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Discover Outdoor Fun in Missouri, America's Best Trails State.

The title of "Best Trails State" was bestowed by American Trails, a national nonprofit organization working on behalf of the nation's hiking, biking and riding trails. The award, announced in April 2013, is presented every two years to the state that has made tremendous contributions to promoting and improving its trails.


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Americas Best Value Inn

A family of 1,000 inns, hotels and suites throughout North America, all offering hometown pride, quality and exceptional value. AmericasBestValueInn.com, 888-315-2378


Travel green on Amtrak. Relax and enjoy wide reclining seats. Ride the rails across beautiful Missouri. Kids’ and senior fares available. For info call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com.

Best Western Branson Inn - Silver Dollar City

Located next to Silver Dollar City, with a free shuttle to the park. 417-338-2141, BestWesternBransonInn.com

Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos

Nestled in the Ozark foothills, the Black Madonna Shrine is a welcome tonic for the soul. Hand built by a Franciscan Monk. FranciscanCaring.org, 636-938-5361

Branson Indian Point Resorts

Condos, cabins, cottages on Table Rock Lake by Silver Dollar City & Branson. Docks, boats, pools, playgrounds. Entertainment packages with tickets. 800-888-1891, IndianPoint.com

Branson Lakes Area

Live shows, outdoor adventure, Silver Dollar City, Titanic Museum, Branson Landing, historic downtown! Order an Official Vacation Guide. ExploreBranson.com, 877-BRANSON

Cape Girardeau

Whatever your expectations might be – Rich History, Family Fun, Great Outdoors – make your next destination: Cape Girardeau! 800-777-0068. VisitCape.com. You’ve arrived!


Carthage is a unique crossroad of history, art & inspiration with grand architecture & the world’s only Precious Moments Chapel. Explore visitcarthage.com or call 866-357-8687.


Experience our greatest things. Embrace your inner genius as you travel along Hwy. 36, the Way of American Genius. Magnificent murals, superb shopping, delicious dining and much more. VisitChillicothe.com, 877-224-4554

City Museum

Explore a surrealistic playground that’s part museum, part jungle gym. Recycled items become slides, tunnels, caves and more. Perfect for all ages. 314-231-CITY, CityMuseum.org


Great people, by nature. ClintonMO.com

Crown Center

Enjoy outdoor ice skating, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree, SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Center this winter, all within steps of your hotel room. CrownCenter.com


Known for barbecue, antique shops & malls; located in a county w/many historic places, recreational & conservation areas, and the Stars and Stripe Museum. Check us out at VisitDexter.com.

Drury Hotels

Save up to $500 to top Kansas City and St. Louis attractions! Call 800-325-0517 for free Vacation Savings or print coupons at KCVacationSavings.com, StLouisVacations.com.

Explore Sedalia

• Missouri State Fair • Daum Museum of Contemporary Art • Katy Trail State Park • Bothwell Historical Site • Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts ...and much more!! 800-827-5295 visitsedaliamo.com/

Free Branson Show Tickets

Call in for your two free Branson show tickets. No Timeshare or catch. Call 888-981-2596 or visit BransonShowTickets.com/free-tickets to claim your no obligation tickets.

Glore Psychiatric Museum

Nationally recognized as “one of the 50 most unusual Museums in the country,” the Glore Psychiatric Museum takes visitors across the wide span of historical treatment of mental illness. Exhibits illustrate the changing face of psychiatric treatment and present the history of “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2” hospital. www.stjosephmuseum.org/museums/glore


Write your own story when you visit Mark Twain’s hometown! Museums, caves, shopping, festivals, local libations and a historic downtown await! VisitHannibal.com, 573-221-2477


Voted Missouri’s most beautiful town, Hermann is a perfect Wine Country getaway. Explore the Wine Trail, stroll the historic district, relax at a B&B. VisitHermann.com, 800.932.8687.

Historic Boonville

Visit our historic sites, bike the Katy Trail, tour Warm Springs Ranch, home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. Come visit and “Discover Our Treasures.” GoBoonville.com, 660-882-3967

Historic Washington

Experience Washington, Missouri’s river town charm. washmo.org, 888-7WASHMO

Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville

Enjoy our all-new casino floor, three great restaurants and 140 hotel rooms. Visit IsleOfCapriCasinos.com or call 800-THE-ISLE to make reservations.

Jefferson City

Experience outdoor adventure and holiday tradition in what Rand McNally named “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town!” Request a brochure today at VisitJeffersonCity.com.


Joplin offers the market for the boutique and chic shopper. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. Shop Joplin! visitjoplinmo.com, 800.657.2534


Missouri’s North Star hosts annual festivals: July 4th, Round Barn Blues, Red Barn Arts, Bacon Fest & Blue Grass. Enjoy outdoor fun, hunting and fishing. VisitKirksville.com, 660-665-3766

Lake of the Ozarks

Reconnect with loved ones at the Lake of the Ozarks. Centrally located in the beautiful northern Ozarks with year-round attractions, events and festivals, we’re so much more than just a summer destination. Visit funlake.com/mof or call 800-FUN-LAKE.

Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail

Enjoy mid-America’s premier golf destination, with 13 courses & 234 holes of golf variety & fun in a sparkling lake setting. 800-490-8474, LakeOfTheOzarks, GolfVacations.com


Fishing, camping, canoeing, Route 66 heritage, shopping and scenic beauty. Come enjoy Bennett Spring State Park. Getaway to memories in Lebanon. 866-LEBANON, LebanonMo.org

Legends Outlets Kansas City

Featuring nearly 75 designer and name-brands including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, J.Crew and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, shoppers enjoy savings of up to 65 percent off retail prices every day. legendsshopping.com

Meramec Caverns

America’s largest and rarest cave formations. Cave offers tours, cafe, gift shop, motel, campgrounds, canoes, riverboat rides, zipline tours & more! 800-676-6105, AmericasCave.com


Plan your fall getaway at VisitMO.com

Missouri Choice Hotels

You asked. We listened. Book early at ChoiceHotels.com/missouri-hotels or call 877-424-4777 and get our Best Available rate.

Missouri Department of Conservation

We help make Missouri a great place to live. We conserve and protect our state's great outdoors. mdc.mo.gov, 573-522-4115

Missouri State Fair

Events, craft and trade shows, camping, receptions, meetings, livestock events and more! 2015 Missouri State Fair Aug. 13-23 in Sedalia. 800-422-FAIR (3247), mostatefair.com

Myer Hotels

Six award-winning hotels in the entertainment area of Branson. Lots of amenities. Satisfaction guaranteed. For reservations or information call 866-837-3777 or visit MyerHotels.com.

National World War I Museum

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. theworldwar.org

Platte County

Vintage charm, contemporary KC spirit! River towns, Harley-Davidson plant, wine trails, brewpubs, antiques, farmers markets, casino — see more at VisitPlatte.com.

Pointe Royale Condo & Golf Resort, Branson

1–4 bdrm condo nightly rental, golf, tennis, fitness rm, in/outdoor pools, fishing, dining, meetings. Buy show packages. 800-962-4710, PointeRoyale.com


Catch The Horse exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, shop local boutiques, choose from a variety of restaurants and wrap up the day with a game of bocce ball or a movie in a luxury theater. VisitPrairiefire.com

Pulaski County

Easy to find, easy to love. Family vacation, girls getaway, outdoor adventure, Route 66 enthusiast — we have what you seek. Free visitor guide at 877-858-8687 or PulaskiCountyUSA.com.


Boasts scenic waterways for canoeing, camping and fishing. Discover the area’s wineries. Get your kicks on Route 66; Rolla captures the spirit of the Mother Road. VisitRolla.com, 888-809-3817

Saint Charles

Discover Missouri’s largest historic district. Enjoy unique shopping, great dining and historic attractions in a charming, nostalgic setting. 800-366-2427, HistoricStCharles.com

Saint Louis Art Museum

One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections of art from virtually every culture and time period. Admission is free to all every day. Slam.org

Saint Louis Zoo

Apes, penguins & polar bears! Visit the new Polar Bear Point and take a ride on the Conservation Carousel and Emerson Zooline Railroad. Free general admission. 800-966-8877, StLZoo.org

Showboat Branson Belle

All aboard America’s most entertaining dinner cruise for a new variety show, three-course meal and two-hour cruise on Table Rock Lake. 800-775-2628, ShowboatBransonBelle.com

Sight and Sound Theatre

For 2015, Jonah! A completely immersive experience, Jonah will astound and captivate the young and young-at-heart alike. Visit Sight-Sound.com or call 800-377-1277.


Where cotton is king & southern hospitality awaits you. Enjoy great food, festivals & music. For free visitors guide & events calendar call 888-309-6591 or go to visitsikeston.com.

Silver Dollar City

Discover 10 family adventures in an all-new area, festival entertainment like the Harlem Globetrotters during summer, 100 craftsmen and 40 shows! 800-831-4386, SilverDollarCity.com


Where metropolitan charisma blends with Midwestern charm, unique attractions, great food and more. Call 800-678-8767 or visit SpringfieldMo.org to request a free visitor guide.

Springfield, Missouri

Enter to win a vacation to Springfield, Missouri, brought to you by the city’s Convention & Visitors Bureau.

St. Joseph

Make some unforgettable memories in St. Joseph, MO. Home to 13 museums, 12 annual festivals, & a thriving arts culture. 800-604-4600 or stjomo.com to request a free guide.

St. Louis

St. Lou is...All Within Reach. For a complete listing of where to stay, and what to see and do in St. Louis, visit explorestlouis.com.

Ste. Genevieve

A hidden gem an hour from St. Louis! 1790s historic homes, quaint shops, B&Bs, wineries, fine dining, museums, festivals and microbreweries. Missouri’s Oldest Town. VisitSteGen.com

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake is the perfect family getaway any season of the year. Go to VisitTableRockLake.com to track our fall color and holiday events!

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Located on Lake of the Ozarks. Fun for the whole family! Activities include indoor waterpark, golf, boating, swimming, horseback riding, spa & more. 800-826-8272, Tan-Tar-A.com

Visit KC

From dazzling light displays to a rich tradition of holiday entertainment, it’s no wonder that KC has earned a reputation for its seasonal charm. visitkc.com

West Plains

Plan your vacation to the Ozarks. Visit historic mills, natural springs, rivers & lakes, a historic downtown, specialty shops & antique stores. 888-256-8835, WestPlains.net

YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood

A year-round, family getaway and conference center located 75 miles south of St. Louis, MO. Lodging, meals and most activities are included in our rates. TroutLodge.org

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