Our family is currently planning a cross-country roadtrip for either 2014 or 2015 (mostly depending on the temperament of our newest addition!). While our focus is on southwestern Utah, where we lived for two years after getting married and where our oldest daughter was born, we hope to use our travel time to explore other great destinations along the way.
A week ago, I wouldn’t have included Missouri on that list, but the more I learn about this beautiful state (and its 51 state parks and dozens of museums and historical sites!), the more convinced I am that it needs to be a big part of our plans!
If we had a few days to stop and explore, I’d want to visit the homes of both Laura Ingalls Wilder and Mark Twain (and of course we’d have to read Little House on the Prairie, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer again before we go!).
And if you’re gonna be in St. Louis, you have to get your picture taken in front of the Gateway Arch, right?
We’d need at least two days in the St.. Louis area to see everything we want to see, plus a day to explore Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home and museum, and I’d love to add at least one day for outdoor adventures like this Arcadia Valley Serenity tour!
Visit the Missouri Divison of Tourism for more pictures and information to help you plan your trip!