fare” which is the famous regulation on tobacco and alcohol.
Some famous activities of Missouri Destination are Hiking, Horseback riding and Floating. These activities get on whenever there is a pleasant weather. While being in the state one must attend the first Friday art crawl in Kansas City which is splendid and cannot be explained or summed up in words. Also the state is famous for its barbeque; one should experience the same as almost all the cities of the state offer a splendid barbeque. Missouri Destination is considered to be a safe state so there is no much harm done but yet while being in the city they have to follow some specified rules and regulation and beside that the state can be explored easily.
|St. Louis Coordinates: 38°37′38″N 90°11′52″W|
|St. Louis Country||United States|
|St. Louis State||Missouri|
|St. Louis County||Independent City|
|St. Louis Metro||Greater St. Louis|
|St. Louis Settled||1703|
|St. Louis Founded||1764|
|St. Louis Incorporated||1822|
|St. Louis Government|
|- Type||Mayor–council government|
|- Mayor||Francis G. Slay (D)|
|St. Louis Area|
|- Independent City||66.2 sq mi (171.3 km2)|
|- Land||61.9 sq mi (160.4 km2)|
|- Water||4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)|
|St. Louis Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|St. Louis Population|
|- Independent City||356,587 (2,009) (52nd)|
|- Density||5,760.7/sq mi (2,223.1/km2)|
|- Metro||2,828,990 (2,009) (18th)|
|St. Louis Demonym||St. Louisan|
|St. Louis Time Zone||CST (UTC−6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC−5)|
|St. Louis Area Code(s)||314|
|St. Louis Website||http://stlouis.missouri.org/|
|Kansas City Coordinates: 39°06′35″N 94°35′19″W|
|Kansas City Country||United States|
|Kansas City State||Missouri|
|Kansas City Counties||Jackson
|Kansas City Incorporated||March 28, 1853|
|Kansas City Government|
|- Mayor||Mark Funkhouser|
|Kansas City Area|
|- City||318.0 sq mi (823.7 km2)|
|- Land||313.5 sq mi (812.1 km2)|
|- Water||4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)|
|- Urban||584.4 sq mi (1,513.6 km2)|
|Kansas City Elevation||910 ft (277 m)|
|Kansas City Population (2009)|
|- City||482,299 (35th)|
|- Density||1,538.4/sq mi (593.9/km2)|
|Kansas City Demonym||Kansas Citian|
|Kansas City Time Zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Kansas City ZIP Code||64101-64102, 64105-64106, 64108-64114, 64116-64134, 64136-64139, 64141, 64144-64158, 64161, 64163-64168, 64170-64172, 64179-64180, 64183-64185, 64187-64188, 64190-64199, 64944, 64999|
|Kansas City Area Code(s)||816|
|Kansas City FIPS Code||29-38000|
|Kansas City GNIS Feature ID||0748198|
|Kansas City Website||http://www.kcmo.org/|