Family Vacation Plans in Missouri #VisitM

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I realized the other day that I’ve never been to Missouri.  You might be thinking “well, that’s not so strange” but it kind of is, since one of my sisters lived there and was married there.  I also have friends there- some “real life” and some blogging friends, and I’d love to visit with them and connect in person.  Missouri also seems to be a very family friendly place to visit.  I was quite pleasantly surprised at just how much there is to do, even on a tight budget!

We love to explore when we travel.  We are not sit on the beach and sun ourselves kind of people, although anyone who knows me knows I did my fair share in high school and college.  We like to get out and explore, see and do what there is to find.  Hiking famous trails?  Yes, please.  Water activities?  Absolutely.  Animals? Of course! My husband and kids would be happy to just go fishing in a new spot daily- I’m fine with fishing, and I do enjoy it, I just don’t like to touch the worms.  Or the fish.  I guess I like to cast and reel the line in.  There’s apparently thousands of great hunting and fishing spots in Missouri.  Who knew? (Probably people in Missouri knew, I do realize that).

If we were to make a trip out to Missouri, I think we’d probably spend a week- a few days to chill and visit friends…and a few days just exploring.

Exploring Day 1:

Ever heard of a float trip? Me either.  Or rather, I hadn’t until today. I Bing’ed it and I want to go tomorrow. it. We’d do this on day 1.

Visit Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home.  My kids love the books and they love the show.  It would be a “must do” for us.

Exploring Day 2:

Visit St. Louis Zoo (it’s FREE!)

Visit Grant’s Farm

Exploring Day 3: See where the “Wild West Began;”  visit St. Joseph and Independence, Mo.

Exploring Day 4: Professional Sports Game (season dependent) and kid museum visit!

Definitely see “the Arch” and enjoy some barbecue!!

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  • i lived near there and the house and the place is great and then the zoo is fun tow

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  • Missouri is a great place…don’t just visit the big cities the small cities offer so much too. Roaring River State park is fun for kids with hiking, fishing, and feeding the fish (from the very small ones to the larger ones).

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  • the float trips look awesome and I love that they are from 3 hours to 7 days. So it fits any kind of family! :)

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  • I would LOVE to see Missouri one day. I have a goal to see all 50 states and this is one that I have yet to see.

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  • looks beautiful! Missouri is somewhere we have yet to vacay in…maybe one day!

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  • I have never been to Missouri, but soo want to go one day. This will go on my bucket list.. thanks for some tips on what to do when I finally get to go

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  • Missouri sounds like a great place to me. I’d love to go fishing there with my kids!

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  • I’d love to see the Laura Ingalls home someday!

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  • I’d love to see Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home! Loved the books and the tv show.

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  • I’m actually looking forward to doing much of what you said in MO too! Surprising at how many activity options there are!

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  • Sounds fun.. my family loves the outdoors, We would be with you and definatly do the float trip!

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  • What a beautiful picture. Sounds like a great trip!!

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  • I have this on our list to visit. I didn’t realize that the zoo was free. Score!

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  • my mom would love to see laura’s house, too, she watching the whole series every couple of years.

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  • The kids would love the zoo but Hubs would like some of that bbq!!

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  • I’d love to go to MO! Never been there either… The Float ride looks like a lot of fun!

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  • Half pint’s HOUSE?! No way! Count me in. I would LOVE to see that!

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  • I’m from Missouri and can help be your tour guide ;). Come to KC and go to Worlds of Fun with us!

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  • We love the Zoo and Grants Farm! Also, visit the Purina farms too. It’s a lot of fun.

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  • There are so many places I ‘d love to visit! Looks beautiful!

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  • That does sound like a fun trip. I like the mix of outdoor activities and sightseeing, so a little something for everyone.

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  • Looks like a great itinerary! And you would love the float trip – nothing to do but relax and enjoy the outdoors. I live in KC (and actually create guides for local family travel here) so let me know if you ever need any info when heading to the area. A few great places in St. Joe’s would be the Pony Express Museum (wonderful for kids!) and the Patee House (great scavenger hunt and they have so much old west stuff in their museum).

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    • Oh the scavenger hunt sounds really neat!! thanks for popping by!

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