Attractions

Top Choice Monument in St Louis

Gateway Arch & Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

As a symbol for St Louis, the Arch has soared above any expectations its backers could have had in 1965 when it opened. The centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (a National Park Service property)…
Top Choice Park in St Louis

Forest Park

New York City may have Central Park, but St Louis has the bigger (by 528 acres) Forest Park. The superb, 1371-acre spread was the setting of the 1904 World's Fair. It's a beautiful place to escape to and is dotted w…
Top Choice Museum in Kansas City

National WWI Museum

Enter this impressive modern museum on a glass walkway over a field of red poppies, the symbol of the trench fighting. Through detailed and engaging displays, learn about a war that is almost forgotten by many Ameri…
Top Choice Museum in St Louis

City Museum

Possibly the wildest highlight to any visit to St Louis is this frivolous, frilly fun house in a vast old shoe factory. The Museum of Mirth, Mystery & Mayhem sets the tone. Run, jump and explore all manner of ex…
Top Choice Museum in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Giant badminton shuttlecocks (the building represents the net) surround this encyclopedic museum, which has standout European painting, photography and Asian art collections. With free entry, a gorgeous sculpture ga…
Top Choice Museum in Kansas City

College Basketball Experience

Really a gussied-up basketball hall of fame, this interactive (and entirely overstimulating) exhibition lets you try free throws or pretend you're an announcer calling them. It's connected to the glitzy Sprint Cente…
Top Choice State Park in The Ozarks

Echo Bluff State Park

With lush forests and stunning facilities befitting a top-tier national park, Echo Bluff is a true Ozarks highlight. Opened in 2016, this new state park has a soaring stone lodge, spacious cabins and ample camping o…
Top Choice Museum in Hannibal

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

This museum presents eight buildings, including two homes Twain lived in and that of Laura Hawkins, the real-life inspiration for Becky Thatcher. Be sure to check out the Twain-inspired Norman Rockwell paintings at …
Top Choice Museum in Kansas City

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

This comprehensive museum covers the lesser-known history of African American teams, such as the KC Monarchs and New York Black Yankees, that flourished until baseball became fully integrated. It's part of the Museu…
Top Choice Museum in Independence

Truman Presidential Museum & Library

There are thousands of objects, including the famous 'The Buck Stops Here!' sign, from the man who led the US through one of its most tumultuous eras. More than that, the museum provides a vivid snapshot of America …