The state of Missouri offers a great mix of small communities and large major metropolises. The state is dominated by its cohabitation with the mighty Mississippi River, which has been its eastern companion forever. The river provides tremendous activities, festivals and social gatherings for the people that live along side the muddy shores of the massive river. Some cities have even grown and thrived thanks in large part to their proximity to the river. The most notable of these cities is St. Louis. Ascending to the top of the St. Louis Arch is a must if you happen to be in the city.
Another can’t miss St. Louis stop for beer fans is the Anheuser Busch brewery tour which allows thirsty patrons to see how their favorite beverage is made and even have a few samples at the end. On the other side of the state is the other major city in Missouri, Kansas City. Celebrate the western spirit that once inhabited the city. Kansas City is also one of the top destinations for top barbeque restaurants in the country.