Places like Anna's Bake Shop with lots of fresh baked goodies for sale, Rustic Cedar Furniture with its beautiful hand made furnishings, and the Amish Produce Auction Barn can be some of the unique stops in Jamesport. For more information and to find tour maps, please visit their website: Jamesport Missouri
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St. Joseph has many wonderful museums, art galleries, restaurants and shops where a person can spend more than just a few hours sightseeing. For history buffs, take a Civil War self-guided tour or Jesse James driving tour. For more information aboSt. Joseph Visitor's Center website.
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Now lets travel south to a city everyone knows. Kansas City. Shops, Nightlife, BBQ....Need we say more? This is one of the 'anchor' cities of the state with so many things to see, do, and experience that it would take multiple blog posts to write all about it. But here are some key highlights about the city.
|Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts|
Of course with professional sports a big part of K.C., there are the Kansas City Royals and later in the summer/into autumn the Kansas City Chiefs. For those looking to go golfing, K.C. has that too, lots of golf courses for those looking to tee up and practice their swing.
You may also want to check out one of the many special events or festival that take place during the summer months in Kansas City. For more information and to plan your Kansas City itinerary, which you can find on the Visit Kansas City website.
As we travel further south, we come to the Lake of the Ozarks region where again, there is so much to do at the lake that you will want to plan an extended stay in this area.
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For fun in the water, there is Big Surf Waterpark or...well...the lake. Lake of the Ozarks offers many fine boat cruises that can be booked and taken as well as places for people to launch their own watercraft.
For more information about fun at the lake, please visit their website- Lake of the Ozarks
As we conclude our journey down the western portion of the state we come to the Branson and Springfield area's. Here in the historic town of Springfield people can visit the historic downtown district with it's shops, restaurants, art galleries and more. For the outdoor enthusiast, you wont want to miss one of Bass Pro Shops largest stores in Springfield or the Archery Hall of Fame.
You can also visit the Missouri State University campus or take in a minor league baseball game with the Springfield Cardinals. For Civil War historians, visit the Battle of Carthage Historic Site or take the Battle of Springfield driving tour.
To see more of what to do, please visit the website for Springfield Tourism.
40 minutes to the south of Springfield you come to Branson Missouri which became famous many decades ago as the place to go and hear favorite country artists, many of which left the Nashville scene to build huge and beautiful concert halls in Branson.
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There is also lots of shopping, antiquing and wonderful restaurants in Branson and for more information about the area, please visit the Branson Visitors website.
No matter where your vacation this summer takes you in the Show Me state of Missouri, you need to book your lodging at one of the many fine Bed and Breakfast of Missouri today.