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The Ultimate Travel Guide of Missouri

This is a guest post written by Daniella from ILIKETODABBLE.COM


If you are looking to travel to the show me state this summer, I have got a treat for you! Since I

am from Missouri and based out of St. Ann, I know all the best tips and tricks for the ultimate

budget travel guide of Missouri. I know all the best places to go to that are either free or cost

next to nothing. It is so incredibly easy to have a fun vacation in Missouri, as there are endless

amounts of attractions to go to that won’t make you weep when looking at your bank account

upon leaving.

It is so incredibly easy to have a fun vacation in Missouri, as there are endless amounts of

attractions to go to that won’t make you weep when looking at your bank account upon leaving.

Lets first talk about the places that offer the most amount of fun things to do for free. Missouri

has so many prime spots where people tend to flock to so in response to that amount of traffic of

people coming and going, the cities have to have something to offer. St. Louis, Springfield, The

Ozarks, Kansas City and Jefferson City and the biggest areas that offer the most to do that will fit

right into your budget, no problem.

Here are my top free things to do from the best spots in Missouri.

St. Louis, Missouri

Forest Park and The Zoo

Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States, with 1,371 acres of trails, fountains, museums, and the best zoo in the United States. The St. Louis Zoo is world renowned with 90 acres and 18,000 exotic animals. The best part is all of this is absolutely free! But there may be a charge for any certain special exhibits, just keep that in mind. However, admission to The Zoo is 100% free.

Springfield, Missouri

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World draws more than 4 million visitors each year and is the most visited single attraction in all of Missouri. You don’t even have to buy anything at Bass Pro to have a great time with their 30,000 gallon saltwater fish tank and window shopping. Take the family for budget friendly fun!

Lake Of The Ozarks, Missouri

The Lake Of The Ozarks is pretty hard to go to for absolutely free with hotel fees, outlet malls, and boat rentals but there is a ton of free fun things to do if you know where to look.

Ha Ha Tonka

Ha Ha Tonka is one of those spots I stumbled across one day searching for somewhere to hike on the way back to St. Louis from the Lake Of The Ozarks. There are the gorgeous natural springs located at the bottom of the park that you can either drive to hike to. The architecture and breathtaking scenery combined to make Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of Missouri’s most treasured spots.

Kansas City, Missouri

The Money Museum

One of the free attractions in Kansas City (the Missouri side of Kansas City) is the Money Museum. It is so incredibly interesting. You can lift a gold bar worth $400,000 dollars and might be the only time in your life that you hold that much money all at once! This one is definitely a must see!

Jefferson City, Missouri – The Capital!

Missouri State Museum

Being the state capital, Jefferson City offers tons of free options for site seeing and museum walking. The Missouri State Museum admission is free and located inside the ‘Capitol’. Visit the museum and take in all of the great history Missouri has. There are a few hidden gems here you don’t want to miss!



Hello, my name is Daniella and I am the creator of ILIKETODABBLE because I like to dabble! I am a systems and software analyst by day and blogger by night. I enjoy blogging because with my web development background, playing around with WordPress and the potential of my site is exhilarating! I like to experiment with everything I do and try as many new things as possible. I wanted to create an online social experiment with the idea of not only expanding my own mind but others’ minds as well. And with that idea, I created the blog ILIKETODABBLE. A blog mostly about frugal/thrifty living and blogging to help other bloggers like me! But the blog will also feature an array of other categories as suggested by the readers :). Happy blogging!
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