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What’s New

Brule: For over a decade, Brulé and the AIRO (American Indian Rock Opera) have been blending Native American sounds and rhythms to create a spectacular performance.
Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours: Branson's most exciting eco-adventure shows off views of the Ozark Mountains. 
Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest Garden: This 4.9-hectare expansion is the largest in Powell Gardens' history and is also the nation's largest "edible landscape." Learn about the journey of food from seed to plate. Kingsville.

Attractions
Gateway Arch: Tallest national monument in the U.S. The city's best known landmark and a popular tourist attraction. St. Louis.
Fantastic Caverns: First explored by 12 women answering a newspaper advertisement-seeking explorers. America's only ride-through cave is a family owned business. Springfield.
Jesse James FarmMissouri Tourism BoardJesse James Farm and Museum: Restored family home of the infamous brothers and a large collection of memorabilia. Kearney.
Kansas City Power & Light District: The Midwest’s premiere entertainment epicentre. Kansas City.
Stone Hill Winery: Established in 1847. Started out as the nation's second largest winery, it is now a world-class winery. Hermann.

Events
See The World In Branson (April-May), Branson. 
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival (June), Sedalia.
National Tom Sawyer Days (July), Hannibal. 
Santa Cali Gon Days Festival (September), Independence. 

Places
Kansas City: Known for its swinging jazz, mouth-watering barbecues, visual and performing arts scenes, and more than 200 sparkling fountains.
St. Louis: The Gateway to the West boasts a wealth of attractions, entertainment and dining options.
Branson: Dubbed the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World”, with more than 100 live performances per day, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses and an award-winning theme park.
Independence:  Attractions include the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Home, Victorian Mansions, 1850s jail, the National Frontier Trails Museum, a historic Square, and religious sites.
St. Joseph: Where the Pony Express began and Jesse James met his end.  Missouri’s Wild West heritage comes alive here. 

Hidden Gems
Saint Charles: Features Historic Main Street, a 13-block stretch of downtown St. Charles with a bevy of shops, restaurants and businesses.
Ste Genevieve: This village located on the banks of the Mississippi River owes much of its historic charm and ambiance to the remarkable preservation of the features of the colonial settlement.
Jamesport:  Home of the largest Amish community in Missouri and the largest Old Order Amish Settlement west of the Mississippi. 

Did You Know?
State Motto: The Welfare of The People Shall Be The Supreme Law
State Flower: Hawthorn
State Bird: Bluebird

Fast Facts
Region: GREAT FRONTIER
America’s Byways: Crowley’s Ridge Parkway, Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road.
Direct Flights: Air Canada, United Airlines
Sales Tools: VisitMO newsletter (The Tourism Monitor), on-line Vacation Planner, image library, sample itineraries, destination DVDs, training PowerPoint presentations and maps. A new group travel trade page is available at VisitMO.ca
Info: Missouri Division of Tourism
1-800-519-2100
www.VisitMO.ca
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