Next top Must-Attend Events in Missouri

With its rolling hills and plentiful waterways, Missouri is a state filled with natural beauty and tempting environments. As the Gateway to the West, Missouri is also home to a rich history born from its position as an outpost of the American frontier. Travelers can find plenty of activities and adventures to keep them occupied, from festivals and events to museums, parks and more.

  • Kansas City Royals
    Kansas City

    There's nothing more American than a good old fashioned ballgame and the KC Royals host home games from April through October at Kauffman Stadium.

    Mar- Oct (annual)

    Where: Kansas City, Missouri in Kansas City

  • Step back in time and visit medieval England anytime on a weekend from Labor Day through Columbus Day. Each weekend features a different theme and features the character recreations of hundreds of costumed participants. See live shows, meet the royal family, watch knights joust and enjoy a variety of traditional and modern day cuisine samplings along with a unique marketplace filled with craftsman.

    September 3rd through October 16th, 2016

    Where: in BONNER SPRINGS

  • Ring in fall as the community reverts back to Victorian times and presents a variety of live demonstrations exhibiting typical crafts created back in the day. Enjoy foods prepared on historic wood stoves, watch street performers and view the arts and crafts. There are also a number of activities planned for younger guests during this October weekend event.

    October 15th-16th, 2016

    Where: in Hannibal

  • Step back in time to the days of the Wild West when visiting this six-week event that begins in the middle of September. See plenty of cowboys and horses performing a variety of western stunts that include trick riding and shooting contests along with presentations of western art, poetry and a long line-up of other western related events.

    September 14 - October 29, 2016

    Where: Branson, Missouri in Branson

Top Things to Do in Missouri

The Gateway Arch is one of Missouri's most recognized icons. Located in St. Louis, the arch is made from stainless steel and is 630 feet tall and wide. Directly below the arch, guests can explore the visitor center to learn more about the monument, and they can also take a tram or elevator ride to the top of the arch.

The National World War I Museum, located in Kansas City, is housed underneath the Liberty Memorial and tells the story of America's involvement in the Great War. The museum is the second-largest museum dedicated to World War I in the world and houses a variety of interactive exhibits, period uniforms, weapons, tanks and more.

The city of Branson is a major destination for visitors of all ages. The city is home to many major theaters and is the permanent home of many famous singers, musicians, dancers, acrobats and other performers. While in Branson, visitors can also check out Silver Dollar City, a theme park with an 1880s theme. In addition to roller coasters, visitors can also explore fun houses and ride a train. Guests can also take a guided tour of Marvel Cave, located below the theme park.

The Bonne Terre Mines was once the largest lead mine in the world. Today, the site is home to a museum and guided tours. The lowest levels of the mines have been flooded with water, creating the world's largest freshwater dive resort. The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, located in Hannibal, was the childhood home of famed author Mark Twain. Today, the site houses a museum dedicated to the American author and includes artifacts and exhibits from Twain's life.

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