In all the 13 years that Fabgrandpa and I traveled in our RV, we never got to Missouri. I don’t remember consciously thinking that I didn’t want to go there, because we had traveled through Missouri when we drove our hot shot delivery truck. It was a beautiful state that I could see out the windshield of our Dodge Ram pick up truck, with rolling hills and gorgeous scenery. I decided to make a list of what I would go see in Missouri if I could get back up there someday.
I think Branson tops the list for anyone who is considering going to Missouri. With many music venues offering diverse music options, I would go to listing to live music and have a drink or two. I’d like to hear the Credence Clearwater Revivial tribute, and see the Herman’s Hermits show. HH was my heart throb group when I was 13. Swoon! I think I might like to try going on a zipline if I could do it. Wheeeeee!
Gateway Arch Park
Of course I would have to go to St. Louis, and visit Gateway Arch Park. How could a person even think about going to Missouri and not seeing the Arch?
The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world’s tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri’s tallest accessible building. Wikipedia
If I got to St. Louis, I would also have to go visit my friend, Virginia, who lives there.
Back in the 90’s, Fabgrandpa and watched a documentary about building the bridge over the Mississippi River from Alton, Illinois to West Alton, Missouri. I want to go there and take pictures of the bridge, and drive across it a couple of times. Besides watching it being built, the Clark Bridge is one of the coolest bridges I have ever seen in pictures. I want to see it in person.
An old friend of ours was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. I have never been there, but I love the name of the town. It just oozes “southern United States”, even if Missouri is more mid-west than south. I would love to go and sit on the banks of the Mississippi River with a cane pole and try my luck catching a catfish. Fort D is a Civil War-era fort alongside the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau that I would like to see. The Steele Crest Winery would be a great place to unwind, have a salad or sandwich, and a glass of wine.
Those are my picks for a visit to the state of Missouri. What would you want to see if you went to Misouri?