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The Heart of the Heartland

Which Missouri masterpieces are calling you? Is it the Gateway Arch and cobblestone streets of St. Louis? Is it the sounds of Kansas City jazz echoing in the streets and the taste of KC barbecue on your tongue? Is it the crack of the bat at a Cardinals or Royals game? You can’t go wrong, no matter what you choose. This is Missouri, the heart of the heartland. You’ll find it all here – and you’ll be ready to come back for more as soon as you can.

Missouri Experience

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Explore Missouri

Nestled between St. Louis and Kansas City lies a vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Discover the beauty of the Ozark Mountains, and explore Mark Twain National Forest, where pristine lakes and rivers offer opportunities for boating, fishing, and kayaking. Don't miss the chance to explore the charming riverfront towns along the Missouri River, where historical sites, quaint shops, and riverboat cruises transport you to a bygone era.

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Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis beckons with a vibrant blend of history, culture, nature, and gastronomy, ensuring an unforgettable journey for every traveler. Wander through the lush oasis of Forest Park, home to the renowned St. Louis Zoo and the Art Museum. And you can’t visit St. Louis in the summer without catching a Cardinals game.

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Kansas City Dining

St. Louis and Kansas City offer vibrant culinary scenes to delight any food lover. In St. Louis, treat yourself to the iconic toasted ravioli at Charlie Gitto's, a beloved Italian eatery. For a sweet indulgence, try the city’s signature gooey butter cake at Park Avenue Coffee. In Kansas City, satisfy your barbecue cravings at Arthur Bryant's, renowned for their flavorful ribs. Q39 is another standout spot, known for its mouthwatering burnt ends. Wherever you go, a delicious experience is always on the menu.

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Downtown Kansas City

Immerse yourself in the captivating Kansas City jazz heritage by visiting the American Jazz Museum, where the vibrant rhythms and soulful melodies come alive. Discover artistic treasures at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Take a stroll through the Country Club Plaza, adorned with Spanish-inspired architecture and a myriad of shops and restaurants. To top off your visit, take in a mesmerizing performance at the renowned Kauffman Center, where music, theater, and dance converge to create unforgettable experiences.