Making Your Way Through Missouri

While making your way through Missouri, be sure to check out some of the most iconic places and amazing attractions "The Show Me State" has to offer.

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Sea Life Aquarium
Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium

Come nose to nose with more than 5,000 sea creatures featured at the Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City, MO. Hold a crab or touch a starfish in the Interactive Rockpool Experience. Take a stroll through the aquarium’s amazing underwater tunnel as sharks and stingrays swim overhead. 960 1280

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Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway

Get your motor revin’, and head to the Kansas Speedway. In addition to NASCAR and ARCA events, the Speedway occasionally hosts a driving school, where fans can get behind the wheel and try the 8-lap Rookie Experience. Not feeling that gung ho? Experience a real-life thrill by riding shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR-style stock car driven by a professional instructor for a 2-lap qualifying run. 960 1280

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Union Station

Union Station

Kansas City's Union Station, a railroad station and science museum, has a small, tranquil reflection pool in front. 960 1280

  

Kansas City BBQ

Kansas City BBQ

Don't leave Kansas City, MO, without tasting hickory-smoked Kansas City-style barbecue pork ribs. We suggest dining at BB's Lawnside Barbecue, LC's Barbeque, Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue, Gate's Bar-B-Q or Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue. 960 1280

  

Kaufman Stadium

Kaufman Stadium

For sports fans, we suggest you check out a Kansas City Royals baseball game at Kaufman Stadium. The team -- celebrating their 40th season at the stadium in 2012 -- has hosted more the 68 million fans since 1973. 960 1280

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KC Architecture

KC Architecture

Kansas City has some interesting architecture, including this Spanish-tiled staircase leading to a plaza. 960 1280

  

Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo

Visit these twin-sister lionesses at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri. Take an African Sky Safari, or check out the tiger exhibit and sensational sea lions. Other fun zoo activities include Kids Fun Fest, Pancakes for Penguins and the Kids Conservation Club. 960 1280

  

Hallmark Visitors Center

Hallmark Visitors Center

Season’s Greetings! Visit the Hallmark Visitors Center. The well-renowned greeting card company gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at greeting card production, and an insider’s perspective on how a bow machine works. Take a look at the Hallmark Art Collection, and visit the Hallmark Hall of Fame to view more than 60 years of award-winning television programming. 960 1280

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Penn Valley Park

Penn Valley Park

Penn Valley Park, also the location for the Kansas City Scout statue, is a great place to view the city's downtown. 960 1280

  

Liberty Memorial

Liberty Memorial

The Liberty Memorial houses the National World War I Museum and is a memorial to fallen soldiers. 960 1280

  

Country Club Plaza

Country Club Plaza

This beautiful JC Nichols Fountain is in the center of Kansas City’s upscale shopping district and residential neighborhood, Country Club Plaza. Head here for 15 blocks of shopping at high-end stores, including Burberry, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co. and Anthropologie. 960 1280

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Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussaud

Madame Tussaud

At Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in New York City’s Times Square, is a wax figure that’s not instantly recognizable to the average visitor. But Madame Tussaud’s intelligence and innate talent helped her launch one of the world’s most unique art forms. 960 1280

  

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum has roots dating back to Paris in 1770. There, the museum’s namesake learned the art of wax modeling from her mentor, Dr. Philippe Curtius. In 2000, a Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum opened in Times Square. 960 1280

  

Municipal Archives in New York City

Municipal Archives in New York City

At the Municipal Archives in New York City is a black and white negative that contains an image of a deadly weapon used in a sinister plot. How was one woman enlisted to become an unlikely assassin and what became of the man who orchestrated this bizarre tale of love and revenge? 960 1280

  

Municipal Archives in New York City

Municipal Archives in New York City

New York’s Municipal Archives was founded in 1950 and is home to records, census data and directories that help its patrons research their family history. 960 1280

  

San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum

On the grounds of the San Diego Air & Space Museum stands a colossal missile. When a corrosion problem threatened to ground this powerful projectile for good, the search for a solution led to the creation of one of the country’s most common household products: WD-40. 960 1280

  

San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park has more than 120 pieces of aircrafts in their collection. 960 1280

  

Money Museum

Money Museum

At the Money Museum in Colorado Springs, CO, is a tiny 5-cent piece that has become one of the world’s most valuable coins, worth over $3.1 million today. 960 1280

  

Money Museum

Money Museum

The Money Museum at the American Numismatic Association houses a number of galleries dedicated to the association’s comprehensive collection of coins and paper money. 960 1280

  

The Kansas Museum of History

The Kansas Museum of History

The Kansas Museum of History in Topeka houses a 6-foot-long rusted piece of metal with a sharp point, known as the John Brown Pike. This artifact was part of an infamous armed rebellion that put the nation firmly on the road to war. 960 1280

  

The Kansas Historical Society

The Kansas Historical Society

The Kansas Historical Society was founded in 1875, and today, the museum sits on 80 acres of land devoted to preserving the state’s great history. 960 1280

  

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

This model of a flour mill dust collector was created after the dust-ignited explosion at the Minneapolis, MN, Washburn A Mill in 1878, increasing the safety of future flour mill workers. 960 1280

  

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Located on the Mississippi River, the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN, is built into the ruins of the world’s largest flour mill with many of the mill’s original features still in tact. 960 1280

  

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