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 and Mayhem sets the tone. Run, jump and explore all manner of exhi…
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 St Louis

Missouri History Museum

Presents the story of St Louis, starring such worthies as the World's Fair, Charles Lindbergh (look for the sales receipt for his first plane – he bought it at a variety store!) and a host of bluesmen. Oral historie…
Top Choice Museum in St Joseph

Patee House Museum

Still imposing, the 1858 Patee House has had a long and historic life. Next door, the outlaw Jesse James was killed at what is now the Jesse James Home Museum (adult/child $4/2). The fateful bullet hole is still in …
Top Choice Museum in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

The story of America's worst incident of domestic terrorism is told at this poignant museum, which avoids becoming mawkish and lets the horrible events speak for themselves. The outdoor Symbolic Memorial has 168 emp…
Top Choice Historic Site in Deadwood

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Calamity Jane (born Martha Canary; 1850–1903) and Wild Bill Hickok (1847–76) rest side by side up on Boot Hill at the very steep cemetery. Entertaining bus tours leave hourly from Main St.
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 Historic Building in Independence

Truman Home

See the simple life Harry and Bess lived in this basic but charming wood house. It is furnished with their original belongings and you fully expect the couple to wander out and say hello.Tour tickets are sold at the…
Top Choice Museum in Independence

National Frontier Trails Museum

Gives a compelling look at the tough life for the pioneers along the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails; many began their journey in Independence. You'll learn that a pioneer 'met his elephant' when he realized …
Top Choice Museum in Amana Colonies

Amana Heritage Museum

Offers a good overview of the colonies. Ask about the cell phone tours.