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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 this National Park Service property, the silvery, shimmering Gateway Arch is…
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…
Wildlife Reserve in Medicine Park

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

The 59,202-acre Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge protects bison, elk, longhorn cattle and a super-active prairie dog town. Wildlife is abundant; observant drivers might even see a spindly, palm-sized tarantula tipt…
Top Choice Historic Site in Western Oklahoma

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

On November 27, 1868, George Custer’s troops launched a dawn attack on the peaceful village of Chief Black Kettle. It was a slaughter of men, women, children and domestic animals, an act some would say led to karmic…
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 Tulsa

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Tulsa's beautiful Union Station is filled with sound again, but now it's melodious as opposed to cacophonous. During the first half of the 20th century, Tulsa was literally at the crossroads of American music with p…
Top Choice Historic Site in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Wounded Knee Massacre Site

The massacre site, 16 miles northeast of Pine Ridge town, is marked by a faded sign. It helps to read up on the events before you arrive. The mass grave, often frequented by people looking for donations, sits atop t…
Top Choice Museum in Kansas

Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

Possibly the most surprising sight in Kansas, this amazing museum captures the race to the moon better than any museum on the planet. Absorbing displays and artifacts such as the Apollo 13 command module will enthra…
Historic Building in Bartlesville

Price Tower

You can tour the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed skyscraper ever built, the 1956, 221ft Price Tower Arts Center. Inside and out it is like Architectural Digest meets the Jetsons. Wright shopped the design around fo…
Top Choice Landmark in Wall

Wall Drug

Hyped for hundreds of miles, Wall Drug is a surprisingly enjoyable stop. It really does have 5¢ coffee, free ice water, good donuts and enough diversions and come-ons to warm the heart of schlock-lovers everywhere.…